Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
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  • 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
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    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.

    An enjoyable setting of scene

    Really enjoyed the story and performance. Characters well crafted and story is promising. Easy listen with good narration. I'm excited to see what els..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 December 2015 by Callum ()
  • 2
    The Providence of Fire | Brian Staveley

    The Providence of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    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.

    The first book had some promise...

    I did and wasn't satisfied, so returned it. I think we live in an age where it is fashionable to make conflicted heroes/heroines/villains... Unfortu..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 May 2016 by Ross ()
  • 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
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    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.

    Never reached the excitement of the first book

    I thought, like many trilogies that the 2nd book would be the"filler", but the feeling I had about this was that it was mainly filler as well.
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    Reviewed on 12 April 2016 by Robin300378 ()
  • Skullsworn | Brian Staveley

    Skullsworn

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    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Knowelden
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    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.

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