The Great Darkening : Epic of Haven

  • by R.G. Triplett
  • Narrated by Mark Topping
  • Series: Epic of Haven
  • 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dying light, an ancient hope, a coming evil. The Epic of Haven trilogy will compel listeners to journey along in this allegorical tale of poets and priests and warriors and heroes. When the great burning tree of Haven begins to die, leaving the otherwise unlit world of Aeinor in a state of ever-growing darkness, a young man sets upon a quest to discover a new source of light before the unknown evils lurking in the shadows unleash their fury upon the unsuspecting world.
Fear strikes the citizens of Haven at the diminishing of their holy tree, and they determine that the only way to fend off the impending dark is to set about making their own light. There are plenty of trees in the forests of Aeinor to burn. But what happens when the timber has been consumed and the great tree has failed?
Could it be that one will emerge who will uncover the prophecies of old and seek the promised light?

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Incredible voice talent, compelling story!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Everything about this book is wonderful. Anyone who likes C.S. Lewis or Tolkien will be captivated by the beauty of this story and the quality of its telling.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Engelmann! I don't want to give too much away, but that guy is my hero. Also the way that Topping narrates him is just wonderful. This is a story of hope, and Engelmann teaches it well: “But my boy, that is precisely why the hoping is both so costly and so painfully beautiful. For hope requires a surrender of your dependence on lesser things, and a trust in the greatest."


Have you listened to any of Mark Topping’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is my first, but he is amazing!!!


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are many moments in this story that move me. Iolanthe's encouragement to Cal in the grove is probably the scene that resonated with me most of all. "It is not of consequence to me how fierce or how feeble your resolve has been. For you sought, and you have found, and the result is freedom."


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- Amazon customer

Wonderful reflection of good and light

Wonderfully woven tale of great adventure and reflection of the truth and the light, and darkness and evil. Truthful reminder of the battles between the two and the difference made through choices to dwell on either hope, or fear. Skillful and perceptive narration of a great story.
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- Monika Switzer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2016
  • Publisher: Lost Poet Press