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Ascendant's Rite Audiobook

Ascendant's Rite: The Moontide Quartet, Book 4

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The last few months of the moontide - when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea - has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.

For failed mage Alaron and his companion Ramita - widow to the mage who built the Leviathan Bridge - the unthinkable has happened. They have lost the Scytale of Corineus, the key to the Rite of Ascendancy, as well as one of Ramita's infant sons, to the hands of their deadliest enemies.

In Javon, Cera Nesti, the imprisoned queen, has been freed, and plots to take on the overwhelming might of the Rondian Empire. But standing between her and her goal is a band of deadly mercenaries playing a dangerous game of their own.

And in the East, Seth Korion's Lost Legions must navigate treacherous roads to gain safety, bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor.

The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed. New powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the mighty Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided.

©2015 David Hair (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK).

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    "Phenomenal End to an Amazing Series"

    I've been waiting for this book to be released since March after I finish the first 3 books of the Moontide Quartet. I cannot recommend the series enough. Its the ultimate epic fantasy that has the perfect mix of adventure, mystery and intrigue with strong characters that suck you in to a masterfully depicted world that the author has created. On top of the great story, Nick Podehl brings the characters to life with his phenomenal performance. I couldn't stop listening to all four books. You will not be disappointed.

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    Travis 10-14-16
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    "Good end to the quartet"

    A good conclusion to the series although it seemed a bit rushed. May have been able to make another book in the series but I was happy with it regardless.
    Spoiler alert.
    It seemed like he went full George R R Martin in the middle with a string of major character deaths but it made things interesting.
    Nick Podehl did an amazing job the entire series and made the book come to life.

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    Connor 11-26-16
    Connor 11-26-16 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "Too Much Of A Good Thing"

    To my disappointment, there is such a thing as too much cake and ice-cream. Now I know there is also too much Moontide. In Book 4, the battles, magic and backstabbing became commonplace. Wish I had passed up the final book and lived with my happy memories from Books 1 – 3.

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    "David hair and Nick Podehl are amazing as usual"

    I've been waiting for this book for a long time and was not disappointed . it seems like Nick Podehl only narrates very good stories. every book so far in this series has been amazing

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    Lynx 09-30-16
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    He's well on the way to become one of the best. The worldbuilding is fabulous Magic imaginative and complex. The wonderful narration is all narration should be.... I warmly recommend reading the series and follow the author's further plans.

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    Paul M. 04-21-17
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    "Amazing conclusion to an epic tale"

    Second time listening to the series. First time for this book. Amazing storyteller who guides the reader through his world and mind. Engaging, imaginative, great ups and downs, and satisfying ending.

    Let's not forget about Nick. Just when I thought he couldn't get better...beyond talented.

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    "surprisingly sophisticated ending to the story..."

    didn't care for the narrators attempt at voices. The story was compelling enough to make up for it.

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    "A great finish"

    There was a lot packed in to the end of the series. Somethings seemed to have been wrapped up a bit too quickly. Others felt like they should have been more important. At any rate, how the story ends was great. The author keeps you on your toes

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    Fransmom Amityville NY USA 04-01-17
    Fransmom Amityville NY USA 04-01-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Nick podehl is the best narrator. He can can. Portray what seems to be hundreds of characters"

    Many people didn't like this series. It I did . It was gritty with unlikely heroes. If you like predictable stores with tidy endings, this isn't the book for you. Other reviewers have suggested that the author was lazy borrowing from the eastern cultures and religion, which I found tedious at times, but forgivable in the long run. The last book seems rushed . Hoping there's another book to complete the trilogy and give some closure, especially to Ramita's other boy. Some there reader/ listener implied that the magical system had no limit but I thought, yes it could have had more structure, but I didn't think it deterred from the story line. Lastly Mr. Podehl is the master of narration. My all time favorite is Tim Gerard Reynolds, but Nick Podehl put a spin on things . Give this book a try, if you don't like it, get refund.

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    Mark 03-23-17
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    narrator was awesome. brought this great book to life! I was enraptured the whole story.

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    Really good story. I ejoyed the vocal performance of the reader also. Looking forward to his next releases.

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    Amazing is a good word to describe everything about the book, story and narration. Concludes which is always a bonus with certain series although there's a couple of loose ends but nothing major. The narrator was ace. Probably the best I've listened to over the past two years of subscription to audible.

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