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A new queen has usurped the throne and is leading Cenaria into disaster. The country has become a broken realm with a threadbare army, little food, and no hope. Kylar Stern plans to reinstate his closest friend Logan as King, but can he really get away with murder? In the north, the Godking’s death has thrown Khalidor into civil war. To gain the upper hand, one faction attempts to raise the goddess Khali herself. But they are playing with volatile powers, and trigger conflict on a vast scale. Seven armies will converge to save - or destroy - an entire continent.

Kylar has finally learnt the bitter cost of immortality, and is faced with a task only he can complete. To save his friends, and perhaps his enemies, he must assassinate a goddess. Failure will doom the south. Success will cost him everything he’s ever loved.

©2008 Brent Weeks (P)2011 Hachette Digital

Critic Reviews

"I was mesmerized from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writer's work." (Terry Brooks)

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Best book ever

I love this series more than anything and enjoyed it even more on audiobook. Great narrator, he even does voices. Thank you for having this book available

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love

BY FAR THE BEST! This is better than Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and more! This is Epic! Magestic! Beautiful! My heart is broken! It's the end of a good thing

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10/10

This is an incredible trilogy. Definitely wish there was more. If only the author would do like what they did with the star wars movies and go back to Durzo's time!

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Excellent

Beautifully narrated. Incredibly strong story. Captivating from beginning of Book1 to end of Book3. Listening to it twice because I loved it so.

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absolutely awesome

one of the best I have read/listened to. had me enthralled from start to finish.

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Wonderful

It was a great series to listen to, i couldnt wait to hear what happened, on to the next series

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Loved it!

amazing to listen to and to be imersed into the awesome universe!. I will be looking for more like this definitely.

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fantasic ending to a great trilogy

a melancholy ending to be sure, but very satisfying. I'd love to see another story set in this world!

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  • 24-04-2015

this trilogy will never leave me, I love it.

A compelling and well thought out story I will never forget.

The narrator has done a brilliant job at making me laugh, cry, think and feel this trilogy, I commend his talent, and would strongly recommend reading or listening to these books as it brought strength to me at a time when I didn't know I had any.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-2019

One of my favorite series, beautifully concluded

This is one of my favorite series of all time, great voice performance and beautiful story. Would recommend!

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  • Sander Clausen
  • 03-04-2017

A Rushed ending

A good listen, but the story felt å bitt rushed
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  • Alberga
  • 06-10-2015

Great story!

Great story and good performance. Too bad I finished it. I couldnt put it aside good thing there where many hours per book

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  • Nathan
  • 10-06-2014

A good end to a a good series

With some time between the second and third books in the Night Angel trilogy I was quickly able to pick back up the story and the characters. Brent Weeks increases the pace and action in the third book as there was a lot that had to happen to tie up the overarching story lines. Some of it does feel like it is rushed and could have benefited with more time to expand upon.

The conclusion is however satisfying. There is certainly enough left unsaid to create opportunities for future expansion on this setting but there is no glaringly unanswered questions or disappointment.

The narration is well done, easy to listen to with good character definition.

The Night Angel trilogy was enjoyable and surprisingly epic in the final chapter if a bit rushed. I would recommend it if you are looking for some decent Fantasy to add to your library.

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  • James
  • 24-09-2014

Night Angel is brilliant!

The third and final book in the Night Angel trilogy, Beyond the Shadows is absolutely brilliant. Kylar is bonded to Vi, Jenine is married to the new Godking Dorian and believes Logan Gyre dead, Durzo Blint returns new danger around the Black Barrow rears its ugly head. Once again Paul Boehmer delivers an awesome performance of the audiobook. Brent Weeks just keeps getting better with every book he writes.

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  • Sam
  • 24-12-2012

A good read

This is a great book in the night angel trilogy. This book has depth, complexity and intrigue without sacrificing action, pace or believability. The build up is excellent and the crescendo near the end feels suitably epic.



The narrator is on brilliant form giving a nice rich tone to the book and allowing you to feel the subtle differences in the cultures.



One word of warning - not all the ends will be tied up, and you may like me, be waiting for another series to be written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-04-2020

really good

with talking speak at 1.3 it's a great performance. great book as always ^^ great story

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  • Clarion2020
  • 08-12-2019

Improves as it moves

This is the third in the night angel trilogy. Each one has its own story building on the last and both explaining and entwining new themes. The trilogy is very good and as he last this is the best. If you read Brandon Sanderson you would love these. The plots and the details are very good. At times it does feel a tad YA and there is a thin vein of too overt Christian morality which is a bit irritating- and I’m a Christian. But it doesn’t spoil the magic and the story which I recommend. I read a review about the reader which said he wasn’t very good. I’m very surprised. He is excellent I sometimes forgot he was reading all the parts. I’m going to buy the book to re read it. Enjoy!

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  • Tony Starks
  • 13-09-2019

Loved it!

Great story and character building and variety. Also appreciate a nice and clean finish. Would love to read more in this universe

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2019

Epic

an amazing ending to one of the best stories have ever read. Can't wait to try some more of Brent Weeks works

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  • Kim.A
  • 13-05-2019

many nights of lost sleep

I loved reading it the 2nd time around as much as the 1st. There are always enough twists and turns to keep the pages flipping. I just couldn't put the book down. I've stayed up way too late saying just one more chapter to myself.

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  • James Daniels
  • 22-06-2018

A masterpiece of storytelling

Incredible story compelling in its human experience while capturing the feel of a new world in all its gritty underbelly while elevating the soul.

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  • Dave Q
  • 28-01-2018

decent end to a great series

the very end was a little cliched and predictable, however this has been a fantastic series. this book isn't as dirty as the previous two, with more improbable (even for the world it's set in) occurrences. still went through the book in just 2 sittings though, so it certainly entertains!

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  • great game to pass the time
  • 30-09-2017

highly recommended

Great climax to an excellent series. Highly recommended. I enjoyed this from start to finish.

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  • dan
  • 21-07-2017

amazing read

fantastic book didn't want it to end had me addicted from start to finish. 5 star

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