Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
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  • 1
    The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1 | Brian Staveley

    The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

    Of the various new fantasy series, this is... fine

    I like the Emperor's Blades, but, given the many new epic fantasy series of the past few years, this isn't at the top of the list. It is clearly in th..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2014 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
  • 2
    The Providence of Fire | Brian Staveley

    The Providence of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4099)
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    Story
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    Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

    two of the blades are great, one is baffling

    Valen and cadan are interesting and have great development/struggles/strengths and weaknesses. Adera is painfully stupid. It was painful to listen to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2015 by Jeffery ()
  • 3
    The Last Mortal Bond: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3 | Brian Staveley

    The Last Mortal Bond: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (3316)
    Story
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    The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

    The Flight of the Dawn King

    Superb narration. The series began well, but I didn't enjoy book 3 very much, even though some scenes are wonderful, especially those involving the ke..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2016 by Skipper (California)
  • Skullsworn | Brian Staveley

    Skullsworn

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
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    Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer - she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial. The problem isn't the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again." Pyrre isn't sure she's ever been in love.

    Another amazing story by Brian Staveley

    I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Staveley's first trilogy and this book provides solid proof that his works are only going to get better and better. If you re..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 06 2017 by Ryan (Pittsburg,KS)