Rebellion: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 2 : Tainted Realm

  • by Ian Irvine
  • Narrated by Grant Cartwright
  • Series: Tainted Realm
  • 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Magery is failing, the war has been lost and Hightspall has fallen. The Cythonian enemy, led by their reincarnated sorcerer-king, Lyf, are determined to wipe it off the map and build their ancient realm of Cythe anew. Rix, now known as Deadhand, was once heir to the greatest fortune in all Hightspall. Now he’s disgraced, dispossessed and is running for his life.
Tali, an escaped slave, is held captive. But when she discovers that her enslaved people face genocide at the hands of the enemy, Tali conceives a desperate, impossible plan. But before she can hope to save her people, Tali has to confront her own darkest fear - a return to slavery.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great continuance of the first book.

I enjoyed the book tremendously. I actually thought it moved along at a good pace and keeps interest for the final book. I really like several of the characters, and want to see what happens next. The narration was great so far, easily understood as he enunciates clearly. I also love the way the narrator reads Rinnilt especially. I have not read any of Irvine's other series of books, but surely will once I finish book 3 in this series. I like that the main characters are well fleshed out but also not without flaws of character, as they seem more 'real' that way. I recommend this series to anyone who likes epic fantasy that doesn't get overly bogged down with minutiae.
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- Pete C

Pure torture

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This story plods and makes small revelations in a contrived way. The action is slow and the convenient memory laps are just irritating. If I can remember something from 2 days ago at my age then a young character should be able to remember something pivotal. The small revelations seem to be let out when the plot runs even slower with something that should have been known earlier. It just drags. I've listened to hundreds of audible books but this series is torture.

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What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Pronounce words correctly. Sloughed is slowed. Lately is lattely. More. Otherwise narrator is okay.

Any additional comments?

The premise of this series is great but the execution should have been better.

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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2012
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd