Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
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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 (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4404)
    Performance
    (4059)
    Story
    (4055)

    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.

    Of the various new fantasy series, this is... fine

    I like the Emperor's Blades, but, given the many new epic fantasy series of the past few years, this isn't at the top of the list. It is clearly in th..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2014 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
  • 2
    The Providence of Fire | Brian Staveley

    The Providence of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3180)
    Performance
    (2878)
    Story
    (2871)

    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.

    Miscommunication driven plot ruined a good story
    Reviewed on February 25 2015 by L. Sheldon Clark (Ithaca, NY)
  • 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 45 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2423)
    Performance
    (2211)
    Story
    (2205)

    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.

    Missed the mark.

    If you loved the first two (I did) just be prepared for disappointment if you think it will compare.

    Reviewed on April 08 2016 by John MacKenzie ()