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Seven years have passed since Mordecai’s battle with the Shining God, Celior, and since that time his control of his abilities has vastly improved. He has at last envisioned a use for the ‘God-Stone’, but the gods want vengeance and now seek to destroy everything he has built. The secrets of the past threaten the future of his kingdom, his family, and perhaps humanity itseSeven years have passed since Mordecai’s battle with the Shining God, Celior, and since that time his control of his abilities has vastly improved. He has at last envisioned a use for the ‘God-Stone’, but the gods want vengeance and now seek to destroy everything he has built. The secrets of the past threaten the future of his kingdom, his family, and perhaps humanity itself, unless Mordecai can discover the meaning of ‘Illeniel’s Doom’. How far will a desperate wizard go to protect his children… or will his efforts merely damn them all?...

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Number of Pages : 561 Pages
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  • El Guapo
    2019-03-08 14:14

    I can't wait for this book to come out! I'm rating it a Five star because I can't give it a Six. Plus I'm rating it prior to the book being published because I know it'll be that good!

  • David
    2019-03-16 16:01

    This series just keeps getting better. Flew threw this book in 3 hours (I read rather voraciously). I really like the way the author treats his version of magic, and the rules for his universe. Since it is so different than what most people read for standard sci-fi, the rules make me think and always seem to surprise me. I like the characters and I think I like the bad characters as well, mostly because they aren't fitting into predetermined molds of what I expect. I wish there was more "other species" background and development, which in this book seems to start happening. Watching some of the central characters personalities and interactions change and grow has been fun. The pace of the book seemed to race at parts, then become stagnant almost in places. But overall the flow of the book kept moving forward. Overall a nice read, and a great addition to this series.

  • Nanne
    2019-03-12 14:46

    Whereas the previous books really gripped me and were well put together I felt this one was a bit out of sorts compared to the others. The huge jumps in time might have been part of why I felt less emotionally involved in this story but the main flaw for me was the pacing of this book. Overall there was a slow pace at which it got annoying at points to read about the inner turmoils of the main character and then when action did come it felt rushed. On top of all that the book had quite an open ending and a rather unsatisfactory one at that which leaves me with no choice but to give this 3 stars. I will pick up the next book as soon as it comes out though as I still like the main character, the magic system and the author's humor

  • M.L.S. Weech
    2019-03-13 12:51

    Sort of a love/hate relationship with this book. It's what I was waiting for. It was good (though the beginning was exposition heavy). But it's delivery on a much-awaitied climax was teasingly short. So glad I can jump straight to the next one. A full review of this book is to come on my blog (these are more like notes to myself) at some point.

  • Marty
    2019-02-26 18:04

    The irreverence and modern day dialog make the series more entertaining than perhaps the story .

  • Jeffrey A. Dewey
    2019-03-24 18:53

    A growing saga!The twists and turns just keep coming. The demise of a friend. The ending with gods. Will the Dragon be the hero needed for Mort? Can't wait for the next book.

  • Jennie
    2019-02-24 18:56

    This book is not as good as the previous two books in the series. The entire first 1/3 of this book is spent explaining too many things in too much agonizing detail. We are told how Mordecai feels about everything... what he's wearing, what he's eating, his family, his friends, his subjects, his magic, his sarcasm, and anything that catches his fancy really. It's exhausting. That really set the tone which is unfair because the second 2/3 of the book is better. Finally we get around to stuff happening around the half way mark. Unfortunately the author's habit of explaining things in excruciating detail ruined the story for me. I am smart enough to make the connections that he painstakingly feels the need to point out to the reader. The plot advances the story and a little more light is shed on what is going on and why it's going on. I wanted so much more for this book which is probably why I'm rating at only 2 stars. Based on my experience with the last two books I went in with expectations. Unfortunately when my expectations aren't met, it's very hard for me to recover and experience the story. I start to nit-pick things and all these things add up which distract me from the story, and that's really unfair. Like overuse of the word "acerbically". I know it's a small thing, but too many people retort, stare, and reply acerbically. It's like they all contort their faces from normal, to acerbic, then amused. Lots of "amused" looks happening all over the place. But that's me and it's hard to change that when it's so innately part of my personality. I suppose at least I can recognize this in myself. But I digress.All in all it fell mostly flat for me. I did enjoy the elements of the story more than how the story was written.

