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  • The Last Horizon, Book 1
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)
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By: Will Wight
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Summary

A new space fantasy from Will Wight, the New York Times best-selling author of the Cradle series.

“To survive in this galaxy, you need a wand in one hand and a gun in the other.”

On a little-known planet, Archmage Varic Vallenar casts a grand spell to empower himself with the magical abilities of his alternate selves. The ritual works too well, granting Varic not only the magic but also the memories from six lives.

Including their gruesome deaths.

Now, Varic has power greater than any wizard in galactic history, but he knows that won’t be enough. The enemies he faced in those alternate lives were apocalyptic in scale. Terrors of technology and magic. Nothing that he, or anyone, can defeat.

Sun-eating extra-dimensional insects, shadowy secret organizations, genetically enhanced alien super-soldiers, ruthless megacorporations, and hordes of cyborg undead all lurk in the darkest corners of the galaxy, and Varic knows that any of them can become a world-ending threat at any moment.

All these are beyond any wizard, no matter how many spells he’s mastered or how many interstellar warships he’s rallied to his cause. Hopeless, Varic finds himself trying to preserve what little he can from the coming doom.

Until he hears rumors of a mythical starship, an invincible vessel of heroes made to do battle against galactic threats.

A ship called The Last Horizon.

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Phenomenal

I discovered Will Wight last year and have been devouring every book he has.

Going into this book, I'll admit, I took it as a something to tide me over until the new Cradle book came out.

Now, I think this might be my new favourite series by him.

Amazing characters with brilliant writing. Travis Bladree as narrator is, as always, knocking it out of the park. Wight is one of the few writers out there who understands the assignment when it comes to overpowered characters; he created a suspenseful, brilliantly paced story that feels like an IV drip of condensed hype.

I started this book two days ago and finished it last night. I can't not give this a 5/5.

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Amazing beginnings

It was worth listening even just for the blooper with Lindon. Great build up for another fantastic series! I have to say I don't like anything Sci-Fi but this was fantastic!

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What a rollicking great story

Just couldn’t stop listening chose it purely at random thought the story sounded interesting never read any of the authors stuff before but this makes me want to

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Fantastic new series

Great book, couldn't stop listening.
Came across this after finishing the Cradle Series and if you liked that, you'll like this aswell.

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First Will Wight reader

This is my first Will Wight book I’ve purchased as it’s less overwhelming to start with an author when you’ve got the costly premise of purchasing a whole series when you enjoy the first. This however has not only left me wanting the next book to come out but also purchase some of his other series immediately.
The characters in this book are brilliant as we are slowly introduced to their personalities, relationships, and powers. They are thrown into the deep end and their education and friendships are tested against the universe.
The magic system is explored enough to satisfy that itch on wanting to do more of a deep dive but some aspects of it are left for the reader to mull on.
This book could easily have extended scenes unnecessarily and moves at a great pace without feeling jarring.
A very solid book and engaging throughout.

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Fantastic start to a new series

Really wasn't sure what to expect if I'm honest but i was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out, classic Will with plenty of jokes, big characters and and a well paced easy to follow story. Travis was also brilliant as always, can't wait for the next one!

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Great - can't wait for more!

Great narrator and story, doesn't sit still for too long.
It clearly has a lot of lore involved with the universe but it doesn't get bogged down by it, like often happens with these types of books.

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Classic Will Wight only in space.

This series is a lot of fun. Super powerful beings running around saving the galaxy from existential threats. And they do it with all of the good humour and fast past action you would expect from a Will Wight book.

It has a really good blend of magical fantasy and sci-fi. With both having a place and making sense... for a fantasy setting. The universe and it's laws are built out almost without you realising.

If you're looking for a fun book about super powerful beings stop here.

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Great

Loved it. Really, really awesome book and the narator is fantastic! Get it now!

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Great Start

It's really enjoyable, Travis is amazing as always! Looking forward to the next one.

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