• Winter's Fury

  • The Furyck Saga, Book 1
  • By: A.E. Rayne
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jael Furyck isn’t happy. Her father is dead. Her uncle has stolen the throne.

And now, her uncle wants to marry her off to the fallen son of her arch-enemy. But Jael is a battle-hardened warrior, trained to kill since she was 10-years-old. She doesn’t plan on being anyone’s wife.

Eadmund Skalleson is drunk. His father is threatening him with a wife again. And this time he’s given him an ultimatum. Marry Jael Furyck or your brother returns from exile. But if Eadmund was ever going to choose a wife, it wouldn’t be Jael Furyck. Not her. Not ever.

Winter’s Fury is the first book in The Furyck Saga, a gripping epic-fantasy series that takes you into a richly woven world of warring kingdoms, mysterious dreamers, dark magic, and an ancient prophecy that emerges from the shadows to weave a dangerous web around them all....

©2017 A.E. Rayne (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Love the story.

Narrator was very good. would like to have heard a male reading the male parts.

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I almost stopped listening

I almost stopped listening, because it was slow going at first, but thankfully I continued. And it was worth it. Once you get attached to these characters you can’t press pause for anything. Looking forward to book 2!

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an adventure worth losing sleep.

I loved every wonderful word and was mesmerized by the storytellers incredible voice. the saga brought me to their world without the pain of the cold. absolutely great!

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aaaaaaammmmaaazing

I loved this book. I didn't even get fatigue listening to this book. the story and the characters kept me so engrossed from beginning to end. I can't wait for part 2 and 3

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It's like Hamlet, but just the part where nothing happens

The MC is stubborn. That's her only flaw. Other than that she is a total Mary Sue.

This is one of those stories where tension is developed by stalling. ThT's why I call it Hamlet, but without the Shakespeare. Just lots of waiting around for the main characters to finally do the thing.

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Decent

This was a very good story. However, the book was far longer than it had to be - unnecessarily repetitive in some instances. I think had I been reading instead of listening, I would have given up halfway through.

The narrator was quite good, except for her annoying habit of adding 'r' to the end of some words, eg., "saw-r".

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Language!

the language is terrible- couldn’t even get into the story— such a disappointment. The narrator was great though!

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Winter’s Fury Rocks!

Our heroine leaves Xena in the dust. The action is nonstop. The humor is both dark and tongue in cheek.
Loved the written book, loved this audiobook.
Kudos to Ms. Williams energized and exciting narration.
Can’t wait to get to the next audiobook in the series.

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Great start to a promising series!

Wonderful plot with interesting and well-developed characters. Narrator was excellent and brought the story to life.

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Feels like the female version of The Last Kingdom, totally worth it!

I absolutely loved it, could not stop listening. Filled with action, about a female warrior who is badass. Jael continues to impress and inspire you. Jael Furyck has a very Uhtred-esque feel to her character. Like Cornwell, Rayne had a way of implementing unexpected humor with her characters, which I also loved aside from the ass kicking scenes. The storyline made me want to stay up all night, I couldn’t get enough of it. One of the best books I’ve listened to in a while.

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  • Robert F.
  • 05-26-21

Went on a bit

Sold writing, solid characters, very well detailed but just found it took to long for anything to get going action wise. To be fair it kept my interest until the end, but didn’t really get excited about anything. Also found the way the story jumped from place to place in the next sentence left you wondering what was going on in some points.

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  • Caramel
  • 05-20-21

Names of characters too similar

Fairly good story but similar names of characters confusing. Long and detailed descriptions of fights boring.

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  • jo
  • 09-14-22

looking forward to the next one,.

loved this book, great story, good detail, fab characters. am now going off to find the next one.

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  • 08-31-22

loved it

excellent reading and pure escapism. believable characters. Good story leaving you both dreading but wanting more, much more

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  • Ian
  • 08-27-22

Still waiting for it to get going

I kept waiting for the story to get going.
Too many characters with too many threads to the story for me.
I’ll skip the rest of the series

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  • Wexten001
  • 07-15-22

Over written!!

Wow this moves slow at times. Too many words reserved for zero action that don’t add anything to the story or the characters.
Great story though

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  • Jonathan Dutch
  • 06-29-22

encapsulating story, but jumps between sub stories

The story is great and I do find Finty Williams a fantastic narrator. The negative though is that the story jumps between parallel plotlines without distinct separation. so when listening to this book remember who is where and with who as these jumps are separated (or so it seems) by no more than a full stop.

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  • Suzy Stevenson
  • 06-20-22

Excellent read

Very engaging from start to finish.Absolutely gripping story,well written. I’m not a expert but I know a good book when I read one. This kept me well interested and the build up of the characters took me on a journey through love, hate disgust and filling me with so many emotions..
I’m sure the 2 book in this series won’t disappoint. I’m about to start book 2 now.

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  • Krazy Kat Lady
  • 05-01-22

Excellent start to a new series

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed, and I really cared about what was going to happen to them. It was great to have a strong female lead.

The narrator did a good job of bringing the story to life.

I'm looking forward to listening to the next in the series!

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  • C.C.
  • 06-22-21

I love Finty Williams.

I have listened to many books narrated by Finty Williams and she does a great job every time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-30-22

Great characters, strong setup for a long saga

I'm surprised this series hasn't gotten more attention, on audible at least. Perhaps because Norse fantasy traditionally gets a lot of male readers and strong women are central to this story, and there's a heavy focus on relationships. The performance really does it justice. Finty Williams gets the dialogue and the atmosphere just right and her voice is very listenable. The third person omniscient perspective did throw me a bit here and there, but I got used to it. It's very well written and perfect for those who enjoy a slower pace, character focus and a long-haul epic story, because we're barely scratching the surface in book 1.