Khat soon discovers that the deadly politics of Charisat's upper tiers aren't the only danger. The relics the Warders want are the key to an Ancient magic of unknown power, and, as all the inhabitants of Charisat know, no one understands the Ancients' magic.
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By Fletter on 23-12-13
Sweet story great characters
Read this a long time ago and the audio is even better. Narrator does a great job.
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By Heather on 22-09-16
Weak storyline, annoying narration.
Another one of those books that people rate highly and I have no idea why. I suppose I always compare to other books like it and find it wanting. It really is the poor man's _____. This book is a combo dystopia/sci-fi/fantasy. If you want a fantasy/sci-fi mix, go for Prince of Thorns or if you need a female author The Fifth Season. If you want dystopia that is done better with created human improvement species, MaddAddam. Want the desert people aspect? Read Dune. The book was just really mediocre. I suppose if you like archaeology you might enjoy her obvious obsession with it, but given it's a made-up culture...not sure why you would read it. Also, it is a stand-alone book, so why bother slogging through the world-building? The dialogue was boring and, although there was a lot of action, it was one fight scene after another.
Right from the first word I didn't like the narration but I pushed through because of the high book ratings. I looked him up and it all became clear when I saw that he does voices for anime and cartoons. It just made an already weak book sound silly.
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