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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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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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Wonderful Series

Story told so very well that I felt as if the characters were my close friends!! Felt rather sad when the series came to the end!!!

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great

the story was just as good as the other 2 a very well written book. I know I will be listening to this story again.

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Fun, but predictable.

The ending even seemed a bit abrupt, but, nonetheless, I did enjoy it. when everyone is killed off with several chapters remaining, the shock factor is pretty low when they all live happily ever after.

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great series

The Evermen series full of complex but understandable characters. Vocal performance is excellent. 'EM' should be on the big screen.

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Great Series

This is my favorite type of book. This epic series that takes you around the world. What a wonderful way to spend my driving time.

The narration is great. The story is so action packed. Great fun.

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An OK story..

I stayed with the series because I was curious enough that I wanted to know what happened with the characters, but this just never struck me as a brilliant story. Yes, there was plenty of action, but I guess that I'm just not that into reading about battle after battle. I prefer deeper connection with the characters, and IMHO, none of them really leapt off the pages.

The magic system also seemed all over the place, on the one hand Ella and others use"Essence" to make and power technologically advanced inventions; on the other hand the enchanters resort to wand magic (powered by essence - but it still felt like a forced connection between arcane magic and advanced technology). Between the contraptions, the undead, the necromancers, the wands, and the superhuman beings, it just seemed like this story has everything thrown in but the kitchen sink. The first books had promise, but I'm not a fan of how the story became cluttered with the above mentioned things by the end of the series.

Overall, somewhat entertaining, but not a story that will stick with me, nor one that I would want to read again - and to me, those things are essential to a great story.

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A reasonable listen

I struggled a bit with this series... I felt like the potential was there for an epic tale but things weren't quite meeting my expectations. There were numerous potential themes introduced that left me wanting to hear more but that were never fully expanded on and at times I felt like I was forcing myself to listen just to hear the conclusion of the tale. Overall the Evermen Saga didn't leave me satisfied but it did keep me interested enough to push to the end. The exceptional narration by Simon Vance helped keep me engaged even if my interest was waning. Worth a shot if you've found the previous 3 books interesting and would like to hear the conclusion of this tale.

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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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  • 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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  • Kadnezia
  • 07-11-16

good

I was hooked into the last 2 books as the story came to an end I was heart broken that there was no more as it seemed that the story had more to enfold for the empore and the entrantarance

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  • Sean
  • 04-11-16

epic work.

I loved these books,the scope,the plots,the characters performed brilliantly by Simon Vance,loved them one and all.

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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.