The invasion is here. Already decimated by civil war, the armies of the Three Kingdoms struggle desperately to mount a defense against a force stronger than any they have fought before.
In the midst of the chaos, the actions and choices of a select few will shape the future of the land. Akira prepares to give up his Lordship. Ryuu wanders the Southern Kingdom, searching for a reason to fight. Moriko sits quietly, biding her time before she leaves the Three Kingdoms for good. Finally, across the Three Sisters, Nameless fight to keep his fragile alliance of clans together.
A new age is dawning in the Three Kingdoms. An age born in blood and sacrifice. An age shaped by the wind and the void.
©2016 Ryan Kirk (P)2016 Ryan Kirk
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"Good but erratic flow at times."
Enjoyed series but in this book the author made several irrational plot twists that didn't support the flow of the story. Seemed forced at times as though character development was an afterthought. Having said that, I'd still recommend the series.
"Excellent! a great culmination"
A great series that I plan on reading several times for sure! one of my favorite narrators so far!
"Akira - The Blundering Surrender Monkey"
The saga begins to plod along in book 3 but the most glaring fault line in the story is how absolutely inept Akira is as a leader. First, he knowingly allowed a ruthless and brutal general to ride roughshod over his people, then he falls into a trap and is forced to surrender to Tanak. Then, through Tanak's death due to his own brand ineptitude, Akira becomes king of the two kingdoms.
Good enough so far but then after realizing that the Azirians would still overwhelm the 2 kingdom's combined forces he decides to surrender to Sen, lord of the 3rd kingdom, and through the kindness of Sen, he is handed over control of all 3 kingdoms.
He then launches a guerilla campaign against the divided Azirian clans to keep them in check but then decides to personally infiltrate a known enemy monk monastery with only a single soldier and against the sage advise of his advisor, Capt. Young, and as predictable as market bubbles, he gets caught and ... wait for it ... surrenders again!
While there are other story arcs playing out in this book, Ryuu, Moriko, Nameless, &c. they all pale when compared to Akira follies so, I'll leave it at that.
"A book of inconsistencies and petty squabbles"
I started optimistic with this book, but the story is far from well written.
The characters are inconsistent and unbelievable.
We have an “assassin” that’s changes personality every time i read about her.
The main issue is the King. He acts like a leader of a small town militia, and not a leader of kingdoms.
I know the book is about 3 kingdoms and an invasion. But based on the story development, its more like 3 small towns and a local dispute. The scale of the disputes and the plots are just wrong…. 6 people died when there should been 6 hundred or 6 thousand.
There are so many issues with the plot and story development in this book. It feels like a first draft, before the feed back.
"Siri would narrate better!"
Siri would have done a better job narrating this book. The story is fun but kind of amateurish.
I really enjoyed this series. Heroic action. Moral development. Growth in character . some inconsistencies
"I did not believe it was a good book to read"
They use poor English it is not enjoyable to read I would not recommend this book
"Great ending to a wonderful series"
Fun ride full of twists and turns hate turns to love for some characters and others just hate and respect!! I recommend!
"First time I've returned a book"
The narrator was so boring I made it to chapter 3 before I decided I couldn't finish the book. It feels like it's a very humansounding robot reading. I don't know if the book itself is good.
I want to point out that this is my first ever 1 star, and first time ever returning an audiobook to get my credit back, and I listen to ALOT of books.
A different type of story of the ninja . Interesting twist on the legendary Japanese warriors as the myths of did make them seem to have super human abilities. It wasn't the type of story that completely blows people away . It did keep me interested and entertained. I also appreciated that the author did not try to hard to shock or dismay the readers. He had a story to tell and told it without trying to pander to anyone.
"Brilliant ending to a wonderful story"
I loved this book and it's predecessors, and will be keeping an eye on other books by this author
"great listen and amazing trilogy "
once I've started on this trilogy i couldn't finish until i went through all 3 books, i would strongly recommend this book
"Enjoyable and a good conclusion to the series."
This is an easy and fun listen. Dialogue and writing is clichéd and predictable. But you do engage with the characters and I did stay up to finish it.
grate all round. couldn't put it down it. it's a good couple of books that are worth the time to listen to
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