Narrator: Carly Robins
Series: Soul Stone Mage #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 10 January 2018
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Author, Submitted
The Kingdom of Virgo has lived in peace for thousands of years...until now.
The humans from Terran have always been real assholes to the witches of Virgo. Now a silent war is brewing, and the timing couldn’t be worse. Princess Azure will soon be crowned queen of the Kingdom of Virgo.
In the Dark Forest, a powerful potion-maker has been murdered.
Charmsgood was the only wizard who could stop a deadly virus plaguing Virgo. He also knew about the devastation the people from Terran had done to the forest.
Azure must protect her people. Mend the Dark Forest. Create alliances with savage beasts. No biggie, right?
But on coronation day everything changes. Princess Azure isn’t who she thought she was, and that’s a big freaking problem.
Welcome to the Revelations of Oriceran.
A magical world tied to Earth, and nothing like it.
©2017 Sarah Noffke, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing
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In the world of Oriceran there are two major races: The people from Virgo, wizards, and witches living in harmony with nature; and the Terrans, humans whose origins are Earth, and which use the power of nature for their own benefit. Princess Azure will soon be the queen of Virgo, but during the coronation ceremony, something is discovered about her. She will need to demonstrate her people that she is a valid queen, but she also will need to recover something for her ill mother, and fight back the Terrans and their evil plans.
I have already listened to several series by Sarah Noffke, and I love her way of creating characters and bringing them to life. She has a very powerful imagination and is able to create different and credible worlds. Up to now I just knew her books about Dreamtravelers, so I was curious about this new adventure. I have to say that I really enjoyed it, but there was somehow something missing that I found in her other books.
I found the main character’s personality a bit less attractive than the main characters’ in her other books, and I also missed a bit part of the balance and poetry. I also found the story quite predictable. I’m not saying this is a bad book, it was very good, but I just can’t help but compare it to her other works.
We are up here against a fight between good and evil, non-humans and humans, nature and technology. This dualism has been used again and again since the early times of the first fantasy books and works, but I just maybe expected a more original approach.
This is just the first book in a series, and it ends on a massive cliffhanger. I would have appreciated if there was at least a conclusion to the first story-arc.
Carly Robins delivered a wonderful narration. Giving a different voice and style to every character. Simply perfect.
Despite the minor issues, I am curious about where this is going to, and I am sure the best is yet to come.
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