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The Light of All That Falls The Light of All That Falls concludes the epic adventure that began in The Shadow of What Was Lost, the acclaimed fantasy blockbuster from James IslingtonThe Boundary is whole once again, but it may be too lateBanes now stalk Andarra, while in Ilin Illan, the political machinations of a generation come to a head as Wirr s newfound ability forces his family s old enemies into actionImprisoned and alone in a strange land, Davian is pitted against the remaining Venerate as they work tirelessly to undo Asha s sacrifice even as he struggles with what he has learned about the friend he chose to set freeAnd Caeden, now facing the consequences of his centuries old plan, must finally confront its reality heartbroken at how it began, and devastated by how it must end FINALLY Pre ordered and now we wait What kind of a perverse creature you have to be to actually review a book that hasn t been published yet Shame on you Some of us out there have a rule against starting a series before they are finished The reason I m using the app is to have a quick overview before I start reading something But no, some wannabe smart asses actually had to review it before its published and get me on the wrong track Thank you so much ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review The Light of All That Falls is an absolute marvel, a prodigious finishing touch to an ingeniously plotted series Here s a little statistic to give you an idea of how much I loved this book and series If you look at my Goodreads profile, you can take a look at my list of favorite authors Inside this list are authors who have written three orbooks that I ve read, of course to be included in my favorites shelf Before t ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review The Light of All That Falls is an absolute marvel, a prodigious finishing touch to an ingeniously plotted series Here s a little statistic to give you an idea of how much I loved this book and series If you look at my Goodreads profile, you can take a look at my list of favorite authors Inside this list are authors who have written three orbooks that I ve read, of course to be included in my favorites shelf Before today out of approximately four hundred books I ve read there were eight authors on this list With one trilogy, and without a shadow of a doubt, I m going to include James Islington as the ninth author to join my list of favorite authors Binge reading this trilogy for the first time blew me away, and I m already looking forward to rereading it in the future If you stumbled upon this review without having read the previous books in the trilogy, rest assured that this review will be spoiler free no details regarding the plot will be mentioned There is, however, a better option for you, pick up The Shadow of What Was Lost and begin binge reading this astounding series NowHe stared over the expanse and then closed his eyes, feeling the soft breeze against his face and the gentle silence of the night These quiet moments were too rare, and went unappreciated too often How long had it been since he had just stopped and breathed The past year had been a blur of pressing forward, of learning and planning and obsessing over all the different things he could try, going through every potential strategy and how likely it was to succeed or fail In all that time, it hadn t felt like he had once just pausedThe Light of All That Falls is the third and final book in The Licanius Trilogy by James Islington Unlike An Echo of Things to Come which starts immediately after the end of the first book, the story in The Light of All That Falls begins approximately one year after the end of the previous book As much as I loved the previous two books, I do personally believe that The Light of All That Falls is, by far, the best book within the series Islington has truly saved the best for last I can t emphasize how impressed I am by Islington s feat of crafting this immense trilogy as his first series it s exceptionally well plotted and complex Complexities wise, in a different way and even though the two series are very different from each other, the complexities of The Licanius Trilogy was slightly reminiscent of Steven Erikson s Malazan Book of the Fallen There are Gods, thousands of years of histories that affect the present predicament, immortals, powerful magics, and manyI ll refrain from mentioning to avoid spoilers The main differences between the two authors Islington s series has only three books rather than ten books, his writing is also less dense than Erikson s and it s also so muchaccessible to read I honestly had my doubts, there was a myriad unresolved storyline for Islington to close in one book, and he nailed it in an extremely satisfying manner no stones left unturned All three books in the trilogy are inextricably linked one way or another Nothing is wasted in this series, simple as that Every moment of foreshadowing whether you realized them or not from the first book are crucial to the all encompassing story of the series These are also why it s quite mandatory to read this trilogy subsequently, or at least not far in between There are a twenty pages long detailed summaries at the beginning of the books, and a twelve pages long glossary at the end thank you, Islington and Orbit Books for this but I m not sure they would be enough for a series as complex as this if it has been years since you ve read the previous books This epic fantasy series with a huge focus on faith, morality, prejudices, fates, friendship, and love as its themes will require your concentration and commitment And it s worth your timeFaithful people suffer and evil people prosper all the time, Davian you must know that is true Besides, if our actions are driven only by reward or punishment eternal or otherwise then they are motivated by greed and selfishness, not faith or love That is where so many people go wrong, even those who say they believe in El They obey because they think it will make their lives better, rather than themselves And that is very much the wrong reasonIt s astounding how much the main characters have developed throughout the series, and I grew to love all of them asandas I progressed through the story The physical