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Summary

The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen.

In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret, must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked....

To the north, Annise Gäric, Tarin Sheary and their allies are hunted mercilessly by the army of barbarians known as the Horde, led by her long-lost uncle Helmuth, now known as Klar-Ggra. While she seeks refuge in the east, Tarin once more struggles with his own demons....

In the west, Ennis Loren and his brothers, including self-proclaimed king of the west, Sai, return to Knight's End against the advice of the fatemarked, who they despise. Secretly, they plot another attack on the south....

In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel....

In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel....

The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon number-one best-selling series!

©2017 David Estes (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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ABSOLUTE JOY

Everything about the whole series of 5 enthralling. The ending justified the sadness the eaths of some characters. I didn't want it to end

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The Fall of All Things

This last book, for me, was the best of the series. It brought everything together, but it was also very sad in many ways.

The one storyline I did not particularly warm to was that of Annise and Tarin. I found it repetitive and concentrated too much on the couple, which caused me to fast forward.

However, I loved Gareth for his sensitive nature; Gwen for her loyalty; Christoff Metz for his naivety and steadfastness; Mona for her innocence; Shanti for her strength. But above all, my favourite character has to be Siri for sheer spirit and endurance.

This will be one I will listen to again as it was a powerful series, made all the more enjoyable by the narration of Derek Perkins, who will be added to my list of preferred narrators.

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A wonderful book and series

The entire series of books was a superb listen and this book was a fantastic end to it all A book filled with amazing characters, exciting beasts and evil needing to be overcome, What was just as wonderful was the inspiration the book brought that people can change, become better and make the world better for everyone in it. The author did an amazing job and Derek Perkins who brought this book series to life really made it a worthy listen. Will I listen to this series again, a resounding YES.

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another great listen in this saga.

Another great listen in this saga. I highly recommend all of the fate marked books

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He does it again - thanks David ;.)

This is page by page adventure and surprises - Thank you David for writing such an amazing story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The concept is strong
The character development is strong - e.g. you find yourself liking characters that you shouldn't
The narration is really good - Derek does a good job at a female voice and making it credible
You look and think 22 hours wow that's long, but it's so good it feels like 5 minutes! He also gives you back stories at the end which give you further insight into the characters (he could have done these as flashbacks just as well)
never mind the book LOVED THIS SERIES

The length of the books gives such value for money & the brilliance of it doesn't dwindle off - as strong as the first page from book one.

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  • 10-01-19

Brilliant

Great series of books. It has kept me entertained on my many hours on the busy roads.

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  • 01-01-19

one of the best series

one of the best series I've ever listened to. didnt want it to end. oh well

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Brilliant

These are a great set of books and a lovely story, I really enjoyed them all!

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excellent series well written and told

I found it draws you in , very difficult to stop listening to. performed brilliantly by the narator giving the story more life

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Amazing

Gripping from the first book to the last, great opportunity for a tv show or film. The series is like a mix of Game of thrones' power struggles and Lord of the rings adventures. More please Mr Estes. Also another great performance by Derek Perkins.

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  • Rey
  • 06-03-20

Beautiful Series

David did an amazing job with the characters and the story. I could not stop listening. Once I started the first book - Fatemarked- I was hooked. I hope beyond all hope HBO or some network would may a tv series of it!

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  • 06-05-19

Good series

Enjoyed listening and wish there were more. looking forward to future books. recommend the series.

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  • 20-01-19

Lost a star for excessive use of “hither and thither”

Derek Perkins is brilliant! I love his work and how he clearly delineated each characters voice and vocal mannerisms. The story was also quite enjoyable. It had some slow parts but all stories do. Biggest drawback for me was as noted in the title. It might work well in written form, but spoken word it just yanked me out of the moment every time. Otherwise I really enjoyed it. I greatly liked the religious depths that were looked at.

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  • Amazon_Jae
  • 22-11-21

Simply Marvelous

I loved that I was able to binge read this epic series. This was a great way to end the tale although I cried a few times.

I loved every character but I especially loved Cerie, Roan, Garrett, and Gwen! I’ll miss these characters!

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  • AlaskaKayakMama
  • 10-11-21

An amazing Conclusion to an epic tale

An amazing Conclusion to an epic tale. the way the story moves is delightful, fast paced, never boring, and what a tale... I have loved every book in the series and conclusions rarely are satisfying but Estes really nails this one.

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  • Roy Lockwood
  • 06-11-21

I was enthralled!

Fantastic story, the narrator was awesome I cried right up to the last sentence!

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  • Jacob
  • 31-10-21

Sorry yo be disappointed

Struggled to finish this series. As each book began it seemed that the focus was on quantity rather than quality. Books 3-5 became increasingly filled with unnecessary dialog that could only have been used to pad word count, reminded me of college trying to meet a professors demand for lengths of an essay at the expense of the work. Way to much writing and not enough telling. After book 2 my level of disappointment just increased.

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  • Christina W
  • 12-10-21

Breath taking twists

Wonderful finally to the series. Epic story akin to Tolkien. The narrator is amazing. I'm sorry this is the last book. On to Kingfall Histories.

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  • Kyle
  • 23-09-21

Astounding

I cried, I laughed and I smiled. C.S. Lewis would've loved this story. Thank you David Estes

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-21

Epic

Wow great story made greater by the narrator. For being fully immersed into a wonderful world, I recommend it.