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The seven gods of Order had ruled unchallenged for centuries, served by the adepts of the Circle in their bleak northern castle on the Star Peninsula. But for Tarod - the most enigmatic and formidable sorcerer in Circle's ranks - a darker affinity had begun to call. Threatening his beliefs, even his sanity, it rose unbidden from beyond time; an ancient and deadly adversary that could plunge the world into madness and chaos - and whose power might rival that of the gods themselves. And though Tarod's mind and heart were pledged to Order, his soul was another matter...

©1985 Bob Sanders (P)2015 Bob Sanders

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  • 05-01-18

Great book - mediocre narration

I have loved this series for a long time, so I was unsurprised to enjoy it again, in audio format. There are subtleties I hadn't picked out before that has changed my views on a number of characters, but overall, I still enjoyed this book. The narration has issues, but is passable. If you treat this version like a matron in your family is reading it for the casual enjoyment of a group of friends or family, and allow for the occasional verbal stumble or mispronunciation, then you can enjoy this format just fine. There is the occasional tinny echo sound, but it's all tolerable. Frankly, if you can overlook the mediocre narration, I think you'll enjoy the novel, and it's successors. This series has long been one of my go-to re-reads.