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Ascendant's Rite Audiobook

Ascendant's Rite: The Moontide Quartet, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

The last few months of the moontide - when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea - has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.

For failed mage Alaron and his companion Ramita - widow to the mage who built the Leviathan Bridge - the unthinkable has happened. They have lost the Scytale of Corineus, the key to the Rite of Ascendancy, as well as one of Ramita's infant sons, to the hands of their deadliest enemies.

In Javon, Cera Nesti, the imprisoned queen, has been freed, and plots to take on the overwhelming might of the Rondian Empire. But standing between her and her goal is a band of deadly mercenaries playing a dangerous game of their own.

And in the East, Seth Korion's Lost Legions must navigate treacherous roads to gain safety, bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor.

The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed. New powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the mighty Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided.

©2015 David Hair (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK).

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    "Phenomenal End to an Amazing Series"

    I've been waiting for this book to be released since March after I finish the first 3 books of the Moontide Quartet. I cannot recommend the series enough. Its the ultimate epic fantasy that has the perfect mix of adventure, mystery and intrigue with strong characters that suck you in to a masterfully depicted world that the author has created. On top of the great story, Nick Podehl brings the characters to life with his phenomenal performance. I couldn't stop listening to all four books. You will not be disappointed.

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    "David hair and Nick Podehl are amazing as usual"

    I've been waiting for this book for a long time and was not disappointed . it seems like Nick Podehl only narrates very good stories. every book so far in this series has been amazing

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    Lynx 09-30-16
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    He's well on the way to become one of the best. The worldbuilding is fabulous Magic imaginative and complex. The wonderful narration is all narration should be.... I warmly recommend reading the series and follow the author's further plans.

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    "Excelente book and narrator."

    I love the narrator, he brings the characters to life and the story is amazing. I was waiting for this book, and I am not disappointed

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    "I didn't get what I wanted, but it is not my book"

    There are SOooooOOo many things that I thought should have gone differently. And i'm not necessarily upset about the ending in "I didn't get my way." However, I think it felt a bit rushed towards the end. Not to mention how many loose strings were left un finished. I think it was a great series, but i'm not sure if I would read more from David Hair.

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    "Why did it have to end?"

    Amazing series that i wish would've kept going and going. I look forward to the next series by David Hair.

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    John JERSEY CITY, NJ, United States 05-10-17
    John JERSEY CITY, NJ, United States 05-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Listen"

    The series was a whole was great, I love it when the hero wins. That being said, I felt like some elements of the story were rushed in some cases to protect the storyline. However, the series were worth the credits.

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    "Amazing conclusion to an epic tale"

    Second time listening to the series. First time for this book. Amazing storyteller who guides the reader through his world and mind. Engaging, imaginative, great ups and downs, and satisfying ending.

    Let's not forget about Nick. Just when I thought he couldn't get better...beyond talented.

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    cheryl flores Gilroy, CA United States 04-06-17
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    "surprisingly sophisticated ending to the story..."

    didn't care for the narrators attempt at voices. The story was compelling enough to make up for it.

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    Joel Memphis, TN, United States 04-04-17
    Joel Memphis, TN, United States 04-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A great finish"

    There was a lot packed in to the end of the series. Somethings seemed to have been wrapped up a bit too quickly. Others felt like they should have been more important. At any rate, how the story ends was great. The author keeps you on your toes

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    Really good story. I ejoyed the vocal performance of the reader also. Looking forward to his next releases.

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    "fantastic story "

    I loved this book and the story's that were intertwined though out. gripping story lines that had you finding excuses to listen some more

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    If you could sum up Ascendant's Rite in three words, what would they be?

    Satisfying
    Exciting
    Gripping


    What other book might you compare Ascendant's Rite to, and why?

    The other 3 books in the series


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great, great conclusion to a brilliant series.

    You know how sometimes a book ends and you feel let down, not with this, the main issues are wrapped up, there is room for continuing and the surprises carry on. I really loved the whole series, I always enjoy Nick Podehl narrating and this whole series has been an absolute pleasure to listen to.

    I am just sad it finished :)

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  • Peter Scholey
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    "Outstanding series"

    Amazing is a good word to describe everything about the book, story and narration. Concludes which is always a bonus with certain series although there's a couple of loose ends but nothing major. The narrator was ace. Probably the best I've listened to over the past two years of subscription to audible.

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