Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
Books in series4
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  • 1
    The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1 | Brian Staveley

    The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

    4 Primary Crimes Committed By The Author

    This world has a very impressive military system. A great set of forces at play. But the author commits 4 crimes against the reader that need to be ca..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 09 2016 by Captain Spanky Of Nazareth (LA CA)
  • 2
    The Providence of Fire | Brian Staveley

    The Providence of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

    two of the blades are great, one is baffling

    Valen and cadan are interesting and have great development/struggles/strengths and weaknesses. Adera is painfully stupid. It was painful to listen to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2015 by Jeffery ()
  • 3
    The Last Mortal Bond: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3 | Brian Staveley

    The Last Mortal Bond: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

    Less Awful than Predecessor

    If you've read the Providence of Fire (book 2 in this series) you're probably wondering whether you should throw a good credit after bad. I managed t..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2016 by Benjamin (Silver Spring, MD, United States)
  • Skullsworn | Brian Staveley

    Skullsworn

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Knowelden
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    Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer - she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial. The problem isn't the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again." Pyrre isn't sure she's ever been in love.

    Another amazing story by Brian Staveley

    I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Staveley's first trilogy and this book provides solid proof that his works are only going to get better and better. If you re..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 06 2017 by Ryan (Pittsburg,KS)