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Publisher's Summary

"The Emperor's Sword is a wildly entertaining adventure of overlapping worlds and titanic clashes between fundamentals of good and evil. Klavan's world-building is both amazing and all too plausible." - Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and House on Fire

"Part swashbuckler, part fantasy, part Romance (in the old sense), part comedy, and part acidulous commentary on The Way We Live Now, The Emperor’s Sword brings Andrew Klavan’s trilogy to a resounding conclusion. I guarantee this: you won’t be bored." - John Wilson, aka “The Man Who Reads Books”

Having survived the Nightmare Feast, Austin Lively is living the dream. He has returned to Hollywood and his movie career is in full swing. His new script, Another Kingdom, has been unexpectedly purchased by a top producer at an enormous price. Beautiful women flock to his bed, movie stars court his attention, and the powers-that-be are predicting stardom. His only problems: a recurring vision of a magical landscape he can’t quite remember, and a giant mouse who seems to be following him - a giant mouse with a woman’s face. After his beloved Jane Janeway is accused of murder, Austin begins to realize that this dream he’s living is a nightmare in disguise. He is caught in the coils of a terrible magic, and the only way he can save his soul is to give up his success, re-enter the Eleven Lands, and find the Emperor Anastasius so he can restore Queen Elinda to her throne. But when he arrives at the emperor’s encampment, he is shocked to find Anastasius dead. With a weird hitman on his trail in Los Angeles, he must break Jane out of prison before a murder plot takes her life. In the Eleven Lands, he must follow the Emperor into hell itself where he will face the most shocking revelation of all.

©2021 Amalgamated Metaphor. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • SDB
  • 2022-02-08

Couldn't stop listening

I binged all three books in a week. I couldn't get enough. Amazing story. Klavan outdid himself and told a tale that will be burned into my head.

Michael Knowles did a great job on the audio. It's rare to hear him like that after listening to his podcast. Great job.

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  • M A
  • 2021-04-05

Loved the series

I absolutely loved this series. I thought Michael Knowles as narrator was an excellent choice. The first two books were exciting and made me feel as though I was really in between two worlds. The third definitely brings its own world into the mix. It was almost as if I was seeing parallels between the world we live in and the afterlife. I’m sure there was a deeper meaning that I didn’t fully catch. But it was completely entertaining and I am going to have to listen again. I’m not usually a fan of fantasy books, I’m more of a mystery/thriller listener. But this one pulls in so many genres and undertones of faith that it is a wildly entertaining set of books. Highly recommend!

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  • Linda R.
  • 2021-05-02

Amazing Conclusion

Andrew Klavan is so brilliant at drawing the reader into the crazy worlds and virtuous characters of this series. I especially love the narrator's fantastic ability to adapt his voice to fit so many good and evil people.
I urge everyone who wants to escape for a break from life's troubles and woes, Read this series!!!

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  • Bubbs
  • 2022-03-26

It was sequel quality, but still good.

sequel quality, but still good. they had to wrap it up in one book. I would have preferred more books than rushing to end the story.

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  • mkarwowski
  • 2022-02-05

So good!

This whole series draws you in and makes you want to find more opportunities to listen.

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  • Virginia
  • 2022-01-21

Author and narrator are excellent.

Book 3 of this series provides a suitably overwhelming conclusion of the story created in the previous two
books of this amazing series. Andrew Klavan has the ability to create a completely consuming story line that
actually has several lines going at once with out a dip. The pace of this book is thrilling and yet we get up
to speed just as the main character has to in order to survive. Completely diverting and yet you end uplifted
and not more creeped out than is absolutely necessary. This is a stunning achievement; bringing this series
to a satisfying ending keeping a high pitch to the very end, never wavering. This is an excellent mystery, fantacy and even philosophy writing. The narrator is excellent also.

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  • Bill0007
  • 2022-01-17

A fantasy story about reality

Klavan wrapped up the story and tied off the loose ends. I could not stop listening and any time I had some open space in my schedule I listened to more. I would love it if there were a 4th and 5th book picking up where this one ended.

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  • Daniel Hayworth
  • 2021-11-12

Truth is a good story

There’s the truth, the gospel, and the day we live in all packed into this wonderful series.

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  • A Samurai Warrior
  • 2021-11-01

I was fully entertained

Of all the characters, the best (and most hilarious) is the shit monster. Hahaha.

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  • Rebecca
  • 2021-09-22

Multiple truths inside multiple stories!

I see God, redemption, Epstein didn't kill himself, the Messiah who lives in both realms, and other stories here. Very nicely done! 💙😉💙

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-07-29

wow! just wow

what a great story and a great trilogy. and Michael Knowles is an amazing narrator. I was sad when this story was over, and I actually miss maude.

definitely going to be reading more klavan books