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Magistrate Wen Chang, famed for his investigative powers, and his young physician assistant, Kasimir, set out to recover Stonecutter and return the stolen Sword to its rightful owner, Prince Mark.

The Red Temple, Blue Temple and a gang of rebels, each for their own purposes, are intent on possessing the Sword.

A mysterious young girl, Natasha, enlisted by Kasimir as a spy, fascinates Kasimir, but can she be trusted? Listeners will need all their powers of ratiocination to unravel this adventure of the Sword of Siege.

Fantasy and mystery combine in a compelling story of the powerful sword that splits diamonds and hews mountains with equal ease.

©1984 Fred Saberhagen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Karen
  • Sarasota,FL. United States
  • 04-04-13

Captivating Redemption

Would you listen to The Third Book of Swords again? Why?

Yes, I probably would. This one was captivating form the first chapter, full of action and a lot of resolve from the first 2 books.

What other book might you compare The Third Book of Swords to and why?

Comparable to book 1 in the series for the action and interest it holds. Also I would compare it to Warbreaker for an amazing ride of a story and a very satisfying resolve

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

As with the first 2 books he was great. I still think some of the characters should have had a more powerful voice based on their personalities but overall his voice was very engulfing.

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

Swords of Fate

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Plot holes like Swiss cheese

the longer I listened the more this story went off the rails. Great characters and good story telling but some of the random unexplained plot twists border on ridiculous.

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All is at it was

The story had an unpredictable ending but I would of love to have more information on how the swords were made. I read the First triad and it gave me a glimpse to this series. However I expected more depth from the book of swords and did not get it.

Now on to read the next series of the Lost swords and finish the Triads other books.

All in all, I enjoyed the adventure and how I seem to be looking down into the story as if I was there.

Really love it.

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very good listen

excellent story and it seems to put you in the storyline the more you listen. well worth the price

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Good but not great

Good book but seemed very disconnected, as if it was several vignettes glued loosely together and not fully flushed out. Maybe it was a long series that ended prematurely, or simply a story meant to provoke thought. We'll written and worth the time, but not epic or life changing.

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A+

Terrific end game to the Swords trilogy. If you have this book you must have enjoyed the first 2. Same great characters and action.

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Mediocre ending to a poorly written series.

This book almost felt like a relief. Not because it was written better or because it was more consistent in naming the gods. No. It was a relief because now I can move on to books that are pleasant to read.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful