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Publisher's Summary

Get the Fall of Radiance boxed set, featuring all five action-packed books in the best-selling epic fantasy series - including adventure, magic, war, and a bond between warriors that can't be broken. 

Magic has protected Tarsynium for a thousand years, shielding its people from being ravaged by bloodthirsty demons. When a young ranger's apprentice named Owyn Lund discovers that the Arc of Radiance has been breached, he tries to warn anybody who will listen.

But legends aren't supposed to be real.

When a village is mysteriously destroyed, rangers, mages, and rebels all point the finger, blaming each other for the demons' brutality. However, Zara Dennel, a mage's ward, has heard Owyn's tale - and she's inclined to believe him. 

Together, they must prove that friendship is greater than intolerance, unity is more important than division, and that even the most powerful magic can sometimes not be enough. 

Failure means the end of all things. A second - and lasting - Doom. 

Buy this special edition omnibus to experience a saga with something for every fan of epic fantasy. Suitable for all ages, it's perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Sarah J. Maas, and Brandon Sanderson. 

Narrated by the award-winning duo: Michael Kramer and Kate Reading.

Books included in the set:

  • Book 1: Ranger's Oath
  • Book 2: Doom Bringers
  • Book 3: War Echoes
  • Book 4: Exiles
  • Book 5: Prince of Darkness
©2020, 2021 Aethon Books (P)2021 Aethon Audio

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  • Shantul Nigam
  • 20-03-21

Disappointed by the narrators

The story draws you in and builds well.

The narrators individually are good, however, together are not. They each do the voices for all of the characters rather than having them choose characters and doing them constantly through out the story. As it is, the voices become confusing chapter to chapter. Real missed opportunity and really detracts from the book.

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  • J. Marroquin
  • 24-03-21

The dynamic duo breath life into another series.

The duo of Michael Kramer, Kate Reading do it again. They bring a great story to life. I'm sure these two can read a phone book and it would sound good but when it's paired with a story like Fall of Radiance it makes a good series even better.

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  • Ephraim
  • 26-03-21

Horrifyingly Mediocre

The only great thing about this purchase besides the length is the narration. The story is not bad, just uninspired. The characters and their relation to each other is formulaic and run of the mill. Sometimes the writing by the author is so unvaried and repetitive I literally wondered if I was listening to a chapter or paragraph again or if I pressed "rewind" on the audible. The main magic user is quite questionable with how she manages to get out of some fights too. She can do some things that the author literally says "she has no idea how she casts this spell" like she has never heard of it and never knew the words to it but she did it anyway. Far too convenient. That's just the first of many convenient saves she does. If you want something that just takes up time but won't impress you or hardly make you laugh then this is an okay investment.

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  • Dan Wong
  • 06-04-21

A thoroughly enjoyable series from beginning to end!!

Well written and solid narration by the two narrators. The story moved at a good pace and the character development was rich and detailed. The action scenes were very descriptive and I felt caught up in those scenes. Highly recommended - another hit from the folks at Aethon Books!!

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  • Marcus Rand
  • 12-05-21

Meh...

I've listened to Tolkien, Jordan, Rothfuss, Sanderson...etc... This was a struggle to listen to. Not a huge fan of Kate Redding (female narrator) but other stories have made that not matter so much.
The story had potential. But everything was rushed and half assed. Terribly predictable. Cliches stacked on cliches. Blatant rip offs from more talented authors.
I have to finish a book once I start it. So... If you're like me, do yourself a favor and just don't.
I'm gonna listen to The Wheel of Time series again to wash my brain out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-21

OH MY GOD

If this wasn't the GREATEST story I've ever read!! The world building the characters are believable and amazing. I found myself outwardly screaming in surprise as well as triumph cheering the characters on at every turn. I laughed I cried. just absolutely THE BEST
10/10 would highly recommend!!!!!

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  • Harry
  • 09-04-21

Still a good listen

I previously listened to, liked, and reviewed the first book. Listening to this collection has not changed my opinion.

I was given this audiobook for free (again) and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Trisha
  • 26-05-21

Great Listen

This was a fabulous series. I am sorry to see it come to an end. The writing picturesque in detail was performed in such a way that I never lost track. I could see all in my minds eye. I’m keeping this one to listen to again. Thank you so much. T

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  • Gregory L. Garrett
  • 14-05-21

totally worth the listen

liked the use of multiple narrators. great story. I'll totally give this another listen later.

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  • Bruce Brooks
  • 07-06-21

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant

This is one of the best series I have ever listen to. I have never loosed emotions at the end of a scifi-fantasy story. This is the difference between a mere writer and a true story teller!!

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  • Caz xxx
  • 28-05-21

Loved this so much sulking that it's finished

Both readers were brilliant and brought each person to life left me wanting more a sad ending to Owen and Zara and Mages Warriors

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  • Sam O'Grady
  • 12-05-21

Couldn’t finish it

Got through the first two of the cooks but gave up on by the third deciding to listen to something I could enjoy. Badly written and thin poorly considered plot.

