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Last of the Wilds: Book 2 of the Age of the Five (Age of the Five Trilogy)

Last of the Wilds: Book 2 of the Age of the Five (Age of the Five Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Trudi Canavan
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A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of-the-seat plot, this book is a must for lovers of good fantasy (Jennifer Fallon)

Canavan is a natural storyteller (Emerald City)

Book Description

The second volume of bestselling author Trudi Canavan's Age of the Five trilogy, set in a classical world of magic, heroes, gods and forbidden love.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 761 KB
  • Print Length: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New Ed edition (7 Jan 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003E1M6RM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,161 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Trudi Canavan lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her first published story received an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story in 1999. She has since published the bestselling Black Magician Trilogy and is now a bestselling author in the UK, Australia and the US.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 2 Jun 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Last of the Wilds is the second book in the trilogy of the Age of Five, it starts where the last book left off and it changes between the main characters of the book giving their different perspectives on their intertwining lives. It's about an age ruled by five gods who give magical powers to mortals who range in ability with the elite being chosen to be immortals and commune the wishes of the gods to the gods followers. The story includes loyalty issues, love and deception. Well written and an excellent read, would recommend it to anyone.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for book 3 21 July 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In some ways I liked this, the second installment of the "Age of the Five" series more than the first. Auraya has become a little less "goody two-shoes" and has shown some spark of character. Mirar and Emerahl have become far more interesting. On the other hand Imi, the wayward princess, is irritating and juvenile in a rather silly way.
However, the stage is set for an interesting theological denoument between the Gods of Northern and Southern Ithania, who don't believe in each other's existence, espeically with Mirar and co threatening to spill the beans about their past. I wonder whether the third installment will in fact end up being split over two volumes. There seems to be a lot going on and unless the end is quite rushed it may be difficult to fit it all in.
On the whole, this is an enjoyable piece of light reading and I am looking forward to the next installment.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Shocking!!! 5 Aug 2006
Trudi Canavan seems incapable of disappointing! This new book lives up to all of my expectations! At first I was slightly disconcerted by the revelations that saturate the story but ultimately they make a highly impacting and satisfying read. To experience the full power of this book it is essential that you read Priestess of the White first. Now we have an agonising wait for the last installment in the trilogy...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too slow 20 July 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Following on from 'Priestess of the White', this is a bit of a disappointment. I enjoyed Priestess and was looking forward to this, the next instalment, but the author has tried a different tack and while it is an interesting diversion, the story end up with too many sub plots and not enough tension. On the plus side there are some interesting aspects of the agendas of the various characters in the book from the Gods to the 'bad guys' which illustrate that good or bad is just a matter of perspective. Having said that, there are too many things going on and the pace is too slow to really enjoy the book.

So, in summary a weak 'middle book' but it looks like the scene is set for an interesting third and final book, so while I didn't overly enjoy this one, I will stick with it and hope for a good final segment.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars vast improvement 21 Sep 2006
I read the magician trilogy first and although I enjoyed the books, there were parts that were quite naive. The plot was great but the writing sometimes seemed a bit adolescent, not quite flowing, and this was slightly annoying at times. She's obviously got in a lot of practice by now so the writing in this and The Priestess of the White is much much better. Plot is great again. The books have a cosy feel but she doesn't protect the characters like eg David Eddings, where you can't get involved as it never feels that the characters are in any danger. Anything can happen and she keeps you guessing right the way through. Read it asap.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 30 Aug 2006
By Anna
Being a lover of her previous trilogy The Dark Magicians I thought I ought to give this trilogy, the age of the five, a go. I did and boy was I glad I did! It is stunning and kept me wanting more. This book, the last of the wilds, is the second installment in the trilogy and you really see the plot start to unravel and you meet a variety of new characters while seeing the old characters in a new light. Absolutely stunning would recommend to everybody. With a great many unexpected plot twists!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but... 20 Aug 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book was an fasinating read and well worth the wait. It was written excellently and the concepts behind the various use of magic were well explored. We see more from the Pentadrians' point of view and way of life and learn a lot more about the various characters that make up the White, the Wilds and the Elai as well as learning more about the Gods. I found the constant shift of viewpoint distracting and slightly annoying. I can see some of it necessary, but wonder whether some of it was just to fill out the book (I agree that it feels like half a book). I also feel that there are too many sub-plots - too much things going on, but am unable to decide if they're necessary yet because they may prove to be in relation to the final installment. The Last of Wilds feels like its setting us up for something significant in the final book and because of that nothing significant happens in this one (actually ONE significant thing takes place in this one at the end, but not compared to the events in the first book). We learn a lot, no doubt, but there wasn't a particularly satisfied feeling upon finishing it. More of burning desire to read the next one, which is the point I suppose! A very, very good read though. I would definately recommend this trilogy - just dont start reading until all books have been published!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 & 1/2 27 Nov 2007
The Last of the Wilds is better than Priestess of the White. It moves along at a slightly faster pace. It also jumps around less. I am not sure if this is because i got used to the stlye or maybe because there were less new characters to introduce. It might just be that this was a better book. I found it more humourous as well.
I think Auraya is a good character but i still feel that shes a little flat. Considering her lingering love for a dreamweaver and her controversial actions at the end of the book I was expecting a few more fire works.
There was a bit of travelling (which is always nice), bringing new scenery with it.
The story again is faultless and fascinating. How can I come to like the Pentadrians?! They have some likeable characters. As the duality of both religious worlds is introduced, this story uncovers part of how they came into being, but not enough. Now you just have to read the next book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Last of the wilds 2
Once more Trudie takes you on an adventure with more twists and turns,revelations and intrigue.Never letting the reader to grow bored.An utterly enthralling read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by shelby
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
live it
Published 1 month ago by roger
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Basically an incredible book continuing the series
Published 2 months ago by Tristan Brookes
5.0 out of 5 stars Terry loves Trudi
This book was even more gripping than the first in it's series, and came as a complete shock when it suddenly ended! Can't wait to see where it goes in part three.
Published 2 months ago by T. R. Shoebridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
No issues.
Published 2 months ago by Tim James
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book - would recommend.
Published 3 months ago by Leeds lass
5.0 out of 5 stars Still love the Siyee and Auraya's tale the most
This books starts off where the 1st book ended, in a similar style but this time introducing a POV character from the enemy side, the Pentadrians which adds a new dimension to the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars a gripping tale, very gripping in places, many different characters, I...
Enjoyed the book, I am looking forward to finishing the series, all the treads are coming together, the book hold your attention down al the different avenues.
Published 4 months ago by Dorothy Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Guilded promise
Trudi never fails to entertain me with works about the magicians. A must read.
Published 4 months ago by Mr E Lyon
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
Amazing book! Never wanted to put it down. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy reading and to those who have tried it!
Published 6 months ago by Thomas hill dean/Rochelle Lindley
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