Tamora Pierce's legions of fans will be not be disappointed with what could easily be mistaken for a full-cast performance of her long-awaited novel by narrator Ariadne Meyers. Listeners familiar with Numair will meet him here as Arram Draper when he becomes best friends with Ozorne, still just a prince of Carthak, and Varice. They are just beginning their studies at the Imperial University in a world that is very different from the one that will evolve. Meyers ably provides a wide range of voices for the mages, beings, students, and gods, as well as a light, smooth narrative. Standouts are the three students; Enzi, the crocodile god; and the university's mages. Listeners will eagerly await the next installment. E.J.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2018]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2018
DD ISBN 9780553552362 $28.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2018
CD ISBN 9780553552379 $70.00 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780553552386 $75.00
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