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Fallen Sepulchre

The Darkness Within Saga, Book 3
By: JD Franx
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)
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Summary

Threatened by an Elloryan invasion reinforced by the Ancients, the sanctuary Ember and Max sought in DormaSai after Kael’s burial is at its end. A civil war rages in Cethos, and the threat of Wildland tribal attacks in the Blood Kingoms is imminent. They can offer no help to their Southern neighbors, leaving DormaSai as all that stands in the Ancients’ way. When the peace conclave crumbles and the Ancients are forced from DormaSai by unexpected allies, Ember and Max turn their attention to preparing for the Ancients’ inevitable return.

One year after Kael’s death, the Ancients return for the Human Animus seal, and with them, comes the full might of Emperor Mero’s Elloryan military machine. On the dawn of war, startling information from the North reaches the DormaSai military camp as King Kohl’s spies return from Corynth. They bring tales of a DeathWizard restoring the rightful Bale heir to the Cesthosian throne and freeing Talohna’s only ArchWizard from the clutches of the DragonKin.

Ember, Max, and Yrlissa are convinced that only one DeathWizard would have cause to do either - Kael.

As war with Ellorya erupts, their hope that Kael is somehow back from the dead must be set aside. The war that all of Talohna has dreaded for so long is about to begin, and hope is a rare commodity during any war.

Contains mature content.

©2018 JD Franx (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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The devil is in the detail...

That is relevant to both the book and my review :)

Firstly, I highly recommend this series as both the author and narrator do a great job...

This series has a fairly complex story and there are disadvantages of listening to an audiobook. It is not easy to refer back to items in the story and it is easier to get similar names muddled up as seeing them written creates greater distinction. That aside, for me, the job a narrator does to bring a book literally 'to life' far outweighs the disadvantages.

I had a gap of a few months waiting for book 3 to be released and when I started listening to it I found I could not follow the story and was losing interest. I stopped listening to book 3 and listened to the last 3 hours of book 2 and returned to book 3. My understanding and enjoyment returned!!

I am eager for the next in the series and will make sure I review book 3 before I begin listening to it :)

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Badly balanced, not exciting.

I liked the first two books but in this one I felt there was too much conflict. one conflict after another without any periods of rest or calm. It mod the story difficult to enjoy as every moment was a tense one.

also I felt like the cast loses way too much. Seriously they suck at every step. Unless they suddenly get a buff to their intelligence next book or the antagonists become stupid, they can not win because of how much smarter the villains are setup in this book.

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Brilliant

this book is a must listen simple brilliant well written , can't wait for the next installment

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great book

the quiet in the tree like the series I like the twist and turns and also like the way they portray as just because you might have some knowledge or might be older or and smarter you can still be wrong I can't wait for the next book

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  • Daniel Mohammad Heraty
  • 18-03-19

Biggest let down ever

The third book of The Darkness within saga fucking sucks. There was so much build up, so much expectations, but that all died in a brutally awful manner.

To start with the author regressed in his writing skills. The first book was really cringy, but I gave it a pass since the second book improved a lot in story telling, but for whatever reason the author turned the cringyness back up to a 100,000%. And this is not the funny sort of cringy but the kind that breaks immersion and makes an impossible to get back into the story.

I had so many hopes for this story but most if not all the plot lines ended in a stupid anti-climactic way.

Then there is kale, who keeps getting stronger, but then is nerfed so badly that tavern drunks can kick his ass. Seriously what the fuck, this book ruined the series for me.

Here's my recommendations: save yourself the time and audible credits by finding yourself a new fantasy series to listen to, because I am done with this one.

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  • Zach
  • 13-03-19

wow

just a fantastic adventure. there not much more to be said about that. just omugging words so I can post. silly 15 word min.... ugh...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-19

Wtf?

I actually like this story but what I cannot stand is the MC constantly making STUPID mistakes. Most of the shit he gets in trouble with are because he chooses not to listen to anyone else and takes unnecessary risks. You’d think that after as much time as he spent fighting demons and shit he’d learn to not underestimate his enemies. You’d think that how he is out smarted on literally every engagement he would plan a couple of moves ahead for once... Honestly I’ll give this series one more try with the next book but I’m not keeping my hopes up that there will be any significant growth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-19

great series great plot

can't wait for next installment. really keeps you guessing. So good finished it in 2 days

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  • brian kuhn
  • 02-03-19

great series

absolutely amazing book and series one of my favorites out of hundreds of books and series i have read

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  • thomas
  • 23-02-19

good series well worth the credit

love all the new ideas this series brings to the table. twisting two world's together.

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  • billy
  • 18-02-19

I wanted so badly to like this

this series has an amazing premise, but this book almost ruins it. I absolutely hate time dilation, it always messes with the story. now the next book is almost a given.

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  • Sailfish
  • 13-02-19

A worthy read

JD Franx continues to demonstrate his excellent writing skills with book 3, along with Simon Vance providing a lively narrating performance. While the story provided many quests for Kael and a rather long trial for Ember, the broadening of the world building to include not only Talohna but also Kael's battles through the 9 circles of the underworld was somewhat of an elongated distraction from the primary story arc. Also, the introduction of so many fantastical creatures, including angels made it difficult to determine whenever a clash between factions occurred which tribes/species were fighting for and against Kael & Ember.

Even so, I did find the story entertaining.

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  • chris
  • 12-02-19

Book 3 just as good as 1 and 2

Very fast paced thrill ride that doesn’t stop from the beginning to the end took me 3 days to get through it jd franx great job and Simon Vance just makes it even more awsome

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  • Marlon
  • 08-02-19

Expected more

This was a book I was looking forward to getting because the story was getting better, but I really expected more. I thought that the moves that the MC made were not consistent with the storyline. People who needed to be killed, humans, demons or angels didn't get killed when it would've been better all around for the MC, whenever he's willing to kill others, it just doesn't make sense to me. If the story doesn't turn around, I am going to be done with this story, lets see if the next book will be better. Simon was great as always and he was the reason why I started down this line anyways, so I can give him one more book.