Hear the scintillating conclusion of the Splintered Universe trilogy.
In Metaverse, Rhea Hawke travels back to Earth, hoping to convince an eccentric mystic to help her defend humanity from an impending Vos attack - only to find herself trapped in a deception that promises to change her and her two worlds forever.
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Had to know how things ended
I had a hard time getting into this third installment of this series. I fell in love with the characters in Book 1, continued to enjoy them in Book 2, but here in Book 3 they don’t get much done. The first 4-5 hours is spent on romantic entanglements, miscommunication, and hurt feelings. For me, that was pretty darn boring. The book does pick up a little in the last 3 hours. There was a point where our hero Rhea has a big important climatic moment, and I could have lived with the story ending there. However, it continues on after for perhaps another 2 hours.
The things I enjoyed about Books 1 & 2 (the hunt for bad guys, fancy weapons, action, mistakes made, alliances broken, etc.) were largely missing in this book. The things that I found a bit boring in the previous books (the big spiritual ideas, romantic angst, mystical portal opening sex, etc.) make up the bulk of this story. I really wonder why Serge is still alive. Why hasn’t Rhea killed him (again)? He seems to be very split on his allegiances.
I did find it a little predictable in a few ways. In Book 1, we learn early on that Rhea absolutely hates Eosians. Then, boom! She finds out she’s part Eosian. So in Book 2, she absolutely hates the vile, evil Vos. Then, boom! She finds out that she is part Vos. Haha! So, you can guess what happens in Book 3. I won’t tell you which species it is this time.
I did enjoy the return to the Sekhmet prison to assist the Rill even further. I felt that was a good way to bring the story home. Rhea has grown as a character and is striving to make amends for her past wrongs. Overall, this tale lacked the awesome of the previous two books but I’m still glad I closed out the trilogy. 3/5 stars.
The Narration: Dawn Harvey continues to bring a great performance to this series. Her narration is so well done. She’s got the perfect voice for Rhea Hawke. I love how she manages all the different alien voices. Truly, I don’t know how she pulled some of them off, and with such consistency across all three books. 5/5 stars.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nina Munteanu. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
- Book Addict
Exciting Finale to This Space Trilogy!
Well this episode of the space trilogy is everything I wanted and more. Rhea founds out more about her family and her heritage. Rhea and her helpers are running out of time so save the outer verse from war. There is so much happening in this book it keeps you listening far into the night. Finally we get all the answers and even some a happy ending for some of the characters.
The Narration was perfection Dawn is Rhea. As I always feel with audiobooks if I am in the world I’m listening too, I don’t notice the narration. I wasn’t pulled from this exciting story once, thank you Dawn!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions.