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God of Broken Things

The Age of Tyranny, Book 2
Narrated by: Paul Woodson
Series: Age of Tyranny Series, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

An outcast magician must risk his body and mind to save the world from horrifying demons, in the heart-pounding epic fantasy sequel to The Traitor God.

Tyrant magus Edrin Walker destroyed the monster sent by the Skallgrim, but not before it laid waste to Setharis, and infested their magical elite with mind-controlling parasites. Edrin's own Gift to seize the minds of others was cracked by the strain of battle, and he barely survives the interrogation of a captured magus. There's no time for recovery though: a Skallgrim army is marching on the mountain passes of the Clanhold. Edrin and a coterie of villains race to stop them, but the mountains are filled with gods, daemons, magic, and his hideous past. Walker must stop at nothing to win, even if that means losing his mind. Or worse...

©2019 Cameron Johnston (P)2019 Tantor

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brilliantly written and Narrated

the story really draws you in, very funny, and not patronising or condescending like most books I'm looking forward to book 3

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  • Rob Hayes
  • 02-07-19

A sequel that ups the stakes and delivers

A fantastic conclusion to the duology and a great send off to mighty Edrin Walker.

So the Age of Tyranny duology is undoubtedly all about Edrin Walker. He's a thief, a magus, a tyrant, and an arsehole extraordinaire. He's also charismatic and downright fun.

God of Broken Things does exactly what it needs to as the second and final book in the series. It upped the stakes, delivered on the mysteries and promises of book 1, and gave a fitting finale to the crass, foul-mouthed bastard who we've been following. It also tightened things up a bit. Book 1 (The Traitor God) felt a bit slow and bloated in places. The pace occasionally meandered it couldn't quite decide if it wanted to be a murder mystery, a dungeon crawler, or an adrenaline-fueled action spectacular. Book 2 does away with all the fat and leaves us with the grisly heart of our favourite tyrant. It has blistering battles, monstrous monsters, heartfelt reunions, and a glorious ending that just felt right.

It's also definitely worth noting that Paul Woodson again nailed the narration. He was an entirely believable Edrin Walker and really helped bring the character to life in all his aresholic glory.

I think I gave book 1 4 stars, but I'm going for 5 stars for book 2 and for the Age of Tyranny series as a whole. An absolute joy to listen to and I'm going to miss Edrin Walker.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-06-19

i love ever character in the series. very rare.

it has been a long time since i have enjoyed the entire cast of a series.

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  • SooMin Troy
  • 18-06-19

a worthy fantasy

A decent follow up to the first book although corny and superfluous at parts. It could use a little less drama surrounding the battles and love story but overall a excellent fable. Would easily make a nomination for a Hugo award except that has turned into a giant pile of political garbage despite the previous titian's that were awarded it.