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Six Sacred Swords

Weapons and Wielders, Book 1
Lu par : Nick Podehl
Série : Arcane Ascension, Volume 2.5, Weapons and Wielders, Volume 1
Durée : 10 h et 49 min
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It doesn’t take a legendary sword to make a legendary swordsman, but it certainly helps.

Keras Selyrian is already well on the way to cutting his name into the annals of legend. He’s fought false divinities, thieving sorcerers, and corrupt demigods - and left them defeated in his wake.

But he’s a long way from home, and Kaldwyn offers a different brand of danger than he’s used to. He’s already got a sword of unfathomable power, but it’s damaged and leaking world-annihilating mana, so he’s in the market for a new one. Possibly six. The more the better, really.

The Six Sacred Swords are Kaldwyn’s most famous artifacts, forged as the only means to defeat the god beasts. Each sword must be earned by a worthy champion, and no single person has ever managed to collect them all.

Not yet, at least. Keras is just getting started.

Six Sacred Swords is a lighthearted fantasy adventure inspired by Japanese game series like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Fire Emblem. It takes place in the same universe as the Arcane Ascension novels, but years earlier and with a different protagonist. While the books are interconnected, they can be listened to on their own in any order.

For appendices with further details on the magic and characters, please download the supplementary PDF.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Andrew Rowe (P)2019 Podium Publishing
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  • Jim
  • 19/11/2019

Fun and entertaining!

PRO:
This story is a lot of fun. I found myself laughing out loud a few times and having to explain to people around me that I was listening to something. I can't wait for the next installment of the series.

The dialog between Karas and Reika is spot on and Nick Podehl does an amazing job of giving them each a voice and personality! (I will never look at ducks the same way again.)

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The only thing about the book that drove me absolutely bonkers was that Andrew Rowe used the word "sapient" instead of "sentient". For MULTIPLE objects that are clearly sentient (not sapient).

For example: Dawnbringer is a sentient sword. She can speak to her wielder, throw out sass, and feel when someone cast magic through her blade. All of which falls clearly into "sentient" meaning of "able to perceive or feel things."

For contrast, "sapient" means "wise, or attempting to appear wise." OR "relating to the human species" and given that Dawnbringer is a sword who confesses to have never been out in the world, she is clearly not either definition of "sapient".

I won't give anymore details of the book to prevent spoiling it.. Just know that you will hear "sapient" used and if you are confused, replace the word with "sentient" -- I really wish the publisher's proof reader had caught this (LOL)

CONCLUSION:
Still well worth the listen and I'm totally hooked on the series!

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  • Roger W. Amidon III
  • 11/11/2019

Awesome addition to the world!

Loved it. great companion series to the Sufficiently Advanced Magic series. I can't wait for more!
Nick Poedel is the best!!

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  • Susan Stevens
  • 05/05/2019

Enjoyable but...

This was a perfectly acceptable off shoot to the Arcane Ascension series that the author has started. But like many offshoots it falls short of the original. It is an entertaining story but the complexity and character development is not as in depth as the original series.

Nick Podehl, as the narrator in both series, delivers a flawless performance as usual.

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  • Logophile
  • 16/05/2019

Different names, same characters. One trick pony?

I gave the first book of the Arcane Ascension series a rave review, although I did not rate the others in the series. As this is a spinoff of that series, I feel an obligation to offset that rave.

The lead character in Six Sacred Swords, Keras Selyrian, was introduced in book 1 of the Arcane Ascension series as a somewhat dark, mysterious, knowing and worldly man. (Spoiler ahead - skip to the next paragraph to avoid.) When he reappeared at the end of that series, his character had changed, although it is only in retrospect that it becomes glaring that his back-story and character had not been developed until then, and was likely due to Rowe's plotting out this book.

Now that Karas has his own series, it is evident that Karas has lost the mystery, several years, and much of the apparent knowledge and wisdom with which he had been introduced. The only mystery left is kept as an unanswered question. It is so blatantly stated that you even know what the question is - it is just not answered. I find that that question alone is not enough to be interested in Karas, and I almost did not finish the book.

