Although the architect of the White's victory, Auraya's first taste of war has left her sleep filled with nightmares. She walks in fields of blood while the dead rise in accusation. You killed us. You. It seems Auraya will know no peace while these nightmares haunt her, but the only one she trusts to help has vanished. The Dreamweaver, Leiard, still struggling to come to terms with the ever more powerful memories of the long-dead Mirar, flees into the mountains with Emerahl, perhaps the last of the Wilds.
Although not a Dreamweaver herself, Emerahl is powerfully gifted, and helps Leiard to make sense of his strange jumble of memories. What they discover will change his life forever. And far to the south, the Pentadrians lick their wounds and set about finding a new leader. Peace, it seems, must wait a while yet....
©2006 Trudi Canavan (P)2012 Audible Ltd
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
I think the "Age of The Five" is probably Trudi Canavan's best fantasy trilogy. While it shares a lot of elements with her magician's guild books, it is set in a different fantasy world and not so blatantly influenced by role-playing games or typical fantasy writing.
In "The Last of the Wilds" Auraya, the White, undergoes a subtle transformation. The listener is also introduced to the Pentradreans, the dreaded enemy, and the black and white, right and wrong world created by the five gods ruling Mithania becomes blurred.
I heartily recommend this unabridged version to the abridgement, as there are some details that adds flavour to a good story that you might miss if listening to the abridged version.
Sarah Douglas complements the story nicely and brings the story to vividly to life.
Be warned, at the end of this book, you might be impatient to get the the next part, "The Voice of the gods." I enjoyed this book.
"Good story shame about the narrator"
Once again a story that offers a heap of adventure and characters that you care about, is spoiled by the wrong narrator being employed to read it. Any book as good as it may be, just as the wrong song can spoil the chances of a good singer making it in the music world, can be ruined by the wrong person reading it. Don't get me wrong, the diction and clarity of the speech is excellent, but emphasis and changes to the different characters within the book is not diverse enough and is at times on the cusp of shouting. The book itself has been an entertaining listen if not a little immature in places, but I will not seek to buy more books from this author, and or read by this narrator.
"continuing the story with more twists"
listened to this is only a few sittings
the twists and turns and multi threads
A great listen with a great narrator
you can get lost in a different world
you can believe in each character so easily.
Sarah reads all three of this trilogy, I'm looking forward to finding other books she reads.
I would have loved to sit and listen in one sitting, but my life would come to a standstill!
I read Trudi Canavan's books in normal form too. Fantastic, Try the Magicians Guild books too!
"Well written story superbly read!"
I have not read the printed edition of the book. Working full time and having two little children I doubt I will have time to read a printed book for years to come.
There is nothing else like anything I have ever read!
I have not but I definitely will! She was beyond amazing!
In the aftermath of the war of the Gods, is anyone who they say they are?
"My favourite out of the trilogy"
This was definitely my favourite out of the trilogy, getting to know more about the "wilds" and the Pentadrians as well as their motivations etc. I like the fact that we get to see both sides of the story instead of just having good guys and bad guys.
Also the relationships develop more in this book and become a lot more complicated and interesting.
I felt the narration was very good and would definitely listen to more by Sarah Douglas.
Overall if you have listened to the first book and enjoyed it then I would recommend carrying on with the story.
"An Amazing Read!"
For those of you who are Science Fiction fans this series is a must. If you are not a Science fiction fan then I would still recommend it as an excellent read. The author has a way of using description that takes you into the story and makes you a part of the characters’ lives. The trials and tribulations of the main character Auraya keeps you reading on. However, the author also brings many other characters into the story and you are equally bold along by them and their part in the plot.
The story is cleverly written with lots of insight into prejudice against race and religion from different characters perspectives and opinions.
I would highly recommend it... a fascinating read!
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