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  • Oathbringer

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 55 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sanderson brewing up a hell of a storm!

  • By Simon on 22-11-17

Not as good as the first two

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-18

Seemed jumbled and hard to follow, not sure it's left me wanting more, I really feel this could have/should have been the last in the series which I would never normally say. There needs to be more focus on the main characters.

  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first 2

  • By lloyd on 09-12-17

Bit disappointing, expected more

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

This is more of a filler, too short or perhaps long winded, really not enough happens. As always well written and narrated. I think it's just disappointing as I've been anticipating this book for so long and nothing is revealed more and more questions stack up and frankly I'm loosing track.

  • Lusam: The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 3

  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

After accidentally discovering the possible existence of a second Guardian book, Lusam and his party are remorselessly hunted high into the Elveen mountains by the Empire agents, who are intent on killing or capturing them. What they discover there may very well change the balance of power in their favor against the Thule Empire. But their discovery will count for nothing if they cannot reach Lamuria in time to try and stop the massive invasion force sent by Lord Zelroth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By chizwhiz on 01-02-19

It's alright. Not a bad story, well narrated.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-17

If I never hear the term "lad" I again, or the phase "it's a long story" I'll probably die happy. Seriously Dean get some better proof readers, and please quit with the truly Aweful analogies. All in all a bit thin, characters lack depth, a bit unpolished, and wholey predictable but I think there is hope.

  • Nightlord

  • Shadows
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 42 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By glyn on 29-01-16

Looking forward to the next installment

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Very emersive and enjoyable book, maybe a little long winded, if you look back actually not very much of consequence happens. But, it is captivating, entertaining, thought provoking, funny and very well read so perhaps this can be forgiven.

  • World's Edge

  • Nightblade, Book 2
  • By: Ryan Kirk
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Two cycles have passed since Ryuu lost his adopted father, and he dares to hope that he's found peace at last. But nightblades live by the sword, and when a new breed of warrior threatens the Southern Kingdom, Ryuu and Moriko are pulled to opposite edges of the known world to uncover mysteries that have lain dormant for hundreds of cycles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Trilogy

  • By Poppey on 27-01-19

I thought I'd give the second book a go...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-16

Although the concept is good, it is a terribly written book with over repartition of words, huge inconsistencies and characters that need much more development and less whining.

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  • The Last Mortal Bond

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Never reached the excitement of the first book

  • By Robin300378 on 12-04-16

Not as good as the others in the series.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-16

Great series really enjoyed all the books, though the Last Mortal Bond was much harder work and I'm glad it finished. Not particularly impressed with the ending at all but that's just me.