• Blood Beyond Darkness

  • Darkness Series, Volume 4
  • By: Stacey Marie Brown
  • Narrated by: Michelle Sparks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (350 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After months of searching, Ember and her friends have finally located the Sword of Light, the only weapon capable of killing Queen Aneira and ending her rule. This is Ember's destiny. Or so she thought. Now a pact to save the man she loves changes everything.

One thing which hasn't changed is Ember's undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more frustrating. But her problems go way beyond him. Even their love might not be able to withstand the truth.

As the war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), deep secrets are finally revealed, ripping Ember's world and heart apart. And what Aneira steals from Ember won't just destroy Ember, but the entire human world.

In this final installment, the fight for Earth has begun. Ember must go beyond anything she could ever imagine and make the ultimate sacrifice to save millions of innocent lives.

But the price may be too high - even for her.

©2014 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2016 Stacey Marie Brown

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Great Ending to the Series!

Now that was an epic ending! This book was by far the best in the series, it was everything I had hoped for and more. This book had tons of action, chemistry and twists. Without giving anything away, all I can say is I really liked this entire series for it's world building, characters and the love story too ;)

Great narration!

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I want to choke her!!!

Get on with it already! This book just keeps getting worse. The female sorry excuse for a character is so annoying frustrating and just plain dumb!
She is so immature extremely childish and beyond selfish!!
Naive Isn't even the correct word for how ignorant and stupid this little piss ant of a character is.
She continues to allow everyone around her to get captured including herself and its not because of her magic. Its because she is to stupid to realize anything.
I honestly do not know what this writer was thinking when she created this character.
She makes me almost hate her and mot really like her or the light bitch of a queen.
And this narrator is so annoying with her huffing in the mic and breathing so loud and yelling and the dramatics is just to much.
She makes this character so much worse with her snobby bitchy tones and breathy breathing. UGH! ITS WEIRD BECAUSE I AM CAUGHT UP IN THE STORY. IF I WASN'T SO DRAWN INTO THIS I WOULD HAVE STOPPED LISTENING AT BOOK 1.

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Slowwwwww moving

I liked the other books in this series but this one was just not good. I had to skip so much because the author took forever to progress the tiniest bit. The main character wanted to think she was some kind of bad*ss yet had to be saved every five minutes. Oh and the ending sucked.

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SOOOO GOOD!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Beyond Darkness to be better than the print version?

Yes..... For me anyway. I love to be read to :)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Beyond Darkness?

I would tell you but I don't want to spoil anything for anyone

Have you listened to any of Michelle Sparks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Michelle Sparks is a great narrator. I will listen to her again!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed, got pissed off, cried, then laughed again

Any additional comments?

I Love this series! I'm sad its over, but Ill get to listen over and over. Stacy Marie Brown if you ever read this. YOU ARE AN AMAZING WRITER! Please keep up the excellent work. I'm a fan for life!

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Some shocking things to handle

I enjoyed most of this book but at times it seems like it wasn’t long. I will say I was really shocked at some of the decisions for some of the people that were lost . I feel that the book had way too many sex scenes they just felt like fillers. Not gonna lie I do not love the whole Kennedy and Lorcan thing and I found it quite crazy that everyone was supposed to just what forgive him, let’s not forget about what he did to Ember but the worst of it is he gave WEST to the queen which destroyed him and I just can’t get past that easily so I’m not sure how I’m going to like the lightness saga books. I love the pixies, they make the story so lighthearted and at the same time they are so loyal to Ember. I felt the battle was not near as big as was built up, it seems kind of quick and boring. Of course I’m happy that there was a happily ever after for Eli and Ember and I am excited to read West.

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Disappointing

This 4th book was definitely disappointing. I get why the other readers were frustrated. The main character Ember did very annoying things and didn’t act like a heroine at all. I was often yelling at her to go and do something like I’m watching a bad scary movie lol. I still love the story and the characters of this storyline, but this last installment could have been so much better.

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My opinion

I believe that this series easily could have been condensed by half or at least by a third just wondering why it wasn’t?

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can't stand the overly dramatic girls

this has been a fun story to listen to. but holy these girls take too seriously and take things too far and yet for the people that deserve the anger and show compassion. Erked my nerves, especially the way Kennedy treated Ember. pathetic and annoying. other then that I enjoyed this. not my favorite but good. I also really liked the narrator. She does a great job

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Amazing!

I love the narrator! She is in the same league as Therese Plummer. I hope I spelled that right lol. This was my favorite book of the series.

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love it but missing something

I was somewhat disappointed by the end. I guess I need to read the next series.

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  • Claire Monaghan
  • 12-22-16

Love!!!

Edge of your seat tension and drama throughout the entire series! Fabulous characters and phenomenal writing- exactly what I look for in a great book

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  • Kimberly
  • 03-25-22

Good conclusion

Hea? Couple? Yes world? No not really
Performance of the voice actor was good.
I would have preferred a duel or duet narration but beggars can’t be choosers.

Smut level is about a 5/10 I did enjoy the sexual scenes.

I enjoyed the pixies, Wes and the unseelie king and I’ll be reading the other series by Stacey set in the same world.

This is a prequel to savage lands and there’s also the other series out about the Druid and lorcan and then later on the unseelie king.

4 star series im looking forward to Wes and the savage lands

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  • Imee-B
  • 05-18-20

***Hate the ending***

I'm seriously pissed how this series ended. Come on did so many characters has to die including poor Jared? And wow I've always love the fmc but not on this story she is reckless, stupid and whiny and got everyone killed. a huge disappointment for me sorry Stacey I loved u girl but this ending suck big time. And pls used a narrator who can do a male voice better. No offend Michelle Sparkes but your perfect as the female voices but terrible as the males. There was no difference at all. sorry

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