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Ruin

The Fallen and the Faithful, Book 3
Narrated by: Damian Lynch
Series: The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 3
Length: 28 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west, and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures.

Nathair has been deceived, but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make, choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands.

Elsewhere the flame of resistance is growing - Queen Edana finds allies in the swamps of Ardan. Maquin is loose in Tenebral, hunted by Lykos and his corsairs. Here he will witness the birth of a rebellion in Nathair's own realm.

Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. He has suffered, lost loved ones, sought only safety from the darkness. But he will run no more. He has seen the face of evil, and he has set his will to fight it. The question is: how? With a disparate band gathered about him - his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow - he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest.

©2015 John Gywnne (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Soooo good

It's really hard to say what I loved about this book with out ruining it for others, if you have read the other two read this, if you haven't read the other two start now. Proper old school fantasy.

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What an ending!

This is a story you won't forget! This whole series is good and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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Awesome

Another gripping story exceeding expectations in both content and performance. Let's hope that volume 4 is near!!!

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Brilliant and intoxicating

There are parts in this book, that you stop frozen by the trepidation of what has happened and what may next occur.

The vocal unfolding of the book by Damian Lynch is spellbinding. So much of this book is pure brilliant and other parts, good beyond average. There's not a similar book by another author, I feel compares to Ruin.

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Its going to get bloody

The myth is no longer; the god wars have arrived. There are so many characters coming and going it keeps you on your toes throughout making this quite a complex series.

Nathair now has the cauldron. Rhin is now Queen of the western regions. Fidele, Nathair's Mother is being manipulated by Lycos, one of Calidus' people and pure evil. I could go on, but it might give too much away. Suffice it to say, the amount of characters seems to grow with each book followed by more death and destruction. Saddest moment: When Fech was killed

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wooooweeeeee

back in the banished lands with another whopper get it now!!!! but read the preceding books first

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Awesome Continuation of a Fantastic Epic.

I have already purchased the Sequel, I am only forcing Myself to write this Commendation before continuing to be totally engulfed within this Saga.

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not for the squeamish

not for the squeamish not for the squeamish not for the squeamish not for the squeamish. a bit bloody.

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Each book in the series better than the last

Can't get enough of this series. A huge amount of fantastic characters, all very well developed. Yet, not overwhelming. I never once found myself lost within the epic scale of the story. Keep an on John Gwynne. This guy is gonna go far

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The best so far.

This book is by far the most impressive piece of fantasy literature I have listened to, it has made me feel empower, happy, sad, helpless and down right awe struck.

both the writing style and the narrator are perfect.

time to start the final book.....Though I really am scared.....