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Birth of a Legend
Written by: Samsun Lobe
Narrated by: Lesa Thurman
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins

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Publisher's Summary

You follow a young warrior, Ruin, who is exiled from his homeland after a bloody provocation. With the naivety of youth, he believes he is well prepared for the wider world until he is shipwrecked on the shores of Elohim. You will discover the world of Mareta through Ruin's eyes as he continues to blunder into difficult situations and in doing so makes some powerful enemies.

His selfish outlook is broadened when he is forced to team up with the proud warrior woman, Efferial. With the addition of a third member, the apprentice sorcerer Kail, an unsure, self-doubting personality is added to the mix.

The group forges ahead on an impossible quest leaving a mixed trail of friends and bodies in their wake. Ruin's naivety quickly evaporates as he learns his lessons from the harsh world around him. Humour adds to the often brutal action as the trio seek to elude two accomplished leaders. Ruin eventually learns to ask for help as the tale winds to a frantic conclusion.

The world of Ruin is unique, as are the characters and creatures that populate it. Although firmly planted in the fantasy genre the environment is realistic and something to which listeners can relate. Although a fantasy, there is a very human story that underpins the blood and gore.

©2013 Samsun Lobe (P)2013 Samsun Lobe

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  • base gamble
  • 12-07-17

Amazing ☺

Loved everything about the story to the character's . My vision of events got me inside
Ryan's head ☺

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  • Isobel
  • 29-08-16

Brilliant read (listen)

What did you like most about Ruin?

Superb story well told. The characters are engaging and the writer conjures a landscape and its people and creatures that spark the imagination.

What did you like best about this story?

Exciting with twists and turns, original well written sci-fantasy.

What does Lesa Thurman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Well told with enough change in intonation to define each character.

Any additional comments?

PLEASE can we have the series in Audible!! Can't wait for the next one!

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  • justin j hughes
  • 02-04-16

Great book.

Well narrated with an engaging story. I really can't wait to read/listen to the next book.