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Summary

New intrigues, adventures, and stunning revelations fill the penultimate installment of #1 New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole's electrifying Arcana Chronicles. 

In a world teetering on the edge.... 

When Evie receives life-changing - and possibly game-changing - news, she has trouble believing it. Why doesn't she feel any different? Is it possible someone she trusts might be lying? 

With enemies at every turn.... 

Tensions seethe inside the castle of lost time as Evie starts to doubt her own sanity. Answers can be found outside their stronghold, but will Death help her find them - or prevent her from learning the truth about her future and Jack's possible survival? 

Darkness beckons. 

A mysterious, sinister power begins to affect the Arcana in its path. Forced out into the wasteland alone, Evie must depend on unexpected allies. But as a battle with Richter looms, can her new alliance defeat the Dark Calling before hell reigns on earth?

©2018 Kresley Cole (P)2018 Kresley Cole

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Brilliant <br />

loved it. hopefully not too long to wait for book 7! In the meantime IAD

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Compelling and completely unique

Amaaaaazing series and each book just gets better and better!
Kresley Cole is my all time favourite author and this series is brilliant. Could not put it down, love the characters the believable and enviable love triangle and utterly unique story based on Tarot cards as actual people, so clever, so fresh, so entertaining!
Genius!

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Gearing up well for the ending

Enjoyed the story greatly. Appreciated the note from the Author at the end to signal that the end is coming, and it does feel like it’s gearing up well for that. The torn romance is very poignant and the “ash” remains a terrifying place. Good characters who I’m interested in following. Although was very sad about the death of one of the characters in this book. Great series and great individual book. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Great story. Good plot

Can't wait to see how it all plays out and who wins the game in the end

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love this series

Along with all her other books, K C knows how to keep you enthralled from the first chapter

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Absolutely amazing

I loved loved loved this book. Kresley Cole at her best. Cannot wait for the next instalment don't make us wait too long!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-18

I need the next book!!!!

I love this series, as well as the others, even though this is a lot less "spicy".
even though the ending is left wide open, it's sad to see one of the guys leave.
So curious about the fool, can't wait to read more...

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  • girlwon1
  • 20-03-18

What a continuation!

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I loved this installment! As always, sad that it ends and I can't continue everyday listening to Evie's story. I am Team Death and loved that Arik was so much a part of this book and we got to watch him develop and change. A must listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-03-18

heartbreaking

As always , Emma G. kills it with narrating (in a good way) loved it!

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  • T
  • 19-03-18

Top 5 favorites series.

I am so emotionally invested in these characters and have been for years. I squee from happy and sob from heartbreak. I am one part impatient for the next book to get here and one part dread that it will be over.

Team Aric ♡

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  • shaefus
  • 10-04-18

Death to the Empress!

I hate that I'm into book 6 and Evie is worse than ever. I've never rooted for the main character to be killed off before, but she is beyond selfish and difficult to listen to and so, I wish her dead. The idea of the series started out good and I was hoping her character would grow up some, but she just gets worse.

There are many good love triangles out there but Evie is "in love" with whomever is in front of her at the moment protecting her. She is so weak minded that she can't see obvious threats (the cups) and when she finally lets the Red Witch take over she is baffled by the destruction. You give a moron a bomb and they can still cause destruction.

She is absolutely a horrible character. Weak, selfish, manipulative beyond measure and she knows it. Her brand of crazy makes it hard to enjoy the rest of the halfway decent characters. So, death to the Empress! The world would be a WAY better place without her.

I can't stand it any longer and will not purchase another book.

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  • little_cook
  • 06-04-18

read this book

this is my favorite book series in the entire world I have a big tarot reader myself so I love where she took the characters and I love how she described them this series is amazing please read

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  • Bubblebt22
  • 06-04-18

Enough with the love triangle

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I liked the series and finished the book in a day but enough with the love triangle already. Evie flip flopping between the two guys make her very unlikable. It almost felt like she was looking for and hanging on to excuses not to be with death. Can you really blame the guy for flipping his switch after millennia of betrayal? She kept feeling bad for dragging Jack into the whole arcana mess. Then leave the poor guy be and maybe he’ll find love again later down the road. Death on the other hand can’t be with another woman besides Evie. Even though it is a hard choice, it is a rather clear choice I think. Evie should grow up, stay loyal to death, give birth to this baby that could potentially end the game and provide Jack with a reborn/nice world to live in.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-18

love this series

Normally love triangles annoy me. But the bonds between all three of them is very endering. I love this series. can't wait 4 the next book!

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  • Teresa
  • 05-04-18

Why does she have to choose?

I’m not sure what direction this series is taking concerning the love interest but I think Evie should just marry both and they all live happily ever after. So hard to pick which one I want her to be with, but I will always love Jack the most. I am a bit tired of the love triangle and wish it would come to an end. The first couple hours were a bit of a struggle to get back into the story, but it does pick up and I couldn’t put it down after that. I should have relistened to the first books, it took me a bit to remember where I was in the story. I was surprised who ended up being the Hangman card. I also look forward to seeing what the minor cards are up too. Narration was excellent, I really like her accent for Jack.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-04-18

sleep deprived until it was finished!<br />

i have been hooked on this series since poison princess. if you are contemplating reading, wait no longer! you will never regret it!