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Sara's Review: The Dawn of the End (The Rising #3) by Kristen Ashley


PUBLISHER: Audible Original

NARRATORS: Liz Thompson, Dina Pearlman, Stella Bloom, Joniece Abbott Pratt, Esther Wane, Gemma Dawson, Robin Miles, Clara Francesca , Lance Greenfield , Jakobi Diem, Ralph Lister, John Hartley, Rupert Channing, Sarah Coomes

RELEASED: January 21, 2020

GENRE: Fantasy Romance

LENGTH: 17 hours and 34 minutes

FORMAT: Audible







Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land. This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....


These audiobooks take some time to get familiar with—all of the characters and the changing of narrators when the POV changes. I wouldn’t say I liked it at first, but as the series progressed I got used to it, and it wasn’t as jarring.

In The The Dawn of the End, all couples have been married except for Cassius and Elena. However, they have the toughest battle of them all.

In Cassius’s realm, women are subjugated as second class citizens, and it is a fight to bring equality to the realm.

Not only do the couples have to battle the beast and the evil men who want to raise him. They have to battle evil men who want to treat women as possessions and dogs to be kicked.

The battle is almost here, and the players good and bad are getting ready for the Rising. It is getting more and more exciting, the closer we come to the culmination. I can’t wait to see how Ashley ties everything up.

I am rating The Dawn of the End 5 Boundless Stars, and I can’t wait for the next book.

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