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The Wind and the Void

Nightblade, Book 3
By: Ryan Kirk
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)
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Summary

The invasion is here. Already decimated by civil war, the armies of the Three Kingdoms struggle desperately to mount a defense against a force stronger than any they have fought before.

In the midst of the chaos, the actions and choices of a select few will shape the future of the land. Akira prepares to give up his Lordship. Ryuu wanders the Southern Kingdom, searching for a reason to fight. Moriko sits quietly, biding her time before she leaves the Three Kingdoms for good. Finally, across the Three Sisters, Nameless fight to keep his fragile alliance of clans together.

A new age is dawning in the Three Kingdoms. An age born in blood and sacrifice. An age shaped by the wind and the void.

©2016 Ryan Kirk (P)2016 Ryan Kirk

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Invasion

The threat of invasion has now come to pass. Civil war has not helped the Three Kingdom's cause. Will the Three Kingdoms be able to defeat the Azarians and the Nameless?

Akira proves he is not just a ruler, but someone who really cares about his people and is willing to do what is right, even though his naivety puts his men in danger.

The end brings loss and and birth; a new beginning, a new future.

I have loved this trilogy and am sorry it has come to an end.

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says a lot about life

The series as a whole says a lot about life and how all events lead to others it's almost poetic how the last book wraps itself up and has been a great expirence. The characters are enticing and relatable and each of them enveloped so much emotion that it made the almost real.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a tale that speaks volumes about life but is also an exciting intense ride that is fun to read and listen to.

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good read

very enjoyable good story well read I would recommend this to fans of fantasy fiction

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A riveting story

An excellent story. Explores the dilemma of the powerful and plentiful.
I loved it and think it was work the time.

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  • k
  • 10-10-17

What a great series

I loved these books .found very hard to do anything but listen to them.the characters are built over the series so in this final book we know them well

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Brilliant ending to a wonderful story

I loved this book and it's predecessors, and will be keeping an eye on other books by this author

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great listen and amazing trilogy

once I've started on this trilogy i couldn't finish until i went through all 3 books, i would strongly recommend this book

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Enjoyable and a good conclusion to the series.

This is an easy and fun listen. Dialogue and writing is clichéd and predictable. But you do engage with the characters and I did stay up to finish it.

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sweet

grate all round. couldn't put it down it. it's a good couple of books that are worth the time to listen to

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  • Kelvin Kinsey
  • 09-06-16

Good but erratic flow at times.

Enjoyed series but in this book the author made several irrational plot twists that didn't support the flow of the story. Seemed forced at times as though character development was an afterthought. Having said that, I'd still recommend the series.

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  • Shawn peters
  • 08-06-16

Excellent! a great culmination

A great series that I plan on reading several times for sure! one of my favorite narrators so far!

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  • Sailfish
  • 22-06-16

Akira - The Blundering Surrender Monkey

The saga begins to plod along in book 3 but the most glaring fault line in the story is how absolutely inept Akira is as a leader. First, he knowingly allowed a ruthless and brutal general to ride roughshod over his people, then he falls into a trap and is forced to surrender to Tanak. Then, through Tanak's death due to his own brand ineptitude, Akira becomes king of the two kingdoms.

Good enough so far but then after realizing that the Azirians would still overwhelm the 2 kingdom's combined forces he decides to surrender to Sen, lord of the 3rd kingdom, and through the kindness of Sen, he is handed over control of all 3 kingdoms.

He then launches a guerilla campaign against the divided Azirian clans to keep them in check but then decides to personally infiltrate a known enemy monk monastery with only a single soldier and against the sage advise of his advisor, Capt. Young, and as predictable as market bubbles, he gets caught and ... wait for it ... surrenders again!

While there are other story arcs playing out in this book, Ryuu, Moriko, Nameless, &c. they all pale when compared to Akira follies so, I'll leave it at that.

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  • Asbjørn
  • 06-06-16

A book of inconsistencies and petty squabbles

I started optimistic with this book, but the story is far from well written.
The characters are inconsistent and unbelievable.

We have an “assassin” that’s changes personality every time i read about her.
The main issue is the King. He acts like a leader of a small town militia, and not a leader of kingdoms.

I know the book is about 3 kingdoms and an invasion. But based on the story development, its more like 3 small towns and a local dispute. The scale of the disputes and the plots are just wrong…. 6 people died when there should been 6 hundred or 6 thousand.

There are so many issues with the plot and story development in this book. It feels like a first draft, before the feed back.

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  • Kaeleigh
  • 23-09-17

Perfect

This book was a true delight to listen to. I enjoyed tracking character progress, and the likeable characters combined with the compelling story makes this book one I expect to come back to again and again. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good listen.

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  • DF
  • 25-06-16

Siri would narrate better!

Siri would have done a better job narrating this book. The story is fun but kind of amateurish.

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  • harold
  • 15-02-19

Best Yet

Just when you think it's not going to get any better...it really really really does!!.

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  • Ruben
  • 11-01-19

wonderful ending

great ending to a great story, loved the series from the start, and have read/ listened to it a more than once, enjoying it just much each time.

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  • James R. Daniels
  • 02-06-18

awesome, as were the first two. it doesn't get any

it doesn't get any better than these three books. a MUST READ.. YOU WILL. OT BE DISAPPOINTED.!

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  • Maksim Gayduchik
  • 11-05-18

Love this trilogy

Performance: Andrew Tell delivered a great performance 5 out of 5.
Story: I dont want to make any spoilers, but the story line in this book was very satisfying; or at least it was to me. Main characters are memorable and are very likeable. Main bad guys are complex enough to have a rational explanation for their action rather than traditional "Im gonna destroy the world because Im evil". I recommend this trilogy big time.