Sovereign of the Seven Isles

8 books in series
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Thinblade Summary

When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin's arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended two thousand years ago.

Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade. Seven were forged by the first Sovereign of the Seven Isles and bound to the bloodline of each of the seven Island Kings in exchange for their loyalty to the Old Law. Each sword is as long as a man's arm, as wide as a man’s thumb and so thin it can’t be seen when viewed from the edge.

Thinblade is the story of Alexander's quest to find the ancient sword, claim the throne of Ruatha, and raise an army to stand against the enemy that has awoken to claim dominion over all of the Seven Isles.

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  • Book 1

    • Thinblade

    • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 1
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin's arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended two thousand years ago. Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor story

    • By miss on 06-12-14

    Regular price: £33.39

  • Book 2

    • Sovereign Stone

    • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 2
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    After gaining entrance to Blackstone Keep and recovering the legendary Thinblade, Alexander must seek out the Sovereign Stone, and quickly. Contained within the ancient teardrop ruby is the secret of Wizard's Dust, the source of magic and the one thing that will ultimately decide the final battle of the Reishi War. Prince Phane will stop at nothing to lay claim to the Stone and with it the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • crap

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-17

    Regular price: £32.39

  • Book 3

    • Mindbender

    • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 3
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    War has erupted across the Seven Isles. Alexander has recovered the Sovereign Stone, and much to his surprise, it has bonded to him, revealing the truth of his bloodline and his duty. He is the Seventh Sovereign of the Seven Isles and champion of the Old Law. Fleeing the wrath of Prince Phane, Alexander has traveled through the Reishi Gate to Ithilian in search of an alliance, only to discover that Ithilian is facing the threat of invasion as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Epic Adventure continues :-)

    • By Paul Maddison on 20-10-15

    Regular price: £32.39

  • Book 4

    • Blood of the Earth

    • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 4
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Alexander’s costly victory at Northport provides only a brief reprieve from the onslaught of enemy forces converging on those loyal to the Old Law. Prince Phane has created a deadly new soldier - man mixed with darkness - imbued with terrible power and a purpose so sinister that that it could turn those Alexander loves most against him…or take them away from him forever. Zuhl is plundering Fellenden, killing, torturing, and enslaving the people for his own selfish purpose.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disliking the main character more and more

    • By Chris on 22-05-17

    Regular price: £32.39

  • Book 5

    • Cursed Bones

    • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 5
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Isabel reaches Karth, tormented by the influence of the Wraith Queen, and quickly becomes embroiled in the conflict between the House of Karth and the Reishi Army Regency. Before she can form any meaningful alliance with the Karth family, she must first challenge a dark and sinister power that has kept the Isle of Karth in thrall for millennia. The harsh snows of winter have arrived, stalling open warfare in Fellenden, but Zuhl presses the attack, relying on the power of his dragons to carry the day...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but filled with repetitive and basic padding

    • By EDWARD J MURRAY-CLARK on 11-11-15

    Regular price: £32.39

  • Book 6

    • Linkershim

    • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 6
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Spring has arrived, and open war with it. Mostly healed from his wound, Alexander departs the Dragon Isle only to be set upon by enemies from all sides. Outnumbered, desperate and running for his life, he’s shipwrecked in enemy territory then sold into slavery in the fabled city of Mithel Dour. Ancient and mysterious, it’s said that the city was discovered rather than built. Within, Alexander finds a secret so old and so powerful that it could turn the tide of war and possibly doom Isabel to the netherworld in the process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Installment

    • By Dionne on 20-06-17

    Regular price: £32.39

  • Book 7

    • Reishi Adept

    • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 7
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Isabel learns that Phane can use her link with the darkness for his own, terrible ends. And Abigail rallies the Coven to face the Sin’Rath, a threat now magnified a hundred fold. Battle rages across the Seven Isles, and Alexander Reishi stands at the center of it all. As forces converge on the Nether Gate, he departs on a desperate quest to free Isabel, kill Phane and banish the Shades for all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant series with a great ending

    • By Lambert on 24-01-15

    Regular price: £32.39

  • Book 1-3

    • The Sovereign of the Seven Isles Omnibus

    • Books 1-3
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 51 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin's arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended 2,000 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By verity on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £37.49