The Scar

  • by Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko, Elinor Huntington (translator)
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, The Scar is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their re-emergence through love and courage.
Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as "The Wanderer" challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path.
Plotted with the sureness of Robin Hobb and colored with the haunting and ominous imagination of Michael Moorcock, The Scar tells a story that cannot be forgotten.

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What the Critics Say

"Rich, vivid, tactile prose, with a solid yet unpredictable plot-and an extraordinary depth and intensity of character reminiscent of the finest Russian literature." (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review)

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Customer Reviews

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An unusual and compelling fantasy

This is a very well told and extremely well read story about overcoming fear, a parable about the terrors we all face and the consequences of giving in to them.

While retaining many of the common fantasy tropes, the story avoids cliche and gives it's characters real inner lives. I enjoyed this from beginning to end, rarely less than engrossed.

I hope there are more books available from these excellent authors.
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- Steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-02-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios