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Summary

Two years have passed since the war. The Primate is dead, the machines at Stonewater have been destroyed, yet without essence the Empire's economy has collapsed. Trade is at a standstill, famine sets in, and, with no food and no essence, the people begin to riot.

In the midst of the growing unrest, Miro struggles to balance his life with Amber against his resolve to keep threats to the Empire at bay. His sister Ella helps to build the machinery the Empire desperately needs, but she longs to find Killian and believes his powers will be needed in the conflict to come.

News of a wedding brings a much - needed ray of hope to the weary people. But as citizens and leaders gather from afar for the festivities, an evil threat shatters the fragile peace: one of the Evermen has returned. And he will not rest until he has completely destroyed the humans he despises.

©2013 James Maxwell (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Probably the best so far

Path of the Storm is the best of the trilogy so far, in my opinion. So often with trilogies the books get worse as the series progresses, but Maxwell seems hellbent on breaking that rule.

The aftermath of the war and realisation that one of the feared Evermen has returned adds a new dimension to the plot. Ella's insistence, even when others beg against it, to find a way to bring Killian back sees her gaining help from a source that, ordinarily would be seen as unthinkable.

In my last review I stated how Maxwell expanded his world, showing new lands and people. This time he's done it again, but on a far grander scale. The exploration into both the past and the present lands of his world make this book as enthralling as the plotline he has drummed up with the returning Everman.

All in all, this is a solid book and one that should not be missed.

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brilliant

if it was a book it would be"unputdownable"- so as an audiobook I suppose it must be "unstoplisteningble!" great

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Fun book, good production for audio

The central characters are still long-suffering in this third book in the series. Plot twists abound (some less predictable, even if it follows the same kind of template as the previous books). Very enjoyable, would recommend the audiobook for anyone enjoying the previous books.

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Wonderfully written and performed

Loved it. One if the next stories I have listened to. Excellent series, ready to begin the conclusion straight away.

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best in series so far

I did get a bit 'urgh, don't know if I can be bothered anymore' during book 2, but persevered and am so glad I did, book 3 was gripping, really looking forward to book 4!

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brilliant continuation of the story

I could not put this down, it enthralls you throughout. can"t wait to start the next book.

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Great listen

There is no lull in the story's pace and the feel for the characters is as strong as at the start.

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  • A. Lindsey
  • 10-05-17

Overall okay

These books have several good elements in them, such as, the world building, the interesting magic system and the individual character stories. But, there's so much battle and struggle struggle that it gets bogged down and a bit tedious, at times. The situation with Amber is kind of ridiculous. She's smart and capable, but she's a sorceress and she never has any of her sorceress'a gear with her, so she's really just a normal person. It's kind of weird. What's the point of her even being a sorceress? At least she is a good character, intelligent and capable. Overall, these books are okay. I'm always curious where the story is going, even though sometimes it's obvious. It would be nice if they were a little faster paced.

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  • Raistlin Majeres
  • 01-07-18

Path of the Storm

Book was pretty good overall.

I had some issues with the drawn out actions the characters made, that frankly weren’t very realistic to how people would actually act, or at least not in my opinion. Some of these parts made the characters seem just stupid at best, and gave at worst the idea that they were flat out inept.

I doubt this was supposed to be the case, but frankly if you knew you were short on time, you would hurry before anything else. If you knew the whole area was dangerous you would be as stealthy as possible.

I won’t do spoilers, but I mean if what you’re carrying lights up like a torch then put it out when not in use.
If you are pressed for time, then don’t stand around bsing, run like your life depends on it, (it did).

Anyway, outside of my feelings for these certain parts, where it was frustrating, the book was great and overall enjoyable and entertaining.

Vance did a great performance, I like his portrayal.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-03-18

5star

this is probably the best of the series so far. The plot development is incredible

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  • Milena
  • 02-01-18

book 3 of the Evermen series

Narrator was great and probably made the story seem better. In this book much more than previous ones, there are so many plot holes, the thing is like Swiss cheese. I was still sucked in and wanted to find out what happens, or how it happens in the case of predictable parts. I feel like any book that keeps me going back to it gets 3 stars, even if it drives me a bit nuts.

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  • MJW
  • 13-04-17

Characters devolving

Would you try another book from James Maxwell and/or Simon Vance?

I enjoy Simon Vance and I would definitely listen to another performance.

What could James Maxwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The main characters were maturing and gaining depth during the couse of the first two books of the series. In this book they reached positions of responsibiliy, but instead of well thought out challenges and solutions Mr. Maxwell placed Miro and Ella in a series of forced action sequences where they continued to make the same type of mistakes over and over again. In the end I'm no longer interested in finishing the series.

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  • Christina Elizabeth Pyron
  • 22-03-17

Riveting

Great series, keeps you iinterested from start to finish. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Eric MacGill
  • 18-01-17

Excellent story with high hopes for the final installment!

This was an excellent story once again! James Maxwell is an wonderful writer and Simon Vance brings the story to life. I am looking forward to the final book in this saga to learn how it all ends but I go there with trepidation because I now the story will end and I have already read everything else these two story tellers have done together.

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  • Michaelann
  • 03-09-16

Another great one!!

I'm invested now!! Can't wait to see what happens next. All the characters are well developed and growing in each book. I would recommend this series to all my friends!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-16

great series

Well crafted and engaging series. I look forward to reading the 4th book. Excellent narrator as well.

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  • Tami J. Beckett
  • 14-07-16

Books 1-3 so far are great!

Can't wait to get in my car & keep listening!Sad to hear there's only one book left!