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Publisher's Summary

Dive in to the fantasy saga where a motley group of heroes must recover a stolen relic.

Twins Belwynn and Soren can communicate telepathically. They must lead a team of mercenaries, priests and exiles on a mission that becomes far darker and more important than they had bargained for. Perfect for fans of multi-character epics like Lord of the Rings and A Game of Thrones.

Praise for this series:

“If you’re a fan of great characters and plenty of action set in a well-developed fantasy world, then this is your series.”

“With interesting, well-fleshed out characters and a genuinely enthralling plot, this one really stood out for me.”

“Usually the author's writing links out a little for the next book or two, but not this guy, it stays right up there. You really need to get the rest of this series, you deserve it.”

Comprising books 1-3 of The Weapon Takers saga, this box set follows an epic quest for the seven weapons of Madria.

Soren, an ambitious wizard

Belwynn, his twin sister, who shares a telepathic link with him

Rabigar, an exile of the Krykker race

Elana, a mysterious priestess

Moneva, a killer with a dark past

And a host of mercenaries, sorcerers, knights, dukes, kings, and strange new races.

Who will lay claim to the weapons? Who can be trusted? And as war comes to Dalriya, who will take a stand against the dark forces that have been unleashed on the land?

Listeners have compared this series to The Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, The Belgariad, and A Game of Thrones.

“This quest to retrieve a stolen religious relic ticked so many of the boxes that got me into fantasy in the first place: an epic quest, a cast of diverse characters, swords and sorcery, otherworldly landscapes, strange creatures. Couple all this with a world which has a detailed history replete with political rifts, feuds and machinations, there is a lot going on. I especially liked the mix of characters, each bring their own skills and personalities to the party.” (CF Welburn, author of The Ashen Levels)

©2017, 2018, 2019 Jamie Edmundson (P)2020 Jamie Edmundson

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Can’t handle the mouth noises

The story was ok but the voice actor’s slurping and squelching their spit while voicing the bad guy was horrendous. Got way worse in book 2 and couldn’t even finish it or the series

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enjoyable story but it....

took me a long time to feel invested in the characters. female voicing leaves a lot to be desired, often flat and emotionless. male voicing often leaves too little to the imagination. good to listen to once... but I wouldn't give it a second run.

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Excellent book

This was a very engaging story. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. The only problem i Had was remembering the names of the many characters. All in all I recommend this book.

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Great story. Good Narrators

Loved the storylines and characters as their backgrounds played roles in the intertwining paths of the events. The narrators were able to voice different accents which helped build the world view of characters you meet from different lands. Unfortunately, both the male and female actors did not alter the inflection, tambor, or tone that well when presenting dialogue, making it hard to identify who was talking. A final irritant for me was the voices did not change whether the character was speaking or shouting. I recognize this may be a stylistic choice but it made it harder to relate emotionally to some of the characters when the words being said have no indication that the character is struggling for their life. Overall, I would still recommend this series as the writing was wonderful and world-building enticing. I look forward to the final book.

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A well done presentation of a well crafted story.

Jamie Edmunson tells a very big tale, and Bridget Thomas and Greg Patmore breathe life into its telling. Good Stuff!

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Weapon finders!

Loved this series! The adventures, traveling around trying to find the weapons! The challenges the wars! Who will win! Find out! Narrators were amazing!

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Delightfully enchanting story

This was a surprisingly captivating story. When I read another reviewer indicating this story was similar to Lord of the Rings I couldn’t help but snicker to myself. Yet, as I began listening to this story I began to become invested. Invested in the characters, some I loved, some I hated, and some I can’t wait to know what happens with. It does take some time to become accustomed to who is who, where everyone is, and following the stories of where each character is and their agenda. It truly is like Lord of the Rings in how; the characters diverge and they take independent adventures, but it’s a truly intriguing story. This is the first 3 books and my understanding is that one remains. But a stellar deal for over 30 hours of exceptional story telling. The narrators are good. I preferred the male narrator, though both were decent. I did see that there were complaints about the male narrator with a somewhat wet, breathy/mouthy type of narration but the whole point is the character he was narrator was inhabiting a decomposing body and is describe in writing exactly how the narrator depicts. I found the narrators didn’t hinder the story at all and complimented it in most circumstances.

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Definitely worth the credit!

Before you read further, please be aware that there's a book 4. This is an excellent series involving a huge cast of characters, a wide variety of "new" races, and plenty of plots and intrigue. It's a bit on the darker side of fantasy and a couple of brutal scenes in book 1 were reminiscent of Abercrombie. That said, at least one of those horrible events helped one character advance the plot and wasn't completely gratuitous. That scene in particular is mercifully short. The world-building is very nicely done, and the main characters display more than one dimension. There are loads of political intrigue as well, however the books don't get bogged down with them and the author throws a LOT of fight scenes in the mix. Like many others, it took a while to get used to the 2-narrator format, however both of them were very good. Greg Patmore in particular has an amazing arsenal of voices. I flew through this collection in 2 weeks and I started book 4 already. Don't wait like I did!

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Worth the wait…

This saga was hard to get into at first due to there being many central characters. I was taken in by the story and the narrators made characters easy to distinguish. I enjoyed the box set so much that I purchased and listened to book 4 before I wrote this review. I’ll definitely be looking for more work by Jamie Edmundson in the future.

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love the narration

the story is full of plot twist. I feel the narrators bring the story to life for the listener.

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  • janet smith
  • 08-23-20

I'm So, So, Sorry

At first glance this seemed like the perfect audiobook 32 hours of epic fantasy! Awesome, but, the despite an excellent performance I just found this deeply confusing and well... boring. I really am sorry Mr Edmundson. I genuinely tried to like this but by the end of the first book I found I didn't understand the story, didn't care about the characters and struggled to work out what was going on, where and to whom. I persisted to the second book but it was more painful. I am sure this is an excellent series, but, I did not get on with it at all. I will be returning it and I feel bad about that, the production was fantastic, the voice actors had a range of characters ad i'm sure many people with love these books, just, not me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-20

Epic Fantasy Fun

This is up there for the best audable taken spent. had ne gripped from start to end. The unfamiliar writting style too tue best padt of the 1st book to get to grips with but after that i was a true joy.

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  • Lynn Walker
  • 05-26-20

equal to any of the lord of the rings books

well written and narrated with an excellent story and in depth characters you feel you know and are happy once they return back to the story

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  • Philip Marshall
  • 09-17-20

Well created universe.

Very enjoyable universe with colourful characters. Just finished the first book. If you like books like Dragon Lance Chronicles this should fill some time. Very much a fantasy book for fantasy gamers. Give it a go you'll love it

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  • David
  • 06-02-22

Gripping epic fantasy

An absolute beast of a fantasy series. It’s got serious epic fantasy vibes and doesn't hold back the punches for the characters!