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  • Children of Artifice

  • By: Danie Ware
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Children of Artifice

By: Danie Ware
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
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Summary

An ancient city, sealed in a vast crater. A history of metallurgical magic and of Builders that could craft the living, breathing stone. 

Caphen Talmar is the high-born son of an elite family, descended from the Builders themselves, his artistic career ruined when his ex-lover broke his fingers. One night, gambling down at the wharf-side - somewhere he shouldn’t have been in the first place - he meets Aden. 

An uncomplicated, rough-edged dockworker, Aden is everything Caph needs to forget the pressures of his father’s constant criticism. But this isn’t just another one-night stand. Aden is trying to find his sister, and he needs Caph’s help. Soon, they find themselves tangled in a deadly game of trust, lies and political rebellion. And as Caph begins to understand the real depth of the horrors they’ve uncovered, he learns that Aden is not what he seems. And Aden knows more about the coming destruction than Caph could ever have guessed.

©2018 Danie Ware (P)2018 Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd

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"A skilful alchemy of raw emotion, renegade sensuality and emboldened fantasy. Ware tears out her readers’ hearts and dips them in molten gold". (Kim Lakin-Smith)

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  • Cj
  • 20-09-20

A modern fantasy novel

Bought this on a whim without reading the blurb, WHAT A STORY. Could not stop listening, loved the imagery in the book "they had presence like a fist to the face".

I'm sure this will be challenging to old school fantasy types (let's just have an adventure and not talk about our feelings) but I feel like the author has made characters into real people with flaws and all.

I'm bitterly disappointed that I have finished this book, I'm going back in for another listen.

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  • Sally
  • 21-02-19

entertaining, engaging characters

This was an unexpected hit. I have lost interest halfway through most fantasies, but this one had enough plot twists combined with a touching love story between the 2 primary males that kept you caring. The narrator, Joe Jameson added to the depth of the characters.

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  • Nat L
  • 03-01-22

what a gem of a fantasy book

Such agreat narrator. A nice change of clothes to keep it fresh and not trite gay love story