The House of Shattered Wings : Dominion of the Fallen

  • by Aliette de Bodard
  • Narrated by Peter Kenny
  • Series: Dominion of the Fallen
  • 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paris in the aftermath of the Great Magicians War. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black, thick with ashes and rubble.
Yet life continues among the wreckage. The citizens retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France's once grand capital.
House Silverspires, previously the leader of those power games, now lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls.
Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen, an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction, and a resentful young man wielding spells from the Far East. They may be Silverspires' salvation or the architects of its last, irreversible fall....

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Most Helpful

Bloody great!

Lovely world building, a murder mystery that rattles along and a satisfying if bittersweet ending.

Narration was good and understandable at X1.5 playback speed.
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- R. Maines

Enjoyable Series

The premise is great, as are the characters & setting, but some of the internal monologue is ordinary in comparison... most annoying of all is the fact the tension - as enjoyable & necessary as it is - is based upon a series of easily forgiven misunderstandings that could be avoided or remedied quote simply.
All that said, we'll worth a read / listen.
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- Philip M O'Connor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2015
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group