Regular price: $34.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind.

If he can survive long enough.

In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation. In the search for knowledge, some doors, once opened, can never be closed.

©2017 Michael G. Manning (P)2018 Podium Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    310
  • 4 Stars
    51
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    307
  • 4 Stars
    38
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    285
  • 4 Stars
    55
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Fun book, but gets a little weak towards the end

It was pretty strong as this sort of thing goes, but got pretty cliched as the end approached. It's like they ran our of creative juice, so it ended sort of blah. For all that, It was fun to read and at least for the first half, pretty creative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fantastic conclusion to the trilogy

great story. very enjoyable and it kept me engrossed all the way to the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Never gets dull

Michael G Manning has made such an enthralling world, I can't leave! I do my best to pre-order all of his books so as soon as they come out, I can get back to the friends and family I have grown to know and love so much! Also Derek Perkins does a wonderful job as always!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Story and Performance Great - Language Unecessary

Very well written and performed. Captivating story, each book focused on a main character. The language was just unnecessary and nearly made me turn it off. Some if for comic relief, all of which could have been done without offensive language.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

loved it

just like the others I think that Michael Manning is a amazing author and Eric Perkins coupled with him make a magnificent tail comes alive. I still hold reservations about the use of vulgarity instead of allowing a reader to assume their own depth of severeness for given situations. however a truly fantastic story and thank you.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enthralling

Stumbled across this and loved it. I'm going back to read the begaining books. Fun read.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

heading

another enthralling story. Michael manning does it again. he is the reason I subscribed in the first place.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

put some effort into this so do give it a glance..

Love this author, never ceases to satisfy my craving for a good story.
this one melded the tasty medieval world of mordecai's family with a world such as ours, well closer anyways. it's really interesting to see the story develop. Matthew from Ilenial and his blossoming friendship (or is it love?) with Karen from a future version of "Earth" where everyone is uploaded into the net, few with actual physical bodies of flesh. I'm excited for more from "Matthew" as he grows to his adulthood. I am interested to hear how these changes occur, making him the force of reckoning surely he must hold the potential to be.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Just As Good As The First Book!

Kept me engaged and filled with many surprises. With books of this nature, one can usually guess what will happen next with close accuracy. However, there were many twists and turns I didn't see coming. My ONLY peeve, and a small one at that, is in how the narrator pronounced Cyan's (sp?) name differently in this book than he did in Book 1. In Book 1, he pronounced it "kī-yan". In this book; however, he pronounced it "sī-yan". He is an important character (at least in my opinion) and it was something that would cause me a slight, inward groan. Other than that, it was written and narrated beautifully. I can hardly wait to begin Book 3!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it

I have enjoyed every book in this series. This did not disappoint. Plot was interesting. Dialog was engaging and entertaining. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Royden
  • 08-07-18

Disappointing

An exploration of modern times vs the remote past from both points of view, tedious and an enormous anti-climax from book 2 from which it's almost completely disconnected.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Richard McFerran
  • 08-18-18

It was okay...

I thought the book was okay, but with so many in my wish list I was left feeling that maybe I should have listened to something else. If you really need something to listen to, give it a go.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweetheart1
  • 05-31-18

brilliant

I couldn't stop listening...it had me gripped from the very first sentence...fingers crossed for a fourth book to tie up a lot of loose ends though