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"The Emperor's Sword is a wildly entertaining adventure of overlapping worlds and titanic clashes between fundamentals of good and evil. Klavan's world-building is both amazing and all too plausible." - Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and House on Fire

"Part swashbuckler, part fantasy, part Romance (in the old sense), part comedy, and part acidulous commentary on The Way We Live Now, The Emperor’s Sword brings Andrew Klavan’s trilogy to a resounding conclusion. I guarantee this: you won’t be bored." - John Wilson, aka “The Man Who Reads Books”

Having survived the Nightmare Feast, Austin Lively is living the dream. He has returned to Hollywood and his movie career is in full swing. His new script, Another Kingdom, has been unexpectedly purchased by a top producer at an enormous price. Beautiful women flock to his bed, movie stars court his attention, and the powers-that-be are predicting stardom. His only problems: a recurring vision of a magical landscape he can’t quite remember, and a giant mouse who seems to be following him - a giant mouse with a woman’s face. After his beloved Jane Janeway is accused of murder, Austin begins to realize that this dream he’s living is a nightmare in disguise. He is caught in the coils of a terrible magic, and the only way he can save his soul is to give up his success, re-enter the Eleven Lands, and find the Emperor Anastasius so he can restore Queen Elinda to her throne. But when he arrives at the emperor’s encampment, he is shocked to find Anastasius dead. With a weird hitman on his trail in Los Angeles, he must break Jane out of prison before a murder plot takes her life. In the Eleven Lands, he must follow the Emperor into hell itself where he will face the most shocking revelation of all.

©2021 Amalgamated Metaphor. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Loved the series

I absolutely loved this series. I thought Michael Knowles as narrator was an excellent choice. The first two books were exciting and made me feel as though I was really in between two worlds. The third definitely brings its own world into the mix. It was almost as if I was seeing parallels between the world we live in and the afterlife. I’m sure there was a deeper meaning that I didn’t fully catch. But it was completely entertaining and I am going to have to listen again. I’m not usually a fan of fantasy books, I’m more of a mystery/thriller listener. But this one pulls in so many genres and undertones of faith that it is a wildly entertaining set of books. Highly recommend!

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Amazing Conclusion

Andrew Klavan is so brilliant at drawing the reader into the crazy worlds and virtuous characters of this series. I especially love the narrator's fantastic ability to adapt his voice to fit so many good and evil people.
I urge everyone who wants to escape for a break from life's troubles and woes, Read this series!!!

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An excellent end to an excellent story.

From one kingdom to another; let wisdom reign, and may each man go his way.

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Exciting and Super Poingent for Our Times

This book was such a joy to consume. It gives hope to the reader. Austin keeps getting into desparate situations, but somehow has hope and keeps fighting and truth wins out. My favorite line in this book was a quote that Maude told Austin, " Despair is an illusion. The battle is already won." I think it was that. Since it is audio, I can't remember it exactly. But anyway, this book gives the reader hope as well. When the world looks like everyone has a slug like demon sucking on their neck and good can never win, somehow, "Wisdom will reign." The Good has already won the war, even when it doesn't look like it during the battle.

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An Excellent Morality Story

An enthralling story that helps guide the hero in all of us. Our lives are filled with seemingly insurmountable and sometimes horrible obstacles. A thinly veiled Christian allegory that is both entertaining and inspiring. Serving good is very difficult. Serving evil is easy.

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Beautiful Story

The meaning of this series will sit with me for a very long time. As a Christian this might mean more to me then most but it shows in a understandable way the two realms that connect our world and the spirit and does so beautifully! It also is an encouraging story of how the battle is already won! All we must do is Let Wisdom Reign and Each Man Go His Way!!

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Unexpected turns. Great story telling.

A great conclusion to a fantasy multi-verse thriller. It touches close to home and makes you really think about reality and imagination.

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Love it!

This was such a fun trilogy. Creative and exciting - the adventure of a litrpg without the annoying stats. The narration was perfect!

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A good end

A good end to a great trilogy! 👍 😌 👌 🙌 ☺ 😊 👍😌 🤓

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Wow!

Loved this title and all of the books leading up to it. There was never a better story of a man growing out of his childish ways to rise to the need around him!