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The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west, and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures.

Nathair has been deceived, but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make, choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands.

Elsewhere the flame of resistance is growing - Queen Edana finds allies in the swamps of Ardan. Maquin is loose in Tenebral, hunted by Lykos and his corsairs. Here he will witness the birth of a rebellion in Nathair's own realm.

Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. He has suffered, lost loved ones, sought only safety from the darkness. But he will run no more. He has seen the face of evil, and he has set his will to fight it. The question is: how? With a disparate band gathered about him - his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow - he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest.

©2015 John Gywnne (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • 08-29-19

Brilliant and intoxicating

There are parts in this book, that you stop frozen by the trepidation of what has happened and what may next occur.

The vocal unfolding of the book by Damian Lynch is spellbinding. So much of this book is pure brilliant and other parts, good beyond average. There's not a similar book by another author, I feel compares to Ruin.

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  • Thomas Brown
  • 07-20-18

wooooweeeeee

back in the banished lands with another whopper get it now!!!! but read the preceding books first

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  • Paul Maddison
  • 06-21-18

Awesome Continuation of a Fantastic Epic.

I have already purchased the Sequel, I am only forcing Myself to write this Commendation before continuing to be totally engulfed within this Saga.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-28-15

Soooo good

It's really hard to say what I loved about this book with out ruining it for others, if you have read the other two read this, if you haven't read the other two start now. Proper old school fantasy.

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  • Damion Foncette
  • 07-31-15

What an ending!

This is a story you won't forget! This whole series is good and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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  • Mark C.
  • 07-29-15

Awesome

Another gripping story exceeding expectations in both content and performance. Let's hope that volume 4 is near!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-22

Absolutely brilliant

Narrator did a fantastic job again. This time I feel like the story really picked up and I really can't fault it. Definitely deserving of 5 stars

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  • Darren McLean
  • 10-05-21

Amazing

Always skeptical about starting new audio books, I feel if it's a bad narrator it can reduce the enjoyment of the book.

However this was not the case. Damian lynch is an amazing does an amazing narrative of the first of the series, he grips you in to the story straight away.

Story is really interesting and so is the world and its lore.

The book (audio) is really well laid out, due to having different characters PoV it can be hard to keep track of where people are at certain times and such. This is not the case with this, due to the short chapters yet with lots of events happening in such a short time it's easy to keep track.

Looking forward to the rest in the series.

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  • Philip S
  • 08-11-21

Amazing

Amazing to listen too especially after reading! Couldn't recommend more, especially if you like Lord of the Rings

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  • tracey pashley
  • 03-24-21

you broke my heart

This one will rip you to shreds. Fan bloody tastic.
On to the last one.

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  • Lise
  • 09-30-21

What's in a name?

It's difficult listening to Corban, Camlin, Cywen POV characters and remembering who is who - maybe some more varied character names would have helped? Similar issues with Rafe and Braithe . . . anyway, the narration was ok, the writing was ok but the story is still good enough to continue with the series.

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  • Lauren VS
  • 04-11-21

Fantastic story.

Loved this book. Great story, fast paced with lots of action. Some of the very best battle scenes in fantasy I've read. Excellent plot twist and some of the very best yet heartbreaking pov endings in a series ever, I'm starting book 4 now.

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  • Adam
  • 04-20-17

LOVING THE SERIES

Outstanding series and excellent narrator. looking forward to the next book Wrath!
keep them coming! thanks

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  • brett
  • 12-18-16

stuff<br />

good stuff
listened to it for aged and sat also had something to eat it was good also