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Infinity Blade

Redemption
Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Summary

Long months have passed since Siris and the God King, enemies betrayed together, were left to rot in the prison at the Vault of Tears. Their true enemy - the Worker of Secrets, creator of the Infinity Blade itself - now reigns.

Upon finally obtaining freedom, Siris must unravel plots that seem to make no sense, lead a rebellion with no direction, and fight against the division within his very heart. The secrets unraveled will dig backward in time toward the origins of the deathless and the true nature of the world itself....

From number one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson and ChAIR entertainment, creators of the blockbuster Infinity Blade video game series, comes the second novel in the epic Infinity Blade saga.

This latest tale delves deeper into the fantastical world of Infinity Blade, a world of mystery and intrigue where magic and technology are indistinguishable and even life and death are not as they seem.

©2013 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Robyn
  • escaping to another world
  • 29-03-18

Disappointed- though it may mean more to gamers

Big caveat - I am not a gamer. If you are, and you play Infinity Blade, then perhaps take my review with a pinch of salt.

Jury is out with this one. It's still a good story, but there are just too many gaps for me. It's as if the skeleton of the plot has been built, but then just random clumps of muscle and detail attached, and the listener is meant to fill in the blanks. It lurched a little too much for my liking. Perhaps I'm just used to Sanderson's normal detail, and clever building of characters and plots - and although this had both good characters and a great plot, it was just too half-baked, without any of the good bits in between. I haven't got around to playing the games, and if I'm being honest, I'm very unlikely to ever do so, and that I think is the main problem here.

The following is taken from Brandon Sanderson's website:

"To get the whole story, play the games and read the novellas in this order:
Infinity Blade
Infinity Blade: Awakening
Infinity Blade II
Infinity Blade: Redemption
Infinity Blade III
However, the novellas will catch you up to speed if you haven’t played the games, so don’t worry about being lost."

I have only read the Novellas, and although I am not lost, I'm not enjoying it nearly as much as I normally do anything by Sanderson.... And it would appear that I am not even going to know how it ends as it looks as though I need to play the last game to work that bit out?

3 stars because it's still Brandon Sanderson and even a gappy novella is still good - but I've I've just come to expect more from a Sanderson novel.

Looking forward to reading a review by someone who has also played the games....Perhaps if it's really good, I will revisit in the context of the games too. Until then, I'm relegating these to the "don't revisit" pile.

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  • seamus
  • 11-04-18

meh

Both Infinity blade novellas seemed a bit flat to me. Nothing seemed to happen and I didn't care about any of the characters. I know it's hard to do much in such a tight format, but compared with something like shadows for silence in the forests if hell, this one falls pretty flat.

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  • Gilead Moiseyev
  • 14-04-18

Easy read, very enjoyable!

Narration was pleasant to hear. For a novel based on a game it had a great story. Was hoping for a final ending and not something that seems to lead to a (non existent) next book

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  • Thelighta
  • 16-04-18

Way too short!

Lol Brandon Sanderson you are the best. Review? No. If it has Brandon Sanderson on the cover , you won’t be disappointed. No exception to that rule here. Really good story, I want more. Ty

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  • Chris Neal
  • 09-07-19

great short story, unfinished

the story is really part of a game series with the short stories acting as extra content. these books are in the middle of the story. to get the rest you need to play the games. perhaps there is a let's play on YouTube.

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  • Heather W.
  • 20-05-19

Confused in the start

Apparently you need to have played the video game to understand the beginning. Don’t give up if you’re confused. It takes time but by the end you’ll understand what it all means. Not as good as the first but still Sanderson.

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  • Conrad
  • 21-04-19

Well written with excellent narration

Great story with some surprises. The story itself has very interesting elements to it, but it was still a struggle to finish the book. As the title says it was well written, but certain parts of the story lost my attention and I felt the pull to finish falter. I'm one of those people that is depressed for a week after watching a sad movie wether or not the ending is happy, and I wouldn't call the ending of this book happy.

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  • Ink D.
  • 19-02-19

Good

This is a good book. There is a plot and exposition. There's also character development. And even and ending. I'll joking aside, I've always love Sanderson's works

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  • Shannon
  • 11-02-19

Great book. No ending. Sad days.

No third book to finish the series. disappointed. still great! Enjoy the Wikipedia wrap up!

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  • Howard
  • 05-06-18

Amazing!

as always Sanderson is amazing and this is a great story! Great plot and characters