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Reishi Adept

Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 7
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
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The final audiobook of the Sovereign of the Seven Isles begins in the mountains of Andalia with Alexander - wounded, surrounded and fleeing for his life. Isabel learns that Phane can use her link with the darkness for his own, terrible ends. And Abigail rallies the Coven to face the Sin’Rath, a threat now magnified a hundred fold. Battle rages across the Seven Isles, and Alexander Reishi stands at the center of it all. As forces converge on the Nether Gate, he departs on a desperate quest to free Isabel, kill Phane and banish the Shades for all time.

©2014 David A. Wells (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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Excellent

These seven books are an epic tale, a must for all fantasy lovers to listen to

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awesome series, so good, so engaging

I loved this series of books Wells creates such vast and amazing world's full of adventure and fantastic fantasy, just awesome. The narrator certainly did it justice as well.

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you're next fantasy series awaits 10/10

each and every book of this series have kept me captivated I feel each character has become part of my fantasy family
thank you for creating such a great series & storyline

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typical story, very enjoyable, typical fantasy

good story this one reasonably easy to follow... enjoyable chases and battles... traditional fantasy story

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Great fantasy romp

Likeable characters, epic fights of varying scale and it didn’t feel like it outstayed it’s welcome despite being 7 books. Enough new twists to the typical ‘fantasy magic system’ to keep it interesting. Had a great time listening. I would love a follow up book/series to see how the characters have gotten on. Endings to these epic series always seem a little rushed, guess you just want to hang out with the characters a little longer.
Great job David! Excellent narration by Derek as well.

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Absolutely incredible!

An epic story based in a world full of wonder and beauty, overshadowed by dark threats. A must have for any fan of fantasy and magic. Think R.E. Feist cross Ben Hale and thats about the writing style. 5 Star performance!

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  • Rob
  • 16-08-2016

Amazing

An amazing story, holds you fixed for hours. Sad it's over but all great things end.

I will be listening over and over.

Thanks David A Wells

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A wonderful epic adventure!

An awesome book and series. Action pact. Lots of magic and heaps of fantasy characters for the imagination. I just wish there was more in the series.

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Ending wasn't as climatic as I would have liked

The ending missed a final word from Phane and no word from the other Sovereigns. Also his powers were never fully realised.
Other than that it was great narrator was awesome no issues there.

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  • Atle
  • 26-01-2015

Not great, but better than many.

Loads of sidetracking in this series and too little focus on the main plotline for quite a few books. This story ends here though, and thank you for finally getting there Mr. Wells.

Could have been so much more done with the power of the main character. He seems to make the strangest mistakes at times, and always ends up having to go though a few more chapters before getting back on track.

As the numbers of books increase, so does the number og characters to follow, most of them turning 2 dimentional after a few chapters. There are really only three deep characters in this story, and it could have been finished within a trilogy.

Read in between the releases of better series, or better yet... don't waste a credit better spent elsewhere.

Runs fine at 1.5x speed on my Samsung S5 without distortion.

Good narrator is a plus.

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  • A-10 Egress
  • 10-03-2015

increadable Series!!!!

this has turned out to be a great series! its fast paced but still builds and keeps you wanting more.
I highly recommend this series to everyone! !

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  • charles
  • 27-01-2015

Good but

So I started story a year ago I like the first three books. it should end at three because of the book 7-ish was just a hassle to get this last book because it was just such a long story of the same characters never having a conflict of interest and the black and white nature of all the characters.

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  • Sharen L. Rea
  • 12-07-2019

Every Book of Series Brought Something New

I have listened to all 7 books and never lost interest! It is a terrific book for fantasy fans - mages, witches, fairies, dragons PLUS many other unique life forms populate the saga of good verses evil. Heroes get hurt, some die, unexpected events spin the tale in unexpected directions.

I am going to listen to the books again to catch details I might have missed in this wonderful tale of magic and the hearts of men.

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  • W. B.
  • 27-04-2019

good fun

narrator was good. good story glad i purchased, would enjoy more, future stories in the future

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  • Jennifer
  • 15-01-2015

In league with The Chronicles of Narnia

The entire series was thorough and beautiful. The Herod were not who you expect and the possibilities for the future of the Seven Isles is infinite.

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  • Christopher
  • 12-01-2015

Overall a good read and series

Overall I'd give the series a thumbs up.

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The characters felt a bit too straightforward at times- the good were "ultra good" and the bad were evil in the extreme (with a few exceptions). That's refreshing in some ways and a bit predictable at other times. The unadulterated nature of the hero of the story was a bit hard to relate to, he was just so darn pure of heart. At it's core, it's a story of light vs. dark, so I guess the characters reflect that, and It's hard to slam the story too much for that, since I knew that was the case going in and it's what I wanted.

