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The Song of the Sycamore

Narrated by: Geoffrey Breton
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

On the broken world of Urdezha, Wendal Finn died on the hostile plains of the wasteland, one more casualty in the endless war between the city-dwellers and the clansfolk. But now Wendal has returned to his home city of Old Castle, possessed by something he brought back from the wasteland, something old and best left forgotten. The spirits are calling it Sycamore, an ancient entity out to avenge all victims of murder. And in a city like Old Castle, no one is innocent.   

With his mind trapped inside a dead body, Wendal can do nothing but watch as Sycamore turns him into a serial killer. Until the magicians take an interest in him. Preserving Wendal's body and trapping Sycamore inside it, the magicians now have the perfect assassin at their disposal. Whenever they need an enemy removed, they can set the killer loose on Old Castle. Between these moments of horror, Wendal struggles to piece together the remnants of his former life. He wants to know why his wife died while he was fighting in the war, but no one will tell him, no one wants him to know. Left to his own devices, Wendal picks at the scabs that cover the dark secrets of the magicians and reveals a threat to every city on Urdezha.    

The clans are massing. A supernatural storm is raging across the wasteland. It has already destroyed one city, and now it is heading for Old Castle. And the only one who might prevent oblivion is the murderous entity the spirits are calling Sycamore.

©2019 Edward Cox (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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What a Journey!

An incredible experience listening to Wendell's/Sycamores story on Odessa. Mr. Cox wrote a very dark but engaging novel about a man trying to find his wife while being hosted by an usher of the dead who. Magic is pulled from "ether Crystal's and is used in unique ways to power things in the city as well as other unique useful items. There is a history of an ancient civilization that is explored and provides additional wonder and insight into the characters background. I will say no more about the store but is a gimme for any dark/grim alternate history fantasy fan.

The narrator was well chosen and did a superb job being the color to the writers picture.

Fantastic listen and well worth the credit