The Brothers of the Onneron College dedicate themselves to higher learning and to mastering Paths of magic. They wish to remain independent, but the Onneron Church feels threatened by their ability to heal and vies to take control of their order. Treace, bullied and belittled, is unaware of the plan his deceased father has for him. A mentor sets him upon a path to join the prestigious college. Even if he is accepted, the tides of change are coming.
To Treace it's not about where we end up - it's the Paths we take to get there that matter.
Path of the Calm is the first book in the epic Saga of the Wolf series that follows Treace as he grows into a young man. It explores the bonds of friendship, deception, life lessons, love, swordplay, and magic.
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By diamondoll on 31-07-17
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I am a fan of this genre, both in print and on audible, but now I'm starting to feel that I have listened to everything of quality that is available. Joe Abercrombie ( utterly brilliant charactersiation) Brandon Sanderson ( plots and concepts always leave me wondering where he gets his ideas from) Anthony Ryan, Brent Weeks. Brian Staveley, and of course George RR Martin, are all so far above this offering that Kriss Hiatt doesn't deserve to be in the same genre/class to be honest.
This book is appallingly written. "He wished that he will be able to ..." Tenses are often muddled and vocabulary is just wrong. "We'll displace with the pleasantries..." Painful to listen to I'm afraid.
The narrator sounds as if he is reading to a class of 5 year olds, although, given the material he is working with that is probably not his fault entirely. The plot, such as it is, is thin, predictable, and flat. Characters are mostly 2-dimesional.
I made it to chapter 13, but I will be returning it now. How did it even get published? Waste of a credit.
What could Kris A. Hiatt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Improve his vocabulary and grammar knowledge. Take a writing course to learn the basics of plot and characterisation.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tim Bruce?
Steven Pacey is my favourite narrator, closely followed by Joe Jameson, but I wouldn't insult either of them by asking them to narrate this.
What character would you cut from Path of The Calm?
All of them! Start again.
Any additional comments?
Very very bad on every level.
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By Michael Sartor on 07-10-16
needs editing a stronger character development but not bad, good story line. great effort for 1st time writer. I will finish the series.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Cody Britton on 14-06-16
Flawless, "genius" protagonist who is great at everything he does. Typical pure evil antagonists. Many of the decisions made by the main and supporting characters seem unreasonable and only serve to force the story in the direction intended by the author. Many of the reactions and decisions are naive at best and just outright unbelievable at times. On multiple occasions, you'll be able to foresee (well in advance) what the terribly shallow, evil antagonists have planned, but our "genius" hero and his friends are completely blindsided. This was painful to finish.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful