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Summary

The Dark has nearly consumed the planet. Men and beasts have been stripped of their minds, their bodies twisted to serve the Master's will. Her army now numbers in the trillions and is led by two supreme generals. Even the mages have no power to stop her. Driving the survivors to a last bastion of freedom, she calls for the decimated army to surrender.

But mankind stands defiant.

From the ashes of nations the people have united, and together they brace for the impending storm. Bereft of retreat or refuge, they hold to a single hope - that the Oracle can destroy the Dark before everyone is slaughtered. Facing the end, the Oracle must rise to her birthright and find that which can cleanse the Earth of darkness.

©2014 Ben Hale (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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brill

I really enjoyed this book full of action and a thrilling read that kept me listening right to the very end and wanting more. I would recommend it to any one

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Epic fantasy

A fantastic end to a magnificent series. Full of emotion and twists. An excellent performance and a perfect bitter sweet conclusion.

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brilliant

as with all his books it grabs you and refuses to let you go!! just brilliant

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  • john
  • london, united kingdom
  • 17-04-18

inspiring beyond the tribute to Hogwarts

there's plenty of references to H. P. yet the differences are telling. all in all, a story packed with action, surprises and values

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Good resolution

A good ending with no loose threads.
Thoroughly enjoyed the full series and will pass it on

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wonderful book

easy listening, extremely fun and a great story. what's not to like!! highly recommend to anyone.

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The bees knees

The voice was the book. The story full of epic people, and a fitting climax to an epic series. Now for the next series!!!!

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Great and enjoyable!

At times the writing is a little simplistic but in general this and the whole series is very enjoyable.
Performed by the engrosing Derek Perkins the story will sweep you along on a fantastic journey! Well worth a read or listen!

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great series

good end of the series, from Luminea to fol. I thoroughly enjoyed it all rock trolls next

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Just brilliant

Really well read and an excellent finale to the series. I couldn't ask for more!

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  • The Jennerz
  • 07-07-16

Excellent story

This 5 book series is a excellent read it will keep you wanting to cheer for the good guys and wanting moor. I was so glad for the final book to be released and totally satisfied with the ending.

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  • dof
  • 27-07-16

Fight, Fight, Fight, then Deus Ex.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Too many passages of fighting. Just way too many. And they seemed to get a little repetitive. After 50 fights against OVERWHELMING odds, you kind of start to lose a little something for the fighters. Especially after they do some of the stupidest stuff ever. Hey, let's leave this OP guy alive - who pops back up to kick your teeth in. Didn't see that coming? I did.

If you’ve listened to books by Ben Hale before, how does this one compare?

Other than the fact he kept confusing Derrick's voice with Iris, awesome.

What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

I don't know.

Do you think The Forge of Light needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Maybe because it would be almost interesting to see if he could write more than three paragraphs without a 20 paragraph BAH fight scene. The ending was pretty optimistic, despite how dark the whole series was. Don't see how it can continue.

Any additional comments?

I"M DONE. YEAH. So dark! Almost depressing. SPOILERS: You killed Jack? and Breaker? and most terribly of all Hawk - once. But a jerk like Cayden gets two or three? Really? And isn't the myth "from the ashes, the Phoenix will rise"? That you didn't is one of the biggest FAILS of these novels. What's up with that? What's the point of Hawk being a phoenix? What? OOh that still gets my goat. And all those WTH moments. And no last words from Iris? Ugh!

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  • Pnfl
  • 14-09-18

THE BEST EVER!!!

I am an avid audibler and before that reader, and I can say with confidence

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  • Zachary S Black
  • 31-08-18

Pretty good, interesting story line and very creative but there are a few points that should be corrected

Not to detract to much from your story as it’s entertaining and I do like how the characters progress, but there’s some points that should’ve been researched that are quite obviously wrong. For example the halo of dawn turns sand to glass and melts metal instantaneously and is only a heat of 2000 degrees. It takes 3,200 degrees to begin melt sand to glass, and do it instantaneously would require much much more as well as to melt metal like butter. So great story but these types of detail mistakes are pretty amateurish.

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  • Katie Armstrong
  • 31-08-18

By unspoken accord, they liked the book.

A fantastic conclusion to a wonderful series with lots of re-read potential. Other than the overuse of the phrase "by unspoken accord", it was well written and well executed.

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  • Bobbi
  • 27-08-18

Great Book!

loved it! very riveting finish, could not put it down, wish it wasn't over yet.

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  • brandon
  • 28-07-18

Fantastic series

The characters were relatable. The book never lacks direction or drive. The war was a battle from 6+ points of view but there were no bad characters. I love epics tales but there are usually characters that are not as good as other. Ben Hale make them all interesting. Classic light vs dark with a fresh take and great inovative magic ideas. A definite read for anyone.

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  • jacob
  • 12-06-18

Went by to quick

For completely sucked into the book and the characters. Could. It turn it off. If you liked Harry Potter you will love this series!

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  • Vince
  • 24-04-18

the end

Where does The Forge of Light rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The store was excellent up to the last book. The whole book is pretty much all violence so if you're into that, you'll love it. I felt that the comradeship lost a lot of its depth in this last one

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  • Chad Thomas
  • 23-04-18

excellent book

I enjoyed this book. It was well narrated. I recommend it for all ages. enjoyable.