The author and a full cast narrate the story of Daine's journey to the immortal realms. There she and her sorcerer companion, Numair, seek allies as they prepare for their final battle with Emperor Ozorne and the chaos goddess. For those following the series, the last installment is an essential listen. As a narrator, author Tamora Pierce's slow, clear delivery allows listeners to take in the story's rich settings and magical details. Her dry humor communicates itself through small shifts in tone. When other cast members chime in, the vocal levels remain constant, showing the care invested in the production. Pierce faithfully represents the characters of her story, injecting such quantities of wonder and sadness into her voice that no listener could remain unmoved.
When a battle with death-dealing Skinners catapults Daine and her mentor, Numair, into the divine realms, the riddles of Daine’s past finally begin to reveal themselves. However, the pair must return to their beloved Tortall, for the kingdom is under attack and survival depends on Daine’s wild magic.
A harrowing journey across the divine realms leads Daine and Numair through danger to dragons; to a breathtaking confrontation with their great enemy Ozorne; and finally brings Daine face to face with the Great Gods, who will force the girl to make the most important decision of her life.
Filled with breathtaking peril, lightened by deft moments of comedy (wait till you meet the darkings!), The Realms of the Gods is a fitting conclusion to one of the great fantasy series of our time. An exclusive interview with Tamora Pierce about writing The Immortals Quartet concludes the recording.
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"The fast-paced, violent action is leavened by bits of humor as well as the blossoming romance between Daine and Numair. All in all, a satisfying ending to an appealing saga." (Booklist)
My children and I listened to this story together, and the kids didn't want to leave the car! This book is a continuation of the Immortals series by Tamora Pierce, and really should be listened to after the other 3 if you wish to completely understand it. It is performed by full cast audio, who's performances I really enjoy . If you haven't listened to a full cast audio performance, it is a different listening experience and takes a bit to get used to, but you will grow to really enjoy them.
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