House War

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 931 ratings

The Hidden City Publisher's Summary

At last, the story fantasy fans have been waiting for!

The incredible story that fans of The Sun Sword series have been waiting to listen to - the battle for control of House Terafin.

Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess - Jay to her friends - meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity in search of artifacts and treasure. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath’s home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums: The demons that once nearly destroyed the Essalieyan Empire are stirring again, and soon Rath and Jay will find themselves targets of these deadly and ruthless beings.

©2007 Michelle Sagara (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Hidden City

    • The House War, Book 1
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 233

    Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess - Jay to her friends - meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity in search of artifacts and treasure. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath’s home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An unexpected gem.

    • By Richard on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 2

    • City of Night

    • The House War, Book 2
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    Times are truly desperate within Averalaan's hundred holdings, and Jewel MArkess and her den are finding it hard to survive. Then suddenly their mentor, Rath, orders them to avoid the ancient Undercity beneath Averlaan's streets, cutting them off from their main source of income. Yet Rath himself refuses to heed the warnings of Jewel's seer dreams. Instead, he allies with the mages of the Order of Knowledge in a secret war against demonic foes, knowing he'll be targeted for death - or worse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By TheKtribe on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 3

    • House Name

    • The House War, Book 3
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 30 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Once, Jewel was an orphan, struggling to survive in the slums of the realm until she was rescued by Rath and sent to live at House Terafin - the most powerful of the ruling Houses in the Essalieyan Empire. But as Jewel finds her place within the House, she becomes crucial to the Empire's survival in the demonic war that's about to begin....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy continuation of the series

    • By richard on 09-27-13

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 4

    • Skirmish

    • The House War, Book 4
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    At long last, Jewel is preparing to announce her candidacy to become the next Terafin and claim the House Seat. But it is a decision that has her targeted by demons who will stop at nothing to destroy Jewel and her allies as the House War begins....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insert Sun Sword Series here....

    • By Susan on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 5

    • Battle

    • The House War, Book 5
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 33 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    The weeks since Jewel Markess ATerafin has been acclaimed ruler of her House have not been peaceful; four assassination attempts have been made on her life, and one of the most important members of her House Council has been forced to retire, leaving a seat empty at a time when she requires trusted allies. The war in the distant South has ended; the armies, victorious, have returned to Averalaan. During the victory parade of the Kings' armies, the fifth assassination attempt occurs - in full view of the Ten, the Kings, and thousands of spectators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic addition to a great series

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-30-13
    • The House War, Book 5
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 33 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 6

    • Oracle

    • The House War, Book 6
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 33 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Beneath the streets of Averalaan, capital city of the Essalieyan Empire, lie the three Princes of the firstborn, doomed to sleep until the end of days. When gods walked the world, they feared the Sleepers. They fear them even now. If the Sleepers wake, the city will not survive - and the Sleepers are waking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW WHAT A WOMEN !!!

    • By krop on 09-04-15
    • The House War, Book 6
    • By: Michelle West
    • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
    • Length: 33 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 06-23-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95