Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
Books in series3
Abridged/Unabridged
(4.6 based on 595 ratings)
  • 1
    The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1 | Brian Staveley

    The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (220)

    In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

    Slow to start, but then you can't put it down

    Took me a few more chapters than I would normally like to get into it. Almost returned it in fact. But read reviews and decided to stick it out. Well ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 July 2016 by Cameron Ellis ()
  • 2
    The Providence of Fire | Brian Staveley

    The Providence of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

    Very good overall

    Great narration performance. Very good story. Really enjoyed it. Rwcommend it to fantasy fans. Now to start Volume 3.

    Reviewed on 27 November 2016 by Richard ()
  • 3
    The Last Mortal Bond: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3 | Brian Staveley

    The Last Mortal Bond: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (147)

    The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

    ok but a bit dissapointing

    it was a long series, extremely well written but but the end I was wishing for the characters to have less terrible lives than when they started. I f..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 October 2016 by Shell ()