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The Traitor God

Age of Tyranny Series, Book 1
Auteur(s): Cameron Johnston
Narrateur(s): Paul Woodson
Durée: 14 h
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A city threatened by unimaginable horrors must trust their most hated outcast, or lose everything, in this crushing epic fantasy debut.

After 10 years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magician Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the sorcerers who rule the city. He failed. Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every cut. Now nothing will stop him from finding the murderer. 

Magi, mortals, daemons, and even the gods - Walker will burn them all if he has to. After all, it wouldn't be the first time he's killed a god....

©2018 Cameron Johnston (P)2018 Tantor

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gotta love manipulation magic

As someone who plays a manipulation shaman in Shadowrun, I had so much fun listening to this story. Not what I expected at all. Can't wait to read the next one... in fact I shall start now

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  • Rob Hayes
  • 2019-04-29

Action galore, witty banter, juvenile banter, hear

The Traitor God is the story of Edrin Walker, a surly deviant of a magician who has spent the last ten years running away from a past he can’t quite remember. He’s fairly certain, however, that it has something to do with his murdering of a god. But when his best friend is killed and enemies from abroad start to invade, Edrin returns back to his home city in an attempt to unravel the plot and his past both.

I’ll start by saying I listened to this one and it was narrated by Paul Woodson who did a fantastic job of it. His sarcastic flair really helped bring Edrin Walker to life in all his sour, aresholic glory (yes, I just made up a new word for it).

We ride along in Edrin’s head for this one, and he’s a fairly typical anti-hero for the most part. He’s the type of man who claims he’s only there to gain vengeance for his friend, and only cares about those he calls friends… but when the threat becomes bigger than him, he’s the first one to throw himself into the fray. He’s a complex character and best of all, he barely even understands why himself. At Edrin’s core is a mystery, a hole in his mind. He’s fairly certain he killed a god, and he knows there were consequences for that that he’s dealing with even 10 years after the fact, but he has no idea how or why he did it. It’s a compelling mystery with an answer that is 50% drip fed to the reader, and then 50% slammed into the reader’s mind like a magical command.

There’s action galore, witty banter, juvenile banter, heart felt reunions, and horrifying monsters. It’s a bit of a thrill ride really and rarely lets up on the pace once it gets going.

A hearty 4 stars from me, and I’ll definitely be picking up book 2 when it releases.

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  • Richard
  • 2018-12-14

wow

this book was fast passed and action packed, I had a hard time stopping the book to go to sleep, and I look forward to the next if there is one
also the narrator was top notch

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  • Sailfish
  • 2019-09-22

Difficult to finish

Except for the MC being a roguish, uninteresting mage, the supporting characters being mostly relegated to tertiary roles, unending world and atmosphere building and a razor thin plot it had some good points. I did like the boss battle at the end.