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Skullsworn Audiobook

Skullsworn

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Publisher's Summary

Brian Staveley's new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess-assassin for the God of Death

From the award-winning epic fantasy world of The Emperor's Blades...

Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer - she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial.

The problem isn't the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again."

Pyrre isn't sure she's ever been in love. And if she fails to find someone who can draw such passion from her, or fails to kill that someone, her order will give her to their god, the God of Death. Pyrre's not afraid to die, but she hates to fail, and so, as her trial is set to begin, she returns to the city of her birth in the hope of finding love... and ending it on the edge of her sword.

©2017 Brian Staveley (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Brilliant." (V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author)

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    Ryan Pittsburg,KS 05-06-17
    Ryan Pittsburg,KS 05-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another amazing story by Brian Staveley"

    I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Staveley's first trilogy and this book provides solid proof that his works are only going to get better and better. If you read/listened to The Unhewn Throne Trilogy then you'll remember Pyrre Lakatur, the somewhat mysterious and very deadly priestess of the God of Death. This book delves into her background and gives more insight into what it means to be one of the Skullsworn. This is the first time I've listened to Elizabeth Knowelden's narration and I was very impressed with her as well. I don't give 5 stars often and usually never for all three categories but it's well deserved in this case.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 05-15-17
    Matthew 05-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Death as mercy"

    I loved this book. I really identified with the Skullsworn beliefs and it was great to learn more about Pyrre who had been my fav character in the main trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    The equal to the Emporers Blades. Exactly how I imagined the Skull Sworn. Hoping for more from this world and Mr. Stavely.

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    Marlon 05-02-17
    Marlon 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    What did you love best about Skullsworn?

    I liked the development of skullsworn, but it should've shown why they are so feared more and built up that aspect like the flea, how we saw from the last book why he's so feared when he told his story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skullsworn?

    I cant remember any stand out moments in this book. it wasn't like the other 3 which each had something special that stood out in my mind.


    What didn’t you like about Elizabeth Knowelden’s performance?

    I didn't like her accent and lack of inflection. Her voice is more suited for non fiction which is going to be written in one tone. In this it was hard to follow along because of the tone and lack of changes in her voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would say skip this book and make the other three into a movie this needs more development before its ready to go into theater.


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  • drmr87
    5/21/17
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    "Excellent fantasy"

    I couldn't resist downloading another book set in this world, having devoured Brian Staveley's previous works back to back.

    I was a little apprehensive by a change of narrator, but Elizabeth Knowelden does it justice, particularly given the protagonist this time is female. I would certainly listen to another audiobook narrated by her.

    The story is superb. Probably more entertaining than the trilogy that precedes it, but the preceding trilogy is essential prior knowledge, otherwise so much of the story wouldn't make sense.

    Five stars. I hope another stand alone novel swiftly follows this one.

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  • Derek Delaney
    5/12/17
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    "This is a love story!"

    2 thirds through this story and I'm fed up with it. The word 'love' is way way over used Not at all like his previous books.
    When it was released I was disappointed to see it was only 19hrs long, now I can't wait to finish the damn thing. Disappointing

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  • Bluelesley
    5/8/17
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    "Great Story"

    I loved this story of Pyrre the Priestess/Assassin from the Trilogy the Unhewen Throne. My only problem was with the narrater, i had got so used to the voice Brian Vance used for Pyrre that Elizabeth Knowelden came as a shock, obviously with a change of narraters you get a change of voice but i do much prefer Brian Vances....not really a criticism more of a personal thing. Great book once again.

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  • Gary Dunning
    5/18/17
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    "Not impressed"

    If I wanted Mills and Boon I would of bought Mills and Boon, this book made me feel like a gooseberry listening to a couple on a slow date hoping I can drink really really quickly so drunken oblivion takes me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/7/17
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    "unhewn throne meets 50 shades of grey"

    In a nut shell I love it. The story was great and the idea of learning more about my favourite character, next to Gwenna, from the trilogy was exciting. My only real complaint is the voice used but that's mostly because I loved the voice Simon Vance had created for her. However I did love Elizabeth Knowelden, so easy to listen to and she had a great range when it came to female characters her only let down was on the male characters but it's to be expected​. oh and I didn't like the fact that "he/she didn't show it" was not used :p

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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