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The People's Necromancer

The Age of Magic, Book 1
Narrated by: Adam Gold
Series: The Age of Magic, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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Craving a complex, daring high fantasy? The Age of Magic series is reminiscent of the emotional roller coaster and grit of Game of Thrones with the wonder and danger of the Upside-Down from Stranger Things! 

Amidst the darkest days of antiquity, mankind discovers a new kind of hero. 

For thousands of years, mankind warred without magic. Peculiar abilities were buried in history along with the storied paladins and the mysterious dark elves who rarely ventured into human towns. 

That all changes at the end of the Tranquility Era, when a young man named Ashton accidentally raises his murdered best friend Clayton from the grave. Because of his mistake, Ashton becomes the focus of manhunts, armies, and the King’s judgement, but Ashton is not the biggest problem in the Kingdom of Surdel. 

The golden age of man is coming to a close and enemies surround the civilized world. Lulled into a false sense of security by isolation and pervasive peace, human lords hatch petty schemes to weaken their rivals and gain favor with the throne. Meanwhile, an ancient darkness stirs beneath the Great Northern Mountains and the orcish hordes grow restless just beyond the Southern Peaks. Out of the chaos at the end of the Tranquility Era, a new breed of hero arrives to forge an age of sorcery and mayhem. And into this chaos comes the Necromancer!  

©2018 Rex Jameson (P)2018 Rex Jameson

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  • Claire
  • 02-09-18

Sets the scene

Warning: This book contains rape, incest, extreme violence, and the undead.

This book did a good job of creating the setting for more to come, the world is well built and the characters are well written. However it left me wondering what the point was of anything that happened. There was a lot of violence and while some of it was used to provide motivations for other things that happened the whole thing just left me wondering 'why'.

I didn't like this enough to want to read the next book, but I also didn't dislike it, perhaps it just wasn't the right book for me.

The character voice were well done, they're clear and easy to tell apart. the narration flows nicely and the intonation helped convey the tension in the book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Charles
  • 24-08-18

Dark magic with a good heart

"I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
Now that we got that out of the way, I can tell you I was interested in the idea of necromancy from the point of the protagonist instead of the typical bad guy for a change, and I was not let down. Without giving away too much I can see how some people may not like this story. When the main character Ashton accidentally discovers he can raise the dead he does not go off half-cocked destroying everything in his path when someone close to him is murdered. It may be your first thought but this story was very well thought out having Ashton and his motives being very methodical. Author Rex Jameson penned a wonderful world with some detailed backstory, laying wonderful groundwork for the rest of the series. Narrator Adam Gold also did a wonderful job keeping the story and dialogue moving. Although he didn't have a broad range of voices for the characters it was enough to hear the differences between the characters. The two combined make for a wonder experience and I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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  • CAP
  • 19-12-18

A Necromancer, a Friend

Compelling plot, intriguing characters, and a narrator that brings the world to life more than anyone I've seen. Adam Gold delivers a masterpiece.

What's better than a good-guy necromancer? This story has a very unique twist for a high fantasy. This necromancer isn't bad. In fact, he wants to do good. He brings people back from the dead, and they go village to village to stop the Red Army, who have been attacking villages. And the main character is aided the whole way by his undead friend.

This promises to be an excellent series, and I look forward to reading the rest of it!

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  • chieftwidgit
  • 13-08-18

Good story with complex plot

This book involves a young man who discovers he is a necromancer by accident as he is grieving for his lost life long friend. The story then involves his adventures as he at first tries to flee and then take revenge for what others have done to his people. The plot involves politics within a human kingdom and the war among elves and orks and demons. It also involves him beginning to learn about the history of his world and the magic that has shaped it.

He makes many mistakes during his journey and moves toward his destiny.

This is a good book and well written with a complex world of magic and beings. The narration is very good and enjoyable.

This book was provided free of charge and this review is done voluntarily.

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  • Jennifer Jenkins
  • 07-11-19

Excellent! Lord of the Rings meets Game of Thrones

Pleasantly surprised. It contains all the gore, violence, oddities and suspense you'd want to see in an adult novel. Well thought descriptions for the imagination with the epic character writing of GOT. I'm so glad that the rest of the series is here on audibles.

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  • Ahren
  • 15-09-19

Not about undead painting fences

I know right? When I saw this I thought of someone using necromancy to do mundane tasks, its really not about that. Builds up to a great story and well. To be frank I got hooked. Looking forward to the rest of the series(I say having 2 that are already out).

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  • Wulfarath
  • 17-08-19

Best book I've ever read

I have to say that this book (along with the rest of them) is by far the best I've ever read. The author paints a perfect picture of what's going on, the characters personalities, and a captivating story.

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  • trufriends
  • 16-06-19

interesting

I enjoyed listening to this book and hope to either listen to or read the rest of the series.

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  • Jane Ryan
  • 03-06-19

vicious🔥

The people's necromancer is outstanding. Vividly descriptive, twisted plots, packed with great characters, villians & victims, tradegy & treachery. A word of warning it's not for the faint hearted. The narrator does an excellent job. I'm going on to next book now.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-12-18

Enjoyed it tremendously

The People's Necromancer by Rex Jameson and narrated by Adam Hold is a great fantasy that weave a tale of friendship and magic, and war. The book starts out grabbing the reader's emotions as the main character has lost his best friend and he is grieving at the grave site. What happens next sets the stage for the wild ride of the book. In his sorrow he demands his friend to come back to him and his dead friend does just that! It scares him and he runs off...and life is never the same! This book is a none stop book of great fantasy, unpredictable circumstances, great characters, war, lots of action, and a great twisty plot!
Narration was very good.