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Heirs of Empire Audiobook

Heirs of Empire

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The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man's machinations aim to shift the balance of power - with violent and devastating consequences.

When the trusted General Corian launches a coup against Emperor Scourwind, he hurls the planetary kingdom into chaos. To secure his claim as ruler, Corian will need the strength of the Scourwind name behind him, and he will stop at nothing to bring under his grasp the young Scourwind heirs, twins Lydia and Brennan. Barely into adulthood, the two are thrust into the crossfire. Battling new obstacles at every turn, they eventually find refuge with Mira Delsol, pirate and former member of the elite empire forces.

As the stakes rise, loyalists, mercenaries, and political opportunists rally around the heirs in a desperate bid to unseat the usurper. But if their risky gambit fails, will the empire crumble into oblivion?

©2015 Evan Currie (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Darragh Burns 30/01/2017
    Darragh Burns 30/01/2017
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    "A good story, but heavy on exposition."

    while the story was enjoyable to a fair degree, the actuall story is broken up frequently by intense bouts of story exposition. The writer does tell a compelly and interesting tale, having the readers on the edge of their seats a fair few times, this is ofset by the monotonous need to describe EVERYTHING in extreme detail.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Saluki Selfie 30/12/2016
    Saluki Selfie 30/12/2016

    Heavy Nights

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    "HEIRS OF EMPIRE"
    If you could sum up Heirs of Empire in three words, what would they be?

    THIS IS A VERY GOOD ADVENTURE STORY


    What did you like best about this story?

    THIS STORY IS FULL OF ADVENTURE AND THERE IS EVEN SOME TWISTS AND TURNS


    Any additional comments?

    I ENJOYED THIS BOOK SO MUCH I GOT THE SECOND BOOK AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT INSTALMENT

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Krzysztof 02/12/2015
    Krzysztof 02/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Mixed feelings. "

    I don't know what to write. Part of me want to give 2 stars and part 5. I've liked concept and didn't liked characters and the universe. I'll have to read book 2 in order to decide ;) This book is neither good nor bad. You'll have to decide for yourself:) sorry I won't be any helpful with that..

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Henning Strauss
    Norway
    29/09/15
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    "I loved the world building"

    This is world building on Sanderson's level.
    You connect to the main characters in the book and cheers them on. The title of the book is misguiding I think as the strong female main character only has a bi-role. There is things that is mysterious and ready for reviling in the sequels. I hope for that at least.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alberto Arzu
    Miami, FL USA
    26/06/17
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    "Great narrative"

    Great story, easy to follow, but still entertaining. Perfect for the daily commute. I've already bought the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marc Sr.
    24/03/17
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    "Worse narrative performance EVER!!!!"

    I go through 3-5 books per month and know all to well the narrator makes or breaks a story.
    This one ruined it, if it ever even had a chance.
    Stopped listening after about 2 hours.
    Won't make the mistake of Derivk Mcnish again.
    Money wasted!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tom
    AGUANGA, CA, United States
    21/01/17
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    "Ok story, mediocre overall."

    A bit too YA for my taste. All fantasy action but no character depth. Narators inflections simplistic as were many of the dialogues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    10/01/17
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    "Interesting new world, though standard storyline."

    I've got a number of Evan's other books and have always enjoyed the technology he writes into the storylines. This is no different, but he also created a sci-fi fantasy mix world I liked as well.

    The story was mostly well done, if not really new. Evil villain takes power and young unprepared true heir sets out to reclaim it. If you're looking for anything more you'll be disappointed; however it does set the tone for some possible twists next in the series.

    My one real gripe with the story was the fight between Mira and the villain at the end. Without getting too much into the story it essentially boils down to: she's the good guy/women so she wins. This story plot line has always seemed like horrible writing to me, and from Evan, was a complete surprise to me. As a result it really hit home and ruined the story for me right at the end.

    Last minute saves is common in stories, but sudden out of nowhere power/skill boosts completely turning the battle around is lazy writing pure and simple.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breez
    13/10/16
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    "Spaceballs !!"

    The villains remind me of characters from Spaceballs (Lord Helmet), and Austin Powers. I'd think a general as notorious as this bad guy shouldn't end the scene with a cliche villainous laugh. The Narrator makes the story more juvenile.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • blankenmom
    Where ever the Navy sends us.
    24/04/16
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    "Good price for 10 hours of entertainment"

    Was an entertaining book and audio book. Also a good deal for 99 cents. Probably a bit too similar to star wars. Cadre = Jedi. Male and female young twins as main characters. Rebels vs empire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert N. Stephenson
    Blackwood, South Australia Australia
    21/04/16
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    "Some Good Writing here"
    What made the experience of listening to Heirs of Empire the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was reliable in tone and voice making the story feel real enough to enjoy. Good narration can help an average storey, but when =they have good writing to work with it all the more enjoyable


    What other book might you compare Heirs of Empire to and why?

    I don't compare book or authors, it cheapens the work of the author. Evan is Evan.


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

    Not sure anything actually moved me, though there were some rather touching moments to add to the characters. I still think it could have been a tad more personable, but that is just me.


    Any additional comments?

    In this field, there are hundreds of authors, and while I did enjoy this I saw nothing terribly different than many others in the field. It is better written than most, so I can recommend it on those grounds alone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shane
    Ontario, Canada
    01/04/16
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    "Uninspired story, lacklustre performance."

    The story seemed flat, no real tension or drama, except a few small points. The world the book is set in, and it's technology, have some interesting facets, but the story rarely leveraged it. Most of the characters are shallow, two dimensional, and seemed quite generic. The narrator is a bit halting, and the conversation passages never felt natural. This story may work as a foundation for future books in a series, and with a better narrator, they may be better, as I believe this author has more to offer, based on other books he has written.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sailfish
    Grover Beach, California, United States
    08/01/16
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    "God Hath No Fury Like Mira Delsol Scorned"

    An absolutely enjoyable contemporary Sci-Fi novel.From Cadre, essentially Jedi Knights with awesome multi-tool staffs, to teenagers (two royals, two commoners) forced into war, to modern spacecraft that sail on wind streams.

    There's a lot going on in the telling of this story, with Mira Delsol's single-purpose drive to avenge her friend's death at the hands of a diabolical former Cadre and his mutinous royal soldiers being most entertaining. Very well written (with the possible exception with the over-use of the "Skipper" honorific) and the narration kept pulling me back to listen further as I went about other real-world tasks.

    Although it is not listed as a series, the ending is such that it could extend into another novel or two. There are several intentional conundrums brought out during the story that had never been explained. Currie should seriously consider doing that.

    Arr, and yes, thar be pirates!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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