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The Last Sun

Written by: K. D. Edwards
Narrated by: Josh Hurley
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past. 

Rune Saint John, the last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. 

With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court. In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family's death and the torments of his past?

Cover design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht/Prometheus Books.

©2018 K. D. Edwards (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Amazing!!

Josh Hurley did an amazing job bringing these characters to life and I hope he does the future books in this series as well. The story grabbed me from the very start and kept hold of me the whole way through. The pacing was perfect with moments of sarcasm and wit helping to balance out all the feels. I can't wait for the rest of this series to come out!

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Amazing book!

Amazing story that kept me enthralled the entire time. Great character development and enjoyable history.

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  • HJP
  • 2018-12-09

Total crap

Fifteen minutes listening to f#ck this, f#ck that, f#cking this, etc etc etc.
Totally unnecessary to the story, whatever the story is supposed to be.
One author to add to my Do not read list.

The only positive thing is it was on sale.

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Great Story - Too Much Gay Abandon

loved the story and the imagined world. Just needs a balance of gay and hetero

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  • SMC
  • 2018-10-12

Holy shit that was so good!!!

I’m going to level. I found this book because I was looking for happy gay stories. Gay media is full of tragic horrible stories, and I hate it. Then I found this. The sample made it sound weird. The reviews weren’t detailed so I wasn’t sure about it. I took a chance. This story if freaking awesome! Yes there is a side gay romance in the book. The main story though is of heroism defeating the bad guy who is doing ding messed up shit with his magic. This world is super awesome and I loved the mystery of who the bad guy was and the question of what really all going on behind the scenes. I can’t wait for the next one!!!

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  • Empress Kate
  • 2018-08-31

Surprisingly different and chalk full of sass!

4.5 stars!

Book Content Warning: talk of past sexual assault.

This was surprisingly different and chalk full of sass! I had a lot of tropes lined up in my head for a story like this, and in steered clear of a lot of them.

The world and plot held my interest the whole time, and there wasn't any unneeded info dumping. I loved the characters and their relationships. They were all sassy, but in different ways.

I was sure this would be an mm romance between the mc and his bodyguard, but it wasn't and their friendship gave me warm and fuzzy feelings. They'll sass each other one minutes and hug the next...while sassing each other, I loved it.

Also, there was a good found family feel to it, with the all the characters which is one of my biggest weaknesses.

I eagerly await the next book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-07-06

This was such an amazing surprise!

I encourage everyone to take a chance and read this book! I didnt know what to think at first, since it was a new author, but Im so glad I got to experence this story.
The magic, characters, world, and plot were all great! I was a little confused by some of the magic and world details at first, however that didnt last long and the characters more than carried me through it.
The plot was great, and left me craving the next book. It seems like this is only the beging and I cant wait for more!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-02

I don’t know what to do??

This audiobook was so good. The world that was created was spectacular. I’m dying to know what happens next. I usually wait until the next book would be made into an audiobook to enjoy the story but idk I’m seriously considering seeing if the next book is out.
The narration was fabulous. Hurley made the characters come alive.
I will say, it was hard to hear about the sexual assault. That is my only warning to any one thinking of listening to this audiobook.

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  • Benjamin Sipes
  • 2019-07-26

Very good, but not excellent

I found this book while searching for an LGBT fantasy where the plot was not driven by the character’s queer identity. To this end, the book was exactly what I hoped it would be. As a big fan of other fantasy gurus (e.g. Sanderson, Rothfuss, etc.), I found the world building to be ultimately satisfying and intriguing, while perhaps not quite at the caliber of the legends. I also thought that the reader was phenomenal and brought each character to life.

However, I found The Last Sun missing the mark in two major respects: the balance of characters, and the dialogue.

First, the character cast was nearly exclusively male. On some level, this may be expected when the main character is gay (i.e. no females as potential love interests), but I think it felt unnecessary. There were characters whom I enjoyed, but could have easily been instead a female voice to the story. (I’m a gay male btw if that offers context to my perspective.) This obviously didn’t ruin the book for me, but it took me out of the story at times. I want strong gay characters, but the sausage fest was a little overwhelming.

Second, the dialogue had strong moments, but was a lot of times very cringe. I didn’t love the banter between Rune and Brand mostly because I didn’t find it witty, and it just gave second hand embarrassment. I found much of the dialogue trite, and I think the beauty of the writing comes through much better during the moments of observation.

I would recommend this book. If nothing else, it is a great example of things to do right, and a better example of things to avoid.

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  • Robert
  • 2019-02-05

Holy shit.

I don’t know what I was expecting when I bought this book, but definitely not that. Easily, easily one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. World-building was flawless. Characters were rich and complex and fascinating. The plot was incredibly engaging and the larger arch of the series integrated seamlessly. Josh Hurley’s reading brought the characters to life perfectly. 10/10, get this book.

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  • eric
  • 2018-07-24

I have 100+ books THIS IS THE BEST!!!

Just amazing!
I love Brand <3 not a fan of Adam
Max and Quinn are adorable.

lots of action and some m/m romance

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  • Alice
  • 2019-09-15

Frat boy dude bro characters, with all the homo

I mean that headline in the most positive way possible, I loved it. Imagine the most dude bro kinds of characters but remove all the toxic masculinity and "no homo", and you get this thrilling adventure-y story with well written male friendships and m/m romance.

Very badass magic that you don't always know enough about to guess what will happen next. Weirdly urban fantasy but also not urban fantasy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-17

Great book

So ready for the second book, if you are looking for a good book this is it

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  • Christopher Larson
  • 2019-07-25

Best I’ve read/heard in ages

Amazing world and engaging story. I can’t wait for the next book! I absolutely loved it.