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Publisher's Summary

All resistance has been crushed. In a few minutes of overwhelming violence the Council's air-dreadnought fleet has destroyed Fiz Gorgo's defences. Xervish Flydd, Irisis, and their allies have been condemned to die in a brutal aerial spectacle designed to reinforce Chief Scrutator Ghorr's power and majesty.

Nish is their one remaining hope. But Nish is trapped in a burning watchtower, and hunted by both the scrutators and his former lover, Ullii, whose twin brother he accidentally killed. Before Nish can hope to rescue his friends, he must convince Ullii to spare him, then overcome the most powerful cabal of mancers in the world as well as the Council's 400 crack guards.

And even if he succeeds, to win the war the allies still have to defeat the scrutators and overthrow Nennifer, the corrupt Council's dread bastion, before the rampaging lyrinx overwhelm all Santhenar.

©2004 Ian Irvine (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"[Ian Irvine] brings his Well of Echoes saga to a spectacular and satisfying conclusion, confirming his reputation for first-rate fantasy page turners." (Van Ikin)

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narration hurts the story

The story is interesting but the narration really hurts the overall feel of the book. pronunciation drives me nuts like pronouncing melee as "My-Lah"
I also have issues with recognizing characters because there is no real variation between characters making it more work than I would prefer when listening because I end up trying to figure out who said what.
The ending doesn't really feel like it's a close of a chapter but it's interesting enough.

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I enjoyed this series, although some of the characters can be quite painful in their attitudes. The story came to a good conlcusion. Then the author tried to restart the whole thing. Jal Nish reappears with no explanation of how he escaped the battle, survived and came to control the 'tears'. Too much for me, won't be reading any more of this series

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Love it!

I started this series in the third quarter of it, which I just figured out. Now going back to he beginning!!! Heck ya!

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  • Pauline
  • 03-03-14

Chimeara. Absolutely brilliant!!

What did you like most about Chimaera?

Everything!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

They were all amazing, couldn't pick a favourite!

Have you listened to any of Grant Cartwright’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. He is an an amazing reader, love his accent too!

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

Loads of them, I cried and laughed with the characters all the way through.