The Mountains Rise : Embers of Illeniel

  • by Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Series: Embers of Illeniel
  • 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

**A note of warning from the author;
I waited until the book was finished before writing this foreword. Now I find it difficult to encapsulate the book in a short summary, but I felt the need to forewarn you, The Reader. Many of you have probably read my previous series, Mageborn, which is set two millennia after the events in this book, so you may have some misconceptions about what you’ll find here.
Unlike Mageborn, this story encounters more adult issues. The main character does not always do the ‘right’ thing, and in fact, cannot be called a hero. Events conspire to darken his future and twist his morality, but his choices are his own. Most importantly, the story delves into some topics of a sensitive nature, particularly sexual abuse and violence, though there is nothing graphic in the telling.
I didn’t set out to write a book about those things, but they came up as part of the course of this tale, and I couldn’t avoid them. Before allowing some of the situations in this book, before writing them, I sought advice from a number of friends; people who have confided in me over the years. Several of them have been through experiences that correlate to a surprising degree with some of the darker elements within this tale.
Fortunately, they had much better outcomes, and in fact, I doubt any of them would condone the choices that the main character in this story makes. My main purpose in writing this foreword is to make sure that my audience understands that I don’t take the subject matter lightly.
- Michael G. Manning

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the world isn't black and white

I took immense pleasure from this story. Love the narrator. My favorite parts were the development of his powers, the strategy and battles in the arena. I also really enjoyed his ability to create attachment between you and the characters at the beginning of the story, and the very realistic view of the drama that ensued. the world that was created was complex enough to be believable while not being bogged down with so many details to be grasped. all in all a very entertaining story
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- joseph

Dark and heart wrenching beautiful.

Here you will find an expertly crafted world with story that will surprise you. The dark story only enhanced the moments of profound beauty, in my opinion. This was the first Michael G. Manning book I have read and I'm excited. to have found another excellent author. The Narrator, Alex Wyndham gave an awesome performance. I honestly did not like his voice at first but his undeniable talent was apparent in the first few minutes. I'm a fan now. I am more than satisfied with my purchase.
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- Dallas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2015
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing