The Light of All That Falls ePUB ✓ The Light PDF

The Light of All That Falls ePUB ✓ The Light  PDF 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 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 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 Wow.I m speechless.Okay, maybe not that speechless, but that doesn t mean I wasn t blown away by this final book in the Licanius Trilogy.I think I ve said this before, but it bears repeating This is one of THE best Epic Fantasies ever written I compare it to Brandon Sanderson and Brent Weeks in my head and in some ways it succeeds better where those do not It s tighter, for one These are three thick books that cram a hell of a lot of emotional and action filled impact inside its pages Each Wow.I m speechless.Okay, maybe not that speechless, but that doesn t mean I wasn t blown away by this final book in the Licanius Trilogy.I think I ve said this before, but it bears repeating This is one of THE best Epic Fantasies ever written I compare it to Brandon Sanderson and Brent Weeks in my head and in some ways it succeeds better where those do not It s tighter, for one These are three thick books that cram a hell of a lot of emotional and action filled impact inside its pages Each book seems to end on a reveal that changes everything we ever thought we knew, but this one wraps back around and ties up every loose end in a way that isthan satisfying It sthan amazing It leaves me gutted.Let s say something about the most interesting parts of the trilogy It s Fantasy Time Travel, time manipulation battles, pocket universes, energy beings, and one of the hairiest paradox tales I ve ever read Take all the best aspects of the best time travel SF, give it a full Fantasy treatment with full rules and the ways to bend or even break the rules, and then give us an epic battle that lasts a very long time for reasons that are shockingly brilliant and tragic and horrific.But do you know where it really shines The characters So many character arcs and looming tragedies we try and try to avoid, but since we re dealing with time paradoxes and deep friendships and truly gut wrenching events.It pulls no punches I was super invested and I freaked out.I recommend this to any fantasy lover I RECOMMEND IT Without hesitation With a feverish glee, even ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review.A breathtakingly audacious masterpiece of epic fantasy, The Light of All That Falls is an emotionally satisfying and flawless conclusion to the phenomenal Licanius Trilogy.I am utterly astounded and in awe The Licanius Trilogy is one of the most incredible trilogies I ve ever had the pleasure of reading, and I think that James Islington is an extraordinarily gifted epic fantasy writer I almost couldn t believe that this was a ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review.A breathtakingly audacious masterpiece of epic fantasy, The Light of All That Falls is an emotionally satisfying and flawless conclusion to the phenomenal Licanius Trilogy.I am utterly astounded and in awe The Licanius Trilogy is one of the most incredible trilogies I ve ever had the pleasure of reading, and I think that James Islington is an extraordinarily gifted epic fantasy writer I almost couldn t believe that this was a debut series as it was ambitious beyond belief, and yet Islington was able to masterfully wrap and tie up every crucial thread and loop pulling off an amazingly perfect finale that kept me thinking about it long after I ve turned the last page I would be harping on similar things that I ve mentioned in earlier reviews, but all these need to be said As I would not be able to mention nor describe anything about this book in detail without potential spoilers, I hope that these broad strokes would be sufficient to convince others to pick up this spectacular series.Firstly, Licanius fits the vein of a classic epic fantasy told in a modern voice, and it is one of the best ones I ve read in recent years Its epicness could be found in the worldbuilding where the history of the world is steeped in myths, lore and legend of thousands of years, the scope of the story which was centred on world shattering consequences, and the stature and or powers of the key characters Let s face it, most of us who fell in love in fantasy did so because no other subgenre could quite give us this same epic feel As much as I do enjoy the variety of fantasy subgenres that are available nowadays, nothing feels quite like going back to epic fantasy Islington not only succeeded in creating a truly compelling story in this subgenre, he managed to do so successfully with a level of complexity that I ve rarely come across Nothing is truly beautiful unless it can be lost A clear example of its grand scope would be the history and summary recap of the story so far that could be found at the beginning of The Light of All That Falls this was 21 pages long There was just so much to learn about the world, its histories and lore, as well as the magic systems of Essence and kan Coupled that with the intricacies of multiple storylines to follow, these books are not meant to be breezed through It was actually a good thing that the writing was direct and simple enough to make it easier to absorb all the details This trilogy is made for binge reading, or at least each book should be read as close to each other as possible Even with the recap at the beginning of the second and third books, it would not be possible to remember all the important details Truth can be a burden, but secrets are poison I found it remarkable as to how Islington managed to so deftly wove the required exposition into each main character s point of view, and hence avoided the dreaded info dump trap The many, many revelations were well paced and well timed throughout all three books, a lot of which came from a series of flashbacks I m aware that some readers find flashbacks disconcerting as it takes them out of the current timeline However, I found that all the flashbacks in the series to be some of the most engaging and fascinating parts of the overall story as it fleshes out a lot of the history and lore of the world And as if it s not already complex enough, we also have time travel in the story, one of the trickiest storytelling elements to ever have been invented in the history of speculative fiction I was initially worried when I first came across time travelling in the first book, as it is one of the most common ways of losing control of the narrative to logical inconsistencies Just for this one single aspect alone, I applaud Islington for not abusing time travel as a plot device but staying true to its concept established from the beginning A world where all possibilities are promised is, by necessity, a world in which God cannot take part Cannot choose to affect the world in any