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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Hickman, Tracy Hickman Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bronze Canticles Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455180974
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Thrice upon a time, there were three worlds of magic.

From a remarkable, bestselling husband-and-wife team comes the start of a monumental dragon-laden fantasy series. The Bronze Canticles is an expansive saga chronicling the world-altering changes that take place as three connected universes—the Human world, the Goblin world, and the Faery world—are slowly drawn together.

Book One, Mystic Warrior, centers on young Galen Arvad, a human whose magical powers have branded him a lunatic in the eyes of the community. When Galen is suddenly captured and imprisoned, his wife Berkita and friend, Cephas the dwarf, set off to rescue him from the yearly ritual that would sacrifice local “crazies” to the Dragon Priests. But the fate that awaits Galen may be far worse than even his own death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The scope, detail, meticulous planning, and weaving and winding storyline…are just breathtaking.”

    R. A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An exciting, adventure-filled read from two of the great storytellers and world builders of our time.”

    Margaret Weis, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This emotionally intense novel’s meticulously crafted magical system and likable characters evoke an atmosphere both timely and timeless. While lively action sequences and rich descriptive passages provide plenty of excitement, mature examinations of politics and individual responsibility lend philosophical weight and emotional poignancy…A fine example of socially conscious and unpredictable imaginative fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Fans of Hickman’s work should be extremely pleased with this audiobook. Lloyd James does a fantastic job performing, really embracing the epic fantasy and giving it an energy and depth on par with the finest narrators in the business…with Lloyd James’ first-rate narration, this is a winner for fans of epic fantasy.”

    SFFAudio.com

  • “Lloyd James personifies his characters with imagination and style. With fairies and goblins and trolls, as well as humans, he has a wide range to work with. Whether the hint of some well-known public characters is intentional or merely in the mind of the listener, it adds an undertone of humor and energy to this adventure.”

    AudioFile

  • “[James’] semi-voiced reading brings this intriguing fantasy adventure tale to life through his timing, his intonation, and his wide range of accents and voices.”

    Kliatt

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 2/20/2014

    " Out of the three most seperate stories, two of them were entertaining. Would have been a four if not for that third story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hans | 2/11/2014

    " The first book was barely worth 2 stars, it got worse from there. If all Hickman's books are this bad he should really consider another career, and spare the world from things that bring disgrace to the entire fantasy genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Major Doug | 1/9/2014

    " Good book: a bit hard to follow the implied interactions between the 3 worlds of magic; however, it provided a good base for the next book(s) in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 11/29/2013

    " I was conflicted between giving this a 3 and a 4 star rating. I did like the book quite a bit, but it just didn't really reach out and grab me and make me want to read it. While I did finish this sooner than now when I post it, it still took me almost 2 weeks to plow through it which was disappointing in a way. It's kinda hard to explain...I think some of it was the three different storylines and that they didn't really overlap/interact with each other all that much which made it harder to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 10/20/2013

    " Just can't get myself back into this one. The first part was pretty good but then it switched to a another world and new characters. I could see how there was a connection but honestly i didn't care enough to find out the extent of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 9/7/2013

    " The ideas in this book are okay on their own, but the writing is clunky and some of the purplest prose I've read in a while. I won't be reading the sequels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 8/21/2013

    " sooo good. must read the whole series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 8/19/2013

    " This was definitely pulp fantasy -- the fantasy equivalent of Tom Clancy -- but it entertained me during my flights and travel, so I guess it did its job! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette White | 2/1/2013

    " Another Hickman classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wogc | 9/7/2012

    " first book in a trilogy. Plot is bit difficult to follow as three "realms" are present in the same world (human/dragon + faeries + goblins) but they are in some ways connected. Plus, there's no real "hero" or MC at that point. Maybe one character will eventually stick out in book 2.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 4/16/2012

    " A little confusing with so much going on, but it is fantasy, after all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 02nathanbeck | 1/24/2012

    " Very good. I loved it. Of course I love all books. So this doesn't come as a surprise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 benebean | 12/30/2011

    " verbose and painfully slow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendi | 8/18/2011

    " Fun fantasy story. I wasn't interested enough in the series to continue, but it was a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lbd | 3/27/2011

    " not one of hickman's better books. It was disjointed and confusing, never making the story click on its own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenn Anderson | 7/16/2010

    " This book started out slow and was hard to follow the 3 different realities. About halfway through, it picked up and I flew through the rest. I will definitly read the rest of the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boyd | 11/26/2009

    " Compared to the other stories that Tracy Hickman has co-written, this was so-so. I didn't really get into the story, and the dual-world thing didn't really work for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candyce | 10/31/2008

    " Best in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 11/3/2007

    " A truly strange setting with three linked worlds overlapping each other in weird and frightening ways. Definitely an interesting fantasy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophon | 11/16/2006

    " Well, I have to say it wasn't a great book but not horrible either. Not quite like the DragonLance series in depth and character development. I haven't had the desire to read the rest of the series yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Reid | 7/29/2006

    " This has an interesting, and different theme of magic from many of the fantasy novels I have read. I did enjoy it, but I found myself tuning it out much to often. I guess that it was a bit boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Eck | 7/22/2004

    " This series is hard to follow because there is several worlds and story lines going on at once. Each world affects the others. I'm gonna try and stick with it.. On to book 2. "

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About the Author
Author Tracy Hickman

Tracy Hickman lives in St. George, Utah, and has been publishing game designs and stories for more than twenty-five years.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.