Ashlords by Scott Reintgen audiobook

Ashlords

By Scott Reintgen
Read by Rebecca Soler , Andrew Eiden , Lauren Fortgang , and Neil Hellegers

Listening Library 9780593119174

The Ashlords Series: Book 1

10.02 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593155295

Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders--skilled at alchemy--who must compete at The Races--the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire. Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they've raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode the fastest. Centuries of blood and fire carved their competition into a more modern spectacle: The Races. Over the course of a multi-day event, elite riders from clashing cultures vie to be crowned champion. But the modern version of the sport requires more than good riding. Competitors must be skilled at creating and controlling phoenix horses made of ash and alchemy, which are summoned back to life each sunrise with uniquely crafted powers to cover impossible distances and challenges before bursting into flames at sunset. But good alchemy only matters if a rider knows how to defend their phoenix horse at night. Murder is outlawed, but breaking bones and poisoning ashes? That's all legal and encouraged. In this year's Races, eleven riders will compete, but three of them have more to lose than the rest--a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son. Who will attain their own dream of glory? Or will they all flame out in defeat?

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Summary

Summary

Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders--skilled at alchemy--who must compete at The Races--the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire. Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they've raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode the fastest. Centuries of blood and fire carved their competition into a more modern spectacle: The Races. Over the course of a multi-day event, elite riders from clashing cultures vie to be crowned champion. But the modern version of the sport requires more than good riding. Competitors must be skilled at creating and controlling phoenix horses made of ash and alchemy, which are summoned back to life each sunrise with uniquely crafted powers to cover impossible distances and challenges before bursting into flames at sunset. But good alchemy only matters if a rider knows how to defend their phoenix horse at night. Murder is outlawed, but breaking bones and poisoning ashes? That's all legal and encouraged. In this year's Races, eleven riders will compete, but three of them have more to lose than the rest--a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son. Who will attain their own dream of glory? Or will they all flame out in defeat?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An ensemble of narrators presents the first in a series set in a dystopian world…Andrew Aiden mixes a drawl and a tone of determination to portray Adrian, the cowboy-like son of a revolutionary. Rebecca Soler expresses Imelda’s tinges of desperation as a poor entrant as well as her strong desire to crush the oppressive system. Lauren Fortgang dramatizes Pippa’s pride, which is encouraged by her parents, former Ashlord champions. Each narrator expresses the rising tension as the competitors fight for triumph and for their lives. Neil Hellengers enters at the end, giving an overall perspective and a view of what’s to come.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Scott Reintgen

Author Bio: Scott Reintgen

Scott Reintgen is the author of the Nyxia Triad series and the Talespinners series, along with the middle grade novel, Saving Fable. He is a former teacher in the North Carolina public school system and is always trying to write books for the deserving students whom he had the honor of teaching.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.02
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English