“ Author: Trudi Canavan / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 04 March 2010 / Genre: Fantasy / Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group / Title: Voice of the Gods / ISBN 13: 9781841499659 / ISBN 10: 1841499659 / Alternative title: Age of the Five: Voice of the Gods - Trudi Canavan / Alternative ISBN 10: 1841493880 „
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The third and final book in the Age of Five trilogy which bring the story line to a close (sadly as thought it was pretty damn good!) and ties up all the loose ends and makes some questionable acts on the characters behalf make more sense!
It is set in world ruled by Gods and their chosen representatives. Each side convinced the other follows dead or imaginary Gods and determined to save souls. In this world most people have at least a small 'gift' very few are strong and can only create heat and light, however there are the truly gifted that can hurt and maim if they feel inclined. Most are suppressed under the leadership of the Gods however a few truly gifted people, no longer suffering conditions such as aging and death are fed up of being suppressed, it's time to make a stand, it's time to reveal the truth!
With the hospice going strong and the priests and priestesses learning more and more from the Dreamweavers everyday a growing acceptance is happening, however not for everyone. This growing acceptance is a start but crowds still lurk outside and it is on such a day that Priestess Ella is presented with a problem. Directed by one of the Gods she is to prevent a man from leaving until help arrives however if she tells anyone they will think she has gone mad. How will she succeed whilst surrounded by Godless heathens, by Dreamweavers. What will happen if she fails?
Mirar, leader of the Dreamweavers and ex lover of Auraya is worried about her safety. Surely after recently resigning from one of the White to become a mere priestess again in order to protect a race of beautiful but fragile flying people, the Gods must be annoyed and looking for a way to remove this abnormality in their plan. Auraya has far too much power to live below them without ruffling feathers. So he sends his friend Emerahl to teach her to shield her mind from their praying eyes. And perhaps if all goes to plan, to become immortal, to become a Wild. Will this help prolong her life or be the excuse the Gods need to remove this powerful sorceress from the picture?
Emerahl is unhappy with the delay forced upon her as she has her own quest underway. Infuriated by this woman that hurt her friend so badly in the past, anxious to find a scroll far away in Northern Ithania, a scroll that reveals how to kill a God, Emerahl's patience is wearing thin.
I know it looks like I have revealed a lot of the story line but that barely scratches the surface, the whole series is an immensely detailed, imaginative and exciting journey into another world, lacking the limitations of ours. There are a lot of plot twists and unexpected happenings which lead to not only the ending of this book but also either the existence of either the Wilds or the Gods.
I find it amusing that you can pick up the hardback version of this book cheaper than paper back if you don't mind using Amazon marketplace. Looking at spending between £3.50-$5 for this book and it's defiantly worth every penny!