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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Surprising Ending

Trying my best to not put spoilers in.

The first book was good. The main two male characters were interesting. One a badass, the other a unpredictable. The female boring and felt very pointless. In general, a great storyline and told very well.

Then the second book brought the boring female character into herself. Helping the reader understand why she was in the first. Making the 'badass' brother annoying and the munk more intriguing.

And the third book finished the whole story amazingly. All three characters, plus a new one added too a forever growing story that became more and more intense. The author showed a skill few can.
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- Fordy136

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 "Oh my god....is that the time?"

Book Details

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