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  • Bond of a Dragon: Publisher's Pack

  • Bond of a Dragon, Books 1-2
  • Written by: AJ Walker
  • Narrated by: Ben Farrow
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Contains books one and two of Bond of a Dragon, a fast-paced adventure fantasy series featuring fierce dragons, powerful magic, and a hero fighting for justice.

Zahara's Gift, book one

Nineteen-year-old Anders lived a fairly normal life until the only family he had was taken away from him. When he finds himself forced to embark on an action-packed adventure, he discovers there is more to the world than he was told. The magical force that flows within everything around him becomes revealed. Dragons, elves, orcs, and goblins lurk around nearly every turn along the path as he pursues his two kidnapped cousins.

As Anders discovers more about his family’s past, he learns of their involvement in the War of the Magicians and the circumstances leading up to the attack of his hometown. When Anders is told about his potential involvement in a prophecy involving dragons and their powerful magic, he will need to make a difficult decision. Will he continue to follow the path that is laid out for him, or can he make his own destiny? Will he ever be reunited with his family again? And if he succeeds, will he ever be able to return to the life he once knew?

Secrets of the Sapphire Soul, book two

Anders knows the war to stop Merglan from reclaiming his grip on the world is just beginning. With no certainty about where or when Merglan will attack next, Anders and his companions must take action to stay one step ahead of the cruel sorcerer and his evil dragon.

As he searches for ways to stop Merglan’s domination of their world, Anders discovers more than he expected. With several nations of Kartania on the brink of collapse, he must make a difficult decision. Is the young rider ready to deal with the consequences he’s facing? Can Anders overcome the odds and unravel the secrets of the sapphire soul?

©2020 AJ Walker (P)2020 Podium Audio

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a nice story good to listen entertaining after a long day at work 😀

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overall really good..

im not usually aurprised but this story caught me off guard multiple times. definitely will continue with the next book!

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Derivative and emotionless

The author’s world is the least original fantasy I have read. All the character names, creature, and plot are recycled.
The characters have no emotion besides “Anders was sad” - no descriptions and their language and actions are delivered robotically.
The world is one dimensional and never described. The characters will spend days in a ship or forest and you won’t even know what it looks like…
Only made it 1/20th of the way through before putting it down and I usually finish anything I start.

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Good pace and intriguing!

These books are a good pace, the story flowing naturally and always leaving you wanting more.

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Just ok

I'm glad this was an included title because I don't think it would have been worth the credits to purchase. The narrator did a decent job. The story was fairly basic and I never really felt any draw towards the characters. I think the writing level would be appropriate for pre-teen reading.

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eragon?

well then book is well written but almost comical on how much it resembles eragon series

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Tropes

If you are new to fantasy thus may be good.

If you can make it through the first bot without rolling your eyes with all the tropes; or predict the story just off the opening tropes. this book may be for you

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Worst story I've ever finished, So many holes abos

horrible only reason I finished it was it was free, my kids was making fun of all the holes in the story

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Cheesy copy of Arogon

This was a poor copy of one of my favorite books Erogon. In my opinion this has too many similarities to the book series Erogon written by Christopher Paolini. At first i found it funny but it became annoying quickly. I do not recommend.

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  • Troy
  • 2021-03-01

Not bad but feels like i have heard it before

If you have learned to Eragon series it has the same basic premise. It's still pretty good though.

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  • Cody
  • 2022-01-12

Just....bad.

I'll keep it short sorta or it will turn into an angry rant. The narrator is bad with accents. The elves sound like someone trying to do a German or Austrian accent with something stuck in their throat it's the same with the Islanders.

There are so many elements to this book that are either cliche or if you've read/listened to other fantasy books, you will tell where he's taking stuff from. So basically near no originality and what is there feels like the type of writing that's meant to fill the checklist of what should be there rather than creating a good story.

I could go on and on but what bothers me the most about this book is that it proves you can't trust the stars rating on audible. Of it was honest, this book should have 2 stars at most.

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  • McTikl
  • 2021-08-22

Dragon Copy

The writer most likely read eragon while writing this book. It is most unoriginal material. The main character is boring, way too over powered, and has no development.

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  • Randy Wells
  • 2022-06-09

the worst performance of an elf voice ever

the pace of this book is soooo slow. the elf King's voice was rough and gravelly not like what you would think an elf to speak. and of course everything is kept secret and not being told to the main character cuz that would make the reader where what's going on. could not finish it with love to finish it but I just couldn't pick up with the ignorance that was going on it was too frustrating

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-08-29

No

This is probably the worst read I’ve had in years. Not one likable or relatable character.

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  • Jeremy Ohm
  • 2022-08-22

just eragon with subtle differences

wish they had taken some of there own creative freedom to write this book. if you have never read eragon this book is actually mostly well written but has obvious plagiarism from eragon. also as many reviews have said the accents are odd German elves is not something I had in mind

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  • Rick F.
  • 2022-08-11

Could not get into it.

Just could not get Into it. It felt very flat and a struggle to keep my attention.

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  • SEG
  • 2022-08-04

Difficult Listening

I can’t tell if the story is actually good or not because of the narration. The true voice of the narration of good but he goes on to do some god awful accents to differentiate characters and it’s painful to listen to. I only made it halfway through the first book and could not finish it. I may pick up an physical copy of the book and read it. Hopefully the voice of the narrator won’t be in my head while reading.

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  • Dren
  • 2022-05-03

Feels too Predictable and Generic

Many other reviews are correct; this is VERY close to Eragon's plotline. I would like to point out a few other issuess that are less mentioned:

-The dragon herself is incredibly underdeveloped and uninteresting. She is barely in the story; appearing for key plot devices only as a Deus ex machina to the protagonist's problems.

- We spend a great deal of time being given exposition. Some times about species/places that hold no relevance to the current story objectives. Other times to just explain important plot points in the quickest/easiest way possible.

Overall, this story feels like a DnD homebrew that was turned into a book. It SOUNDS great in someone's head, but on paper, it fell apart for me.

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  • Drgnflz
  • 2022-08-20

Not quite a copycat series

I read a few reviews that mentioned, “...they heard it before...”. Yes, some of the names are similar to the Eragon series, and the dragon, elf, orc, and dwarf history certainly sound like characters developed by Tolkien. But that is the magic of this series. It follows what we have heard before but with interesting fully developed different characters. It's not all lace, diamonds, gold, and crowns. The banter is real, the emotions are accurate; you want to just keep listening. Initially, I was annoyed by the narrator's attempt to add different voices for each character, because I was not convinced he could maintain them. However, he soon changed my mind as I found myself waiting for more updates on what was happening to each of them. I did hear him yawning a few times in the audio...it was a reminder that his amazing acting skills were from someone entirely real and human himself.

I am grateful for this level of detail by the author. It reminds me of Paolini’s work which in my opinion is Tolkien-level.

Now I just need more credits!

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