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The Servants Of The Storm

(The Pillars of Reality #5)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  1,227 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Listening time 11 hours 56 minutes

A Storm that will wreck a world threatens Dematr. Only Mari, one of the Mechanics who control all technology through their Guild, has a chance to stop it. She and Mage Alain have survived numerous attempts to kill them and have gained many more followers, but the Storm of chaos, born of centuries of enslavement, grows ever closer.

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Published July 1st 2016 by Audible Studios
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D.G.
**4.5 stars**

The Servants of the Storm was a sad book for me. Not because anything tragic happened, but because both Mari and Alain lost their innocence. It was one thing knowing they had to save the world but now that they are openly fighting the Great Guilds, their responsibilities are staggering. Mari’s decisions directly impact the lives of millions of people, while Alain is, in turn, the last stand between Mari and all the people who want her dead. There are so many assassins after Mari tha
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Donna Weaver
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
A Storm that will wreck a world threatens Dematr. Only Mari, one of the Mechanics who control all technology through their Guild, has a chance to stop it. She and Mage Alain have survived numerous attempts to kill them and have gained many more followers, but the Storm of chaos, born of centuries of enslavement, grows ever closer.

Mari leads an army now. She and Alain must fight together to bind back the Broken Kingdom and build a force strong enough to defeat the might of the Grea
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Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
Re-read August 2016, although it was really more of a skim just to refresh my memory for the last book. It's a lot of drama and Mari being a little ridiculous as a control freak/martyr. But overall it's a great adventure with fantastic new characters and great scenes.

This had a slower pace than the previous books. That said, it was still a good adventure. I'm glad Mari finally has people around her who tell her the truth about being a control freak. And Alain gets to be a regular guy with regul
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Volpot
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. Good continuation
Suz
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, fantasy, steampunk
4+ stars

I liked this one the best so far.
Jeff
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Doubt about your wisdom can be the clearest sign of wisdom".

One of the many reasons why I am a fan of John Hemry/Jack Campbell is that when I read his science fiction, I don't feel like I'm reading a political thesis nor do I think I'm reading violence porn. He's not alone in that - neither David Drake nor David Weber can really be accused of either as well.

However, Mr. Hemry/Campbell (for ease of writing, I'll call him Mr. Campbell) has never been afraid to throw in some political commentary
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Nico Man
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book continues in the same manner as the previous 4 books. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys YA novels with a touch of romance. The romance in this is very light hearted and isn't excessive. The relationship between Alain and Mari does stagnate a little from book 3 onwards, but there's still a very pleasant spark between them. The entire series is very well written and easily accessible, and I do feel I care about the characters in the story, which is extremely important as ...more
Lynn Worton
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is the fifth book in a fantastic epic fantasy series called The Pillars of Reality. I absolutely loved it!

Mari is a fantastic character. I liked her immediately when I met her in the first book. I love her determination to do the right thing, even at the cost of her own life. A Master Mechanic, Mari has faced many threats to her life from the Guild Masters on the world of Dematr and survived. Foreseen by Mages to be 'The Daughter of Jules' and fated to free the world of Dematr from th
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Reanne
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review crossposted from Reanne Reads.

The Servants of the Storm is the fifth book in the Pillars of Reality series, which is quickly becoming my favorite book series ever. If you’ve read the series up to this point, you should definitely read this one too. If you haven’t read them yet, you should definitely read them but start at the beginning with The Dragons of Dorcastle.

Spoiler warning: this review will contain some spoilers for previous books and some not-very-specific spoilers for this book.
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Got My Book
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Also posted on my blog Got My Book.

Real Rating = 4.5*

I can't believe this excellent YA SF (and a bit of everything else) series is almost over.

Source: I received this book free in return for an honest review, courtesy of Audible Studios.

BOOK DETAILS:
The Servants of the Storm by Jack Campbell, read by MacLeod Andrews, published by Audible Studios (2016) / Length: 11 hrs 56 min

SERIES INFO:
This is #5 of 6 in "The Pillars of Reality" series. Both #5 & #6 will continue to be available on audio on
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T
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had mixed feelings about the first half of the book as the frustrations I had in earlier parts of the series continued (and I'm just tired of people arguing over who gets to die first; I know they're teenagers and all, but seriously, couldn't we just focus on the parts where they're not being so annoying!?!?). It was still fun enough but was headed for a lower rating.

Then, unexpectedly, the later parts of the book turned into a new, different, and rather unexpected kind of adventure that was m
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Chris
It took me a long time to start this series, the blurb on the back of the first book just wasn't that interesting...

But it kept showing up, and I eventually started to read...

The whole series as FAST as I could!

To date I think this has been one of the most masterful uses of dialogue to move a truly spectacular story forward at break neck speed, while also allowing deep insight into the characters themselves!

There were times in the series when I was excited to find out just how the character's
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Zachary
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As the stakes are raised and Mari continues to learn to walk into her (apparently fated) destiny, Campbell steps up his writing and story-telling. It was fun to have the story live up to the potential I've seen in it from the beginning.

Again, I wouldn't recommend starting into this book blind... One almost needs all the books before it so that one might fully appreciate some of the culminations and resolutions and tensions this book deals with. That said, I don't regret starting the series and
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Mary Catelli
Book 5 of The Pillars of Reality. Spoilers ahead for the earlier ones. Like a lot of series, it is picking up steam and turning into a flowing story.

For instance, this opens with Mari and Alain working about with Princess Sien how to take a city. (Trick the warlords into thinking they had an escape and ambushing them.) Her work as the daughter of Jules goes on. Her parents and sister arrive -- her father finds it hard to take -- the Mechanics are teaching and spreading, the Mages are considering
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Heather
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is the Fifth book in the Pillars of Reality series. This book was my least favorite of the series. The pace was slow and the story-line predictable. Other than a quick plot twist and some action at the end of the book, I feel like this whole book could have been summarized at the end of the previous book. Am hoping that the next, and final, book will be better.
Marjo
There is a great sense of "ok, time to wrap everything up" in this book, from the time jumps at the beginning and at the end, to the return of a bunch of previously met characters and a tying up of loose plot threads.

Still, this was amazing, and timely in a way I did not expect (but maybe should have, seeing as this was published only last year).
Nai Wang
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The stakes are high, the story is fast, the acting is amazing. Keep on going to the final climax where the worlds collide. I really hope we get more information about the world. What an incredible buildup! If you've read this far, you have to finish. I'm not looking forward to the finale. I really love the world he built.
LaDawn
Enjoyed it, but it seemed very long with not as much action. The books may be getting a bit repetitive.
Kevin
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A lot more engaging than the past few books. Less repetitive and doesn't go as much into repeating old jokes
Woody James
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The series is still going strong. Now off to Dorcastle for the final big battle.
David
Sep 03, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Too juvenile for me.
Ed Bierman
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Anxious to see how this all comes out in the final book - where does Jack get so much energy to write these books. Great story teller.
Jim Basl
A good lead into the conclusion

This was a good lead into the conclusion of the series. The plot development was good and the characters development was good.
David M. Frisse
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great part of excellent series

Fast read. Exciting and unexpected developments. One of the bes to installments am Campbell books conserving all of his series
Mary
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, love-love-love
Another really great book. Again, short. I want some anthology so I can listen to all of these books together.
Wiebke (1book1review)
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
This felt a little like a filler book, a little too long for what actually happens.
Heavy
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damn you Jack the ending of this book was so good you made an grown man cry!
Sisilia
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Shane Jardine
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at www.archeddoorway.com

I don’t know if I can properly describe just how difficult I found the wait for this book to be, I know I had to have checked the release date at least every other day for the last month, in the hope that I had read it wrong the first 20 times I had done so. The last time I was probably this excited for a book to release was when A Memory of Light release back in 2013. When my audiobook was delivered around midnight, I sat down and told myself I would li
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Beth
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Audio book narrated by MacLeod Andrews.
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Other books in the series

The Pillars of Reality (6 books)
  • The Dragons of Dorcastle (The Pillars of Reality, #1)
  • The Hidden Masters of Marandur (The Pillars of Reality, #2)
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