Two years have passed since the war. The Primate is dead, the machines at Stonewater have been destroyed, yet without essence the Empire's economy has collapsed. Trade is at a standstill, famine sets in, and, with no food and no essence, the people begin to riot.
In the midst of the growing unrest, Miro struggles to balance his life with Amber against his resolve to keep threats to the Empire at bay. His sister Ella helps to build the machinery the Empire desperately needs, but she longs to find Killian and believes his powers will be needed in the conflict to come.
News of a wedding brings a much - needed ray of hope to the weary people. But as citizens and leaders gather from afar for the festivities, an evil threat shatters the fragile peace: one of the Evermen has returned. And he will not rest until he has completely destroyed the humans he despises.
©2013 James Maxwell (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Path of the Storm is the best of the trilogy so far, in my opinion. So often with trilogies the books get worse as the series progresses, but Maxwell seems hellbent on breaking that rule.
The aftermath of the war and realisation that one of the feared Evermen has returned adds a new dimension to the plot. Ella's insistence, even when others beg against it, to find a way to bring Killian back sees her gaining help from a source that, ordinarily would be seen as unthinkable.
In my last review I stated how Maxwell expanded his world, showing new lands and people. This time he's done it again, but on a far grander scale. The exploration into both the past and the present lands of his world make this book as enthralling as the plotline he has drummed up with the returning Everman.
All in all, this is a solid book and one that should not be missed.
I did get a bit 'urgh, don't know if I can be bothered anymore' during book 2, but persevered and am so glad I did, book 3 was gripping, really looking forward to book 4!
I enjoy Simon Vance and I would definitely listen to another performance.
The main characters were maturing and gaining depth during the couse of the first two books of the series. In this book they reached positions of responsibiliy, but instead of well thought out challenges and solutions Mr. Maxwell placed Miro and Ella in a series of forced action sequences where they continued to make the same type of mistakes over and over again. In the end I'm no longer interested in finishing the series.
Great series, keeps you iinterested from start to finish. Can't wait for the next one.
"Excellent story with high hopes for the final installment!"
This was an excellent story once again! James Maxwell is an wonderful writer and Simon Vance brings the story to life. I am looking forward to the final book in this saga to learn how it all ends but I go there with trepidation because I now the story will end and I have already read everything else these two story tellers have done together.
"Another great one!!"
I'm invested now!! Can't wait to see what happens next. All the characters are well developed and growing in each book. I would recommend this series to all my friends!!
Well crafted and engaging series. I look forward to reading the 4th book. Excellent narrator as well.
"Books 1-3 so far are great!"
Can't wait to get in my car & keep listening!Sad to hear there's only one book left!
"Excellent 3rd book"
A great third book to the series. The writing is engaging, although a little predictable - as the first two were. Still a good story though, I enjoyed it.
"Darker than books 1 & 2"
While the plotline was still good, Book 3 was much darker then it's predecessors. A lot more torture and gore...
"this is fast food fiction"
the story was good, but the author has a habit of telling the reader about everything over and over, every time characters are reunited, they recap everything you just read.
it is an easy entertaining read
"It's getting a little out there..."
I can't say it's bad. But it's beginning to be a stretch. I don't personally appreciate all the romance. because after escaping an evil under lord I'm sure any woman would stoically broach the subject of her sister in law's love life like it's super important. Right.
It's still enjoyable, though less so with each sequel. Also becoming rather predictable.
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