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Six Sacred Swords

Auteur(s): Andrew Rowe
Narrateur(s): Nick Podehl
Durée: 10 h et 49 min
5 out of 5 stars (168 évaluations)

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Description

It doesn’t take a legendary sword to make a legendary swordsman, but it certainly helps.

Keras Selyrian is already well on the way to cutting his name into the annals of legend. He’s fought false divinities, thieving sorcerers, and corrupt demigods - and left them defeated in his wake.

But he’s a long way from home, and Kaldwyn offers a different brand of danger than he’s used to. He’s already got a sword of unfathomable power, but it’s damaged and leaking world-annihilating mana, so he’s in the market for a new one. Possibly six. The more the better, really.

The Six Sacred Swords are Kaldwyn’s most famous artifacts, forged as the only means to defeat the god beasts. Each sword must be earned by a worthy champion, and no single person has ever managed to collect them all.

Not yet, at least. Keras is just getting started.

Six Sacred Swords is a lighthearted fantasy adventure inspired by Japanese game series like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Fire Emblem. It takes place in the same universe as the Arcane Ascension novels, but years earlier and with a different protagonist. While the books are interconnected, they can be listened to on their own in any order.

For appendices with further details on the magic and characters, please download the supplementary PDF.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Andrew Rowe (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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intense fight scenes and sweet dialogue.

loved this book, great performance, awesome characters! part 1 of what will become a trilogy.

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The valley girl sword ruins the story for me.

I'm deep in the series wanting to listen to the next chapter and a vapid sword arrives and crushes my emersion.

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Another Masterpiece

I couldn't put this book (and the whole series) down. I was enthralled start to finish.

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much better then the last one

normally I not a fan of prequel like story's. but the way it's written like the character is telling the story in the present makes everything feel more relevant to the previous books because all the character are hearing the story as well adding to there own insight for the future. on top of that the book was just a really fun and funny adventure. if you liked the previous books don't miss out on this one like I almost did.

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    3 out of 5 stars

An enjoyable diversion from the main series.

It's ear popcorn: fun to consume but without much substance. Keras is already powerful when we pick up the journey - though fights get tough for him, it's hard to take seriously when he's capable of simply cutting through doors and puzzles because it's faster. Although, that might be the point - the story is a little silly and fun but doesn't seem to matter much to what's going on in the Arcane Ascension story. Performance was clear and well-voiced, easy way to kill some time.

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Disappointing

The story goes no where. You barely learn anything about the SIX Sacred Swords. The lead character spends 3 hours of the 10 hour audio book worrying about things that will never happen. The most intriguing plot was in the last 10 minutes! Glad I only wasted a credit on this. Only positive is the fantastic narration of Nick Podehl.

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I've been enjoying every moment of this series

There are many good things to say about this series, I enjoy the style, humour, and characters. I have to say that Nick Podehl is probably my favorite Narrator to listen to. Every character feels like it's own person if that makes sense, he adds accents and nuances to their speach to make them all unique

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  • rachel
  • 2019-08-31

Good but not as good as the main story.

It was nice to get away from Coren and Sara a bit but thier roles were filled by Karis and Dawn almost exactly. Coren's examination of everything was just moved to Karis and Sara's snark was given to Dawn. That said it was good. Those are some of the reasons i love Sufficiently Advanced Magic. It just lacked it's own originality. It was definitely a bit more epic than the usual setting at the school. I would recommend it if you like the other stories. Also Nick Podell never disappoints with his stellar performance. He's the reason I initially started listening to Rowe's books.

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  • Susan Stevens
  • 2019-05-05

Enjoyable but...

This was a perfectly acceptable off shoot to the Arcane Ascension series that the author has started. But like many offshoots it falls short of the original. It is an entertaining story but the complexity and character development is not as in depth as the original series.

Nick Podehl, as the narrator in both series, delivers a flawless performance as usual.

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  • Logophile
  • 2019-05-16

Different names, same characters. One trick pony?

I gave the first book of the Arcane Ascension series a rave review, although I did not rate the others in the series. As this is a spinoff of that series, I feel an obligation to offset that rave.

The lead character in Six Sacred Swords, Keras Selyrian, was introduced in book 1 of the Arcane Ascension series as a somewhat dark, mysterious, knowing and worldly man. (Spoiler ahead - skip to the next paragraph to avoid.) When he reappeared at the end of that series, his character had changed, although it is only in retrospect that it becomes glaring that his back-story and character had not been developed until then, and was likely due to Rowe's plotting out this book.

