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The White Lich has conquered Tanar Atain.

Soon, he means to take the entire world. Dante suspects his next target will be Bressel, where the Tanarians have established their court in exile. The only chance to stop the lich will be to forge a fragile alliance between the bitter enemies of three different lands: Tanar Atain, Mallon, and Narashtovik.

The city stands on the brink of rebellion. Yet even if Dante, Blays, and Gladdic can unite it, they still might not have the strength to stand against the army of the lich.

One last hope may stop the coming destruction: the legendary Spear of Stars. But the weapon was lost long ago. To find it again, they may have to travel further than they've ever known.

©2018 Edward W. Robertson (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Another Galand hit!

Sad to say, but this was my least favorite of the series thus far, but, I still gave it 5 stars. Why? Because I still loved it! I mean, it's Dante and Blays and I could read a book about their mundane, everyday life and still be entertained.

<< POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD>>

The reason the book is my least favorite is that the storyline is centered around battling the Lich and saving Bressel, but has very little to do with the actual title of the book; The Spear of Stars. Maybe the title -Battle of Bressel, or -The Lich War would have been more fitting. With that said, however, the book is stocked full of epic battle scenes, the familiar banter between our favorite characters, Nethermancers, Ethermancers, new allies, and new enemies, and everything else that Edward Robertson's world has compelled us to love.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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audible has mixed this up

the beginning of the audio is the midpoint of the book. the beginning is at the audio halfway point

19 of 24 people found this review helpful

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Book out of order

I really like this series but this books technical difficulties made me very upset. Instead of starting at the beginning of the book I was thrown into the middle and kept listening thinking it was a time jump from the last book, but when the book ended and started back up from where the previous book left off I just turned off the recording. Thanks for wasting my time audible

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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WTF!!!

Apparently audible somehow downloaded the book out of order. I just got to chapter 15 only to discover that I had just listened to the entire second half of the book (which downloaded and played as chapters 1-14) and Chapter 15 is now starting off with the entire first half of the book. Ridiculous!!!!!!

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Stretching... time for an end

I liked the first books from this series since each one was in itself complete. I get that having a big bad may take longer. This, however, has gotten to be ridiculous. Please only have one more book and be done. This and the last story were easily forgettable as it felt like fluff. nothing worth holding onto. Even as a character dies I feel no sorrow for them.

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More, more, more please!

The dynamic between Blaze and Dante is amazing! I can't wait for the next exciting installments in the cycle of galand!

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This one was good.

So, these books are starting to get better again. The spear of light was a great and solid addition, while there is some dumbing down of Dante, it wasnt as severe as the Silver Theif book. The Spear of Light has been my favourite in the series and I'm eagerly waiting for the next entry.

Definitely worth the credit.

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The chapters are out of order!

The book starts halfway through the book and then runs to the end and then start from chapter 1. WTH!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Unexpected progression with twists, mystery, humor

The Spear of Stars delivered exactly what I was looking forward to. I've listened to and/or read each one of the stories in this universe, from the Cycle of Arawn through the Cycle of Galand series. This volume featured more action than normal, but still managed a good tension cycle and was packed with plot rather than filler (unlike some stories... you know who you are ;)). There were mysteries to be uncovered, a large threat to manage, periods of hope in the struggle followed by setbacks. Overall, a very satisfying experience, like the other books in the series.

For potential listeners who are wondering what they are getting into, this is a swords and sorcery series that follows the life of Dante Galand and his childhood friend Blays Buckler through a variety of challenges, including those of self-discovery. The author builds and presents his characters pretty well, and while Blays and Dante share some mannerisms and speech, they grew up in a similar area and have spent much of their lives together. The focus of the stories is generally on presented external problems that usually involve mystery and clever solutions, and often grand adventure. There is some macabre humor, as Dante and Blays generally have to use whatever tools they have at hand to deal with a situation, and the solution isn't always nice and clean. Or... is hardly ever nice and clean really. So, expect lots of battles and blood and gore, but balanced by not being unnecessarily gruesome in description thus leaving you to stay in your immersion zone. Romance and sexual themes are general in nature and aren't usually focused greatly upon in the Cycle series, and are basically nonexistent in this leg of the story.

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Love the Series, but Not Enough Plot in this Book

I have listened to all of the Cycle of Arawn and Cycle of Galand books and enjoyed them all. Most of this book, unfortunately (for me) was consumed by one battle, with very little story-building until the last 2 hours. I still anxiously await book 6, hoping to tie up some of the loose ends and get back to the clever writing and witty characters I have come to enjoy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-20-18

2 halves of a book

The book was ruined by the download audible started half way through the book so the second half was a anticlimax Story was great but download was crap

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  • Mr. Alexander J. Day
  • 12-08-18

a return to brilliance.

I did not enjoy the previous book to this but have loved the series. whatever failings the last one had have been more than made up for in this book.

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  • Chris G.
  • 12-05-18

Another true belter.

What can I say . I continue to love this series . I can't wait to start book six.

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  • Dr KJ Cross
  • 12-04-18

Feels like a filler

I have loved the earlier books in this series, reading most of them when I was seriously ill in hospital last year. As a result, the characters are very close to me and I thoroughly looked forward to the next instalment (this book). Sadly, this book left me lacking, and felt like nothing more than a filler until the next instalment - money making opportunity? The title doesn't even relate to the story! Not his finest work, well worth a read still.

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  • Katherine Fulcher
  • 12-02-18

Mainly just fighting

I loved the other books in this series, but I had a hard time with this one. It seems like 80% of the book is description of some fight or other. Don't get me wrong, each was really well described, full of brilliant detail. But I personally find battle scenes pretty boring, so this wasn't the book for me. Will still definitely read the next one though!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-02-18

hurry up and complete the next book! please!!!!

wow.. really breathtakingly delightful at every turn. Can someone make a time machine so I can listen to the next in this awesome series?!

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  • S. osborne
  • 11-22-18

Another fun romp

I love this Series my only sadness is I got through it too fast! Brilliant performance by Tim again too!

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  • p j veal
  • 11-22-18

Awesome as always

I always look forward to Edward Robertson books and this was no disappointment brilliant story and amazing narration by Tim Gerard Reynolds.

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  • 11-15-18

Frustrating and unrewarding installment

Without spoilers it's hard to explain my frustration with the story in this book.

So I will simply say it's the most slow paced drawn out book yet in the series and full of failure. I found it a little depressing and joyless read.

There's still something there that I like but I feel that this book and the last could have been cut down and merged together.

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  • 11-14-18

Still a guilty pleasure

I’ve really enjoyed the books by Robertson. To be fair the storyline’s are becoming somewhat predictable as is the humour. I can almost state Blays lines before he does.

The white lich is becoming a bit of a flogged dead horse as an enemy and sadly that is killing off my interest. Much the same as the previous series.

That said it’s still good fun, Tim is a great narrator and there seems so little new content on audible at the moment that I’ll keep going.

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  • Staas
  • 11-03-18

incredible

loved it. gripping story, leaves you guessing constantly and so jam packed full of action

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-18

Fix the chapter order!

This review is purely technical. My chapter order is all out of wack! it starts with chapter 17. The actual chapter 1 starts at what the app says is 15. I just started it so we'll see if we actually have the full book albeit out of order.