• Deathmarked

  • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 4
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (775 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While the war for the Four Kingdoms drags on, a new threat emerges from across the sea.

To the North, Annise Gäric seek to rescue Lady Zelda and retake Castle Hill from the sellswords known as the Brotherhood. In the back of her mind is a growing fear, something she can't quite explain. Meanwhile, Lisbeth Lorne tries to regain control of the ancient army of Sleeping Knights before they become the horde of death her soulmark has shown to her in visions.

In the West, Rhea Loren find herself at a crossroads: continue down the path of destruction or seek another way, another life. But when the truth she's buried from her own people comes to light, she loses the control she so desperately clings to.

In the East, newly crowned King Gareth Ironclad must decide whether to pursue peace or follow in his father's and brother's footsteps. After all, he now has a dragon …

In Calyp, Raven Sandes is forced to fight in the pits of Zune. She wants nothing more than to give up, to die, until she discovers her sister, Whisper, is a prisoner too. What she doesn't know is that Gwendolyn Storm is closing in on her, seeking her own vengeance for the latest attack on Ferria.

Roan Loren, on the other hand, continues to seek knowledge, clinging to the Western Oracle's prophecy of peace. His journey takes him south to Teragon, where a truth has been hidden for more than a decade.

Grey Arris, with his new pirate allies, sails for the southern continent, but he doesn't know what monsters lurk beneath the waters of the Burning Sea.

In the Southern empire of Phanes, Jai Jiroux and the Black Tears fight to maintain order as the newly released slaves cry for the blood of their previous masters. At the same time, he must control the slave army to defend against the Phanecians warriors to the North, who have a new leader: Bane. The kingslayer still wants peace, but he's finally realized that he might have to destroy everything to achieve it.

©2017 David Estes (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Great storyline, keeps your mind working

Loved the storyline. Hard to walkway from until finished. Keeps you wondering what's coming next.

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Very Rare Indeed

This series of books has accomplished what few series have before; keep me engaged true and through to the end!

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I love this series!

There was a constant perfect balance of everything you could want in a story
depth, world building, heroes, villains and every one of them, almost, not wholly heroic or villainous
just listen to it and you can never go wrong with Derek Perkins narrating!

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Engrossing

Loved it! Story continues to grow keeping your interest. The characters are all captivating and love the way they are interwoven.

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Masterful, Epic & Beautiful

Far past when most storytelling is done by book 3, Estes pours it on in his fourth book of the series. Unlike most books in the middle of a series, this one continues to pour forth his beautiful and elegant writing style while offering everything you could want in an epic journey.

Spoiler alert…do not read ahead if you don’t want any details of the book.

My only complaints were a feeling of, “okay enough is enough when it came to the relationship between Queen Anise and Tarin. (I listened to the audio version so not sure I spelled their names correctly).

Second, some of the fighting felt a little hollow. The battles are very specific to the character experienced which is interesting and continues the character building but show me a little more concerning the army and the actual battle. Discuss numbers more. How lines are meeting and the slaughter raged through the lines a good bit more.

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love the entire series

This is definitely a series that if you start them you won't want them to end

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Thoughts of a Casual Reader

Personally, I loved the progression of how the characters developed and the well crafted imagery as described through the different characters point of view. My husband was not a fan because he hated the main protagonist Ron. I didn’t care much for him at first either and read more to follow Anise’s storyline.
Overall, I loved the inner twining of all the characters and hope their is another set of stories featuring a storyline set within the same world or universe.
Side note: Im a casual kind of audiobook reader who mainly listens to book while I work, drive, clean, craft, or play video games.

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Delivered

And he delivered once again!!! I love this adventure and the characters that are taking me through it. Thanks Estes!

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Good Story

This story is good, but there is too much repeating the plot. looking forward to getting to the end.

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  • Skyla
  • 03-11-19

Guaranteed quality again

This is page by page adventure and surprises - Thank you David for writing such an amazing story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The concept is strong
The character development is strong - e.g. you find yourself liking characters that you shouldn't
The narration is really good - Derek does a good job at a female voice and making it credible
You look and think 23 hours wow that's long, but it's so good it feels like 5 minutes! He also gives you back stories at the end which give you further insight into the characters (he could have done these as flashbacks just as well)
never mind the book LOVED THIS SERIES

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  • Anna
  • 10-14-18

Entthralling.

I love this whole epic story.Amazingly detailed and engrossing..with so ma y different and interezting peoples

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  • Jaime
  • 06-01-18

Good series

I will get the next audio book in this series. So far I have listened to all of them.

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