Now that Karas has his own series, it is evident that Karas has lost the mystery, several years, and much of the apparent knowledge and wisdom with which he had been introduced. The only mystery left is kept as an unanswered question. It is so blatantly stated that you even know what the question is - it is just not answered. I find that that question alone is not enough to be interested in Karas, and I almost did not finish the book.

Quite early in this book, I realized that the character, Karas, was the same in mannerisms, speech and thought patterns, as the lead character in the prior series, Corin Cadence. - In fact, I had to go back and double check that it was supposed to be a different person, and that I hadn't been confused about the names! - Corin was ok for one series, but there isn't enough meat in this plot to carry another him through it, no matter what his name is.

Nick Podehl does a great job with the narration, as always, and he clearly does what he can with the character. He can, however, only work with what he has been given by the author.

I will not be buying the next book.

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  • Kevin
  • 2019-06-17

Doesn't meet the standards of Rowe's other series

I know this book was to provide background on his other series, but I don't think it provided enough to make up for shallow characters and a weak story. I also think it was trying a little too hard to be humorous. If it wasn't for my love of Arcane Ascension series and my like of The War of Broken Mirrors series, I probably wouldn't have finished and gave it a 1 star.

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  • Roger W. Amidon III
  • 2019-11-11

Awesome addition to the world!

Loved it. great companion series to the Sufficiently Advanced Magic series. I can't wait for more!
Nick Poedel is the best!!

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  • Haden Snodgrass
  • 2019-09-01

Not bad.

Loved the narration, story was great, but I didn't like the characters much too archetypal. The whole hero complex kinda killed the story for me, but if you can get past that, the story is not bad. The end was sudden and left a lot to be desired, but it is a series so that can be expected.

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  • Jonathan
  • 2019-05-03

My God he can write a book

Seriously. Yes this is a lore fill book but at the same time it ties up the story and how characters come to meet and come to power. Can't wait for the next book in THE S. A. M series to see what happens next. This book runs along side the main series but it's own series as well. Keep them coming Rowe seriously keep it up. And nick keep up the narration!!!

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • J. Natael
  • 2019-05-26

Disappointing compared to his earlier works

This book was entertaining enough that I finished it and didn't return it (barely), but it was mostly just disappointing. It was a long series of fight scenes that felt a bit repetitive and were mostly solved via deus ex machina kind of endings. The characters made a point, instead of being clever, of solving all problems via cheating (by virtue of being from somewhere else so he didn't know how to do otherwise), and a perpetual talk about how excited the main character was to find a "worthy fight" was in stark contract to the fact that he perpetually got his ass kicked and has his injuries massively talked up, which then again perpetually contracted with the fact that he'd join yet another fight again five minutes later. The point being, nothing was really believable, the the "show don't tell" advice for authors seemed not only to be ignored but to be on conflict as what the characters actually "showed" was in stark contract to the courage, intelligence, or fighting ability that was perpetually attributed to them. So yeah, quite disappointing. I also had a minor complaint, which is that in the opening scenes a fight between two characters was perpetually described with one of the two characters being described as "they." I don't know what this was about, but all it did for me was make the scene very confusing as I kept having to rewind to check and see if someone else had joined the scene only to discover that the plural was in fact being used to apply to a single character, again. Not sure what that was about, but it made an already rather mediocre book start with a rather annoying writing dynamic that made one distrust the narrator in a way that also further detracted from the whole story. This then fed into the sense that what was described about the characters conflicted with the traits they exhibited, leaving one with a broad sense of inept characters and a dishonest narrator both. This made the book frustrating on top of being disappointing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-10-15

Amazing backstory

This is best listened to after the fist two books in the Arcane Ascension series. This will help explain who the narrator is talking to and why. I can be read on its own but you may be a bit confused at times.

That said, I laughed out load several times listening to this. I love the world that Andrew Rowe has built in these books. The author does a wonderful job ignoring the tired tropes of fantasy and putting a good twist on things that even catches his characters off guard. This is a great story with a dragon and a magic sword and a main character who has a flair for dramatic storytelling. I highly recommend it,

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • June C.
  • 2019-06-11

I want more!!!

I love Andrew’s work on Sufficiently Advanced Magic books! Light, interesting and not hard to follow. In this book, Dawn Bringer was hilarious and life of the party! Can’t wait for the next audiobook!

4 personnes sur 5 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente