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Summary

Thomas was no one, an orphan with no past and no memories of his early life. The only clue lies in the strange birthmark on his chest, a mark that may or may not reveal his origin, but will certainly guide him to his destiny. 

Growing to manhood he will become a man of consequence and influence, yet the greatest gift he has to offer his people lies not in his power, but in his wisdom. As he strives to reach his potential he will face obstacles great and small and he will discover that some foes are too strong to defeat with power alone. 

The greatest of evils can only be stopped when those true of heart are willing to sacrifice blood, tears, and sometimes - their lives.

©2017 Michael G. Manning (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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not for me

seemed really good for the first few chapters but it's boring, theres no end game so far also the story is split between too many characters so it's just annoying

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Brilliant

Excellent new story from Michael G Manning. Great narrating. Can't wait for the next installment

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Good opening book

enjoyed the story, good characters and a good start to a potentially interesting series. only fault for me is Alex Wyndham. It was great listening to him in Mageborn onwards, but find him unnecessarily intense in mundane moments.

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  • Bob Speeter
  • 28-01-20

Way to close to religion for my taste

Devils, demons, losing soul to the devil, priests. A bit to catholic and I had enough of that growing up.

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  • JTN3
  • 17-07-19

great story

it's very different from his other series, but quite enjoyable. if you like stories about struggling to over come injustice and evil, I highly recommend

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  • Susi
  • 21-01-21

good story, eh narrator

I liked his voice and character range but the whispered everything-is-important narration got old. I know it's a choice, he's capable of not doing it. The characters don't always have that extra lilt at the end of a sentence, indicating every sentence is meant to have shock value.

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  • Michael V.
  • 19-03-21

narrator irritated me.

The story I loved but the narrator repeatedly sounding as if he was asking a question really got under my skin.

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  • kenneth
  • 09-03-20

Excellent story just needed to be a few hours longer,it seemed to be rushed.

3/4 of a story.
Needs more character development and relationship building to truest bring this story to life.

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  • Antonio
  • 16-06-21

Ehhhhh

Ok it wasn't terrible terrible.... Let's start with the narrator. He was decent. He did voices really well, but while reading he ended his sentences with an unnatural lilt that got REALLY annoying. Like he was asking a question in regular sentences. The story was good... I guess. There could've been more character and world development. I liked the ending.

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  • Willie Earl Mcgilacutty
  • 14-02-21

not good

Narrator has such a terrible cadence to his voice you will be put to sleep or stop listening.

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  • Johua
  • 26-09-19

intriguing

felt like a special tribute to d&d, where the roles, backstories, and adventure all came together and formed a great story.

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  • John Eric Hall
  • 10-08-19

Lusam?

This storyline reminds me so much of Dean Cadman's Lusam series that I kept expecting Aysha to be an alternate name for
Sarah. Yes, the same narrator Alex Wyndham so this help account for most of the similarity. I have all Manning's and Cadman's auto books and love them, but this one seems out of place....good book but just doesn't seem to fit. I still find the book worth the purchase but as a stand-alone book kind' a short.

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  • Ashley
  • 25-07-19

good story, too short to tell the whole story

The story was great, but a lot of the details and backgrounds just felt completely missing. With the majority of the characters, you get a vague idea of how they got to the places they were at the beginning of the story but not why. For example, you find out so and so had a falling out with their father and hate him, but you have no idea how or why. It just felt incomplete.

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