The Wind and the Void : Nightblade (Kirk)

  • by Ryan Kirk
  • Narrated by Andrew Tell
  • Series: Nightblade (Kirk)
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The invasion is here. Already decimated by civil war, the armies of the Three Kingdoms struggle desperately to mount a defense against a force stronger than any they have fought before.
In the midst of the chaos, the actions and choices of a select few will shape the future of the land. Akira prepares to give up his Lordship. Ryuu wanders the Southern Kingdom, searching for a reason to fight. Moriko sits quietly, biding her time before she leaves the Three Kingdoms for good. Finally, across the Three Sisters, Nameless fight to keep his fragile alliance of clans together.
A new age is dawning in the Three Kingdoms. An age born in blood and sacrifice. An age shaped by the wind and the void.


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Customer Reviews

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Akira - The Blundering Surrender Monkey

The saga begins to plod along in book 3 but the most glaring fault line in the story is how absolutely inept Akira is as a leader. First, he knowingly allowed a ruthless and brutal general to ride roughshod over his people, then he falls into a trap and is forced to surrender to Tanak. Then, through Tanak's death due to his own brand ineptitude, Akira becomes king of the two kingdoms.

Good enough so far but then after realizing that the Azirians would still overwhelm the 2 kingdom's combined forces he decides to surrender to Sen, lord of the 3rd kingdom, and through the kindness of Sen, he is handed over control of all 3 kingdoms.

He then launches a guerilla campaign against the divided Azirian clans to keep them in check but then decides to personally infiltrate a known enemy monk monastery with only a single soldier and against the sage advise of his advisor, Capt. Young, and as predictable as market bubbles, he gets caught and ... wait for it ... surrenders again!

While there are other story arcs playing out in this book, Ryuu, Moriko, Nameless, &c. they all pale when compared to Akira follies so, I'll leave it at that.
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- Sailfish

A book of inconsistencies and petty squabbles

I started optimistic with this book, but the story is far from well written.
The characters are inconsistent and unbelievable.

We have an “assassin” that’s changes personality every time i read about her.
The main issue is the King. He acts like a leader of a small town militia, and not a leader of kingdoms.

I know the book is about 3 kingdoms and an invasion. But based on the story development, its more like 3 small towns and a local dispute. The scale of the disputes and the plots are just wrong…. 6 people died when there should been 6 hundred or 6 thousand.

There are so many issues with the plot and story development in this book. It feels like a first draft, before the feed back.
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- Asbjørn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2016
  • Publisher: Waterstone Media LLC