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Warlords and Wastrels

The Duelists, Book 3
Written by: Julia Knight
Narrated by: Angèle Masters
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins

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The epic conclusion to the fast-paced new adventure fantasy series the Duelists trilogy, from one of the most exciting new talents in fantasy.

Vocho and Kacha may be known for the first swordplay in the city of Reyes, but they've found themselves backed into a corner too often for their liking.

Finally reinstated into the Duelist's Guild for services rendered to the prelate, who has found himself back in charge, Vocho and Kacha are tasked with bringing a prisoner to justice. But this prisoner is none other than Kacha's old flame, Egimont. The prelate wants him alive and on their side. However, the more they discover of Egimont and his dark dealings with the magician, the more Kacha's loyalties are divided. Soon she must choose a side - the prelate or the king, her brother or her ex-lover.

The fate of Reyes is balanced on a knife edge....

©2015 Julia Knight (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-17

Disappointing.

Trite, repetitive, boring, just plain awful. the narrator did what she could. Couldn't be saved.

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  • BigbobbieK
  • 2018-10-19

Great entry in the series, but all new plot

This was a really good novel, with lots of adventure and action though not a lot of mystery, really. The first two did better in that department, but this was very well written in it's own right and didn't really need the mystery aspect.

I wouldn't really say this was a "conclusion" to the trilogy, though. The plot of this novel is more of an "aftermath" story to the events of the first two in the series. It reminded me of Abercrombie's "Best Served Cold" and "The Heroes" in the "First Law" world: The character's story continues after the events of the main story, and major developments take place by the end, but it's not really necessary to the main story. It's there for those who want more after the main series.

Like I said, "Warlords and Wastrels"is every bit as good as "Swords and Scoundrels" and "Legends and Liars", and if you enjoyed those two you'll definitely enjoy this one. If more in the series came out that are like "Warlords and Wastrels", I'd definitely be interested.

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  • Patron-of-art
  • 2018-03-02

Best of the series

I liked the series but loved this final installment. I hope the author revisits these characters. Fun adventure who doesn't take itself too seriously.

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  • Bryan McPherson
  • 2016-10-27

bloody freaking great

this book made fall even more in love with ms. knights writhings even more than i already was not only was it one of the best written book i have ever listened to, it also had one of the best voice actors i have ever heard reading. It had a phenomenal ending to an bloody great seires!