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Tyrant's Throne

Greatcoats Series, Book 4
Written by: Sebastien de Castell
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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After years of struggle and sacrifice, Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead king's dream: Aline, the king's daughter, is about to take the throne and restore the rule of law once and for all.

But for the Greatcoats, nothing is ever that simple. In the neighboring country of Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies that have long plagued Tristia's borders - and even worse, he is rumored to have a new ally: Trin, who's twice tried to kill Aline to claim the throne of Tristia for herself. With the armies of Avares at her back, led by a bloodthirsty warrior, she'll be unstoppable.

Falcio, Kest, and Brasti race north to stop her, but in those cold and treacherous climes, they discover something altogether different, and far more dangerous: A new player is planning to take the throne of Tristia, and with a sense of dread the three friends realize that the Greatcoats, for all their skill, may not be able to stop him.

©2017 Sebastien de Castell (P)2018 Tantor

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  • R. M. Chick
  • CA, USA
  • 2019-03-15

An almost PERFECT Hero Cycle Fantasy Adventure!

The all too predictable culminating battle mars an otherwise fabulous finale’ to this wonderful series !

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  • Nick Mason
  • 2019-01-27

The end I wanted

I listen to many books in this genre and I must admit I really loved this one for the unique aspects of it. Without going into much spoiler detail the aspect of learning things via song really stood out to me as something I never really think about in my every day but tend to use. The characters are likable and some big emotions between them. I recommend this as well as the rest of the story as this review is for the over all series not just this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-01

Heartbreaking and funny.

One of the better endings to a fantasy series. Lots of heroism but sans cliches. Some achingly beautiful recognitions at the end. I couldn't help but be moved by these wise cracking smart added magistrates. Whoever thought a fantasy series about judges would be so deep? Imagine if the Starks were lawyers instead of grim warriors in the frozen north. The characterizations were deeply individualized and poignant and the chemistry between the main characters feels genuine and not forced.

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  • M. L. Mixon
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 2018-12-30

The Greatcoats Series Terrific

I'd been looking to read a novel with a new swashbuckling hero. I found several in The Greatcoats Series and I binged on all four books. I loved the camaraderie, honor and daring of the central characters. Though there were portions in the books that were a bit repetitive with backstory, I loved them just the same. If you loved the Three Musketeers you'll find The Greatcoats their equal and then some. Sebastian de Castell is now on my favorite authors list; and Joe Jameson among the best narrators. I highly recommend the series and as an aside, after I finished I went on to read the Spellbinder series by de Castell; another terrific read.

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  • Humility
  • 2018-12-22

Satisfying

At parts this book was a struggle, just because Falcio's embrace with darkness was just very uncomfortable. But despite this I enjoyed the book and more importantly, felt satisfied with the ending. Which is a rare feeling.

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  • Cindy
  • Splendora, Texas USA
  • 2018-10-28

Beware !!!

Once you start this you'll lose sleep. When I started this series with "Greatcoats" I could not put this down. It's an exciting and captivating series from the 1st word to the last. I kept checking the time left, hoping it would not end yet. Beyond 5 Star's from both author and narrator.

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  • Matthew
  • 2018-10-25

there aren't enough words to praise this

this series has been unbelievably amazing. not only is the narrator the absolute best I've ever heard, , but the stories are always complex and intriguing. it's such an emotional rollercoaster in each book. this particular book kept me wanting more until the end...and even now that I'm finished I crave more. two thumbs up all the way. the characters will grab your heart and imagination and take you for quite the ride.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • Maryland
  • 2018-10-24

A terrific ending to the series

While it dragged a bit in the first half, the second half was much improved.

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  • Wintersfrozen
  • 2018-10-24

a wonderful conclusion to a wonderful book.

if your reading this review then you already want this book. there are very few good ends to a story, yet this book does just that

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  • Stephanie
  • 2018-10-03

Can I go back in time?

If I could go back into time to listen to this for the first time again, I would. I loved this series.