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Last Stand

The Black Mage, Book 4
Narrated by: Gracia Gillund
Series: The Black Mage, Book 4
Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

He's the Black Mage and she's the traitor to the Crown.

Ryiah's world was shattered the night she discovered King Blayne's nefarious plans. Now, she has to betray the one she loves most in order to save the realm from war. Torn between love and duty, Ry finds herself on a perilous mission to help the rebels and convince the kingdom of Pythus not to honor its pact with the corrupt king of Jerar - all the while deceiving the most powerful mage in the realm, the very man sworn to protect the Crown and hunt the rebels at all costs: her husband.

She's one step ahead, but sooner or later the curtain will fall.

Sooner or later, she'll have to fight.

Witness the epic conclusion of The Black Mage series, and see just how far one girl will go to save her kingdom and the boy she loves - even when that boy has become the enemy.

©2016 Rachel E. Carter (P)2017 Rachel E. Carter

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Bittersweet

The first three books were great, kept you on edge, the plot twists were surprising and really kept the story interesting. However, this last book, just broke down every character that I liked until there was nothing but sadness and despair. The ending, without ruining anything, was decent, but not the ending I would have liked after all the suffering the characters have experienced. Would recommend the series as a whole, but the Last Stand just didn't scratch the itch I had the same way the previous three books did.

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  • Charmy
  • 09-10-17

Roller coaster of emotion.

At some point in this book, I had to stop listening. It was really painful to hear Riyah inner pain and trouble. She was really believable as a character and while I keep hoping and hoping for a happy end I was so afraid it would not come. I am glad this book is over and my heart can rest. I went through the 4 book in a week. Going through the first 2 you wouldn't see this book coming at all. If i was honest, I would have preferred to stop at book 2. I am glad I could see Riyah grow as a character in book 3 and 4. But the fairy tale lover in me find this story too painful. Not something you see in young adult book often.

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  • Robin C.
  • 09-09-17

Best of the series!

If you looking for something similar to court of thorns and roses.... this is the series. This was my favorite book of the four. The character matured and develop so much for very powerful end!

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  • Jaclyn679
  • 13-01-20

An epic end to a great series

Wow! This series really caught me off guard. I did not anticipate how much I would devour the series! If you liked the Spoken Mage or the Mage Slave series this one will be just up your alley. I was frustrated by the love triangle for the longest time, and the lack of commitment our main character showed, but by the end I was completely satisfied and content. The author does a wonderful job of keeping the story moving, without the story dying at any point or becoming too outrageous like with so many other books that are series with 4 or more. I truly couldn't wait to find out what would happen next, and how the kingdom would end up.
The narrator did a beautiful job at portraying both male and female characters. I enjoyed their vocal choices, and what they emphasized. I thought the author's writing was beautiful and I couldn't fins any parts that I felt should or could have been left out.
All together I really enjoyed the series and would definitely recommend.

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  • Nhite
  • 21-03-18

Great story overall. Fantastic narrator!

The narrator is superb! Easy to listen to and follow along!

So I really enjoyed this book for the most part but I just had such a hard time getting through it unlike the other ones in the series which I couldn’t put down. Plus some spousal abuse that was just brushed aside like it was nothing personally just made me feel uncomfortable. I know what the situation was but it just made me feel icky and left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I almost stopped reading but decided to go ahead and push through. Well the abuse was pretty much just looked over and easily forgiven because the situation was understood as to why it occurred. Once again, it just left me feeling icky because of justifying it. I really didn’t even want a happily ever after in this book because of it. I really hate going on about it because the overall story, series, and conclusion is really good but it is the reason for four stars instead of five. I hate being “that person” but I just couldn’t shake that off unfortunately and it just out a dark shadow on over all the good parts on it for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-02-18

1% book plot flow

most books about 99% of them are predictive in what will happen next. this is one book in a small list I have read or listened to that surprised me. this book did it not just once but several times.

the ending was no surprise though. I enjoyed the entire series.

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  • maydwellm
  • 17-12-17

Great 4 books <br />

The 4 nook series is captivating and action packed. although it is a romance novel I still enjoyed it.

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  • Neff
  • 19-11-17

Struggled to finish

I was really disappointed with the narrator's monotonous way of delivering the story. I had loved the first book and liked the second and third, but the storyline of this fourth book was unrealistic in my view and at several points felt drawn out.

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  • Ashalyn
  • 21-05-17

love this series

this series was a pure binge listened to all 4 books in a week Highly recommend

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