Entire and the Rose
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.6 based on 445 ratings)
  • 1
    Bright of the Sky: The Entire and the Rose, Book 1 | Kay Kenyon

    Bright of the Sky: The Entire and the Rose, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kay Kenyon
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (67)

    In a landlocked galaxy that tunnels through our own, the Entire is a bizarre and seductive mix of long-lied quasi-human and alien beings gathered under a sky of fire, called the "bright". A land of wonders, the Entire is sustained by monumental storm walls and an exotic, never-ending river. Over all, the elegant and cruel Tarig rule supreme. Into this rich milieu is thrust Titus Quinn, former star pilot.

    8 hours in, and going no further

    I hate to write reviews when I haven't finished an audiobook, especially for something as well-regarded as Bright of the Sky, which has received wonde..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2008 by Ethan M. (Cambridge, MA)
  • 2
    A World Too Near: The Entire and the Rose, Book 2 | Kay Kenyon

    A World Too Near: The Entire and the Rose, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kay Kenyon
    • Narrated By Christian Rummell
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    Former star pilot Titus Quinn loves The Entire, but now he must risk annihilating it by destroying the fortress of Ahnenhoon. To sustain a faltering Entire, Ahnenhoon's great engine will soon reach through the brane separating the universes and consume our own universe in a concentrated ball of fire.

    Not bad, not my usual genre but I was entertained

    This series is a fairly interesting listen. The narrator has depth and breadth. Meaning that the characters voices are both well differentiated and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 03 2009 by Christopher (Kenmore, WA, United States)
  • 3
    City Without End: The Entire and the Rose, Book 3 | Kay Kenyon

    City Without End: The Entire and the Rose, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kay Kenyon
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Kay Kenyon
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    On this stage unfolds a mighty struggle for dominance between two universes. Titus Quinn has forged an unstable peace with the Tarig lords. The ruinous capability of the nanotech surge weapon he possesses ensures detente. But it is a sham. In what the godwoman Zhiya calls a fit of moral goodness, he's thrown the weapon into the space-folding waters of the Nigh. This clears the way for an enemy he could have never foreseen: the people of the Rose.

    Such great characters

    It's not often I get angry with a book. Well, not with the book itself but rather with the characters in it. Kay Kenyon has managed to do this with ev..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2009 by V.A. (Eustis, FL, United States)
  • 4
    Prince of Storms: The Entire and the Rose, Book 4 | Kay Kenyon

    Prince of Storms: The Entire and the Rose, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kay Kenyon
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Kay Kenyon
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Finally in control of the Ascendancy, Titus Quinn has styled himself Regent of the Entire. But his command is fragile. He rules an empire with a technology beyond human understanding; spies lurk in the ancient Magisterium; the Tarig overlords are hamstrung but still malevolent. Worse, his daughter Sen Ni opposes him for control, believing the Earth and its Rose universe must die to sustain the failing Entire.

    Some of the best books I've ever read

    These books are so good that I've spent the time since looking for things that even come close- I wish it kept on going with 4 more! Really, the stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2010 by Bobby (Silver Spring, MD, United States)