The Light of All That Falls


Name: The Light of All That Falls
By: James Islington
Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Series: The Licanius Trilogy
Length 30 hrs and 39 mins
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy
Release Date: 2019-12-09
Language: English

Picture a world thrown into a volatile whirlwind of magic, time, and despair. That’s where we begin our journey in “The Light of All That Falls,” a mesmerizing tale recounted with riveting precision by Michael Kramer.

As the final chapter in the Licanius Trilogy by James Islington, this tale draws us into a realm where the struggle between good and evil exists on a scale beyond human comprehension. The ripple effects of time manipulation have thrown Andarra into chaos, an outcome that no seer could have predicted. It is different from The Shadow of What Was Lost in the sense that it closes things eventually. An Echo of Things to Come also has this quality in it.

The leading light of our tale is Caeden, a man beset by regret and the echoes of past decisions. A complicated character, Caeden is armed with a mysterious weapon and burdened by a dark past he’s only starting to remember. His quest for redemption, interwoven with time itself, illuminates a path to salvation or destruction—it all depends on his choices.

Opposing him is the mirthless villain, Aarkein Devaed. A sorcerer hellbent on recreating a world in his own ruthless image, Devaed is a formidable figure, representing all that stands in the way of peace. His intricate schemes and cold-blooded determination paint him as an adversary to be reckoned with.

Then, there are our allies in the fray. Wirr, the Northwarden and a steadfast friend, grapples with his newfound responsibilities and the challenge of uniting a fractured nation. His steadfast determination and sense of justice make him an essential player in this high-stakes dance of destiny.

His partner, Asha, a gifted augur, becomes an essential pillar of strength in the face of daunting odds. Asha’s subtle strength, wisdom, and her unwavering commitment to truth and justice turn her into a beacon of hope in a world darkened by manipulation and distrust.

At the heart of this tale is a question of moral philosophy: can the ends ever truly justify the means? As this question unravels, it offers an exploration of the characters’ motives, showing us the complexities that make them more than just heroes and villains. Their trials, triumphs, and sacrifices transform them, challenging them to confront not only their external enemies but their internal demons as well.

The characters’ overlapping destinies and their fight for hope, layered with the haunting beauty of Islington’s universe, deliver a tale that stays with us long after the final word has been read. This audiobook is a testament to the power of storytelling, a thrilling culmination of a fantasy trilogy that continues to enthrall fans and newcomers alike. It’s a dive into the depths of sacrifice, redemption, and the timeless battle between light and shadow. This is a tale that echoes across time and within the hearts of all who venture into its magical realm.

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