• Silver Light

  • Mothertree, Book 1
  • By: W.K. Greyling
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Walde has inherited a forbidden power from his father, enabling him to commune with Thara, an enigmatic being that lives deep in the earth. Walde thinks he can keep this power a secret, but one day he slips. His father is blamed and executed, the body placed on a raft and sent down a rushing river. Walde breaks free and goes after him...only to discover that the execution was staged. Very much alive, his father floats off to a mysterious end. During Walde’s perilous journey to rescue him, he learns what is truly at stake: not only his father, but also his people’s entire way of life.

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Stunning! What a unique find!

This was a shockingly great find. I have read many fantasy books and often find the same story retold. This is not the case. I enjoyed every part of it. very unique characters and storyline. Hints of magic and love with well developed characters. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. A must read!

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Enthralling story that keeps you hooked

A story that makes you think about our society and where we are headed. The narrator is good and draws you into the characters who are easy to associate with. The story line flows and keeps your interest, you want to know what is going to happen next. Can't wait to start the next book.

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Fantastic book!!

I loved this book! The characters were so well drawn and the story very compelling. The universe W.K. Greyling has created seemed so authentic I had to keep reminding myself that this was a fantasy world! And the narrator was fantastic! I found myself both wanting to keep listening to the story and yet not wanting it to end… I highly recommend this very entertaining book.

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Wonderful fantasy story!!

This was truly a wonderful fantasy story! It really kept me hooked. You are genuinely intrigued about Walde's story and what happens. The narration was also perfect for this book. At first I was a little worried the narrators voice might put me to sleep because it was so calming, but he does a great job of keeping you listening! Highly reccomend!

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Excellent audiobook experience

Slightly reminiscent of the witch trials this story is a wonderful tale of a son’s love loyalty for his father, and his growing realization that the way things are, must change. Walde’s journey to find his father, while discovering the depth of his gifts, runs the reader through the gamut of their own emotions.
One of the best parts of this experience is the narrator. Mr. Morey pulls the reader in so quickly that one forgets the task set out to do while listening.

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Amazing Story.

Great character development and depth. The world he paints is new and fantastic. If you like fantasy, you will love this one. It is not cliché at all and avoids the usual plot lines. I can't wait to listen to the second book.

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Couldn't predict where this story was going!

I'm a sucker for father/son loyalty themes. I know the main story is more about a people group with forbidden powers and their grave perils and the possible demise of the mother-tree and all that that entails, but it was the length that the son went through to save his father that was the most riveting aspect for me. I loved the relationships that were forged during the son's travels, as he sought to find and save his father. W.K. Greyling has always done well with character development when writing, in this one she did not disappoint. I really couldn't predict where the story was going and I love when that happens. There were some unbelievable surprises and twists that were laugh-out-loud thrilling. I did read the second book in this series and I can report that it even gets better!

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A great read

This was my first book by this author. It was unique because Wales has a power to communicate with an earth god. He needed to keep his abilities a secret but he slipped. The events after that created a dangerous journey for Wales and his companion. Once the 2 set off they won't stop. A great read.

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Great book

A story that you do not want to put down or for the story to finish. It draws you in in-such a way that you can visualise the story as it moves along.
Always enjoys books written by W.K.Greyling.
Good first book. Kept me interrested from being to end.
Narrator was easy to listen to.

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Loved it!

An epic sequel that did not disappoint. This original storyline keeps giving and keeps you guessing. The moral undertone continues to grow along with exceptional character development that is very satisfying.

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  • Missgotty
  • 01-10-22

Good fantasy story

The book is rather slow to begin with, but when you persist it develops into a very well written and enjoyable fantasy story. The main story begins with Walde accidentally discovering he is a Reacher, a tree dweller with great power. There is great fear for his life as Reacher's are discriminated against and killed once discovered. Waldes father is taken which sets him on a journey to rescue him. This takes him on an adventure where he discovers the truth about his people, dissolving the mystery and conspiracy depicted by those who fear and wish to harm the Reacher's.

I didn't get on well with the narrator, but looking forward to book 2.

I was given this book for free of my own choosing and voluntarily left this review.

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  • kim c s
  • 11-17-21

really good read!

a most enjoyable book
Great story and riveting read
the narrator was really good too!

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  • Placid
  • 09-29-21

Refreshing

This book is interesting and follows the development of Walde and Bright as they travel to try and save Walde's father.
The book develops the world and the characters and it covers the many trials they face as they travel from Walde's home to the port city where his father has been sent.

Not only must he learn to deal with his emotions he must also learn to recognize the feelings he develops along the way and to recognize that not everyone thinks as he has been brought up to think.

The narration is good with the many voices for the many characters.

This book was provided free of charge with the hope for an honest review.

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  • Helen
  • 08-03-21

fabulous audiobook

anther amazing book by W.K. Greyling
Walde has inherited a forbidden power from his father,
well written loved every minute

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  • Iggy
  • 07-30-21

Great listen

Would highly recommend. Nice storyline and I really liked it it was nature related as I'm a natures person! Well developed character, plenty of adventurous spirit. don't wanna give away too much - listen and find out for yourself!!

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  • Carol B
  • 07-27-21

Fantasy at it's Best

A good listen this has been well crafted a more of a fantasy rather than supernatural, mother trees children that don't age Walde has inherited a forbidden power, his father according to the elders has been executed, by placing on a raft and sent down the raging river. Walde sets out on a journey to the harbour hoping to find his father or indeed his body, and his trials and tribulations along the way. This is the 1st audiobook in the series and I have already the 2nd so I can finish Walde's journey. The narration by Arthur Morey is very calm and soothing.

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  • Fred Jones
  • 07-26-21

Entertaining engrossing fantasy

I was hooked right from the start, a wonderful story of mystery and adventure, full of believable well described characters superbly written. The author has created a wonderfully vivid and detailed world, an entertaining and engrossing story that I loved. I look forward to reading the next in the series. The narration is perfect for the story, easy to listen to and giving the story even more life. I received a copy of this audiobook from the author and am leaving a voluntary honest review.

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  • Boojum
  • 07-24-21

Interesting idea

This book is an interesting fantasy tale, based in the world of 'Reachers' who can commune with a spiritual being found in 'mother trees'. The few reachers that still exist are persecuted and either imprisoned or killed - reminds me of heretics in medieval times (only in reverse). The story is interesting but a little slow to get established, and comes into its own about halfway through the book. My main gripe is unfortunately the narrator. His delivery is fine (with occasion 'page turning' gaps which should have been edited out), but I'm afraid the heroine Bright's voice sounds like a little wizened Irish man, which is a bit disconcerting when she's supposed to be an auburn haired beauty. I think Mr Morey's voice is just too old for a book like this, although the accents seemed to improve towards the end. A pleasant enough listen, given the caveats.

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  • KarenThornton
  • 07-12-21

A good storyline and well read

I enjoyed this book and thought it had good characters and plot. I am looking forward to the next instalment in this series.

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  • Tracy Tucker
  • 07-07-21

what an adventure!

I have stopped but briefly just to leave a review of this brilliantly written story, before moving on to book 2. The author captured me from very early in and held me tight right to the close of the book. Enchanting! Exciting! Tense.

I listened to the audio version And was very impressed with the narration.