Narrator: Jon Eric Preston
Series: Feud Trilogy #1
Published by Cartwright Publishing on 31 January 2017
Length: 9 hrs 14 mis
Genres: Epic Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Author, Submitted
Honor does not bend. A will of iron does not break. Victory lies within the ashes.
The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius: three dynasties bound by an ancient promise, and given superhuman abilities to protect the city of Altryon from the dangerous world beyond its walls. The Vapros have the ability to teleport and turn their enemies to ash, the Celerius have super speed and the ability to heal from any wound, the Taurlum have skin like steel and godlike strength. Centuries of petty infighting have turned the families against each other, resulting in a secret war. A powerful emperor now rules over all, as the families have weakened by massive casualties.
Sixteen-year-old Neil Vapros desperately wants to become an assassin, to please his hyper critical father. After failing his first mission, Neil learns that a sinister new force has awakened. This mysterious new power threatens to shatter the established order and threaten the lives of everyone in Altryon - regardless of their family name or allegiance.
Winner of numerous national awards for Best YA Fiction including: Best Book in Florida and Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015 from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. The Sparks was runner up for Best Young Adult Fiction at the Florida Book Festival and won Honorable Mentions at the New England Book Festival, Midwest Book Festival, Southern California Book Festival, the International London Book Festival, and won a prestigious Indie Fab award. Prue also won an International Moonbeam Award for Best Young Author.
About the Author
Kyle Prue is an award winning author, actor, and comedian. Prue wrote The Sparks when he was just 16 years old. He will complete the series with The Flames and The Ashes.
©2015 Kyle Prue (P)2017 Kyle Prue
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Three families were given superhuman powers to protect the city of Altryon from the dangers beyond its walls. Over the years, a blood feud ensues forcing the families to fight and become sworn enemies of one another. Like all families, the children have different ideas, wants and desires; it is this that ensures the families might survive the evil emperor and his friend who is a new superhuman.
Joining forces, the surviving Vapros (assassins that teleport and turn people into ash), The Taurlum (steel like skin and godlike strength) and the Celerius (super speed and self-healing powers), they hope to free their families from the dungeons and expel the evil emperor. For some that is not enough, they want to end the blood feud forever but freeing their families may prevent this for each family holds true to their version of honor, will, and what constitutes victory.
I enjoyed this book very much. It was easy to see how an entire town could be fooled into believing they were the only ones on the planet; anything outside their walls were savages and deadly based on a highly and effectively promoted idea.
Isolating people is the number one way a leader can step into position and abuse their power. The emperor did this effectively. The manner in which the remaining families came together was well done and realistic. I am looking forward to books 2 and 3.
The author, Kyle Prue did an excellent job of crafting the story line and developing the characters. I enjoyed the bantering back and forth and the final scene of the remaining survivors coming together. The character’s behaviors as each hurdle was discovered and faced was realistic demonstrating clearly how difficult egos can be and what it takes to get past them.
The narrator, Jon Eric Preston performed the book very well. His does not do female voices well but they were different enough that they were acceptable. I thought he spoke clearly and inferred excitement, loss, sorrow, love, hate, and other emotions very well through the tone inflections. His voice was calming and soft which was pleasant.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, adventure and action packed stories.
There were no issues around the audible production or quality of this book.
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