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Betrayer's Bane Audiobook

Betrayer's Bane: Embers of Illeniel, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Tyrion was a good person who had been born to a simple family and raised with love, but the world has shaped him for a different fate. Twisted by violence and torture, he is obsessed with a relentless desire for vengeance, and he has sown the seeds of wrath in his children. The She'Har have offered him the opportunity to be a great leader and usher in a new era of prosperity and peace, but, despite his gentle beginnings, Tyrion is no hero.

Heroes are born to build, and while many laud the efforts of such leaders, others will work to bring them down, for all good things must come to an end. Every forest must inevitably face the flame.

Destiny has chosen Tyrion for a different path and has given him the spark that will burn the world to ashes. Embracing the evil within, he will reap a harvest of hatred, and no one will find safety in the purge of fire that he brings; even the betrayer has his bane.

Will anything be left to rise from the ash?

©2016 Michael G. Manning (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Paul 06/09/2017
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    "Excellent conclusion"

    This is a very dark book, be warned, but also a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy and I very much enjoyed all 3 books. This series well worth the read if you like a grittier fantasy. The description of magic was also interesting and imaginative. Very solid voice acting was the icing on the cake.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    gary 10/10/2017
    gary 10/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant & Dark at the same time"

    Probably the best book yet, dark & disturbing but brilliantly written , this was a somber & satisfying ending to The tale of Tirrian and the beginning of the line of illeniel , I definitely recommend this trilogy book 3 did not disappoint Fantastic.

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    Azharul 23/09/2017
    Azharul 23/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "love story"

    its not the best written book in the world. but such a great story and wiyh brilliant ideas!

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    P. S. Elliott Cheltenham, UK 11/09/2017
    P. S. Elliott Cheltenham, UK 11/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Imaginative writing to the end!"

    Having read the first two books of this trilogy, I was hoping the last one would be enthralling as the first two. I was not disappointed - it was thrilling, adventurous, exciting - moving me to tears of sadness and joy. What a wonderful writer this author is and my goodness the narrator was fantastic and could not be faulted. I have returned to my own world now but will miss the excitement of the world I was immersed in. Loved it!!

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    lewis 07/09/2017
    lewis 07/09/2017
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    "simply amazing "

    some of the best books I have ever listened to, the world it creates is so imersive.

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  • Brandon B.
    14/11/17
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    "Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    This is a really great book, it's easy to get sucked into these books. You're welcome to escape from this reality I'll probably look more into this author

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  • Christopher
    21/10/17
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    "One of the best series I could never recommend."

    The story was performed amazingly. It was well written and well thought out. Language is an issue but was not flagrantly used. Frequent sex and sexual activity was a part of the story but was not related in a graphical terms. Violence against women, kids killing other kids in the arena, torture etc...were all part of the story and for these reasons I would not recommend this book to anyone without them knowing what they were getting into first.

    Having stated the above this story was amazing. It was not a feel good story in any sense but forces the listener/reader to think about deeper issues when dealing with perceptions of humanity. The story deals with genocide, slavery, torture and rape. It also deals with the hope for a better life and the extremes people will go to in order to achieve it.

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    17/10/17
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    "Wow, I simply loved this book."

    Fantastic. What a series! A compelling look into the dark narrative with realistic flawed characters.

    I highly recommend this series and even more so if you're sick of the typical fairytale happy go lucky stories.

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  • Alen
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    "Not your usual fare"

    Different and mostly unexpected storyline. Definitely not two dimensional and that makes it a great read.

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  • tim
    29/09/17
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    "I hard read but a worthy conclusion"

    it was a very good book.. that being said it was also one of the saddest reads I have read in a very long time I applaud Michael G Manning for being able to tie these two stories together and make a book that explains the past and answers the questions left by the other series he wrote first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    22/09/17
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    "Fantastic Read"

    This is the first time that I actually began to cry from an audiobook, the tragedie of Tyrions life hit me right in the feels.
    The series is well written and Wyndham brings the whole thing to life.

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  • Eddie
    20/09/17
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    "Possibly one of the best trilogies I've read"

    This has to be one of the best stories I've come across. There were so many elements to the characters that were believable and not once did the author break then away from their personalities. The ending was incredibly sad, but at the same time there's a sense of beauty to it. Definitely tugged at my heart.

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  • Calimour
    18/09/17
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    "love the story and performance"

    I absolutely loved the story and performance. Michael G. Manning writes another great story and the performance does it justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sailfish
    Grover Beach, California, United States
    18/09/17
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    "Warning: Depravity Ladened"

    Michael Manning is an exceptional author as he continues to demonstrate in book 3 of this trilogy. However, the content of this book and book 2, The Silent Tempest, are so steeped in acts of degeneracy as to make it unpleasant and difficult to find much enjoyment in their telling.

    Alex Wyndham performed an excellent performance of the characters.

    In short, this is a very dark series and, even for most adult listeners, and not for the weak of heart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Simons
    Aiken, SC
    16/09/17
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    "Disappointment"
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    After really enjoying the first two books of the Betrayer's Bane series, I found Embers of Illeniel to be somewhat of a let down. The first two books were dark and horrifying, and yet still found a way to exude hope for the future. With Embers of Illeniel the author spent much of the book with the characters brooding and either giving or receiving various forms of torture.

    The savagery of the first books hold nothing in comparison to this one, as rape, child abuse, sexual abuse, incest, and brutal murder, become common themes. There is an attempt to justify these horrors with the theme of revenge and needed destruction to secure the future, but after a while you begin to believe that the ends do not justify the means, and you lose any good will towards the heroes of the story. One exception would be Brigid, who is probably the most viscous of them all, steals the story with her sadness and destructive force.

    Overall, I felt Embers of Illeniel did not hold up to the first two books of the series, though the series as a whole was worth a listen. Don't expect any happy endings or for a neat wrap-up at the ending though, as this series won't provide it. The narration of Alex Wyndham is good thought the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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