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  • The Spear of Stars

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 5
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168

The White Lich has conquered Tanar Atain. Soon, he means to take the entire world. Dante suspects his next target will be Bressel, where the Tanarians have established their court in exile. The only chance to stop the lich will be to forge a fragile alliance between the bitter enemies of three different lands: Tanar Atain, Mallon, and Narashtovik. The city stands on the brink of rebellion. Yet even if Dante, Blays, and Gladdic can unite it, they still might not have the strength to stand against the army of the lich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Galand hit!

  • By Carrie on 10-12-18

Another Galand hit!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Sad to say, but this was my least favorite of the series thus far, but, I still gave it 5 stars. Why? Because I still loved it! I mean, it's Dante and Blays and I could read a book about their mundane, everyday life and still be entertained.

<< POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD>>

The reason the book is my least favorite is that the storyline is centered around battling the Lich and saving Bressel, but has very little to do with the actual title of the book; The Spear of Stars. Maybe the title -Battle of Bressel, or -The Lich War would have been more fitting. With that said, however, the book is stocked full of epic battle scenes, the familiar banter between our favorite characters, Nethermancers, Ethermancers, new allies, and new enemies, and everything else that Edward Robertson's world has compelled us to love.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Bands of Mourning

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,249
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,213

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wax and Wayne are Back!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 01-28-16

NOT disapointed!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-16

Any additional comments?

With Sanderson's words and Kramer's voice, I fell comfortably back into the Cosmere, with this book. Several times I found myself being drawn back into the first 3 Mistborn books, with more than one "AHH" and "AHA!" moments. A lot of secrets, holes, and loose ends seem to start to pull together in this, the next to last, book. My re-acquaintance with the characters was spontaneous and by the end of the book, my knowledge of the world Sanderson is building is several layers stronger. From beginning to end, my presumptions and predictions were proven wrong, with a twist here or a lurch there. I simply could not stop listening to this book. By the last couple of chapters, I was literally listening with a clenched fist, at my chest, and by the end, I was left with my mouth hanging open. My anticipation for the next Mistborn novel is almost too much to bear. Brandon Sanderson will be the death of me.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of Dulgath

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, Michael J. Sullivan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,808
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,455

Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired Riyria. When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as thieves for hire. Things have gone well enough until they receive the odd assignment to prevent a murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consistently Awesome!

  • By Jake Hartwell on 12-22-15

Michael J. Sullivan never disappoints

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-15

Any additional comments?

I love The Riyria Revelations/Chronicles. I love Riyria. Period. Royce and Hadrian's relationship? Friendship? Partnership? is purely love-hate, with a side of reluctant, if not secret, concern for eachother. With a foreground of irritation and begrudged toleration and a background of unadaulterated concern and true friendship for one another. The author stirs in humor, drama, magic, mystery, and some epic fighting to make this series a must read.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful