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Publisher's Summary

Kyon Ensin finally has what he's always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn't crave the crown of Ethar - she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis.
As conspiracies rage in the war for Ethar, Kricket's so-called allies want to use her as a spy. Even those held closest cannot be trusted - including Astrid, her sister, and Giffen, a member of a mysterious order with a hidden agenda. But Kricket's resolve will not allow her to be used as anyone's pawn, even as the Brotherhood sharpens its plans to cut out her heart.
As the destiny prophesied by her mother approaches, Kricket will backtrack through her fiery future to reshape it. For she knows one thing above all else: the only person she can truly count on is herself.
©2015 Amy A. Bartol (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tiffany on 09-10-15


I'm disappointed with the ending. not your typical happy ending. I may have missed parts while listening.
I need to listen to the 3 books again to fully understand why this FOOLISH GIRL did what she did. I groaned in disgust while listen at work and my coworkers are now worried. haha
excellent narration by Kate rudd as always.
will edited my review after listening again. :(

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-13-15

Loved the story, but not so much the ending.

The story was great and adventurous, but the ending left you wondering if there was going to be a book four or maybe a spin off story with the sister....but after research I found out this was it. Major let down if you ask me.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Candice Ferguson on 01-22-16


I absolutely loved this book and the 2 books previous within the series.
I hung on to every word with excitement.
everyone and everything was in great detail making me feel like I'm walking through life with kricket. the romance, the sadness and the passion as well as the fear I felt it all. I couldn't get enough and would listen every chance I got. I could see everyone and all the beautiful buildings as clear as day.
I cried when I realised that this was the last book. I always wanted her to be with tray until I realised how perfect Kiron is when he is with her. he loves her, really loves her and will do anything for her. I think tray will respect her and never look for her where as Kiron will hunt for her to the ends of earth and any other planet. she saved him and now he will try to save her once again. I would love there to be more in this series... by far the best series I have ever listened to / read.
love love love love it !!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen Beresford on 01-11-18


Would you listen to Darken the Stars again? Why?

Absolutely. The story was so good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kricket is a very well developed character, you understand her from her background, and can identify with her emotions.

What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She did a very decent job of bring the characters to life, though I do have more favourite female narrators.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I did have an emotional reaction to this book, I both laughed and cried.

Any additional comments?

The world building is great and story unique. Recommend this series wholeheartedly as I fell in love with the characters.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bianca on 09-06-16

Loved this series

I just never wanted it to end! I was taken to another world in this series. Amazing performance and an amazing story.

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1 out of 5 stars
By michela on 10-06-15

Don't do it to yourselves

Worst last book of an amazing trilogy ever. if you like to gel really bad, read it.

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