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Summary

The thrilling third instalment in the Millennium's Rule series by international number one best-selling fantasy phenomenon Trudi Canavan.

Five years have passed since the Rebels confronted the Raen. Five years in which the boy Rielle rescued, Qall, has grown up among the Travellers, with no memory of the life that was stolen from him. Five years of chaos barely contained by Baluka and the Restorers. Worlds are at war, some overrun by deadly machines, some drained of magic by power-hungry sorcerers.

As Qall comes of age, and Rielle and Tyen's hard-won peace is threatened, their loyalties are tested - and Qall's very existence is at stake. Because Dahli is still determined to restore Valhan to power, and he will stop at nothing to succeed.

Escape to a new world. Discover the magic of Trudi Canavan.

©2017 Trudi Canavan (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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I’d give the performances higher stars if they’re co-ordinated the pronunciation of characters names. There was one main character name that was said completely differently by each narrator , very frustrating. However as a Trudi fan I love these books and have enjoyed now listening to the audio versions of them.

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to much filler

quite a good story but it was trying to get somewhere and didn't happen quickly. there was to much repetition of what they were doing and going to do but not enough doing it and to much repetition of world machanics we have already learnt about. the story itself was very good in its twists and turns but there was only the slightest character development that was quite poor.

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very good

I really loved this.
only thing i disliked was that the two narrators disagreed with how to pronounce Qal. wi one saying qual, and the other coll. annoyed me slightly

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average background noise

Sadly this series is just not living up to earlier works.
it seems like a very good idea that is taking forever to get anywhere. The characters would best be described as constantly anxious and always second guessing, what if this, how about that.
Most annoyingly though is both readers pronouncing names differently. Not having read the book I don't know the spelling but the lady is pronouncing it qual/kwal and the guy is saying caul/call for the same character. how has this been overlooked??

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Another enthralling read from Trudi Canavan

Thanks for writing another spellbinding book. Thoroughly enjoyed it, can't wait to read Maker's Curse.

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Enjoyable story but annoying narration!

Really enjoyed book 3 of 4. However, the inconsistencies in narration were annoying. The male and female authors had different ideas on pronunciation of names and accents so it would have flowed better if that had been identified and rectified. Other than that an enjoyable story into many other worlds with likeable characters. Looking forward to book 4 now it is out.

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epic story, roll on the next book

I enjoyed listening to the whole trilogy on a whole, though can't really call it a trilogy as I heard a fourth is now under way, however this third story ties up the storyline so far & could be considered a fair conclusion if you weren't to listen or read the fourth. enjoyed the character arcs & the use of minor character stories that popped up to help create a world vision. great fantasy stuff!

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A wonderful book, brilliantly read

This series has really become a strong favourite of mine after some initial worries about it at the start of book one. The characters are varied and well developed. The reading from both is great and never jolts me out of the story.

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Great philosophy, slightly lacking emotion

A really interesting story which intricately explores deep questions of power, ethics, and mortality with remarkable skill. The only drawback is that it sometimes feels a little too cerebral, and the emotional impact we should feel is lost in the philosophical pondering.
Also, while the narrators are both perfectly competent, I do wish readers of the same book would have a discussion about the reading of fantasy names before recording...

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really enjoyable read/listen

I have read the previous 2 books in this series and all Trudi Canavan's previous books. it was quite different to listen to the audio book version of this book. I liked the way the 2 narrator's had different takes on what the characters sounded like and how certain words were pronounced.
The book itself was excellent and made my drive to and from work for the last 18 hours almost enjoyable (if sitting traffic could be enjoyable!)

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  • 11-10-17

Great continuation of the story

Though we wanted a long time for the release of this book it was well worth the wait.
It further expands the cultural and vibrant universe that we have come to know in the first two Books, as well as develop the characters we love.
(Even if you just want to slap a certain spy for constant lies)
Can not wait for book 4

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  • Cassie
  • 28-09-20

Absolutely Addictive

Thus is such a well written and thought out story, a must-read! Definitely check it out!

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  • george
  • 30-06-20

Why did book four disappear from audible

I enjoyed this series. A little to much mind reading. Focus on one life when worlds disappear.

Only started series again because book four showed up as new release. Listen to books again book Four not available .

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  • Savy Shopper
  • 17-09-19

Different and Good read!!

Good Character Development and plot twists! pacing is good and the narrator is great. switches well between characters!

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  • Jonathan & Meredith
  • 17-08-18

Strange pronunciation changes between readers.

I have read all of Trudi Canavan’s books and have really enjoyed The Millenium’s Rule books so far. They are a nice blend of fun fantasy fiction and moral lessons. This third book was no exception.

The only complaint I have is that the two readers pronounce the names of characters differently, making it quite difficult to fixture out exactly which characters they are referencing at certain times throughout the reading. It’s really confusing. You would think they would at least figure out the same pronunciation of names before reading the books!

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  • Vivian
  • 01-06-18

Narrators can’t agree on name pronunciation

It was great to be back in this world, with the continuation of this story. But annoyingly, the two narrators pronounced major characters’ names differently. Also, the story seemed hurried in some spots, and unnecessarily complicated in others. Overall, I am glad I listened.

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  • Shirley
  • 24-11-17

what??????

loved it. I enjoyed the main characters. I had a difficult time liking the character Quall. His character becomes so much more interesting though. good read. I like the series very much.

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  • MrAtoni
  • 23-10-17

Soso narrators, great story

This series just gets better and better for every book. If you liked the previous two, you are gonna love this one.
Sadly, the narrators pronounce names differently which takes you out of the story since Tyen and Rielle both meet the same characters and each other.

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  • Josh
  • 04-10-17

Absolutely Amazing

This "trilogy" has been a masterpiece. Definitely my favorite book series. I never want the intrigue and a venture to end!

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  • Cas Badenhorst
  • 27-09-17

Epic!

Had me from the first word to the last...cannot wait for the next one but I guess I will just have to...