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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (417 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Bear Narrator: Celeste Ciulla Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Eternal Sky Series Release Date:
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Multiple Hugo Award-winner Elizabeth Bear enthralls fans with this compelling first book in the Eternal Sky series. In a world where wizards are unable to procreate, Temur, heir to his empire’s throne, flees to avoid assassination. Once-Princess Samarkar, formerly heir to her own empire’s throne, gives up everything to seek the wizards’ magical power. Drawn together by fate, Temur and the Once-Princess must stand against a cult inciting strife and civil war in all the empires.n Download and start listening now!

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  • “Bear launches a trilogy in a fantastic new world with this compelling tale…Bear creates a vivid world where wizards must sacrifice their ability to procreate in order to control magic and the sky changes to reflect the gods of the land’s rulers. The strong setting and engaging characters will have readers eager for the second installment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This lean, sinewy, visceral narrative, set forth in extraordinarily vivid prose full of telling detail, conveys a remarkable sense of time and place, where the characters belong to the landscape and whose personalities derive naturally from it. Though the book is not self-contained, Bear provides this opener with enough of a resolution to satisfy while whetting the appetite for more. Gripping, perfectly balanced, and highly recommended.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The first novel in the Eternal Sky series is so very interesting—the worldbuilding is subtle but thorough, Temur and Samarkar are wonderful characters (as are the other point-of-view characters) and the writing is crisp and clear while still managing to convey lots of meaning and subtext. Bear has a delicate touch with all the different cultures represented: It is clear that they differ in some pretty fundamental ways, which serves to illuminate and enrich the story.”

    Romantic Times

  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcus | 2/3/2014

    " Very interesting easter cultures and mythology adopted for the setting of this book. Great cast of heroes with interesting abilities. Looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jared | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed it, but I've finally accepted the fact that Bear is just a clunky writer. Her characters are great and the stories are interesting, but nothing flows on the page. It never feels like immersion into the story and you can never forget you're reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elb4966 | 12/23/2013

    " The ending was not strong, but overall an alright book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom | 12/19/2013

    " This was an amazingly engrossing story that I almost totally enjoyed. Towards the end I felt it dragged a little bit and that's the only reason it wasn't a 5-star book, but the world with the different skies, the different cultures, and the way different characters viewed magic were all major pros for the book. I thoroughly recommend this book. "

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