The Cost of Betrayal : The Half-Orcs

  • by David Dalglish
  • Narrated by C.J. McAllister
  • Series: The Half-Orcs
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Their prophet dead and their home lost, the half-bloods Harruq and Qurrah Tun form a strained alliance with a band of mercenaries outside the city of Veldaren. As the brothers and their allies wage a private war against powerful thief guilds, forces greater than them all threaten to tear them apart and ruin any hope for a better life. Harruq must defend his family at all costs, for Qurrah's love of a girl with a shattered mind and the power of a goddess may doom them all.

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A strong second book in this series.

Where does The Cost of Betrayal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I wouldn't say that this is one of my favourite few audiobooks, but it is well above average with the already interesting progression in the series being most definitely enhanced by the narration/performance.I had previously enjoyed reading this book, but found new appreciation for it with the audiobook version along with renewed enthusiasm for returning to the series once again.


Who was your favorite character and why?

I think it would be wrong to single out a single character (even Harruq) as I felt that one of the main strengths of the book comes from the ensemble cast of characters that make up the Eschaton.


What about C.J. McAllister’s performance did you like?

I thought the narrator managed to strike the right balance between ensuring each character felt like they had a distinct voice without the performance getting in the way of the book itself.


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

I found that I preferred to listen to this in smaller bursts a few chapters at a time rather than all at once.


Any additional comments?

While both this and the Paladins are enjoyable series, I would recommend that anyone who is new to the author to start on his Shadowdance series first.Note - This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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- C. Rowlands

.Beautiful Dark Fantasy

This is book 2 in this series.This absolutely ticked every box for me !This is the first book by David Dalglish that I have read and I was very pleasantly surprised. Well written, the construction was also good with the present happenings of the characters .I felt that there was a lot of history and that a lot more was going on that what we were listening to.A" read between the lines" sort of thing.
Every once in a while, a book comes along that shatters your expectations. Case in instance is a book so explosive and intense, deeply enthralling and equally disturbing. A book you'll proudly hold dear despite the bloodlust woven into its very essence. A book called The Cost of Betrayal , written by David Dalglish and loved by many bookworms everywhere. Well I finally joined the party, because this book? Flawless.A masterpiece of how to bring characters to life, with a complex multilayered plot that hides a parable for modern times, where morals and beliefs change faster than ever stripping all value of things we held as certainty or immutable.Beautifully heart breaking.books 3 and 4 are out and I will be eagerly devouring their "pages".C.J. McAllister narrated masterfully and had an amazing range and drew me in and kept me there all night as I pulled an all nighter to listen to him.The narrator and author do each other proud. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.As always this is my honest opinion.

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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2016
  • Publisher: Dalglish Audio