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2.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 5 2.09 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Newcomb Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2002 ISBN: 9780553714319
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Not since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth has there been such an epic tale of heroism and magic that so captures the imagination as this monumental new work by a master storyteller. In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, splendor and secrets. . . .

“We gave them a chance once, long ago. . . . We offered to share power equally, and in peace. But they refused and chose war. With them it was all or nothing. Wizard against Sorceress. Male against female. Light against dark.”

It is more than three centuries since the ravages of a devastating war nearly tore apart the kingdom of Eutracia. In its wake, those who masterminded the bloodshed—a quartet of powerful, conquest-hungry Sorceresses—were sentenced to exile, with return all but impossible and death all but inevitable. Now a land of peace and plenty, protected and guided by a council of immortal wizards, Eutracia is about to crown a new king. And as the coronation approaches, the spirit of celebration fills every heart. Except one.

Prince Tristan is a reluctant monarch-to-be. Though born with the “endowed” blood that will give him the power to master magic, and destined by tradition to succeed his father as ruler, he is a rebel soul. And when he discovers the ancient, hidden caves where strange red waters flow—possessed of their own mysterious magic—it only makes him yearn all the more to escape his future of duty . . . and succumb to the stirrings of enchantment within him.

But more than tradition compels Tristan to ascend the throne. The very existence of Eutracia depends upon it. For after these long centuries of peace, dreadful omens have begun to appear, heralding something too unspeakable to ponder. And if indeed the old evil has returned, hungry to wreak vengeance, Tristan’s role in an ages-old prophecy must be fulfilled—or the cost to his kingdom and his people will be beyond imagination.

It will be a battle like none ever known, against an enemy whose thirst for blood and domination is depthless and unyielding. And for Tristan, it will be the ultimate challenge: facing an adversary whose greatest weapon is the person he loves most—transformed into the instrument of his annihilation . . . and the catalyst that will doom Eutracia forever to darkness. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " yuck! Misogynistic in 1st chapt, couldn't go on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 2/12/2011

    " A decent story with some interesting twists. And the villains really were evil which I like. I just got frustrated with the 30 year Protag who seemed too naive at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tessa | 12/10/2010

    " good idea, but not done well. Main character was 30 but acted 15. Poorly written. Shame really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaminah | 8/8/2010

    " Readable but definitely not recommended, the series only gets worse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eruwenfuin | 12/13/2009

    " Could've cut back on the gore and might have explored the concept of magic more, but all in all it was okay. It was oddly compelling in a way, but it's not something you read in a couple of hours. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/18/2009

    " This is such a great read! Reading this book for the first time was simply thrilling. I have never read a book by an author that wrote such graphic scenes. He brings the world to life in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 3/3/2009

    " Okay, for me I did not like this book. I'm sorry, but the main character comes across as dumb as a rock. It seems like the characters spend all their time sitting around a table trying to figure out how to defeat the bad guys and...I don't know, it just didn't work for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 3/14/2008

    " This may be the worst fantasy book I've ever read. The characters were silly and the plot was ridiculous. I can't say enough bad things about it. Avoid it like the plague. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 1/18/2008

    " Maybe the author should have stuck with his original profession--selling cars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom | 11/13/2007

    " Utter crap. The only book I've ever tossed in the trash. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 8/9/2007

    " Quite complex, fun.

    A bit heavy for the fantasy class that usually gets read by those teenagers.

    There is unfortunately an annoying part in which the editor didn't seem to notice quite a number of typos within the book.

    But all in all, it's still worthwile. "

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About the Author

Robert Newcomb traveled widely in his youth as a member of the American Institute for Foreign Study, studying at the University of Southampton, England, and aboard a university-sponsored ship in the Mediterranean sea. After graduating from Colgate University with a BA in economics and a minor in art history, he enjoyed a successful career in business before becoming an author. He lives in Florida with his wife, a neuropsychologist and novelist herself.

About the Narrator

Simon Jones is an audiobook narrator and winner of sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared in the films The Devil’s Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote, and he has been featured in nine Broadway productions.