The only real complaint I have (the above is really just an observation) is how quickly the storyline wrapped up at the end. The author took so long describing each and every trial the heroes overcame throughout the entire series in hyper detail, that I wanted the same level of explanation of what happened after the story arc climax. Instead we got a 15 minutes grand overview and hints and snippets. The author obviously took great delight in painstakingly crafting horrible and awful scenes for the characters to walk through and overcome, only to wrap things up way too quickly to feel really satisfied at the end, though it wasn't completely dropped.

I could have done with less detail about the plants in the jungle and hearing about the same emotions time and time again as the characters walked through similar situations and reacted the same. I got to where I would roll my eyes every time I heard the phrase "thrill of fear"- (that would make a good drinking game for listening to this book!)

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I do like the overall storyline. The use of magic in the story was well conceived and thought out, and the creativity of the realm was very immersive. The author described each scene with detail sufficient to picture exactly what was going on. I was also able to connect with the characters sufficiently (despite my above comment) to feel invested in them and care when they suffered or triumphed. The reading was very well done (as most audible authors seem to be) and the range of voices helped identify and the performance added to the story immensely.

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  • Frank A. Snyder MD
  • 03-02-2020

A truly awesome read!

This seven book series is worth every minute spent. The characters and plot are intriguing and will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will fly by before you know it. The narrator, Derek Perkins, is a master at what he does. The time spent on this book will leave a good feeling in your soul.

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  • william aaron ellison
  • 17-10-2019

OMG

what an amazing ending to a wonderful series I am laying in bed speechless after listening to this series come to an end because in my opinion it was one of the most perfect fantasy books I have ever had the enjoyment of partaking in, and as always Derek Perkins needs to be crowned the best voice to ever exist

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  • Ryan Wagner
  • 10-04-2019

A must

The narration was awesome, Derek Perkins give life and voice to each character with amazing ease. This book was an amazing crescendo and finale to an amazing story! The details written by David A. Wells paint an amazingly vivid picture in the mind! I especially love that it was a fight for the old law, one that I can understand and one I try to live every day. This could very well be seen as a libertarian-esk manifesto in a sense as the old law is freedom from government and freedom for all so long as the freedom of another is not violated.

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  • Lambert
  • 24-01-2015

Brilliant series with a great ending

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was a brilliant series with a great ending. Each book got better and better and the final book was no exception.

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  • adeandsue
  • 14-01-2015

Great ending

Great end to an excellent series the author has matured as the series progressed with fewer and fewer cliches. Excellent

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  • Ian
  • 14-01-2015

A must listen.

Fantastic. Could not wait for book 7. Well worth it though.
The story just got better and better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-2019

Beyoned expectations

The book that finish a series that i didn't knew i want to hear until chapter 1 of book 1. The epilogue is one of the most well written chapters of the whole series and i will remember it for many years to come. The only regret i have is that the series have ended. Highly recommend!

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  • Richard McFerran
  • 20-07-2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this whole series...

A great series of books brought to life with superb narration. I highly recommend a listen.

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  • George
  • 14-05-2019

An epic conclusion

An incredible ending to an excellent series. Loved every second of it! Would recommend to any lover of fantasy literature.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-03-2019

Enjoyable story, Fantastic performance.

The whole series is long so there are inevitably lulls in the story. However, It was thoroughly enjoyable as a whole and Derek Perkins performance was phenomenal. His portrayal of Phane was so good that I looked forward to his appearance in the story.

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  • Simon Price
  • 14-02-2019

amazing

What amazing finish to a fabulous set of books it's just a shame there isn't any more to add to the collection yet !!!

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  • Steve Leyden
  • 05-06-2017

An excellent series.

I thoroughly enjoyed not only this book, but the whole series. The storyline was excellent and the author kept the plot moving very well with characters that were strong and consistent. I highly recommend the whole series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-2017

Better than linkershim but dissapointing

I found myself very conflicted with this series of books. It almost felt that it was written by two different people. The first 3 bools where very character led focused around our central protagonist however after book 3 all that changed with jumping perspectives each chapter which in its self is no problem but for a series of books to change like that was annoying.

I found that towards the end of the series it was less about developing the new characters and felt it was rushed through and these characters were added for the sake of adding them or to make it more fantastical.

I was disappointed in the ending not so much for the un answered questions which in the first 3-4 books were very well explored. But the fact that it did not give the charachters their deserved time especially with jack and the rest of his immediate group did lucky ever get the hang of wizards dust, did they manage to redo the mages fast.

I would recommend this set to friends but I would pre warn them.

In all the central characters were well developed and the main plot was solid but I feel that it lost a bit of direction in the last two books and would of bee. Better off staying the course than adding side plots which were not developed fully or finished.