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The battle for sovereignty over the realms reaches a devastating turning point as the international bestselling fantasy series continues.

All that stands between the advancing army of trolls and the endangered fortress of Phylangan is a coalition force led by Alfadas, human hero and protector. He’s amassed his own legion of swordsmen, elves, and ragtag thieves to stave off the enemy. And the next move they make could be the most dangerous one of all. 

Those Alfadas has left behind are more vulnerable than ever - including his star-crossed elven love; their newborn child; and Queen Emerelle herself, who remains comatose and is powerless to safeguard her compromised kingdom. 

But as Alfadas risks all in the violent campaign of the realms, the fate of Phylangan trembles ever more as the enemy advances. However tenuous Alfadas’s victory is, what he fears most is what will be left of the homeland he abandoned…

©2014 by Bernhard Hennen. Translation © 2019 by Edwin Miles. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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meh

I loved the first book in the series, and the 2nd was great. I couldn't keep track of all the secondary characters, especially in the fjord lands, and they all seemed to play a larger part of the story than the main characters. And the ending.... WTF. I was kinda shocked by the end, and thinking about it after, it makes no sense to me, but I won't spoil it here.

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Best one yet!!

Like the previous books, it started a bit slow. I had to really think back to remember who was who but then it really started to flow and got more and more engaging. The ending was cut short but there will be another i believe and I will be waiting.... Overall I found this series slow, exciting and surprisingly fun to listen too....
The narrators range is a little short as far as changing from one character to another however he is very well spoken and easy to listen too....

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amazing

forget the bad reviews. this series is beyond good and the narrator makes it that much better . I wish for more honestly

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meh

I listened to this trilogy and cannot get back those hours and do not understand why these books have such a high rating and number of stars. I can't figure out why the author named the main characters so similarly, which made it difficult to keep track of them. Also, the first book was about 15 hours too long and then I had to force myself to get through the rest of them because, let's face it, I already spent the credits and didn't want to waste them. Thankfully, I used these books to fall asleep to, which that was not an issue! I usually love fantasy but have to say, this is the worst series I have ever listened to, even falling asleep to.

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Great read and narration

i loved the character development and introduction of new families to follow. the narrator is fantastic!

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great story

Book 1 took a little push to get by but book 2 was much better and book 3 brought an excellent story together.

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not what I expected for the 3rd in the trilogy

Elaborated on parts that did not need detail, skipped parts that did. Example: Hints at the magic of the Elves without getting into it in greater detail, yet covers a great detail of human setting.

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I expected nothing less from Bernhard Hennen

I loved this book. I love this saga. At first I wasn't sure how I would feel about following Alfadas and Ollowain around but once the narrator began I didn't even care anymore. This was a great expansion on the first book although I feel like books 2 and 3 could have been compiled together. I liked this book better than book 2 but am still very glad I chose to listen to them both. I cannot wait for the rest of the translations to convert to English....please send more!!

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Really Great Series!

This book was the prefect ending to this series. So many good things about this series, the way time passes, same elves different humans and I have a great fondness for the descendants of Mandred especially Alfardas who is really a good man. The ending was a bit unexpected for sure but I think it worked out how it was supposed to. I highly recommend this series to everyone looking for something really good to read in the world of fantasy.

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What just happened?

I have never been so...words fail me.

Really? Why!!!!!!!

This ending really sucks! How did the writer come up with something so stupid! Seriously, the stupidest story I have ever heard!

Don’t do it! If you like stupid stuff that you hope will NEVER happen, then get the book and prepare to be frustrated! If you EVER thought about a happy ending., run don’t walk from this lunacy!

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Absolutely Incredible! Shame about abridgement!

Phenomenal book, this series by Bernhard Hennen has quickly become my favourite fantasy series, up there in terms of depth, storytelling, world building and all round ‘european-ness’ as LoTR.

Emotional, engaging, inspiring and heroic. Could easily be an old Nordic folk saga.

As with the last book, the quality of translation by Edwin Miles was impeccable, and the narration by Michael Page extremely easy to listen to, engaging and well performed.

My only complaint, as with the previous release in the series, is that Elven Queen was HEAVILY abridged! I only wish that full length translations would be done with all the other details, descriptions, world building and plot elements that are lost in abridgement. Unfortunately it makes the story disjointed at times, and I feel it is quite a tragedy that so much of Bernhard Hennen’s intricate details are lost!

You are essentially getting half a book:
German Edition: 31hrs 13m / 928 pages
English Edition: 12hrs 35n / 331 pages

Less than half a book really, closer to 1/3rd of a book! Absolute tragedy. It would be so much better if the story was left in its original, complete, UNABRIDGED format!

As someone who loves the series I hope they come out with a complete translation at some point, otherwise I may have to consider learning German!

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