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The Wheel of Osheim

Red Queen's War, Book 3
Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
Series: Red Queen's War, Book 3
Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From the critically acclaimed author of Prince of Fools comes the third volume of the brilliant new epic fantasy series The Red Queen's War.

All the horrors of hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued.

For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki's Key is all that matters. Loki's creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jal's fortune back in the living world. Jal plans to return to the three Ws that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering.

Fate, however, has other larger plans....

The Wheel of Osheim is turning ever faster, and it will crack the world unless it's stopped. When the end of all things looms and there's nowhere to run, even the worst coward must find new answers. Jal and Snorri face many dangers - from the corpse hordes of the Dead King to the many mirrors of the Lady Blue - but in the end, fast or slow, the Wheel of Osheim will exert its power. In the end it's win or die.

©2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; 2016 Mark Lawrence

Critic Reviews

"There are special rewards in store here for readers of the Broken Empire series. Highly recommended." (Robin Hobb)
"Mark Lawrence is the best thing to happen to fantasy in recent years." (Peter V. Brett)
"Marks an unbroken and steady ascent to the top of my favourite-fantasy pile. Lawrence gets better with each book he writes." (Myke Cole)
"Reminds me of when I first discovered Gemmell and Hobb and I can't wait for the next instalment." (David Chadwick)
"The brisk adventure and black magic will leave readers eager for the next chapter in the series." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Lawrence improves with every book he writes and if he keeps on like this, we may have to turn the ratings system up to eleven. Magnificent, and highly recommended." ( Starburst Magazine)
"Mark Lawrence should be commended on another excellent book of The Red Queen's War trilogy that gives enough information to make the reader want more." ( Impulse Gamer)
"The dialogue is a humorous, frightening lullaby that flawlessly depicts this dark, disturbing universe and its meticulously constructed characters, both friends and fiends." ( RT Book Reviews)

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Good conclusion

Good conclusion to the series. Really liked the growth of Jalan as a character. The pace of the story is somewhat faster than in the previous books but it works nicely to fit in more action. Great performance by Sean Ohlendorf - he has a magnificent variety of voices and accents

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Loved it!

This was an excellent and fitting end to the series. Yet again Mark weaves a magical mix of humor, action and suspense. It definitely doesn't disappoint.

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solid conclusion

Great series and tied in nicely with the Broken Empire trilogy. I'll definitely be doing a reread of the entire series soon.

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  • Debbie Mullen
  • 06-05-16

Mark Lawerence master at writing

Sean Ohlendorf master of telling .Absolutely loved the whole series. Well written well spoken

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  • Amo
  • 07-29-19

What a series and narrator

Love Mark Lawrence’s and have just finished the third Red Queen book. A fabulous story but Sean Ohlendorf has got to be the best narrator out there, and I don’t say that lightly. He repertoire is vast and every single character is so distinct from any other you could swear there is more than one narrator. Hurry up and read some more Sean!

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  • H. L. Nicholls
  • 07-18-19

stunning

absolutely stunning. Sean brought the characters to life. beautifully read and beautifully written, Mark Lawrence has outdone himself again.

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  • Ms.Strange
  • 11-27-18

Amazing

An amazing, gripping tale with a very enlightening insight into human nature. Last book of three equally good listens, well narrated and highly recommended.

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  • richard
  • 10-16-18

fantastic read

full of fantasy with a cowardly twist. my fav book from Mark lawrence so far

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  • Shirl
  • 08-31-18

excellent end to an excellent tale.

a great final book in the trilogy. great narration great characters. great tale. lookong forward to further broken empire tales in the future

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  • iain
  • 08-11-18

Brilliant story excellently read

The narration of this book really brings the story to life. It whips along at an exciting pace with horrible things happening to the heroes. Well worth a credit!!

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  • Bobby Bawbaggins
  • 07-29-18

Very Enjoyable

A wonderfully entertaining end to the second series of (audio) books set in the broken empire. I think if you listened to the first two there's no way you can't finish with this.

It's as enjoyable, funny and exciting as the previous books and has a rather fitting end. There's even more world building and a lot more details of the past that are revealed which I particularly like.

I really enjoyed Sean Ohlendorfs performance throughout, he really brought the characters to life. Really enjoyed the whole thing

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  • smallblackflowers
  • 04-08-18

A great story really well read


I have enjoyed the narration and characterisation given by this audio book so very much.

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  • Tara
  • 08-12-17

Absolutely superb

Fantastic story, deep engaging characters, incredible plot twists and the narrator is an absolute legend

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  • Lauren VS
  • 09-18-16

Awesome book.

Great final book in the Red Queen's War Trilogy.
Sean Olendorf is a fantastic narrator for Jalan. Excellent to listen to.

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  • anton
  • 08-02-16

amazing

One of the best dark fantasy novels I have purchased. If your liked game of thrones or joe abercrombie the blade itself you will definately love this!

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  • al
  • 01-08-19

A masterpiece

What a series, imaginative, frustrating, funny but totally gripping this was the best series of books I’ve read/listened to in a very long time.
Do yourself a favour and sink into this rich and colourful world, you won’t regret it!