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the whole invasion and how the Theives help defend the city leading up to the final battle
Everything you think of up to this book changes. The High Lord turns into the hero and helps save the City, everyones misunderstanding of the High Lord comes out and they praise him in the end.
What would you do if you saw your dad blow up a ancient Egyptian artifact? doubt I would be as cool and calm as these two kids. especially after learning out i can do magic, that a god wants to kill me as well as other magicians.
With the help of a Goddess, and the two gods hidding in these sibblings they will take on this evil god. but will they submit to the demands of the gods inside them to take over or can they hold them off.
What i love about this book is that when is Sadi telling the story Katherine Kellgren is narrating it. and when Carter is telling the story Keven Free takes over. making it feel much like you are actually hearing the tape recording of them telling everything. this gives it a great added perk from reading the story.
my only down side is after the two series i have hard of Percy Jackson well, this is so similar that I can predict lots that are happening. they also hint in this about the Olympian gods in New York.
the Capital has fallen, Alera the fury who now serves Octavian is slowly dying as a result. before she goes she must teach Tavi everything she can. with a army of Canim and Alera men is there enough to make a difference when the vast empire of the Canim could not win.
with the capital fallen everyone is running to Calderon Valley. Why? well Bernard was smart enough to prepare while the lords played silly games of politics. and while there under the eyes of two great furies will the final battle of Alera, Murrat and Canim take place, if Tavi can make it in time.
the queen Vord also has furies though, and hers gets stronger as time goes on. will tavi be capable of taking of the queen? or will he fail. we shall find in one epic battle with between the queen Gaius Octavian and his totem relation Kitai.
Tavi has declared his claim to the throne, no longer is he Tavi but Gaies Octavian, grandson of the High Lord. yet for his safety he must leave his nation, if his mission is successful he can prove he is worthy of the throne. he can use furies now but he is not talented enough for much. and he is keeping it a secret. few know, his closest allies.
when he gets to the foreign land he finds that the queen has settled, and that very very few Canim are left. they are trying to defend and the blood magic is not enough. Octavian now must convince the Canim to leave their ancestoral home and come to Alera in order to survice.
at home the original queen is invading and Alera was foolish enough to not listen to the warnings so they are unprepared to fight. a host of insects that with each new breed are able to adapt to the changes the forces offer. monsters with speed to match air furries, skill to match metal, strength to match earth furries. Yet Sextus has a plan of his own. and Bernard with his own efforts has valley is fortified. now a slow retreat to the capital will there be a home for Octavian and his army to return to?
Kate Reading does another fantastic job reading this book. and is one that you can read over and over again. well listen over and over. and she keeps you captivated the entire time.
Jim Butcher has done this again, trapped everything into a book, magic, Romans, love, prison brake and more. his writing is as good as ever. Tavi has work to do, he is now captain of a army. still without any furries of his own he needs to use ingenuity to defend from a attack, but with a spy in the camp is he safe. especially a spy who knows who he really is.
There is one thing I don't like, and its my personal opinion, but Butcher is starting to put more and more sex into his novels. to many authors I find start off with no sex, or very little and are discrete, then after a few books there is lots of detailed sex. I personally find it ruins the magic of a book, and I am finding Jim Butcher is doing that here too.
i still really love the reversal of magic you find in this world, its fantastic and amazing, everything else is great. of course he still needs to work on foreshadow but maybe i just read to much that i can make the connection quickly.
Enders Shadow was a great book to listen to yes, but it was to predictable. I am not referring to the fact we know the main plot in Enders Game is going to be the main plot here. but even the struggles Bean had to face where similar to that of Ender Wiggins. Bean had to fight a bully at school. Bean had to prove he was the best. Bean was the youngest in his launch.
It just was not the same quality I found. sorry
I always hear about this book and thought to try it one day. eventually I bought it but it sat on my library for months. for shame. after I decided to listen to this novel. Card has offered a great way to inspire readers in the magic of science fiction. Ender we can all relate to because we where all a kid, we all faced bullies and we all been lied to by authoritative figures. But there is more, all of us as kids wanted to go to space, he did, yes the army life seemed boring but the games. you go to a room and play a laser tag type game in zero gravity. interesting to say the least.
the writing of this book is amazing I truly love how well Card has done this, and as a bonus you get to hear him talk about how the book came to be written at the end.
As for the narration of this program, it was fantastically done, more a performance then I usually hear, but the cast has done one fantastic job keeping you locked in the story, no monotone speech, no rush or drag, and the emotion played you can really feel.
if you be a long term science fiction reader or someone wanting to give science fiction a try this is a great audiobook to start with.
I am not a big fan of short stories but since I got it for free I thought to listen to it. The author James Thurber did a fantastic job in getting my attention, and I could relate with Walter. How Thurber can have something so simple in the world send Walter out into a fantasy world is something most of us can relate to in one way or another.
Ben Stiller is I think a good choice for this, as we learn at the end of the book Stiller loves to listen to a book when driving. not only that but he has the understanding about what makes a great narrator in a book. taking his skills from acting and applying them with the requirements of narration he comes together and makes the book come to life.
Carlos the jackel is dying, but he wants to kill borne first. who will win.
This is a great book but the thing I don't like is that by now everyone is old yet they are super agile. they can fight through the pain but over all a great book
the bad guys kidnap the queen and her handmaid. Big mistake there. now the Troll gods, the child god, and worst of all the queens champion and husband Sparhawk, with his companions are not happy. Honestly I like how the troll gods think is a suitable form of punishment, but I'm a pyro. so where to they run and hide.
the thing I love the most about Shinning Ones is what I love here more. there is now points of view of eight different friends. each has there own tasks to do in order to save the queen and win the war of a forgotten god.
Also still loving the great team he did in secret with his wife Leah Eddings to make the characters more alive. this is a exciting conclusion to two trilogies that has a major twist that I enjoy greatly.
With the knowledge of what god is a threat to the tamuli empire Sparhawk and his friends have to go out and get the one item that can fight the strength of a god. at the same time the queen starts to help the emperor overthrow his own government.
David here goes back to writing with two points of interest again. sparhawks adventure recovering the blue rose and his queens point of view as she helps uncover who is a undermining the government and how to overthrow it. this is where he excels I think. unlike his other books in the belgariad series where it was one persons story in each part here they are happening at the same time keeping things more linier.
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