The Sapphire Rose : The Elenium

  • by David Eddings
  • Narrated by Greg Abby
  • Series: The Elenium
  • 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Finally, the knight Sparhawk had come to possess Bhelliom, legendary jewel of magic that alone could save Queen Ehlana from the deadly poison that had felled her father. Sparhawk and Sephrenia, ageless instructor in Styric magics, made haste to free Ehlana from the crystalline cocoon that had preserved her life while they desperately sought a cure.But Bhellion carried dangers of its own. Once the stone came into his hands, Sparhawk found himself stalked by a dark, lurking menace. Whether the foul Zemoch god Azash was behind this threat, or some other enemy, even Sephrenia could not say - only that the sapphire rose held powers too dangerous for any mortal to bear.Restoring Queen Ehlana would only be the beginning of Sparhawk's mission. With the aid of four stalwart knights, one from each Militant Order, he must thwart Ehlana's poisoner, the Primate Annias, in his plot to assume the throne of the Church. For, as Archprelate, Annias would serve his secret master, Azash, and deliver up to the dread god the one thing Azash thirsted for - Bhelliom itself!

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What the Critics Say

"Eddings should satisfy his many fans with the final volume of his Elenium fantasy trilogy, an adroit mixture of the exalted and the mundane." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Greg; punctuation!

Mr Abby, the purpose of punctuation in a story, is to pace the narrative to the scene the author is creating. Your ignoring of punctuation makes the story jarring and uncomfortable. Also, expressing appropriate emotion might be worth considering. Just a thought.
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- Chiaracuddle

The jewel in the crown of the Elenium trilogy

The book offers a level of perfection in story telling seldom seen, which centres on excellent pacing with realistic characters and realised world.
One achievement it almost accomplishes is the lack of use of cliches this is not the typical journey story. I say almost because there is an unnecessary one near the end but that's it's only blemish.
The real secret to a great story is it's ability to get the reader to emphasise with characters to feel real raw emotions and this book does that in spades.
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- Ian Warrender

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-07-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios