Lusam : Lusam

  • by Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Series: Lusam
  • 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lusam grew up in the relative safety of the Elveen mountains with his grandmother. She taught him the basics of magic and discovered, quite by accident, that he possessed a unique skill never seen before: the ability to hide his magical aura from the mage-sight of others.
Dark secrets surround Lusam's origins, and the dark agents of the Empire will stop at nothing to kill Lusam. But before Lusam can be taught all he needed to know about his past, his grandmother unexpectedly dies of a fever, and Lusam finds himself homeless on the unforgiving streets of Helveel. Unbeknown to Lusam, the only thing keeping him alive is a promise he made to his grandmother to always hide his aura, no matter what. Lusam meets and befriends a young thief fleeing her old city of Stelgad before making a magical discovery that will change both their lives forever, and possibly the fate of the entire world.

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Couldn't get past two hours

While the premise of the story and background of lucam seems interesting nothing else does. he has magical abilities that he can apparently do anything with.
He doesn't know any spells, so the author gives him a magical brain download.
Two preteen meet before the girl murders someone else in cold blood, they fall in love within 2 chapters.

also the narrator seems to think that making every single character sound gentile and polite makes sense. when the two main characters are meant to be orphaned street kids. a cliche which while overused can at least lead to interesting stories. this one does not.
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- arron hardiman

Maddening poorly written

What disappointed you about Lusam?

Really poorly written. Firstly, it is a garden variety "child with amazing powers that doesn't know his importance and living on the streets". Nothing new to see here.

The second is the sheer poor writing. Everything is spelt out as if they were writing for someone with a memory of a goldfish. Also, there is a huge amount of unnecessary repetition. Thoughts about a subject are then repeated verbatim when talking to another character. It happens in smaller ways. "The knife flew through the air and thudded into his chest. He looked at the knife that had thudded into his chest".
Needed a good editor to tighten up the writing.


Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Cadman again?

Unlikely, unless his writing skills improve considerably.


Which character – as performed by Alex Wyndham – was your favourite?

None really, they were all very one dimensional.


What character would you cut from Lusam?

I wouldn't cut them, just make them more believable.


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- NicE

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2017
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing