- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 20 hours and 38 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: October 17, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M648CL3
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The Pagan Night: Book One of the Hallowed War Audiobook – Unabridged
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This first installment of the Pagan Night trilogy introduces a richly-imagined world with a British Isles feel (so far) without leaning too heavily on the standard tropes of those cultures. The expression of the supernatural battle between the old and new religions through the actions of the characters (and the gheists) is believable and significant to the story rather than a sideline; these actions are what drive the plot forward and motivate the characters on to their next action. The consequences of some of these actions have not yet become manifest and I hope to see the results in the next installment.
A Pagan Night has a cover that suggests it's all about the swordplay. Although there is plenty of swordplay to be had, the real heart of the story is about belief - in Gods and in individuals. This is character-driven fantasy, in which realistic people do things (including screw up) realistically.
It's also, as you would expect from somebody with a degree in divinity, about religion. Tim invents several religions for this book, all of them believable and internally consistent. Overall, this is a damn good book.
This is craftier than your average fantasy fare. There's a highly developed world here, an orderly cosmology that isn't quite like anything else you've read before. The first book sets the stage exceedingly well, but I have the feeling that Akers has some things up his sleeve for the next books.
I'm awaiting that reveal. Hopefully the next installments wont take as long as this one did to get written.