Audiobook Review: The Ashes by Kyle Prue

The Ashes by Kyle Prue is the epic conclusion to a trilogy of books filled with imaginative characters and pulse-pounding predicaments. Read on for my thoughts on this novel, and whether or not you should go ahead and read the third book in this franchise. And if you haven’t already done so, make sure to read my review of the first book in the series here and my review of its sequel here.

Publisher’s Summary

His fate has been foretold. Unless he can accept his fortune, his nation will fall to its doom.

Teenage warrior Neil Vapros strives to live up to his destiny. Imprisoned at the hands of the Empire, in order to return to his family and sweetheart, he’s forced to stage a daring breakout. But as he smashes the chains, he uncovers a shocking truth….

On the run and desperate to fight back, his valiant efforts against the rising forces only result in more tragic deaths. And now Neil understands that the only way anyone will live is if he embraces his own demise.

Will Neil pay the ultimate price to prevent freedom’s annihilation?

The Ashes is the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning epic feud young adult fantasy trilogy. If you like edge-of-your-seat action, gripping suspense, and explosive battles, then you’ll love Kyle Prue’s riveting finale.

My Thoughts

I enjoyed the first two books in The Feud Trilogy, so I was happy to listen to the final audiobook in this series, The Ashes.

The Story

In this book, Neil is, once again, in a wildly challenging situation, surrounded by a delightfully well developed cast of characters. This time around he’s on the run after being imprisoned, faced with a difficult decision. A trademark of a good book is one in which you’re reading about a choice that makes you think, ‘What would I do if I was in this situation?’ The Ashes is one of those books.


John Eric Preston continues to exhibit his narration prowess in The Ashes, delivering a lovely performance befitting the tale being told. His effortless delivery and willingness to throw himself into each character makes for a joyful listening experience.


This audiobook sounds terrific, with consistent audio levels throughout. As with the books that preceded it, The Ashes is a high-fidelity affair.

Final Verdict

The Ashes is a riveting culmination, serving as an endpoint to The Feud Trilogy in a way that is unpredictable, yet believable and, most importantly, satisfying. I enjoyed the time I spent with these characters, and I’m certain you will too.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kyle Prue. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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