torment they ve endured was brutal, and the spiritual conflicts they constantly faced were damaging I wish I can elaborateon why I m so emotionally invested in the four main characters, but unfortunately, that would mean going spoiler fiesta, and I don t want to do that Caeden, in particular, has become one of my favorite characters of all time Caeden made the series shine the most to me I know some readers will disagree with me on this, but in my opinion, the series especially in An Echo of Things to Come and this book has some of the best flashback sections I ve ever read they re on par with The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson, maybe even better The juxtapositions of the past and the present have an enormous effect on intensifying the quality of the narrative and the lessons embedded in it Are we, as a human, guided by destiny Has everything been pre destined Or is it our free will and choices that decide the final result Islington raised thought provoking questions and dilemmas regarding the concept of free will, choices, beliefs, redemption, and fates I found them working incredibly well for the story and the characterizationsI don t doubt His existence, but how could I continue to love, worship, even just accept a god whose plan involved something so precious to me being ripped awayThe Light of All That Falls features the most stunning display of power within the series I wouldn t call The Licanius Trilogy a battle focused series, at least not when compared to other epic fantasy series However, this one definitely had plenty of thrilling action sequences From daring escape, violent torture, pulse pounding stealth, and explosive display of magic, there s no shortage of breathtaking scenes and cruel destructions being demonstrated The vortex of chaos rules, but the glimmering light remains, and the light strives for peace The flow of the climax sequences specifically the final 100 pages was a supercharged adrenaline rush reading experience I mean it, I was so engrossed that I forgot to have my lunch, not even hunger could stop me from reading Need I sayon how gripping and climatic it wasIt is not enough to fight for the right side You have to figure out how to fight the right way, too If winning is truly all that matters, then we ve lost sight of what s actually right and wrong in the first placeThis is hands down a spectacular conclusion enhanced by one of the most jaw dropping epilogues I ve come across, Islington efficaciously delivered an immaculate full circle tale with expertise that matches the best of the best authors in the genre I loved this book and series with all my heart Heart wrenching, tension packed, meticulously crafted, riveting, and gloriously epic, The Light of All That Falls is an unforgettable superlative concluding installment a page turning classic fantasy with a modern voice that immediately earns Islington his place among the pantheon of greatest epic fantasy authors, and I m seriously incapable of imagining a better ending for this mind blowing series than what s written here To Islington, bravo for such a truly spectacular feat, especially for a debut trilogy I ll be waiting patiently for the next book you write, and I ll be keeping my fingers crossed that the magnificence of this series is an echo of great things to come in your career as an author Series Review The Shadow of What Was Lost 4.5 5 stars An Echo of Things to Come 5 5 stars The Light of All That Falls 5 5 stars The Licanius Trilogy 14.5 15 stars P.S The cover art of this series is nothing short of outstanding Well done to the cover artist, Dominick Saponaro, and I hope he ll be hired to do Islington s books again in the future.You can order the book fromUKUS Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Special thanks to my Patrons on Patreon for giving me extra support towards my passion for reading and reviewing My Patrons Alfred, Devin, Hamad, Mike, Miracle, Nicholas. I have been looking forward to reading The Light of All That Falls ever since I finished An Echo of Things To Come and have been counting down the days until I could return to the world of Davian, Caeden, Asha and Wirr I won t go into too much detail here regarding the actual story as I don t wish to spoil anything for people who haven t started the series yet Remember that your past does not define you no matter the consequences, he said gently Choice is meaningless without consequences, I have been looking forward to reading The Light of All That Falls ever since I finished An Echo of Things To Come and have been counting down the days until I could return to the world of Davian, Caeden, Asha and Wirr I won t go into too much detail here regarding the actual story as I don t wish to spoil anything for people who haven t started the series yet Remember that your past does not define you no matter the consequences, he said gently Choice is meaningless without consequences, and a privilege we do not deserve if we will not face them You are facing them, Tal kamar You have changed I can safely say that the final entry in The Licanius Trilogy is breathtaking and brimming with phenomenal moments throughout It starts off with a showdown in the prologue and wraps up with one of the finest and perfectly crafted endings that I have read in a long while One I did not see coming at all but is satisfying and wraps all the loose ends up expertly There are quieter segments in the beginning middle stages All four of the point of view perspectives had a huge number of highlights and they occasionally cross paths It s always excellent when the main characters meet up again Some of these engagements take place unexpectedly and not until much later in this eight hundred page door stopper.As mentioned, it had been some time since I finished the last book and thought it was a nice addition offered by Islington that he presents a summary of past events This usefully filled in the slight gaps in my knowledge and potential confusion with character names Caeden and Davian have always been the characters I have enjoyed following the most especially with their destinies been so closely intertwined.I believe only two years have passed since we met the ensemble for the first time in The Shadow of What Was Lost The characters have changed so much and you