The fourth book in the Evermen Saga.
The Lord of the Night is coming. The future of civilization is at stake.
Miro, high lord of Altura, is in the Imperial capital to prepare the Empire for the onslaught. He knows his homeland lies directly in the enemy's path but struggles to form the alliances he needs.
As the high lords bicker, Ella seeks the help of the newly crowned emperor, Killian. But, amid the growing tensions, their responsibilities drive them apart and, as emperor, Killian can't be seen to favor Ella's homeland.
Against a backdrop of old hurts, guilty secrets, and shaky new allegiances, people of all nations and abilities must learn to trust one another again, and form a united front against a powerful enemy intent on destroying them once and for all.
©2014 James Maxwell. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
... and that's saying something for a 4 book saga. Interesting characters, court intrigue, diabolical villains, apocalyptic battles, star-crossed lovers and superb narration.
I've now finished listening to this series and I enjoyed the entire thing. Simon Vance, as always, makes this book come alive and choosing him as a reader saved it, because the story itself sort of falls together too easily -- too many last minute saves, narrow escapes, etc. etc. The term dues ex machina definitely comes to mind.
So, I would unhesitatingly suggest this as an enjoyable tale, but at same time, warn people that they shouldn't expect anything deep or terribly moving from the text itself. This is a real shame because some of the premises, like the nature of gods, are very interesting and could have been the subject of much deeper inquiry. As it is, it is a fun and enjoyable bit of fluff, great for whiling the miles away, and certainly not a source of frustration. But do realize, it is Simon Vance's skill as a reader, that saves this book from being entirely skippable.
I really enjoyed this book. From book 1 to the final book it had me. I even went back because sometimes I didn't pay attention. I'm going on to the next book fireblood hoping it's as good as this series. it's by the same author so probably LOL
This was a wonderful series to follow. From book one through four I was hooked by the detailed and epic battles. The tales spanned the range from swashbuckling pirates to enchanted forests. If you enjoy fantasy this will be enjoyable for you to read. It wasn't the most amazing story and I was kind of tired of hearing about Amber being held prisoner (after her fifth or so capture I was REALLY over the whole annoying damsel in distress thing). And if you can overlook the heteronormative/religious undertones it's a good read for a fantasy story.
Great read for the series. Battle scenes you almost envision but the end.... just seemed so unfullfilling compared to the grandness of the story.
I am so terribly sad I have now come to the end of this series! It is absolutely captivating, surprising at every turn and before you know it, you are in love with every character. Thank you for magical read!!
Enjoyed it but I prefer reading books instead of listening. The first 2 I read and my imagination for the voices were so different from the narrator. Plus I almost feel asleep a couple of times from listening. Very good series but I will be reading books from now on.
the first book hard to get through but then got better. I guess I was hoping they would keep getting better. I enjoyed some of it and is not bad series for free books to listen too. Wish there was more to them. unremarkable yet I did like them okay
A grand tale of fantasy, combined with love, death and honour. A worthy read! Very good!
I have enjoyed listening to this series. So much so I have missed sleep just to catch that last exciting chapter!
I was hooked into the last 2 books as the story came to an end I was heart broken that there was no more as it seemed that the story had more to enfold for the empore and the entrantarance
I loved these books,the scope,the plots,the characters performed brilliantly by Simon Vance,loved them one and all.
fantastic story. lost myself in it everytime I listened. wonderfully descriptive and emotional. A good finale to an intreging series of books.
"Much too neat an ending"
Not bad, but battle scenes over long. The last book was disappointing with a rather predictable end.
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