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Separated from Ember and Max, Kael Symes turns to an old friend to help hide the afterlife tokens in Talohna’s most terrifying locales.

After nearly two years and with one token left to hide, a powerful magical event hits Talohna and causes the failure of the most important spell Kael has ever cast. The horrific results leave him a wanted man and all of his efforts to form an alliance against the Ri’Tek fall apart.

With the tokens hidden at last, Kael wants nothing more than to forget the past and to spend time with his family, but knowing they will never be safe no matter where they hide, he recruits Treach in a bid to scour the Arcane Library catacombs for an answer. When the fallen god discovers the location of a legendary fortress thought to exist only in myth, Kael and his allies set out to find the hidden keep in the hopes of making it a home for the children born under the rays of the Black Sun.

Unfortunately for Kael and everyone he cares about, myths in Talohna are often grounded in reality and when they stumble into the cursed grounds of Solikyr Fortress, Kael prays that the last five years have hardened him enough to protect his loved ones from the gauntlet of horrors that have infected the fortress and its massive castle. Kael and his companions press further into the fortress and deeper into the curse, only to discover one of Talohna’s oldest and most dangerous secrets. 

One that will leave its mark on them all.

©2020 JD Franx (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • 06-09-2020

Best book in the series so far!

This book was action packed and finally started to bring everything together. I can't wait to see where the next book takes things. I highly recommend this series to any fantasy fan. As usual, Simon Vance did a great job narrating and he has become one of my top 3 narrators joining Tim Gerad Reynolds and Nick Podehl.

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  • 02-12-2020

Next book please

Someone needs to get a wiki going. I had to re-listen to book 3 before this one because of how much I forgot. A good wiki would have jogged my memory enough to follow along. I started making notes, so when book 5 comes out, I'll be ready.

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  • 18-11-2020

love it

As always Vance is an excellent narrator. Each book gets a little more convoluted but still a grand adventure. However, had I not read Northmen first this book wouldnt have tied together coherently enough for me. If I were the powers that be, I would have made the main books longer and tied that and any other side story into the main line.

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  • Sailfish
  • 24-10-2020

Too heavy on exposition

The prose and narration were written and performed well but the author spent too much of his work visiting too many areas and spending an inordinate amount of time discussing their mission and known facts repeatedly. This made sticking with the novel somewhat tedious. The book would have benefited greatly with a more laconic editor stripping it to half its length. Also, the number of serious, near death encounters Kael seems to miraculously heal from from one moment to another bordered on the ridiculous.

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  • AquaPoint
  • 08-10-2020

Amazing Listen. This tops GOT or LOTR.

Amazing listen, incredible story. JD Franxs ability to create many universes is in paralleled. This tops GoT and LotR.

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  • John C Dover
  • 07-09-2020

Riveting and surprisingly unique

Very enjoyable! Author was able to add new adventure and magic without risking cliche redundancy

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  • Branden
  • 04-09-2020

Another great addition to the series.

Was an awesome book. Last part of it definitely was giving me dark souls vibes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-2020

Fantastic

Great entry into the series, pace is moving much faster now. Can't wait for the next entry.

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  • ohaneymoya
  • 18-11-2020

Another best seller

wanted a long time for this book, and I must say it didn't dissapoint, very impressive 👏

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  • daniel
  • 19-10-2020

annoying scinarios

another book and yet more annoying scenarios. the auther has made the characters in thisnstory stupidly dumb.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-2020

A great edition to the tale

Very much enjoyed both the story and the performance. I found sometimes that sections were jumped through to shorten the story. This may just have been my perception. I am looking forward to the next instalment. Great job by Simon Vance.

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  • Craig
  • 05-09-2020

love the saga but just misses 5*

the world JD Franx has made is original and constantly opens new doors and ideas that keep you guessing. I would definitely recommend these books if your into the fantasy genre. The only issue I have is we are on book 4 and Kael is yet to really dominate a fight and seems to get caught out too easily for someone who has managed to fight his way out of hell. I love that encounters are never straight forward but I'm dying to see him dominate and be confident in his ability for someone who is so powerful. i hope this doesn't just happen right at the end, if it happens.

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  • Gazy Y
  • 28-08-2020

I want more JD

Absolutely loved this book & the whole series up to now , JD Franx is a awesome & exciting writer this is top level Scifi Fantasy, If you love Magic, demons, assassin's , enchanted warriors, mystical beings & every kind of mutated monster you can think up this is for you Read or listen the books from the beginning it is a complex story (but in no means hard to follow ) . JD Franx has started a masapiece with these books & with a masterful performance by Simon Vance I just didn't want the books to end Awesome.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-08-2020

Amazing!

Continuing on from book 3 this 4th book is amazing. If you've read or listened to the previous books definitely pick this up! Great for fantasy lovers!

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