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Empire Burning

Emerilia, Book 11
Narrated by: Tristan Morris
Series: Emerilia, Book 11
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Pandora’s box has been opened. The Pantheon of Emerilia has gone through tremendous changes the event of Myths and Legends suppressed. 

Warships now move in the stars, made of soul-gem constructs, built by mages and engineers, crewed by those who lived on Emerilia or within Earth’s simulation. The Deq’ual system stands with Emerilia, their brothers and sisters, and their family and fellow human descendants. The Jukal Empire will not let Emerilia rise peacefully. 

As empires grow, so, too, can they be toppled. Only one can remain; in their biggest gamble yet, they must pass through the fires of war, empire against empire.

©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2019 Michael Chatfield

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Good ending to the series

I really enjoyed this series, though the power creep became a little crazy at times and some battles a little tedious, overall it was very good and enjoyable. Not to mention that it is actually complete, and resolved.

I initially was a little weary of this book, partly because I listened to it right after the previous book which tends to burn cause me to burn out on series for a while but it came to a satisfying conclusion and I enjoyed it.

The bad: I didn't care for the battles, I felt I knew what was going to happen and just wanted to move the story along. That said, I tried to think of ways to write the book without them and I couldn't, plus some of these epic battles are the payoffs that people have been expecting for most of the series. So not my cup of tea but not terrible on a whole.
This book probably could have been edited down a little but so could most books.

The good: The resolutions, I feel were very good, everything got wrapped up nicely enough, the characters good a good send off without the author having to resort to hand waving away the problems. The very last bit really convinced me to write this review because I like it so much, that last paragraph or so (probably, I don't know, I listened to it).

I don't know if I'll read more of Michael Chatfield, I have a lot I'm currently reading, but I won't rule it out.

I'm glad I read Emerilia, I'm glad I met Dave and got to go along on this adventure with him and his friends.
Thank you Michael Chatfield

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I finished all 11

I enjoyed them to a degree. I like the author's books. This is the review I am writing for the series. As I have no wish to write 11 separate books. Overall they hover between 2 stars and 4. So, I will give them an average of 3. Solid listens, enjoyable weekend books.


Audible's rating is:
1 Star is "not for me"
2 Stars "it is okay"
3 Stars "pretty good"
4 Stars "it's great"
5 Stars "I love it"

How I see the stars.
A one star book could be a very dry topic, story,crude or someone preaching down to the reader. I generally don't have 1 star books. I will just return them and go my own way. My last 3 were from the same series, I had hit a very dry spot in my listening.

A 2 star story, would be something that was phoned in by a writer that typically has done much better work. I have a couple of reviews from authors that just seemed to phone it in, one most recently from an author that decided to mix current politics into his novel. If I wanted that, I would just watch the news.

A 3 star review is where I really start. It means I enjoyed the book. That I did not have a hard time following it (I have lost alot of my conversational hearing). That the story kept to a plot, the characters were not static, and the world built was plausable.

A 4 star review is something that I really enjoyed. It puts the author on my map to keep an eye out for. I go through 12-15 books a month. (audible is my primary source of entertainment. ) I will search for the author's works regularly, and seek out their stories for future purchases.

A 5 star review, These are not as rare as one would think. These are the books where the characters grow, learn, act according to their nature. Where the world is not only plausible but believable. Where there are economic systems, businesses, rules of law that make sense. Where the story is woven is progressed and told with caring and dedication. These are books, series, authors and narrators that bring it all in a package.

So, when reading my reviews, if anyone does, that is how I judge the books.

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Mixed feelings

I really struggled to like this book. On the one hand I was so happy to have a substantial series on audible in the litRPG genre that actually reached completion. On the other hand the difference in quality between the first book of this series and the last book of this series is dramatic. I can appreciate the author running out of energy or losing steam at the end of a large series but this book and to some extent the previous book as well felt very rushed and composed more out of a necessity to close the series rather than a desire to see story brought to its best completion.

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Short but sweet!

Although predictably positive, there’s lots of fun as well as a few surprises in store for the readers. Having come this far, you’ve got to finish!

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good

in my opinion they should merge them all into one single book collection on Audible or into two separate collections.

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  • DJ
  • 11-01-19

The end

Man, this series is great and I am sad to see it go. I hope we'll see more from this galaxy in the future. This book ties up all the loose end and it just makes it work so great. I love the ending and you will too, I'm sure of it.

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well done, love the arcs and the pace.

so so much to enjoy. no spoilers. read and love the sci-fi gone prison gone fantasy and come full circle.

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great series

the series was really good both the story and the voice acting. was a great ending.

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Great Series

Can’t really complain. This series had everything you’d want out of an immersive LitRPG world. The only complaint, which at this point is moot, the repetitive class description. For all that is right in the world just simplify it after the 200th time of repeating the stats off. Tell us what changed and leave the rest for us to remember, not that there’s really ever a comparative to know just HOW beneficial the stats are. I’m getting off topic. The book, great, really enjoyed this series and am looking forward to more from the Ten Realms which is just a more refined writer in.
Carry on all! Have a great time listening to this one!

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it is over

I lib ed this series and this was a feat ending to it all. Great work.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-03-19

thank you

what can I say other than thank you for a story that has entertained me for hours and made even dull days great.

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  • scobie
  • 03-14-19

Empire burning

really enjoyed the serious from book 12 book 11 action adventure and humour this book has it all I'll be expecting many more great things from this offer and also the narrator did really great job on these books

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  • Martrix
  • 02-08-19

A great ending

11 books and what a great ending to a very good book series I would highly recommend this to anybody who likes this style or fantasy/sci-fi books

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  • John
  • 02-20-19

Empire Burning Emerilia book 11

Michael Chatfield shows again that he one off the talented and skilled author this book series a one of the best and with the voice acting skills of Tristan Morris bring this world and story come alive 12/10 stars...... ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆..

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  • A C Bennett
  • 02-05-19

Awesome

What a great final chapter in a fantastic series an a audio book series that will give me hours of pleasure when I’m needing a really good pick me up. Thanks Michael.