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Path of a Novice

Silvan Series, Book 1
Série : The Silvan Series, Volume 1
Durée : 9 h et 23 min
Catégories : Anglais - Teens, Ages 13 & Up

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An immortal half-blood becomes a novice warrior and joins the ranks of the Silvans as they battle Sand Lords and Deviants. He only ever had one dream: to become a Silvan captain in an army commanded by the dominant Alpine elves, colonizers of the Great Forest. There had once been another dream, though - to know who his father was, but years of unanswered questions later, he told himself it didn't matter anymore.

Meanwhile, the powerful Alpine lords weave a story of racial superiority, relegating the native Silvans to second-class subjects. Village leaders, Spirit Warriors, and Foresters are starting to rebel. Fel'annár learns the true meaning of warrior hood when he travels as the only novice warrior in a multi-racial patrol into the Deep Forest. As he battles the enemy for the first time, a power unfolds, one he cannot control - does not want. While friendships are forged, a destiny begins to unravel, one that is tied to a past he knows nothing about. For others, though, it is only a matter of time before the truth is revealed and the danger becomes real.

Can Fel'annár overcome his fears, become the warrior he always wanted to be, or will his dreams be stunted by his own shrouded past? By one elf's lust for absolute power?

©2017 Ruth Kent (P)2019 Tantor

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  • myrtledove
  • 21/02/2019

Excellent Audiobook, Wonderful Story

This is an excellent audiobook that brings book 1 of this wonderful, epic fantasy story to life. Kudos to the narrator for daring to give a different voice for every character that speaks, his range is impressive. Don't believe any negative reviews of this audiobook. Be patient as the author gradually builds up the story to its apex in the later chapters. Chapter 15 is my favourite to listen to, it's so dramatic & heart-wrenching and can bring tears to one's eyes. A worthy purchase.

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  • Claudia L.
  • 01/03/2019

An epic story!

I read Path of a Novice several months ago, and was immediately drawn into the story, the characters, and the world they live in. Once the audiobook was released, I had to listen to it - it brings the book to life even more.

I love that Path of a Novice is written with a style that is more reminiscent of Tolkien than many of the more modern fantasy stories. There is a level of detail that paints each scene on a canvas, while the story itself grabs hold of you and refuses to let go. I don't mind that the point of view changes, because it helps the reader become more invested in characters that are important to the continuing story, but who might otherwise be overlooked or sidelined. Having that glimpse into the larger political and social background adds gravity to what might otherwise come across as a simple coming-of-age story.

Overall, the narration was well done. The only time I felt distracted from the story was when Daniel May voiced female characters (of which there aren't many) - they didn't sound as natural as the male voices. For that, I deducted one performance star.

Path of a Novice is a compelling start to the series, and I look forward to reading and listening to the rest of the story!

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  • V. S. Luna
  • 17/02/2019

A Wonderful Story told by A Talented Narrator!

I had read the book several times in anticipation of the next addition to the story. wait for young Fel'annár's tale to unfold. R. K. Lander has created a world full of wonder and strife. I was honestly sad everytime the book would be near its end.
No matter how many times I read the story I would get lost in the tale. As if each time was my first. I would get lost in the life like characters and their entertaining wit. In the different cultures of Silvan and Alpine.
All the Narrator did was bring the story to life!
Through him I watched Fel's story unfold in my mind. I could see the Great Forrest and Silvan villages. I could see Alpine cities and warriors at work. I could see Sand Lords and Deviants attacking and seeking Immortality.
All I can simply say is I can't wait for the next installment of Fel'annár's life to unfold!

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  • PeggyC
  • 13/02/2019

A wonderful fantasy read!

I absolutely loved this book! RK pulled me into her world, and I lost myself in it. The world building is fantastic and I loved the characters.

Daniel Thomas May does a fantastic job voicing the characters and I can't wait to listen to Road of a Warrior!

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  • steven brachna
  • 30/07/2019

a random pickup that was better than expected

I picked up this book in between waiting for my favorite authors to do their thing and I was not dissapointed. This has great character development, action and world building. I have since bought the entire collection that's out thus far and am only becoming more engrossed with the story. This is a credit well worth spending in my opinion.

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  • Bunty
  • 09/07/2019

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL SERIES

Fantastic story and well performed by Daniel Thomas May, one of the best narrators! Excellent plot with interesting characters. Lots of action and kept me awake the whole night to finish it. I'm purchasing the next two books - thank goodness the rest of the books are already published. Bravo to R K Lander, a brilliant writer. Most enjoyable.

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  • Timothy Carter
  • 14/02/2019

Great narration of an amazing book

Words can not do this book and series justice. The author R.K. Lander has created a beautiful world with rich characters and a great story. I am normally not a big fan of audio books as I enjoy reading the written word. That said, after reading this book over 5 times I found myself mesmerized by the audio version. It actually gave me additional insights to the story and characters that I had not gleaned from my reading. I highly recommend the audio version of path of a novice and if I were to author a complaint it would be the author is not writing fast enough😄

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  • Eighthanded
  • 27/07/2019

Just bland..

I have restarted this three times because there is not much story compelling the reader. It’s like a few conversations to hint at pushing a plot forward then a time jump; new characters, another vague conversation and a time jump and a character jump. No real reason to follow the protagonist other than he’s evidently beautiful (repeatedly beat into the dialogue), fights well (because he spent his time dancing, or training in the woods alone) and the mystery of why he looks like the other guys, but that gets revealed pretty early on. Hard to want to keep reading about a vapid but apparently good looking blonde bastard with green eyes who had no real conflicts other than being a orphan and a bastard. Neat.

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  • T. Wroblewski
  • 30/09/2019

Fantastic!

Oh, this was so good! Great story and great performance. I can’t wait to see what else this writer will do.

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  • Marie Annette
  • 11/09/2019

Way too much "TELL" and Way too little "SHOW"

Let me start by saying, I’ve returned it to get my credit back. It had the makings of being a decent read but has way too many major distracting flaws. The biggest flaw of this book is that the author tells the reader what to think about the major character through the POV of the side characters and that is unacceptable. There is zero character development that the reader gets to see, you have to learn it from what the side characters have concluded which is really lazy of the author. The pacing of this story is way too fast, there are time jumps all over the place, another lazy way imho for the author to move the story along and avoid developing the main character.

This book also suffers from having a way too perfect main character and it actually makes me dislike him. The author focuses too much on the beauty of the main character, I don’t understand why that was so important. I saw other reviews mention that this was done for women readers, this is very insulting. And btw, I’m a woman and I don’t find this focus the least bit appealing. The writers prose is “too much on the nose” in an annoying ingratiating way. It was very predictable and feels like wish fulfillment on the part of the author. I really regret having taken the time to listen to it. This is my first and last book by this author.

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