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The Lore of the Evermen

The Evermen Saga, Book 4
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Evermen Saga, Book 4
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (323 ratings)

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Summary

The fourth book in the Evermen Saga.

The Lord of the Night is coming. The future of civilization is at stake.

Miro, high lord of Altura, is in the Imperial capital to prepare the Empire for the onslaught. He knows his homeland lies directly in the enemy's path but struggles to form the alliances he needs.

As the high lords bicker, Ella seeks the help of the newly crowned emperor, Killian. But, amid the growing tensions, their responsibilities drive them apart and, as emperor, Killian can't be seen to favor Ella's homeland.

Against a backdrop of old hurts, guilty secrets, and shaky new allegiances, people of all nations and abilities must learn to trust one another again, and form a united front against a powerful enemy intent on destroying them once and for all.

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

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Enjoyable

I got the first book in this series on a daily deal and promptly had to get the following three. Since starting Audible listening to crime thrillers the daily deals have given me the taste of medieval fantasy. Good action good story line and great narration. Recommend.

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Good!

A grand tale of fantasy, combined with love, death and honour. A worthy read! Very good!

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A breathtaking conclusion to this excellent series

Having read and listened in equal measures I've found both the books and Simon Vance's fans riveting. This final book brings together stands from the earlier books while holding its own as an epic fantasy tale. As ever, the end of a good series can be judged by the desire to read more where none exists.

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Quite a Good Saga

When I first started reading this saga, I had my doubts as to whether I would reach the end; but, here we are.

This last book is filled with double dealing and action. However, I am disappointed by one or two anomalies, which I will not go into as it would spoil the book for others.

That said, this light fantasy saga has been an enjoyable listen and actually has a good ending, a coward's way out perhaps?

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brilliant finish

brilliant finish... or is it? story competed excellently, with most if not all sub plots tied up. left open for many more story's in this universe

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Captivating read

Engaging finale for a story full of twists and turns. I enjoyed it immensely. Fires the imagination.

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if you enjoyed the first 3 you'll love this

A fitting end to the series, with some unpredictable twists. Miro and Amber are absurdly fortunate, even by the standards of the genre... The plot holds together pretty well throughout, with good character development. Really well produced audiobook, with great narration as expected.

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Not completely to my taste

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I see adventure books as a guilty pleasure of mine, and a certain amount of cheesiness is to be expected, but Jesus H. Christ!
I honestly seldom get anything at all out of love stories, so this is a matter of taste and level of tolerance, as ever.
But for me, I thought the love story in this particular work spoilt a good part of the enjoyment. It just nagged at me for some reason.

Would you recommend The Lore of the Evermen to your friends? Why or why not?

No. I would not tell anyone not to read it, but I would not recommend it either.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favourite?

This is a STUPID question for a book review!
How will anyone be able to decide whether or not to read this book by reading my answer to this totally off topic question?

I think Simon Vance is a great narrator, and I never hesitate to buy a book I'm interested in if he happens to be the narrator.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Also a stupid question for a book review!
How will anyone be able to decide whether or not to read this book by reading my answer to this totally off topic question?

Any additional comments?

I found the last two books in the series to be most... disturbingly cheesy. Not the whole books, but they have significant chunks of it.
The story was entertaining, so I will not count it a loss of my time. Like I said, I think the love stories were in my view annoying and pointless, and they might have spoilt a fair part of the story for me.

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Fantastic end to the series.

This series certainly takes you on a journey. You learn to love the characters and hope throughout their story that they succeed. This books triggers every emotion and it doesn’t disappoint.
A thrilling end - battles, love, death, joy and heartache! An exhausting but brilliant conclusion!

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read them

a good saga with a good ending, I can see this becoming a really good set of films.

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  • odin
  • 27-02-15

Thoroughly enjoyable but a little too convenient

I've now finished listening to this series and I enjoyed the entire thing. Simon Vance, as always, makes this book come alive and choosing him as a reader saved it, because the story itself sort of falls together too easily -- too many last minute saves, narrow escapes, etc. etc. The term dues ex machina definitely comes to mind.

So, I would unhesitatingly suggest this as an enjoyable tale, but at same time, warn people that they shouldn't expect anything deep or terribly moving from the text itself. This is a real shame because some of the premises, like the nature of gods, are very interesting and could have been the subject of much deeper inquiry. As it is, it is a fun and enjoyable bit of fluff, great for whiling the miles away, and certainly not a source of frustration. But do realize, it is Simon Vance's skill as a reader, that saves this book from being entirely skippable.

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  • Sailfish
  • 12-12-15

Everything I've come to expect from a fantasy saga

... and that's saying something for a 4 book saga. Interesting characters, court intrigue, diabolical villains, apocalyptic battles, star-crossed lovers and superb narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-18

Absolutely brilliant

I was so caught up in this book that there were tears, shouts, groans, encouragement and even insults being thrown at it as I listened.

Fantastic series. Ella is the best.

So good......

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  • NW P
  • 23-06-15

Imagination

Mot is a vivid imagination That produces a series such as this. I'm disappointed that I've finished this series.

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  • Barb
  • 07-06-19

Beginnings

What a wonderful ending/beginning for these characters. The narrator's performances through this series was impeccable and I thank you for making the characters come alive from an epic storyline by Maxwell's mind. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Jimmer
  • 22-05-19

Breath taking saga

If you enjoy fantasy that has grounding in reality, you’ll love this. Listening through Audible it was easy to picture the vistas, the variety of people. Many of the war scenes were difficult for me to listen to, but I feel this way with many war descriptions. The determination and love of many of the people far outweighed my feelings about war. I was thrilled to see the saga end with loose ends tied together in the most satisfying of ways.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-05-19

EXCITING!!! Wonderfully written

took my breath away so often I couldn't stop listening. the performance was outstanding. the ending superb.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-19

Best series conclusion ever!

This last book was fantastic. It left nothing out in the end. I am not sitting here wondering what this character is doing or if things will be ok. It was a satisfying end.
The performance was spot on! I love the voices for the different characters. He even did the female ones well.

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  • Steff
  • 10-03-19

Good story.

Good story, this last installment wrapped up the story nicely and gave a satisfying ending.

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  • H. L. Bristol
  • 19-01-19

Just awesome!!

I really enjoyed all 4 books!! The narration was perfect, the characters delightful and the pace was just right!!