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Publisher's Summary

International number one best-selling author Trudi Canavan returns with the final novel in the Millennium's Rule series - her most powerful and thrilling adventure yet.

Rielle is now the Maker, restorer of worlds. She has lost count of the number of worlds she has been sent to save.

Tyen has cast off his old identity. No longer a spy, he now attempts to teach new sorcerers and find ways to counteract the war machines that are spreading throughout the worlds.

But when an old enemy brings news of something worse than magically dead worlds and dangerous sorcerers – a threat unlike anything the worlds have faced before – Rielle and Tyen must reunite if they are to have any chance of saving humanity.

©2020 Trudi Canavan (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading...Delightful worldbuilding...Vivid and enjoyable." (SFX)

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Finishes off this series nicely

A must read series and a new take on magic that I have seen, good narration would recommend for anyone into fantasy, only complaint is there is a double section in the book that is read hope they edit it out even though it is easy enough to skip over 🙂

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Very poor editing.

The first book in the series started out with a fabulous premise, but sequels have gone downhill from there. Increasingly boring with almost no character development, the worst thing to me is the lack of consistency in the rules of magic. They appear to change as the story goes on eg it's stated in the first book that only the strongest sorcerers can travel between worlds, yet it appears that it's really easy and everyone can do it in the last couple of books. Dialogue is quite childish most of the time. I only stuck it out because I wanted to see if Tyen and Rielle ended up together. The audio still contained the major criticism of different narrators pronouncing the main characters' names very differently, as has occurred throughout the whole audio series. This book, though, seems to have been produced in a rush. Many, many times the narrator stopped and repeated themselves, which should have been edited out but wasn't. The frustrated interjections were amusing when left in. There is at least one passage of 2 to 3 minutes which was repeated, and I am sure that there is a whole section left out (after Rielle becomes ageless again and before they dress for breakfast at Tyen's father's place). I wonder how many more passages were excluded. The release of this audiobook was delayed for around three weeks. It would have been better to have taken an extra three months and fixed all the editing problems.

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Great story rushed narstion

The story continues and finishes one of my favorite series in a memorable and suitable fashion. The only downside was Hannah norris' narration there were several mistakes in the editing which threw me out of the book. Grant's narration was better but there were a few editing mistakes and a change in pronunciation of words that I found to be annoying.

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  • Aleck Surreally
  • 21-07-2020

Satisfying listen!

I found Makers Curse to be very satisfying, and I love how the lore and world was expanded through this fourth installment of millenniums rule!

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  • Simon Lee Shugar
  • 14-07-2020

Good Characters. OK Story

It had the great characters that I know Trudi for. It lacked a good plot. Should of finished a few books ago. I wasn't a fan of the magic system. Basically the whole series was over taken by the over arching magic system. Performance has quite a few of notable errors including repeats. I feel it may have been rush from the push back of the release date. Go read Age of the Five or the Black Magicians trilogy.

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  • Josh
  • 13-07-2020

both wraps up loose ends and creates new potential

The first arc of this book is awesome, revisiting old places and characters and wrapping things up there nicely. I wish there would have been more time spent in those places though, because they felt like much more interesting scenarios than the sudden huge change in scale and consequence in the rest of the book. I wish some characters had gotten better happy endings and sendoffs, so hopefully this wont be the last book in the series! As for narraration, the voice actors did a fantastic job as always, but there were a ton of technical issues. There were outtakes that weren't edited out, leading to some funny moments when you least expect them, but there were also whole minutes of dialogue that would suddenly repeat so smoothly I thought the characters were just talking in circles. I've never experienced these kinds of errors in all the books I've read on Audible, but they didn't break my enjoyment of the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-2020

Needed proofreading

This is the first (thankfully!) audiobook that had numerous repeat passages and a segment where the performer chuckled at her mixing up of accents. A distractingly nuisance. Storyline continued from previous book was entertaining enough though.

