"Narrator Eric Mok makes this wonderfully inventive and diverse fantasy eminently accessible... Mok's Kai is appealing and relatable--he sounds simultaneously young and resigned, weary of death and pain and betrayal and yet still hopeful for something better. Listeners will hope we get more of this fascinating world."- AudioFile
From the breakout SFF superstar author of Murderbot comes a remarkable story of power and friendship, of trust and betrayal, and of the families we choose.
"I didn't know you were a... demon."
"You idiot. I'm the demon."
Kai's having a long day in Martha Wells' WITCH KING....
After being murdered, his consciousness dormant and unaware of the passing of time while confined in an elaborate water trap, Kai wakes to find a lesser mage attempting to harness Kai’s magic to his own advantage. That was never going to go well.
But why was Kai imprisoned in the first place? What has changed in the world since his assassination? And why does the Rising World Coalition appear to be growing in influence?
Kai will need to pull his allies close and draw on all his pain magic if he is to answer even the least of these questions.
He’s not going to like the answers.
WITCH KING is Martha Wells’s first new fantasy in over a decade, drawing together her signature ability to create characters we adore and identify with, alongside breathtaking action and adventure, and the wit and charm we’ve come to expect from one of the leading writers of her generation.
A Macmillan Audio production from Tor.com.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. I'm a fan of sci fi romance and while this isn't romance, I had heard this author was really good, so I had to try her. I will definitely check out more of her books. I will admit I had a hard time remember each side character. There was just a lot to learn in this book and I think I need to listen to it again to see what I missed, but that won't be a hardship. I felt like Kai, the main character was such an interesting character. There was so much he could do and I loved learning all about him. I also really enjoyed the narrator. His accent was very easy to listen too and he did a great job of bringing this story to life. I'm sure I will come back to this audiobook for re-listen often.
Not for me
Too many characters with too many unexpected powers for me to wrap my head around.