wouldn t really recognise the same three students who met at the school for the Gifted A few of the players are extremely overpowered now both main and supporting In addition the magic schemes and possibilities get much deeper, complex and enhanced throughout the overall narrative The magic system is one of my favourites from modern fantasy although it s sometimes confusing and scientific like within the rules of the crafted world.Elements included are destiny, knowing your fate, time travel, a legendary sword, and alternate plains of existence where time doesn t follow normal rules It has incredibly well depicted monstrosities such as the serpent like Dar Gaithin and the terrifying Al Goriat These often cause havoc and raise a great deal of suspense It includes a plethora of competing factions, complex and sometimes frosty relationships, and thousands of years of past history The trilogy also showcases a huge dramatis personae and a unique and detailed glossary of world specific phrases This is a useful link regarding the points mentioned above here A version is also included and updated in the novel itself.There isn t really much left to say regarding my feelings with this trilogy and the final entry in this series that I haven t mentioned already It was an epic, stunning and extremely satisfying finale The series features some of my favourite modern fantasy characters that I truly cared about and ended up loving It s one of my favourite trilogies from the last 5 years and the ending was perfect and completely unpredictable It is the end of an era and I m not sure if we will return to see these characters again Islington does hint in his afterwards that we may return to the world and see the stories ofminor but extremely important players I can t wait Before I begin my review, I d first like to mention how absolutely thrilled I was to finally have this book in my hands The Licanius Trilogy is one of my top 10 all time fantasy series and in my opinion is a masterwork that stands out among the majority of its peers I eagerly awaited the release of this book for over two years and when I finally finished reading it, I sat and stared into space to process the amazingness of what I just absorbed But enough about that, let s get to my review sha Before I begin my review, I d first like to mention how absolutely thrilled I was to finally have this book in my hands The Licanius Trilogy is one of my top 10 all time fantasy series and in my opinion is a masterwork that stands out among the majority of its peers I eagerly awaited the release of this book for over two years and when I finally finished reading it, I sat and stared into space to process the amazingness of what I just absorbed But enough about that, let s get to my review shall we THE LIGHT OF ALL THAT FALLS concludes the story that was begun in the previous two installments beautifully in my opinion and just solidifies it as one of the great fantasy series in recent memory Andarra is threatened on its northern border by evil forces that are determined to conquer and overthrow it The only way these horrific beasts can be held back is through Asha s special magic as she attempts to strengthen the boundary But is her magic enough to keep the invading hordes at bay Meanwhile Davian finds himself still a prisoner of his own doing Held captive in an unfamiliar land, his ability to time travel proves to be both a boon and a curse as he struggles to find an escape so that he may be able to help his friends And help his friends he must as they find themselves trapped in a vice between fanatical religious zealots on one side and frighteningly heinous monsters born of nightmares on the other If he doesn t find an answer soon, all could be lost to devastating effect.Will the boundary break and unleash hell on an already weakened land, or can the four friends Davian, Wirr, Asha, and Caeden muster the courage and will that it will take to win the ultimate battle of good versus evil Will the only thing that may be able to save them all be a forbidden magic that was once all but snuffed out of Andarran society All will be answered in this exciting and riveting final book in The Licanius Trilogy.Well that was totally worth the wait Simply put I was enthralled by THE LIGHT OF ALL THAT FALLS to the point that I got really emotional as the events leading up to the finale began to take shape I was left feeling like I had just read a really important work of fantasy thatpeople need to discover This series is truly masterful and is a great substitute for those waiting on the new Stormlight book by Brandon Sanderson It contains a lot of the same magic and world building that makes Sanderson such a success and I believe fans of his work would adore this series if they gave it a chance.It also has the complexity of Steven Erikson s Malazan but is a bitaccessible and easy to follow than Erikson s lengthy opus I compare it to those authors only to give a feel for the style but make no mistake, this series is completely original and stands proudly on its own merits The characters withstand challenge after challenge and are tested to the brink of their limits The world building is some of the best you will encounter in the genre But what sets this series apart for me is the different types of magic found throughout This series has everything from time travelling to shape shifting to sorcery and evil dark magic The way that this magic is so vividly described and manifested through the characters is something that reminded me again of the reasons why I got into reading fantasy to begin with Islington has a skill that not many authors can match in that regard.If you have never read these books, you should really pick up the first book The Shadow of What was Lost immediately By the time you get to this third book you will see why this should be regarded as one of the very best fantasy series out there It most certainly is for me In closing I would just like to recommend THE LIGHT OF ALL THAT FALLS whole heartedly to anyone who feels like there hasn t been anything new or challenging written in the fantasy genre lately This series will happily prove you wrong The book is due to be released on December 10, 2019, which is less than a week from now

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