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  • Gathering Darkness

  • A Falling Kingdoms Novel
  • Written by: Morgan Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Gathering Darkness

Written by: Morgan Rhodes
Narrated by: Fred Berman
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Publisher's Summary

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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Love it

This series is great. Keeps you on an amazing adventure. Listening (or reading) over and over again. Never gets old. #Audible1

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Excellent

Best read book I've listened to yet. Superb reading and voice for characters. Gripping story. Lots of intrigue, twists and turns.

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  • irishred507
  • 2015-05-29

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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  • Bob-o
  • 2015-04-14

I'm going to stop here

I'd rather use a credit on something that I can invest myself in, something with characters I care about. Besides, the narrator never does get any better.

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  • Karen
  • 2015-02-22

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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  • Jack915
  • 2015-02-21

so boring

narrator didn't have much variation in his voices so the characters sounded the same. the story is soooo overly dramatic and very unoriginal. just buy another book not by this author and not by this narrator.

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  • Little Front
  • 2022-12-23

Epic turning point in the series

This book is the turning point for all characters. The overall storyline has a clear driving point. You see growth in the characters. Not everyone survives this book. We get more action, romance, and plot twists.

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  • brandie ashe
  • 2020-02-19

So SLOW

on book 2 and it's the slowest series ever! All the girls in this book are painful... native, insecure, dramatic andweek! I thought it was a male author to by surprise it's a female shameful.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-11-06

i love the snake cleo

gosh just cleo deceitful nature after the castle just reminds me of a snake but i still love the character

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  • Stephanie
  • 2018-03-07

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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  • Michael Solt
  • 2018-02-28

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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  • Ross
  • 2018-01-27

loved it

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