Dawnbreaker : Legends of the Duskwalker

  • by Jay Posey
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • Series: Legends of the Duskwalker
  • 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The final audiobook in the acclaimed Duskwalker trilogy.
Wren is living in Greenstone under the temporary care of Charles and Mol and the protection of Chapel. Unable to determine the fate of his mother and those he left behind in Morningside, Wren believes there is nothing left to do but wait for Asher's final blow...until a man named Haiku walks into the Samurai McGann, looking for Three. After learning of Three's fate, Asher's ascension, and Wren's gift, Haiku offers his help, and together they set out to find the remnants of House Eight and convince them to help. As Cass and the few who survived the fall of Morningside face overwhelming odds to escape Asher and the Weir, they realize it is impossible...until their daring and probably suicidal plan to strike turns out to have surprising results and unexpected discoveries.
Back in Greenstone, one of the border cities likely facing Asher's next assault, Charles uses his network of influence to try to create a city defense.
Jay Posey is a narrative designer, author, and screenwriter by trade. He started working in the videogame industry in 1998 and has been writing professionally for over a decade. He's spent around eight years writing and designing for Tom Clancy's award-winning Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises. Jay has lectured at conferences, colleges, and universities on topics ranging from basic creative-writing skills to advanced material specific to the videogame industry.

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What the Critics Say

"The post-apocalyptic world that Jay Posey created in Three is brilliantly constructed, it's just chock-full of the cool stuff, futuristic gadgets (guns and the like), augmented people and not forget the Weir." (The Book Plank)
"Three is a fantastic piece of post-apocalyptic fiction...simply stunning from beginning to end." (SFBook.com)

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The series returns to form...

Jay Posey once again decides to add new characters to the mix for Dawnbreaker and this time it really helps return the series to form. The new characters fill the void left by Three and they make Wren's storyline immensely more interesting. Wren's fate has been mostly dictated by others throughout the first two books and now he finally decides to take matters into his own hands. Cass and many of the other characters from the first two books are also back on center stage as the series picks back up and is once again running on all cylinders.

There was an air of mystery that surrounded Three in the first book, even more so because he was disconnected from the data network that everyone else relied on to survive. He was clearly a hardened man with the skill set needed to survive in an apocalyptic wasteland and one must wonder how he became that way and why he is disconnected. Well that background information is finally provided as Wren's storyline gets flushed out in preparation for an inevitable confrontation with his half brother, Asher.

Clearly Wren and Asher are both very talented and powerful individuals and they do share one thing in common - their mother. Cass has undergone a transformation over time, starting out as a drug addict on the run while being an overprotective mother to Wren and now finally realizing that her responsibility to protect people from her evil son, Asher, extends beyond just Wren. Like Wren, her character really grows in this book as she takes a more active role in determining her own fate, becoming a lot more than just Wren's mother.

Even though I really enjoyed this book, the series itself still leaves me feeling a bit unsatisfied because the world building I was hoping for has never arrived. With a few exceptions, I am still left wondering why the world is in this dilapidated state and why the Weir are they way they are. Perhaps the series will be continued at some point and that background information will be provided, but it isn't present in this initial trilogy which wraps up the existing story nicely.

Once again Luke Daniels delivers a solid performance as the narrator making this a worthy listen.
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- Lore

Fabulous!

Excellent story, well written and performed. The characters are very real in the struggles that encounter.
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- Amy W.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios