Two years have passed since the war. The Primate is dead, the machines at Stonewater have been destroyed, yet without essence the Empire's economy has collapsed. Trade is at a standstill, famine sets in, and, with no food and no essence, the people begin to riot.
In the midst of the growing unrest, Miro struggles to balance his life with Amber against his resolve to keep threats to the Empire at bay. His sister Ella helps to build the machinery the Empire desperately needs, but she longs to find Killian and believes his powers will be needed in the conflict to come.
News of a wedding brings a much - needed ray of hope to the weary people. But as citizens and leaders gather from afar for the festivities, an evil threat shatters the fragile peace: one of the Evermen has returned. And he will not rest until he has completely destroyed the humans he despises.
©2013 James Maxwell (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
I can't say it's bad. But it's beginning to be a stretch. I don't personally appreciate all the romance. because after escaping an evil under lord I'm sure any woman would stoically broach the subject of her sister in law's love life like it's super important. Right.
It's still enjoyable, though less so with each sequel. Also becoming rather predictable.
I would recommend this to any Tolkien fan or lover of adventure and fantasy. all the books have kept me on the edge and often sleep-deprived.
The first two books were fine but the third one I didn't care for it all. Going across the ocean traveling to a foreign land , armies of undead. It just felt like the writer was really stretching to continue the plot and make it interesting.
This series is well thought out, complex and interesting. You find yourself rooting for the characters and hoping for the best throughout dire situations. A great find, I highly recommend the evermen series!
I enjoyed this but there is a beginning of predictability to the story by this point in the series. There is a little suspense by jumping from sets of characters, I wanted to know what was going to happen straight away!
"Probably the best so far"
Path of the Storm is the best of the trilogy so far, in my opinion. So often with trilogies the books get worse as the series progresses, but Maxwell seems hellbent on breaking that rule.
The aftermath of the war and realisation that one of the feared Evermen has returned adds a new dimension to the plot. Ella's insistence, even when others beg against it, to find a way to bring Killian back sees her gaining help from a source that, ordinarily would be seen as unthinkable.
In my last review I stated how Maxwell expanded his world, showing new lands and people. This time he's done it again, but on a far grander scale. The exploration into both the past and the present lands of his world make this book as enthralling as the plotline he has drummed up with the returning Everman.
All in all, this is a solid book and one that should not be missed.
if it was a book it would be"unputdownable"- so as an audiobook I suppose it must be "unstoplisteningble!" great
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