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The Cost of Knowing by Allan N. Packer
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The Cost of Knowing

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Narrator Greg John

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Length 10 hours 44 minutes
Language English
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The ripples begin to make waves

Thomas Stablehand’s life is not the only thing spinning out of control since he found the stone. Entire kingdoms are now in turmoil.

Will Prentis, newly appointed as army commander, must outmaneuver a growing array of enemies as he prepares for an unequal showdown with Arvenon’s invaders. Thomas, hunted unceasingly, must sacrifice all to safeguard the stone.

The fate of kingdoms soon hinges on them as they confront a ruthless invader hiding a darker purpose.

The odds are hopeless. And for three kingdoms, the stakes are higher than anyone knows.

The Cost of Knowing continues the saga of The Stone Cycle, concluding the story begun in book one, The Stone of Knowing. The story of a key character is also revealed in an included bonus novelette, The Gamble.

"Allan Packer writes epic fantasy. The Ruptured Kingdom is his second published series, following The Stone of Knowing and the other novels of The Stone Cycle series. Allan grew up surrounded by books and became an avid reader during his childhood. In his university years fantasy displaced science fiction as his favorite genre, thanks primarily to J. R. R. Tolkien. He later shared this love with his four children by reading The Lord of the Rings to them aloud - a three-month marathon he completed twice during their formative years. Born in Australia, Allan has lived and worked on three continents, and spent one quarter of his working years abroad. Having worked as an IT professional throughout his career, he was first published as a technical author. Today he lives with his wife in Adelaide, South Australia, near their children and a growing band of grandchildren. Allan is currently working on the next installment in his series The Ruptured Kingdom. For more news and information about Allan's books, visit his website."

"Greg John, now retired, has spent his working life in Australia teaching children aged 5 to 18, mainly in the Performing Arts. He has been involved in school and amateur drama and music theatre as principal performer, musical director, director, and producer. Professionally, he has performed in many mainstage operas and major festival productions, including as Narrator in the concert version of Guys and Dolls. Allan N. Packer’s epic fantasy is his first serious foray into audiobook narration."

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