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In this stunning conclusion to the After The Rift series, Josie and her friends return home to find Glancia on the brink of war and their enemies in power. With political machinations and court intrigue bringing danger at every turn, they must tread carefully. But being careful won’t bring resolutions and answers. It won’t bring back lost memories or stop the nation hurtling into war.

The only thing that can make everything right is the ultimate sacrifice. But will Josie make it?

At the heart of it all is the magic that stole the memories of so many. The magic that some people will do anything to get their hands on. In a palace full of lies and betrayal, Josie and her friends must be careful who they can trust – or suffer the consequences. 

The Return of Absent Souls is the final book in the After The Rift series. The books in order are:

  • #1 The Palace of Lost Memories
  • #2 The Echo of Broken Dreams
  • #3 The Whisper of Silenced Voices
  • #4 The Temple of Forgotten Secrets
  • #5 The Prison of Buried Hopes
  • #6 The Return of Absent Souls
©2020 C.J. Archer (P)2020 C.J. Archer

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  • Alyssa Amori
  • 21-11-2020

the best book of the series

if you've written all of the previous books you're going to love this book so many people end up having a very happy ending I loved it as I did the entire series I can't wait to read more of her books

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  • 16-09-2020

Amazing!!!

I love this author and I loved every book! I really enjoy the way the author tells the story! Such an amazing big story!

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  • Clay Lady
  • 05-08-2020

Fabulous ending to a wonderful story.

you won't be disappointed. I wasn't left needing more, or less. it was like a satisfying meal.😁

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  • jenna young
  • 04-08-2020

nearly the best for last

I actually enjoyed this whole series. It's a great escape from my every day work as an actual healer.

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  • Mychael O'Brien
  • 15-07-2020

The Perfect Ending

They say that all good things must come to an end. And so it is with C.J. Archer’s after the rift series. If you’re a fan of this series, I can promise you that all loose ends will be tied up, except for one. 😉

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  • Carolann
  • 09-07-2020

Amazing Series

loved it! finished in 2 days. this is a great story and she really tied together the ending.

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  • Paula Chmura
  • 07-07-2020

A great ending to the series!

It was sad to come to the end of this series, but the author did a great job with it. The loose ends were all tied up without being rushed as often happens in a series of this scope. So many times I am disappointed in an ending, but this time the author did a great job and there was a bit of a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. The narrator was fabulous as always and I will definitely look for other books by this narrator and author in the future.

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  • Melanie H.
  • 22-09-2020

Very Entertaining

loved the whole series, will definitely listen to it all again. Great ending would highly recommend.

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  • Charlotte
  • 29-06-2020

Fantastic Finish to a Fantastic series

It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a series as much as this! I’m not really into fantasy, but am more a murder mystery reader...but wow! CJ Archer May have changed my mind! All 5 books were SO believable and kept me gripped and Marian Hussey’s narration bought every character to life!!....can not recommend this series enough...Bravo :-)

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