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Summary

Separated from Ember and Max, Kael Symes turns to an old friend to help hide the afterlife tokens in Talohna’s most terrifying locales.

After nearly two years and with one token left to hide, a powerful magical event hits Talohna and causes the failure of the most important spell Kael has ever cast. The horrific results leave him a wanted man and all of his efforts to form an alliance against the Ri’Tek fall apart.

With the tokens hidden at last, Kael wants nothing more than to forget the past and to spend time with his family, but knowing they will never be safe no matter where they hide, he recruits Treach in a bid to scour the Arcane Library catacombs for an answer. When the fallen god discovers the location of a legendary fortress thought to exist only in myth, Kael and his allies set out to find the hidden keep in the hopes of making it a home for the children born under the rays of the Black Sun.

Unfortunately for Kael and everyone he cares about, myths in Talohna are often grounded in reality and when they stumble into the cursed grounds of Solikyr Fortress, Kael prays that the last five years have hardened him enough to protect his loved ones from the gauntlet of horrors that have infected the fortress and its massive castle. Kael and his companions press further into the fortress and deeper into the curse, only to discover one of Talohna’s oldest and most dangerous secrets. 

One that will leave its mark on them all.

©2020 JD Franx (P)2020 Podium Audio

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worst book in the series

i had. hi hopes for this series but it quickly fell appart with this book objectives sprouting up left and right no solution in sight.... just another milk cow series till fans had enough

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annoying scinarios

another book and yet more annoying scenarios. the auther has made the characters in thisnstory stupidly dumb.

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love the saga but just misses 5*

the world JD Franx has made is original and constantly opens new doors and ideas that keep you guessing. I would definitely recommend these books if your into the fantasy genre. The only issue I have is we are on book 4 and Kael is yet to really dominate a fight and seems to get caught out too easily for someone who has managed to fight his way out of hell. I love that encounters are never straight forward but I'm dying to see him dominate and be confident in his ability for someone who is so powerful. i hope this doesn't just happen right at the end, if it happens.

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A great book

I have given this book a 5 star for every category as it has a lovely storyline and the sparks of banger and agony brings it all together

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The rich depths get deeper.

The world created in these books is so intriguing and as the saga develops the mysteries and history keep you wanting more. My only gripe is the conversations between characters is sometimes unnaturally descriptive, although on something this vast I understand the information has to be put across to the readers somehow. Anyone who likes a high fantasy story with grit, action and rich mythic depth will love these books. Throughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next one.

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Another best seller

wanted a long time for this book, and I must say it didn't dissapoint, very impressive 👏

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A great edition to the tale

Very much enjoyed both the story and the performance. I found sometimes that sections were jumped through to shorten the story. This may just have been my perception. I am looking forward to the next instalment. Great job by Simon Vance.

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I want more JD

Absolutely loved this book & the whole series up to now , JD Franx is a awesome & exciting writer this is top level Scifi Fantasy, If you love Magic, demons, assassin's , enchanted warriors, mystical beings & every kind of mutated monster you can think up this is for you Read or listen the books from the beginning it is a complex story (but in no means hard to follow ) .
JD Franx has started a masapiece with these books & with a masterful performance by Simon Vance I just didn't want the books to end Awesome.

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Amazing!

Continuing on from book 3 this 4th book is amazing. If you've read or listened to the previous books definitely pick this up! Great for fantasy lovers!

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  • 16-04-21

Pretty boring overall. Really milking the series

Lots of action, not a lot of story. Overall it's just boring. The last three were kind of soso in my opinion too, but I was interested enough to see what comes next. The answer is very very little. For an entire novel they managed to progress the story only a tiny bit. Feels like the author is just milking the series for all it's worth. This is where I leave off, I'll be returning this. I could have gotten all the important information in this book in a half page summary, which should tell you something about the way the author fills a book

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  • 06-09-20

Best book in the series so far!

This book was action packed and finally started to bring everything together. I can't wait to see where the next book takes things. I highly recommend this series to any fantasy fan.

As usual, Simon Vance did a great job narrating and he has become one of my top 3 narrators joining Tim Gerad Reynolds and Nick Podehl.

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  • Sailfish
  • 24-10-20

Too heavy on exposition

The prose and narration were written and performed well but the author spent too much of his work visiting too many areas and spending an inordinate amount of time discussing their mission and known facts repeatedly. This made sticking with the novel somewhat tedious. The book would have benefited greatly with a more laconic editor stripping it to half its length. Also, the number of serious, near death encounters Kael seems to miraculously heal from from one moment to another bordered on the ridiculous.

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  • Tony lemons
  • 27-06-22

incredible! most thrilling book in the series yet!

best book in the series so far. so exciting and intriguing! there were some parts that were so intenseit had me thinking what is going to happen. i did not see so many things coming and it was a FANTASTIC listen. 10/10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-05-22

The curse home

I absolutely love the book sure wish I could finish the last couple of chapters starting at chapter 30 I get the first maybe 10 -20 words then it just stops and none of the other chapters have downloaded???????
So now I am gonna have a gap in the time line for the next book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-21

Story continues to get better every page every boo

characters continue to be great and show more detail even 4 books deep. love the story, it never gets boring or reputatisous in situations and details to the situation and their results. can't talk enough about this journey as a whole. Getting the next book of this series NOW.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-21

wow

Such a great series, one of my favorites. What a great book. Cant wait for the next one!!

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  • Johnathan McCray
  • 10-02-21

Loved it.

This is a great continuation of the series. I am really looking forward to Book 5.

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  • Ti oye
  • 24-01-21

leaves you wanting more. can't wait for new book

leaves you wanting more. can't wait for new book in. loved the book when is the next book coming.

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  • paul
  • 24-12-20

love this book along with the rest of the saga

the entire saga really has a way of pulling you deep into the story I cannot wait until the next book releases