The Chronicles of Lumineia Omnibus: Books 1-3 : The Chronicles of Lumineia

  • by Ben Hale
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: The Chronicles of Lumineia
  • 34 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Elseerian, book one: The assassination of heroes was once a warning...for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. Nations were slaughtered, cities were erased from existence, and defending armies were crushed into oblivion. With hundreds of thousands dead, the races stood on the verge of extinction. But the end did not come. Instead the black horde vanished, leaving terrified survivors in its wake. As the centuries passed, the holocaust faded into myth and legend. With the tale forgotten, the renewed signs go unheeded. Only a supreme warrior can stave off the inevitable, a warrior named Elseerian. For the killings have already begun....
The Gathering, book two: Born of darkness, the ultimate army has been unleashed. The only hope lies in destroying the source - before all life is extinguished. Fate has chosen Elseerian for the impossible feat, but as he embarks on the harrowing journey the invasion must be delayed. With time as their only weapon against extinction, the elves issue a desperate call...for every race to ally. Facing annihilation, many will realize that survival lies in unity, courage sleeps in ordinary citizens, and average people can turn the tide of war. The Gathering has begun.
Seven Days, book three: Forced to ally, the world has gathered against the endless night. Numbering over a million souls, they are the survivors of nations. They have armed themselves with weapons and magic and defend the strongest fortress ever built. Led by a supreme strategic mind, the races have organized into battalions, designed unique tactics, and fortified their position beyond any conceivable need. But now their foe is at their gates, and to a man they cling to the same hope - to survive until Elseerian can defeat the source. The best they can last is Seven Days....

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Customer Reviews

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Intriguing, Inspiring, Edgy, Mesmerising

A great storyline with such a believable array of characters and worlds/lands. The storyline for each important character and the various important events is well developed. There's a lot of action, mystery and some romance. The thing I enjoyed most though was the strategic planning and the details of the strategic elements of the main battle - even though this is something most females would not find interesting, it is this aspect of the book that is most intriguing and intellectually stimulating. None of the heroes nor heroines in this story go unscathed and their characters and strengths are stretched and tested beyond unfathomable limits that leaves the reader in a cyclical array of intense emotions. The story may have been slow and dragging in a few places but such can be taken as a respite following or before heart-wrenching action. I like it most that you get to buy and read the trilogy at once, as an omnibus. I wish most SciFi books provided this option!
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- Lulu

Should have been rated age 15 and under

What disappointed you about The Chronicles of Lumineia Omnibus: Books 1-3?

After reading the synopsis and listening to the sample, I was expecting an exciting, fast paced and gritty action novel. What I got was a slow and tedious teenagers fantasy. The characters are totally unbelievable and lack any depth whatsoever. The story is very slow and predictable, leaving me totally uninterested in what might happen next.
Part of the problem springs from the fact that the main characters are, to my understanding, meant to be adults having trained for many years to become martial masters however they talk like young children. This isn't helped by the narrator reading the leading characters parts like he was reading a nursery rhyme. I'm not sure these trained warriors would be talking in baby voices!


Has The Chronicles of Lumineia Omnibus: Books 1-3 put you off other books in this genre?

No, not really. I just need to find a well written one.


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

No


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No.
I should also explain that I gave up listening after chapter 16 out of over 100.
Life is just too short and thank God for Audibles refund guarantee.


Any additional comments?

Really, don't waste your money or credits.

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- Nicholas McColgan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-05-2015
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing