Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the latehero, Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will define not only himself, but serve to remind others of his family's legacy, and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.
©2014 Michael G. Manning (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By S on 22-06-17

Can't wait for the next book

A brilliant listen from beginning to end. well written and brilliantly performed by Derek Perkins, may just have to buy some credits so I can listen to the next book straight away.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 30-03-17

A surprisingly good listen

I wasn't sure of it to begin with but it turned out to be a good book, although I only found out half way through that this is a continuation of a different series which I may now have to listen to. (mage born for those who like me didn't know)

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5 out of 5 stars
By J P Woollard on 28-02-15

An excellent story by an exceptional author

What made the experience of listening to Thornbear the most enjoyable?

Having already read the book I was at first a little unsure of the narrator of the book. I found the American pronunciation of some words a little strange (myself coming from England). However the story is so rich which such colourful characters that I soon lost myself into the unfolding tale.

What did you like best about this story?

The story has a more 'earthy' approach to the characters to many other novels in this genre. This makes for a more realistic read and to a degree and easier path to identify with the characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

I'm not sure I can identify a single scene as a favourite. There are several sections that would qualify. From Gram's awakening sexuality to his first realisation of his prowess in battle. His training with Cyhan to his friendship with Grace.

Any additional comments?

Mr Michael G. Manning is fast beoming one of my favourite authors.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pete Freedman on 07-03-15

Couldn't have picked a better first audible book!

I've been reading this author's novels since 2011 with "The blacksmith's son" and I did not expect such a treat in this format and from my phone?? Honestly, I'm glad I used audible to "re-read" Thornbear , because Michael Manning's style translated to audio has kept up beautifully with his written works (not to mention keeping me from going to sleep yet again)

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