Avaryan Rising

6 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

The Hall of the Mountain King Publisher's Summary

The king's heir of Ianon is long lost, vanished into the south. Her father refuses to name his son heir in her place, though that son is a mighty warrior. Then one day a young wanderer arrives with news that both breaks and heals the king's heart: His heir is dead, but before she died, she gave birth to a son. That child, now grown, has come to take her place. But the king's son will not surrender his hope of kingship to a boy without a father, though he claims to be the son of a god.

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  • Book 1

    • The Hall of the Mountain King

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The king's heir of Ianon is long lost, vanished into the south. Her father refuses to name his son heir in her place, though that son is a mighty warrior. Then one day a young wanderer arrives with news that both breaks and heals the king's heart: His heir is dead, but before she died, she gave birth to a son. That child, now grown, has come to take her place. But the king's son will not surrender his hope of kingship to a boy without a father, though he claims to be the son of a god.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tarr's style elevates this standard epic fantasy

    • By Katherine on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Lady of Han-Gilen

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Elian of Han-Gilen is the pride and scandal of her father's princedom. She has out-ridden, out-hunted, and out-shot every suitor. Now comes one whom she could bring herself to love: No lesser man than the throne prince of the Golden Empire. But Elian swore an oath as a child to a foster brother who is now a warrior king. Consort to an imperial heir or squire at arms to a conqueror: Elian must choose, and in choosing, decide the fate of two empires.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great audio performance, boring story

    • By Katherine on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • A Fall of Princes

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Kidnapped, tortured, betrayed by his brothers whom he loved, the heir of the Golden Empire has lost everything but his life. His only hope is a chance encounter, a wandering priest from the Empire of the Sun. But the priest is more than he seems, and the prince is stronger than he knew; and war is coming. Two empires hang in the balance. Two emperors will fall, unless the prince and his unwelcome ally find a way to make peace. But peace comes at a price; and that price may be too high for either to pay.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So much drama!

    • By Katherine on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • Arrows of the Sun

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The war between the Golden Empire and the Empire of the Sun is over; the empires merged into one, and there is one emperor over them all: Estarion, heir to both royal houses. But Estarion will not accept half of his heritage, nor will the Golden Empire willingly accept him. The same forces that assassinated his father are arrayed against him, led by the last scion of an ancient imperial line--and he must stand against them and truly unite the empires or see all the great work of his ancestors reduced to rubble.

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Spear of Heaven

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The emperor Estarion's long reign has finally brought peace and even reconciliation to the two warring halves of his empire. But no sun lord can rest content in his triumph. Now Estarion and Vanyi, his master of mages, have the leisure to explore the rest of their wide world. Vanyi's Mage Guild has created a series of gates that can take a traveler halfway around their planet in only a few steps.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Tides of Darkness

    • Avaryan Resplendent, Book 3
    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A wild, spoiled princeling of the house of Han-Gilen, Indaros Karelios is handsome, arrogant, a seducer and tavern-crawler with little regard for the noble line that spawned him. But Daros is also a mage, unruly, untrained, and unbound by the constraints that block other workers of magic. Caught violating the mages' gravest prohibition, crossing through the forbidden gates between the worlds, Daros is brought to judgment before the Lady Merian, ruler of the Golden Empire, Mistress of the Gates, and heir of Avaryan.

    Regular price: $27.99