• Spirit's End

  • Eli Monpress, Book 5
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (724 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

First rule of thievery: Don't be a hero. When Eli broke the rules and saved the Council Kingdoms, he thought he knew the price, but resuming his place as the Shepherdess' favorite isn't as simple as bowing his head. Now that she has her darling back, Benehime is setting in motion a plan that could destroy everything she was created to protect, and even Eli's charm might not be enough to stop her.

But Eli Monpress always has a plan, and with disaster rapidly approaching, he's pulling in every favor he can think of to make it work, including the grudging help of the Spirit Court's new Rector, Miranda Lyonette. But with the world in panic, the demon stirring, and the Lord of Storms back on the hunt, it's going to take more than luck and charm to pull Eli through this time. He's going to have to break a few more rules and work with some old enemies if he's going to survive.

©2012 Rachel Aaron (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"As the book comes to a close, you'll be dying to know the ending, and will be awed by the well-planned but unexpected conclusion." (RT Book Reviews)

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No more? Are you serious?

I found this series a bit slow to build, but it doesn't disappoint in bringing you into the beautifully created fantasy that you don't want to stop. Rachel Aaron has become a favorite for light hearted fantasy with engaging characters from page one.

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Magical Story Telling, Brilliantly Narrated

Where does Spirit's End rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to at least 500 audio books. This story, including all 5 books, is certainly among my favorites. Rachel Aaron is a brilliantly animated, enlightened story teller. Luke Daniels one of the most talented narrators I've ever heard! Bravo! He brings each of a multitude of male, female and disembodied characters into a convincing reality and remains consistent in his characterization throughout about 100 hours during all 5 books in the series.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is fantastical, magical fun without apology to the "reality" of our human world, or to the universe of fictional literature. Rachel Aaron creates a uniquely fresh, enervating universe filled with wizards, demons, animated objects, awakened spirits and gods. Dark drama, good vs evil brutality mingled a twinkling, childish spirit that defies seriousness and reminds us of the spiritual essence of existence: we are playing a game. The game of Eli Monpress is played with charm, brilliant creativity, and unrelenting tenacity. He plays for the sake of playing and cares about winning only for the sake of reaching a meaningless goal: To be the Greatest Thief, with The Highest Bounty on his head.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

Luke Daniels one of the most talented narrators I've ever heard! Bravo! He brings each of a multitude of male, female and disembodied characters into a convincing reality and remains consistent in his characterization throughout about 100 hours during all 5 books in the series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I feel a perpetual sense of amused satisfaction knowing that I am being guided through an adventure that is fresh and pure and new at every turn. I've read at least 4,000 books. There are few books I have found as genuinely entertaining.

Any additional comments?

I don't know if this series will continue with book #6, but I'll buy it. I'm still waiting for the next in the Dragon Series too!

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Just so much fun!

If you haven't read the other books- start at the beginning!!! This is a great ending to a great series! Fun, energetic, fast-paced! The whole series is so very entertaining.

And, of course, Luke Daniels does what he does best. He's my favorite narrator!

Happy reading friends.

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A wonderful wrap up to the series

All the loose ends are tied off. Questions answered. Conflicts resolved. It was like finishing dessert after an exquisite meal. I'm very glad I read the series. The narrator was wonderful as always. He voiced the iron Druid series too-a must read if you haven't already done so.

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I wish more books and I don't

Briliant. The story is properly build with each book and with this great finish, where everything is wrapped. With space to dream (cannot say more due spoilers). That's reason for my title.

However, if there will be other book with only Eli's trickery, I will lisen it immediately, as he is very entertaining character :-)

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Fitting end

The book was good but not great there were quite a few unnecessary loops. I also grew to dislike Miranda more than I already did. Oh goodness all good things always fell in her lap and she was as uppity as ever always pushing her will on others. In my opinion she was a sort of enslaver to anyone that differed in thought to her, bashing them till they either caved or ran away. I felt bad for the shepherdess since she was literally driven insane by her duty. Dying friendless and with a broken heart. Her story was one of the saddest. Pretty much everyone got a happy ending but her.

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Luke Daniels is brilliant

this series keeps getting better and better... I'm always sad when a book ends, but I can't wait for the next one!!!

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amazing! best yet!

hope ours not the end but heard it was.... Hope to here of his renewed exploits in this reshapened world

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Another great read!

Loved the whole book, can't wait to read the next book in the this series by Rachel Aaron.

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enjoyable fun series. magic re envisioned.

really enjoyed this. unique viewpoint and premise. Eli is a fun character to get to know