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Sanctuary

Underworld, Book 3
Narrated by: Graham Halstead
Series: Underworld, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

After coming face to face with death, Elorion and company have found a dungeon to call their own. They’ve fought hard to earn a stint of peace, but Mistress Nava is still out there and her captain is now on the hunt. The impending arrival of the army of minotaurs will be the greatest threat they have faced thus far. 

With their new-found freedom comes a myriad of additional dangers. They’re running low on food, the dungeon is in disrepair, and they must find new hunting grounds to continue growing in power. As their chosen leader, Elorion is faced with an impossible task. Will he weaponize their dungeon, develop his party’s strengths, or seek ancient power from the long-forgotten depths of the Underworld?

©2019 Apollos Thorne (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • sean
  • 20-07-19

Another great book

I personally love this series The characters are great and the pacing is excellent. Are usually read these books in one go usually though out an entire day. And unlike some books this one gives you an ending and still leaves you wanting more can’t wait for the next one keep up the good work

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  • MattB
  • 17-07-19

A treat to enjoy!

Great book. Things and events flow and progress smoothly. Great pace, great action. I'm already looking forward to the next one.

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  • Gavin
  • 15-07-19

Best Ever!

I couldn’t stop listening to these books please make more as soon as you can!

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  • Christopher
  • 14-07-19

Pretty good continuation of previous books...

If you’ve already listened to the two previous books then this one is worth the credit. Its strengths and weaknesses are pretty much the same. So if the flaws haven’t put you off so far, you will enjoy this book.

I really like the plot/story and characters in this series, and when those aspects are being furthered I am always 100% engaged. That said, the author has a habit of including overly, long exposition about the magic system and stat interactions. Unfortunately, he mostly chooses to indulge in this during battle scenes, which coupled with the ho-hum narrator makes them drag on and on.

I actually don’t mind exposition on magic systems and world mechanics, but the author’s tendency to make a 3 minute battle scene last 15 minutes often makes me zone out and stop paying attention.

Lastly, the narrator isn’t necessarily bad, especially because he is accurately portraying a 16/17 year-old gamer. However, he does this job too well... in that he has chosen to use the cadence and tone of a teenager responding an adult asking him about his day at school. The sound ends up being a constant buzz of “vocal fry” with very understated dynamics. (It pains me to use an ageist, Evening sNews, scaremonger term here, but that shoe certainly is snug in this case).

Still, as with the last two books, the good outweighs the bad for me. I do hope that Señor Thorne starts trying to do a better job with the exposition of dry, game mechanics in the next book.

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  • Michael
  • 10-07-19

Action, leveling up, and base building

Another great entry into the series, expanding the world, giving us more time with all the humans, and some really great fights.

I can't wait until the next book in the series!

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  • Joseph
  • 17-07-19

Really can't give more than 1 star.

I can't really give more than 1-star given I had to stop listening within fifteen minutes.

It's been a while since I read book 2, so I was surprised by how immediately unlikable the female love interest was (Eris. sp?). I vaguely remember her scolding him in the first few books for being a loner, but that shit starts strong immediately in this book.

I eventually gave up when the new shapeshifting protagonist turned into a dog and asked said scolding harpy if she wanted him to be her new pet. I think it was meant to be played as flirty? It came off as cringey and pathetic though.

I can't read books where I don't vibe with the protagonist. I also can't stand it when a character is annoying and it's never mentioned, just accepted.

If this sounds like it'd bother you too, give this a skip.

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  • Justin
  • 12-07-19

To much grinding.

Only complaint there was too much grinding. Narration was good. The story was good kinda slow in some parts.

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  • Marlon
  • 12-08-19

Weakness glorified

I liked the first book and the second book was getting better, but this just continued on the path of weakness being glorified. The MC is a beta who is pussy crazy and is being honey pot as he's being led around by his penis. I don't get who anyone can listen to this and not think something is wrong here, weakness shouldn't be glorified and this story of a teen being led by his penis has been told over and over again. This had so much potential but its garbage now. I'm done.

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