Ascendant's Rite

Written by:
David Hair
Narrated by:
Nick Podehl

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2016
29 hours 32 minutes
The last few months of the moontide—when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea—has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.For failed mage Alaron and his companion Ramita—widow to the mage who built the Leviathan Bridge—the unthinkable has happened. They have lost the Scytale of Corineus, the key to the Rite of Ascendancy, as well as one of Ramita's infant sons, to the hands of their deadliest enemies.In Javon, Cera Nesti, the imprisoned queen, has been freed, and plots to take on the overwhelming might of the Rondian Empire. But standing between her and her goal is a band of deadly mercenaries playing a dangerous game of their own.And in the East, Seth Korion's Lost Legions must navigate treacherous roads to gain safety, bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor.The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed. New powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the mighty Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided.
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Tyler B

felt the story, got to know the people, and dreamed of trying to help them

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I don’t do reviews but this is worth it! The story is massive in lots of ways… it was fantastically long which was just great. The characters are believable and all the more so because the narrator is awesome. He can switch characters in the blink of an eye, seamlessly…once you get to know them each is instantly recognisable and very believable, I’ve listened to a lot of books and I don’t think I’ve experienced such brilliant narrating. The cast of characters is huge and for one person to do them all is frankly quite brilliant. I would highly recommend the book not only because of the narrator bringing it to life but the story keeps you hooked. There are so many things to provoke your own thoughts and opinions despite it not being set in this world it is a world of parallels and instantly relatable. Great read maybe not for the squeamish…but now I want more….Naas? The only thing I missed not seeing is a map… Thank you David Hair and Nick Podehl for filling empty hours so entertainingly.

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Carl Stolzenburg

Hair approaches religion, governance, and intrigue in such realism that the more fantastic elements are believable and even relatable. I went through the entire quartet in rapid fashion, and was most impressed by how the characters remained consistent even as they grew and showed their deeper parts. Hair is definitely in tune with societies' best and worst facets. Nick Podehl is THE BEST. The life given to this series and the books of Patrick Rothfuss by this man have made me seek him out as much as any author. I would buy audio books narrated by this man.

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