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Publisher's Summary

The fourth book in the Evermen Saga.

The Lord of the Night is coming. The future of civilization is at stake.

Miro, high lord of Altura, is in the Imperial capital to prepare the Empire for the onslaught. He knows his homeland lies directly in the enemy's path but struggles to form the alliances he needs.

As the high lords bicker, Ella seeks the help of the newly crowned emperor, Killian. But, amid the growing tensions, their responsibilities drive them apart and, as emperor, Killian can't be seen to favor Ella's homeland.

Against a backdrop of old hurts, guilty secrets, and shaky new allegiances, people of all nations and abilities must learn to trust one another again, and form a united front against a powerful enemy intent on destroying them once and for all.

©2014 James Maxwell. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Thoroughly enjoyable but a little too convenient

I've now finished listening to this series and I enjoyed the entire thing. Simon Vance, as always, makes this book come alive and choosing him as a reader saved it, because the story itself sort of falls together too easily -- too many last minute saves, narrow escapes, etc. etc. The term dues ex machina definitely comes to mind.

So, I would unhesitatingly suggest this as an enjoyable tale, but at same time, warn people that they shouldn't expect anything deep or terribly moving from the text itself. This is a real shame because some of the premises, like the nature of gods, are very interesting and could have been the subject of much deeper inquiry. As it is, it is a fun and enjoyable bit of fluff, great for whiling the miles away, and certainly not a source of frustration. But do realize, it is Simon Vance's skill as a reader, that saves this book from being entirely skippable.

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Everything I've come to expect from a fantasy saga

... and that's saying something for a 4 book saga. Interesting characters, court intrigue, diabolical villains, apocalyptic battles, star-crossed lovers and superb narration.

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Absolutely brilliant

I was so caught up in this book that there were tears, shouts, groans, encouragement and even insults being thrown at it as I listened.

Fantastic series. Ella is the best.

So good......

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Imagination

Mot is a vivid imagination That produces a series such as this. I'm disappointed that I've finished this series.

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Lore of the Evermen

Excellent book.
I can find no fault in this one.
Maxwell seems to have found a great story and a good fun and interesting way to tell it just as it ends.

I wish there were more written to the caliber of this title, alas it seems to be the end of the saga. How sad.

Vance gave a great performance, I thought it was his best in the saga myself.

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What a closing book!!

After such a powerful and captivating saga I couldn't possibly imagine how it would tie together. Awesome!!!

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tremendous fantasy Quadrilogy

If you could sum up The Lore of the Evermen in three words, what would they be?

That is impossible

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mere-Ro, Tremendous moral character with a rational decision making, at it's finest. He takes the high road always even at his own peril but makes correct decisions at every turn. Morality with extreme sympathy but willing to sacrifice himself first.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

same as above

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no, but not because it wasn't good enough. it was so good that I wanted to make it last as long as possible

Any additional comments?

Trying the next Maxwell/Vance combo next and will rate it next.

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Evermen saga in Audible

Fantastically story and performance. Simon Vance is amazing as a narrator. His characterization is the best.

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Amazing

loved every second. it was a great end to the series. the writing and narrating are spot on.

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Battle scenes I could picture!!!

I love this series overall. Lots of twists and turns villains and heroes magic and tech! However I’m usually bored and distracted when it comes to long battle chapters. But not in this book! Even more than the others in the series I was easily able to visualize the huge battle scenes! I closed my eyes and felt like I was part of the fight! I laughed when the characters joked together and cheered when they fought the villains!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-17

Enjoyable

I got the first book in this series on a daily deal and promptly had to get the following three. Since starting Audible listening to crime thrillers the daily deals have given me the taste of medieval fantasy. Good action good story line and great narration. Recommend.

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  • Reginald pelle
  • 05-29-15

Good!

A grand tale of fantasy, combined with love, death and honour. A worthy read! Very good!

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  • JGV
  • 03-08-18

if you enjoyed the first 3 you'll love this

A fitting end to the series, with some unpredictable twists. Miro and Amber are absurdly fortunate, even by the standards of the genre... The plot holds together pretty well throughout, with good character development. Really well produced audiobook, with great narration as expected.

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  • Alan Jiménez
  • 01-11-18

Not completely to my taste

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I see adventure books as a guilty pleasure of mine, and a certain amount of cheesiness is to be expected, but Jesus H. Christ!
I honestly seldom get anything at all out of love stories, so this is a matter of taste and level of tolerance, as ever.
But for me, I thought the love story in this particular work spoilt a good part of the enjoyment. It just nagged at me for some reason.

Would you recommend The Lore of the Evermen to your friends? Why or why not?

No. I would not tell anyone not to read it, but I would not recommend it either.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favourite?

This is a STUPID question for a book review!
How will anyone be able to decide whether or not to read this book by reading my answer to this totally off topic question?

I think Simon Vance is a great narrator, and I never hesitate to buy a book I'm interested in if he happens to be the narrator.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Also a stupid question for a book review!
How will anyone be able to decide whether or not to read this book by reading my answer to this totally off topic question?

Any additional comments?

I found the last two books in the series to be most... disturbingly cheesy. Not the whole books, but they have significant chunks of it.
The story was entertaining, so I will not count it a loss of my time. Like I said, I think the love stories were in my view annoying and pointless, and they might have spoilt a fair part of the story for me.

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  • Mez
  • 11-04-17

Fantastic end to the series.

This series certainly takes you on a journey. You learn to love the characters and hope throughout their story that they succeed. This books triggers every emotion and it doesn’t disappoint.
A thrilling end - battles, love, death, joy and heartache! An exhausting but brilliant conclusion!

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  • Tim Woods - AKA Leppold Butters Stotch
  • 10-27-17

read them

a good saga with a good ending, I can see this becoming a really good set of films.

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  • Y. Jones
  • 10-14-17

What a mirror, reflecting the human natures...

It's rather striking: when the common enemy of the human race is approaching, whose aim is to wipe out the whole human race, there are human beings BUSY plotting against their fellow men... This is far the best book of the whole series, I think.

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  • Angela
  • 09-16-17

Excellent finale

I thoroughly enjoyed the tale from start to finish and took as few breaks as possible to make it a seamless listen. The 'good' characters were likeable and the 'bad' ones were appropriately despicable with a good balance between war, intrigue and love.

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  • philip stonehouse
  • 03-21-17

Great books

I was not sure of these books when I first started book one but they got better and better really great listen

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  • C Hall
  • 11-25-16

very enjoyable

I have enjoyed listening to this series. So much so I have missed sleep just to catch that last exciting chapter!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-11-18

Loved It!

I was totally enthralled by the series and recommend it to anyone that enjoys a romantic drama

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-17

enjoyment

loved this series. recommend to all who read this genre. hope you enjoy as much as I have

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  • Tony Weaver
  • 08-03-17

Great Story


great story loved it. great narration. From the first book to the last. Would like to see anoth follow up series.

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  • Mrs Fay Desreaux
  • 09-15-16

The amazing Triology

These last four book have been just a delight it has been very hard waiting on the next book. The Narrator had made each character come to life. I very much recommend everybody to read this great Triology .

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  • jasno5000
  • 03-23-16

Excellent ending to an enjoyable series

A fantastic series of books, a truly epic fantasy and love story. Beautifully told and very good narration. The narration gave an excellent interpretation of the characters and kept me listening.