The Last Mortal Bond : Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

  • by Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
  • 29 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The trilogy that began with The Emperor's Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion as war engulfs the Annurian Empire in Brian Staveley's The Last Mortal Bond
The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.
But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all - Valyn, Adare, and Kaden - come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future.


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Customer Reviews

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Never reached the excitement of the first book

I thought, like many trilogies that the 2nd book would be the"filler", but the feeling I had about this was that it was mainly filler as well.

Although beautifully written at points with fantastic description of character and scenery, it lacked the snappy, pacey plot that made the first book so good

I love books involving magic. and I don't even mind some involvement of gods, but much like David Dalgleish's books about Ashur and Karak, it starts to lose something when gods become directly involved.

I re-listened to the first two books before listening to this one and what the second 2 lacked was the humour of the first one. There is a deliberate distinction in the 3 main protagonists in the writing style, language and pace of plot and it suits the first book. in the second, it loses this and by the third, the urgency of the first book is lost in a long, sprawling, convoluted plot

worth a credit but nothing like as good as the first of the trilogy
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- Robin300378

Much less compelling than its predecessors

Unfortunately the conclusion to what could have been this decade's best epic fantasy trilogy disappoints in almost every regard. Overlong and hugely repetitive it lacks the urgency and suspense that made the first two books so great and meanders along in an almost shockingly uninspired fashion. Would have needed a much better editor than it had. One can only hope that Mr. Staveley will rebound with his next series.
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- Kettenleser

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-03-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio