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  • The Beast of Calatrava

  • A Foreworld SideQuest
  • By: Mark Teppo
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins

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The Beast of Calatrava

By: Mark Teppo
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
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After a battle left Ramiro Ibáñez de Tolosa’s face terribly disfigured, the knight of the Order of Calatrava abandoned his sword for a pastoral existence. But his beastly appearance horrifies all those who cross his path - with the exception of his adoring and pregnant wife. Can he keep Louisa and their unborn child safe from the war that is coming to Iberia?

As Ramiro prepares for his child’s birth, Brother Lazare of the Cistercian order searches for a means to inspire men as he travels with the crusading Templars. He seeks swords of legend - named blades carried by heroes of old - believing such symbols have the ability to rally men in a way no king could ever accomplish. But when he learns of the stories told of the mysterious monster that haunts the Iberian battlefields, he wonders what sort of power this new legend might contain - the legend of a man whose scarred face and cold demeanor cannot hide his heroic soul.

©2013 Mark Teppo (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Rebecca L. Murray
  • 07-02-13

Entertaining if short story

Would you listen to The Beast of Calatrava again? Why?

Yes, it's a nice, short story that would fit into a small span of time very well

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beast of Calatrava?

It was delightfully sarcastic and the narator had me giggling outloud several times.

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does a very good job of giving each character a distinct voice and personality. He also does not use terrible, fake accents. I hate the fake accents people seem to think belong in epic fantasy audio books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I literally was giggling out loud almost from the first word. That's always a good sign.