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Tales from Ashen Falls Audiobook

Tales from Ashen Falls: A Prelude to the Eighth God

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Publisher's Summary

Monsters are on the rise and Gods walk the streets of Ashen Falls in four stories that serve as a prelude to The Eighth God.

"Melress and The Fading Man"

A young half-elven boy is kidnapped by a children's nursery rhyme.

"The Doves Head Inn"

Someone wants to get their hands on The Doves loot, but they have to get past two bouncers to do it.

"Melress Investigates"

Something is killing residents of Ashen Falls, and a young Melress is found standing next to a body. Can the Battle Mage find the real culprit?

"The Scarecrow"

It's a foggy night in Ashen Falls, and soon monsters walk the streets led by a man with one thing on his mind - revenge!

©2016 Paul S. Lavender (P)2017 Paul S. Lavender

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    Luke H. 21/11/2017
    Luke H. 21/11/2017
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    "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Wizards"

    This collection of short stories had me laughing aloud one minute and gripped the next. Top notch. The narrator is very good - not so much that he overshadows the writing (as some of the top ones do) but a good range of voices that don’t detract from the great narrative.

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    Francis Dorrian 08/10/2017
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    "'And not because he had a footlong sub'"

    So this is the first audiobook I've listened to since I was a kid that wasn't a Postman Pat adventure. Gotta say, I'm extremely impressed, I'm not really one for audiobooks (probably the Postman Pat association) but Lavender's stories kept me gripped throughout. Although I would describe his writing primarily as epic fantasy, I found Lavender's writing to be heavy on the black comedy end of things, and considering the kind of setting for this collection of stories it works awesomely. Humour is extremely difficult to pull off in fantasy, or in any book really, but Lavender does a brilliant job with Tales from Ashen Falls, and I found myself skipping back to listen to certain lines. My favourite was 'The Dove's Head Inn', purely for the banter and dialogue between two characters. In short, this is a collection of grimly hilarious little fairy tale-esque stories that, if you're like me, will have you giggling as you listen to them unfold. The quality of Lavender's humour and writing is astounding, and does a solid job of hinting at the wider world of his work. Also worthy of note is Damien Brunetto, the narrator - very professional reading from him, and it contributes to a well rounded product. So, overall? 5/5, couldn't be anything else, it's been far too long since a book has made me laugh so much.

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  • Kevin Mikaloff
    14/11/17
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    "Entertaining listen"

    I liked this prologue to “The 8th God” a lot. It is a fantasy novel with some elements of other genres, like horror (zombie children!), and an underlying wit that makes it a fun listen. The narration by Damien Brunetto is very clear and easy to follow. I am interested to see what kind of shenanigans that the brothers, Pock and Cock, get up to in future installments.

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  • Daniel J Cadenbach
    20/10/17
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    "A Great Prelude. Can't wait for the next book!"

    Loved the short stories. Can't wait to hear the books that they are a prelude to.
    The narration was done quite well helping to enhance the world that the author has created.

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  • Nathan Law
    MADISON, WI, US
    12/10/17
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    "Fun, quick, and fantasy-based tales"

    I have not yet read the Eighth God, but enjoyed these four tales. The stories were well paced and entertaining.

    The narration was excellent, with the voices adding depth to the story. I am now looking to continue to read the series. I look forward to the audio version when it becomes available.

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  • Melissa Parker West
    10/10/17
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    "Cracking good Grimdark fantasy shorts!"

    Tales of Ashen Falls drops you into the grimy gutter of Lavender's amazing fantasy world where you get to rub shoulders with heroes, villains and all those unspeakable folks in between.
    It's got quite a lot of gritty humor with its action and you can't help but smirk at the characters banter.

    Reminds me of a fantasy version of Lick, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and for me that's a very good thing!

    Recommended!

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  • Amazon Customer
    05/10/17
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    "A Fun Day Trip to Ashen Falls"

    The author takes us on a road trip to Ashen Falls witj a quartet of short stories from the worldnof his debut novel "The Eight God." He maintains the humour from the novel throughout, while throwing in some decent short stories. "The Doves Head Inn" alone deserves six stars.

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