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Blood and Coin

By: Philip C. Quaintrell
Narrated by: Steven Brand
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Publisher's Summary

Monsters breed legends…and legends breed monsters. This is the way of things. This is the way of the Ranger. 

Turned from the path of the assassin, Asher roams the world no better than a nomad, with naught to offer but his sword and grit. But woe betide the monster that believes his sword and grit will not be enough…

In a twisted chance of fate, the brash actions of Doran Heavybelly—a dwarven hunter with a lot to say—forces Asher back into the world of man. And so the ranger is brought into the light, into the gaze of Illian’s greatest crime guilds and onto the lawless island of Dragorn. 

A deal must be made, and with a creature far worse than any of the fiends Asher has put to his sword. To save those who cannot save themselves, the ranger must choose between his life and theirs. Should he make such a deal, 'tis not his life that would be forfeit but the man he has worked so hard to become.

In the end, it will all come down to blood and coin…

©2022 Quaintrell Publishings, Ltd. (P)2022 Podium Audio

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A breath of fresh air for me

Drawing inspiration from some of my favorite themes, Witcher”ish” monster hunting, lord of the rings, assassins, gladiators, the wandering warrior, life on the road, and magic of course. Blood and coin takes many familiar settings and tropes, weaves them together, and makes a very refreshing, if not original story full of blood, action, and flawed characters! Ready for the next one!

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Great

This was was a great story. But all of his books are. Great great great read.

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Fantastic storytelling and great writing!

New to Quaintrell. Loved this book duology. Not only is it great storytelling, it’s great writing. I so enjoyed it. The dialogue, the details in a fight and under a mask, just fantastic. Highly recommend! Can’t wait to start the ‘Echoes Saga’.

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Fantastic series

I haven't had this much fun with a fantasy series since i was a kid!
Great story telling. Tons of action. Most impressive is the authors lore connections into "the echoes saga". Either through easter eggs for those who know, or character developments that will pay off big for new readers along the way. This one is a wild ride! Enjoy!

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Great Prequel Series

I am a fan of the author and this narrator. Exquisite detail and expressions of emotion. Character development makes sense and so the story makes sense.

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Great Story

Steven Brand is an amazing narrator. The story is excellent, even though the characters make extremely illogical decisions from time to time. The last second drama is a bit much, but otherwise engaging.

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amazing

I can't stress enough how much I love this book. if you don't read this book series you are missing something wonderful.

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Amazing

This prequel is an amazing back story to to a world and characters I enjoy so much. When you think you know what’s going to happen, bam, nope nice try lol. Well written and read. I would recommend to anyone who loves an epic tail of fantasy.

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Awesome

This prequel to the “Echo Saga” is great. It answers a lot of questions about Asher’s past. I can’t wait for the next books ,where he meets his other friends and their adventures….

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What a gem

Little bit of a slow start compared to the first book. Totally worth waiting for it to develop. Enjoyed this quite a bit. Good find!

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  • 11-18-22

Looking forward to the rest

Impressive how detailed a battle can be described. waiting for the rest of the story. I was entertained

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  • Sheldon
  • 11-15-22

enjoyed it

it was really cool. I was distracted with the end but I will be looking for more in the series

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  • William
  • 11-10-22

what a story

He's outdone himself! this new series just blows me away, the story and the

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-22

This whole series is epic

This Series is one of my favourites not since Gemmell have I been so engrossed. Drove to Devon and back in what felt like 10 mins when it was a 9 hour drive. I do have the speed at 0.9 as it’s a bit fast for me makes all the difference.

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  • C Carey
  • 10-12-22

another exceptional listen.

every time i finish of of these books I longingly wait for the next one in the series, having now covered asher as an adult , and the 2 books showing how he came to his ranger status : will we get anymore?
please say yes and that brand will narrate, i love his voice with it tone and inflection in the right places. brand interprets the authors meaning and nuance so perfectly; I'm also hoping we don't have to wait too much longer.
in the meantime i spend an age trawling through the other steven brand narrated books but so far none have come up to scratch.

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  • Jack
  • 10-12-22

superb

the author has nailed it again, I think I could sit and listen to this in one sitting. Do yourself a favour and dive in.

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  • Stuart Kennedy
  • 09-29-22

Brilliant listening

What can I say. Story brilliant, characters well written, narration, first class. I thought I would get tired of these characters. But honestly I can’t wait when a new book has been written and equally can’t wait to hear the narration. Five stars all the way.

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  • Danny Boy
  • 09-23-22

Philip C Quaintrell just keeps on amazing us readers

Asher is undoubtedly the most popular and iconic character in this multiverse. This “prequel sequel” merely reinforces this. Great character development, spectacular fight sequences as always and wonderful twists and turns that are almost expected of this creative and exciting writing talent…can’t wait for more and can’t endorse this next chapter in the world that Mr Quaintrell has created enough.

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  • Tyrodin
  • 09-23-22

Brilliant as always

I never tire of stories involving Asher and his companions. Although I do hope after this series of prequels that he revisits the “present” adventures with Asher and his dragon

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  • Chloe T.
  • 09-22-22

Another phenomenal book in the ranger series

I still can't get over how much I enjoy these books, the writing and the characters are amazing. The humour and laughs from this book are also brilliant. Keep up the great work Phillip !!

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  • Telmach
  • 10-10-22

Amazing story

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one. Steven Brand did a great job narrating it and his voice is well suited to the characters.