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The Red Sea

The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
Written by: Edward W. Robertson
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague.

In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father. As Dante and Blays quest for a cure - beset by strange beasts, angry spirits, and violent coastal raiders known as the Tauren - Dante falls sick, too. To save his father and himself, he'll have to rediscover the island's long-lost magic. But the hunt for its secrets leads Dante on a crash course with the Tauren - and island-wide civil war. And as he's away, an old threat begins to move against his homeland.

Set in a USA Today best-selling world, The Red Sea is the first in a trilogy of warfare, sorcery, and friendship through the darkest times.

©2015 Edward W. Robertson (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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excellent fantasy novel<br />

amazing story. excellent reading. very easy to follow, once you start you don't want to stop. has you hooked from the first chapter to the last. just make sure you listen to the cycle of arawn trilogy first or you will get spoilers. can be understood as a standalone novel, but having read the cycle of arawn first will give you better understanding

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Upping The Ante Once More

This series has continuously blown my mind. The performance given is outstanding and it boggles my mind how good the writing is. After the Cycle of Arawn I thought they would be hard pressed to up the ante once more, but it has been done; and it is excellent.

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  • CaptainKhaotik
  • 2016-02-28

Fantastic Sequel to The Cycle of Arawn!

Some months ago, I was introduced to Mr. Robertson's work via a one-credit download of The Cycle of Arawn. My initial elation from having downloaded over 60 hours of programming for a single credit was swiftly overtaken by the joy of having found a new favorite author/story/world of which to go on and on about to my friends.

The Red Sea continues in glorious fashion, much to my immense satisfaction! The Cycle of Galand is shaping up to be a wondrously exciting epic in its own right!

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  • jer361
  • 2016-02-13

Excellent continuation of the series.

Where does The Red Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorites. After going through all 65 hours of the Cycle of Arawn I was left wanting more. This is the perfect follow up and I can't wait for the next book to come to Audible. This takes Dante and Blays off to new lands with lots of new characters and so many twists and turns it makes the story fly by.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Sea?

The final battle was great but it's really the back and forth between Blays and Dante that makes these stories great. Whatever situation they get in its always great to see what type of plans they come up with to try and make it work no matter what.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has mastered these characters and this world. His narration is superb and draws you into the story. Between this and The Cycle of Arawn I've spent 80 plus hours listing and Tim always keeps your attention with his narration. I'm looking forward to the next book and couldn't imagine it with him as the narrator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You can never leave your past behind.

Any additional comments?

I don't think you need to read or listen to The Cycle of Arawn first to enjoy this book but I'd really recommend it. For an audible title The Cycle of Arawn is one of the best values in their library. 65 hours for one credit that left me wanting more. The Cycle of Galand delivers, it's so nice not to be let down by a sequel. To me this was on of the best of the series and I can't wait for the next book.

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  • eri
  • 2016-03-11

Great author with great characters

If you could sum up The Red Sea in three words, what would they be?

I usually do not write reviews but i was impressed with the quality of the book, I want to know more about the characters and what is next on the next book. Audible has the 3 previous books bundled together, i recommend you use 1 credit to download the first trilogy then listen to this book.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great reader, he brings the characters to life

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  • David
  • 2016-02-04

Suspenseful, riveting, great story!

What a great book! I had recently re-listened to Cycle of Arawn and was reacquainted with Dante Galand and Blaze Buckler. This story transitions smoothly from the previous trilogy to a completely new adventure that stands alone, but I would recommend listening to the previous trilogy first. Off the two go to find Dante's long lost father in parts unknown. The relationship between Dante and Blaze continues to evolve and is actually one of the highlights of this story. The storyline is tight, suspenseful, and brought to life with the sensational reading by Tim Gerard Reynolds, one of my favorites. As much as I enjoyed the Cycle of Arawn, this story is even better. The climax is extremely suspenseful with surprising twists, and sets up nicely for the next chapter of the Cycle of Galand. I can hardly wait.

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  • TaoZeta
  • 2016-02-18

Once again, totally enthralled!

The continuation of The Cycle of Arawn does not disappoint! Ranks right up there with the Red Rising trilogy. Narration is superb. Storyline excellent! Read this book! 👍 👍

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  • Shelby
  • 2016-10-10

Trying to like it, but can't.

After reading the reviews I was excited to dive into a new series. After over 5 hours of listening, I am going to move on. The writing is great, but the story is so boring and drawn out! I wish I would have tried the sample first, but I thought with all the great reviews I would love it!

It sounds like the Cycle of Arawyn is where I should have started since it is about Dante when he is younger. Will give the author another chance and try the sample of that before buying - sounds like it has more action from fellow reviewers

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  • Kat
  • 2016-02-21

Wonderful addition to an amazing preceding trilogy

The story remains as engaging as the first trilogy. As before the narration by Tim Reynolds is astounding and perfect for Robertson's story. I'm excited about buying the physical copies of this and the three other books while waiting for the rest of the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-08-08

Not compelling

Narration good. Story not emotionally engaging, characters uninteresting. Finished it but won't continue the series.

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  • The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem
  • 2016-10-22

Dante Galand is back and humorously gloomy again.

If you hadn’t listened to “The Cycle of Arawn”, then go listen to it first. It’s great, you can get the entire 66 hour trilogy for one credit on audible right now, and it introduces you to two of the most pessimistically funny fantasy adventure characters I have seen in a book series for a while; Dante Galand and his best buddy, Blays Buckler.

Anyway, this book “The Red Sea: The Cycle of Galand” is a follow up to all the chaos Dante and Blays caused, ether on purpose or by complete accident, to elevate Dante’s rise to power. So while the book is great on it’s own, it does have a lot of flash backs that are referencing the first trilogy. In this book Dante makes a half-hearted attempt to gain some closer with his childhood…only to have it completely backfire on him. It’s a bad day when you get trapped on a dangerous tropical island with an insane magical disease and full of backwater political ambitions that want to use you to for their own ends…or kill you. Am I right or am I right?

Tim Gerard Reynolds is back narrating Dante’s latest pickle after his spectacular performance with “The Cycle of Arawn” trilogy. Highly recommended audio book here, especially for those you love adventures where the protagonists half to improvise in order to survive.

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  • Ryan
  • 2016-02-10

Awesome Read

Amazing read (or listen) great story line and I like how the main characters don't stumble into trap after trap and survive by some outrageous miracle. Definitely will be following Mr Robertson from now on. I've already added the rest of his books to my wish list!!

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