Forty years after the Oblivion crisis, the empire of Tamriel is threatened by a mysterious floating city, Umbriel, whose shadow spawns a terrifying undead army. Reeling from a devastating discovery, Prince Attrebus continues on his seemingly doomed quest to obtain a magic sword that holds the key to destroying the deadly invaders. Meanwhile, in the Imperial City, the spy Colin finds evidence of betrayal at the heart of the empire-if his own heart doesn't betray him first. And Annaïg, trapped in Umbriel itself, has become a slave to its dark lord and his insatiable hunger for souls. How can these three unlikely heroes save Tamriel when they cannot even save themselves?
©2011 ZeniMax Media Inc. The Elder Scrolls is a registered trademark of ZeniMax Media, Inc. (P)2012 Tantor
My hearing will surely go out early in life due to all the audiobooks I listen to!
Picking up right where "The Infernal City" left off we are yet again thrust back into Tamriel and rooting for the good guys. Annaig (being that she is not of Umbriel) has a certain knack for introducing new recipies and dishes for the lord she serves. This is rewarded by her gaining her own kitchen and through deceit, murderous attempts at her life, and the condemnation of death on another she is able to recreate her previous kitchen's powerful secret ingredient.
In tandem to Annaig's story, The revolution leading Mere-Glim suffers a most unfotunate fate as Sul and Attrebus are released from the daedric enslaver and continue the search for Umbra.
An amazing end to the series with Michael Page narration makes for two must reads for an Elder Scrolls fan.
While I thought the cooking emphasis was odd, everything came together well, the characters weren't flat, and it added a lot of depth to the lore of the Elder Scrolls.
The narrator also helped make it for me.
The lore was descent. The writer missed moments in the book that could have been taken to a stronger point. (minor spoiler) Such as the inspector would have been suspecting the woman he was working with to be two facing him. The writer could have made this potentially an awesome novel but was lazy to those opportunities.
I enjoyed the parts I wasn't cringing at. So story needed more thought placed into it. And characters needed much more forethought.
I love a good story and will always give my honest opinion of a book, not matter if its my favorite author or not.
If you love the elder scrolls games then this is a great series. Playing the game helps you understand more about the charters and what the raises have to do with the story line.
I've already read it and listened to it multiple times within a year. The story is so well done and the characters very entertaining.
Not as epic as Lord of the Rings (much shorter) but still has great characters and intersting intertwined stories.
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