  • Thiago
    2019-03-05 13:53

    Certainly not as good as the previous ones. Eventhough I really enjoy Mordecai's wit, his trades with his lady-warrior and the relationship with his people, the rest of the book felt "wrong".Spoilers ahead!Seriously, a lot of spoilers!(view spoiler)[The World Road doesn't add anything (so far), there is no relevance on Marcus death (so far), the "Heretic" pieces are gone, the big bad god crossed over but is only sightseeing (apparently)... And specially, I never understood why the "Prathion" never attacked his family. What protected them? I can understand that he needed Mordecai to open the door at Albamarl, but what about his kids, wife and subjects?The ends feels kinda rushed.(hide spoiler)]I really think that Michael had a good story to begin with, added some action, and had a really good cliffhanger idea. Between those parts he just added whatever sounded "passable" and left a lot of stuff to be discovered on his next book.

  • Mnoraznan
    2019-03-10 15:58

    As expected, Manning weaves a convoluted tapestry of narrative that is infinitely appealing. This entry in the mageborn series illustrates how the unassuming proses aided readers in delving into the story. No barriers of vocabulary, metaphors or grammar to interfere with comprehension.This book made me realise the value of simple, plain and forthright storytelling. It still irks me sometimes that he uses contemporary metaphors, swear-words and description. It forces me to engage my imagination to wade past his stylistic choices and just enjoy the story.And what a magnificent story it is. It has been a pleasure to witness Mordecai's life and just as thought it is now on a linear progression, Manning infuses a new complexity that will add a new dimension to our young Illeniel's story. I look forward to the next entry and the prequel.

  • Matthew
    2019-03-22 11:48

    Spoiler warningJust finished reading it thought it was kinda rushed at the end, but after the epilogue it turns out there's another book to the series called redemption. Wonder if Matthew the counts first son will also carry the doom/promise? The battle with Timmy was way to short. The idea of spell weaving makes me think of the wheel of time. The score in the end one dark God left one shining God hiding two captured and one outstanding. It's will be interesting to see where everything goes from here. I can only hope that country will unbecome death, as he has earth wind and fire. All in all I liked this book a good deal while I only mentioned the detractors that's only beside the end was a little sour for me.

  • Stephen
    2019-03-16 11:56

    Seven years have passed since Mordecai's battle with the Shining God, Celior, and since that time his control of his abilities has vastly improved. He has at last envisioned a use for the 'God-Stone', but the gods want vengeance and now seek to destroy everything he has built. The secrets of the past threaten the future of his kingdom, his family, and perhaps humanity itself, unless Mordecai can discover the meaning of 'Illeniel's Doom'. How far will a desperate wizard go to protect his children... or will his efforts merely damn them all? Love this series! Imprisoning gods with pure luck, transporting, mysterios dead race that resembles elves, nefarious ancestor curses, zombies, paladin knights, and archmages! What more does one need?

  • Josh B
    2019-02-24 14:59

    Decent epic fantasy series. A lot of the usual tropes, but with enough surprises to keep things fresh. Interesting take on religion in the world building (even the 'Good' gods are not particularly good - the main character spends most of his time fighting 'good' gods). Stretches the genre norms a tad, but does not really break out of them. Magic system has both direct magic and enchantment (item based magic). I tend to like enchantment a bit more as the author is slightly less likely to do the whole deus ex machina thing where the hero 'digs deep' and wins out. I prefer the hero to plan ahead. This series has a bit of both.

  • Férial
    2019-03-24 14:49

    Wow ! WOW !!What to say ? This series just gets better and better.As for the cliffhanger, (the reason why I didn't read this book until I had the following one), I've been waiting for it since I first read that there was one. I cannot honestly say that I knew what would happen but I was waiting for such an ending (something along those lines anyway). Mr Manning did not disappoint me.May I say that I had my "crying" moments ? Ah (view spoiler)[Marcus (hide spoiler)], I already miss you :(On my way to The Final Redemption now.I just cannot wait !

  • Zurlo Enrico
    2019-02-24 15:13

    4 stars would be my real vote, but i give it 5 anyway to award the positive trend of quality in the serie. The are still some problems from the previous books, but i've to admit that the good points keep increasing and they outshine the few bad things that bothered me before. I think the best part of it is how the author conveys a light atmosphere typical of YA novels and then in a moment the plot takes a dark turn leaving you happily (at least in my case) surprised about the unexpected realism.Easy to say the ending of this book has been my favourite part from the beginning of the serie and it has left me with a lot expectations for the rest of the story.

