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Heirs of Empire

By: Evan Currie
Narrated by: Deric McNish
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Publisher's Summary

The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man's machinations aim to shift the balance of power - with violent and devastating consequences.

When the trusted General Corian launches a coup against Emperor Scourwind, he hurls the planetary kingdom into chaos. To secure his claim as ruler, Corian will need the strength of the Scourwind name behind him, and he will stop at nothing to bring under his grasp the young Scourwind heirs, twins Lydia and Brennan. Barely into adulthood, the two are thrust into the crossfire. Battling new obstacles at every turn, they eventually find refuge with Mira Delsol, pirate and former member of the elite empire forces.

As the stakes rise, loyalists, mercenaries, and political opportunists rally around the heirs in a desperate bid to unseat the usurper. But if their risky gambit fails, will the empire crumble into oblivion?

©2015 Evan Currie (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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I loved the world building

This is world building on Sanderson's level.
You connect to the main characters in the book and cheers them on. The title of the book is misguiding I think as the strong female main character only has a bi-role. There is things that is mysterious and ready for reviling in the sequels. I hope for that at least.

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An entertaining YA book.

Some criticized the reader on this book, but I thought he was fine. I’ve read most of Currie’s series and found this a bit tame and uncomplicated until I realized that this must be a YA novel. That certainly explains the lack of salty language and any element of male-female attraction. If this is the case, I think it should be presented as such so the readers of his more complex and grown up novels don’t buy it with the wrong anticipation that it will be like his other series. If taken as YA, it is an excellent book for that age group. I do enjoy some YA novels, so I can say that this book was entertaining to me and I will read the sequel to see how he ties this up. For a parent seeking an imaginative sci-fi book for their YA reader, with no profanity, goriness, or sexual content this book is a perfect selection!

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Story does not get going until chapter 8 or 9. Voice performance is lacking and is the drag on this new series. Very interesting world building and mythology being set up. I will purchase the next book in the series.

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Movie?

Wow, this is the type of book I would to see on the screens. Very enjoyable indeed.

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pretty good

The poor performance really detracted from the story. The story move at a good pace. I'll try the next in the series.

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Uninspired story, lacklustre performance.

The story seemed flat, no real tension or drama, except a few small points. The world the book is set in, and it's technology, have some interesting facets, but the story rarely leveraged it. Most of the characters are shallow, two dimensional, and seemed quite generic. The narrator is a bit halting, and the conversation passages never felt natural. This story may work as a foundation for future books in a series, and with a better narrator, they may be better, as I believe this author has more to offer, based on other books he has written.

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So much great content and mystery!

I'm really enjoyed this story line and the fantasy world you've envisioned. Hope many more to come in this series.

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good popcorn

good popcorn. Obviously leaving alot to drive sales of future books. Seems like half a story, with crafted mysteries intended for the second half.

But, most importantly, none of the porn or other sexual shenanigans that permeate scifi and fantasy these days. that alone makes it one of the best books I've read this year.

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Decent Story, Terrible Narrator

I struggled to finish because the narrator is just not good. the story kept me hooked enough to finish despite that. I doubt I'll pick up book 2 because I'm not sure if I can stomach the narrator again.

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Very nice story this is my first book from this author I plan to read/listen to the next one in this series. I hope they change narrator.

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  • 01-30-17

A good story, but heavy on exposition.

while the story was enjoyable to a fair degree, the actuall story is broken up frequently by intense bouts of story exposition. The writer does tell a compelly and interesting tale, having the readers on the edge of their seats a fair few times, this is ofset by the monotonous need to describe EVERYTHING in extreme detail.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 12-30-16

HEIRS OF EMPIRE

If you could sum up Heirs of Empire in three words, what would they be?

THIS IS A VERY GOOD ADVENTURE STORY

What did you like best about this story?

THIS STORY IS FULL OF ADVENTURE AND THERE IS EVEN SOME TWISTS AND TURNS

Any additional comments?

I ENJOYED THIS BOOK SO MUCH I GOT THE SECOND BOOK AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT INSTALMENT

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  • Krzysztof
  • 12-02-15

Mixed feelings.

I don't know what to write. Part of me want to give 2 stars and part 5. I've liked concept and didn't liked characters and the universe. I'll have to read book 2 in order to decide ;) This book is neither good nor bad. You'll have to decide for yourself:) sorry I won't be any helpful with that..

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  • 06-24-17

Boring

holy hell. feel like pissing away a portion of your life for no conseavible reason listen / read this book....awesome