Narrator: Noah Michael Levine
Series: Chronicles of the Black Gate #4
Published by Audible Studios on 08 August 2018
Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
Genres: Epic Fantasy
Source: Narrator, Submitted
The fourth book in the new epic fantasy series listeners are comparing to the works of David Gemmell and Raymond E. Feist.
The war for the soul of the Ascendant Empire is coming to a head. Factions with ill intent move to undermine or destroy that which has stood for centuries, while armies muster promising slaughter.
In this time of desperation, old enemies find common ground. Ancient truths emerge to shatter long held beliefs. Monsters from myth and legend emerge onto the world stage, while blood drowns the ceremonies of the faithful.
Unpredictable, fast paced, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Iron Circlet is the fourth installment in a gripping new epic fantasy series.
©2017 Phil Tucker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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The second to last book in the Chronicles of the Black Gate series. This book really threw me for a few loops. I was expecting it to go one way, and Phil Tucker definitely switched it up on me and kept me guessing right up until the very last chapter of this one. The character arcs are spot on and none of the characters really leave anything to be desired. Another masterpiece by Phil Tucker! I have recommended this series to all of my friends and even bought a few copies for them. I just can’t believe that even after 4 books, this series still has me enthralled. This book really does have it all too, magic, mystery, open combat even on an epic scale, and the world building is still spot on. I never get tired of hearing about the various places and lore of the world and I can’t wait to see what the next book has in store for me.
The audio quality was spot on, as always. Noah Michael Levine continues to be one of the best narrators I’ve ever heard and I am still not tired of listening to him tell me this story. 4 books, and over 40 hours worth of content later and I still hang on his every word. The man is truly an amazing narrator and I want to listen to his other works.
This installment takes place across a wide swath of the empire, but it mostly focuses on Starkadr, the home of the flamewalkers of old, and the fall of the empire. I have to say, the ending through me pretty hard and it was not even close to what I thought was going to happen going into this book. Even after 4 books, it all still feels really fresh and interesting. Audsley goes through a lot of harrowing experiences with his demons and it starts to seem like they are successfully corrupting him, or are they? Audsley is one of the strongest people, mentally, I’ve ever read that didn’t seem just overly powerful for no reason, and he is still my favorite character in the whole series.
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