Dust and Light : Sanctuary (Berg)

  • by Carol Berg
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Series: Sanctuary (Berg)
  • 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

National best-selling author Carol Berg returns to the world of her award-winning Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone with an all-new tale of magic, mystery, and corruption....
How much must one pay for an hour of youthful folly? The Pureblood Registry accused Lucian de Remeni-Masson of "unseemly involvement with ordinaries", which meant only that he spoke with a young woman not of his own kind, allowed her to see his face unmasked, worked a bit of magic for her....
After that one mistake, Lucian's grandsire excised half his magic and savage Harrowers massacred his family. Now the Registry has contracted his art to a common coroner. His extraordinary gift for portraiture is restricted to dead ordinaries - beggars or starvelings hauled from the streets.
But sketching the truth of dead men's souls brings unforeseen consequences. Sensations not his own. Truths he cannot possibly know and dares not believe. The coroner calls him a cheat and says he is trying to weasel out of a humiliating contract. The Registry will call him mad - and mad sorcerers are very dangerous....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Beautiful prose, excellent narration

What did you like most about Dust and Light?

This wonderfully written, as are all Carol Berg’s books, combines a fine mystery and well-imagined fantasy. It tells the story of a young sorcerer’s growing awakening and realisation that all is not as it seems.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Lucian, the narrator is compelling and so is Bastien. I also loved Constance’s malapropisms.


Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is my first time with MacLeod Andrews. He is perfect as the narrator and provides the right amount of profound sombreness demanded by the story as and when required.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

As with Ms. Berg’s other books, we encounter pain and sorrow that is almost unbearable but there is also hope, love and yes, joy.


Any additional comments?

Eagerly awaiting book 2 which is in my pre-order list.

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- Indigo Blue

Gripping!

Scary and exciting - can't wait for the next part. Great narration - McLeod Andrews' wonderful inflections made it for me, as always!
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- Book Worm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios