The Shadow of What Was Lost : The Licanius Trilogy

  • by James Islington
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • Series: The Licanius Trilogy
  • 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs - once thought of almost as gods - were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.
A representation of these laws is now written into the flesh of any who use the Gift, forcing those so marked into absolute obedience. As a student of the Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war fought - and lost - before he was born. Despised by most beyond the school walls, he and those around him are all but prisoners as they attempt to learn control of the Gift. Worse, as Davian struggles with his lessons, he knows that there is further to fall if he cannot pass his final tests. But when Davian discovers he has the ability to wield the forbidden power of the Augurs, he sets into motion a chain of events that will change everything.
To the north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. And to the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian’s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is...

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Customer Reviews

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A great start for a Series (I want more)

What did you like most about The Shadow of What Was Lost?

A very believable story involving youngsters (I'm 84 but my kids tell me I've never grown up)
Some nice Hi Faluting Psuedo-Hi-Sci


Who was your favorite character and why?

Blaes, or Blase, I see myself in this character


Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but I'm wanting to see more of this series


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The shadowing of Asher


Any additional comments?

I just loved the story, its characters, and the action....gimme more!

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- Robert P. Rumball

A story that grows

The story is not a genre I would normally read but as it was on special I thought I would give it a go.
The book started off slow for me and the readers voice took some getting use to but , as the story line unfolded and the characters became familiar, the story grew on me. As the book drew to its conclusion I thought to myself " where is book 2 I need it now"
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- Malcolm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2015
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing