John Gwynne – Valor

War has erupted in the Banished Lands as the race for power intensifies.

Corban flees his homeland searching for peace, but he soon discovers that there is no haven in the west as the agents of Rhin and roaming bands of giants hound his every step.

Veradis leaves the battleground and rushes to his King’s side. But he has witnessed both combat and betrayal and his duty weighs heavily upon him.

Maquin seeks only revenge, but pirate slavers and the brutal world of pit-fighting stand in his way.

Nathair becomes embroiled in the wars of the west as Queen Rhin marches against King Owain. The need to find the cauldron of the giants drives him on.

Sides are chosen and oaths will be fulfilled or broken in a land where hell has broken loose.

Author: John Gwynne
Narrator: Damian Lynch
Duration: 23 hours 48 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2009
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

source emphatic

This book is definitely worth listening to. As for my comment on narration… Something about how the first book was read didn’t sit well with me (The one read by John Keating). I didn’t mind it, but would have trouble endorsing it. The John Keating version seems to have been replaced by a Damian Lynch version so this review would likely be more for those who have listened to the first book before July 2019. The previous narrative felt over the top more often than not. Damian Lynch’s voice wasn’t as randomly dramatic for no particular reason. As to be expected, he changed a few of the voices to better suit some of the characters and held true to displaying the talents of accents that John Keating had in the first story.