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The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen.

In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret, must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked....

To the north, Annise Gäric, Tarin Sheary and their allies are hunted mercilessly by the army of barbarians known as the Horde, led by her long-lost uncle Helmuth, now known as Klar-Ggra. While she seeks refuge in the east, Tarin once more struggles with his own demons....

In the west, Ennis Loren and his brothers, including self-proclaimed king of the west, Sai, return to Knight's End against the advice of the fatemarked, who they despise. Secretly, they plot another attack on the south....

In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel....

In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel....

The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon number-one best-selling series!

©2017 David Estes (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Fantastic read

I have thoroughly enjoyed this epic journey! Beautifully written, executed and performed leaving me satisfied but not content (totally want more). Fa'afetai tele lava

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fantastic

a gripping story that escalated well and then was perfectly finished off. highly recommended epic fantasy adventure

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Amazing

Had me in tears. Best ending of a series I've had the pleasure of listening to. If your into the fantasy universe this series is a MUST.

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Not engaging

The series really seems to be aimed at teens, not adults. Tried sticking with it but the patience was not rewarded. Well read for what it was

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LOVED this series!!

I normally can't be bothered writing reviews but I felt I needed to for this series. I found the first book by chance and was hooked within the first hour. I was a little frustrated initially at the book finishing and then having almost short stories in the postludes but when I finished them, I LOVED it. I love the depth it added to the characters and as the books proceeded, I appreciated the postludes even more. This final book was EPIC! it was a fantastic wrap up and conclusion to an epic tale...there was even tears! thanks for an awesome tale narrated extremely well. HIGHLY recommended!

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The Series

I enjoyed the whole series very much. I don't think rating each book does the series justice. Each book flows from the one before very easily without the awkward pause some series cause when a new chapter (book ) is added

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I want more

As my title says, I want more of this story. There is much yet that could unfold. Beautiful deep characters and beings of wonder.

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Fatemarked Series

A brilliant series, kept me enthralled all the way, even had me in tears, truly a gripping story.

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Amazing story.

I absolutely loved every book in this series .The author has truly got a gift for writing beautifully amazing stories .He helps you to really feel ike you know every character.The performance is really wonderful.Derek Perki s is fantastic.

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great!

loved this series from start until finish was definitely an emotional rollercoaster all the way

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  • Rey
  • 06-03-2020

Beautiful Series

David did an amazing job with the characters and the story. I could not stop listening. Once I started the first book - Fatemarked- I was hooked. I hope beyond all hope HBO or some network would may a tv series of it!

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  • Chad Thomas
  • 06-05-2019

Good series

Enjoyed listening and wish there were more. looking forward to future books. recommend the series.

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  • Robert G
  • 20-01-2019

Lost a star for excessive use of “hither and thither”

Derek Perkins is brilliant! I love his work and how he clearly delineated each characters voice and vocal mannerisms. The story was also quite enjoyable. It had some slow parts but all stories do. Biggest drawback for me was as noted in the title. It might work well in written form, but spoken word it just yanked me out of the moment every time. Otherwise I really enjoyed it. I greatly liked the religious depths that were looked at.

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  • Samson_Ramrod
  • 09-01-2021

great ending to a fantastic story!

it took me longer than I would have liked to finish the five books series, but the author did a great job of wrapping things up. I just wish the story didn't have to end!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-12-2020

Wonderful. Sad to see it end.

A fitting end to a fantastic tale. Loved the epilogues as they privide closure. And a wonderful performance. 5 star.

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  • Austin
  • 30-11-2020

Bad writing, low quality voice acting

The writing in this whole series is terrible. I stayed on for the story, but it was entirely predictable and annoyingly cliche right to the very end. The voice actor was terrible with female roles, and his bad acting made the experience worse. I had to take breaks often, and I'm the kind of person who usually has trouble turning books off.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-2020

one of the best

I loved this series and the ending! endings? Such an adventure from start to finish and was sad when the ending finally came. I couldn't have asked for better narration and deff a top 5 listen imo. I'm not sure what else to say!

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  • Andrew Auxier
  • 07-05-2020

intense

the characters the author has created and the performer has brought to life you wish it wouldn't end they seem so lifelike it's hard to put down the action is intense and there are funny moments that actually make you laugh out loud and tearful as well

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  • Cheryl L. Boswell
  • 08-02-2020

More Threads!

Please write more stories from the threads you left open. I loved this series of books!! Love the narrator, too. 💜💕👑

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  • dunsmuiraae
  • 12-12-2019

enjoyed very much

Truly enjoyed reading this epic, you get so engrossed in flow of these book hard to put down,And you have to love 💘 the ending. Thanks for another great read.

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  • mr j m tattersall
  • 22-09-2020

ABSOLUTE JOY

Everything about the whole series of 5 enthralling. The ending justified the sadness the eaths of some characters. I didn't want it to end

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  • Poppey
  • 08-09-2020

The Fall of All Things

This last book, for me, was the best of the series. It brought everything together, but it was also very sad in many ways. The one storyline I did not particularly warm to was that of Annise and Tarin. I found it repetitive and concentrated too much on the couple, which caused me to fast forward. However, I loved Gareth for his sensitive nature; Gwen for her loyalty; Christoff Metz for his naivety and steadfastness; Mona for her innocence; Shanti for her strength. But above all, my favourite character has to be Siri for sheer spirit and endurance. This will be one I will listen to again as it was a powerful series, made all the more enjoyable by the narration of Derek Perkins, who will be added to my list of preferred narrators.

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  • Andrew Warn
  • 09-05-2019

A wonderful book and series

The entire series of books was a superb listen and this book was a fantastic end to it all A book filled with amazing characters, exciting beasts and evil needing to be overcome, What was just as wonderful was the inspiration the book brought that people can change, become better and make the world better for everyone in it. The author did an amazing job and Derek Perkins who brought this book series to life really made it a worthy listen. Will I listen to this series again, a resounding YES.

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  • David
  • 28-04-2019

another great listen in this saga.

Another great listen in this saga. I highly recommend all of the fate marked books

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  • Skyla
  • 11-03-2019

He does it again - thanks David ;.)

This is page by page adventure and surprises - Thank you David for writing such an amazing story which I thoroughly enjoyed. The concept is strong The character development is strong - e.g. you find yourself liking characters that you shouldn't The narration is really good - Derek does a good job at a female voice and making it credible You look and think 22 hours wow that's long, but it's so good it feels like 5 minutes! He also gives you back stories at the end which give you further insight into the characters (he could have done these as flashbacks just as well) never mind the book LOVED THIS SERIES The length of the books gives such value for money & the brilliance of it doesn't dwindle off - as strong as the first page from book one.

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  • MR
  • 10-01-2019

Brilliant

Great series of books. It has kept me entertained on my many hours on the busy roads.

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  • A.
  • 01-01-2019

one of the best series

one of the best series I've ever listened to. didnt want it to end. oh well

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  • Lynne Jolley
  • 04-12-2018

Brilliant

These are a great set of books and a lovely story, I really enjoyed them all!

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  • Mr M W Long
  • 27-09-2018

excellent series well written and told

I found it draws you in , very difficult to stop listening to. performed brilliantly by the narator giving the story more life

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-08-2018

Amazing

Gripping from the first book to the last, great opportunity for a tv show or film. The series is like a mix of Game of thrones' power struggles and Lord of the rings adventures. More please Mr Estes. Also another great performance by Derek Perkins.

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