Akiri

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 405 ratings

Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal Publisher's Summary

Akiri is a blistering new heroic fantasy novel from the multiple award-winning international best sellers Brian D. Anderson and Steven Savile who have come together to create the first adrenalin-filled standalone novel in Akiri's tortured world.

Can one betrayal can save a kingdom? Will two destroy it?

Acharia is a nation at war. Ruled by the Sorcerer King, Zemel, who believes himself to be invincible. And with a weapon created in the pits of hell by the god of death he might well be. The ancient Scepter of Xarbaal harnesses a magic capable of shattering the very foundations of the world. But such power is borne at a cost. Those who dare test their will against its ancient evil are doomed to madness. Before the Sorcerer King can raze his entire kingdom to the ground, those closest to him risk everything by betraying him. They steal the scepter, hoping to release him from its insidious influence. But for Zemel there is no such salvation.

Driven to the edge of madness by a need for vengeance against those who have wronged him and a thirst for fire and death that no amount of war can slake, the Sorcerer King is willing to tear the world asunder to recover his lost treasure. Paranoia means that Zemel trusts no one, but there is enough of the old king left inside his mind to still respect one man: Akiri.

The Dul' Buhar are the deadliest of warriors, gifted extraordinary skills through the dark magic of their king, and Akiri is the greatest of them. His mind is as lethal as a steel trap, his blade twice as deadly. Born into a life of constant battle, he is unlike any man...which might just be his salvation. But if he succeeds on the mad king's quest, Akiri might well be the death of the world.

The Scepter of Xarbaal is a brand new pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat adventure in the spirit of the very best heroic fantasy of old, a must-listen for fans of R. E. Howard's Conan, Joe Abercrombie's Blade Itself, and David Gemmell's Legend. With its fusion of classic heroic fantasy and modern grit, Akiri is sure to leave listeners gasping for more.

©2016 Brian D. Anderson and Steven Savile (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal

    • By: Brian D. Anderson, Steven Savile
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Akiri is a blistering new heroic fantasy novel from the multiple award-winning international best sellers Brian D. Anderson and Steven Savile who have come together to create the first adrenalin-filled standalone novel in Akiri's tortured world. Can one betrayal can save a kingdom? Will two destroy it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buy this story!!!

    • By wlantz on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Sands of Darkness

    • By: Brian D. Anderson, Steven Savile
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    In the kingdom of Yagash, an ancient evil has spread over the land like a plague. The Cult of Hajazar, at the command of its dark leader, is seizing the innocent for their blood sacrifices. Now they have set their sights on a young lord whom Akiri has vowed to protect. But there is more at stake than the life of one child. Should Akiri fail, it will herald the return of the old gods...and the end of the world. Akiri will face an enemy of such colossal power and cunning that the heart of the fiercest warrior will be tested to the full.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Akiri - A Hero in Denial

    • By Sailfish on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Dragonbane

    • By: Brian D. Anderson, Steven Savile
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The land is in the grip of a brutal winter when a desperate cry for help from one of his former sword brothers draws Akiri and Kyra up into the mountains beyond Erdogan Pass. But they are too late. Met on the way by his friend's son, they arrive to find the village ablaze and his sword brother, Cammeric, his wife and daughter slain, leaving the boy an orphan. The fell beast that murdered his family is no mere man - it is the rotten husk of a warrior brought back from the grave and will stop at nothing to fulfill its master's bidding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Ending To The Trilogy

    • By Sailfish on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95