Nathan and Luca are back on Syndrial for another dangerous adventure. Getting the sword of Draskara will be a perilous challenge as they face the god of Kradga. Even with their combined skills, they will need the help of powerful allies.
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By Placid on 02-08-18
This is the second book involving the twins Nathan and Luca. They are tasked in finding an ancient weapon capable of killing even gods. This task takes them to many worlds and the discovery of many new people. It will also involve teaching them many things about themselves and others in the process.
The story is full of excitement as well as a lot of humor. It uses phrases from modern day America along with the same phrases and expletives. The story is well written and keeps your attention throughout. The plot weaves the many threads together well.
The narration is very good. The narrator has a very wide range of voices and does an excellent job of emotion and surprise.
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By J Smith on 05-02-18
Keep them coming!
Thoroughly enjoyed this second instalment!
Great use of comedy, sarcasm and wit alongside enough tension, intrigue and mystery to really keep you entertained!
I listened at 1.25 speed and didn’t notice any decrease in quality or enjoyment!
Really looking forward to the next one!
This was a freely given review of a free review copy.
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By Ray Johnson on 12-02-18
Picks up right where book one left off
Nathan is regretting his choices that he made at the end of the first book, and has made a deal to rectify his past judgements. Is this a good idea? It certainly doesn't seem that way. We return once more to a briliantly crafted world in which names of all types carry power, and the gods of Egypt are real. After the emotional gut punch at the end of book one you might expect a breather, but Oxford doesn't slow down at all.
Most sequels drag and do not live up to their predecessor's success, but Sword doesn't do that at all. It takes and builds on the momentum from the first novel and continues fly along at breakneck speed, dragging the reader along on its twisty path. One thing I'll say about Oxford, he isn't afraid to make you think you are on one path, only to reveal that you have been on another all along. His writing style is quick and hits you emotionally like a blast from young Mike Tyson. I cannot wait for book 3!
Bennet continues to prove his talant. His reading style really meshes well with Oxford's writing, and you won't be able to think any one else could ever narrate these stories. He has quickly become a favored narrator for me.
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By Daniel O. on 22-02-18
Even better than book 1!
I appreciate the brief summary of book 1 at the start, it was very concise and reminded me of all the important events in the first book. It's great if it's been a while since you read/listened to book 1; you can skip it if you just finished book 1.
What really hit me listening to this book was the wonderful pace and style of storytelling. It's been a bit since I listened to the first book and I was brought right back with book 2. It's hard to nail down but I think what I really enjoyed most is the sort of silly and casual manner presented throughout the book. There are 'serious' things happening but the atmosphere is kept light and low stress! The silly banter between characters was enjoyable and a nice change from a lot of the more 'serious' novels I have read/listened to in the past. The atmosphere sort of reminds me of Scott Meyer's "Magic 2.0" series (which i also enjoyed and would recommend checking out too).
I feel like the story wrapped up nicely here and am looking forward to book 3!
Narrator J. Scott Bennett also performed wonderfully and I think may have even grown on me more since hearing the first book. I'm not sure if the performance was better than the first but I have no complaints. Definitely a pleasant delivery and performance all around.
I am looking forward to reading/listening to more by Rain Oxford and J. Scott Bennett!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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