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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Narrator: Stuart Langton Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Song of Albion Trilogy Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455179404
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The great king, Meldryn Mawr, is dead, and his kingdom lies in ruins. Treachery and brutality rule the land, and Albion is the scene of an epic struggle for the throne. The words of a prophetess foretell a coming king, but Lewis—as Albion’s renowned champion, Llew—has a more immediate concern: retrieving the treacherous Siawn Hy, who has eluded him in the doorway between worlds.

Forced to flee for their lives, Llew and the bard Tegid find refuge deep in Albion’s heartland. There Llew seeks the true meaning behind the mysterious prophecy—the making of a true king and the revealing of a long-awaited champion: Silver Hand. Under Llew and Tegid’s leadership, a wilderness citadel arises, and the miraculous reign of Silver Hand begins.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An epic struggle between Light and Darkness…well paced, exciting, and well researched.”

    Forbidden Planet

  • “Lawhead invests his often poetic vision of a Celtic land living by ancient laws with charm and dignity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stuart Langton reads with a poetic voice well suited to a storytelling bard.”

    AudioFile

  • “Lawhead...has done the material substantial justice, thanks to sound narrative technique [and] thorough research.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/6/2014

    " Best book in the series. I think this book affected me emotionally more than any other fiction in a very long time! Takes a while to get in to the series but it's totally worth it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Collin Landis | 2/5/2014

    " "The Silver Hand" is probably my favorite of the 'Song of Albion' trilogy. This book resides in the upper echelon of my all time favorites. I read it at least once a year. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tori | 1/31/2014

    " Rather slow. I didn't care for the change in narrater, because I thought Llew would be much more interesting than the bard, who never seemed to have any inner conflict or anything. This book is nothing special. And I still have the same issues with this as with the last one (People forgetting the world needs to be saved, and Simon) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 1/29/2014

    " The continuing adventure of Lewis through the eyes of the bard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 1/22/2014

    " I have read almost everything Lawhead has written and this is one of my top 5 favorite books, period. If you are familiar with his writing style, his triolgies and sequels almost always change narrators with each book so you come to expect it. And I feel with each of his trilogies...the first book is good, the second is excellent, and the third book is awful. Being a big Celtic fan myself I love the history that is brought into this series, but the story of the underdog hero is always a winner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonah | 1/19/2014

    " once again still reading.... ROFL y shud i write a review on a book i havent finished??? LMAOOOOOOOOOO "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 benebean | 1/18/2014

    " It was interesting that he switched narrators between the first and second books. Again, I didn't like the main characters as much as I usually would like to like the main characters, but I liked one of the friends of the protagonist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/7/2014

    " Tegrid as the new narrating voice is a good choice. Is Simeon really dead? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Dunn | 1/5/2014

    " I read this on my honeymoon...it's engaging and interesting, especially since Lawhead is obviously well-versed in Celtic and medieval traditions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/17/2013

    " Extraordinary, pure brilliance, a masterpiece, seldom can the art of words move me to such emotion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Ross | 12/1/2013

    " The second book in Lawhead's best series. Must reading for fantasy fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melina | 12/1/2013

    " Lawhead does a great job of evoking anger and frustration throughout the book - kind of a stressful read until the very end, which although good, had potential to be better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Wigginton | 7/23/2013

    " Major step down from the first novel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brucie | 6/10/2013

    " Second in a trilogy...I'm really enjoying this set. I like the "doors between worlds" aspect, and the fusion of modern corruption and its influence on Celtic mythology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Macy | 4/2/2013

    " This series isn't as good as some of his other books, but I liked this one a bit better than the first. If nothing else, it's an entertaining story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 karen | 2/12/2013

    " Not quite finished with it yet, but the characters from the first book made me like this one right away. Author is interested in exploring the concept of sovreignty rather than trailblazing into new SciFi-land, which is nice. Still very Celtic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/22/2013

    " The Albion Series is amazing. My favorite books so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jared Detter | 12/25/2012

    " Fanstic fiction, especially for those interesting in Celtic myth and legend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 9/21/2012

    " This was a good continuation of the story set in motion in the first book. This book has some unexpected twist and turns as well a some expected endings. I look forward to book three. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/16/2012

    " I didn't actually manage to finish this one - just couldn't get into it and the style of writing got a bit tedious for me. Everything was either extremely wonderful or extremely miserable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 3/23/2012

    " It's been years since I read this, but it's every bit as good as I remember. A cracking story and continuation of Lewis' time in the 'Otherworld'. Bubbling over with Celtic tradition, language and history this book is a magical adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Kennison | 2/29/2012

    " Loved all three books - I became so attached to the characters and felt the entire journey as if it were my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/7/2012

    " After reading all 3 books in this trilogy, I've decided that they were a waste of my time. Based on how the last book ended, it makes the second book pointless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 3/27/2011

    " I just got the third one and I am sure it will be worth the time. Very good imagery and character building. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 3/5/2011

    " It takes only a few to change the course of history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 karen | 2/24/2011

    " Not quite finished with it yet, but the characters from the first book made me like this one right away. Author is interested in exploring the concept of sovreignty rather than trailblazing into new SciFi-land, which is nice. Still very Celtic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 12/12/2010

    " The continuing adventure of Lewis through the eyes of the bard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 12/4/2010

    " This is turning into quite an exciting series! This one had a lot of darkness and dispair, but the ending was climatic and victorious. Looking forward to the final in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 7/21/2010

    " Favorite Author, favorite series, what else is there "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JD | 7/17/2010

    " Best book read in years. Looking forward to the final book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 6/29/2010

    " Book 2 of the Song of Albion. The main character goes back to Albion to try to prevent another person from destroying it. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen R. Lawhead

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He is the author of such epics as the King Raven, Song of Albion, and Dragon King trilogies. Although born and raised in America, he was brought to England by his research into Celtic legend and lore and now resides in Oxford with his wife, writer Alice Slaikeu Lawhead.

About the Narrator

Stuart Langton is an award-winning theater, film, and television actor. He has been an audiobook narrator for more than ten years. He lives in New York City.