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Summary

It all comes down to this: kill or be corpsed. 

Clyde Hatchett has known he's had a corpse-king inside him, slowly trying to take over his body and raise an army of undead for a while now. And while that may seem like a rather, um, urgent matter to attend to, it's only now, after being forced out of Glaton by his best friends and then having to rescue someone's sister from a bad marriage, that he's actually in a place to deal with it. 

And he better deal with it quickly, since his entire left hand is starting to look like it belongs to the Crypt-Keeper. 

But Gloomguard, where the mage Clyde needs lives, operates on a completely different plane than anywhere else in Vuldranni. Everyone is out for themselves, and there's no such thing as doing a favor. So in order to even talk to the mage, Clyde must embark on a series of preposterous quests he doesn't have time for and isn't guaranteed to survive.

©2020 Eric Ugland (P)2021 Tantor

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Not a complete book

I realize making money is nice and all, but this was half a book. It's a theme in Ugland's books that they can end a bit abruptly, but this is the first time i was like "is that it?".

So you remember the end of the last book, right? You know, he got to that new town/fort that has a hole in the ground that he needs to descend? Well in summary, this book is:

"Man-guy continues walking into town, then does the required quest to be allowed into said hole and finally, when in hole, does a little minor exploration. The End". Seriously. Nothing really happens beyond that.

There are of course a few happenings towards the end that i wont spoil, but beyond getting from the front door of the town and into the hole, no real progress is made. Actual exploration / finishing the business in the hole (he has to talk to somebody) is apparently for another book. I just hope that one actually resolves something.

My experience is that I have been reading a web-series and the author just gave up in the middle... or got run over by a bus :-|

I will of course be reading/listening to the next one, but i would appreciate a bit "more".

Despite the overall quality of this series (and its sibling) I can't recommend reading this book until the next one is out as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-21

SO EXCITED!!!

I literally stayed up till 2 am this morning so I could start listening to it.

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  • Matthew Monarrez
  • 13-05-21

a great series to get into

finished this book in a day as per usual. this series and the good guys series is phenomenal 👏🙌, no complaints I can see so far in the stories that have been constructed. now when does book 7 come out? I need a new good guys series book as well.

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  • Rikki
  • 27-05-21

Good book and excellent narration

Good book and excellent narration. I am not very pleased with the very end just because i don’t like a story interrupted and have to wait on the cliffs edge but I want the next one now.

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  • Jason
  • 25-05-21

My man serving it up like a hot slice a pepperoni!

Went damn good with a cold fountain Mt dew on ice.
Love the story as always.
Damn fine writing. Amazing story. Character depth and perspective on point.

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  • Gerry
  • 24-05-21

Another entertaining installment

Love the series, it is intentionally light and easy to digest. It knows it isn't series literature, but is a fun read.

Cant wait for the next installments in both the Good Guys and Bad Guys series.

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  • Mason Nemeth
  • 22-05-21

another great book in the series

I love these books they are absolutely nworth the listen, I recommend this series and the good guys series to anyone

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  • Ashley Paige Burton
  • 20-05-21

love, hate

like many of this authors books an amazing story that leaves you frustratingly begging for more at the end. kudos to the author and narrator on this title

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  • James Mitchell Stephens
  • 19-05-21

Always great

Eric ugland and Neil hellegers are always amazing together. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book!

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  • JJ
  • 18-05-21

This Series Has Come Fully Into Its Own

This series keeps getting better and better. The first few books jumped around so much, new characters kept appearing and becoming background for newer characters, and abilities were added so quickly it was hard to tell what sort of character Clyde was turning into. There wasn’t any great overarching theme to the books and it seemed like our hero was slipping from one quest to another as the wind blew him without clear connections between them.

With the last book in the series and this one we have seen Clyde double down on his magic and develop a real skill for it. He has a group of friends and followers we are actually getting to know and love in meaningful ways, and we have been pursuing a great quest with high stakes and a price it exacts to attain. What’s more we have learned so much about the fantastic world our characters inhabit in both this and the Good Guys series while visiting far off lands and making connections.

This is turning into a truly great series to rival The Good Guys. Absolutely ecstatic for the next book Ugland writes. Neil’s narration is superb for Eric’s books and it couldn’t be done by anyone else at this point in my mind.

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  • M.B.R.
  • 16-05-21

Let The Good Times Roll

I love this and it's sister series, and this book didn't let me down. Fantastic story & narration.

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