Although the architect of the White's victory, Auraya's first taste of war has left her sleep filled with nightmares. She walks in fields of blood while the dead rise in accusation. You killed us. You. It seems Auraya will know no peace while these nightmares haunt her, but the only one she trusts to help has vanished. The Dreamweaver, Leiard, still struggling to come to terms with the ever more powerful memories of the long-dead Mirar, flees into the mountains with Emerahl, perhaps the last of the Wilds.
Although not a Dreamweaver herself, Emerahl is powerfully gifted, and helps Leiard to make sense of his strange jumble of memories. What they discover will change his life forever. And far to the south, the Pentadrians lick their wounds and set about finding a new leader. Peace, it seems, must wait a while yet....
©2006 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.
I think the "Age of The Five" is probably Trudi Canavan's best fantasy trilogy. While it shares a lot of elements with her magician's guild books, it is set in a different fantasy world and not so blatantly influenced by role-playing games or typical fantasy writing.
In "The Last of the Wilds" Auraya, the White, undergoes a subtle transformation. The listener is also introduced to the Pentradreans, the dreaded enemy, and the black and white, right and wrong world created by the five gods ruling Mithania becomes blurred.
I heartily recommend this unabridged version to the abridgement, as there are some details that adds flavour to a good story that you might miss if listening to the abridged version.
Sarah Douglas complements the story nicely and brings the story to vividly to life.
Be warned, at the end of this book, you might be impatient to get the the next part, "The Voice of the gods." I enjoyed this book.
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