• The Sundering

  • The Dread Empire's Fall Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Walter Jon Williams
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Space opera the way it ought to be.... Bujold and Weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams.” (George R. R. Martin)

Following The Praxis, Walter Jon Williams’s critically acclaimed mix of space opera and military science fiction, the conflict grows for the fate of humanity...and the universe.

The Dread Empire of the Shaa is no more, following the death of the last oppressor. But freedom remains elusive for the myriad sentient races enslaved for 10 centuries, as an even greater terror arises. The Naxids - a powerful insectoid species themselves subjugated until the recent Shaa demise - plan to fill the vacuum with their own bloody domination and have already won a shattering victory with superior force and unimaginable cruelty. But two heroes survived the carnage at Magaria: Lord Gareth Martinez and the fiery, mysterious gun pilot Lady Caroline Sula, whose courageous exploits are becoming legend in the new history of galactic civil war. Yet their cunning, skill, and bravery may be no match for the overwhelming enemy descending upon the loyalist stronghold of Zanshaa, as the horrific battle looms that will determine the structure of the universe - and who shall live to inhabit it - for millennia to come.

©2004, 2015 by Walter Jon Williams (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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  • peter dempsey
  • 06-28-22

Loved it

The narrators deep voice added a richness to the tone of this military space adventure. the main character reminds me a lot of James T Kirk.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-25-22

Boring

Have up half way through book two. Nothing happens to keep your interest
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