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Song of the Beast Audio Download – Unabridged

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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 12 hours and 36 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 11 Mar. 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BS3BLWO
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Song of the beast" is Ms. Berg's first novel since writing the brillant Rai-Kirah series and it lives up to the high standards set by Revealtion and co. "Song of the beast" is however by NO MEANS A FOLLOW-UP. It is set in a different world with a whole set of new characters and plots. The main protagonist is a man called Aidan and the book begins with him breaking out of prison. Although his past remains a mystery until a few chapters on, no patience is needed to read this book. The raw directness of the first person prose grabs you by the throat and drags you in.
There are some similarities between "Song of the beast" and "The Rai-kirah", as both revolve around a central character who has suffered persecution throuigh no fault of his own. There are however enough differences between the worlds, plots and characters of "Song of..." and "Rai-kirah" (i.e. the existance of dragons and lack of demons), to prevent "Song of..." from merely being a profitable rehash. Instead it comes across as exciting new read from this gem of a writer.
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Aidan is the king's cousin, but as he begins his narrative he has just been released after seventeen years brutal imprisonment; imprisoned at the age of twenty one for reasons not quite clear to him, but presumably with the king's knowledge.

Aidan is a remarkable man. In his youth he was renowned as a singer of unsurpassable talents, able to move the hardest of hearts; as such he travelled throughout the lands performing to all from kings to beggars. But now, having been silenced he is released from his home fro most of his manhood, the dungeon. But his is not free; there are still those who pursue him, some to keep him silenced, others who seek to use his voice for other reasons.

Aidan takes us along his epic journey, and gradually unravels the part the dragons play in his life and troubles. He encounters the Elhim, the at best ignored and at worst despised race who have neither male nor female, and Lara, the daughter of a warrior dragon rider who aspires to be as her father. While Ms Berg seems to like her main characters marred on the outside, which the once handsome Aidan after his torturous imprisonment most definitely is, on the inside he has only a good and pure heart, a mild and good mannered man wishing vengeance on none.

Although Aidan narrates most of the tale, occasionally one or another of the characters takes over if only briefly; a device which keeps us on edge for we can never be sure of anyone's survival. From the very first pages it is certainly a gripping tale such is Carol Berg's writing skill; something we are accustomed to with her other three volume epic, the Rai-kirah saga. Song of the Beast weaves an intricate, unpredictable, imaginative and enthralling story, producing a book which once started is hard to put down.
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This book came very, very close to toppling Transformation from it's exalted position of my favourite book (and that is no mean feat)! Characters that you can't help but love, mysteries you're desperate to unravel, quests you wish you could go on yourself and who doesn't love dragons!! The book will be re-read again and again and again!!
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This is one of the most imaginative fantasy books I have ever read and I have read a lot of them! Quite often, I can guess where a twist might be appearing or if indeed what the final twist might be, but not in this one. There is indeed a twist in this novel but it was one I would never have guessed in a million years. And no, I am not going to give it away ;)

Carol Berg has a knack of populating her books with flawed heroes, and Aidan is no exception. I think you tend to love them more because they are flawed and have suffered hardships; that they aren't perfect.

If you thought fantasy novels were all the same and full of cliches, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed.
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