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Deathcaster

Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In this indispensable conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Shattered Realms series, master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations.

Warrior Alyssa ana’Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and her legacy, the Gray Wolf line. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine, Lyss is forced to turn her fearsome talents as an army commander against her beloved homeland. Refusal would swiftly lead to her death, and her death would end the Gray Wolf line. 

In Lyss’ absence, Fellsmarch Castle swarms with intrigue, deception, and a primordial threat. Destin Karn, a Southern spymaster with a hidden agenda of his own, might be the queendom’s only hope of defeating the forces aligned against the Seven Realms...as well as the enemies within the castle.

©2019 Cinda Williams Chima (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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fantastic book! great reader too!

this was a great conclusion to the wonderful series. loved it and loves the reader as well.

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Great story—a tad scandalous for youngsters

The narrator (performer) is brilliant. The characters and storyline are exciting. However, it’s a bit risqué for the potential younger audience in terms of language and sexual content. I know many kids see and hear those aspects daily, but I was a little surprised that Chima went farther in this series than in the 7 Realms. I would not recommend it for middle schoolers; consider it solidly PG-13.

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Great Series, a bit rushed after so much build up.

I love and enjoy the whole story. From first meeting Han and Dancer at the mud pots all the way until the end of Deathcaster. Dont get me wrong from the review below, the whole series is great.

The problem I have is with three books of build up, the conclusions felt all smashed together and hurried. The two main plots were "whats with the mage marks" and "who killed Han".... The mage mark story wasnt built up the way I wanted for how in depth the ending was and the who killed Han was such a big deal, to me at least, and the answer was all squashed into the last half of book four.

I would have liked more information regarding Celistine, her siblings and what all the marks meant earlier. Too much was left unexplained there. The conspiracy regarding the attacks on the royal family felt like it didnt really mean much after all. As if Hans death was irrelevant which I didnt feel good about. I would have liked a little more results and in depth conversations about why things happened and how.

Lastly though, I wish there were more dragons in the earlier books. We met Cas in book one. It would have been nice to get more details about dragon bonding and riding earlier..... All in all, too rushed but still a great story.

Overall though I still loved the shattered realms novels and would listen to them all again. Thus why 5 stars across the board.

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liked it but found ending disappointing

was good enjoyed characters but events hyped throughout the series spent too little time on resolution and too much on build up. Then one was solved by someone largely unrelated witch is disappointed in it's own way.