The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie audiobook

The Raven Tower

By Ann Leckie
Read by Adjoa Andoh

12.04 Hours 02/26/2019 Unabridged
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Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this breathtaking first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained via the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes. But the power of the Raven is weakening. A usurper has claimed the throne. The kingdom borders are tested by invaders who long for the prosperity that Vastai boasts. And they have made their own alliances with other gods. It is into this unrest that the warrior Eolo--aide to Mawat, the true Lease--arrives. And in seeking to help Mawat reclaim his city, Eolo discovers that the Raven's Tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself...and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Science Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this breathtaking first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained via the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes.
But the power of the Raven is weakening. A usurper has claimed the throne. The kingdom borders are tested by invaders who long for the prosperity that Vastai boasts. And they have made their own alliances with other gods.
It is into this unrest that the warrior Eolo--aide to Mawat, the true Lease--arrives. And in seeking to help Mawat reclaim his city, Eolo discovers that the Raven's Tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself...and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A powerhouse epic of humans and gods at war, deeply imagined and profoundly thrilling…[with] echoes of Shakespeare and Le Guin.” Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A wonderful exploration of gods, mortals, and divinity. It’s as if Hamlet were told from the point of view of Elsinore Castle addressing a mostly oblivious Horatio.” New York Times Book Review
“[Leckie’s] fantasy novel is packed with family intrigue, throne-room maneuvering, and nods to Hamlet…It’s deeply focused world-building.” NPR
“Narrator Adjoa Andoh lends diverse accents and impressive power to this compelling fantasy…Andoh’s skill with a dynamic range of voices will propel listeners through the tales of powerful gods, complex political machinations, and revenge. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Highly recommended for…anyone looking for exciting and boundary-pushing fantasy.” Booklist (starred review)
“This impressive piece of craftsmanship cements Leckie’s place as a powerful voice in both SF and fantasy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Reviews

by wubster 3/4/2019
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interesting worldbuilding

good story in an interesting world.

Author

Author Bio: Ann Leckie

Author Bio: Ann Leckie Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English