The Cycle of Galand Series

6 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 504 ratings

Summary

Set in a world of strange beasts, angry spirits, and violent mortals, this dark and stormy fantasy series explores warfare, sorcery, and friendship.
 

When Dante Galand was a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away, looking to make his fortune. When he never returned, Dante grew up into a great sorcerer, ruler, and destroyer of kings. His life of power is upended when he discovers that his father is alive on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world, slowly dying of a mysterious plague. Accompanied by Blays, a swordsman and friend, Dante travels to the island only to discover that his magic is no help. The two set out to discover a cure, beset by threatening natural and supernatural forces, including fierce coastal raiders known as the Tauren. But when Dante himself becomes sick, he’s faced with many more struggles. Will he be able to rediscover the island’s long-lost magic - and reclaim his own?

Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates the richly detailed world of dark magic and political conflict with depth and nuance. His voice masterfully navigates the tight suspense, rising and falling as he describes each climactic moment. Listeners describe Reynolds as “the perfect voice for Dante Gerard.”
 

The Cycle of Galand’s themes of warfare, sorcery, friendship, and overcoming difficulties are common among fantasy authors, but particularly pressing in a distressing and dark world. Author Edward W. Robertson self-publishes his novels, a process that allows him greater creative freedom over his work. His Audible audiobooks include The Cycle of Arawan, a trilogy and the prequel to Galand, also narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, and a hit sci-fi series called Breakers, narrated by Ray Chase.
 

The Cycle of Galand has received a host of positive reviews from listeners and critics. Online pop culture publication Nerdgeist called it, “[A]n excellent series whose depth continues to blow [them] away”.
 

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