“The Vorrh” By Brian Catling 

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By: Brian Catling
Narrated by: Allan Corduner
Series: The Vorrh Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
Release date: 04-28-15
Publisher: Random House Audio

Interesting enough to keep me reading, but the different points of view and different storylines, made for a frustrating book at times.

The cyclops that was raised in the basement of a rich person’s house by a group of insectoid robots, the hunter who made a bow from the tissue and sinew of his dead partner, a blind woman healed by the cyclops, and a photographer that took grisly, at times, photos, are just a few of the interwoven stories.

The worst part was trying to figure what time period this took place. Can’t recommend but can’t say stay away from either.

Publisher’s Summary
Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of The Vorrh, a daring debut that Alan Moore has called “a phosphorescent masterpiece” and “the current century’s first landmark work of fantasy”.

Next to the colonial town of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast – perhaps endless – forest. It is a place of demons and angels, of warriors and priests. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes memory. Legend has it that the Garden of Eden still exists at its heart. Now a renegade English soldier aims to be the first human to traverse its expanse. Armed with only a strange bow, he begins his journey, but some fear the consequences of his mission, and a native marksman has been chosen to stop him. Around them swirl a remarkable cast of characters, including a Cyclops raised by robots and a young girl with tragic curiosity as well as historical figures, such as writer Raymond Roussel and photographer Edward Muybridge. While fact and fictional blend, the hunter will become the hunted, and everyone’s fate hangs in the balance under the will of the Vorrh.

©2015 Brian Catling (P)2015 Random House Audio

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