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Author: John R. Fultz Narrator: David de Vries Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Books of the Shaper Series Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781611135640
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It is an Age of Legends.

Under the watchful eye of the Giants, the kingdoms of Men rose to power. Now, the Giant-King has slain the last of the Serpents and ushered in an era of untold peace and prosperity. Where a fire-blackened desert once stood, golden cities flourish in verdant fields.

It is an Age of Heroes.

But the realms of Man face a new threat-- an ancient sorcerer slaughters the rightful King of Yaskatha before the unbelieving eyes of his son, young Prince D'zan. With the Giant-King lost to a mysterious doom, it seems that no one has the power to stop the coming storm.

It is an Age of War.

The fugitive Prince seeks allies across the realms of Men and Giants to liberate his father's stolen kingdom. Six foreign Princes are tied to his fate. Only one thing is certain: War is coming.


Some will seek glory.

Some will seek vengeance.

All will be legends. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A stand-out fantasy series from an author with an exceptional talent for characterization and world building.”

    Library Journal

  • “Non-stop action at a blistering pace…Vigorous and vibrant.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 2/18/2014

    " Solid debut from a gifted guy. I did have trouble after my reading was interrupted, getting back into it. Not sure why. It's definitely complex and has a lot of characters to follow. IT's called Seven Princes for a reason. It's dark. But it's also engaging. I really got hooked early on getting into it so not sure why it was so hard to pick back up. Whatever the case, solid world building and storytelling and definitely worth a look for epic fantasy, sword and sorcery fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 2/16/2014

    " Nice premise, though it did take a while to get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alana | 2/7/2014

    " I couldn't help but think that this book was a draft to another story an outline as such if put together well it would have been magnificent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/5/2014

    " Better than I thought it would be, much better than some of the reviews on here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray | 1/6/2014

    " It was so long and felt that way. Also, I started to not care about anyone by the end. Where is the drama in forming an army and bringing together mighty countries when there are a handful of people in the world that can kill them all in a matter of moments. If there are ALL powerful beings in a story then i dont really care about what other people are doing because I know it will be completely ineffectual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gene | 1/2/2014

    " I'm not exactly sure what happened with this book -- despite some decently engaging magical scenes, overall this was a tedious read. The characters were fine; a bit stereotypical, but well-formed enough for basic fantasy. And the backstory of the fantasy world was adequately drawn. It should have been more fun to read than it was. A big problem was the descriptions. While the language was vivid and often elegant, there was also just too much of it, sometimes without a strong point-of-view, so that I just got bored by the pure narrative evocation of place and history. Mainly, though, I think the problem was in the pacing, especially the construction of the chapters. There were definitely great chapter endings, with cool and interesting scenes coming nicely to an exciting head -- but then the beginning of the next chapter seemed to always start with a chunk of flat narrative description, and I was kept feeling put off from starting it up again. Sometimes it's better to avoid ending a chapter with climax and instead trail off into some denouement while seeding interest in the upcoming scene. Or end with cliffhangers instead of resolved scenes. That's my stab at explaining why reading this book was such a slog. It shouldn't have been. Good stuff was going on . . . but not consistently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/27/2013

    " This book was pretty good. I picked it up when I got an email from Orbit saying it was on sale this month. The over all idea of this book is awesome. Seven princes faced with an impossible task to kill the bad guys and meet some would be princesses. The story flowed really well but went by a little fast for me. I would have liked to seen some more character interaction and more dialogue in general. I felt like he was more focused on world building and painting a picture of the landscape. Don't get me wrong it didn't hinder the book in anyway but it would have only helped to make the book that much better like sprinkles on ice cream. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 12/12/2013

    " A great story. Can't wait until book 2. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 12/10/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as many of the other epic fantasy novels I've read lately. It wasn't BAD, but it didn't grab me in the same way. Almost seemed a little scatterbrained maybe? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 11/25/2013

    " Wonderful, descriptive writing. I don't usually go for this genre but I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to the other two in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 11/24/2013

    " Outstanding book, like it so much that I am currently reading The Seven Kings from the same author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Al | 11/14/2013

    " The sentences are certainly well constructed. Unfortunately, the narrative generated as a result is not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 11/5/2013

    " Despite the other reviewers' comments here, I enjoyed this, though I felt that after several hundred pages of building up tension and discussing the difficulties of the final fight and the power of the bad guys, the climactic battles were pretty anticlimactic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 7/13/2013

    " I didn't really like the writing, but some aspects of the world were appealing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 4/15/2013

    " Not so great, I skipped large chunks to get to parts I thought would be interesting...maybe because he had so many different characters and the rules of the world were inconsistent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 4/10/2013

    " It was OK for a first novel. I read a review that it was an over the top epic fantasy, but it was kind of run of the mill. It had some great background and ideas, but it seemed rather flat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 4/6/2013

    " I enjoyed this book greatly! Can't wait to read the next book in the series, definitely an author to watch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 2/24/2013

    " Epic fantasy filled with wonders and terrors and war and strange magics. Fultz lists as his influences Clark Ashton Smith, Tanith Lee, Darrell Schweitzer and Lord Dunsany, which means he couldn't have aimed this book more directly at me if he'd tried. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 12/2/2012

    " This is an excellent story told very vividly, almost too vividly for me in it's descriptions of some of the horrors happening to the people. A little more blood than I normally like. But it is a good story and I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 8/14/2012

    " Started out slow -- the writing style seems a bit stilted at times, as if the writer had trouble settling into one voice and staying there for any length of time. The story was very good though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Graeme | 1/29/2012

    " It was fun, and definitely EPIC with a capital 'E', but I never got to the point where I cared much about the characters, either good or bad. "

About the Author

John R. Fultz lives in the Bay Area, California, but is originally from Kentucky. His fiction has appeared in Black Gate, Weird Tales, Space & Time, Lightspeed, Way of the Wizard, and Cthulhu's Reign. His comic book work includes Primordia, Zombie Tales, and Cthulhu Tales. John's literary heroes include Tanith Lee, Thomas Ligotti, Clark Ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, William Gibson, Robert Silverberg, and Darrell Schweitzer, not to mention Howard, Poe, and Shakespeare. When not writing novels, stories, or comics, John teaches English Literature at the high school level and plays a mean guitar.

About the Narrator

David de Vries, an Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator and veteran stage actor and director, spent three years in the cast of Wicked and was the last Lumiere in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. He has also appeared in numerous films and voiced commercial campaigns for companies large and small, including American Express, AT&T, UPS, Motorola, Georgia-Pacific, Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, and Ford, among others. He can be seen in a number of feature films, including The Founder, The Accountant, Captain America: Civil War, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. On television, his credits include House of Cards, Nashville, and Halt and Catch Fire.