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  • The Skull Throne

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975

The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Does little to move the overall story along

  • By Daniel on 04-06-15

If you like the side characters..

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

If you like the side characters, you like this book. It deals with a lot of the politics of the world, and to do that, the author had to invov

  • The Mountains Rise

  • Embers of Illeniel, Book 1
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470

**See author's note on adult content below.** From the dark depths of the past, comes the tale of the first wizard of Illeniel. Daniel Tennick lived simply, a young shepherd with few troubles and little to occupy his mind, until the warden appeared. Daniel's power awakens, and he finds himself hunted by the servants of the cruel and uncaring forest gods. Trapped by his gift, Daniel will uncover the secrets of the deep woods and those who live there, a civilization created from the grave of an older one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and heart wrenching beautiful.

  • By Dallas on 04-25-15

Truly enthralling

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

I listened to this book in about 3 sittings.
Stick with it through the beginning childhood chapters, and you will be rewarded with something unlike any other fantasy novel I’ve come across.

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  • Burned

  • Alex Verus, Book 7
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669

Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of Mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new, but this kill order also calls for the death of Alex's dependents - and there's no way that he'll let Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat. With only a week before he's history, Alex will have to figure out how to disassociate himself from his friends, scrounge up allies on the council, and hopefully keep his head attached to his body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought it was good.

  • By Jill on 06-25-17

One of the best ones yet

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

While it is kind of a trope that everyone is trying to kill versus, this is a great book. It's exciting. It's well paced, and it actually gets some character development in.

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  • Veiled

  • Alex Verus, Book 6
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724

Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he'll do whatever it takes to get them - even if it means accepting a job enforcing magical law. Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Motions

  • By Coral on 08-16-15

Solid verus book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Another Alex Verus story. If you liked the other ones, you'll like this one. As always Gilbert Jackson's narration is perfect.

This book seems to be setting up the next large (multi-book) arc, so it suffers a little bit from having to move so many plot elements around with out revealing too much about them.