Shard of the Sun by Richard Fierce

Posted March 14, 2018 by desoosthuizen in Reviews / 0 Comments

Shard of the Sun by Richard FierceShard of the Sun by Richard Fierce
Narrator: Skyler Morgan
Published by Self Published / Indie on 22 May 2017
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Ages ago, sorcerers created a new sun to replace their dying one. When a shard of the sun falls to the earth, more than one takes notice. And some have intentions more wicked than others.

A powerful wizard seeks the means to defy death and heal his broken body.

The Necromancer is set on getting the justice that was never given.

Amidst everything, the shard falls into the hands of an unsuspecting woodsman named Broderick. Miracles begin to happen at his touch. The dead are raised and the sick are healed. When his cousin's wife is captured, he sets out to rescue her and bargain the shard for her freedom. But nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted, least of all the one he travels with.

©2014, 2017 Richard Fierce (P)2017 Richard Fierce

ABR received this audiobook for free from the Narrator in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the audiobook or the content of our review.

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One day while working Broderick sees something fall from the sky, immediately thinking back on his parent’s good fortune on finding meteorite he sets off to find himself a piece to make his own fortune. Only to later find that it’s not a meteorite but a shard of the sun, that gives great healing power to the person who possesses the shard.  His cousin’s wife is abducted, Broderick then sets off to find her, he is soon being hunted by various people and mystical creatures all wanting the shard for themselves.

This should have been a very quick and easy listen as the book is only a few minutes short of 6 hours. However I could not connect with the narrator’s voice, I had to stop and take a break a few times. I haven’t listened to any books narrated by Skyler Morgan, his voice is below average and I felt the narration was dull. He talks very slow. His voice didn’t differentiate between characters, his narration also didn’t convey excitement or urgency. When it comes to the production quality there is only a faint background noise but it does not draw attention away from the narration.

This book wasn’t very different from others in its genre nor did it have anything that stood out! The book started off a bit slow and picked up towards the end, it almost felt like the Author had a limit to the number of pages he could write and forced a lot of the action in towards the end. A lot of the story was predictable. I would have liked some more detailed descriptions of the locations and mystical creatures as well as more backstory to some of the characters and events mentioned in the book. The Shard of the Sun has healing power and bring people and animals back to life but the shard didn’t heal Broderick after an attack or heal the necromancers eyes. I would have liked a little more of a build up between Broderick and the necromancers romance, it felt like it just happened.  This is also the first time where and epilogue didn’t feel like an epilogue, it felt like just another chapter. It didn’t satisfy my curiosity on the other characters in the book,  I am left with many unanswered questions. I have no idea if this book is part of a series, I would listen to a follow-up just to satisfy my curiosity about the other characters, not because of the actual plot of the story.  I might recommend this book to beginner readers in this genre as I would think well-read readers of this genre would find this book lacking in details.

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