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  • Kathycrewe
  • 08-05-21

Amazing

Totally absorbed from start to fantastic finish. Highly recommended, an amazing listen. A world I just don’t want to leave.

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  • dunpony
  • 01-04-21

storytelling excellence

I usually listen to audio books while doing something else but sometimes a story is so compelling that I sit down and listen to it - this was one of those. It's a story of enduring love and the struggle between friendship & duty. Unputdownable

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  • Bluebell
  • 23-05-21

loved it

predictable in a good way
.all the right formular.................
i will definitely look at more books by author




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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-21

Standard fantasy format

This is basic modern fantasy tale. Mostly suited for young adults or if you are new to the genre. Experienced fantasy readers will most likely find it mundane and lack orginilaity / uniqeness.

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  • Mrs. H. R. Wainwright
  • 28-07-21

Fantastic story

I really enjoyed these books
Narrators were very good.
I would recommend this story.
Excellent value to buy this set as one.

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  • Patrick Collins
  • 08-07-21

Great Vanilla Fantasy Fun.

Decent fantasy which sticks to traditional troupes religiously. The books strengths are in its fantastic characterisation and touching ending. I do not regret listening to this. vocal performances from Kate Reading and Michael Kramer were excellent. I do not regret listening to this. Great value when purchased.

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  • Paul
  • 30-06-21

excellent

I was captured in this story from the start. loved ever word. the narrators are excellent as well

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  • H. Tregidgo
  • 26-06-21

Utterly generic

I purchased this as I had a spare credit and I’ve always enjoyed performances by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading before. As always their performances can’t be faulted but unfortunately the material they had to work with was not great. I listened to the whole thing but at time it was a struggle for all the eye rolling.

The premise is somewhat interesting, but the characters lack depth and consistency, the world building is lacklustre and the many plot points rely on minor characters acting irrationally in a way that was obviously just designed to further the plot.

Added to this that the use of first person narration is somewhat jarring and I just can’t recommend the book at all.

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  • Charm Harris
  • 14-06-21

Meh. Narrators did what they could, buuutt..

I DID listen to the whole thing, but by the end it was getting to be a real struggle. Truly awful grammar in places grated on my nerves and pulled me out of the story .. "closed the door/eyes shut" etc., together with another of my pet hates - "off-of" or "bored of" .. like nails down a blackboard, if anyone remembers those. Additionally - a little (or a lot) too "preachy", gauche, naive, ingenuous? .. maybe not the right age group for my tastes perhaps. Also, much as I have really enjoyed listening to Michael and Kate in other books, I'm finding they're all starting to sound the same. Maybe time for a 'palate cleanser' for me. 🙂

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-21

Enjoyable story

Just loved the entire story, the only thing that annoyed me was the 2 main characters romance.. But everything else was great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-21

Loved it!

I wasnt sure i was going to like this series when i first started listening, but I got sucked in! Now that ive finished it I dont know what to do with my life - I got so invested in the characters and the ending ruined me.

Narrators were excellent as always, i've been following their narrations to choose which books to read. These two are so easy to listen to - particularly their newer recordings - great audio quality and body.

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  • Matt Shepherd
  • 06-07-21

Never been so angry or frustrated reading a book

Likeable characters doing stupid things and with sensibilities out of the 1940s "not that kind of girl"

villains and allys so stupid, the only justification is the extent of corruption in the isolated government. let's go to extreme lengths to keep the demons ravaging the world a secret.

A willingness to kill characters akin to that of game of thrones. No plot armour here(outside of the main 2)

Overall it's not a terrible book though slightly cliche.

Michael and Kate put on a stellar performance as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-21

great idea, poorly executed.

I hate giving a bad review but well what can I say? good story concept, written flatly and sloppy as porridge. Good ending though.
great narration concept, if it wasn't for the near monotone of Kate, it could have made the book.
Sorry but I would say this was a waist of time if it didn't help me go quickly to sleep.
It may be alright for a 10 year old young reader in the original book form.

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  • Yvette Olsen
  • 14-06-21

What an imagination...

I absolutely loved this book series. The two readers where fantastic. They did so well with all the different voices; their accents and annunciations where great.
Very enjoyable and really well read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-21

Not great, so relieved I'm finished

I was very unsure about how I'd like this story after downloading it and realising the narration started in the first person. I thought to give it the benefit of the doubt.

After listening to all five audio books, I can't say it improves. My criticisms are that the majority of characters are two dimensional, and the world building is contained and limited for a fantasy setting. The writing about the action/ fighting is all 'crossbows' this and 'mage fire' that. Pretty uninspiring. I'm glad I can remove this from my audible library and never listen to it again.

I'd say this is suitable as young adult fiction or made for a low budget Netflix series. I guess I've been spoilt by having already listened to The Witcher series and The Wheel of Time series (the voice artists also appear in this series, so I have no issues with their voice acting).

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  • Janna H.
  • 31-05-21

Enjoyable but ...

The twist at the end left me disappointed . The characters I had invested in were not the winners

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  • D
  • 27-05-21

Give it time

starts of as Brandon Sanderson rip but grows into its own beast. Gets better