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The Golden City: The Fourth Realm, Book 3 | [John Twelve Hawks]

The Golden City: The Fourth Realm, Book 3

Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.
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Publisher's Summary

A world that exists in the shadow of our own . . . the thrilling conclusion to John Twelve Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, The Golden City is packed with the knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists that made The Traveler and The Dark River international hits.

Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.

A riveting blend of high-tech thriller and fast-paced adventure, The Golden City will delight Twelve Hawks's many fans and attract a new audience to the entire trilogy.

Listen to the first two books in the Fourth Realm trilogy: The Traveler and The Dark River.

©2009 John Twelve Hawks; (P)2009 Random House Audio

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    Lewis mcdonald, TN, United States 12-13-12
    Lewis mcdonald, TN, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Tough"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the author had brought the same freshness that the first book had.


    Has The Golden City turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Gabe


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Action-packed


    Any additional comments?

    It was kind of disappointing, the whole concept of the other realms. It could've been carried off in a more believable manner.
    I do like what Twelve Hawks has said with this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Troy Brandon, FL, United States 12-08-10
    Troy Brandon, FL, United States 12-08-10 Member Since 2008
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    "A Poor Ending"

    A poor ending to what was, until this book, an excellent trilogy. I found the God level to be lazy and uninspiring. This book was so disappointing because the first two books are truly amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pami Eugene, OR, United States 01-01-10
    Pami Eugene, OR, United States 01-01-10 Member Since 2004
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    "The Golden City"

    I read the review by Brad and they echo my sentiments. I too am looking for the 4th book. This ws a great story and a lot of fun The characters have been so well developed and the story can continue!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Anchorage, AK, USA 12-07-09
    Brad Anchorage, AK, USA 12-07-09 Member Since 2009
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    "The Golden City"

    So that was a great 3rd book, but my question is when is the 4th one coming out? I am going to be pissed if that is the last book! You need to have a real ending not one that leads into something else but nothing ever comes!! I really liked the body of the story but the ending was disappointing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua United States 10-31-13
    Joshua United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing End to a Promising Trilogy"
    What did you like best about The Golden City? What did you like least?

    The first 80% of the book I enjoyed, and Scott Brick once again does a fantastic job narrating. I just can't seem to wrap my head around the final stages of the book. It seemed to come to a rather abrupt ending, as if John Twelve Hawks decided he had better things to do.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kr san francisco, CA, USA 07-02-13
    Kr san francisco, CA, USA 07-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Example of Urban Fiction!"

    The author does a great job of blending fantasy and reality in this series. I've read all three of them and found them to be a solid example of modern science-fiction-- the trilogy shows the consequences of where technology can take our society. I also enjoyed the "traveling."

    The narrator was okay, but his accent for the African-American characters were terrible. Comically terrible, as if he's never met one in real life.

    I do think the series could use a bit of an edit, in terms of repetition, but I still enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer El Paso, TX, United States 12-08-12
    Amazon Customer El Paso, TX, United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2007
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    "End of a Great Trilogy"
    What made the experience of listening to The Golden City the most enjoyable?

    The different character voices of Scott Brick.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Golden City?

    The ending.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Loved listening to him and the different voices he was able to create.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Vancouver, BC, Canada 11-13-12
    Michelle Vancouver, BC, Canada 11-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "More please..."
    Would you listen to The Golden City again? Why?

    Possibly you hear differenent things the second time


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabriel and Myia equally


    Any additional comments?

    This is a trilogy yet it seemed as if there should be a sequel. Great books though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy L. Walters Erda, UT, United States 04-26-12
    Tracy L. Walters Erda, UT, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2002

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    "After taking a few days to think about this book.."

    ....and what I wanted to say....I have to admit that I'm one that doesn't like to go with the flow on writing reviews......but with this book.......I'm sided with the majority of the readers.

    The first two books were good and I liked the second one better because I felt that the main characters had finally come into their game and it was fun to watch them choose their paths and what the outcome would be in each case.

    As for this book.....everything was just too easy and simple for them......they struggle and fight and fret about each episode in their travels in the earlier books and then during the third book they just slide into home base without any trouble at all....that tells me that the author was just getting by.....finishing up the book to make his commitment to the publisher. This was really a bummer because it made the book a bit blah and dull. I felt the characters all just ran to the finish line with no pit stops to add some very much needed action and then let's end it on a 'it's a beautiful world and all is right with us' type ending.

    I'm not sure I feel cheated but I do know I really was expecting much more from this 3rd book....and it just wasn't there....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jarrod OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-15-12
    Jarrod OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "2nd and 3rd books disappoint"

    I really liked John Twelve Hawks first book. It was original and pretty exciting. The second and third book fell flat for me. I felt like the author introduced the idea of different realms and than barely explored that plot line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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