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  • The Providence of Fire

  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story ,drags alot

  • By Nihal on 21-03-2017

Poor continuation of something good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2018

I am in a point where I am not sure if it will be worth buying the next book. I liked the elements and characters, but in this book characters did some unreasonable choices that the writer really tried to justify them and characters get out of expected character behaviour too often. Those things got me a bit disappointed and decided to move on to another author series. I may be back, but I am afraid of getting further disappointed.

  • The Emperor's Blades

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to start, but then you can't put it down

  • By Cameron Ellis on 18-07-2016

Great story but poor continuation

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2018

I loved the book and characters, very interesting elements and concepts. This book is a great story but if you are reading because it is a series,watch out as you may get disappointed with the next book. Worth reading.

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Woeful narrator.

  • By Jenifer on 04-12-2017

Great fantasy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2018

Great story and narration. Jack (narrator) has good acting skills and a strong accent but doesn't take long to get used to. Story is as engaging as any of Sanderson.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing world and story

  • By Douglas on 24-06-2017

Amazing world and story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2017

Enjoyed from start to finish,couldnt stop and dreaded the end of the book as book 2 is not out yet! Loved at the same level as name of the wind and way of kings stories! I am indeed looking forward to book 2!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful