Saturday, 27 December 2008

MOREVI : the Chronicles of Rafe and Askana

The Official Blurb

Morevi, a landlocked kingdom shrouded by jungles and mystery, falls under the rule of Askana Moldarin, known in her realm as "The Black Widow" following her swift and bloody ascent to the throne. In the dawn of this New Age, hidden traitors in her own regime threaten to destroy everything. Askana, independent of council, seeks help to reveal the conspiracy against her...

Enter Rafe Rafton, captain of the Defiant.

My Review

This is one of the very first books to be podcasted, ever. There were three back in the early days and I've never been able to work out which was first, but this here story is one of them.

The story itself is a swashbuckeling fantasy/historic novel. The Rafe in the title is a ships captain who carries out "official" piracy for Henry the VIII. Somehow somewhere he's managed to find a way across "the rift" to the strange land where Askana rules with a steely female fist!

The story has all the classic piratey goodness, swordplay, quipping heros, women who know how to fight and just a touch of romance to pin it all together.

The reader has done a splendid job of putting this together audio and has spliced in enough sound effects to keep it interesting.

Reading 2/3
Production 3/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 7/9

Download it from Podiobooks

Listen to chapter 1