The Empty Throne
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(4.2 based on 61 ratings)
  • 1
    Those Above: The Empty Throne, Book 1 | Daniel Polansky

    Those Above: The Empty Throne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Polansky
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    They enslaved humanity 3,000 years ago. Tall, strong, perfect, superhuman, and near immortal, they rule from their glittering palaces in the eternal city in the centre of the world. They are called Those Above by their subjects. They enforce their will with fire and sword. Twenty-five years ago mankind mustered an army and rose up against them only to be slaughtered in a terrible battle. Hope died that day, but hatred survived.

    Not my cup of tea

    I didn't very much enjoy this book, although that may be to do with the genre, rather than any innate failing of the book itself.

    I didn't en..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 January 2017 by Deborah Seton ()
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    Those Below: The Empty Throne, Book 2 | Daniel Polansky

    Those Below: The Empty Throne, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Daniel Polansky
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    For centuries beyond counting, humanity has served the Others, godlike Eternals who rule from their cloud-capped mountain city, building a civilization of unimagined beauty and unchecked viciousness. But all that is about to change. Bas Alyates, grizzled general of a thousand battles, has assembled a vast army with which to contend with the might of Those Above.

    Dark and melancholic, but always engaging.

    This was a satisfying and fitting conclusion to Daniel Polansky's Empty Throne duology. It confirmed Polansky as an author to watch in my opinion. Thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 April 2016 by G. P. Brown ()