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Summary

The White Lich has fallen.

The remnants of his army have fled into the forests. It should be a time of celebration. But as Dante regroups his people, the Angel of Taim arrives with a message.

They may have defeated the lich, but Taim is still going to destroy the mortal world of Rale.

Facing starvation in the dead of winter, Dante leads his people toward the abundant fields of Gallador Rift. Along the way, though, a horrifying illness breaks out among the travelers. As earthquakes rattle the land and volcanic eruptions black out the sky, it becomes clear that the plague was only the first attack launched against Rale. Their only hope is to travel back to the Realm of the Gods and try to bargain with them - and if that fails, to wage war on them. But the only known doorway to the Realm is hundreds of miles away. In the throes of collapse, flooded with monsters from hell’s darkest depths, the entire world might be torn apart before Dante and Blays have the chance to start fighting back.

©2021 Edward W. Robertson (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Excellent

This story was great.

The Bromance was as strong as ever.

That gods-awful Rawsha thankfully didn’t feature.

Tim Gerard Reynolds - superb as always.

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pretty good, not wow good

better than last book, but nothing to write home about. there were incredible moments and just ok moments. all in all worth read to continue the story

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True to form. Excellent

As a follower of the complete serious I’m a massive fan . The story was up there except I felt it finished abruptly and felt a bit short changed if honest . I know it’s set up for the next book but dissatisfied with the ending .
TGB brilliant as ever rock on for book 8 then !

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Great Series

Great writing and great narrating. Best one in the series yet too in my opinion. Cant wait for more!

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Entertaining as always

The characters are great and remain the lynchpin to these stories. As a Galand follower the battle scenes are a bit long and repetitive after 9 books but still really well written and you still end wanting more. TGR is a brilliant performer as ever...

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It feels like the series has ran out of steam

The start of this was fairly interesting, as was the end. But the copy and paste middle section of 'go to this part of the world, get someone to trust you and do an impossible thing' multiple times just made this feel very long and as though the series is either running on empty, or has just flat-out stalled.

It literally felt like the same story was being told over and over in the middle of this book.

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Great as Usual!

I didn't think this was as amazing as previous books in the series bit it was still great. I found it very short though. Highly recommend Dante and Blaze to everyone!

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  • Loki
  • 06-05-21

The Best Yet

Take this book for what it is: a fun fantasy adventure. It's not excessively cerebral, and it's not excessively complex. A well constructed fantasy world that feels pretty large and typically engrossing. The series takes itself seriously enough to make risky moments feel dangerous, but remains lighthearted enough that it retains the feeling of adventure captured in the earlier novels. It's that feeling of lighthearted adventure, preserved through tragedy, war, and nearly the end of the world itself, that makes Robinson's novels feel so refreshing. Though the storyline feels progressively more and more bleak, the lighthearted camaraderie makes the journey feel unencumbered despite the dire circumstances. In a time where fantasy adventure is nearly always accompanied by extremely prolific violence and mature content, a puritan focus on fantasy adventure, unencumbered by adult content for its own sake, imparts a feeling of genuine nostalgia for fantasy novels I read as a child. I'm grateful for the read, and the author has my heartfelt thanks for writing novels that never fail to brighten my days.

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  • DBD914
  • 06-06-21

Wow, disappointed!

After enjoying the previous books in the series, this was a real disappointment. The entire book is written as if created from a single page simple outline. All you need to know about the overall storyline could be summarized in a single paragraph (the rest being entirely filler and so obvious it was hard to stay engaged), and with absolutely no character development happening in the entire book. TGR was great as always, Robertson - I was really disappointed!

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  • HRM
  • 01-06-21

Felt like a video game

I love Dante and Blaze and this was so not them. Kept listening because thought eventually there would be a story instead of getting to the next level. Disappointing.

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  • R. K.
  • 22-05-21

Leisure Suit Larry

Video game plot. Get instructions. Go encounter obstacles. Hope you have collected the right weapons. Level up. Go get more instruction.
Tim is great.

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  • TaoZeta
  • 11-05-21

Sadly, this was not up to par...

I'm a huge fan of Blaze Buckler and Dante Galand. The banter that Edward W. Robertson creates between these two has brought many laughs, tears, and an unwillingness to put the books down or to stop listening as they have been so entertaining. However, even that banter plus the superb performance by Mr. Reynolds can't really save this book. It was difficult to follow and presented so many fantastical dimensions, environments, creatures, and characters, that it all gets mixed up after a few chapters and I found it very difficult to be entertained or to maintain my focus on the book. It's very disappointing because most of the other books in this series have been extremely entertaining and well worth the purchase. This one is not, in my opinion...

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  • Papabear
  • 07-05-21

WTF it just ended without knowing what happened.

WTF it just ended without knowing what happened, we know but did the author just get tired of writing this series?

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  • Not Batman
  • 12-06-21

I like the series as a whole

However, this book seemed a bit over the top. Imagine a story filled with all nuclear explosions and not much else going on. That’s what this story felt like. To be honest, I nearly stopped it several times throughout. But, as a fan of the overall story, I saw it through to the end.

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  • Gina Pickle
  • 10-05-21

great

loved the book. the way it left off was.... something lol. i hope its not the last book

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  • Paul Griswold
  • 10-05-21

Fell asleep at the end

This series started strong but by this book I really had to pay attention and re-listen to several chapters because it just couldn't keep my attention.

The banter became tiring. Every moment was punctuated with a sarcastic comment and it just became a bit boring.

It's still a fine story, just not what I was hoping for.

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  • Matthew
  • 07-11-21

Production Quality is awful

First off, I love these books, this is the first series that I didn’t feel like I needed a break in the middle.

This book was definitely recorded initially in a studio, with fantastic quality. Any re-recorded sections sound like they were performed over a telephone, and the contrast is jarring.

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