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The world is on the cusp of destruction as Mordecai’s power grows beyond the limits of his own control, yet most of the powers that rule the world are oblivious. The only hope of salvaging their civilization lies with his children, but they have been scattered and branded outlaws. Meanwhile Tyrion continues to march toward his own goals, heedless of whether they will help or harm their efforts to stop the apocalypse, as even the Queen begins to doubt the archmage’s sanity. 

Mordecai is trapped by his own strength, a power too great to wield. Can his children stop the end of everything, even if it means sacrificing their father?

©2019 Michael G. Manning (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Masterful end to an extraordinary story

I have been reading Michael work for some years beginning with The Blacksmiths Son. So it’s sad to see the completion of Mordecai’s storyAlex Wyndham has given yet another great performance complementing the story pace. What an Ending!

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  • The Smokey Beard
  • 10-10-2019

A satisfying end

The ending of Mordecai's tale was masterfully done. I was thrilled that unlike many series endings, it left little in terms of questions and no story left to tell. I'm a large bearded man that cried like a baby at the end, and realized I looked stupid. I guess stupid never dies.
Damn you Mordecai.

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  • ced
  • 07-12-2019

Excuse my languange

First I must say I drive trucks Audible has become a mental refuge of sorts. I love fantasy books something I discovered this as an adult . I started this story with embers the very beginning, In my Chad voice F U Michael G I felt every emotion possible as a whole that was a masterpiece of a story. I laughed I cried I cringed I yelled outloud my heart was broken when Penny died. Thank you!

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  • rlw
  • 13-09-2019

Fabulous

Another great job by M Manning. This end was well put together I truly enjoyed it.

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  • serious shopper
  • 11-03-2021

mildly annoying

I really only finished this series because I had nothing better. it's not that it's bad it's just that, almost without exception, every problem the characters encounter were a result of one or more characters either never learning anything, or just deliberately being a liability.

like oh hey this wizard who can lay waste to his surroundings has asked me to leave I think I'll do the opposite, after all I'm a squishy thing that can't help him in this fight, but I can help the bad guy by getting in the way. said literally every other character in this series.

Or maybe "this guy can see the future and he gave me very specific instructions, but what does he know, I'm just going to do what I want because I love him and clearly becoming a red stain some where I'd what he wanted when he told me not to do the thing I'm about to do. "

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  • David Howell
  • 04-03-2021

the most satisfying end to a storyline ever!

michael, you could not possibly have done a better job at wrapping up this saga. thank you very much!

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  • eric stein
  • 06-12-2020

the best possible ending

The absolute best possible ending imaginable!! with logging 1k plus hrs on audible, I could not be more satisfied with this ending!

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  • daneillia
  • 20-10-2019

I loved it

The ending made me cry.
the revelation about Tyrion was very satisfying. He was not Evil overall.
Loved it. bringing back all characters, from previous storylines was amazing.
I am simultaneously happy and sad for Mordecai. I'm very conflicted about his kids ending. This book was enjoyable to read.

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  • Christopher
  • 12-07-2021

book series start off good and goes downhill

The author has a bad habit of writing contradictions to his previous works, and this series is the pinnacle example of such. I understand that sometimes there is a need to bend the rules and logic you had previously put in place but here he just destroys them. SPOILERS AHEAD For instance previously when someone shield had been destroyed the characters would either lose consciousness or be barley able to function because of feedback. but by the end of this series that is merely a inconvenience. The protagonist almost died at the start of the series because feedback prevented him from using his abilities (which didn't make sense since his archimage abilities shouldn't have been effected). later on in the series another character was nearly killed by multiple powerful attacked that not only destroyed their shields(causing the aforementioned feedback) but they also had several holes blown into their bodies. Not only were they able to use arch mage abilities to heal themselves they were also able to use their normal mage abilities despite massive injuries and the feedback. Another character suffered the same injuries and despite not being a arch mage they were able to recover and fight back without any apparent disadvantages. Just one of many examples of the inconsistent writing

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  • Mike White
  • 05-06-2021

Sad and happy

Perfect ending to the story!! It's what I was hoping for love always wins. Thank you!

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  • Sheena
  • 28-05-2020

phenomenal

I laughed, and cried. I was at the edge of my seat through the whole book.

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  • Mr Shaun Parker
  • 12-07-2021

Awesome end to the series

Story was excellent and the performance was masterful, had a lump in my throat by the end

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-2021

it was soo depressing by the end.

very well told, however the story was so so so sad and the end didn't get much better.

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  • Tony
  • 20-12-2020

ok

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  • Michael G.
  • 26-10-2019

fantastic end to a great series!

if you have listened to the rest of the series, you'll know what to expect, and the ending is brilliant! loved every minute!

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