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The House of Sundering Flames

Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Series: Dominion of the Fallen, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The multi-award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings continues her Dominion of the Fallen saga as Paris endures the aftermath of a devastating arcane war.... 

Aliette de Bodard is 'one of the most influential voices in fantasy today', according to Starburst. A Franco-Vietnamese writer living in Paris, she's the mother of two, qualified as an officer in the French military, is a very talented cook, understands everything it's possible to understand about applied maths and, in her day job, literally keeps the trains running for the Paris Metro.   

That's in addition to being an award-winning writer who has won: 

  • The Nebula Awards (twice) 
  • A Locus Award 
  • The British Science Fiction Award (three times - most recently for The House of Shattered Wings
  • Writers of the Future 

And she's been a finalist for: the Hugo Awards, the Sturgeon Awards and the Tiptree Awards.

In addition to the considerable strength of her storytelling and world, Aliette is a high-profile author, a regular guest of honour at events and conventions, and recommended by booksellers in the same breath as Zen Cho, Naomi Novik, Cixin Liu and V. E. Schwab.  

©2019 Aliette de Bodard (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Magnificent

Loved this series from beginning to end - one of the best things to happen in fantasy in a long while. A richly imagined world, complex and often ambivalent characters, all what you wants it's got. My complaints are few and slight: the conclusion to this story is a little too complete and closure-y for my tastes, though others will appreciate that, and while Peter Kenny does a very good job I'd have preferred someone from a Vietnamese background as performer given the core cast of characters. Still, while this story is very much complete the world is left ready for new stories - fingers crossed that de Bodard comes back to it again.