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Summary

It's not easy, being king. You can't always rule a kingdom and still do what needs to be done.

Eric - or King Halar, also known as the Demon King - has more than enough problems without the crown. But quitting the job of king isn't easy, either - unless you want to be beheaded. Most people regard that as an unsatisfactory way to quit. Even vampire lords tend to be cautious about guillotines. A king who loses his head has a real problem...or none at all.

It's time to sort some of these problems out, settle a few more, and kill the rest. But at what cost?

Knightfall is the fourth book of the Nightlord series. It picks up exactly where Orb (book three) ends, and carries on with an adventure of epic proportions!

©2017 Garon Whited (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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average read

narrator excellent as always. book a little too long. skipped over parts that were a little boring. not much depth and far too long for the actual storyline

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Not as good.

Love the night lord series, but this one had more technical description than story. Hopefully next one back on track.

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Bronze

First thee books amazing. Eagerly awaited fourth, disappointing.
Retribution could have been more detailed ie rest of family.
Evil orbs disappearance too easy.
And the lost of BRONZE really just too bad and not necessary. Retirement with Bronze could have been achieved

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Good, but lack the power of the last few.

A good book, but not a fantastic book. The story is too rambling and disjointed and doesn’t have the punch expected in key places like with the deaths of certain characters! Unfortunately it’s a rather disjointed book, unlike the the last few, which were absolutely excellent. I hope the author plans a follow up and that it will be as powerful and moving as the first few books in the Nightlord series.

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Brilliant series

What a clever, talented and witty author. Goes to one of the top of my best authors list. Gave me many, many happy hours of listening, I do love lengthy, interesting great stories to listen to in one go and this series was the best.the only downfalls were the sometimes lengthy monologues of his difficult theories of mathematics and science of how he worked things out in his mind-non of which I understood. Sounded a bit like Stephen Hawkins . No offence to Mr Hawkins he was a brilliant man with a brilliant mind , but way above my intelligence and understanding. I just skipped over those chapters. I. Would certainly recommend this series .

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Book 4

What a great story. Book 4 of the night lord series is amazing can’t wait for book 5

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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

not really - it was hard slog - way too detailed and repeat explanations of theories of science and magic got in the way of the story

Who was your favorite character and why?

bronze was my favorite character - had a good sense of humour

What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sean Runnette reads the text well - has a slightly limited repertoire of voices but easy to listen to

Was Knightfall worth the listening time?

it was worth listening to - but took way to long to get to the point and to the climax - which when it arrived was not any sort of climax

Any additional comments?

How many times do we need to be told that he cannot grind his teeth, or that he was a blood sucking fiend of darkness? stop repeating explanations over and over again - this smacks of padding to get a longer book. Also the ending was incredibly disappointing (SPOILER) why did he spend almost a full chapter talking about creating a spell to inflict pain on Freeze and then not even use it?

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i want more!!

i so want more! i think i have an addiction to these books. i have lkstened to them all twice!

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. Better and better

I . simply love this character and his trials and tribulations love the narrative more please

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Just adictive

Just could not get enough, I could not stop listening. The series thus far has been excellent.

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  • george
  • 12-11-17

Terrible direction to take what was a great story

I loved book 1 and 2. I thought book 3 was going oddly, but I had faith. Book 4 is a total disaster.

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  • P. Schmoock
  • 01-10-17

A good sum up for the first 3

A little too long, due to the repetitive nature of the story. Not sure how many times Eric can go through the whole "woe is me" scenario, I started to block it out about half way through the book, along with "come to that" and "he admitted, she admitted".

I love the storyline, don't get me wrong and would put #5 on a wish list immediately. I guess with 4, 40+ hour books, you can't help but pick up on the idiosyncrasies of the main character. After that many hours together, it's like any other relationship - your other half may have their annoying habits - but you love them all the same!!

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  • AMZH23
  • 26-03-18

Repetitive

I like Mr Whited's style of writing, however this book and the one before started to be the same story over and over again. Book 1 & 2 were great...book 3 & 4 seemed to be the same as 1&2 but with slightly different characters. The end of this book certainly makes me feel better as to the direction of our beloved Eric. Without giving spoilers, I do like how he's changing as a character. Fingers crossed!

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  • Joshua
  • 14-09-17

Depressingly boring - loved the first 3

There were so many opportunities for this book to shine. Somehow the author missed those opportunities in this book. He focused almost all of his attention on Eric's depression and spent almost no time developing other characters. Mary grew a bit, but as much as she's in the book her character is very 1 dimensional. Very "perfect" and against the contrast of Eric/Halar being so very whiny I didn't feel their dynamic. The whole thing with Yohan was one of the smaller portions of this book. Tons of time was spent building up the Yohan and then it's just super easy no problems to kill him. Like every battle in this book it was high on Eric's feelings and low on things actually happening. This book was about brooding. I sure hope that the next book is stronger and spends more time developing the side cast.

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  • Edward
  • 22-09-17

OMG....This book could be half the size.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this book....and I liked the first three in the series. It is way too wordy. I'm sick of listening to the Night Lords inner thoughts....I want him to do something.

What could Garon Whited have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He should have had less dialogue explaining the thoughts of the Night Lord, and more action to move the story forward.

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator is very good.

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  • Stephanie
  • 15-06-18

The end really?

I hope there is another book because I have so many unanswered questions. Please don’t leave me hanging.

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  • Brett
  • 11-09-17

Good story however he does babble a bit.

I love the narration, and the story isn't bad. However I wonder how long the book would be if you removed say 1/2 of what I would say is pointless babble? I found myself tuning out during long periods of exposition on magic, or how things work in this fictional world and only started listen when something happened. I made a similar comment in my review of book 3, and was on the wall about giving book 4 a go. But hell its a 40 hour book, with a great narrator and an ok story so diffidently worth a credit.

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  • ThisOlatheGuy
  • 21-08-17

Brilliant

Very few series capture muy imagination like this one. I put it up there with the Wheel of Time, Old Mans War, and the Mistborn series.
Sean Runnette is quickly becoming a favorite.

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  • Tim
  • 22-08-17

Not what I expected

this was so boring at times and very wordy at other not enough excitement just a lot of the same ol crap not even close to the other books

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  • Melmay47
  • 06-09-17

Boring, navel gazing and morally inept

After the last book I wasn't sure if I could continue the series. Now I know that I cannot. The politics are abysmal, the continual saccharine tone with an attempt at underlying menace gets really old really quickly. The constant self-analysis is tedious.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful