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Summary

For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now....

Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. But when he is sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained.

Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf. And no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves.

©2003 Markus Heitz (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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Amazing story

I picked the book up years ago from Waterstones thinking it looked interesting, straight away it had me hooked, there's a lot of detail in the characters.
Its by far my favourite series to read.

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This was an OK story but lacks depth

I purchased this book as I enjoy tales set in the realm of fantasy, where the main character learns how to become the person they are to be. However the issues I had with this book, is that it left certain elements unexplained. Especially in regards to the world the book is set in. It also suffered from fighting scenes becoming very linguistical.

I also felt it killed some of the earlier mentioned characters too soon, which made you wonder why bother having them in the first place. Yet it later on kept characters alive which you felt would die, which reduced the gravity of the tale.

Overall the story was too clean and lacking in any depth.

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Epic Fantasy. A must listen.

Beautiful performance and wonderfully written story. An epic tale that draws from the best of fantasy lore but still refreshingly original and exciting. A must buy!

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Clichéd Garbage

It's not often I can't finish a book, but this is just clichéd garbage. I don't know if it's the German writing style or the translation, but it reads more like a children's book.

The narration is also flat and monotonous, although the character voices are varied and well done.

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Childish

Sorry to be so critical but this book may disappoint you as it has me. The story tries hard but it can't get past the text which may have been the product of Google translate and the narration which sounded more suited to a children's story. Maybe it was meant to be one?

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As good as I remember

Loved it, great narration and a compelling story. The book that got me into reading.

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awesome

this was my second book to ever lison to and matthew wolf was awesome shame he did not read the rest of the book as he made the dwarves come to life for me

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loved it

a book I've been wanting to read for a while. I want disappointed, great story and great narration

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book1 the dwarves

book 1, Its read well and the story is good,but it takes really takes off by book3( why doesn’t amazon mark the books by order and number is beyond me so ive done it to help

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Excellent

Excellent story! Narrator a little quick in his reading and why oh why are all dwarves Scottish? Given the Welsh are miners and tend to be shorter wouldn't that be a better accent?

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love this series

really slow to start and hard to get into but I grew to love it. amazing series.

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  • Morten Sandø
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Simply amazing.

I was blown away. My first book from this author and I like it. The reader is mild but good in his voices.

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