Cycle of Fire

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 334 ratings

Stormwarden Publisher's Summary

For the first time in audio, the Cycle of Fire Trilogy, a stout and epic tale mixing sci-fi and fantasy by acclaimed author Janny Wurts. This classic fantasy trilogy follows three young people struggling to free the Stormwarden, the last of the elemental power-wielding Vaere sorcerers, so that he can battle the humanity-threatening demonkind.

Far in the future, a human-crewed starship crashes on a distant planet, carrying alien POWs taken to help discover the secrets of a deadly foe, the group mind known as the Gierj. In time, the humans revert to a feudal society, the aliens are seen as "demons", and the starship's computer survives as a "magical" entity known as the Vaere.

In Book 1, Stormwarden, Auskiere, wizard of wind and water, binds the Mharg-demons with the aid of Ivan, master of fire and earth. But at the moment of his greatest peril, Ivan is betrayed and he swears a terrible oath against his betrayer - an oath so powerful that it begins a relentless "cycle of fire".

Janny Wurts is the author of several fantasy series, including the internationally best-selling Empire trilogy, written in collaboration with Raymond E. Feist. She paints all her own covers, depicting her vision of characters and setting. She is also an expert horsewoman, sailor, musician, and archer.

©1984 Janny Wurts (P)2010 Audible Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Stormwarden

    • Book 1 of the Cycle of Fire
    • By: Janny Wurts
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81

    For the first time in audio, the Cycle of Fire Trilogy, a stout and epic tale mixing sci-fi and fantasy by acclaimed author Janny Wurts. This classic fantasy trilogy follows three young people struggling to free the Stormwarden, the last of the elemental power-wielding Vaere sorcerers, so that he can battle the humanity-threatening demonkind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a great time to be an audiobook reader!

    • By Katherine on 10-01-10

    Regular price: $19.18

  • Book 2

    • Keeper of the Keys

    • Book 2 of the Cycle of Fire
    • By: Janny Wurts
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    For the first time in audio, the Cycle of Fire Trilogy, a stout and epic tale mixing sci-fi and fantasy, by acclaimed author Janny Wurts.

    In Book 2, Keeper of the Keys, Ivainson Jaric, Keeper of the Keys, heir of the Firelord, is being hunted down by the Accursed. His blood gifts him with raw power but not enough to overcome the evil forces....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Middle book" of a creative series

    • By Katherine on 11-23-10

    Regular price: $18.58

  • Book 3

    • Shadowfane

    • Book 3 of the Cycle of Fire
    • By: Janny Wurts
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    For the first time in audio, the Cycle of Fire Trilogy, a stout and epic tale mixing Sci Fi and Fantasy by acclaimed author Janny Wurts. Book 3 Shadowfane:The concluding novel in the "Cycle of Fire" fantasy trilogy. Jaric inherits his father's powers, and as he struggles to successfully assume them, mankind's enemies are growing strong.Janny Wurts is the author of several fantasy series, and the internationally best selling Empire trilogy written in collaboration with Raymond E. Feist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Themes which I appreciate in fantasy literature

    • By Katherine on 12-30-10

    Regular price: $18.58