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The First Blade of Ostia

A Society of the Sword Prequel
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Series: Society of the Sword, Book 0
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

The “First Blade of Ostia” is an accolade few will achieve. In Ostenheim, a city obsessed with duelling, it is one that nobody forgets.

Bryn’s earliest memory is of watching duels in the arena. His earliest dream is of taking his place there.

Amero dal Moreno has no dreams. His life has been about fulfilling the expectations of others. In search of a path of his own, the dreams of others are too tempting to resist.

After years of sacrifice and hard work, Bryn Pendollo is finally a professional duellist. Becoming the First Blade of Ostia no longer seems the childish fantasy it once did. To find the man standing in his way is also his best friend will test him in ways he would never have believed.

The First Blade of Ostia is a standalone swashbuckling fantasy adventure novel set in the Middle Sea World of the Society of the Sword Trilogy.

©2014 Duncan M. Hamilton (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Just ok

A touch slow and feels forced in some instances. Not as good as other books that follow.

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  • G
  • 21-09-19

Great book, I lived my headphones on for two days.

I pre-ordered both Joe Abercrombies new book “A Little Hatred” and bought Duncan Hamilton’s new book, They both hit my library this week. I decided to listen to First Blade of Ostia first.

The highest compliment I can give is that I was sorry when First Blade of Ostia was over, and I had to move on to the latest Abercrombie book.

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  • Marlon
  • 19-09-19

Could've been better

I loved the other story's from this world but I can't understand how this MC is supposed to be likeable because he's such a weakling and an idiot. Pride goes before the fall and this guy is all fall, he is just making stupid mistakes that I don't think are in regards with normal human acts. You also have basically a special forces soldier who is unwilling to kill, this guy is no Chris Kyle, he gave up a 50 goldcrown job to go on to the road and almost die leaving his mother in debt because of his pride. I think it could've been better, but all boots can't be a winner.

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