• Age of Deception

  • Firebird Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: T. A. White
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (359 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

War hero and daughter to two Houses, Kira is just beginning to learn how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Agreeing to accompany her father's people back to their homeworld, Kira Forrest prepares for the fight of her life. She's agreed to undertake the Trial of the Broken, a rite of passage every member of her father's House must pass. It offers a path to independence and freedom that is too tempting to deny.  

Not everyone welcomes this lost daughter of Roake. There are those who fear what her presence might bring to light. Betrayal stalks the halls of Kira's birthplace-its roots embedded deep in the events that claimed her parent's lives and set her on her current path.  

Walking the wire's edge between truth and deception will test the person Kira has become as she separates ally from betrayer. An old enemy has put into motion a plan that could topple the balance of power in the universe. Letting them succeed spells doom - but the price might be more than Kira is willing to pay.

©2020 T. A. White (P)2020 Tantor

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On Rotation

I found if I purchase a book AND then the audio book then the author is definitely on the right track. If I listen to said audio book at least once a month then I love it. Read the series... that's all.

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Super Saiyan Space Elves!!!

While the point of view through the eyes of the main character, Kiera, can be incredibly frustrating at times. The over all story is so compelling that i listened to the first and second books back to back, staying up past 24 hours for each book. Lol i might have had a few roid rage moments when i was interrupted.
The story structure has a few bumps in it from time to time. Mostly in dealing with terminology. words would be used or concepts would be known, even though the character in question shouldn't have had knowledge of such things at that time. I saw this in the first book far more than this one, but it was still there. Kind of seemed like the author forgot which characters knew things.The biggest thing that i didn't understand throughout both books was how Kiera didn't know what she was. at the time of the series beginning her species had been known for a while and other than her smallish stature she supposedly looks like them. How many other space elves with magic powers are there? Honestly the more this story goes on the more confused about that i got, i mean she is partnered with a seemingly well informed alien You would think it might have come up at some point. Seems it might be something of a plot hole to me.
Speaking of things i didn't really understand, Why did it take until the middle of the second book for anyone to actually ask if there were any other survivors beyond Kiera? The Tuon seem rather nonchalant about there being evidence that their missing children might still be alive. Hell when kiera Was asked all she said was that she was the only one in HER camp that was found. And there was zero follow up to it. Perhaps it's just me but i kind of expected there to be more begging for information rather than just a casual question from a single person.
Kiera is an amazingly compelling and complicated character. She is loyal, honest, selfless, and honorable. Yet she is also broken, mistrusting, paranoid, and secretive. these two sides can often clash with one another in extremely frustrating ways. Especially her secretiveness. she will burn every bridge there is to keep a secret for a friend. Unfortunately i am increasingly positive that she might not actually have the right to keep such secrets. The last five minutes of this book only reinforced that belief. Honestly you could easily hate this character but i think she skates the edge enough that i would like to see her succeed rather than be crushed by her house of cards. ..most of the time.

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Great book, not the best narration

I loved the story in the book, it kept me interested the whole time. I found that narrator pronounced different characters names very similar. It made it hard to follow especially because those characters appeared in the same conversation together. There was also no difference in the tone of voice when more than one person was speaking. It seemed all males had the same voice and all females had the same voice. I had to go back and listen again after realizing a different character was involved. Ugh! I haven’t read the book only listed to audio so I can’t be sure where the problem lies. Is it possible some characters have very similar names? In talking about one of her human male friends and her main love interest..
I also really enjoyed the romance part of the story. It slow and not as prominent as in some other books, but it’s there and seemed progressing in a very natural way.
I recommend reading this book. Even though the narration is not the greater I still prefer audio in this case compared to reading.

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I'm loving this series!

The series is great! Not a fan of the narrator, though. Her general narration is fine, but the MMC sounds like an old man...ugh...and I just can't feel the chemistry. I haven't read the books, so I'll be buying those to see if I get a different feel. I'm still going to buy the next audiobook because the storyline is just THAT good! T A White is one of my favorite authors.

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love this series

I have read this book multiple times and just finished the audible. I love the characters, the plot and just about everything about it. it's one of my favorite escape books.

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Love this book

Love this book. Listened to it twice and will be revisiting it again definitely. It keeps you excited and anticipating more adventures. The whole story is very interesting

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another fantastic book!

I have listened to this book over a dozen times. Fantastic part 2 to series!

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I can't get enough!!

2nd Read Review: Still AMAZING! Seriously, read this series. Re-read was done through audible and the narrator was very good. I highly recommend both Kindle and Audible versions.

1st Read Review: Holy Crap, that ending! I'm so happy to what was revealed. It just shows there is so much more to come, and I can not wait!

Refer to my review of the first book to see what draws me to this series. Everything still stands. We just get to learn a little bit more in this 2nd book and we get to enjoy the development of the characters and their relationships.

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I love this book!!

I really hope someone makes this book a tv show I have no doubt tons of people would watch it. This is defined my new favorite book series.

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Great book I loved it

This was a great book I loved it and can’t wait for the next one. Really excellent.

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  • Book addict
  • 08-02-20

4.5 stars - great book

Loved this book and it was a great addition to the series. Can’t wait for the next one. It lost its way slightly during the end of the trial (towards the end of the book), but not enough for me to mark it down more than half a star. It just got a bit muddled for a little bit, and lost the tight storyline it had otherwise. Hopefully not too long until the next release!

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  • Nancy
  • 11-06-20

Excellent

TA White just doesn't write a bad book. I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-20

Loved the book and the audio is even better

Kira and Jin continue their adventures. In this day and age, it's hard to find sci fi that has new concepts, great characters, is well written and edited (I'm so sick of childish writing in self published books), a smidgen of romance, and, well basically, is a ripping good yarn. This one ticks all the boxes. I'm hanging out for the next instalment.

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  • Gimmebooks
  • 04-08-22

Great series addition

I loved it. We got more backstory, More romance, More revelations - all the good stuff.

My only gripe is that the narrator doesn't know how to pronounce some pretty basic words and I cringed on 3 separate occasions. How did that slip past the final edit?!

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  • Trevor Murkin
  • 08-17-20

Awesome

After a drought of ordinary books... it was a pleasure to read this book. Awesome work! Original storyline delivered with style. Can't wait for next in series.

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  • heather
  • 07-25-20

Great book

Loved this book. So many twists and turns. Interesting characters can not wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-20-20

Love it

Fantastic story.
You never know what's going to happen. Best ending. Can't wait for the next book.