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  • The Devil You Know

  • A Brimstone Angels Novel
  • By: Erin M. Evans
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

In the long-awaited finale of her riveting Brimstone Angels series, Erin M. Evans thrusts her signature character, Farideh, into an epic battle of good versus evil, rife with deception and intrigue, where the question is as much who is evil as how they can be defeated. The stakes have never been higher, and the fallout will shake the Hells and, through them, the Forgotten Realms.

Before Farideh took a devil's pact, before she was Chosen by the god-king of the Hells, before any of this started, there was Bryseis Kakistos, the original Brimstone Angel, first of Farideh's line. Now, at the end, there is also Bryseis Kakistos - but this time, instead of helping the king of the Hells achieve godhood, she's going to kill him. All she needs is a little help from Farideh - which she should, by all accounts, be happy to give. After all, who could object to killing the king of the Hells? Except, it turns out, Farideh. Because as always, things are far more complicated than they seem.

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Wonderful climax

This is one of those books where the story is matched beautifully by the narration.

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  • Aura Creations
  • 29-05-21

Good ending but I need more!!

Yes, the story comes full circle with a proper ending but I also feel there are some unanswered questions. The main quest is laid to rest but I want more. I wish I could follow these characters on their next adventure and it makes me sad that it has ended. I was not quite ready to walk away.

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  • DropTheDie
  • 24-01-17

A muddled need held aloft by good characters

As a fan of previous volumes in this series, I'm quite displeased to say that the latter half of this novel is written so slapdashidly it's makes the final installment of the Brimstone Angels wholely forgettable.
Erin chose to write flashbacks within dialogue and flash forwards from gods' perspectives without much pause or foreword on the matter. Mrs Pearlman is not a strong enough narrator to convey these jaunts back and forth and miles apart well enough for the scenes to even make sense.
[spoilers] Toward the end of the novel, an army marches on the city, then they're in the nine hells - no wait, it's a dream I sup- apparently the devil's are, no wait they're still on Toril? What turtle are they talking about? wait, who is talking now?

I thought I must have missed something and listened to the last 3 chapters two additional times and only have an adequate grasp of what transpired - where other installments in the series, PARTICULARLY Ashes of the Tyrant are fantastically clear given the subject matter.

I also have fault with the editing of this Novel: "as if [he/she] could" is written no less than a thousand times in this book if I had to guess. "Wet [his/her] mouth" and "Pursed [his/her] mouth" are also used to a STUNNING degree. unlike the written format, one cannot simply glide over these repeated phrases when the occur too rapidly - It happens enough to be jarring to anyone who listened to this novel with me.

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  • C.G.
  • 16-04-22

I wish there were more of these to listen to!

Dina Pearlman immediately became one of my favorite narrators from the first few paragraphs of the first book in this series. She continues her trend of solid voice acting and serious effort in pronouncing some seriously tongue twisting names/words. Strong from start to finish, any critiques for me would be extremely minor. Dina is THE voice of Havilar/Farideh for me.

Erin Evans has capstoned her novel run tidily with this book. Leaving so much potential for more after tackling some serious world building. I'd listen to another 6 books just as intently if she was able to put them out. I love, love, love her world building and character banter. How she manages to largely keep momentum going and seemlessly slip into conversations that happened off-page. Seriously talented lady, I'm very much looking forward to her new series unrelated to DnD.

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  • sergio enrico enea nicola
  • 10-07-21

Fullfilled

I am so glad I gave this series a try! I loved it so much! from the romance to the realm-defining plots I liked every bit of it.

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  • BLESSING
  • 22-06-21

Ferita is kind of dim

After listening to everything, I have come to think that Ferita is dimwitted unlike her great grandmother. She acts without thinking and make things even worse. I believe Harvilla would have made a better wizard

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  • Logan Marshall
  • 30-07-20

I loved this series.

One of the best seiries out there. in the forgotten realms anyways. As a gay man I really appreciate that I had some representation in the forgotten realms. It really helped me to connect and invest in characters. The flow of the story isn't as great as well say some of the Drizzt novels. But none the less I enjoyed these books greatly and would recommend that anyone atleast give it a try.

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  • Vegas Mom
  • 22-10-19

An excellent end to a very satisfying story.

Erin M. Evans finishes her histories of the Realms begun five books ago to satisfying conclusion, with Dina Pearlman's excellent narration maintaining one's connection to the world as always. Faridah and Havilar find a sort of closure in their struggles, though Evans leaves just enough ducks out of line to create further intrugue in the event that WotC remembers that they're a publishing company, not just Ed Greenwood and R. A. Salvatore's personal editing service. That said, it's certainly a complete story with fully realized character arcs across the series. I hope Evans gets further opportunities to explore these characters in the future, but I'm afraid the odds are low.

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  • Paul Milam
  • 17-05-19

Fantastic finale

Sometime this series seemed immature for me but the characters grew and what a fun high fantasy ride it was. Also just love the subtle note that family is more than bloodlines

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  • Kouki Okazaki
  • 06-01-19

last book is ok

Theres something about the end of the series that seems really anticlimactic and disappointing but I liked the series.

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  • Finkage
  • 31-10-18

yes

I did not want to finish the book because then it would be over. and now it's over.