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The Empire of Ashes

The Draconis Memoria, Book 3
Auteur(s): Anthony Ryan
Narrateur(s): Steve West
Durée: 23 h et 45 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 évaluations)

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Description

In the White Drake's war, the price of freedom is paid in blood and fire....

For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood - and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it. A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. 

Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore have been spread to disparate corners of the world, but they are united in their desire to defeat the White Drake and the Spoiled who follow it.

Humanity itself is at stake, but with the aid of ancient knowledge, revolutionary technology, and unexpected allies, all hope is not lost. Saving the world will require sacrifice, as Clay, Lizanne, and Hilemore will see all they know either consumed by flames or reborn from the ashes. 

©2018 Anthony Ryan (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Amazing Series Finale!

Book 1 was Great, Book 2 was Good, Book 3 is Magnificent! Where Book 2 was slow and meandering at times, The Empire of Ashes is nothing but action and gut wrenching moments that make you savor each word. Anthony Ryan does a great job of bringing the series to a tumultuous crescendo as the Dragons and Humans battle it out for the grandest prize of all, Survival. Recommend to anyone on the fence about the series and anyone that wants a book that they won't be able to stop listening to! #Audible1

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  • Grant
  • 2018-09-02

Good work!

The story is well written and there are no ex machina like events. Narrator has shown considerable improvement on the quality of the narration. I did not regret the purchase.

For me personally Anthony Ryan is one of the great authors of my time. I haven’t been so completely riveted to an epic since JRR Tolkien, and Ryan’s writing style is much more succinct than Tolkien’s anyway.


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  • Jan B.
  • 2018-08-03

Gather Your Notes Beforehand

While the reader is excellent, you’ll nonetheless want to assemble a printed list of the characters, and all relevant maps to really appreciate, nay, FOLLOW, the action. These books should bring particular pleasure to those who love both fantasy and military history.

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  • Daniel
  • 2018-08-03

Fantastic conclusion to a wonderful book series!

I cannot say enough good things about this book series. It is everything a Flintlock fantasy / steampunk / dieselpunk enthusiast could ever ask for. I love every minute of this audiobook and love the story arcs converging into an incredible climax. I would gladly revisit this setting with a prequel or sequel series of follow-on literature. Bravo.

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  • Justin
  • 2018-09-22

Doesn’t make any sense

The author explains that the bad guys are limited to a set number of bad guys and then they are killed. Now that there are no more he kills them again... and again... and again.

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 2018-07-23

Less than the first two

Still good, but not up to the first two. Less character development; more battle scenes. Also less serious flow motivation. Too predictable.

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  • Matt
  • 2018-07-12

Great Conclusion

A great way to end a very interesting epic in a great world. Anthony Ryan deserves more credit in this day and age. When it comes to world building, he's right up there with the best today.

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  • Jake
  • 2019-10-13

Cringe-inducingly Terrible American Accents

For some reason, I'm not much of a fan of dragon motifs in fantasy, but Ryan is good at what he does and the story is worth reading. However, I just cannot get past the gratingly awful American accents the narrator uses. Dude makes Kevin Costner's Robin of Locksly look like Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher. I bet he's actually trolling. I made it through the first volumes, but it's so distracting I just can't finish this one.

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  • Sean Anderson
  • 2019-08-10

great series

Loved every minute of it. while story ties really well together. watch the volume thou. the reader gets a little loud during some of the "shouting" parts of the story.

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  • Mark Hancock
  • 2019-07-25

Great finish to a great series, though I’d love more...

Another great series from Anthony Ryan - fantastic. Ill admit to being ticked off when the producers changed narrators for book two (& Steve West continued through to Book 3). I always find that highly annoying, because you’re accustomed to specific voices for characters. That said, Steve West is also a great narrator, too, and did an admirable job. I just prefer consistency throughout a series, as do most people, I would guess.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-07

A good end to the series.

First things first, Steve West conducted a fantastic performance. I found myself for most of the book wondering how so many unique characters can come out of one person.

The book itself was good. I liked the series a lot as a whole and although this wasn’t my favorite one the in the series, (I prefer book 1) I was still very entertained. I recommend Draconis Memoria to whoever is looking for a book and has interests in fantasy, war, politics, or Steam Punk.