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In this stunning conclusion to the After The Rift series, Josie and her friends return home to find Glancia on the brink of war and their enemies in power. With political machinations and court intrigue bringing danger at every turn, they must tread carefully. But being careful won’t bring resolutions and answers. It won’t bring back lost memories or stop the nation hurtling into war.

The only thing that can make everything right is the ultimate sacrifice. But will Josie make it?

At the heart of it all is the magic that stole the memories of so many. The magic that some people will do anything to get their hands on. In a palace full of lies and betrayal, Josie and her friends must be careful who they can trust – or suffer the consequences. 

The Return of Absent Souls is the final book in the After The Rift series. The books in order are:

  • #1 The Palace of Lost Memories
  • #2 The Echo of Broken Dreams
  • #3 The Whisper of Silenced Voices
  • #4 The Temple of Forgotten Secrets
  • #5 The Prison of Buried Hopes
  • #6 The Return of Absent Souls
©2020 C.J. Archer (P)2020 C.J. Archer

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Swoon! What a perfect ending to a great series!

Oh how I have enjoyed all six books of this gripping and magical series. The characters are well drawn and very engaging; Kitty and Eric are hilarious! If you're a fan of fantasy and romance you should definitely give this series a try.

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Loved it

was sorry when seried ended. Loved the characters and Marian Hussey is an amazing narator.

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Very Entertaining

loved the whole series, will definitely listen to it all again. Great ending would highly recommend.

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Fantastic Finish to a Fantastic series

It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a series as much as this! I’m not really into fantasy, but am more a murder mystery reader...but wow! CJ Archer May have changed my mind! All 5 books were SO believable and kept me gripped and Marian Hussey’s narration bought every character to life!!....can not recommend this series enough...Bravo :-)

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wonder

This is a a wonderful story and beautifully narrated. I love all CJ Archers works.

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  • 26-04-22

If you love CJ Archer ...

I love love love this narrator! She does a wonderful job bringing these characters to life. This was a great end to this series too. I have loved every book of hers so far

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  • eddie woods
  • 18-03-22

the perfect conclusion

It left me guessing right up to the very end. I'm more than satisfied with how their story wraps up.

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  • zena
  • 29-01-22

loved this series!

This was just a delightful series! I loved the characters. A couple characters offered comedic relief at times. It was fun, fantastical, and witty.

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  • 05-01-22

an interesting ending but it'll do

This was a fitting ending. I read all siz in the series back to back. I feel like the main female character got worse until the last hour when she finally stood up for herself, each book I became a bit more disappointed. I adore how the palace staff grew and learning more about thier lives. I can't imagine how the author choose a select few of the 1000 characters to elaborate on.

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  • Stephanie
  • 18-01-21

great

great ending to the series. i wasn't sure which way it was going to go so the shock twist at the end was great.

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  • Alyssa Amori
  • 21-11-20

the best book of the series

if you've written all of the previous books you're going to love this book so many people end up having a very happy ending I loved it as I did the entire series I can't wait to read more of her books

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  • 16-09-20

Amazing!!!

I love this author and I loved every book! I really enjoy the way the author tells the story! Such an amazing big story!

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  • Clay Lady
  • 05-08-20

Fabulous ending to a wonderful story.

you won't be disappointed. I wasn't left needing more, or less. it was like a satisfying meal.😁

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  • jenna young
  • 04-08-20

nearly the best for last

I actually enjoyed this whole series. It's a great escape from my every day work as an actual healer.

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  • Mychael O'Brien
  • 15-07-20

The Perfect Ending

They say that all good things must come to an end. And so it is with C.J. Archer’s after the rift series. If you’re a fan of this series, I can promise you that all loose ends will be tied up, except for one. 😉