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    • The Pen and the Sword

    • Destiny's Crucible, Book 2
    • By: Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    The Narthani, a militant realm who believe their manifest destiny is to rule the entire planet, Anyar, plan to absorb Caedellium into their empire. Yozef Kolsko (a.k.a. Joe Colsco) works to find ways to increase the chances of resistance to the Narthani's planned conquest. The enemy is coming. The odds seem overwhelming, and it will take all Yozef can do, the courage of his new people, and luck, to survive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Vivien Z. on 16-11-17

    Regular price: £29.09

    • Cast Under an Alien Sun

    • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
    • By: Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I gave up...

    • By Mike Collins on 10-04-18

    Regular price: £28.19

    • A Tangled Road to Justice

    • Paladins of Distant Suns, Book 1
    • By: Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When former soldier Everett Cole signed on to help colony planets prepare for joining the Federation, his employers were more than a bit vague about their identity and his duties. Ditto when - 11 light-years from Earth - he met his partner, Edgar Millen, an enigmatic man with a fetish for the mythology and language of the American Wild West. It wasn’t until they reached the colony world of Astrild that the mission became clear (somewhat). Cole and Millen were hired guns, tasked with removing impediments to order and justice - the methodology left open-ended.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but didn't have the magic of Anyar

    • By John on 17-04-19

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Heavier Than a Mountain

    • Destiny's Crucible, Book 3
    • By: Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 21 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    A freak accident casts Joe Colsco naked onto another planet inhabited by humans with technology circa 1700. In time, Joe, now known as Yozef Kolsko, makes the difficult acceptance of a new life. But he has become embroiled in a struggle beyond any dream he could have had. The Narthani are a militant society intent on subjugating the Caedelli, the people he's come to identify with. Unwittingly, the Narthani themselves are creating an opponent unlike any they have ever faced, an enemy beyond their conceptions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much talking, but no action!

    • By yasmin aden on 10-01-18

    Regular price: £29.09

    • Forged in Fire

    • Destiny's Crucible, Book 4
    • By: Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 28 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Joseph Colsco has survived what many would not have - cast naked on an alien planet amidst humans speaking an unknown language and with a different culture and history. Now, known to the people of Caedellium as Yozef Kolsko, he has risen out of despair to prominence and finds himself a central figure in the culmination of a struggle against an imperialist power bent on subjugation. The clans of the Island of Caedellium must gird themselves for what is to come.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It, left me wanting more.

    • By Tree Frog on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Tales of Anyar

    • Destiny's Crucible, Book 5
    • By: Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    The Destiny’s Crucible series chronicles the incredible adventure of Joseph Colsco, a college student of no particular importance who is thrust into an unimaginable fate by an accident that couldn’t happen - but did. Cast naked on the planet Anyar, he forges a new life for himself and rises to prominence and responsibilities he would otherwise never have imagined. However, much is left undone and uncertain. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • don't bother

    • By jjm on 28-08-18

    Regular price: £27.49