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Summary

Raz i'Syul Arro is a hunted man. To the south, the Mahsadën of Miropa are gone. The šef lay dead, slain at Raz's own hands, their cruel will ripped from the shadows of the city. In response, riders careen to every reachable corner of the known realms, telling anyone with a mind to listen of the boundless riches promised for the Monster's head. The world now turned against him, Raz is forced to flee, escaping along the northern roads just as the summer months come to an end. For a time the coolness and breathtaking verdure of the great rolling woodlands he finds himself in are a welcome change, offering a sublime peace from a life that has rarely known more than brutality and bloodshed.

But that peace - as is so often the case - is a shallow trickery. The North, it seems, is not far-gone from the corruption and wickedness Raz had hoped to leave behind in the fringe cities. Before long he finds himself embroiled in the savage politics of this new land, forced to play a part in the ugly game of intrigue and violence once more. To survive, Raz must again give way to the Monster, making his stand within the devouring walls of the cruel coliseum the Northerners call simply "the Arena". Blood, after all, freezes as hard and cold as anything else.

©2016 Bryce O'Connor (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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thrilling/heart breaking

engaged instantly and keeps you there perfect mix of both dark fantasy, power fantasy, but still manages to create true sense of stakes and tragedy

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great book

this a gripping book that I could stop listening to and am eagerly looking forward to listening to the next on the series

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  • Sarah K
  • 14-09-19

I hate you

omg. I hate you. the anguish. the horror. I can't even. I'm not the type to stop in the middle of a story. I have to hope for...something. some relief. but my heart is not ready for more carnage.

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  • Robin Rains
  • 27-02-17

❤👍🏻

I love this series I am going to go crazy for the next book. The characters are so well crafted they could step off the pages...the world building is the perfect between enough & not too much detail. Good and evil...violence & peace all have a place in reality & these books are incredibly deep looking into the souls of man & they're motivations & justifications. Highly entertaining! Your sucked in and experiencing it all as you read. Excellent narration!!

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  • Amanda L Brooks
  • 13-02-17

It Just Gets Better!

Book 2 is here and it is just as exciting, intense, immersive, and emotional as the first. The Warring Son picks right up where The Child of the Daystar left off, and just like its predecessor this book hooks you in from jump street. The pacing of this book is even more fluid than the first and it constantly has you wanting to listen to one more chapter to find out what is yet to come. In this book, Raz is faced with a new set of challenges and our badass protagonist, becomes even more engaging and complex as we get our second look into the life of the Atherian. Having had my second delve into the world Bryce has created, I can start to see that larger shape of his story develop. Plot lines are starting to weave themselves together and I can't wait to see what book 3 has in store. At this point, the first book seems like an amazing prologue used to introduce us to the world and its characters, and in this book the story really takes off. Do yourself a favor and start reading the Wings of War series, because it's fantastic!

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  • Logan
  • 12-07-22

Started cool, and then.....

......it seems to have lost itself IN itself. Won't be finishing the series, and honestly glad I didn't waste the credits from an average amount of enjoyment after the first book.
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  • Torn8oh
  • 22-02-22

Child Killer

In the first book I kept waiting and waiting for something to happen. But the story meandered along at a dreary pace. By the end it seemed like things were going to get better in the second book. But the author keeps killing children in a most horrific way. I cannot abide this. Please don’t have your characters interact with children if you are only going to dismember them! Are you freaking kidding me!

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  • ryan carlson
  • 31-12-21

As good as all the other mediocre books out there

The only thing worst than the worthless paragraphs at the beginning of each chapter are the chapters wasted on the priests. The only thing worst than this were the worthless chapters about the priests in book one.

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  • dsr
  • 29-06-21

Great underdog character

Interesting main characters. Great underdog. Plot is a little light on plot. Unusual environments.

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  • nathaniel harris
  • 12-05-21

Excellent

Excellent work by the writer, as well as a truly explanation performance by the narrator!

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  • Brian
  • 21-04-20

Brutal is the Warrior Beast...

But tender is the man. I enjoyed this second installment of the "Wings of War" series. Some parts for a pacifist like myself were hard to get through ...but the characters, story and world are rich and rewarding. Already own the Audibles for books 3+4, and look forward to listening to them. Raz i'Syul Arro character arc is an interesting one. He has been through more than anyone would ever want. His choices and decisions and why he makes them intrigue me. l look forward his progression.

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  • Dryheat4u
  • 06-07-17

Ideal sequel, with a good reader

Warring Son delivers perfectly as a sequel with very little time paying between the first and second book. Leaning strongly on the adventure fantacy story structure, the book never once feels like scenes are being forced. Luck takes a back seat after the first few chapters, and the writer spends a great deal of time letting you get inside a characters head. Decisions make sense, even when illogical because you always know a characters frame of reference. Best yet, the writer has the balls to not go with the standard happy ending. Setting the stage for the third novel perfectly.

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