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The Light of Life

The Cycle of Galand, Book 4
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: The Cycle of Galand Series, Book 4
Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

After a year of fighting across three different lands, Dante and Blays have finally brought Gladdic to justice - and in the process, they've unleashed a horror beyond all reckoning.

The enemy is known as the White Lich. He is ancient. He is immensely powerful. And Gladdic believes he will soon enslave all of Tanar Atain.

Their only chance to defeat him is to strike fast, before the lich has regained his power. But attacking him directly would be suicide. Instead, Gladdic has an alternative. Once upon a time, the lich was human, with a mortal body. Gladdic believes that original body is still out there, hidden somewhere in the swamps.

If they can find it and kill it, then the lich should die with it. But if they fail, the White Lich will rip the souls from the people of Tanar Atain - and turn his gaze on the rest of the world.

©2017 Edward W. Robertson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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loved it<br />

great book sadly only 1 left ... I have enjoyed all 7 so far I'm delaying reading the final book... life without dante and blaze wont be the same

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Could have been shorter, but still good.

A lot could have been left out, but i get the idea the author wanted to stretch it over 2 books. i found quite a bit of fluff that had no bearing on the story and did nothing to develop it at all. Now I just want to know how it ends.

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incredible narrator

Greatest series I've read. Best narrator I've heard in Audible, no question about it. I often get tired of the similar voices a lot of people do, or the attempts at sounding different coming across at terrible, but this narrator has such a varied range that you can really tell the difference between the characters, and it's not grating to hear. I appreciate the different accents for different races too!

the book itself is fantastic as always, although it is frustrating sometimes that each new foe they encounter is all powerful. now more than ever. I would love a chapter that demonstrates how powerful blase and Dante are, like they did back in their home city!

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GOOD BOOK

I have over 300 audible titles and I have to say that the narration and performance of this book is one of the best I've heard. It's a compelling universe with a great story and awesome characters. I can't wait for a sequel.

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not as good as the others - worth it for the next.

this is an okay book. this okayness makes it by far the worst of the series so far but having finished the book which follows it, is well worth it for the next one. listen to it, enjoy it, but know that the one which follows it more than makes up for its blandness.

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Great Series

I have enjoyed this epic ongoing series and like many hope it continues for many more cycles to come. This was a particularly dark episode in the cycle and moved at a splendid pace. However like all his books he does have a tendency to periodically go off at a rambling tangent with what I can only describe as some rather dull passages of over detailed prose. I am not sure if this is entirely the authors fault or if the narrator exacerbates the issue. However it’s easy to forgive such things as the rest of the story makes up for it. The main characters are also at last after many episodes also developing into more credible, mature and dare I say it more interesting personalities. Look forward to the next instalment.

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brilliant!!!!

wow!!! amazing! I've never been on such tenterhooks. What a story so far!!! awaiting eagerly!

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Cycle continues to pick up speed.

Just like the Tour de France this series of stories are full of thrills, spills, plots, subplots and suspense. You won't know until the end who will wear the maillot jaune and be declared the Winner!

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Another brilliant book read to perfection<br />

I have loved everyone of the books so far, the characters are brilliant and the performance is by far my favourite.

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Why do these books have to finish.

Another great addition to the series. Even warming to gladic. Very good narration as always, really brings the book alive.

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  • Greg Lambert
  • 23-08-17

Good series - slow book

The book seems to float around on long narrative sections that don’t really add to the story. And some of the more pivotal scenes in the book, I found myself thinking, ‘can we just cut to the chase’. I enjoy the series and the characters. He always does a great job making you feel for each character. A decent book but not the strongest of the series.

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  • tosbanzai
  • 16-07-17

Great addition

This series just gets better and better. Edward W. Robertson should be getting more hype than he is.

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  • James
  • 15-07-17

Fantastic

This was really one of the best books in the series. And it had me on edge for Dante and Blaze to pull things off.

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  • snaketat82
  • 11-07-17

Another great book! !

Really enjoyed this book can't wait for the next one! These books just keep getting better. Characters are great and I never get bored of the storyline.

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  • Jeremy
  • 16-07-17

Brilliant! More Please!!

Its always a worry to me when reading multiple parts of a book because you never know if its going to be as good or warn out, but with that said this book 4 is absolutely amazing, it keeps me on edge for the most part and I'm asking myself constantly through this book "what's going to happen next!!??" I love how the author incorporates Gladic in this story as well as the new characters. As always the author keeps the great sense of humor of the main hero's and in my opionion goes to another level with them. The only thing I'm truly dissapointed in is how long I'm going to have to wait before the next book comes out.

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  • Joe S Stillions
  • 10-01-19

well read, yet again tim reynolds a beast

it was good, not as good as book 2, but I anticipate much like the prelude, cycle of arawn, it will get very strong towards the end

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  • John Canuette
  • 25-07-17

Excellent

Yet another enchanting story from the mind of Edward W. Robertson, a writer who is rapidly becoming my favorite author. Not to mention the superb reading of Mr. Reynolds who once again magically brought not only the story but the characters to life. My only regret is the lack of another book in this series to continue reading.

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  • Hiruu
  • 15-07-17

Wow, just gets better!

I can't wait for the next book, this was something special. The only downside is having to wait for 6-12 months for the hopeful conclusion of the cycle of Galand.

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  • Blake
  • 14-07-17

Great nail bitter!

I'm not sure where to begin..
The story picks up right after the previous book and from there forward, all predictions were thrown out the window..
I grew so use to the means and methods Dante and blaze operated by that I could almost always see what was going to happen next or at least envision their means to victory.

I really enjoyed the struggle this book has to offer and the bigger picture it develops compared to the previous books in the Galand series.

I also enjoyed seeing our main characters having to coup with a whole new feeling of hopelessness and dread and the unlikely friendships they develop along the way.


I disliked some of the talking in circles and the slow build up to the action... but overall it was worth it.
I'd recommend anyone who has gotten this far into the series to not stop now! You MUST experience this adventure!

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  • Scott Simons
  • 26-08-17

Good, But Not Best In Series

Any additional comments?

I've enjoyed all the Cycle of Arawn and Galand books so far, with some more than others. The Light of Life has been my least favorite book of the two series so far.It was nice to be back on an adventure with Dante and Blayze again, but this book starts out with the two trying to figure out how to kill the White Liche, and ends in pretty much the same place. The book is mostly comprised of Dante and Blayze leading their crew paddling here and there in the swamps, with a break for a few chapters of sitting in the grass trying to learn a new form of magic, and then back to paddling around.

And what ever happened to Rosha? The last three books spent a large portion of each book to build up a secondary character and story for Rosha, only to end anti-climatically with her being sent away and not given even a small part in this book. What was the point of the build up? Perhaps she will turn up later, but it seemed a missed opportunity to bring some more action to this book.

Overall, I'm sure that there were some building blocks laid in this book to help the plot of the final book of the Cycle of Galand, but this book seems to be mostly filler to extend the series. The Narration of Tim Gerald Reynolds was perfect.

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