A Crucible of Souls : Sorcery Ascendant

  • by Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • Series: Sorcery Ascendant
  • 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Caldan's parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers.
But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths.
As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.
This is an updated recording from the original 2014 edition, also performed by Oliver Wyman, which matches the current reissue of the print book.

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What the Critics Say



Winner of Best Fantasy Novel, 2013 Aurealis Awards
"For a debut novel this is more than a little impressive. Characters are vividly drawn, multi-layered, and in one or two cases, compelling. Hogan joins with the new wave of fantasy authors in his use of morally ambivalent characters, distinct and tight points of view, believable world building, an intelligible magic system, and some edgy, gritty content." (D.P. Prior, author of The Nameless Dwarf)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another story about Pug

What other book might you compare A Crucible of Souls to, and why?

Similar to the Magician. Orphan meets wizards discovers he is special.


Any additional comments?

Orphan discovers he is special... again. Good enough that I bought book 2.

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- Jamie Taylor

An excellent approach and cracking characters

Would you listen to A Crucible of Souls again? Why?

The plot and character development are intertwined and intricate enough to to allow a retread.


Who was your favorite character and why?

The protagonist with his humble nature unaware of the power and potential within.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Chaldeans first test duel with the protector master and discovering respect through performance.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

if only there were enough hours to listen in a day.


Any additional comments?

It was an entertaining read throughout.

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- Mark Gifford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios