The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Beating of his Wings, the third and final instalment in the epic narrative from Paul Hoffman. Read by the actor Sean Barrett.
Thomas Cale has been running from the truth. Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose - to destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itself - Cale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco.
Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilisation in the world.
But Thomas Cale is weak. His soul is dying. As his body is wracked with convulsions he knows that the final judgment will not wait for a sick boy.
As the day of reckoning draws close, Cale's sense of vengeance leads him back to the heart of darkness - the Sanctuary - and to confront the person he hates most in the world. Finally Cale must recognise that he is the incarnation of God's rage and decide if he will stand against the Sanctuary of the Redeemers and use his unique skill of laying waste to all things.
The fate of mankind rests on Cale's decision.
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From Nowhere to Nowhere
Excellent writing quality and very gripping throughout, but essentially takes the reader on a merry dance that goes nowhere.
The contempt shown recently in the fantasy genre for uplifting or meaningful finales is considered by the authors no doubt to be a form of enhancement into complex and modern realism, but for me it is just ends up as a massive waste of time.
I have enough realism of that sort at home, and already know too many disappointing stories.
Great end to the trilogy
Based on damp reviews I bought this rather regretfully to finish off the excellent first two books but ended up disagreeing with earlier faint praise. There is significant and satisfying development of the characters and plot as well as broadening of geopolitical context. I particularly enjoyed the reversal of the classic chaos theory 'butterfly to storms' to illuminate how life turns on the toss of a coin (if I can use a metaphor to describe a theory). And wonderfully narrated as to be expected from Sean Barrett.
Ended the set well
Although the book probably wasn't as good as the first two, it was captivating. The appendix at the beginning and end was new and a little strange but i enjoyed the final book. And would recommend ally three to any one looking for a good story.
The narrator is also great at getting the feel of the book across.