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The Dark has nearly consumed the planet. Men and beasts have been stripped of their minds, their bodies twisted to serve the Master's will. Her army now numbers in the trillions and is led by two supreme generals. Even the mages have no power to stop her. Driving the survivors to a last bastion of freedom, she calls for the decimated army to surrender.

But mankind stands defiant.

From the ashes of nations the people have united, and together they brace for the impending storm. Bereft of retreat or refuge, they hold to a single hope - that the Oracle can destroy the Dark before everyone is slaughtered. Facing the end, the Oracle must rise to her birthright and find that which can cleanse the Earth of darkness.

©2014 Ben Hale (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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great

what a great story. had it all bit of love bit of danger and was iteresting

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The Final Battle

WOW I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole series. Although the whole book was pretty much WAR. it held my attention all the way to the end.

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a story not to miss

A brilliant read and one that was terrific to listen to. I recommend this story for all ages over 12 and even adults.

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  • The Jennerz
  • 07-07-2016

Excellent story

This 5 book series is a excellent read it will keep you wanting to cheer for the good guys and wanting moor. I was so glad for the final book to be released and totally satisfied with the ending.

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  • dof
  • 27-07-2016

Fight, Fight, Fight, then Deus Ex.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Too many passages of fighting. Just way too many. And they seemed to get a little repetitive. After 50 fights against OVERWHELMING odds, you kind of start to lose a little something for the fighters. Especially after they do some of the stupidest stuff ever. Hey, let's leave this OP guy alive - who pops back up to kick your teeth in. Didn't see that coming? I did.

If you’ve listened to books by Ben Hale before, how does this one compare?

Other than the fact he kept confusing Derrick's voice with Iris, awesome.

What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

I don't know.

Do you think The Forge of Light needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Maybe because it would be almost interesting to see if he could write more than three paragraphs without a 20 paragraph BAH fight scene. The ending was pretty optimistic, despite how dark the whole series was. Don't see how it can continue.

Any additional comments?

I"M DONE. YEAH. So dark! Almost depressing. SPOILERS: You killed Jack? and Breaker? and most terribly of all Hawk - once. But a jerk like Cayden gets two or three? Really? And isn't the myth "from the ashes, the Phoenix will rise"? That you didn't is one of the biggest FAILS of these novels. What's up with that? What's the point of Hawk being a phoenix? What? OOh that still gets my goat. And all those WTH moments. And no last words from Iris? Ugh!

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  • jacob
  • 12-06-2018

Went by to quick

For completely sucked into the book and the characters. Could. It turn it off. If you liked Harry Potter you will love this series!

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  • Vince
  • 24-04-2018

the end

Where does The Forge of Light rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The store was excellent up to the last book. The whole book is pretty much all violence so if you're into that, you'll love it. I felt that the comradeship lost a lot of its depth in this last one

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  • Chad Thomas
  • 23-04-2018

excellent book

I enjoyed this book. It was well narrated. I recommend it for all ages. enjoyable.

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  • shipit
  • 05-03-2018

Meh!

Hard to finish. Pretty boring and predictable ending. Guess the author need to pay the bills with a five book series.

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  • David
  • 27-01-2018

A bit far fetched, even for fantasy genre

I slogged through these series but definitely not one of my favorites. A bit contrived overall. There were some very good portions as the story unfolded but for me, it was more a question of seeing how it ended instead of enjoying the journey. Definitely geared for a younger reading audience. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • N Eden
  • 23-01-2018

The End of a great Epoc!

One of the best series it has been my pleasure to listen to. I almost hate to have it be finished.

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  • Buckel
  • 12-12-2017

Amazing!

Every single one of Ben Hale's books has completely enthralled me. I love the characters, the plot, and the fantasy. Derek Perkins does an amazing job with the audio and portraying the characters. I highly recommend these books.

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  • LarryB
  • 03-09-2017

Done

Finally wrapped up the story. the first 4 books were pretty good. This one is all about the last big war. It did get kinda old. Narrator was good though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-04-2018

brilliant

as with all his books it grabs you and refuses to let you go!! just brilliant

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  • john
  • 17-04-2018

inspiring beyond the tribute to Hogwarts

there's plenty of references to H. P. yet the differences are telling. all in all, a story packed with action, surprises and values

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  • Peter smith
  • 15-11-2017

Good resolution

A good ending with no loose threads.
Thoroughly enjoyed the full series and will pass it on

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  • Anthony Collett
  • 23-01-2017

wonderful book

easy listening, extremely fun and a great story. what's not to like!! highly recommend to anyone.

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  • John
  • 21-01-2017

The bees knees

The voice was the book. The story full of epic people, and a fitting climax to an epic series. Now for the next series!!!!

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  • JLEH
  • 17-01-2017

Great and enjoyable!

At times the writing is a little simplistic but in general this and the whole series is very enjoyable.
Performed by the engrosing Derek Perkins the story will sweep you along on a fantastic journey! Well worth a read or listen!

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  • Mr John A Davey
  • 24-09-2016

great series

good end of the series, from Luminea to fol. I thoroughly enjoyed it all rock trolls next

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  • 08-09-2016

Just brilliant

Really well read and an excellent finale to the series. I couldn't ask for more!

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  • steven ganapathee
  • 04-09-2016

Harry Potter fans will love this

Awesome , modern and well written :) if you love Harry Potter you will love this audio book

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  • Miss W.
  • 23-08-2016

great finish for a great series

loved this series of books from Ben hale and this book was a brilliant ending!