way If He exerts his will even a fraction, He is by definition changing how things could have been He is removing possible outcomes The dominant theme of this series is centred around beliefs and conflicting religious views between fate and free will Should we believe in a god that allows humans to have free will in choosing their own paths, or one that is guiding us to make the right decisions to a pre destined outcome Out of all the main characters, the one who embodied the core theme the most is Caeden What an extraordinary character he turned out to be Caeden is not only my favourite of the entire trilogy, he is also one of my all time fantasy favourites His arc was an insanely captivating, emotionally powerful and empathetic story about having to live with immense guilt and shame, deep regrets and sorrow while seeking and aspiring to be a better man There isn t muchthat I could mention because his story has the most number of pivotal revelations All I can say is that Caeden has one of the best redemption arcs I ve come across Remember that your past does not define you no matter the consequences Choice is meaningless without consequences, and a privilege we do not deserve if we will not face them I love reading a series where I m so thoroughly invested in almost all of the characters I even care for quite a few of the supporting ones Davian, Asha and Wirr, the three main characters aside from Caeden, have compelling and strong character arcs throughout the entire series All of them have come so very far that it didn t even initially occur to me that only one and a half years have gone by since we ve first met them in the first book As each of them faced their own trials and tribulations, they were pushed to their limits of what they were capable of being while staying true to themself Individually they were great characters, and collectively they were formidable ones The love and friendship between Davian, Asha and Wirr made their stories evenwonderful We don t actually get to see them together very much, which made those moments evenprecious It s not enough to fight for the right side You have to figure out how to fight the right way, too If winning is all that truly matters, then we ve lost sight of what s actually right and wrong in the first place I can t say this enough the payoff from this trilogy, and especially in The Light of All That Falls, was tremendous The complexity and intricacy of the plotting of all the storylines right from the beginning of the series work towards serving the ultimate endgame what may have appear to be fillers at first glance eventually turned out to be important Islington employed foreshadowing exceptionally well sometimes it is so subtle that it could be easily overlooked He also saved the most jaw dropping revelation for last Right until the last chapter, I felt that something was still missing Then the Epilogue delivered a flawless conclusion by executing one of the finest closing acts of a series I ve ever read Be the man I aspire to be We also getheart pumping action scenes and displays of immense power, and these werereasons why I thought this was such an incredible final book I think Islington writes around the actionthan writing through it like Brandon Sanderson or John Gwynne However, even without any major action, he was able to craft some thoroughly intense scenes that kept me on the edge where I was the verge of grinding my teeth or taking deep breaths to calm down And to top it all off, the emotional resonance was enormous It s been a while since I ve felt so much heartache and sobbed uncontrollably while reading epic fantasy But at the same time, there was so much hope and goodness that it made my heart feel full as well In short, I was an emotional mess that felt completely wrung out when I finished the book.Whatcan I say One thing s for sure, I would eagerly read anything that Islington writes in the future The Licanius Trilogy has become one of my all time favourite trilogies This is a rare feat for a debut trilogy of such vision and ambition, and I cannot recommend this highly enough for fans of epic fantasy.You can order the book fromUKUS Book Depository Free shipping Bookshop.Org You can find this and my other reviews at Novel Notions. Wow, that trilogy was amazing The ending got everything perfect and I couldn t be happier Amazing characters and even though there is all this time travel it makes sense and can be followed The whole story is so suspenseful and page turning and epic I ll be looking forward to anything else James Islington writes in the future The last book can really make or break a trilogy and this one made The Licanius Trilogy better 4.44Because hurting someone is not teaching them a lesson, Davian As you pointed out earlier we can hate what they do, but we should never hate them He shifted And I m not better than you That s not how this works Believing in El, trying to follow His rules, doesn t make you in some way superior If anything, it makes youaware that none of us can claim to be truly good That s why forgiveness is so important He saw Davian s dubious expression and shook his head 4.44Because hurting someone is not teaching them a lesson, Davian As you pointed out earlier we can hate what they do, but we should never hate them He shifted And I m not better than you That s not how this works Believing in El, trying to follow His rules, doesn t make you in some way superior If anything, it makes youaware that none of us can claim to be truly good That s why forgiveness is so important He saw Davian s dubious expression and shook his head I m not suggesting that enemies should suddenly be friends, but I am choosing to forgive Because if I don t, I am nothingthan empty words James Islington, The Light of All That FallsSooo close to 5 stars, if only Islington was just a tadto the point at times There is such great talent and wonderful story, but there were some major issues with pacing for about 65% of the book The characters were great, the story is wonderful, I recommend this series to all Fantasy lovers, but be prepared for quite a bit of meandering storylines, before getting to the meat of itFaithful 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 reason James Islington, The Light of All That Falls Truth can be a burden, but secrets are poison That was awesome I m glad I finally finished the series although I ll miss the characters I need a novella in this world so badly, the whole thing with Nia cannot just end like that Don t let the above comment scare you, the author tied all loose ends, I just want It s 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 ac Truth can be a burden, but secrets are poison That was awesome I m glad I finally finished the series although I ll miss the characters I need a novella in this world so badly, the whole thing with