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Shadebound

By: David Estes,G.D. Penman
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
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Assassins lurk in every shadow of Covotana Palace. Noble blood is spilled, and the firstborn scion of the usurped king has been summoned to seek justice by the twins who now claim his throne.

Artemio Volpe must contend with more than simple intrigue. The embers of war burn bright beyond the horizon of the northern steppes, his already estranged family has been hounded by the assassinations, and the shades of the dead pervade his body and mind, granting him their power at a terrible price.

Torn between his duty to the kingdom and his studies at the legendary House of Seven Shadows, Artemio finds his loyalties divided and time running out. After all, the fires burning to the north are not mere barbarian's pyres. They're dragon fire...

©2022 David Estes and G.D. Penman (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Intriguing

I am extremely glad I took chance on this book. Generally, I prefer to wait until there is a least two books, preferably more, when starting a new series. Estes expertly wove an intriguing tale in this blend of murder/mystery and magic. Took me a while to really understand the shade concept. Part of it is how the author blended the revelation of the shades into the story, revealing a bit at a time. By the time I was halfway through the story, I was thoroughly hooked. I am a big fan of TGR and he certainly does not disappoint here. He is magnificent. The characters are complex, all too human, but wonderfully portrayed. Yes, it ends somewhat abruptly but is well set up for the next book, which hopefully will come soon. When the story gears up, it is a full sprint to the end. No language but a fair amount of violence but nothing over the top for this genre. Most highly recommended.

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Finally an amazing book!

Been struggling to find a book that can keep me entertained from front to back! Very good narration also, I'm super happy with this 😁

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Narrator as usual great

Always enjoy Tim Gerald Reynolds narrating. The story seem to have a lot lacking. I can't put my finger on why I feel that way

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Excellent!

Brilliant story and I am only half way through! Reynolds brings this to life in a way only he can.
Highly recommend this.