Beyond the Shadows

Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Series: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (7,147 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance---a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends---and perhaps his enemies---he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess.
©2009 Brent Weeks (P)2009 Tantor

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Beautiful and tragic

The story is dark, beautiful, and cunning. The author does an amazing job of ending the trilogy and left me breathless. I would recommend this to any Brandon Sanderson or George Martin fan. Excellently done ❤️

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Best of the trilogy

The Night Angel Trilogy grows increasingly multi-threaded, leaving the reader wondering where Weeks is ultimately going. He finally ties almost all threads together in a memorable conclusion that is worth the effort. Narrator Paul Boehmer improves as the book goes on and finishes with fine drama.

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I promised a review after book 3

Enough series I've listened to recently have started out well enough, but somewhere along the line left me with only a lukewarm feeling which did not demand I buy the next book. (This is NOT one of those!) So I said I would review it if I liked it enough to read the whole series... One of the things I liked best about this series was that it didn't point you at one climactic event that you knew would happen at the end of book 3. There were a series of events, each happening because of other actions, that lead throughout the series. No fillers, no little plot devices. At no point did I put it down believing I knew what would happen next. The narration was excellent; well suited to the story. I truly enjoyed the whole series, and I really want more! I can't think of a better endorsement than that!

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My thoughts:

This is one of the best stories that has ever been put into text. The instances where good people must do bad things are a recurring theme and it brings a large degree of relateability to the characters. Push through the first 100pgs of book two and it's beyond worth it. These books brought tears to my ever-dry eyes.

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Get lost in this world

After you read enough novels, you begin to anticipate outcomes, but this series really added so many new twists and characters that made it great.

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wonderful adventure.

I was sitting on the edge the entire book. Great characters! Honest and true.

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Excellent conclusion to series.

Beyond the Shadows wraps up the Night Angel Trilogy. I very much enjoyed this book, as it takes Azoth from Apprentice to hero. He must however juggle his responsibilities to his calling and his new wife. This book is the most exciting of the three, as the action is almost non stop. The conclusion wraps up most of the plot lines, but seems to leave the possibility of another book some time in the future.

Overall, I really enjoyed all three books in this trilogy. The story was very good, and Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite narrators. I would recommend this series to anyone.

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Book is great, Narration Good, Pronunciation Awful

I read the books a few years ago. When I was thinking of reading them again, and was also confronted with many long drives over several weeks, it seemed a great idea to get this in audio form. I think Paul Boehmer has a good voice, and did a good job performing different characters. But his pronunciation annoyed the heck out of me by the third book. First of all I don't know how someone reads Midcyru as "Mid-Cry-Yew". But maybe there's insight from the author that I don't have. But in the third book, when he describes the enormous trees in the ancient Ezra's Wood as giant "See-Coys" it makes me want to puke (he does it repeatedly). They're SEQUOIAS! - səˈk(w)oiə. I guess he can be partially forgiven. I'm guessing he's English, and therefore perhaps isn't familiar with the monster trees on the western coast of the US. But the audio editor should be ashamed of himself (and Paul Boehmer should have known his pronunciation was a wild guess... he should have googled the proper pronunciation instead of faking it.) Additionally, the audio editing was a little awkward. There were parts I remember from the book that were definitely removed from the audio. I don't remember them all, but I'll put one example below. (SPOILER WARNING!) Kylar and Elene had not made love in the story. Kyler couldn't even think of a woman other than Vi without feeling nauseous. All of the sudden, Elene is pregnant and she and Kyler are "canoodling" all night long. No mention of how the ringing was temporarily defeated, or the toll it takes on Vi. (The only reason I knew, was because I read the books.) Then at the end we're told of the enormous sacrifice VI made repeatedly so Kyler and Elene can be together.... But no mention of how any of that happened in the audio. I'm hoping that somehow my download missed a chapter or something. If that was the editing, it's terrible.

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Wowzers!

Must listen to series. Narrator is phenomenal and story is amazing! 5 stars all the way!

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Sappy sappy sappy

First let me say that the ideas and world-building in the series is great and Brent Weeks has a wonderful imagination. But my god could this book have used some serious editing. By the end the plot become so convoluted and disorganized that it loses its meaningfulness. But that doesn't stop the author from trying to make you feel connected through sheer repetition of someone professing their love and or crying every page of the book. I left feeling disappointed in the unrealized potential the books clearly have.

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