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The Traitor God

Age of Tyranny Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Paul Woodson
Series: Age of Tyranny Series, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Summary

A city threatened by unimaginable horrors must trust their most hated outcast, or lose everything, in this crushing epic fantasy debut.

After 10 years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magician Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the sorcerers who rule the city. He failed. Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every cut. Now nothing will stop him from finding the murderer. 

Magi, mortals, daemons, and even the gods - Walker will burn them all if he has to. After all, it wouldn't be the first time he's killed a god....

©2018 Cameron Johnston (P)2018 Tantor
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  • mr
  • 06-03-19

Dark and Gritty

I loved this. It was dark, Violent and full of drama. It was everything I wanted I a fantasy book, and I didn't even know it. As silly as this sounds, it was very "real". No flawless heros.

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I found this book slow and the narration uninspiring. It did pick up eventually, but not enough to encourage me to purhase the next book.

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  • Rob Hayes
  • 29-04-19

Action galore, witty banter, juvenile banter, hear

The Traitor God is the story of Edrin Walker, a surly deviant of a magician who has spent the last ten years running away from a past he can’t quite remember. He’s fairly certain, however, that it has something to do with his murdering of a god. But when his best friend is killed and enemies from abroad start to invade, Edrin returns back to his home city in an attempt to unravel the plot and his past both.

I’ll start by saying I listened to this one and it was narrated by Paul Woodson who did a fantastic job of it. His sarcastic flair really helped bring Edrin Walker to life in all his sour, aresholic glory (yes, I just made up a new word for it).

We ride along in Edrin’s head for this one, and he’s a fairly typical anti-hero for the most part. He’s the type of man who claims he’s only there to gain vengeance for his friend, and only cares about those he calls friends… but when the threat becomes bigger than him, he’s the first one to throw himself into the fray. He’s a complex character and best of all, he barely even understands why himself. At Edrin’s core is a mystery, a hole in his mind. He’s fairly certain he killed a god, and he knows there were consequences for that that he’s dealing with even 10 years after the fact, but he has no idea how or why he did it. It’s a compelling mystery with an answer that is 50% drip fed to the reader, and then 50% slammed into the reader’s mind like a magical command.

There’s action galore, witty banter, juvenile banter, heart felt reunions, and horrifying monsters. It’s a bit of a thrill ride really and rarely lets up on the pace once it gets going.

A hearty 4 stars from me, and I’ll definitely be picking up book 2 when it releases.

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  • Richard
  • 14-12-18

wow

this book was fast passed and action packed, I had a hard time stopping the book to go to sleep, and I look forward to the next if there is one
also the narrator was top notch

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  • Skrapps
  • 07-01-20

Kinda Dune Gladiator

I did not like such a long book where the hero never has a win or is always one step behind his enemies. When there is a win, it's due to someone else intervening, or a last second memory blast. And that was accidental. The entire book is this way.

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  • Sally Wagle
  • 22-06-20

Nothing to engage any interest

I couldn't finish due to tedious narration of repetitive situations and shallow character development. will be returning. Narrator did a good job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-19

it's okay

I get annoyed by the pervasive feminism in these and pretty much all types of stories these days. If that doesn't bother you, ya might like it.

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  • Sailfish
  • 22-09-19

Difficult to finish

Except for the MC being a roguish, uninteresting mage, the supporting characters being mostly relegated to tertiary roles, unending world and atmosphere building and a razor thin plot it had some good points. I did like the boss battle at the end.