Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan

Age of the Five: Book Three

My review of book 1, Priestess of the White, can be found here
My review of book 2, The Last of the Wilds, can be found here
Unable to avoid being drawn into the terrible conflict, Auraya, now protector of the Siyee, fears she will be unable to meet the conditions of the all-powerful gods she once served. And an offer from a mysterious woman may be impossible for Auraya to refuse, but, if revealed, would brand her an enemy of the gods. Now, the immortal Wilds will not be deterred in their quest for powerful, long-buried secrets. But they have deadly adversaries who also seek the world-shattering truth . . . and it may appear in a form that no one anticipates.

I'm not big on spoilers (both for this book and it's predecessors), so I'll keep this brief.

The series steadily got better towards the end. The first book spent a lot of time building the world and its inhabitants (and of course, the characters) and the second was able to focus more the story itself. The third book has a lot of loose ends and questions to deal with and I do think it manages to wrap it all up nicely. I saw most of the twists and turns a mile off, but still appreciated them nonetheless. I really liked the main characters and as usual Canavan is excellent at juggling a large number of character point-of-views. Auraya, Emerahl and Mirrar are 3 very substantial and relate-able characters, and it was also nice to get closer to the Voices and understand the "enemy".  The ending didn't have a wow-effect though, nor was is particularly spectacular, and the epilogue was just plain useless, which leaves the book on a solid 4 stars.

626 pages / published in 2006
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2012


  1. Four crowns is enough for me to check out books. Thanks for the non-spoiler review! :-*


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