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Truthmarked

The Fatemarked Epic, Book 2
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Series: The Fatemarked Epic, Book 2
Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

The Hundred Years War rages on, with tensions between kingdoms growing ever more strained.

While Annise Gäric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked.

In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people. A master named Jai Jiroux looks to help the rebel cause, an act of treason punishable by death.

Surrounding the Four Kingdoms is the pall cast by the Kings' Bane, who continues his quest to kill eight rulers and thus fulfill the Western Oracle's ancient prophecy, which he believes will pave to way to peace across the realms.

©2017 David Estes; 2018 Podium Publishing (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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A must listen!

What's not to love about the 2nd book in the series?

If you love the first you'll love this. The way the characters grow and change, it really feels like I'm there with them. The story grows as they grow and the more you find out, the more you want to know!

Looking forward to the rest of the series :)

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Just a really good book

looks like it's going to be a really good series, can't wait for the next 3 books to listen to

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Wow David does it again

This is page by page adventure and surprises - Thank you David for writing such an amazing story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The concept is strong
The character development is strong - e.g. you find yourself liking characters that you shouldn't
The narration is really good - Derek does a good job at a female voice and making it credible
You look and think 22 hours wow that's long, but it's so good it feels like 5 minutes! He also gives you back stories at the end which give you further insight into the characters (he could have done these as flashbacks just as well)
never mind the book LOVED THIS SERIES

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  • Nicole
  • 20-11-18

I’m done

Though it started subtly, this whole dialogue and character development has become tedious and wholly aggravating.

At first, I thought the inclusions of modern identity politics were just an acquiescence to publisher demands, but by the end of this book, I suspect that the author is deliberating a literal mockery of Christianity, as the “virgin birth” becomes the vicious scam of a sociopathic little wretch, and the “peacemaker” is a confused bisexual vegan. — I’m not so sensitive as to run and hide from things that are flippant towards my own epistemic, but this... is pretty ugly.

I’m sorry I waisted these 40 hours trying to “find peace” with it.

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  • JBump30
  • 09-07-18

I. Am. Hooked!

Great story writing and pace building toward battles of epic proportions! Looking forward to the next book, for sure!

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  • Thomas L Humphrey
  • 22-06-18

Good story.

Great series thus far. Waiting on the next book. I recommend this series for a change of pace

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  • Glorianna
  • 10-03-18

Pathetic story

I feel sorry for the guy who had to narrate it aloud. The author of this travesty must despise women in general. You have an obese self-loathing princess, a shallow halfwit beauty turned evil queen and an elf who cant get over lost love for several human lifetimes. And there is a horrible gay romance between idiots. I told myself that if I bought it, I had to listen to it, or id've never put myself through this dumpster fire.

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  • Nathan
  • 03-06-18

Not for me

Won't be moving on in the series. I usually try to finish them but it's not getting better.

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  • JS
  • 05-06-20

Fatemark and Truthmark series

I have to say this is an excellent series. I am a critical reader and dislike badly written fantasy series. Tolkien's books are the high mark and this book falls very close to that level for me. Granted the author did not make several languages like Tolkien but the story line, development of characters and chapters are excellent. One is never overloaded with details like some of these books and the action is well presented. Also no use of sex to spice up the story. There are love situations but presented well. All in all, a great read and i am only on book 3 of the 5.

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  • Kathy Bly
  • 19-05-20

AN RPIC CONTINUED

True storytelling that keeps giving you that “I never want this to end” emotion. Estes writes and Perkins perform a perfect duet delivering The Fatemarkd series. EPIC!

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  • dzelko
  • 02-08-18

Wonderful and well written/read story.

One of the few series that seems to get better and better as you progress through. Characters are well developed and back stories unique and highly entertaining. Worth the listen.

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  • Cody
  • 31-07-18

a refund would be cool

the audio on this faded in and out. at1st I thought it was my phone so I connected to different devices and played other books and only this one was acting funny..
I still listened to the whole book but it was so frustrating.

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  • carywhiker
  • 28-03-18

Boring

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I was hopeful.. the first book was at least good enough to get me to purchase the 2nd... there are times where it is interesting... but then the story turns into page after page of boring dialog.. If you like CW tv shows.. you might like this one.

What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

Distinguished
Chamelon
Engaging

What character would you cut from Truthmarked?

Too many to list.

Any additional comments?

I wish it was better .. it had all the building blocks.

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