The Hidden Masters of Marandur : The Pillars of Reality

  • von Jack Campbell
  • Sprecher: MacLeod Andrews
  • Serie: The Pillars of Reality
  • 13 Std. 24 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


It's book two of The Pillars of Reality, the exciting epic fantasy series written exclusively for Audible by New York Times best-selling author Jack Campbell!
Someone wants to kill Mari, a young steam mechanic in the guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization and that mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young mage who has learned that mechanics are not frauds, as his guild teaches, and that mechanic Mari is the only person who can prevent the oncoming disaster.
Narrowly escaping death, the mechanic and the mage stay alive thanks to their combined skills, an alliance never before seen. But it becomes clear that both of their guilds, the most powerful forces in the world, are trying to destroy them. Other powers, like the great empire and a mysterious secret order, also seek to kill or capture them using every weapon from imperial legions to mage-created trolls, dragons, and rocs.
Trying to survive and learn the truth about their world so they will know how to save it, Mari and Alain realize the answers they seek may lie in the dead city of Marandur. But Marandur is guarded by the legions that have sealed it off from the rest of the world for more than a century. Mari and Alain's only hope may rest with the unseen masters of Marandur.


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A little on the romance side

Two youngsters against the world? Sometimes it stretches credulity but the author still makes the turn. The romance party is a bit too much if not as thick as in the divergent series. In all a good listening.
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- Josef

Teenage hero story struggling to overcome clichés

The story balanced science and magic interesting and even develops the teenage love story and hero plot without getting annoying with the chosen one parts most of times. In the details the story became inconsistent at times. Alain seems to be perfectly able to suppress lust when it is convenient while having problems when it is teenage boys time. All wise people are young adults or commons. Mari extremely over reacts to the Daughter of Jules. She also strangly insecure for her absolute perfectness at everything. Mari's absolute perfectness is annoying. Alain is quite perfect as well but shows weakness in this.
A weird detail is the lack of birth controll while both guilds live out every lust and live out relationships with each other, mage have physical relationship as well. So without a contraceptive there have to be some guild babies for both guilds. They have batteries so chemistry should be advanced what about the medical sector. This seems totally arbitrary to the teenage hero story in the right rhythm besides immediate commitment.
The plot is a bit less predictable than the last one but also less focused.
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- Hooded Crow

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.02.2015
  • Verlag: Audible Studios