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Adopest has fallen.... 

Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing and his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away. 

With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son. 

And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed....

©2015 Brian McClellan (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Absolutely excellent book!

The Autumn Republic was an absolutely amazing third and final book in The Powder Mage trilogy.
Fantastic twists and turns right up to the very end. Also with every question/storyline tied up.
5/5... truly great!
Also once again, Christian Rodska was awesome with the narration.

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What an ending!

Really spectacular story. I didn't feel like any of the books in the series were weaker than the other, the consistency across the series is truely impressive. Additionally, I love that each book is around 30h!! Nice fast paced action that doesn't end way too fast nor eat up audible credits way too fast.

Characters feel alive and the magic used is not insanely overpowered (which, I feel, is sometimes used by authors as a crutch for when things don't make sense. Glad to not see that here).

Potential spoiler alert** I also liked finally seeing a story where the union leader is not the traitor/real antagonist. I mean I'm not super pro-union but I think they're unfairly depicted in a lot of media when they've historically (and currently) have been important in alleviating inequality.

Back on topic: Very well done final book.

The performance was amazing too!! Rodska is a master of his craft. The only oddity (really minor) was the voice chosen for Borbador given his youth (sounds a bit too old imo).

I highly recommend!

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Amazing ending and an amazing universe

Amazing ending and an amazing universe. Would love to see more with to the remaining characters

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Loved this and fabulous conclusion

I had previously read sins of empire and wrath of empire but hadn’t heard of the powdermage trilogy. It was super enjoyable and high recommend.

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slow to grow but what a flower

cool varient of mage and magic. strong story that was a little long winded at times,for me. Brian McClellan writes so well and this journey was brilliant. I have found another great author to follow. I liked the end to this story. thank you.

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Trilogy is worth a read

The Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan is worth a read (or in my case a listen of the audio books).

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Fabulous!

Really enjoyed this book which rounded out the trilogy beautifully. A great story with well rounded characters bought to life by Christian Rhodska's reading. An exceptional package!

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  • Paw
  • 16-03-2017

fantastic trilogy

These were some amazing books and I loved every moment of listening to them. if you enjoy a complex lyrics woven story with multiple protagonists this is just for you. With a touch of magic but not much other fantasy elements this story is wonderfully colored, and I found my self caring for the protagonists and hating the antagonists. the way everyone is described and narrated makes you fall into the whole thing and I kept finding my self annoyed when I had to put it down. loved it.

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  • Keon Christensen
  • 04-08-2017

End of the road, wrap party

What did you love best about The Autumn Republic?

of the three books, I feel that Autumn flowed best. At no point I felt like I had to chew through a chapter to get to the good bits.

What did you like best about this story?

That is brought a very satisfying conclusion to trilogy

What does Christian Rodska bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

superb voice acting.
with the exception of Bo, who sounds like an old toothless man, not a strapping mage in his twenties.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

there were a few laughs, a few clenched butthole moments

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  • Farniboy
  • 27-06-2015

Tamas and Taniel ride again!

What made the experience of listening to The Autumn Republic the most enjoyable?

Christian Rodska narration is superb. There are hundreds of characters and each is invested with a distinct accent. The only misfire for me was Bo the sorcerer who seemed like an old man not a 20 something wizard! But other than that...faultless!

What did you like best about this story?

It tied up all the loose ends from the other books in an exciting and satisfactory way!

What about Christian Rodska’s performance did you like?

His performance bought the book alive! He is superb!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't want to spoil the books for those who've yet to listen to them but there are lots of moving moments where characters lives were in peril.

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A good listen. It was great to see a fantasy novel set in a world not disimilar to that of Napoleon and Wellington. Apparently the author calls the genre Flintlock Fantasy. The main characters of Tamas, Taniel and Adamat were well written. Some of the female characters less so. But kudos for having the women as soldiers who get involved in the blood and guts of battle. I really enjoyed this trilogy.

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  • Panos
  • 16-09-2020

An amazing ending to the trilogy

Narration 10/10
The narration is just perfect. The voices for the characters feel spot on and the voice acting really brings the story to the next level. I'd say it's easily one of the best narrations I've heard and I could not imagine any way it could have been better.

Story 9.5/10
This novel ties up the loose ends from the previous two, giving answers to a lot of mysteries and questions and manages to give a great and satisfying end to the trilogy.
There is so much going on story wise, there are no dull moments here. Tamas and Taniel finally meet each other again and the story is propelled towards the finishing line with a lot going on on all fronts and unexpected events, twists and character deaths keeping you on edge until the story is over. The war needs to end one way or another and the "gods" will be more involved this time around.
Other than the action we do also get a lot of character development for many characters. I really liked that we get a lot more of Bo, learn a bit about his past and watch him get an apprentice,
And Bo is not the only one. By this point every character feels so "real" and not just a hero or a villain of a book, and the sense of danger is real too. I dare say that many of the main characters are some of the best written characters in the fantasy genre.

Overall, this was one of the best Audiobooks I've listened to. I would recommend it to anyone, same as the whole trilogy, and personally I'm looking forward to start the next trilogy in the series.

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  • S. GRAHAM
  • 18-08-2020

Wonderful trilogy

Unusual but an excellent mix of military and magic. The narrator brought the book to life

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  • Struan K.
  • 15-07-2020

Great sequel and the narrator does it credit

Plenty of surprises left in this sequel. It was very enjoyable and I can't wait for the next book.

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  • MihaiAnca
  • 27-09-2019

Magnificent

I loved the combination of action and emotion. Every fight was described perfectly! Probably the best in the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-06-2019

Brilliant.

Simply the best series of books I have listened to!
The narration was flawless with the story telling well paced and not overcooked.
The characters was interesting and believable.
Hopefully there will be more to these characters story?
well done to every one involved.

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  • Bobby Bawbaggins
  • 21-11-2018

Satisfyingly Good

I really enjoyed this entire trilogy, I think it got stronger with each book. The narrator was very good and the story was great, very fast paced and fun. Most of the characters were likable, the heroes anyways, and the villains were suitably villainous. Recommended for a fantasy lover who wants a change from swords and sorcery.....to guns and sorcery.

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  • Mr Nightingale
  • 19-06-2018

What The Pit

Is wrong with the word hell?
Using any word repeatedly is simply annoying and spoils listenability. Some odd squeamishness against "Hell", means we get the word "Pit" every third sentence. Quite literally.
There are many good alternatives.
Hole, shaft, chasm, void, deep. depths,trench. Easy really.
A bit of variation would have helped a Hell of a lot.

That aside, very decent, all round.

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  • Jvaan
  • 06-06-2018

Good ending to a great series

Honestly lost sleep to this one. Great reading/listening.

I have to admit that it did end a bit too abruptly, as if the author was trying to stay under 600 pages for a 900 page book.

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  • Oliver Stevens
  • 09-02-2018

great end to a fantastic series

This was a fitting end to the trilogy and would happilyrecommend this series to anyone who likes a well crafted narrative and world.

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