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Summary

It is the autumn of 2019. Merlin’s wayward apprentice has escaped from the tower of London with his raven familiars. Legend foretells that the white tower, then England, will fall. Can King Arthur, a weary veteran of the English Civil War, Waterloo, and the Somme, prevent the Ravenmaster from exacting his revenge?

©2019 Alan O'Donoghue (P)2019 Alan O'Donoghue

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Loved it!

Just finished listening to this and I love the concept of following King Arthur through the ages. Really creative storytelling and wonderful use of descriptive language. Also an excellent balance between history and adventure. Thank you to the author for telling such a wonderful story. Definitely recommend this to anyone!

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A brilliant take on a classic legend

I found this book very engaging, I wanted to keep driving just so I could hear more. A unique and interesting take on a much loved legend. Perhaps a little predictable at the very last but not unenjoyable by any stretch. I look forward to more from this author.

The narrator was excellent, producing not only individual and easily distinguishable voices for separate characters, but injecting them with feeling and tone that made them seem all the more real. I'd advise keeping this fellow around, Mr. Sannox!

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Incredible history in the modern day

This sounded a great story to take Arthurian Legend and drop it in to the modern day, but hadn’t realised that the story didn’t simply skirt forward 1000 years, but took me along for the whole ride!

Moving through so many periods of English history with a familiar character at your side was a stroke of genius, and Sannox has managed to maintain the same pacing and attention to detail that he did in his first book Dark Oak, even with such different themes playing out.

The narration is fantastic and incorporating just enough effects to provide atmosphere without it feeling like a radio play, I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking to branch out into a fantasy author they’re unfamiliar with!

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Really good read!

Really enjoyed the story line, pace and the characters definitely worth a listen!
Merlin’s apprentice is a great idea. Very imaginative!

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Brilliant.

I absolutely love this. It’s the first book on here that’s actually made me want to write a review. I had not heard of the author (Jacob Sannox) before but I’ll definitely be listening to more of his work.

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Arthur -- through time and danger

Having enjoyed Jacob Sannox's debut novel, Dark Oak, I was looking forward to The Ravenmaster's Revenge. I wasn't disappointed. This time it's historical fantasy, with King Arthur and his remaining knights honouring their vow to return when danger threatens England. Arthur's opponent is Merlin's apprentice -- the Ravenmaster. If his Ravens leave the Tower, then England falls . . . .
It's a tightly written, fast-paced novel that moves effortlessly back and forth from great events in England's past to modern times as the Ravenmaster pursues his aims.
I'm glad that Nigel Peever is again the narrator of another Sannox book. His beautifully modulated voice captures the majesty of the once and future king, and the menace of the dangers he and his knights face. Top drawer.

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Mesmerising retelling!

I very much enjoyed this book not only the narrator was a perfect choice as he brought the the story to life but it the retelling of this age old tale with a modern twist will keep you guessing and entertained through out. I can’t wait for the next one...

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The Ravenmaster's Revenge

I loved listening to this book, Nigel Peever, is excellent and makes this great book, even better. He made the listening experience very enjoyable.

This book has a very interesting take on King Arthur and his knights. How Arthur and his Knghts make a vow to return to England when she is in danger. Ravens's leaving the Tower of London...

A fast paced book , moves between the past to the present with ease.

Highly recommend.

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great book

It is the autumn of 2019. Merlin’s wayward apprentice has escaped from the tower of London with his raven familiars.

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Time Travelling King Arthur

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Fabulous take on history really enjoyed it and the narrator was perfect for this book.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 29-10-19

A bold new story

Instead of just another iteration of the Arthurian legend, this is a bold new spin-off of it, and definitely NOT the same old schtick, giving King Arthur a whole new story! The book starts out in 2019, but then jumps us back to King Arthur's final battle and death! Yes, that's really where this book starts... But, King Arthur has his Knights, and of course his ace-in-the-hole, Merlin! With Merlin's magic, King Arthur, and his Knights only sleep until England has need for them again! Every time the Monarchy is in jeopardy, King Arthur is there fighting! Not as a King of course, but still a leader of men, he's there unheralded, taking care of business.  Jacob Sannox skips us through this action-packed bit of history, and brings us up to current times... You're gonna wanna get this one, and find out how that worked out for Arthur!
This is one of those books where the union of book and narrator is so perfect, that the end product is actually better than the sum of it's parts! Thank the gods (and Nigel Peever) for narration like that!
       This Audiobook was an Absolute Blast!!!
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  • Trish L.
  • 08-07-21

Wonderful narration

Nigel Peever's narration brought the characters to life, especially in the case of King Arthur.

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  • Shawna
  • 27-05-21

Fantastic

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I loved everything about this book! The narrator was amazing, the storyline was great, the characters were well built. I am usually not a huge fan of books that bounce between different timelines but that was not the case here. The author was able to do it seamlessly and without any issues.

This is a great story about King Arthur and his knights. Even if you are not into the King Arthur stories, you will like this one!

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  • DDViews
  • 25-01-21

King Arthur Returns!

This unique story starts in 2019 but really begins with the death of King Arthur in his final battle, a battle that pits father against son. King Arthur’s death is just the beginning, Merlin intercedes with his magic putting Arthur and his Knights into a deep sleep so they can awake in the future when England will need their help again. This story moves smoothly back and forth between the past and present with the excellent narration provided by Nigel Peever. You are not left with a cliffhanger ending and could end the story here but I’m sure you will want to continue on to “Agravain’s Escape” because why would you want this story to end. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Gary Thomson
  • 22-01-21

Can't beat a good story with King Arthur in it!

Really loved this book. I think I finished it in 2 days. I have always loved stories about King Arthur. This one has a hole new twist to it. Nigel’s narration was fantastic he has such a powerful voice. Over all a great book. Can’t wait to start book 2.

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  • Shirley N.
  • 22-11-20

Resurgence of King Arthur

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed this story. King Arthur is resurrected to be involved in some very historical moments in England. Along with Merlin and the most villainous characters from time, King Arthur rises to the occasion (no pun intended). Being a lover of all things historical, I recognized most of the scenarios where Arthur fictitiously took part. The narration was great. This is the first in the series and I look forward to the next installment.

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  • K. Lewandowski
  • 18-11-20

Awesome!! Loved it!

The Ravenmaster's Revenge brought King Arthur and his knights alive again!! Great plot and great characters. I fully expected it to be so since Nigel Peever always performs in great well written books by top notch authors! Highly recommend this book!!

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  • Jamie Kelley
  • 02-11-20

good story

narrator was great. Story was good.It was slow to start but then got me going.

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  • Rev. CJD
  • 08-09-20

Lots of fun and fantastic voice acting.

I really enjoyed the story, it's a fantastic fantasy and an ingenious romp through history.
A time-traveling King Arthur and his knights of the round table - what a fun idea. It is very imaginative and well written with lots of twists and turns to hold your attention.
The narrator/actor Nigel Peever has risen to the rarefied airs of my top 2 or 3 voice actors currently reading audiobooks and I have about 700 of them. I think that I would pay him to read the phone book to me.
This book was well worth my time and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable escape from the cares of our modern day.
BRAVO!

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 24-07-20

Good story!

This is an awesome story, but the listener really needs to pay close attention to avoid confusion.