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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Antoine Rouaud Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Book and the Sword Series Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781427260185
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There will be blood. There will be death. This is the path of anger...

Year 10 of the new Republic, in the remote port city of Masalia. Dun-Cadal, once the greatest general of the Empire, has been drinking his life away for years. Betrayed by his friends and grief-stricken at the loss of his apprentice, he's done with politics, with adventure, and with people. But people aren't finished with him – not yet.

Viola is a young historian looking for the last Emperor's sword, said to have been taken by Dun-Cadal during the Empire's final, chaotic hours. Her search not only leads her to the former general, but embroils them both in a series of assassinations. Dun-Cadal's turncoat friends are being murdered, one by one, in the unmistakable style of an Imperial assassin...

But as Dun-Cadal comes to realize, none of these developments – not even the surprise of meeting his supposedly deceased apprentice – has been the result of chance. An intrigue transcending the fates of the individual characters has been put into motion, and its secrets are revealed one by one as the story unfolds.

In this debut novel, Antoine Rouaud displays an astonishing virtuosity, sustaining a high level of suspense seldom seen in a work of Fantasy. Depicting mortal characters thrown into the maelstrom of History and who ultimately become figures of legend, The Path of Anger proves to be one of the most hotly anticipated fantasy debuts of this year.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rouaud’s slow reveal of the backstory promises intriguing future volumes of fantasy noir with a distinctly continental sensibility.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A club sandwich of present-day action and flashback explainers that blend into each other to keep the pacing brisk.”

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About the Author

Antoine Rouaud is a major new player in the fantasy genre. Born in France in 1979, he spent his childhood writing stories, imagining scenarios, and composing songs before joining the world of radio. Today he is designer and writer at NRJ Radio and has worked on a series of audio soap operas, for which he has won two awards. The Path of Anger is his debut novel.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.