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Fatemarked

The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
Written by: David Estes
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Series: The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner 2018 SOVAS Award for Audiobook Narration - Teens, Best Voiceover

They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. 

An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. 

A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore. 

In the spirit of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings, enter a world of magic and dragons, kings and queens, and victory and defeat, during a time when honor and valor still meant something. 

©2017 David Estes (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Started out interesting but...

Where to start... Well ill keep this short and focus on the few main reasons why I am returning this book.

Firstly I want to say the Narrator does a fantastic jobs, that’s probably why I was able to make it through this book.

Overall this story just feels flat, linear and boring , I honestly could care less about any of the characters. I will say the author did a pretty good job at keeping things organized as he switches from character to character.

The story does get somewhat interesting but ends up becoming very predictable and resulted in me loosing intery.

The characters in this book are the worst. To name a few such as a self loathing northern princess with a big brooding escort... and don’t get me started on the homosexual relationship between the annoying life marked and stupid prince. I like a good relationship in a book but this one is so cliche.
Or how about the Princess who gives up her virtue only to become scorned and seek revenge only to still love the man she ended up hating and then screwing over.....And wait.....that man who gets screwed over pretends not to still like her only to end up thinking about her non stop....

Final verdict..... this author and series are not for me, I generally don’t gets refunds but this book is a special case. Try this book or not, you can always get a refund

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  • Jen
  • 2020-03-18

Terrific series from longtime fantasy reader/listener

I can’t believe I just found this series. The only books I have read and listened to for decades is fantasy. It’s really rare to find great book series with nice long lengths with great narrators. This series had it all. Also was an original story not a rehashed story (although I don’t mind a good rehashed story).

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Awesome Story and Narrator 😊

Loved this book ! The story line and the narrative was incredible ! Loved the characters and Derrek Perkins sure has a way to bring them to life and immerse us is this wonderful world 😊

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  • Dixie Ebright
  • 2019-06-03

Enjoyed it!

My taste in fantasy and the way it's written may be different from others, but I thoroughly enjoyed this!

I thought the story was a little different than most fantasies, though it has knights and battles like most.

The narrator did a fantastic job!

As I said, my taste may be different than a lot of listeners because I've NOT enjoyed many fantasies that are listed on many of the "recommend" and "best" lists.

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  • Shane Temple
  • 2019-06-13

another epic fantasy adventure

from character development to multiple plotlines this book really hit home for any fantasy loving nerd like myself and not to mention it has Derrick Perkins reading it which is almost just as good as the writing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-12

No cookie cutting-Complex world,Complex Characters

I got and ad for this book on facebook and looked it up on audible and I must say Facebook knows what I like because this book was fantastic. at first I was doubtful of the book, but I really liked how the author David Estes responded to each and every comment, author to reader interaction is so rare these days. Also a adore the character development throughout the series especially that of Rhea Loren and many others. There will be wars, courtly intrigue, and intelligent characters who know when to communicate information and when not too. Overall good read.

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  • Rey
  • 2019-12-23

Im hooked ! Amazing Story !

The characters are awesome. The plots intriguing. I’ve found my next binge. Excited to see where it all comes down to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-21

Very Good

An interesting introduction and begining to a captivating and epic fantasy world. Definitely a must read or listen!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-07-29

good

I believe that I have heard the narrator before and love the way the author did the post stories to explain the actions of some people.

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  • Tony
  • 2018-10-29

Good storytelling

This was a nice break from the typical nonfiction books I listen too. Enjoyable storytelling and good storyline.

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  • Jim Gillam
  • 2019-08-02

awesome<br />

enjoyed the in depth character development and the story development. can't wait to read the rest.

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  • loyd
  • 2019-12-18

Fantastic start to an epic series!!

I could literally the character come to life. I can't wait to start reading the next book.

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  • DJ-SHADOW
  • 2018-09-29

Amazing Story with unheard of worlds

This is a grate story with original designed worlds with great discrimination that give the listener the visual as they listen...

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