Tainted Realm
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UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 96 ratings)
  • 1

    Vengeance: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ian Irvine
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    In an unjust land, the only law is vengeance. In Cython’s slave camps, it’s the timid and obedient who survive – and Tali is neither, for she has sworn to bring her mother’s killers to justice. Her dramatic escape precipitates Cython’s war on Hightspall and, when Tali is rescued by Rix, heir to Hightspall’s greatest fortune, they flee through a land in turmoil.

    Mathias says: "Eh, never really felt right"
    Eh, never really felt right

    Probably not. Book seemed haphazard and character development not clear and rushed, often seemingly changing. Lots of droning repetativeness that ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 01 2012 by Mathias (United States)
  • 2

    Rebellion: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ian Irvine
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    Magery is failing, the war has been lost and Hightspall has fallen. The Cythonian enemy, led by their reincarnated sorcerer-king, Lyf, are determined to wipe it off the map and build their ancient realm of Cythe anew. Rix, now known as Deadhand, was once heir to the greatest fortune in all Hightspall. Now he’s disgraced, dispossessed and is running for his life. Tali, an escaped slave, is held captive. But when she discovers that her enslaved people face genocide at the hands of the enemy, Tali conceives a desperate, impossible plan. But before she can hope to save her people, Tali has to confront her own darkest fear - a return to slavery.

    Deborah says: "Pure torture"
    Pure torture

    This story plods and makes small revelations in a contrived way. The action is slow and the convenient memory laps are just irritating. If I can remem..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2014 by Deborah (Papillion, NE, USA)
  • 3

    Justice: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ian Irvine
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis. Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way, but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it.

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