The Novices

  • by David Goldfarb
  • Narrated by Travis Baldree
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sure, dragonslaying is heroic business. But some poor bastards have to handle the dirty work of cleaning up the god-awful mess the heroes leave behind. Gwill, the grizzled second-in-command of the fabled Iron Line, saw things go a little sideways at the end of their last adventure. After a successful dragonslaying, they, uh, might have forgotten to burn the dragon's body. Now maybe it was her fault and maybe it wasn't, but she's on the hook for it regardless. Now Gwill needs a few warm bodies to take care of it. They don't need to be smart or talented or much of anything, really. All they have to do is burn the body of the dragon and all's well that ends well. This is where the Novices come in....


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A somewhat disjointed start to the series

I found this book a little on the slow side to start with, it spent a bit too much time trying to get us to care about characters that are not the focus of the series going forwards and the story suffered somewhat because of that.

The book picked up quite well and finished strongly once the focus shifted onto the main cast of the series, so that bodes well for subsequent books.

I enjoyed the narration overall, but it could stand to make the main characters more distinctive in subsequent books.

Overall, this was a decent enough listen and finished strongly enough that I would be interested in future releases.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]
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- C. Rowlands

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2017
  • Publisher: Spoken Realms