The Dagger of Adendigaeth : A Pattern of Shadow and Light

  • by Melissa McPhail
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • Series: A Pattern of Shadow and Light
  • 29 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At long last, the reason for the blessed Adept race's decline has been discovered: powerful beings known as Malorin'athgul are disrupting the Balance and preventing Alorin's Adepts from awakening to their gifts. Who are they? Where are they? And how can they be stopped when they wield a power meant to unmake the universe itself?
In T'khendar, Prince Ean val Lorian has forsaken his companions in blood and battle to join the traitorous Fifth Vestal in T'khendar in the hopes of gaining some insight into the tragedies that plagued his return. Now, he must confront the man he's long thought of as his enemy and discover the role he is meant to play in the First Lord's darkly magnificent game.
The Vestal Raine D'Lacourte has followed his traitorous oath-brother, Björn, through six kingdoms and into the distant realm of T'khendar seeking explanation and atonement. But the condemned realm harbors shocking secrets, and Raine soon realizes he's facing his greatest enemy yet - not in Björn, but in the truth.
Elsewhere in Alorin, the young truthreader, Tanis, faces a new villain in the fiery-eyed man he followed from the café in Rethynnea; the soldier Trell struggles to reconcile his growing feelings for the girl he rescued from the river against the guilt of his unknown past; and in Tambarré, another truthreader named Kjieran van Stone treads the incense-filled hallways of the Prophet Bethamin's temple, hoping to uncover a plot of treachery and betrayal before the Prophet demands his soul.
The time has come for each player to claim his role in the First Lord's masterful game. All will be tested, but only time will tell how many can survive the dagger of Adendigaeth.


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Great world, clunky writing

Top marks for world building, interesting characters and plot development. A couple of week areas, e.g. There aren't many details of what/why/how the magic works nor how the characters learn it, and every scenario is wrung out for maximum possible impact which gets to be a bit much as it all becomes obvious long before the characters get around to realising/saying it. My main gripe is the language - I've never seen or heard 'thusly' used so often in prose and in my opinion it makes what is quite an interesting story overly dramatic and a bit too self important. I will probably buy the next audio book in a couple of months when I can't find anything else I'd like to get with my audible subscription.
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- Rachel Langley


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

High any book I would listen to again rates high there are so many plot lines running through the story

What did you like best about this story?

when Tanis was asking the Captain about selling the horse I was actually laughing

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

fantastic narration

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

no its like game of Thrones in the depth of Character and depth of story lines it can be quite intense but if I had a few days off work I may have listened in one go.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing