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  • Rise of the Sparrows

  • Relics of Ar'Zac, Book 1
  • By: Sarina Langer
  • Narrated by: Leanne Yau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Rise of the Sparrows

By: Sarina Langer
Narrated by: Leanne Yau
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A cursed omen who dreams of death. A girl who calls fire with a wish. A group of resistance fighters who need the king to die.

Prophecy has brought them together, but will it destroy them, too?

As a homeless orphan, shunned for having the gift, Rachael knows how to survive. The visions of people dying are only hers to see. The shadows are her safety. When Cephy comes into her life, having a friend who is as feared by the villagers as Rachael seems too good to be true.

After a fiery incident, the villagers call on the White Guard to execute Rachael and Cephy. Together, they flee into a world they know nothing about. In the unknown await a Mist Woman, a prophecy, and a young rebel who sounds sincere...but in Rachael's experience, no one ever is.

The Sparrows - fighters of the resistance - believe in her because a prophecy names her, but can she be the leader they need when she can't control her own magic?

Rachael knows the struggles the gifted endure all too well. Perhaps it's time she stopped hiding and fought back.

If you like plot twists, kick-ass heroines, and dark destructive magic, then you'll love the first installment in this pause-resisting epic fantasy trilogy.

Author's Note: Rise of the Sparrows contains content some listeners may find upsetting, such as, but not limited to, suicide, mentions of rape, and violence. Please proceed with caution if this might cause distress.

©2016 Sarina Langer (P)2020 Sarina Langer

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Brilliant Fantasy. Great atmospheric narration.

Rise of the Sparrows - is a high fantasy with its feet set firmly within the realms of a dark medieval land, which I loved.
Magic and sorcery are outlawed through fear and one Kings necessity to keep order, A place where the gifted are shunned, discarded and murdered as infants. In shadows they live, hiding they survive on their gifts and wits. However, there comes an uprising.

I thoroughly loved reading the physical book version so I was excited to listen to the narration. Leanne Yau gives the perfect mix of storytelling and character creation pulling you into the story within the first few moments, keeping you with her until the last.

The author's style is clear, crisp, with an individual flair for phrasing and structure. This was perfect within the realms of a story packed with dark peril and excitement. The author keeps you travelling at a great pace, with just enough descriptive narrative to give you scenic bearing but it's never overdone, this enables the reader to paint in the rest, leaving the story in your hands, a personal one.

A great listen, a must for all fans of high epic fantasy. Loved it!!

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  • 24-02-22

good story

I like rebellion stories and this one was enjoyable. my only complaint is I felt this one moved a little to fast. I feel like there was so much more to be explored and explained. however I did enjoy it. if you like fast paced stories without a lot of fluff you will like this one.