The Raven Tower

Written by:
Ann Leckie
Narrated by:
Adjoa Andoh

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2019
12 hours 0 minutes
Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this masterful first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

'Absolutely wonderful. . .utterly brilliant.' -- The New York Times Book Review

For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven.

He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained by the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes.

But the Raven's tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself. . .and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.
'It's a delight to read something so different, so wonderful and strange.' -- Patrick Rothfuss

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Sarah H.

The narrator was so good that she transformed a good but not great story into something unforgettable. One of the best narrators that I’ve heard.

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Lydia W.

When a god speaks, what they say must be true, or their power is expended to make it true. Therefore people will bring them offerings, to expand the gods’ power and ask for favors. But the gods must be careful to not say something that they don’t have to power to make true, or they will die. I love books that have clear rules for their magic, and consider the effect that magic has on their world. How people will use it and how society would be different. This story is told in two parts. One of Eolo trying to solve a mystery of the ruler’s disappearance. One of a god, and their experiences over the course of their whole life. It’s very interesting to have the history of the world told from the perspective of someone who existed before people did. This god is also narrating the story of Eolo. Because the god cannot read Eolo’s mind, we only learn about him by his actions and don’t always know what he thinks.

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Katie C.

The story is told in second person and it took me a while to get use to it. The narrator, however, is an interesting choice. Unfortunately, the story did not hold my attention and was boring. I tried but didn’t like any of the characters.

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