A Pattern of Shadow and Light
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(4.7 based on 585 ratings)
  • 1
    Cephrael's Hand: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 1 | Melissa McPhail

    Cephrael's Hand: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Melissa McPhail
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (162)

    In Alorin...300 years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor's brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D'Lacourte's mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he'll have to find him....

    Massive!

    At first was so much information and characters to take in and keep track of... But The narrative of Nick and the story are just Mind blowing. I dont ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 December 2016 by Patrick ()
  • 2
    The Dagger of Adendigaeth: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 2 | Melissa McPhail

    The Dagger of Adendigaeth: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs)
    • By Melissa McPhail
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (92)

    At long last, the reason for the blessed Adept race's decline has been discovered: powerful beings known as Malorin'athgul are disrupting the Balance and preventing Alorin's Adepts from awakening to their gifts. Who are they? Where are they? And how can they be stopped when they wield a power meant to unmake the universe itself? In T'khendar, Prince Ean val Lorian has forsaken his companions in blood and battle to join the traitorous Fifth Vestal in T'khendar in the hopes of gaining some insight into the tragedies that plagued his return.

    Great world, clunky writing

    Top marks for world building, interesting characters and plot development. A couple of week areas, e.g. There aren't many details of what/why/how the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 February 2017 by Rachel Langley ()
  • 3
    Paths of Alir: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 3 | Melissa McPhail

    Paths of Alir: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Melissa McPhail
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (169)

    Powerful beings from the fringes of Chaos have come to the realm of Alorin. Fate bends to their will, and their will is set upon Alorin's destruction. Alone in understanding the threat they pose, Alorin's Fifth Vestal, Björn val Gelderan, has launched a desperate plan to stop them: a "great game" played upon the tapestry of mortal life. Now, in Paths of Alir, Björn's Players have taken the field.

    An exceptional book

    Paths of Alir has become one of my favourite audiobooks. The series "A pattern of shadow and light" lures you in with Cephrael's hand, and once you ar..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 February 2017 by Chris ()
  • 4
    Kingdom Blades: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 4 | Melissa McPhail

    Kingdom Blades: A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Melissa McPhail
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (143)

    After the events the first three books in Melissa McPhail's award-winning epic fantasy series, A Pattern of Shadow and Light, the realm of Alorin remains unbalanced. The Fifth Vestal, Bjorn van Gelderan, has cast his Players on the field. Now they must hold their positions against Malorin'athgul as well as their immortal allies. In Kandori...Prince Ean val Lorian is bound to Bjorn van Gelderan's game and to his sister Isabel, but Ean would rather be free of both of them. Yet he fears the game won't let him.

    This series just get better and better

    Yes, because the story is detailed and the narration is awesome. I have actually re-listened to Book 1,2,3 while waiting for book 4. I will most likel..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 March 2017 by Apollon (Caterham, United Kingdom)