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A Darkness at Sethanon

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar, Book 4, Riftwar Cycle, Book 4
Length: 21 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,153 ratings)

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Summary

The adventure concludes with the triumphant finale in the Riftwar Saga. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author.

The battle may be over, but war is coming… The Kingdom forces may have won the first conflict but the enemy has a strong grip on Midkemia and invasion now seems inevitable.

Arutha travels north to confront the Dark Elves, but without help, Pug knows that Arutha's forces face slaughter. With Tomas he must scour the world - and beyond - to find the one person with enough power to give them a chance. If they fail, Midkemia will be the first of many worlds to fall to a madman with the power to dominate death itself…

A Darkness at Sethanon concludes Raymond E. Feist's bestselling Riftwar Saga.

©1986 Raymond E. Feist (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post) "Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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If you like wizards dragons you will love this .

If you could sum up A Darkness at Sethanon in three words, what would they be?

Really enjoyed it

What other book might you compare A Darkness at Sethanon to, and why?

Lord of the rings

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all of it

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This would make one hell of a film

Any additional comments?

Peter Joyce as always great .
on to more by Feist .

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a great finale

The narrator gives a great performance in this final book of the Riftwar saga. the pace and tone are well matched to the books reading pace.

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Beautifully descriptive

An amazing escape into a wonderful world. The narrator compliments the author brilliantly, allowing you to be transported into a fantastically designed fantasy. The series has gripped me from the beginning, and these audio novels add so much more. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy, and a great series for anyone who wants to give fantasy a go.

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Pronunciation.<br />

If Peter Joyce learned how to pronounce the names properly the story would sound a lot better.

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  • 20-03-20

Excellent Story

Right to start with Peter Joyce, he's fantastic, one of the better American narrators I've encountered. He still mis-pronounces a few words, like Shone, which he says as shown and I keep thinking he's introducing light around to people. The is also bade which he keeps changing at random from bade to bad, but generally that's about it and I can put up with that quite easily. At least pronounces quay right and says key instead of kway which really grates. One of the other things that some narrators do is to speak in a normal voice and then end the line with 'he whispered' or 'he yelled'. Peter makes an effort to act out how things are said or if yell doesn't actually yell but speaks the line in a quiet yelling fashion that works just as well but won't deafen anyone wearing ear phones. He has a decent range of voices, but that's something that will always be limited when just using the one narrator, but he does a fantastic job of dealing with all the areas a narrator has to be good at. As for the story, It's Raymond E-Feist, he's a master of his art and these books are all fantastic. Excellent characters that each individual in their own ways and are easy to like. And the way he's dealt with Guy du Bas-Tyra when he showed the story from his side was wonderful. I also like the little British touches in there which shows that if Raymond hasn't spent time this side of the Atlantic then he's certainly done his research and so you get phrases like 'Bloody hell' cropping up. I've read the books, listened to them all on audio book and am now listening to them all again because they are that good. Thank you you such great stories.

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Love R E Feist

Always enjoyable well written fantasy novels. Looking forward to listening to the next one in the series

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A great finish to the rift war saga

I have loved these books for years and just bought the audio books. I have the joy and sadness I got reading the book on the move. This is a must listen, to feel the exhilaration of the characters fight and success as well as crying with them over their loses. I can't recommend this auther or series enough.

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Dan & Dave must read

This could be the new Game of Thrones or at least an epic movie
Peter Joyce as narrator is wonderful, the best I’ve heard on Audible

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Amazingly read

I don't generally do reviews, but i felt that this title was brilliantly read and deserved some acclaim. clear and emotionally read with great believable character performances. Really brought one of my favorite books to life. Well done!

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Great finish to the series

Good finish to the series, it picks up right from the the book before, I'll be getting more of Feist's books

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  • 07-11-19

Amazeballs!

Amazing last book for the trilogy! Peter Joyce is perfect for Raymonds works. Onward to the next book in line!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Excellent ending to an even great series

Half way into book 4 I wasn't sure how this was going to end, but Feist has an amazing way of rounding things up. Masterful story telling and equally well read by Peter Joyce

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  • mauricio seiti
  • 24-04-19

very conclusion

one of the best books. a good conclusion for this trilogy. someone should make this a movie

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  • Lisa
  • 21-05-18

Solid story in written form as well as audio form

The strong performance by Peter Joyce drives this fantastic crossover. I read this series in written form many years ago and I find that they are holding their own in audio format. This is a solid addition to the series

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  • Gustaf
  • 06-05-18

He writes about love in the same Way a potato would write about the irish

So i like this book. But i admit that i almost returend it. And Only did not because how much i liked the ending. Now i feel that he could write romance better, Cause the Way he does it now is Kinda short, to the point, and mostly bitter. So just like how a potato would write about the irish.

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  • Jason
  • 20-07-15

Excellent

An excellent finish to the trilogy and a great addition to the world that has been created for this series.