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The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3 Audiobook

The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3

An untested group of Shield-Brethren initiates stand before the sprawling Mongol army in a bloody circus of sadistic violence, while a hardened company of their finest roam the desolate wasteland of the Mongol empire, wrapping their dead in blood-soaked soil and struggling to find the strength to fight even as they mourn. The warrior-monks, both in the East and the West, sharpen their swords for a final battle. The Khan of Khans must be slain if Christendom is to survive.
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An untested group of Shield-Brethren initiates stand before the sprawling Mongol army in a bloody circus of sadistic violence, while a hardened company of their finest roam the desolate wasteland of the Mongol empire, wrapping their dead in blood-soaked soil and struggling to find the strength to fight even as they mourn. The warrior-monks, both in the East and the West, sharpen their swords for a final battle. The Khan of Khans must be slain if Christendom is to survive.

A sweeping historical interpretation of the battle for Europe against the invading Mongols and their ruthless Khan, The Mongoliad: Book Three brings the epic adventures of the Shield-Brethren to a brutal and thrilling conclusion.

©2012 Foreworld LLC (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    angelo 03-15-13
    angelo 03-15-13
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    "This Book Rocks"
    Would you listen to The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3 again? Why?

    Yes: the book is starts at great tempo and finishes with a bang I think the only down point is that the next book will need to bow this one away.


    P.S. if you like Luke Daniels this is for you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gansukh: the way he learns to live in both worlds


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He makes you feel like you are the character and just makes you feel welcome


    Any additional comments?

    This is not a waist of time

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 04-09-13
    Tim United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2011

    Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?

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    "Not Enough Storytelling"

    I was really disappointed at The Mongoliad series and book 3 was a total let down. Book 1 was awesome, but the two later books was a total waste of time. It seems like Neal Stephenson and company lost focus after writing book 1. I thought that book 3 would never end because all you ever read is the battle and killings. 90% of the story is pure action, where you just get bored with the constant stabbing between the tribes. There is very little plot behind the battles. The election of the new pope was interesting, but the story gets lost in the constant wars. The series just gets tiring to read because its very one sided with way too much action and not enough storytelling. I would read the first book and skip the rest.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 03-02-13
    Daniel 03-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Weak story"

    The performances were excellent. There were lots of interesting characters, good dialogue, and graphic descriptions. A bit to much of the latter. Christians against Mongols was the main theme and it was interesting but, we already know how that turned out. The other stuff, Popes and cardinals, witches and urchins, and warrior nuns, seemed pointless and unrelated. History wise, I come away wondering what to believe. That may be a good thing.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Blythe California 02-27-16
    Blythe California 02-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Looooong trilogy. And kinda flat ending."
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Luke Daniels?

    I gather there are some more books following this one, but don't intend to continue.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This is a loooong trilogy, and that's coming from someone who quite enjoyed Stephenson's Quicksilver trilogy. The Mongoliad makes the Quicksilver trilogy look simple and concisely written. There are interesting characters and stories being told, but even so it gets really slow going and felt like an epic achievement to make it through to the end. And the end itself is highly disappointing too, just fizzles out. So although some of the characters were interesting and I liked the way both sides were sympathetic instead of having cookie-cutter baddies and goodies, I really don't think the effort to get through the trilogy was worth it.


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    dm 04-11-15
    dm 04-11-15
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    "Maybe this is how history really happened."

    I love the long stories with the deep characters, the people start to become real and there are just enough references to history that some part of you thinks that this might have just really happened.

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    Elliot Levin Seattle, WA, USA 02-09-15
    Elliot Levin Seattle, WA, USA 02-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not enough Stephenson"

    I was hoping for another cerebral, exciting, entertaining adventure like the quicksilver series, but this series keeps devolving to more and more gory fight scenes with little else to keep the plot together. I bought the whole series at once on faith - that was a mistake.

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    Amazon Customer 01-26-15
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    "Solid historical fiction, but not spectacular."

    Good story, most of which is interestingly told with some artistic license. With so many coauthors, sometimes the narrative voice is a bit confused.

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    Dean Vasile 01-04-15
    Dean Vasile 01-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Luke Daniels reigns supreme"

    In this third part of the Mongoliad series

    Luke Daniels makes the story come alive

    Is reading, character portrayal, and energy is vibrant throughout the entire story

    I recommend this read

    My only issue is with the audible app

    Because I could not give him five out of five stars

    Happy Reading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-21-14 Member Since 2015

    Rabbits and other furry creatures are our FRIENDS! They are NOT food or fur! ~Namaste~

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    "Great long work."
    Would you listen to The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3 again? Why?

    Yes, and probably will after enough time passes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3?

    Not any one.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Don't know if he narrated the other Mongoloid Foreworld books, but if so, he's quite good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not one in particular.


    Any additional comments?

    Good series. This is the third book of the series I've listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chuck United States 03-19-14
    Chuck United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good finish to the series..."

    The third book wraps up all the main story lines nicely and like the first two books is fun to listen to. It's not spectacular in any way, but it was a good listen. See my reviews of the first two books for my thoughts on the writing.

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    "I just couldn't stop listening :-)"

    What an amazing story, I got so addicted to listening to it. I just couldn't wait to know what would happen next. I can't wait for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    7/10/14
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    "Another great story from Stephenson"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

    I haven't got the print version


    What other book might you compare The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3 to, and why?

    Quicksilver. Another historical fantasy book with great characters


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    A great performance. All the Mongolian books are riveting


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have been following the Mongoliad series. This book is something I really won't to listen to because of that


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen. I am looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • annoyingmouse
    Ely, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Thank goodness it's over"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the book version but I've read most other Neal Stephenson books in paper format so I can appreciate how long his works are.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3?

    The scene's in Rome made me thing of The Borgias. Fight scenes are ever-so-slightly long winded - you can tell the authors spend far too long recreating the fights!


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Excellent voice with brilliant characterisation - though I did get confused about who he was supposed to be at times.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nope, I've not enough time to listen to it all in one go, but it was brilliant as part of my commute to work and back.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth listening to if you're a fan of Neal Stephenson or have an interest in history. Kept me entertained for ever-so-many hours! Which I guess is all you can ask of an audio book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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