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The Forge of Light Audiobook

The Forge of Light: The White Mage, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

The Dark has nearly consumed the planet. Men and beasts have been stripped of their minds, their bodies twisted to serve the Master's will. Her army now numbers in the trillions and is led by two supreme generals. Even the mages have no power to stop her. Driving the survivors to a last bastion of freedom, she calls for the decimated army to surrender.

But mankind stands defiant.

From the ashes of nations the people have united, and together they brace for the impending storm. Bereft of retreat or refuge, they hold to a single hope - that the Oracle can destroy the Dark before everyone is slaughtered. Facing the end, the Oracle must rise to her birthright and find that which can cleanse the Earth of darkness.

©2014 Ben Hale (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    Robert Jenners 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent story"

    This 5 book series is a excellent read it will keep you wanting to cheer for the good guys and wanting moor. I was so glad for the final book to be released and totally satisfied with the ending.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-27-16

    A slighty above average Joe

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    "Fight, Fight, Fight, then Deus Ex."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Too many passages of fighting. Just way too many. And they seemed to get a little repetitive. After 50 fights against OVERWHELMING odds, you kind of start to lose a little something for the fighters. Especially after they do some of the stupidest stuff ever. Hey, let's leave this OP guy alive - who pops back up to kick your teeth in. Didn't see that coming? I did.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ben Hale before, how does this one compare?

    Other than the fact he kept confusing Derrick's voice with Iris, awesome.


    What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

    I don't know.


    Do you think The Forge of Light needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe because it would be almost interesting to see if he could write more than three paragraphs without a 20 paragraph BAH fight scene. The ending was pretty optimistic, despite how dark the whole series was. Don't see how it can continue.


    Any additional comments?

    I"M DONE. YEAH. So dark! Almost depressing. SPOILERS: You killed Jack? and Breaker? and most terribly of all Hawk - once. But a jerk like Cayden gets two or three? Really? And isn't the myth "from the ashes, the Phoenix will rise"? That you didn't is one of the biggest FAILS of these novels. What's up with that? What's the point of Hawk being a phoenix? What? OOh that still gets my goat. And all those WTH moments. And no last words from Iris? Ugh!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John B. 12-05-16
    John B. 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved it...just loved it"

    Real war meets magic meets harry Potter Meets Real day happenings. Just Amazing. I loved every moment, Mr.Perkins pulls out all of his stops. A must read if you like fantasy in todays age. I can't wait to read / hear more!!!

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    Brendan McElroy 11-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Mmm Enjoyed it, but..."

    It wasn't great but definitely not bad. I have enjoyed it but also glad that is over so I can move on. I read the whole twilight saga to see what happened but didn't like that story one bit. This story is 1000 times better, but just didn't captivate me. Basically undecided but very happy the author kept it a trilogy. Perfect!

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    Rebekah Perez 11-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing"

    action packed from start to finish. great ending for a great series. Better than Harry Potter

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    K. Deer MI, USA 11-14-16
    K. Deer MI, USA 11-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The power is within you."

    This was a great series. The narrator did a great job. Listen on and enjoy.

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    Joseph 11-02-16
    Joseph 11-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing story"

    Amazing story and an amazing production by Derek!!! Highly recommend this series as it has magic and an amazing fight against evil.

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    John Paul 10-28-16
    John Paul 10-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Astounding!"

    While the first book was a struggle, the last two captivated a stranger! I am impressed that a writer was able to pull in so many elements and make me beg for more. A job well done!

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    Allen 10-26-16
    Allen 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "To clean "

    The story end by wrapping everything up into nice package. There is no room to add a new conflict well not develop one.

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    Ryan 10-20-16
    Ryan 10-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book!"

    A wonderful listen and great storyline in present day. Good to see tragedy befall heroes and excellent development of characters in this series.

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  • Mr John A Davey
    9/24/16
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    "great series"

    good end of the series, from Luminea to fol. I thoroughly enjoyed it all rock trolls next

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    9/8/16
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    "Just brilliant"

    Really well read and an excellent finale to the series. I couldn't ask for more!

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  • steven ganapathee
    9/4/16
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    "Harry Potter fans will love this"

    Awesome , modern and well written :) if you love Harry Potter you will love this audio book

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  • Miss W.
    8/23/16
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    "great finish for a great series"

    loved this series of books from Ben hale and this book was a brilliant ending!

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  • anthony
    8/13/16
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    "Fantastic ending to a great series."

    I enjoyed every minute of this audio book. This was such a great ending to what was a fantastic series. I have really enjoyed every book that Ben hale has written and I can't wait to find out what comes next. Another great narration from Dereck I loved every minute. If you want a series that has action and adventure with magic and fantacey then give this series ago, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Petra
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    8/11/16
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    "WOW!"

    Riveting, listened once then had to listen again. An epic tale immaculately performed that finishes well but still leaves you wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    8/2/16
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    "nothing like harry potter thank god"

    why some people compared it to potter I don't no. Great books all 5 good read and listen. talk about ups and downs good v evil won't say any more give it away .

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  • Andrew Delaney
    7/22/16
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    "Loved this series"
    Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favourite?

    Derek Perkins if rapidly becoming one of my favourite narrators, although and I'm sorry Derek :) just behind Michael Kramer who for me is the king of narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Whilst I stand by what I wrote concerning books 1-3, which I did enjoy I should add. I have to say that books 4 and 5 I just couldn't stop listening to. It took me 3 days to listen to both of these books, with book 5 being 1 day. I love the way the author is able to build the tension in his battles scenes. Fab last two books, and overall highly recommend them all.

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  • mathew
    7/20/16
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you listen to The Forge of Light again? Why?

    because i listened to the Chronicles of luminia and the other 4 books in the white mage sagaand was hooked. i have listened to Chronicles of luminia twice now.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the over all presentation and its not all happy happy approach


    What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

    he resents it really well


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    all of it


    Any additional comments?

    loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kit 2121
    7/18/16
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    "Excellent conclusion to the series."

    Excellent conclusion to the series. Although you hoped and expected Tess to succeed, there wasn't a moment of cheesiness in it. Well worth the listen l.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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