Title: The unspoken name.
Author: AK Larkwood.
Publisher: Tor books.
Page count: 464.
Release day: February 11th 2020.
Genre: Adult fantasy.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
What if you knew how and when you will
Csorwe does — she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honoured title: sacrifice.
But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin—the wizard’s loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power.
But Csorwe will soon learn – gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due.
I listen to approximately 180 pages of this book, and then I had to give up.
My main reason for stopping is that I just had no clue what I was listening to.. I might want to try this book again later, but then I will read the physical book! I really do not recommend listening to this one!
I made it to a little bit into part two of this book. I feel like I could mostly follow the first part, at least I felt like I had some idea of what was going on! But then we started part two, and I was lost.. I couldn’t figure out if we followed the same characters. Their names are not often said and they are all very difficult, so on audio I could not keep them apart! I did have the book out from the library, so when I was home I looked at the start of this part, to see what was going on. I then noticed that this part took place 3 years after part one, which was said in one sentence (makes sense), but I could not make it out of the text. And yes they were mostly the same characters.
So after I realized that I decided that going the audiobook way with this book was not for me. As I mentioned I did have the physical book from the library, but I did not feel like physically reading it right away. Also I had two days before I had to return it, and I just didn’t think that was going to happen haha!
I feel a bit sad about DNF’ing this one, but I was just not enjoying my time listening to this. Don’t let me stop you from reading this, since the premise is really good, I just do not recommend the audiobook!