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Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave.

Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.

©2016 Stephan Aryan (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Epic fantasy for readers who appreciate extra helpings of carnage with their backstabbing." (Publishers Weekly on Battlemage)
"Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee." (Taran Matharu, author of the Summoner novels)
"A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face." (Jen Williams on Battlemage)

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  • Skeggman
  • 12-09-16

Fantasy violence and magic. Good stuff.

Would you consider the audio edition of Chaosmage to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version but I'm a huge fan of Matt Addis as a narrator, he adds a lot to the story so I can't see the print version being better.

What other book might you compare Chaosmage to, and why?

If you've read Battlemage and Bloodmage, this is closer to Battlemage, especially in terms of fighting, magic and violence. If you've not read books 1 and 2, fans of Brandon Sanderson probably will not be left too disappointed for story line and complexity of characters.

Which character – as performed by Matt Addis – was your favourite?

He has such a broad range, giving each race a particular accent. I think he suits a wide range and his female voice is pretty good (not that silly weak voice so many male narrators go with). To answer the question though, I've enjoyed his interpretation of Vargus throughout.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's not really that sort of story.....

Any additional comments?

A good third book in the series. I liked it better than Bloodmage.

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  • bill
  • 10-25-17

awesome

im in love with this series of books and cant wait for the next one . the story is compelling and the narrator is great

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  • Angela
  • 08-29-17

Conclusion, but not quite

The Age of Darkness comes to an end with this book and it is an exciting, it violent, conclusion. However, it is clear that there is plenty of room for the next age to start - hence the new novel coming out soon.

My biggest criticism is that too many of the individual stories are inconclusive. I had expected that by the end of the trilogy that I would know what happened to some of those characters who had been introduced but unfortunately this was not the case. Perhaps this says more about my liking for tying up of lose ends rather than the novel itself.

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  • tony
  • 03-11-17

well worth listening to

this whole series was a great wAy to pass the hours away.
as this is the last of 3 books start with the first one.
it is very easy to listen to woth a super narrater
its an easy series to get into with none of the usual padding that trilogys use to lengten the story.its a great listen and i recomend it highly for its easy listening and great excitment

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  • Jim
  • 02-25-17

Enthralling story.

Voice range is impressive and gripping. Battle scenes are graphic at times. Characters are drawn well.

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  • Anders Haywood
  • 04-16-17

Excellent work!

Continuing some of the loose story threads from the first two books, this was a great way to wrap up loose ends.
Just like the last two iterations, we get a completely new type of story. Namely a bodysnatcher apocalypse sort of theme.
It was very interesting and much of the story kept me guessing throughout.
We also got a little more information on the mysterious gods that keep popping up. Primarily only Kai though. Unfortunately Vargas has only a very small role in this one.
The narration was at it's usual best as it has been with the last two.
If you enjoyed the first two, you'll love this one!