The River Kings' Road: A Novel of Ithelas

Liane Merciel (Author) Stefan Rudnicki (Read by)
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Product Details

Price
$109.00
Publisher
Blackstone Audiobooks
Publish Date
September 01, 2010
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.2 X 6.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781441759207
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About the Author

As a so-called Army brat, LIANE MERCIEL grew up in Germany, South Korea, and several different parts of the United States. She is an alumnus of Yale University and the College of William & Mary Law School. She now lives in Philadelphia, where she practices law. Liane is the author of two original fantasy novels, The River King's Road and its sequel, Heaven's Needle, and has written both novels and short works for the Pathfinder rpg.
Stefan Rudnicki is an award winning audiobook narrator, director and producer. He was born in Poland and now resides in Studio City, California. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks and has participated in over a thousand as a writer, producer, or director. He is a recipient of multiple Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as a Grammy Award, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Ray Bradbury Award. He received AudioFile's award for 2008 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Along with a cast of other narrators, Rudnicki has read a number of Orson Scott Card's best-selling science fiction novels. He worked extensively with many other science fiction authors, including David Weber and Ben Bova. In reviewing the twentieth anniversary edition audiobook of Card's Ender's Game, Publishers Weekly stated, Rudnicki, with his lulling, sonorous voice, does a fine job articulating Ender's inner struggle between the kind, peaceful boy he wants to be and the savage, violent actions he is frequently forced to take. Rudnicki is also a stage actor and director.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narrator, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her "velvet touch" as an actor's director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Reviews

"The River Kings' Road is the intriguingly twisted tale of treachery and magic behind a brutal massacre and the impacts this unspeakable act has on the two survivors, on those who perpetrated it, on those who investigated it, and on those who tried to turn it to even more evil ends. It's also a tale that examines unsparingly the issue of to what degree the ends justify the means...or not."

-- "L. E. Modesitt, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of The Saga of Recluce series"

"The River Kings' Road drew me in with the characters, all of whom felt real and reacted realistically for the setting...The heroes are heroic because of the choices they make on their journey, choices that would test the very best...and worst...in all of us...It's a story where the simplest choice could have drastic consequences, and where the lowliest of peasants can change the fate of a kingdom."

-- "Joshua Palmatier, author of The Vacant Throne"

"[An] impressive epic fantasy debut...Merciel has constructed an inspired new world where unexpected plot twists bedevil strong, clearly visualized characters, in a story that glints with intelligence and hums with life."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Merciel's fantasy debut imbues standard motifs of the hero's tale with passionate intensity, bringing her characters vibrantly to life and creating a realistic setting for her story. Strong storytelling makes this a good choice for adult and YA fantasy fans."

-- "Library Journal"