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Summary

Contains books 1 and 2 of The Frozen Flame series.

Magic is the key...but will it save them, or consume them?

Ashes, book 1:

For Natalia, there is no choice. Trained as a battle mage, she has the potential to be the most powerful spellcaster the family has ever produced. Yet their price is too high.

Meanwhile, Athgar's life is about to change forever. On the day his village is burned to the ground, his magical potential is released by the very fire that nearly consumed him. He is driven by revenge until he learns he may not be the only survivor.

Now, Natalia is on the run from her family, while Athgar desperately hunts for his. Together, they journey across the continent, searching for clues of a conspiracy that has remained secret for years.

Will their enemies destroy them before they discover the truth?

Embers, book 2:

Natalia and Athgar are safely ensconced in the sleepy town of Ostermund when a chance encounter leads them on a trail of deceit that implicates an old ally.

After discovering who is behind the plot, they must make a choice, stay hidden or risk everything in the name of friendship!

Athgar, descendant of a vanquished people, wants only to protect that which he holds most dear.

Natalia, now secure in her powers, seeks peace, but the ever-growing shadow of the family threatens all she has fought for.

Together, they embark on a path where even their success could spell defeat, for this battle may start a war that none can stop.

Discover a land infused with magic and mystery as Paul J. Bennett's newest series, The Frozen Flame, begins. Curl up with your copy, and enjoy a spellbinding tale today!

©2019 Paul J. Bennett (P)2020 Podium Audio

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I've not fell to sleep as quick

I have no idea on story plot or anything but the teller had me asleep in no time
even when waking I can't tell you Anything

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While I think I found the story enjoyable, I had some issues. The vocabulary used isn't very broad, and there's an excessive use of the words "yes" in all conversations that could have been replaced with e.g. "indeed" "of course" "I see" and probably some other options to spice up the experience a bit.

I'm not sure whether to blame the author, reader or editor for this next one, though I suspect one of the latter. Either there's a big lack of punctuation in the book, or the reader/editor decided to disregard lots of them. Several other authors I've read, use a "big" paragraph split(shown below) to indicate a shift in perspective or time within the chapter.

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Though here some of those sounded like they were part of the same sentence, but they lacked coherence. I had to pause and go back on several occasions to get ahold of the story again. I could compare it to watching sports, where the commentator suddenly swapped from the end of a hockey match your were watching, to a ski jumping contest without pausing for breath. You would be momentarily stunned until you understood what just happened.

TL;DR: Yes yes yes without punctuation or paragraphs

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  • LitRPG Reader
  • 27-05-22

this book a a recurring issue thats very annoying

there are quite a few moments when the Main characters go into shock and don't acknowledge what's going on around them which in certain situations it should have go them killed like the murder standing right in front of the MC yet the murders that have no mercy for no reason don't kill them until someone shows up then they try to kill them .
then the MC gets his things stolen from him even though he was just warned that would happen people are really weak in this book pathetically weak seriously the MC trips falls on his face breaks his nose, concusses himself then passes out WOW.

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  • Shimon
  • 30-07-22

loved the book!

Great book, enjoyed it very much. narrator also very good. one of those books you want to keep listening to!

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  • AzMike
  • 30-04-22

fine entertaining story delivered flawlessly

please note that the order of the books is incorrect the second book is actually the first book in the publisher pack. but it is a fine listen indeed

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  • rocketnerd
  • 13-08-22

The books have so many flaws it is hard to finish.

Read the prequels first. They have more depth and interest than either of the books.
I really dislike the narrator's style. He is not especially bad, but with substandard material, he is just monotonous. The author's uninspired dialog does not help.
The story left me wanting. Why are all the characters so one dimensional, especially the power and greed hungry villains? The main characters were so uninteresting I did not care when they kept dieing.
I did finish the books and despite the flaws found some redeeming parts. I just think there are many better choices.

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  • Holly Rasmussen
  • 12-08-22

Struggled with this

I didn’t finish it. Tried listening 3 times hoping I could get invested butI found myself very bored. I think it was the narrator- so my review is not one of the book.

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  • Kenneth G.
  • 06-08-22

Meh

It's ok. Normally I love character dialog, but alot of the dialog in this story inane and quite a bit revolves around one character not understanding the other character's turn of phrase. Narrator isn't bad, but he's no R.C. Bray.

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  • Steven
  • 04-08-22

Entertaining, but crying out for less clueless MCs

The narrator is excellent, very entertaining, voices accurately delivered. The story is compelling yet hindered by plot execution and character development. The main characters (MC) lack the ability to reason. They are too dumb to have survive the plot. For example, the are often paralyzed by indecision and when strategizing the MCs state X could be harmful or X could be helpful and proceed to say the same about other elements without coming to any conclusion. Many more examples can be found. Why refer to the main character by two different names throughout the book? Editing would have been helpful. A good book needing guidance to raise it to the next level. To the author, thank you, I enjoyed your work, wish you had better editing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-22

talk talk talk

this book is very heavy on dialog, with conversations that go on for what seems like forever. There is a lot of information in the conversations, dont get me wrong, but I feel that some would have been better of being brushed over with a naritive of the high lights.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-22

MCs are oblivious

my issue is the MCs are both extremely dumb in various ways and completely oblivious. Like if you are on the run from a powerful organization perhaps you dont keep flashing the one of a kind ring that the leadership of the organization gave you.
And they are constantly surprised when they are identified.

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  • Jill
  • 28-07-22

Unexpected

I was looking forward to a great adventurous book but was disappointed to see more focus being given to the two protagonists romance. It’s fine to have a little romance and fondness of sex in a book but this was a bit much for this type of genre.