  • Scott Wozniak
    2019-03-04 17:53

    This is a great story. The plot moves quickly and there's subtle, clever developments that blossom to a truly powerful ending. The characters have matured, with honest flaws and believable motivations. And the magic system is more nuanced and shapes the story more significantly. And the way all of this is written is with tighter language--few cliches and hardly any wasted paragraphs. This story shows that the author has really matured with each additional book release. I can't wait for the final book of the series. And since it's already out I don't actually have to wait. :)

  • Steve Markham
    2019-03-21 18:44

    For £3.35 I can't complain. I pre-ordered this book and it even arrived earlier than I thought it might.I wasn't quite sure where this series was going and in fact thought that it was quite good at three and perhaps could have been left at that length. However...What a forth instalment to the series. Wonderful plot and good twists and turns at every corner. As for the ending?What can I say! A wonderful way to end it and I already want to read book five. I can't recommend highly enough. A must read!

  • John
    2019-02-27 16:50

    Another really enjoyable read in the series.The interaction between Mordecai and his family in this one was really funny and heart-warming.His kids are cute as can be and all of the family hijinks rang true to life.I like that Michael Manning can give you laughs,action,and a interesting story that keeps you involved as a reader.Some might say this is smaller scale fantasy but in my opinion it is fantasy done right.

  • Joseph Vanucchi
    2019-03-18 10:58

    Still loving thisReally good. Always reading how unoriginal fantasy is, but come on, what does everyone expect? Without certain aspects, or when an author tries to be different just to be different, I usually don't like it. This book has important elements and is very fluid while being filled with twists that I didn't see coming. Upset that I'm nearing the conclusion of the series, while anxious to see what the hell is going to happen.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-23 16:08

    This is truly a great series! The editing was better on this one. Still some punctuation issues but not as noticeable. He really fleshes out his characters. They are easy to relate to. This one even made me teary eyed a couple of times. The cliffhanger ended made me mad which is exactly what it's supposed to do. Always leave them wanting more. Well I personally can't wait for number 5!

  • Luke
    2019-03-24 11:58

    I really enjoyed this book. It had been a while since I read the other books in this series, but the author did a good job of catching me up. All of the characters are well drawn out and I found it easy to identify with them. Really can't wait for the next book in this series!

  • Margareth8537
    2019-03-08 16:12

    Thought he would finish with this one, and it seemed to be leading to that but twisted off at the end. Found time a problem in this one, as sometimes you would find a year had passed.Like the ripostes between Mort and his family and friends

  • Anoop Menon
    2019-03-03 16:58

    wish the gods in the books were delved a little more deeper... or it might be explained further in the next instalment.. waiting to read the next book. this one left me wanting for more and did not want the story to end.

  • Angela
    2019-02-23 13:09

    Wow, awesome! So much action in this book, and yet still a lot of humor and love and insight to their world. Possibly the best book of the series since the excitement of the first book. The ending is definitely unexpected... wow. Can't wait for the next book! I love this series.

  • Chris Drew
    2019-03-20 14:48

    Enjoyed this book a whole lot!! My one criticism is that the end did feel a little rushed. Left me reeling. Nevertheless still one of the best fantasy reads with a novel and intriguing system of magic!

  • Carol Everson
    2019-03-13 13:02

    Didn't see that comingJust when I thought Mordecai and Penny with Dorian with Lady Rose were getting over the latest battle with the God's. To have him finally learning the truths leads to him being so changed. So glad this whole story is out. Got the next bk. Been a great read.

  • Freddy Fly
    2019-02-27 12:44

    Thought it started a bit slow but once it got going it was hare to leave down. Looking forward to next one

  • Syafriezen
    2019-03-16 16:12

    it's good and make me curious for next book.

  • Danielle Vandehaar
    2019-03-22 18:13

    He better be able to fix this in the next book!!!

  • Steven
    2019-02-23 18:14

    I loved it , but the ending left me feeling very uneasy - i cannot wait for the next book.

  • Carly Kirk
    2019-03-18 12:53

    Jeez...This series is a rollercoaster ride of emotions... I really hope that the next book is actually the final one in the series because I don't think I can take much more