• Magefall

  • The Kingfall Histories, Book 3
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 33 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (790 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Be bright but do not burn. Embrace the darkness but do not live in the shadows.

The secrets of Kingfall's mage prison, Lockspell, have been buried for far too long. When mages Quill and Rondo are sentenced to a lifetime of hallucinations in Lockspell, only their mettle, desire for justice, and a chance encounter can help them escape. But what they discover in doing so may leave them wishing they'd stayed.

In the north, King Jarrod Gaard faces an unexpected threat from the mages at Aeromand. Meanwhile, his counterpart in Solarii, Queen Rose Ontarii, must combat an even graver danger - one living within the bounds of her palace. To the east, Prince Sampson must adapt to the realities of losing his shadowblade and returning to the darkness, while his lifelong guardian, Roman, seeks to destroy the blade before it can destroy his ward. On the Lost Plains, Grym fights to maintain unity amongst the Grizari's Scattered Tribes as war brews with Avadon.

To the south, Dragonmaster Dane is reunited with someone from his past, someone from his present, and someone from his future, each of whom may shed light on the shadows that have clouded his mind ever since his bonding day. Unbeknownst to Dane, his bondmate, Dragonmistress Peony launches a rebellion to retake the dragon throne and tear down the dragon-human crossbreeds responsible for the destruction of Chrysallis. Finally, Ando seeks a new life for him and his men only to crash headlong into his worst enemy yet. Lurking in the shadows are the Thousands and their Unforgiven overseers. If the creatures that once plagued Kingfall find the light, none are likely to survive.

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Great Addition to the Series

If you enjoyed the first two books in this series, you'll enjoy this one too. Lot's of action in this installment! There is, however, a rape scene, but the author warns you at the beginning of the book to skip X chapter if you're not comfortable listening to it. It is not graphic whatsoever, and I think the entire scene, as a whole, adds to the book in a profound way by becoming a catalyst for a significant character evolution. With that being said, I'm not a woman and have no idea how this scene will affect one of the fairer sex. Also, I have not read / listened to Fatemarked, and while it hasn't caused any issues with my reading experience, I feel like I'm missing some great references that could be understood for those who've read the previous series.

As far as the narration / performance go... TGR, 'nuff said!

On a separate note, I truly appreciate how quickly the author and TGR are pumping out these books! I despise waiting years for additional installments of books to come out (ahem, Kingkiller / Chaos / KDT). Once an author starts publishing and selling their work, they have a duty to their readers / listeners to complete that story in a timely manner.

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Wonderful fantasy series

I listened to all 3 books and can't wait for #4. between David and Tim you they make this series so much fun. it has everything, suspense, love, danger, wonderful fantasy and a beautiful fantasy story.

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entertainment.

This was a good continuation of the story line and character development. Worthy of a listen.

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Still great! Keep it going!

I can’t wait to see how this book ends, what and imaginative way of doing the dragon thing. The (spoiler) blood magic in taking the dragons’ soul to make themselves demons.

The magic in this world makes sense. I love these characters, the dragon mistress is my girl. The story arcs for each of the MCs are fantastic and easy to follow progression. Just good all around. I can’t wait till the 4th book comes out. I’m at the edge of my seat to see how this ends.

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Epic fantasy at its best!!

I’m not sure why I’m always surprised whenever I read a new David Estes book that I always think it’s his best book ever. It’s because his writing and his stories just keep getting better and better and his latest and greatest is, once again, his best book EVER!

Magefall continues the Kingfall epic tales with our favorites, Peony, Dane, Danius, King Jarrod, Sampson, Roman, Quill, and so many others…. I seriously cannot love these characters any more than I do, or that’s what I thought. And then there I go falling in love with each one and each story even more than I did.

I’m not sure where David’s ideas come from, but some of the storylines absolutely blew me away (and some gave me nightmares- moths anyone?). The dragons?

I’ve read all of David’s books, and I love love love his dystopian and sci-fi tales. But… I think high fantasy is where he absolutely excels! His idea of Godblades is so completely creative, I can’t even imagine how he’ll top these first three books of this five book series. With two more to come, I have no doubts he will. Can’t wait for Nightfall in 2022!!

And then… In addition to having the best books possible, his publisher manages to secure Tim Gerard Reynolds to perform the Kingfall books!! All five of them!! For me, these are the best audiobooks out there! I may have dragged on my listen for longer than I normally do, but that’s because I refused to speed up these books as I had to listen to them as TGR and David Estes intended. So many nights I fell asleep to Tim’s soothing voice, and if there was any chance I missed even a minute, I’d rewind the next day and listen to the last part just to be sure.

How am I going to be able to wait for Nightfall? Another WELL DONE from one of your biggest fans, David!!

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Fabulous but

The multiple plot lines are great. Once again Estes has drawn me into a story that's so immersive that it's like I'm watching a movie--not listening to an audiobook. But with this third book, the mystery, magic and suspense in each plot line are beginning to wear on me. Perhaps I just need to take a break from this series. I didn't particularly like the ending of this book. Kind of hokey. Not up to par with story development. My comments are just my personal opinions. I still recommend listening to all three books in this immersive series.

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Its like reading 3 books at once.

I can never decide who is my favorite character be it human, dragon or sword.

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Great books

I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Make me want to ride a dragon.

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Great as Always!

Tim Gerald Reynolds is spot on of course! So great! I can't wait to start Knightfall!

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continued excellence

really been loving this series! every book continues to entertain and leaves me wanting more

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  • MR HARRISON
  • 02-02-22

Another good book in this series can wait for the

Next one to come out the performance was good as all way love the book

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  • Toriz
  • 12-04-21

WOW!

WOW! I swear every new David Estes book is even better than the previous one, even though it seems that couldn’t be possible. This was an epic and gripping read; this book is an amazing story in its own right, and also a fantastic addition to the series.

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  • Pat r.
  • 04-12-22

well performed

enjoy listening to Mr Reynolds especially when it is a good book well done Sir

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Exceptional Isaiah

David Estes is an incredible writer. This book was even better than the first two. Tim Gerard Reynolds narration is outstanding. I can’t wait for book 4.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-21

Bring on Book 4

really getting into the characters and their strengths and weaknesses and of course I cried when the Dragons died .Losing my dog of 16 years I really shared the dragon riders grief and loss.from the bond being broken .