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It’s been almost a year since the Trials of Unyielding Steel.

When Lydia gets a lead on the whereabouts of Jonathan Sterling, she concludes her training with a legendary immortal sorcerer and puts a plan in motion for his capture. 

Near Selyr, Taelien reunites with an old friend - Wrynn Jaden, the legendary Witch of a Thousand Shadows - and meets with Jonan to make a deal. 

Jonan, of course, has other concerns. His master, the legendary Lady of Thieves herself, has given him a new assignment - one that hints at world-shaping events, if he can survive the mission. He’ll partner with Velas, but she has her own problems to deal with, including a revelation that will test where her loyalties truly lie.

©2019 Andrew Rowe (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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The story afther Defying Destiny

if you enjoyed The War of Broken Mirrors series by Andrew Rowe and want to learn about what happend afther i would recomend to read the following series: Weapons and Wielders, and the series Arcane Ascension

The weapons and Wielders serie follows Taelien at the location where he comes to at the end of this book (I will not spoil any of the story), The first book in this series is named Six sacred swords, there is also a book two of this series but it havent been released yet (Or atleast not in audiobook form like this one was) The name of this book is Diamantine and will be releasd on the 07.07.2020.

the Arcane Ascension books followeds some other persons that we havent met yet in The War of Broken Mirrors book series, Taelien do apears in these books to, in book 1 it only brifely but in book 2 he got more of an impact. but it do not make it clear how many years have gone past between the books Six sacred sword, and book 1 in The arcane Ascension books.

i would higely recomed to read these books if you did enjoy The War of Broken Mirrors books

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Addicted to Rowe's tales

I've not found another author for the style, who's works I like more than Andrew Rowe's. Nick Podehl brings the win again.

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hard to finish

struggling to finish, a bit to many characters and names to keep track of.
ok book

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Juvenile and a chore to listen to

I used to like this series, however I just loathed this book. The plot was boring. I found myself not caring one bit for any of the characters. Maybe it was the narration. They all came across as moronic teenagers and terribly grating to listen to. I gave up listening after 5-6 chapters.

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need more, great book

this is a slow start series, got the fist one and lissend in 2 weeks good enough to warrent the secound.. but by the end of the second i was hooked i finished in 4 days, and then finally the 3rd amazing book but i need many more books in this world and its cast.. there is much more to tell now the waiting game for the next one..

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Great continuation of the series...

... though it does have many lengthy fight scenes. A little less fighting would have made for a better story.

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Excellent continuation

I had to listen to the first two books in the series again as it’s been a long time between 2 and 3 but it has been a excellent journey so far and I am really looking forward to book 4 (hopefully not as long) excellent character development and brilliant story

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amazing!

another amazing book to the series, can't wait fir the next, write faster i need more! :)

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awesome

looking forward to reading more on this story line. I hope more can be written

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A fitting end to an excellent trilogy

This series comes to a fantastic conclusion and runs straight into its sequel series at breakneck speed in this fantastic fantasy novel

Not a single moment is wasted in drawing the reader into the universe with interesting world building, and then dazzling them with excellently choreographed action sequences.

Every character drips with intrigue, and leaves you wanting to see more of them all the time. The multiple viewpoint characters provides insight from multiple angles of the narrative and leaves enough puzzle pieces for observant readers to pick up and follow the clues to their own conclusions

Not to mention the audio performance by Nick Pohdel is fantastic to boot. Fantastic value, and I can't recommend this series and it's sequels enough!

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  • ethan
  • 08-04-20

This is a must read for the universe

It really ties the different worlds together and is a really good story and finally gives you some answers about Keras.

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  • Shane
  • 28-06-20

Fantastic

Andrew and Nick both combine once again to create an amazing experience. I can't believe they consistently create such fantastic audiobooks between Andrew's immaculate writing and Nick's continuously perfect narration.

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  • Chelsea B
  • 22-04-20

Best author and narrator I've ever experienced!

I can't praise Andrew Rowe or Nick Podehl enough. Every element is beyond apt praise.

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  • Tomribble
  • 21-04-20

YESSSS

5 star performance with a 5 star story to boot
this book was a stellar addition to the now trilogy of the series and a perfect wrapping up of the story to the beginning of the other series.
if you like a series that ties off lose ends and creates a tapestry where you can see the threads pull together definitely check out the rest of Mr. Rowes work!!!

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  • Thunder005
  • 20-04-20

Great fantasy book

The story from Andrew Rowe is large and encompassing while still getting the points and questions answered in a single book.

Nick Podehl narration is amazing with the multitude of voices he's able to create works very well for a book with so many characters. he is in par with Michael Kramer.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-20

A Great Ending/ Beginning.

This book had so many twists and surprises that got more captivating with each chapter! I loved the character development, I became more emotionally invested in each character the deeper Andrew dived into their backstories. The ending was played out very well and it was a satisfying ark to the Six Sacred Swords. This feels like just the beginning to an epic story. Thank you Andrew Rowe for the great read and thank you Nick Podehl for the great listen. SPOILER WARNING! The ending had a really good tie in to Six Sacred Swords. Knowing now what Taelien is really makes what he is trying to do for Dawn Bringer a lot more personal. He's trying to get Dawn her own body because he himself is technically a sword spirit with his own body. He probably understands more than anyone how she feels.

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  • Char.Con
  • 26-08-20

Knocked another out of the park

if you've enjoyed the series thus far you won't be disappointed, the writing and adventure contest strongly and I already wait eagerly for the next book!

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  • Mark Mroz
  • 11-04-20

Can't wait!

I've read all the books in Rowe's numerous actor's and even in a funky order. And with each one I fall more and more in love with this world and look forward to the next one!

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  • Fox
  • 10-04-20

Fun and exciting adventure

My biggest complaint is that there was not more of it. Well worth the listen.

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  • Lawson Lim
  • 08-04-20

Completely engrossed in this world

Finally some of the questions from Arcane Ascension are answered. Very much looking forward to the continuation of Andrew Rowe's other serieses.

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