Despite her hope for peace as the protector of the Siyee, Auraya is unable to avoid being caught up in the building conflict. As the gods' demands increase, Auraya finds that she must choose between those she loves and those she's sworn to serve. Meanwhile, Mirar enjoys acceptance and respect as he reclaims his place among his people, and Emerahl is at last able to join the Thinkers in their search for the Scroll of the Gods. The Pentadrians, determined to take their revenge on the conquering Circlians, plot and scheme to bring down their enemies by means other than direct conflict. The key to everything, though, may lie with the Wilds, who embark upon a quest for secrets buried long ago. Secrets that could change the world….
©2012 Trudi Canavan (P)2012 Audible Ltd
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
Not as impressive as JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire but better than The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel and Trudi Canavan's Black Magician's trilogy and other books set in that fantasy world. Worse than Sherlock Holmes, better that James Bond, equal with the Vorkosigan saga.
Trudi Canavan's black Magician trilogy's "The High Lord" as it also concludes as series, includes a "forbidden" love affair and leave the "fantasy universe" in which it plays out completely changed, but I think this book is a bit better.
The veeze Mischief.
Not really, but it was easy enough to follow and at places it drew me in.
I thought the way the game pieces in this game of chess turned on those moving them was an excellent idea.
"Trudi Canavan: entertaining as always"
Really enjoyed this trilogy, I like the diverse characters and the twists, spins, surprises and changes of allegiance.
There is a depth to the characters, and their flaws, mistakes and uncertainties are refreshing.
Weaving and connecting seemingly disjointed lands, peoples, lives and powers, the whole comes together satisfyingly well, yet leaving a window open a crack at the very end...
The narrator was consistently enjoyable, as she has been throughout. Lending a noticeable difference to the characters voices and mannerisms that makes this a pleasure to listen to.
"this story never gets old!"
i have all the books, the kindle editions and the audio books! absolutely my fave trudi canavan trilogy! it never gets old brilliant plots twists and plenty of magic i will continue re-reading and listning to these until i acheive immortality! the reading was brilliantly done her voice was a perfect choice!
"an absolutely awesome series"
the age of five has been one of the best series of books I have read and listen to. amazingly wrote and fantastically narrated. I was gripped all the way through.
I loved the storyline and the pace. This final chapter was a little simplistic and I had worked out the ending (no spoilers here) however I still enjoyed the journey.
I am a huge fan of Trudi Canavans writing but I preferred the Black Magician trilogy although this is definitely worth a read!
"Great ending to this trilogy"
the narrator is suburb throughout.
The twist in the story
one of the best narrators I've had the pleasure to listen too.
"An Amazing Read!"
For those of you who are Science Fiction fans this series is a must. If you are not a Science fiction fan then I would still recommend it as an excellent read. The author has a way of using description that takes you into the story and makes you a part of the characters’ lives. The trials and tribulations of the main character Auraya keeps you reading on. However, the author also brings many other characters into the story and you are equally bold along by them and their part in the plot.
The story is cleverly written with lots of insight into prejudice against race and religion from different characters perspectives and opinions.
I would highly recommend it... a fascinating read!
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