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Summary

The prophecy spoke of Thomas Kestrel: outcast, lord, sorcerer, warrior, and perhaps savior of the Kingdoms - if he survives.

In The Legend of the Kestrel, the first book in The Sylvan Chronicles, Thomas escapes the Shadow Lord's assassins, losing everything. Orphaned, alone and on the run, he discovers a world of magic and sorcery. With the help of a family he never knew he had he begins to master the Talent and the ways of the blade, acquiring the skills he'll need to survive.

Thomas discovers that not only must he stand against a High King bent on conquering the Kingdoms, but also the Shadow Lord, a creature of ancient evil who threatens to unleash a time of darkness and sorrow on the land. Thomas is torn by his desire to lead his own life and his duty to a people who view him with suspicion and fear. He knows that doing the right thing will only push him farther away from the life he wants for himself - and closer to his own death.

Can he prevent the Dark Horde from descending on the Kingdoms and extinguishing the light forever? Does he have the courage and skill to stand against the Shadow Lord?

©2019 Peter Wacht (P)2020 Tantor

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Horrible reading

Really enjoyed the story but the reading was horrible. Every sentence ended in an up note, it was unnatural. Made it difficult to enjoy the different characters, won't be getting the second book as it is read by the same person

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Painful

I gave up after 23min of listening to this audible and as far as am concerned it was 23min to long. It’s like listening to a computer reading the story.

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  • Steelgator
  • 25-12-20

Good book, Horrible narration.

I enjoyed the story quite a bit but the narrator's droning on and on was horrible. It was hard for me to finish due to that. He sounded like a Robot.

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  • RBD 2
  • 15-08-20

Just could not get in sink with the Narrator.

I liked the story line and made several attempts to listen but the narrator's reading spoiled it for me. It is hard to explain but the narrator seemed to drag out the last word of many sentences as though he did not want to let it go. Sometimes he would do the same to other words. I would find myself thinking "This is a good story but I could not get into the right mood or feel for it. I may later read this book but for now I am going to put it aside. RBD

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  • Mike Gaffney
  • 26-06-20

Fun Story

The story is intriguing while the reader sounds like William Shatner. Chapter breaks are brutal!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-21

poor narration

couldn't finish the book, the book itself was interesting, but the narration was so boring I couldn't appreciate the book at all. it was like listening to text to speech, zero emotion.