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A dangerous mission. A war of the Gods. An epic destiny.

When elven rangers Eli’Far and Mae’Cara are dispatched to hunt down the dangerous criminal Mik’Las, the mission seems simple enough. Mik’Las has committed the unthinkable crimes of murder and kidnapping, and though he’s a former ranger and skilled in the deadly arts, Eli is confident they will bring him to justice.

But after Mik’Las flees into the human kingdom of the Castol, Eli and Mae find their mission suddenly wrought with complications. Lord Edgun, an oppressive man grinding his people under the heel of his boot, has left its people desperate. Things grow even more complicated when the elves run into Jitanthra, a strange human girl being hunted by Edgun’s men and who has connections to a mystical outcast, an elf currently imprisoned by Edgun.

Soon, Eli and Mae find themselves unexpectedly drawn into the middle of a rebellion, a struggle between gods, and the opening stages of the dreaded Last War.

Elven ranger Eli’Far, first introduced in Stiger’s Tigers, rapidly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. With A Ranger’s Tale, Edelheit pulls back the shroud to reveal the shocking and exciting tale of how Eli starts down the path to a destiny he can scarcely imagine possible, a fate that sees him inextricably linked to Stiger.

©2022 Marc Edelheit (P)2022 Podium Audio

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  • J. Kane
  • 16-05-22

Book 7 - Not a Stand Alone Novel

READ THIS BEFORE BUYING:

I had high expectations for this book given the high ratings on Audible and Goodreads. Little did I know, that the reason for the high ratings was because the readers are mostly those who see this as book 7 in Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer. Thus, the readers who were rating this novel so high are all solidly invested in these characters and the series. I assumed this was a stand alone book, or the first in a new series. The main character, though, is a supporting character from that Chronicles story by Edelheit. This novel is that character's back story. It's an ok story, but certainly not impressive if you've never read the other novels in the series - which I haven't. I wouldn't recommend this to someone, though my opinion may have been different if I already knew the character. This might even be a three star book but I was just so jaded because of such high ratings on Audible and Goodreads, that I expected so much more from this. Its mediocrity was very disappointing.

As for the performance, Steven Brand didn't even attempt to alter his voice for different characters, and used the same voice for male and female characters alike. With so many talented performers doing amazing work for Audible, this type of bankrupt performance really stuck out.

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  • Michael Lyvers
  • 02-05-22

Good battle scenes

It is hard to gather what the overarching plot of the broader story is here. A pretty straightforward fantasy book.

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  • rej
  • 30-03-22

On to the next!

Seemed a little slow on the start but soon warmed up to the expected excitement.

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  • JP1775
  • 30-03-22

Great Listen. Would recommend.

Another great listen. ELI is spin-off of the Stiger series, and it does not disappoint, with new background info on ELI as well as some new and interesting characters. Eli’s whit continues to be true to form. Would recommend as I would for any of the other books by the author as I have read/listened to
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  • Michael Cabral
  • 07-03-22

A little confused

I enjoyed reading and listening to this story. Having listened to the complete related series I’m having a hard time trying to understand how it all fits together. I still enjoyed it and it has made me think about the story line in the overall sense. I love both the writer and the reader and just want more. Still a great book and happy to learn more about a character I love. Keep them coming please.