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The Society of the Sword Trilogy Audiobook

The Society of the Sword Trilogy

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Publisher's Summary

Fans have described the trilogy as Game of Thrones meets The Three Musketeers.

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

As he is swept from high society into exile in foreign lands to escape those who see him as a threat, he must rely on a mysterious gift and the lessons learned at the academy if he hopes to survive in a society where disputes are settled with a sword.

The Society of the Swords Trilogy contains the complete series.

©2016 Duncan M. Hamilton (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Graham Huntingdon, United Kingdom 27/11/2017
    Graham Huntingdon, United Kingdom 27/11/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Took a chance on a new author and...."

    I was not familiar with Mr. Hamilton's works but thought I would take a chance on a new author. It is not often that I can say that I was drawn in to the story by the narrator so quickly. The characterisations worked (for me at least) the pace was just right and the story and characters developed well. The pictures of the characters and story appeared in my mind with no problems, sometimes this is a hesitant process, but not in this case. I genuinely wanted to know what happened next so I just kept listening. Something of a shock when you consider the length (aka value for money) of the three volumes.

    I will not spoil any one's pleasure by discussing the plot, characters of twists and turns other than to say buckle your swash and enjoy.

    I shall be looking out for the next offerings from both author and narrator.

    Only down side: I used the earlier slightly more compressed format and was plagues by loads of breaks, skips, jumps and odd noises. This was not the case in the past so whatever Audible have done to their production methods has not worked. The new high res format while clear take up an awful lot of space on portable devices. Why the step back? So be careful not to detract from an excellent audio book with a less than optimum presentation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "BigAl"

    Very enjoyable story, well delivered. Leaves room for further books, but finishes the journey nicely. Thumbs up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    gda2004 02/11/2017
    gda2004 02/11/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Derek Perkins is a good narrator. Good story too"

    Derek Perkins is a good narrator. Good story too. Worth a listen. recommended for people who like books with a bit of magic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pathfinder Scotland 25/10/2017
    Pathfinder Scotland 25/10/2017
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    "Wonderful long story - I wanted more."

    The dislikes were minor (small repetitions which worked well to refresh my poor memory) the likes many. A true story with gentle magic and a little romance. Likeable characters. Thought it was written by a female no idea why. I kept listening until done. I enjoyed the narration which was superbly illustrative without ever drawing attention to the voice per se. I was quite delighted just when I needed a companion in my life. Thank you.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 21/10/2017
    Mr 21/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable but last book a let down"

    The story overall was a good bit of fun. Follows a fairly typical fantasy scenario of a young boy coming of age etc etc. The first book was for me the best. Second was ok and the third was really disappointing. It just seemed vague and the last chapters were incredibly predictable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JXL 14/12/2017
    JXL 14/12/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "pretty good"

    This is no Monte Cristo, but it is a compelling romp through an interesting fantasy world executed rather competently.

    combined with good narration and a 30hr length I'd say its a damn good use of a credit.

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    Amazon Customer 01/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    There are a number of similarities with the king killer chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. I think if you like those books then you’ll also love this. The reader of the book is also very talented and succeeds in bringing the characters to life.

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    Rachel 30/11/2017
    Rachel 30/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book"

    Great story
    Excellent plots
    I really enjoyed it very much indeed
    Narrator was also excellent

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    warwick 19/11/2017
    warwick 19/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story and well paced."

    The story was well paced and always had something going on. Occasionally the timescale of the plot wasn't too clear but it all clears up again after a few paragraphs. It is not the most complex of plots but it keeps you interested and always leaves you wanted to listen to 'just another chapter'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JULIE 06/11/2017
    JULIE 06/11/2017 Member Since 2005
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    "Enjoyable"

    No Patrick Rothfus but gripping enough. I would recommend as easy listening, a well told story.

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  • Jack Brown
    Texas
    25/09/17
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    "Excellent"

    Fun book, sad its over. If you are looking for a book about sword fighting, this is the magnum opis. I found this book by recommendation from Kel Kade and it was spot on. If you liked the kings dark tidings series this might be right up your alley.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • JAMES GIDCUMB
    09/11/17
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    "Excellent read, Excellent value!!"

    Great trilogy and all for the price of one and this must be fifteen words long.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • J. Peters
    Indiana, USA
    09/11/17
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    "Just ok"

    I couldn't wait for this to be over. There was just something lacking in the story. Not enough details and then lo and behold, the character remembers something from his childhood. The premise was good, I just needed more.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • james
    29/09/17
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    "Good but I want more"

    loved the series but i want more of the world it's based in, Mages and the east I want more haha.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Pame' Rose
    Northern California, USA
    30/10/17
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    "excellent"

    loved it. Soren is a multidimensional character fun to follow and great sword dueling too.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    27/10/17
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    "loved it"

    this trilogy was very well put together and the books made for exciting and easy to follow listening.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • kenny
    30/09/17
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    "Fun action packed"

    Great narrator!!! No time wasted just fun action. Yes it seems Soran easily solves problems in the beginning but maybe sword fights don’t need to be drawn out good times

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hello
    30/09/17
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    "Great"

    I really enjoyed this series, there was plenty of action and just enough back story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Joella Longnion
    22/09/17
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    "Great Story"

    I have found myself, when searching for a new title to read, searching for Derek Perkins. I have never been disappointed. A well written story is always better when narrated by Mr. Perkins.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • bearbear
    oregon
    09/11/17
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    "book 2 was filler"

    book 2 disappointed me to say the least. the majority of the book was the main character just running around looking for a pirate later resolved in two chapters

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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