Heirs of Empire : The Scourwind Legacy

  • by Evan Currie
  • Narrated by Deric McNish
  • Series: The Scourwind Legacy
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man's machinations aim to shift the balance of power - with violent and devastating consequences.
When the trusted General Corian launches a coup against Emperor Scourwind, he hurls the planetary kingdom into chaos. To secure his claim as ruler, Corian will need the strength of the Scourwind name behind him, and he will stop at nothing to bring under his grasp the young Scourwind heirs, twins Lydia and Brennan. Barely into adulthood, the two are thrust into the crossfire. Battling new obstacles at every turn, they eventually find refuge with Mira Delsol, pirate and former member of the elite empire forces.
As the stakes rise, loyalists, mercenaries, and political opportunists rally around the heirs in a desperate bid to unseat the usurper. But if their risky gambit fails, will the empire crumble into oblivion?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I loved the world building

This is world building on Sanderson's level.
You connect to the main characters in the book and cheers them on. The title of the book is misguiding I think as the strong female main character only has a bi-role. There is things that is mysterious and ready for reviling in the sequels. I hope for that at least.
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- Henning Strauss "Sedai"

Uninspired story, lacklustre performance.

The story seemed flat, no real tension or drama, except a few small points. The world the book is set in, and it's technology, have some interesting facets, but the story rarely leveraged it. Most of the characters are shallow, two dimensional, and seemed quite generic. The narrator is a bit halting, and the conversation passages never felt natural. This story may work as a foundation for future books in a series, and with a better narrator, they may be better, as I believe this author has more to offer, based on other books he has written.
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- Shane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio