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Publisher's Summary

The stories of the Elder Empire are told in a unique way.  

If you’ve already listened to the other companion novels in the Elder Empire, then you know how this works. If not, you may wish to seek out those books for an explanation of how these parallel stories interact. Once you’re ready to proceed, here’s a glimpse of the road ahead....

Shera, the new Head of the Consultant’s Guild, faces more responsibility than she ever asked for. The Guilds are in a state of open war, her Consultants have been forced to relocate from their ancestral home, and Elder cultists plague the streets.  

In their tombs, the Great Elders stir.  

With the sky cracked and more Elders rising than ever before, Shera and her faction of Independent Guilds seek a truce with their Imperialist opponents.  

But they know that any alliance is a gamble. The Imperialists have appointed Calder Marten to the throne, and history has proven that a single ruler is vulnerable to Elder corruption.  

Even so, Shera and her allies want to bring the division to an end...if the enemy Guilds are willing to cooperate.  

And if Calder hasn’t been corrupted already.  

On the seas, a man clings to his own power.  

In the shadows, a woman fights for peace.

©2020 Hidden Gnome Publishing (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Wow

The conclusion of Shera’s story was amazing. The only complaint I have is that it is over. Except it’s not. Next up there is Culder’s story...which I already have downloaded.
Will Wight has fast become my favorite fantasy author. And Emily Woo Zeller knocked this trilogy out of the park. I cannot recommend The Elder Empire enough.

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i love this series

i can't believe it's over. i hope they're is another round after these last two.

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Shera is the worst

Shera is the worst character I have seen in a book I have read in a long time, possibly ever. Never forget Urzaia.

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Incoherent

The constant switching to the past-future-present loses all continuity. The author seems to have rushed this book, and you know as soon as he comes to a plot dead end, he immediately time shifts or comes up with an unbelievable magic act.

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Fun conclusion

I really liked the unexpected nature of this book. A lot of cool stuff happened. I am hopefully curious to get some of the missing pieces in the other book. In the end, I really enjoyed this series and thought it was pretty original. Emily Woo Zeller did a great job with the narration.

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There is a audio clip at chapter 19

Loved the book love this series! Worth a listen, and there is some big surprises at the end

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Oh man! I loved this book...

Oh man! I really loved listening to this last book in the side-by-side trilogies that Will Wight orchestrated. Between you and me, I secretly believe that Will was a bit maniacal, and possibly masochistic for even making the attempt. But whatever his motivation was, he pulled it off brilliantly! And, yes you could read either of the trilogies... it will stand alone, following a complete story ARC! But why would you want to do that? You could get a much fuller/deeper sense of the world by getting both trilogies!!!
In one series you follow Captain Calder Marten and in the other story ARC, you're getting Shera's POV! Both characters are deadly serious about stopping the Elder Gods... but they're polar opposites on how to go about doing that... and oh yeah, they're Bitter enemies. The few times their paths cross, you get a whole new perspective, and I guarantee you won't be bored! All that takes some awesome writing chops, so thank you Will Wight!
Emily Woo Zeller gave a simply stellar performance as the narrator of this book! Check out some of her other works available on Audible!

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fantastic

I really enjoyed this book, if you liked the previous books, this one doesn't disappoint.

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Just Great

I cannot recommend this author or his books enough. They are great and if I were you I would buy everything he has written and listen or read it as soon as possible. Also the voice performance for the killers portion of this series is excellent!

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More. Please, more

Great story, satisfying ending, but so much more can be done with this world. For starters, this "outsider" that true fans know the real identity of poses a lot of questions that I really want answers to!