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Ascendant's Rite Audiobook

Ascendant's Rite: The Moontide Quartet, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

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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    "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.
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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    I looked at these books from the time they started to appear on Audible. Finally, I took the plunge partly because Nick Podehl was the reader. I was extremely happy with the writing through all 4 books. This last book was a wonderful finish! There are plenty of good reviews out there that will give you more information regarding the content but just wanted to get a review in with my stars. Highly recommended so spend your credits and enjoy!

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    This was a great end to an awesome series. I would recommend this book to many. There is a lot going on, but some was left unfinished. I can't wait for the continuation series so that I can close what I am thinking about now.

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    I don't normally write Audible reviews but this book was so good. Every promise made by the first three books was paid in full. I highly recommend this whole series.

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