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  • tom
  • 01-07-2020

Great book - mistakes in recording

Loved the story as usual with any of Trudi Canavans books, but quite a few editing/recording mistakes happening throughout the book where they repeated the sentence or even the paragraph after making a mistake

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  • Tierce E. Gardes
  • 30-06-2020

nice conclusion book

It Ties up some loose ends. and does a nice job continuing a story I believed already finished. Has a reasonable pace. I enjoyed it.

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  • Tine
  • 27-06-2020

Worthy conclusion to great series

As with the other books in the Millenium's Rule series, Maker's Curse is a captivating tale that through continuous shifts of narrator (lead character) explores the plots and storyline far more fully than with a single narrator. I do wish the narrators would have paid a little more attention to pronouncing the names of characters uniformly - and that the recording studio would have spent more time cleaning up the recording. Several times there are bigger or smaller overlaps the same text being repeated, and in one place there is even an outburst and giggle from the female narrator that clearly isn't part of the script. The story itself is so interesting and well crafted - and unpredictable in its most crucial details. Definitely a book and series I will listen to many, many more times.

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  • Binnut
  • 25-06-2020

Good book but with audio edit problems

I liked the book, but it did not really live up to the hype I had from the previous book. The reader performance was fair, but the audio editing was actually really bad! Unnaturally long pauses, repeats (up to two minutes once) and even included a laugh after misspronouncing a word. Have they listened to the result at all?

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  • Alie
  • 25-11-2020

Excellent

Just finished the whole series love it, love it, love it. I want more!!!! Xx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-2020

Meh

Very middle of the road unfortunately. I’d compare it to series 8 of Game Of Throne’s. A story cobbled together to finish off a series loose ends.

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  • wil
  • 04-11-2020

overall good.

the repeated sections became annoying throughout the audio book. but overall it was a good book.

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  • Maraya M.
  • 13-09-2020

Good Book

Great end to a great series really enjoyed it. I'd recommend this series to anyone that likes fantasy and magic.

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  • Joe Jordan
  • 12-09-2020

Great Book

The only downside to me was the contradictory performances of characters by the 2 readers. individually they are both fine, and I'm not expecting then to necessarily do the 3xact same voices, but certain characters had completely different styles of speech from 3ach reader, 1 making them quiet and meek, the other confident and powerful, also, pronouncing names differently from eachother, surely that's 1 things that could have been solved by a 5 minute chat between each of them.

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  • Miss
  • 21-08-2020

Anticlimactic

The first 2 books in this series were engaging and did a great job of engaging the reader and creating a vivid universe. But the last 2 books felt lost. This one feeling like it lacked direction for the majority. The ending felt rushed and there was not enough information regarding the rivals to allow the reader the opportunity to connect to them in any way, either positive or negative. I felt exhausted with main characters that I had adored in the earlier half of the series, and I don’t believe that was intended by the author. The audio performances were ok, but there was a lack of consistency in character name pronunciations, which I found distracting. Also, each audio performance portrayed Quall differently, one seeming very young and fragile, the other more age appropriate and focussed. Quite contrasting and confusing characteristics. On the whole, Trudi Canavan is an excellent fantasy writer, and I adore a lot of her work, but this series missed the mark for me.

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  • Lokeee
  • 20-07-2020

tied up the loose ends

I really enjoyed the final part of this series , although I felt it could of ended in the book before I feel like having listened to this book it offers a much more rounded & satisfying conclusion. overall I felt like the book tied up loose ends & also brought new characters & narrative directions which was nice .

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  • Mr. D. W. Silk
  • 14-07-2020

Maker Curse or Authors Curse.

The author continues to go back to previous books to explain previous story lines established or filling it out. Which I find alittle annoying.

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  • mickjames
  • 09-07-2020

a compelling conclusion

a well paced coclusion to the series which sees established vharacters developed even further. my only real grievance is with the narration and production quality. it appears that the narraters didn’t collaborate as their pronunciation can differ quite a bit and at times i had use context to establish which character there were referring to. secondly there are a number re-read sentences which should have been removed.

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  • Victoria
  • 08-07-2020

Rushed

Everything from the production (of which there was a lot of mistakes) to the actual story felt rushed. Whilst I did enjoy the ending of a good story, I felt that this last book didn't really add as much to the last three.

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