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Fate of the Fallen

Written by: Kel Kade
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Fate of the Fallen is the start of a brand-new adventure from New York Times best-selling author Kel Kade.

Not all stories have happy endings.

Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in headfirst, pulling his best friend, Aaslo, along for the ride.

However, saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. The going gets rough, and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin and the friends find themselves staring death in the face, they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive.

©2019 Kel Kade (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Too Short

I usually avoid audio books as short as this one when there are many books out there that have 3 or 4 times the content for the same price. I liked the previous series from this author, but this one feels a little off. Even though it's short it still feels stretched. The main character is kind of irritating as are some of the secondary characters. I don't really care enough about any of them to get invested in their fates. The story is interesting, but a better writer could have covered it in far fewer pages. The second volume will have to be at least twice as long to get me to buy it, otherwise it just feels like a cash grab.

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Great Book, Great Narrator

Let me start by saying Nick Podehl is an incredible narrator, I actually found this book while browsing his page and boy what a book. This book is a has some top level story telling and world building. There were moments when I would be on a walk and just have to remove my earbuds for a few minutes to process what just happened. And that ending was so good. It's not perfection though, there were a couple points where I thought a person's action goes against their character, and one specific point where I got bored about a quarter/third of the way in, but overall it was a great listen. Highly recommended.

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great start to a new series

The narration is impeccable tho I've yet to hear anything less from nick podehl. The book is interesting with a good mix of dark fantasy and humour. The banter between two mcs is pretty funny tho sometimes u wonder why he responds lol. The finally was a surprising twist like the mc not sure I like it but it could go in a bunch of directions. Love the characters no poorly done females like her past work Frisha from her last series always made me cringe. Great start.

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Good but often confusing

The storytelling by Nick Podehl is flawless as usual. The thing is that the action change perspective really fast and it's often confusing.

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Yes, and yes!

Another great world from Kade, and another great performance by Podehl! Cannot wait for more and will definitely listen to again!

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Fantastic

Love Kel Kade, love Nick Podehl. No going to lie was a bit sceptical at first, especially being a huge of if the KDT series and being unsure of what to expect, but I loved the new story and can’t wait for the next entry. Also Nick Podehl of course blew me away once again with his performance. I can’t get enough of the two of them.

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Bought by mistake

Bought this story by mistake thinking it was a continuation of Dark Tidings. Pleasant new series by Kel Kade.

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Ah-Maze-Ing

It was pleasantly full of unexpected twists and new magics. Full of adventure, wisdom, chaos, and sanity!

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The ending is superb

I really enjoy the different spin on the narrative coming from the Kings Dark Tidings. There were definitely some slow spots in the book but I have thoroughly enjoyed the gods toying with the story line as well as the mystery of Mathias.

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She has done it again 🤩🤩😍😍😍😍😍😍😛😜😜

Kel Kade is amazing, the narrator is amazing. In my opinion, this book was everything. She brought this amazing and wonderful book to life. It was new and unexpected and the heroes are unbelievable in the best ways. This book was an experience that we needed, it transcendent the mind into this realm of the unexpected. Shout out to the narrator, he brought this to an even greater level, even though many of the female voice were the exact same, which can't be helped

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  • Jonathan
  • 2020-03-11

Interesting but no KDT

I thought this book was okay. It took me a while to get engaged in the book, but it could be because I just re-listened to the entire Kings Dark Tidings series — same author and narrator. The book did get interesting towards the end of the book. I will probably give book 2 a try, but wish Kel Kade would focus on finishing off the KDT series.

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  • Memyselfandithere
  • 2019-11-06

YES JUST YES

Great start to a series I cant wait for the next book I think it's going to be better than kings dark tidings. If you liked KDT then you will like this book

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  • Kristie Clawson
  • 2019-12-14

Disappointed

I'm a fan of the Kings Dark TIdings series. They're not perfect but i've enjoyed the series and plan to continue it. This book; however, was a huge disappointment. I'm super confused at the high ratings. This book took off like a shot. No build up, no character development, no world building. Best friends, savior of the world, lopped off head becomes a talking jester, gods of fertility???? This book appears to have been thrown together as quickly as possible to take advantage of the success with kings dark tidings. It was 12 hrs and may have been a good book if it were 25 hrs. we'll never know.

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  • Spencer
  • 2019-11-06

great story, cant wait for the next

the only confusing bit to me was how he couldn't figure out how to whisper when talking to himself. I mean u think he'd figure it out after the first couple people caught him. other than that, the narrator was awesome as always, and the story is intriguing. I hope the author goes back to Kings Dark Tidings before continuing this series but I wouldn't be mad either way lol

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  • Courtney
  • 2019-11-08

Worth a listen

I have listened to the authors other series, Kong’s dark tidings, which I enjoyed a lot. This story is unrelated but has similar writing style. Nick Podehl crushes the performance as always. The story is good all though I felt that it was left a bit unfinished even for the first book of a series. Kind of ends abruptly as a major revelation is revealed. Has that weird, smart humor from KDT that I enjoyed. Still I wish that the author would have finished the KDT series first before starting another....

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  • Alex sanborn
  • 2020-03-23

Kel Kade has great ideas but poor execution.

I have ready all of the Kings Dark tidings books. Rezkin is a great character that keeps me glued to that series but I've always been underwhelmed with the actual writing. The characters in this story were not compelled enough to make me listen to more than a couple of hours

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  • Marc
  • 2020-02-06

its just OK - worth the credit - COULD be fun

This book has a fun idea in there somewhere, but the author was either rushed by the publisher or she rushed herself to get it out the door. The character development was lacking and there are way too many perspectives and plot lines to manage in such a short novel - think Stormlight Archive or The Stand number of plot lines and perspectives written in about 1/4 the words - its just too much for the amount of time. Where it got really rough for me was about the 8 hour mark (4 hours remaining in the story) It was almost like the author had an "Oh S***" moment and realized she hadn't gotten in all the stuff she wanted yet and just needed to speed things up and cram in a bunch of stuff to get it finished off - if you've read the Iron Druid Chronicles series - you'll understand what i mean in comparing it to the 9th novel in that series - if you haven't read that series, go read it - it is a ton of fun. All in all - i will read the second book to see if she can clean it up - there are numerous series out there where the first book was rough - and I have hopes that with some constructive feedback by her fans the second will come off a little better - she just needs to give it a bit more time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-16

super disappointed in Kell. book made me sick

I have read thousands of books and this is the first time I've literally hated one and from one of my favorite writers Kell made no less

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-01-06

Couldnt Stop Listening!

Throughout the entire novel I was hooked. there was not a moment where I was bored or distracted away. The story exciting and engaging while the performance was amazing as I have come to expect from Nick Podehl. this combination led to a very enjoyable experience in the story.

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  • John
  • 2019-11-14

Just ok. Gets a little weird at the end.

This book has a great concept but near the end the author seems to just add more and more oddities. They are things they seem as though if they were introduced a little earlier would be more character developing and less “oh now you can do this ...” too quickly a couple of the characters change from their initial personalities taking away from what initially made them interesting.

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