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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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  • Lisa
  • woodford, Australia
  • 05-21-18

Solid story in written form as well as audio form

The strong performance by Peter Joyce drives this fantastic crossover. I read this series in written form many years ago and I find that they are holding their own in audio format. This is a solid addition to the series

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He writes about love in the same Way a potato would write about the irish

So i like this book. But i admit that i almost returend it. And Only did not because how much i liked the ending. Now i feel that he could write romance better, Cause the Way he does it now is Kinda short, to the point, and mostly bitter. So just like how a potato would write about the irish.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-25-18

Entertaining listen

I thought this was a fun and enthralling listen with lots going on. If you love dragons you'll love this.

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  • Katie
  • 05-10-18

A*

Very good story line and well read top class I will look at other books

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  • In car listener
  • 03-31-18

Everything wrapped up nicely - and done well.

I liked this series. I read it when it first came out, and have the two preceding books as well.

What I said then holds true here - Joyce's reading takes some getting used to, as do his weird pronunciations of character names and places. But if you've got the third book here, you must be ok with it by now.

Feist brings the plot to a satisfactory ending without it being too trite or deus ex machina, and there's no shortage of things going on to make it an exciting read with plenty of action and plot twists over two different worlds, with a nice bit of culture clash as characters crossover in both directions.

No real criticisms, apart from points I made earlier - all the major heroes constantly throw themselves into danger yet all survive despite the cannon fodder soldiers surrounding them being cut to ribbons, and there are too many characters who seem to have stepped off the medieval catwalk, being described as incredibly beautiful or ruggedly handsome and noble.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-18

amazing and Tina trilogy

a amazing end to a even better trilogy. builds nice and steady to a amazing climax

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  • Pete
  • 03-14-18

a great story that is well told. excellent

peter joyce is a fantastic narrrator. The whole saga has been amazing from start to finish. easy to see why this trilogy is so revered.

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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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  • Gary J Le Huray
  • 07-15-18

Brilliant

Great work, oration and tremendous story of the rift war saga I enjoye th passion of power and emotions this story compels to the imagination

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  • Rob
  • 07-01-18

An end to a wonderful series...

The Riftwar Saga remains a classic that still holds up well today. Wonderful story telling and performed superbly by someone whose loves what they do. I have read this series many times but having it performed added a new perspective to it.

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  • Jordan keepa
  • 04-27-18

Absolutely brilliant!

The story has everything you need in an adventure. Love, Loss, Romance, Battles. The character development is something to marvel at and I am hooked. I can't wait to listen on as the adventure continues.

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  • EmmKay
  • 03-31-18

Excellent Story and Well Told.

I had read this series years ago and while looking through the Audible index for 10+ hour audiobooks, I came across this series.
The saga is gripping and so enjoyable to listen to. Peter Joyce does an excellent job using different character voices.
The characters are likeable, with heroes hidden as villans along the way.
Start at the beginning of the series - you can find the reading order on the author's website - and get ready for hundreds of hours of exciting listening.

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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.