Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9780143143758 $49.95 Fourteen CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Butcher's military fantasy series begins its fifth volume as Tavi sails to the land of the Canea on a diplomatic mission. Back home in Alera, the citizens discover that the terrifying Vord have learned to use the elemental spirits called Furies; also, the empires of Cama collide, and ancient enemies must learn cooperation if the people of Alera are to survive. Kate Reading's narration masterfully changes from the deep bass of the Canim to the cool tones of a feminine Fury. When voicing the Vord queens, the narration is appropriately insect-like and rightly instills fear in the listener. Reading never stumbles over pronouncing the unfamiliar terms that populate this fantastic world, and the listener is easily drawn in to the disaster affecting the Princeps and his unlikely allies. R.A. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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