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Publisher's Summary

The adventure concludes with the triumphant finale in the Riftwar Saga. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author.

The battle may be over, but war is coming… The Kingdom forces may have won the first conflict but the enemy has a strong grip on Midkemia and invasion now seems inevitable.

Arutha travels north to confront the Dark Elves, but without help, Pug knows that Arutha's forces face slaughter. With Tomas he must scour the world - and beyond - to find the one person with enough power to give them a chance. If they fail, Midkemia will be the first of many worlds to fall to a madman with the power to dominate death itself…

A Darkness at Sethanon concludes Raymond E. Feist's bestselling Riftwar Saga.

©1986 Raymond E. Feist (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post) "Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

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Excellent

An excellent finish to the trilogy and a great addition to the world that has been created for this series.

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  • Mr. S. Gumbley
  • 02-09-14

If you like wizards dragons you will love this .

If you could sum up A Darkness at Sethanon in three words, what would they be?

Really enjoyed it

What other book might you compare A Darkness at Sethanon to, and why?

Lord of the rings

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all of it

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This would make one hell of a film

Any additional comments?

Peter Joyce as always great .
on to more by Feist .

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 01-21-18

A Good End

I have enjoyed this opening trilogy of books and found this final one to be better than the second (Silverthorn). I found myself willing for the next listening opportunity to come. I think the final journey to Sethanon and the end battle was a little rushed but it still satisfied. Now I will continue with the Empire Trilogy - off to Kelewan I go!

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  • Tarla
  • 12-31-17

performance could be better

Some of the names were badly mispronounced but the story is still a good one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-31-17

Love the story but...

I have read this story many times over the years and love the whole series, I’m always a little bit sad when I finish it. The only thing I didn’t like is the pronunciations of some of the words and I don’t just mean interpretation of some of the names. I will be honest it does annoy me a little bit but to be honest overall I think it was a good performance and well worth a listen.

I have already bought more of Fiest’s books narrated by Peter Joyce and will continue to listen to them.

I only dropped a start because of some of the words. Still highly recommended tho!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-28-17

A really enjoyable audiobook

Narrator was great, I think I read bad things about him prior to listening to the series, but found him perfectly suitable.
Really enjoy the books, good balance between story and characters (sometimes I grow weary of hundreds of lives to follow). While listening I found I related many of the narratives to other fantasy worlds I've listened /read in the past.
Definitely give the series a go!

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  • JXL
  • 05-31-17

good

this book is well written, and well read. though it is perhaps the weakest of the trilogy.

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  • Carien
  • 04-14-17

Friends and Foes and Frenemies

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An action-packed adventure till the end! Can the reunited childhood friends save not only Midkemia but the whole universe? Are they strong enough to battle against an ancient power? While waiting on an answer, the reader must join the recklessly brave Prince Arutha and his companions in a world where they are hated not respected and can they trust an old foe?
This last instalment of the Rifwar Saga Trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end. A definite MUST BUY TRILOGY.

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  • David
  • 10-14-16

Superb

Still as good as the first time I read the story. A must to listen to.

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  • Michael Peter
  • 10-06-16

enjoyed book a lot

enjoyed this book. very well read. fill words for stupid twenty word review that is insisted on.

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  • shaun
  • 10-04-16

Brilliant performance

An average end to an enjoyable trilogy. The first book, The Magician, is certainly the highlight. I say that because Silverthorn was shortlived, and Darkness at Sethanon - this book - does well to establish more about the story behind the story, only to rush the ending in a busy and confusing manner.

Often it's left to the 'next line' from a character to explain what is happening, which can make it frustrating.

It's certainly not bad, all of my comments are in fact relative only to the other two books.

Plus, Peter Joyce's narration is sublime.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-17

A great finish.

Loved this whole series. Feist brings a whole two worlds alive, with magic and dragons whats not to love?

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  • Craig
  • 07-30-17

A strong finish

It was good to see this story through to the end. I wasn't a huge fan of the dragon supplied, or the way all the loose ends were quickly tied up at the end, but it was still an enjoyable series. I'm glad I read it.

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  • Toran
  • 07-25-17

great ending for the trillogy

fiest explores so many concepts in his books with pug and thomas while keeping the action fun and exciting. fantastic characters that are lovable and all in all a worthy read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-30-17

I wish Peter Joyce was my dad.

Brilliant book, read by a master. Peter Joyce could read my mother's obituary and I'd get pumped.

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  • Kirsty
  • 04-30-17

Magic trilogy

What made the experience of listening to A Darkness at Sethanon the most enjoyable?

Being able to listen as i go

What did you like best about this story?

great conclusion to a ripping trilogy. All the storylines can nicely together

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Battle in the fortress city

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Great author and presenter

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  • Mistique65
  • 02-04-17

A great story brought to epic conclusion

Ending the rift war saga on a epic note, the story completes the one started in Magician. The only fault is the narrators pronunciation of some words and names.
Specifically Arutha's name pronounced Aroota, and instead of saying "he leapt upon his horse" says "he leaped upon his horse". Cringeworthy.
However overall a well read story.

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  • Mr. Peter J. Wilcock
  • 01-11-17

Almost as good as Magician

If you could sum up A Darkness at Sethanon in three words, what would they be?

Fan freaking tastic!

What did you like best about this story?

This book was well paced and delivered entertaining story throughout. Unlike book 2 (Silverthorn), this book almost rivaled book 1, Magician.

Have you listened to any of Peter Joyce’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is as good as the first two books in terms of performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not until later on in the story. But still entertaining!

Any additional comments?

GET IT NAO!

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  • Denea
  • 07-22-16

Amazing story as always

love the story. feist does an amazing job. can't wait for the rest of the books.

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  • Chris
  • 07-07-16

just awesome. can't say much more than that.

just awesome. can't say much more than that. moving on to the next book immediately. awesome storyline and narration.

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  • Matt
  • 05-26-16

Strong Finish!

The story rose in intensity throughout, culminating in an engrossing series of epic battles, fought by a collection of the finest characters from the series.