The Chronicles of the Exile

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 117 ratings

When the Heavens Fall Publisher's Summary

If you pick a fight with Shroud, Lord of the Dead, you had better ensure your victory, else death will mark only the beginning of your suffering.

A book giving its wielder power over the dead has been stolen from a fellowship of mages that has kept the powerful relic dormant for centuries. The thief, a crafty, power-hungry necromancer, intends to use the Book of Lost Souls to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld. Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artifact at all cost. However, the god is not the only one interested in the book, and a host of other forces converge, drawn by the powerful magic that has been unleashed. Among them is a reluctant Guardian who is commissioned by the emperor to find the stolen book, a troubled prince who battles enemies both personal and political, and a young girl of great power whose past uniquely prepares her for an encounter with Shroud.

The greatest threat to each of their quests lies not in the horror of an undead army but in the risk of betrayal from those closest to them. Each of their decisions comes at a personal cost and will not only affect them but also determine the fate of their entire empire. The first of an epic swords-and-sorcery fantasy trilogy, Marc Turner's When the Heavens Fall features gritty characters, deadly magic, and meddlesome gods.

©2015 Marc Turner (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • When the Heavens Fall

    • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 1
    • By: Marc Turner
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    A book giving its wielder power over the dead has been stolen from a fellowship of mages that has kept the powerful relic dormant for centuries. The thief, a crafty, power-hungry necromancer, intends to use the Book of Lost Souls to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld. Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artifact at all cost.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Fantasy!

    • By Ram on 06-13-15

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 2

    • Dragon Hunters

    • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 2
    • By: Marc Turner
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Once a year the Dragon Gate is raised to let a fabled beast pass into the Sabian Sea. There, the dragon will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water-mages. Emira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as their leader and has no intention of standing down. But Imerle is not the only one intent on destroying the Storm Lords, and when she sets her scheme in motion, that enemy uses the ensuing chaos to play its hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dragon Hunters is a top notch sequel.

    • By Stretch's Books on 03-02-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Red Tide

    • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 3
    • By: Marc Turner
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The Augerans are coming. And their ships are sailing in on a red tide. The Rubyholt Isles are a shattered nation of pirate-infested islands and treacherous waterways shielding the seaboards of Erin Elal and the Sabian League, a region even dragons fear to trespass upon. The Augerans beseech the Warlord of the Isles, seeking passage for their invasion fleet through Rubyholt territory. But they are sailing into troubled waters. Their enemies have sent agents to sabotage the negotiations and to destroy the Augeran fleet by any means necessary.

    • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 3
    • By: Marc Turner
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $34.94