Nia cannot just end like that Don t let the above comment scare you, the author tied all loose ends, I just want It s 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 book has a one year jump which isn t bad, if I m been sincere I wish it was longer We remember that all our protagonist are in one peril or the other, before I started this book I thought that Wirr was the lucky one cause his isn t a mortal peril but political manoeuvring is as bad as thatSimply put do you believe that mankind should have no authority higher than itself Surely surely that s not what the Venerate are suggesting It is and they would tell you the same It is exactly what their version of El is offering A world where all possibilities are promised is, by necessity, a world in which God cannot take part Cannot choose to affect the world in any way If He exerts His will even a fraction, He is by definition changing how things could have been He is removing possible outcomes Raeleth held Davian s gaze, calm certainty in his eyes They are trying to convince everyone that our creator wished to create a world in which He could not take part Could not help, guide, or save In which He was functionally irrelevantThere was an abundance of fight scenes, friendship, romance, weird creatures, explanatory magic and finally philosophical and religious questions I for one loves it when a book makes me question life, and this book did just thatA common enemy does not a friendship make You can only ever be as good as the people you are willing to fight besideThe world building and writing is also admirable, I adore them it made reading this book not only fun but addictive Without spoiler the plot summary will be really short, Davian is trying to find a way to escape the Venerate prison, Asha is trying to hold the boarder while been attacked, Caeden is putting his plans to action and Wirr is trying to convince the nobles to evacuate and that the threat isn t over yetRemember 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 Finally the characters, they are one in a million, its fantasy so of course we lost some lovable characters which is so sad Their impact in the plot was neccessary, its not one of those characters that are just brought in to be killed off.So if you are thinking of reading this book but sceptical, I assure you that it ll be worth your time 4.25 You Can t Change the Past StarsThe best and worst things about trilogies are they are done in three books The Licanius Trilogy had pretty long books but still there are only three and this was a solid conclusion to the story that did and didn t go as I expected The tale has come full circle and I will say it was a satisfying ending Not everything was answered but most was leaving just enough space for a spin off perhapsEvil men rarely convince others to their side by asking the 4.25 You Can t Change the Past StarsThe best and worst things about trilogies are they are done in three books The Licanius Trilogy had pretty long books but still there are only three and this was a solid conclusion to the story that did and didn t go as I expected The tale has come full circle and I will say it was a satisfying ending Not everything was answered but most was leaving just enough space for a spin off perhapsEvil men rarely convince others to their side by asking them to perform dark deeds for no good reason They will always start with the lightest shade of gray They so often use what seems like a good causeCaden started this series playing for the wrong team back when he was called a different name But starting over with no recollection of his past we was able to shape himself into a new man with the help of Davian and Wirr he was a new man, if he can remember how to remain that man until the end their might be hope for the worldYour choices, Tal Always your choices Influences don t get blame or creditDavian, Wirr and Asha all have huge parts to play as they search for a way to fight the Godlike creature Shammaeloth, pretending to be El As they go up against different members of the Vennerate there will be some heavy casualties along the way.Davian starts as a prisoner trapped in Talan Gol They ve done everything they can to get him to switch to their side, including showing him his future death at the hands of a friend They know they can t kill him but that doesn t mean they aren t putting him in very dangerous positions to see just how far they can push him The best thing about Davian is his steadiness and resolve He is loyal and remains true to his friends While most of the time we ve see is with he and Asha apart, I couldn t help hoping that one day they d get their time together He stays strong in hopes of protecting her and vice versaIt s 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 placeAsha has become such a strong character Her chapters in this were some of my favorites She has become stronger in the dok en over the last year She has used this time well reading the books and knowledge there to practice and expand on using the reserve of power entrusted to her But she isn t safe either locked away, a member of the Vennerate has found a way in and Asha is going to need not only some luck but some training and help from Caden as well.Wirr is left in Andarra to be the North Warden After the events in the last book he has at least convinced the council that he is needed They know about the oathstone though so he is under some watchful eyes Wirr is trying to save his people from the prophesized destruction and find a way to help his friends as well This is an EPIC conclusion on a grand scale I do think there is an additional side story that still needs to be told with Aelrik and Dezia I think this is where some of my questions about Cyr will be answered since that is a thread that happened elsewhere But, I honestly didn t see a way to add that story into The Light of All That Falls quotes Here is hoping for a 3.5 or 2.5 with that information in it.Overall, I guessed a couple of the twists for the ending I m glad to say I was correct in one of my bigger theories One of my favorite reveals was who Davian s parents were and how he came to be at the school Even though I was able to guess a few things there were so many other surprises and twists that kept the story very interesting Nethgalla for instance surprised me again and really it shouldn t have, but man I was floored by one of her actions, yet again.This is a tale on a grand scale with so many characters, places and times It is a story that I think if I were to read it again, I d find evendetails missed the first time around Sometimes when you know the destination you can focus on the scenery just a little bitI look forward to a future reread just for that purpose 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

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