The City of Illusions
Three thousand years before, the monstrous Dark had sprung from loathsome underground lairs to destroy most of humanity. Now they were again ravening and ruining in their blood-hunger. Only a few thousand people had managed to find refuge in the ancient fortress Keep of Renweth. There, even the magic of the wizard Ingold Inglorion could offer them little hope against the Dark. To defeat the savage horror, they must gain help from the Hidden City of Quo, to which all other wizards had been summoned. But Ingold could not pierce the walls of illusion that separated Quo from the world. With his student, Rudy Solis, the old wizard set out to cross two thousand miles of dangerous desert to the City of Wizards. What he might find there he could not know - and dared not guess!
Brooks is one of the best authors. This series has Great characters and Great plot.
While Teri does an excellent job with the voices of different characters, she is terrible when it comes to normal reading. Many statements she sounded like she finished them as a question. There were often times when you couldn't actually tell that she finished a sentence and started another, though she wasn't as bad in this book as she was in the first of the series.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Walls of Air to be better than the print version?
I only wish that Sam Elliott could have voiced the wizard. Teri did a fantastic job and at times I wish I could have added sound effects or slowed her reading a bit. I savored this book listening to chapters over and over. Thank you so much.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Gil. She was the main character. Complicated and a driving force for the plot. And as she tapped into her alternate resources, I grew with her.
What about Teri Clark Linden’s performance did you like?
Teri was fantastic. I was amazed at how she could keep the voices straight and the range in her vocals. I would love to see her help produce the movie. Her knowledge of the characters and expression was awesome. The Dark came alive, I could imagine them like many blockbuster movie characters.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Will they survive the night?
Any additional comments?
Please. Oh please make this into a movie!!! Soon. :) Before Sam Elliott is retired.
The narration works a lot better at 2x speed -- I'm not sure why it's so slow. Story is as good as ever.