Tales from Ashen Falls

  • by Paul S. Lavender
  • Narrated by Damien Brunetto
  • 1 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Monsters are on the rise and Gods walk the streets of Ashen Falls in four stories that serve as a prelude to The Eighth God.
"Melress and The Fading Man"
A young half-elven boy is kidnapped by a children's nursery rhyme.
"The Doves Head Inn"
Someone wants to get their hands on The Doves loot, but they have to get past two bouncers to do it.
"Melress Investigates"
Something is killing residents of Ashen Falls, and a young Melress is found standing next to a body. Can the Battle Mage find the real culprit?
"The Scarecrow"
It's a foggy night in Ashen Falls, and soon monsters walk the streets led by a man with one thing on his mind - revenge!

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'And not because he had a footlong sub'

So this is the first audiobook I've listened to since I was a kid that wasn't a Postman Pat adventure. Gotta say, I'm extremely impressed, I'm not really one for audiobooks (probably the Postman Pat association) but Lavender's stories kept me gripped throughout.

Although I would describe his writing primarily as epic fantasy, I found Lavender's writing to be heavy on the black comedy end of things, and considering the kind of setting for this collection of stories it works awesomely. Humour is extremely difficult to pull off in fantasy, or in any book really, but Lavender does a brilliant job with Tales from Ashen Falls, and I found myself skipping back to listen to certain lines. My favourite was 'The Dove's Head Inn', purely for the banter and dialogue between two characters.

In short, this is a collection of grimly hilarious little fairy tale-esque stories that, if you're like me, will have you giggling as you listen to them unfold. The quality of Lavender's humour and writing is astounding, and does a solid job of hinting at the wider world of his work. Also worthy of note is Damien Brunetto, the narrator - very professional reading from him, and it contributes to a well rounded product.

So, overall? 5/5, couldn't be anything else, it's been far too long since a book has made me laugh so much.
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- Francis Dorrian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2017
  • Publisher: Paul S Lavender