Ile-Rien
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  • 1
    The Element of Fire: Ile-Rien Series, Book 1 | Martha Wells

    The Element of Fire: Ile-Rien Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    The kingdom of Ile-Rien lies in peril, menaced by sorcerous threats and devious court intrigues. As the weak King Roland, flattered and misled by treacherous companions, rules the country, only his ruthless mother, the Dowager Queen Ravenna, guards the safety of the realm. But now rumors arise that Urbain Grandier, the dark master of scientific sorcery, has arrived to plot against the throne. And Kade, bastard sister of King Roland, appears unexpectedly at court. The illegitimate daughter of the old king and the Queen of Air and Darkness herself, Kade's true desires are cloaked in mystery.

    A Different Take on High Fantasy

    Somehow I have overlooked Martha Wells in my years of reading fantasy, but as Audible started adding some of her books, I checked this author out and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 08 2013 by Tango (Texas)
  • 2
    The Death of the Necromancer: Ile-Rien Series, Book 2 | Martha Wells

    The Death of the Necromancer: Ile-Rien Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Nicholas Valiarde is a passionate, embittered nobleman with an enigmatic past. Consumed by thoughts of vengeance, he is consoled only by thoughts of the beautiful, dangerous Madeline. He is also the greatest thief in all of Ile-Rien... On the gaslight streets of the city, Nicholas assumes the guise of a master criminal, stealing jewels from wealthy nobles to finance his quest for vengeance: The murder of Count Montesq.

    Ocean's 11 gang meets Holmes & Watson

    Kingdom-level fantasy with strong elements of magic, mystery, and political conspiracy. Pitch perfect narration. Easy on the ears with discernibly dif..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 15 2014 by Skipper (California)