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Summary

Michael Kingman has been an outsider for as long as he remembers. The court which executed his father also exiled him and his family. They branded him a traitor, and the nobles who had been his friends turned their backs, prepared to let the legendary Kingman family die on Hollow's city streets. 

Only they survived. 

And it should come as no surprise to Hollow Court, or the king, that they've been searching for the truth ever since. 

History is written by the winners, truth buried beneath lies until it's forgotten. Justice seems impossible in a city where the price of magic is a memory. But Michael Kingman is determined to make everyone remember.... 

©2020 Nick Martell (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Good story let down by bad writing. Convoluted.

it seems like someone came up with the bones of a great story and gave it to a complete hack to write. The major plot points are jammed in where they don't really fit so the narrator goes on these over elaborate descriptions of what he was thinking at the time to try to reconcile the story. He also over describes things that have no relevance to the story at all, as if the narrator is a completely self-obsessed but not very bright. If you really like Joe Jameson, as I do, you will enjoy the story despite the stupid vehicles the author uses to move it forward. If you don't, you probably won't get far.

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Big fan

Really enjoyed the story. Great characters with well developed personalities. Really liked the relationship between magic and technology, gave the story an authentic feel!

Joe Jameson's performance was perfect as always!

Only issue was sometimes the volume changed levels between chapters, not great with headphones on!

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Disappointing

A great premise but it just didn’t deliver.
The story spiraled down and down into mush.
The narrator shows great promise and his female voice is incredible , even if some sound similar.

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  • Christer
  • 18-06-20

A great debut fantasy book, Will buy the Next one!

The narrator is amazing!! The dialogue is great, and the prose flows beautifully! The protagonist is engaging and incredibly proactive!
At the end, I felt there were some important questions I still should have known the answer to. I know there Will be a sequel, and answers Will probably come there, but they felt integral to the storyline, hence I felt they should have been answered.

All in all, a fantastically fun book!! You won't regret picking this up!