Quite early in this book, I realized that the character, Karas, was the same in mannerisms, speech and thought patterns, as the lead character in the prior series, Corin Cadence. - In fact, I had to go back and double check that it was supposed to be a different person, and that I hadn't been confused about the names! - Corin was ok for one series, but there isn't enough meat in this plot to carry another him through it, no matter what his name is.

Nick Podehl does a great job with the narration, as always, and he clearly does what he can with the character. He can, however, only work with what he has been given by the author.

I will not be buying the next book.

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  • S. Edmondson
  • 22/11/2019

An excellent blend of humor and swashbuckling fun

As usual, Nick podehl did an excellent job near Reading this Book. Andrew Rowe wrote an entertaining introduction to his new series and I look forward to reading the next book. this is the first book of his that I've read, and I'm very happy to have come across him. his blend of humor and heroism and swashbuckling fun was engaging and extremely entertaining.

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  • alex
  • 22/11/2019

Really fun story with mix of comedy and action.

The audio performance was spot on and the story itself was written well enough to keep me happily guessing u tomorrow the end.
Great job to the whole team.

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  • Reaper
  • 21/11/2019

great listen

fantastic listen it made me laughter and sometimes cringe by the way combat was acted out.

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  • Kevin
  • 17/06/2019

Doesn't meet the standards of Rowe's other series

I know this book was to provide background on his other series, but I don't think it provided enough to make up for shallow characters and a weak story. I also think it was trying a little too hard to be humorous. If it wasn't for my love of Arcane Ascension series and my like of The War of Broken Mirrors series, I probably wouldn't have finished and gave it a 1 star.

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  • Jonathan
  • 03/05/2019

My God he can write a book

Seriously. Yes this is a lore fill book but at the same time it ties up the story and how characters come to meet and come to power. Can't wait for the next book in THE S. A. M series to see what happens next. This book runs along side the main series but it's own series as well. Keep them coming Rowe seriously keep it up. And nick keep up the narration!!!

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  • June C.
  • 11/06/2019

I want more!!!

I love Andrew’s work on Sufficiently Advanced Magic books! Light, interesting and not hard to follow. In this book, Dawn Bringer was hilarious and life of the party! Can’t wait for the next audiobook!

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  • Mike
  • 08/10/2019

Unglaublich gut!

Tolle Story mit sympathischem Hauptcharakter, einem perfekt passendem Sprecher und einem der coolsten Magiesysteme die ich kenne.

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  • Patric Birr
  • 23/03/2020

Not as good as Arcane Ascension, but still great.

Story is a bit less gripping than with Arcane Ascension, due to the main character being to clean and perfect. But still a good novel in a great universe. And the narrator is one of the best ever.

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  • Thorsten
  • 29/01/2020

... and it's even funny!!

I was surprised that this book was having such funny elements! It's not often that I laugh out loud listening to an audio book, but here it happened frequently. Very good characters, and the plot also. Be surprised!
Andrew Rowe: write more, fast, if it's so good and ... novel. Pun. Do I get a point? Hint ... hello Dawn!

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 17/11/2019

Weak story

Not like his other work. There isn't any character development, no big twists or big surprises. The Maincharacter is anoying and so are his companions. Combatscenes are well written but that's about it.

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  • Felix Ehrich
  • 11/07/2019

Excellent as usual, less gamelit/litrpg

The story runs from the perspective of Kerras. It is well written, funny dialogues inbetween great fighting scenes. Nick Podehl does an excellent job (as usual) in portraying the characters. This book has much less gamelit/litrpg elements, because the protagonists magic functions differently than in sufficiently advanced magic/on the shoulders of titans.

Really recommend it!

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  • Sherry
  • 20/06/2019

Besser als die Hauptgeschichte

Der Sprecher ist ohnehin super... Aber diese neben Geschichte am lagerfeuer ist super. Mich hat die noch mehr gefesselt als die zwei vorigen Bücher und die waren schon klasse.

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  • der_Joe
  • 05/06/2019

fast schon cheesey

fast schon cheesey aber sehr Self aware die Geschichte.
Es gibt immer mal wieder kleine noods zu verschiedenen Fantasy Tropes, was ich sehr witzig fand

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  • gucky
  • 08/05/2019

Phenomenal story! Well written and read.

I enjoyed Andrew Rowes books immensely - this one is no difference. Nicely described locations, characters and story that immerses you to the bone. I'm waiting for the next one!