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Summary

Walde has inherited a forbidden power from his father, enabling him to commune with Thara, an enigmatic being that lives deep in the earth. Walde thinks he can keep this power a secret, but one day he slips. His father is blamed and executed, the body placed on a raft and sent down a rushing river. Walde breaks free and goes after him...only to discover that the execution was staged. Very much alive, his father floats off to a mysterious end. During Walde’s perilous journey to rescue him, he learns what is truly at stake: not only his father, but also his people’s entire way of life.

©2021 W.K. Greyling (P)2021 W.K. Greyling

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fabulous audiobook

anther amazing book by W.K. Greyling
Walde has inherited a forbidden power from his father,
well written loved every minute

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Great listen

Would highly recommend. Nice storyline and I really liked it it was nature related as I'm a natures person! Well developed character, plenty of adventurous spirit. don't wanna give away too much - listen and find out for yourself!!

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Fantasy at it's Best

A good listen this has been well crafted a more of a fantasy rather than supernatural, mother trees children that don't age Walde has inherited a forbidden power, his father according to the elders has been executed, by placing on a raft and sent down the raging river. Walde sets out on a journey to the harbour hoping to find his father or indeed his body, and his trials and tribulations along the way. This is the 1st audiobook in the series and I have already the 2nd so I can finish Walde's journey. The narration by Arthur Morey is very calm and soothing.

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Entertaining engrossing fantasy

I was hooked right from the start, a wonderful story of mystery and adventure, full of believable well described characters superbly written. The author has created a wonderfully vivid and detailed world, an entertaining and engrossing story that I loved. I look forward to reading the next in the series. The narration is perfect for the story, easy to listen to and giving the story even more life. I received a copy of this audiobook from the author and am leaving a voluntary honest review.

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Interesting idea

This book is an interesting fantasy tale, based in the world of 'Reachers' who can commune with a spiritual being found in 'mother trees'. The few reachers that still exist are persecuted and either imprisoned or killed - reminds me of heretics in medieval times (only in reverse). The story is interesting but a little slow to get established, and comes into its own about halfway through the book. My main gripe is unfortunately the narrator. His delivery is fine (with occasion 'page turning' gaps which should have been edited out), but I'm afraid the heroine Bright's voice sounds like a little wizened Irish man, which is a bit disconcerting when she's supposed to be an auburn haired beauty. I think Mr Morey's voice is just too old for a book like this, although the accents seemed to improve towards the end. A pleasant enough listen, given the caveats.

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A good storyline and well read

I enjoyed this book and thought it had good characters and plot. I am looking forward to the next instalment in this series.

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what an adventure!

I have stopped but briefly just to leave a review of this brilliantly written story, before moving on to book 2. The author captured me from very early in and held me tight right to the close of the book. Enchanting! Exciting! Tense.

I listened to the audio version And was very impressed with the narration.

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Interesting.

This book makes me think about our disconnection from the earth, nature, and how we have become disconnected from our own humanity. Also the situation with the Covid vaccine, how people are not prepared to do something for the whole, just themselves. I know wealth and power have been an issue for very long...

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Loved this fantasy adventure hooked from the start

Really enjoyed this first book in the series, the characters are brilliant especially the children, they made me laugh, it hooked me from the first page, and in have started the second book, narration is really good pulls you into the book

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ENJOYED THE STORY

This is a very good storyline with a new type of fantasy character. It is written so well you can picture the setting and become truly involved.
The narrator does an excellent job.
Onto book 2 - can't wait

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  • FeinTobias
  • 15-08-21

Stunning! What a unique find!

This was a shockingly great find. I have read many fantasy books and often find the same story retold. This is not the case. I enjoyed every part of it. very unique characters and storyline. Hints of magic and love with well developed characters. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. A must read!

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  • Mindy H
  • 04-08-21

Excellent audiobook experience

Slightly reminiscent of the witch trials this story is a wonderful tale of a son’s love loyalty for his father, and his growing realization that the way things are, must change. Walde’s journey to find his father, while discovering the depth of his gifts, runs the reader through the gamut of their own emotions.
One of the best parts of this experience is the narrator. Mr. Morey pulls the reader in so quickly that one forgets the task set out to do while listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-07-21

Enthralling story that keeps you hooked

A story that makes you think about our society and where we are headed. The narrator is good and draws you into the characters who are easy to associate with. The story line flows and keeps your interest, you want to know what is going to happen next. Can't wait to start the next book.

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  • Calun Reece
  • 12-07-21

Amazing Story.

Great character development and depth. The world he paints is new and fantastic. If you like fantasy, you will love this one. It is not cliché at all and avoids the usual plot lines. I can't wait to listen to the second book.

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  • Austin
  • 08-07-21

Couldn't predict where this story was going!

I'm a sucker for father/son loyalty themes. I know the main story is more about a people group with forbidden powers and their grave perils and the possible demise of the mother-tree and all that that entails, but it was the length that the son went through to save his father that was the most riveting aspect for me. I loved the relationships that were forged during the son's travels, as he sought to find and save his father. W.K. Greyling has always done well with character development when writing, in this one she did not disappoint. I really couldn't predict where the story was going and I love when that happens. There were some unbelievable surprises and twists that were laugh-out-loud thrilling. I did read the second book in this series and I can report that it even gets better!

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  • Susan
  • 07-07-21

A great read

This was my first book by this author. It was unique because Wales has a power to communicate with an earth god. He needed to keep his abilities a secret but he slipped. The events after that created a dangerous journey for Wales and his companion. Once the 2 set off they won't stop. A great read.

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  • Gary Thomson
  • 03-07-21

Great book

A story that you do not want to put down or for the story to finish. It draws you in in-such a way that you can visualise the story as it moves along.
Always enjoys books written by W.K.Greyling.
Good first book. Kept me interrested from being to end.
Narrator was easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-06-21

Loved it!

An epic sequel that did not disappoint. This original storyline keeps giving and keeps you guessing. The moral undertone continues to grow along with exceptional character development that is very satisfying.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 20-06-21

OMG Loved it!!

I started this book and soon became hooked and, grab every minute I could to listen to this Story. I cannot wait to start the 2nd book, as the author did a wonderful job of world building. Narrator does a Great job with the characters voices and the storyline!! I highly recommend this book to all readers and listeners.

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  • Hillary Stubbings
  • 17-06-21

Great Story

I enjoyed the book and narrators voice. He really brought the story to life. I’m excited to see what happens in the next book.

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