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Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred - the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic...

THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.

THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia's overpowering magic - all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.

THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia's powers to unveil the Kindred.

The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica

...but fate can be fickle when magic is involved.

©2014 Morgan Rhodes (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Nice. Great narration and voice kept me awake.

Storyline was nice and clean. Good plot twists. Should show which books are in what order. I want to hear more.

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Not my favorite series

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Finally, some progress in the storyline is made! But I'm actually kind of bored with it none the less. I'm not sure if this series is worth investing so much time in. The characters are shallow, annoying, so angst-y, and predictable for the most part. Thus far I have been interested enough to see where the story is headed but after this book I'm not sure if I'll stick with it. It's just not very creative and the characters are pretty lacking. The narrator is seriously getting on my nerves by now, too! Most of his voices are very bad!

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Fred Berman Rocks

Great narrator, does wonderful voices and impression and entertaining book as well. Recommend any book read by Fred Berman

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once again amazing

the book was everything the past three books were. so good and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. cannot wait to begin the next book and hope to one day see you in on the big screen. never have I ever been so in love with a book.
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loved it

this is been one of the best books I have ever read can't wait for the last one.

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Love this series more and more with each book

What made the experience of listening to Gathering Darkness the most enjoyable?

Two words, "Fred Berman".

What did you like best about this story?

The description of emotions from each character. It made the story come to life.

What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

He has the ability to give the reader a mental picture of each character, with his voice.

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

No, but in really big chunks, yes.

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loved it!

was a great read, would recommend to anyone who has read the first two books

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can't wait for the next onee

I am so hooked on this series! I also love the narration. i highly recommend!

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Addicting!

Wonderful voice acting. Amazing story. I mostly listen while I am at work but with this book, I continued to listen in the car and at home. I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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AMAZING series!

one of my all time favorite series. unexpected, beautiful, emotional, and very well-written! I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves game of thrones or Harry Potter as this seems to be a cross of the two.

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Recommended

I realy enjoyed this audiobook well written, interesting storyline and excellent narration. Highly recommended it !!