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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (180 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caleb Carr Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds, Tim Reynolds Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Legend meets history in this mesmerizing novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Caleb Carr. Demonstrating the rich storytelling, skillful plotting, and depth of research he showcased in The Alienist,Carr has written a wildly imaginative, genre-bending saga that redefines the boundaries of literature.
Some years ago, a remarkable manuscript long rumored to exist was discovered: The Legend of Broken. It tells of a prosperous fortress city where order reigns at the point of a sword—even as scheming factions secretly vie for control of the surrounding kingdom. Meanwhile, outside the city’s granite walls, an industrious tribe of exiles known as the Bane forages for sustenance in the wilds of Davon Wood.
At every turn, the lives of Broken’s defenders and its would-be destroyers intertwine: Sixt Arnem, the widely respected and honorable head of the kingdom’s powerful army, grapples with his conscience and newfound responsibilities amid rumors of impending war. Lord Baster-kin, master of the Merchants’ Council, struggles to maintain the magnificence of his kingdom even as he pursues vainglorious dreams of power. And Keera, a gifted female tracker of the Bane tribe, embarks on a perilous journey to save her people, enlisting the aid of the notorious and brilliant philosopher Caliphestros. Together, they hope to exact a ruinous revenge on Broken, ushering in a day of reckoning when the mighty walls will be breached forever in a triumph of science over superstition.
Breathtakingly profound and compulsively readable, Caleb Carr’s long-awaited new book is an action-packed, multicharacter epic of a medieval clash of cultures—in which new gods collide with old, science defies all expectation, and virtue comes in many guises. Brimming with adventure and narrative invention, The Legend of Broken is an exhilarating and enthralling masterwork.
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  • “Where, oh where has Caleb Carr been?…Like its predecessors, The Legend of Broken combines Carr’s consummate storytelling powers with his willingness to defy easy expectations…Exhilarating and multilayered, the novel exhibits the author’s talent at presenting full-bodied characters in unfamiliar historical settings. A talented writer back on the map; editor’s recommendation.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul | 2/18/2014

    " My feelings about this book are as deeply mixed as its reviews. On the one hand, the characters and setting are fascinating, and the story is engaging and compelling. On the other hand, reading this book is a slog! It is over-long and the prose is bombastic. I'm willing to put up with all this for a genuine, OMG-this-is-a-masterpiece, but TLoB doesn't qualify. Structurally, the lost manuscript wheeze doesn't add to the book and the endnotes, while occasionally interesting, were mostly a time sink and felt like an indulgence on Carr's part. Carr says he spent all of his adult lifetime writing this book -- I expect better from the author of the Alienist. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/15/2014

    " i'm about 250 pages in and i just cannot get into this story at all. i absolutely loved his earlier works: The Alienist and Angel of Darkness. but this is a supreme disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Harla | 2/10/2014

    " Listened to this one. Long book and it took me awhile. Hard to get into at first but then I started to enjoy the story. Would recommend for any fantasy fiction adult/teen reader. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Gwen | 1/29/2014

    " Gave up around page 100. Tiresome. "

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