Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
Books in series4
Abridged/Unabridged
(4.5 based on 936 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 (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (317)

    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 (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (242)

    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.

    good story ,drags alot

    the storyline dragged on a bit but the ending is good. there alot happening which is hard to keep track. this book is more on the politics of the Em..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 March 2017 by Nihal Albuquerque ()
  • 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 37 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (249)

    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.

    Few pacing issues but good story

    Posts were a bit slow, followed by a rush at the end. It felt like the author might have struggled on how to bring about the conclusion, or was under ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 July 2017 by Justin ()
  • Skullsworn | Brian Staveley

    Skullsworn

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Knowelden
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer - she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial. The problem isn't the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again." Pyrre isn't sure she's ever been in love.

    Average

    this story was okay but I was glad I listened to the emporers blade first.

    Reviewed on 28 August 2017 by Christine ()