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The Spear of Stars

The Cycle of Galand, Book 5
Auteur(s): Edward W. Robertson
Narrateur(s): Tim Gerard Reynolds
Durée: 20 h et 33 min
5 out of 5 stars (66 évaluations)
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Description

The White Lich has conquered Tanar Atain.

Soon, he means to take the entire world. Dante suspects his next target will be Bressel, where the Tanarians have established their court in exile. The only chance to stop the lich will be to forge a fragile alliance between the bitter enemies of three different lands: Tanar Atain, Mallon, and Narashtovik.

The city stands on the brink of rebellion. Yet even if Dante, Blays, and Gladdic can unite it, they still might not have the strength to stand against the army of the lich.

One last hope may stop the coming destruction: the legendary Spear of Stars. But the weapon was lost long ago. To find it again, they may have to travel further than they've ever known.

©2018 Edward W. Robertson (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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  • Au global
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Tim Reynolds really carries the series.

Reynolds narration along with the banter that Robertson has written between the characters is why I keep coming back for more. Super entertaining.

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tense!

I was worried this might be the last of the series. looking forward to the next!

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  • Carrie
  • 2018-10-12

Another Galand hit!

Sad to say, but this was my least favorite of the series thus far, but, I still gave it 5 stars. Why? Because I still loved it! I mean, it's Dante and Blays and I could read a book about their mundane, everyday life and still be entertained.

<< POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD>>

The reason the book is my least favorite is that the storyline is centered around battling the Lich and saving Bressel, but has very little to do with the actual title of the book; The Spear of Stars. Maybe the title -Battle of Bressel, or -The Lich War would have been more fitting. With that said, however, the book is stocked full of epic battle scenes, the familiar banter between our favorite characters, Nethermancers, Ethermancers, new allies, and new enemies, and everything else that Edward Robertson's world has compelled us to love.

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  • Allan
  • Canada
  • 2018-10-15

This one was good.

So, these books are starting to get better again. The spear of light was a great and solid addition, while there is some dumbing down of Dante, it wasnt as severe as the Silver Theif book. The Spear of Light has been my favourite in the series and I'm eagerly waiting for the next entry.

Definitely worth the credit.

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  • Kimberly
  • 2018-10-12

audible has mixed this up

the beginning of the audio is the midpoint of the book. the beginning is at the audio halfway point

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  • Andrew Wolford
  • 2018-10-22

WTF!!!

Apparently audible somehow downloaded the book out of order. I just got to chapter 15 only to discover that I had just listened to the entire second half of the book (which downloaded and played as chapters 1-14) and Chapter 15 is now starting off with the entire first half of the book. Ridiculous!!!!!!

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  • Andrew
  • 2018-10-15

More, more, more please!

The dynamic between Blaze and Dante is amazing! I can't wait for the next exciting installments in the cycle of galand!

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  • Jason
  • 2018-10-11

Book out of order

I really like this series but this books technical difficulties made me very upset. Instead of starting at the beginning of the book I was thrown into the middle and kept listening thinking it was a time jump from the last book, but when the book ended and started back up from where the previous book left off I just turned off the recording. Thanks for wasting my time audible

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  • Nathan
  • 2018-10-25

The chapters are out of order!

The book starts halfway through the book and then runs to the end and then start from chapter 1. WTH!

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  • Timothy Hopton
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • 2018-11-27

Stretching... time for an end

I liked the first books from this series since each one was in itself complete. I get that having a big bad may take longer. This, however, has gotten to be ridiculous. Please only have one more book and be done. This and the last story were easily forgettable as it felt like fluff. nothing worth holding onto. Even as a character dies I feel no sorrow for them.

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  • Orlando
  • 2018-10-15

Unexpected progression with twists, mystery, humor

The Spear of Stars delivered exactly what I was looking forward to. I've listened to and/or read each one of the stories in this universe, from the Cycle of Arawn through the Cycle of Galand series. This volume featured more action than normal, but still managed a good tension cycle and was packed with plot rather than filler (unlike some stories... you know who you are ;)). There were mysteries to be uncovered, a large threat to manage, periods of hope in the struggle followed by setbacks. Overall, a very satisfying experience, like the other books in the series.

For potential listeners who are wondering what they are getting into, this is a swords and sorcery series that follows the life of Dante Galand and his childhood friend Blays Buckler through a variety of challenges, including those of self-discovery. The author builds and presents his characters pretty well, and while Blays and Dante share some mannerisms and speech, they grew up in a similar area and have spent much of their lives together. The focus of the stories is generally on presented external problems that usually involve mystery and clever solutions, and often grand adventure. There is some macabre humor, as Dante and Blays generally have to use whatever tools they have at hand to deal with a situation, and the solution isn't always nice and clean. Or... is hardly ever nice and clean really. So, expect lots of battles and blood and gore, but balanced by not being unnecessarily gruesome in description thus leaving you to stay in your immersion zone. Romance and sexual themes are general in nature and aren't usually focused greatly upon in the Cycle series, and are basically nonexistent in this leg of the story.

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  • Hansenfam
  • 2019-02-22

It ended!! Where’s the next book?!!

I’m beginning to feel like Blays and Dante are family friends. I love the banter, graveyard humor when facing death, and the flow of the story. The narrator is the best. He might be able to make Shakespeare palatable to me. Great story all around.

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