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Unholy War Audiobook

Unholy War: The Moontide Quartet, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Tensions are mounting after a devastating battle before the walls of Shaliyah, birthplace of the Prophet. The East is rising, bringing equal measures of hope and despair to the magical world of Urte.

For some, Salim's victory is a call to arms; for others it is evidence of a world gone mad. While the armies of East and West clash in brutal conflict, emperors, inquisitors, Souldrinkers, and assassins all have their attention turned elsewhere as they hunt the Scytale of Corineus. The immensely powerful artifact is the key to ultimate power, and it's in the hands of unlikely guardians: failed mage Alaron Mercer and market-girl Ramita Ankesharan, who carries the child of the world's greatest mage. The fate of the world hinges on destruction should the artifact fall into the wrong hands.

©2014 David Hair (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK).

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    Josh 11-08-15
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    "Bit of a Letdown"

    The world is well crafted, and has a sort of primal ferocity that reminds me of game of thrones. But the author makes a few basic mistakes that severely undercut the value of the series.

    First, he's afraid to kill his Main Characters. Even with all the blood and guts and sex and death, the main characters get out of every situation without a scratch, sometimes with the plot going to ridiculous lengths to protect them. They also seem to be immune to guilt, and almost every single one of them has murdered at least one person in cold blood, then apparently forgotten about it.

    Less importantly, The magic system is terribly designed. The way its constructed, it can do virtually anything. Even if, by the strictest sense, something falls outside one of the sixteen schools of study there's an easy fix- just mix a few random schools that are slightly related, and it suddenly works.
    Which wouldn't be a problem, except its such a magically driven series. Causes dozens of minor plot holes.

    On the hole, it was good, but nothing new. Game of thrones and wheel of time have a baby, which then only inherits only their more mediocre aspects. I expected more: The series feels like it has a Lot of potential, but its three books in and still delivering mediocrity.

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    Dawa L. Sherpa 10-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Irritating helplessness"

    After building up expectations, the final fight was just pathetic. It left me with a regret of having picked up this series.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    D. Kuhn 02-05-16
    D. Kuhn 02-05-16 Member Since 2011
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    "What is this... a soap opera?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I despise when authors use cliff hangers to hook you into the next book... it's a cheap tactic and caused what was otherwise a decent read to be un-recommendable for me.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The final battle would have been great if it had been chapter 1 of a new book and we could look forward to how the protagonists recover from the terrible event. Instead I got left feeling like I wish I'd never started the series, and if I had it to do over I wouldn't have. I'm now unlikely to ever start another of his series, perhaps picking it up when it's fully completed.


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    Austin Powell 12-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just when something good happens..."

    Great book, awesome story. I just wish that some people would stay dead sometimes. Other than a few characters being insufferable, yet portrayed as "important", it isn't so bad!

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    Sarah 07-25-16
    Sarah 07-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "When do will Ascendant's Rite become available?"
    What did you love best about Unholy War?

    I have really enjoyed this series, I think the narrator is awesome. I do find at times that the characters do act a little helpless when they shouldn't be, but it is still very entertaining. My biggest problem now is that book four is released, but it is not on Audible yet - can we have it please!!


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    Ufuk Germany 05-29-16
    Ufuk Germany 05-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed listening very much"

    Narration by Nick Podehl was as good as always.
    I greatly appreciated the story, great character development, multiple storylines that converge and separate, tremendously coherent and thought out background lore and consistency. Looking forward to read the last book of this installment.

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    Carlos Kempton, PA, United States 03-17-16
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    "great"

    great book in a great series, I love the character development and plot. it has kept very engaged

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    Russ 02-22-16
    Russ 02-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "EXCELLENT!!!"

    I can't wait for the fourth book in the series. I love how this book, and the entire series, develops and moves forward at a good pace, not too fast or too slow. The action and different points of views are excellent. This book is highly recommended.

    Narrator is excellent.

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    Debbie Tennessee, USA 02-17-16
    Debbie Tennessee, USA 02-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great series!!!"

    This series is excellent and Nick Podehl did a great job narrating. Can't wait until the next book!!!

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    Tore 02-14-16
    Tore 02-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Extreemely exiting and good story."


    Describes how cruel the humans has been and still are in times when Europe are reciving refugees.

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    "Gripping listen"
    Where does Unholy War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Quite high I listened to the first book and instantly bought the second and waited impatiently for the next


    If you’ve listened to books by David Hair before, how does this one compare?

    Nope never I am a new listener/reader to David Hair


    What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I haven't got the patience or time to read a book so the audio book is perfect


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending because it has made me want to read the next book


    Any additional comments?

    The series of the moontide quartet is a very gripping listen I would recommend this series to anyone

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "I lost the plot!"

    Perhaps it's the way I listen to audiobooks in small snippets, that caused me to lose the plot on this one.but once I had lost the plot, I never really got it back.
    It was a long old book to listen to what I have to say that I was glad when it was over.

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