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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Laylow
  • 08-05-21

Galand

Been a fan since the beginning. The stories progression is excellent I cannot wait for the end.

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  • R. Raux
  • 19-05-21

The series is stuttering a bit

I've enjoyed the previous books, the world building and the magic systems. This book just fell flat for me. First we did this, then we did this, then we did this.

Despite the varying locations and characters I don't feel like we discovered anything new about magic, nor had any real character development.

Don't get me started on the ending...

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  • Lil Y. M. Judd
  • 17-05-21

OK Can someone please explain what's happened?!

Huuuummmm OK, so what was this? Did the author run out of ideas or what was/is he trying to do with this book? I'm lost. Is this a final book or is it another in a three (3) book series. Because right now I'm lost and I don't know what to think about this. This one has me just wondering what is going on and there's - Nothing?!

I don't know what I think about this. Just feeling lost. I normally enjoy Dante and Blaze in their adventures, but here things fall apart.

Confused, Tim Gerard Reynolds' performance is fantastic as usual. Love him as a narrator. But the book has me confused. Not the best "final"??? book about Dante and Blaze. This is just leaving me hanging and confused. Sad

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-21

Simultaneously Good and Bad

The book starts strong. Its the end of the world again, and only our heroes can stop it. However, it doesn't end as strong as it starts. Pacing and plot got boring enough for me to fall asleep in some parts. In some ways it was still good. Great even. The expansion of the magic system and philosophy of the book's antagonist was compelling, but the interactions and results at the end were not up to the standard I've found the other books to be up to.

Additionally, the audio had issues. Time Gerard Reynolds was an excellent narrator as ever, but the production was abysmal. The audio quality was inconsistent, ranging from bad to terrible. Even at its best I felt like I was in the early 1900s listening to a failing radio broadcast without the charming/nostalgic tinny aspect. It was atrocious and needs to be fixed. I only give performance 3 stars because of how good Reynold's performance was in spite of this, otherwise I would have given it 0 stars if I could for the quality of the production alone.

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  • Prattlesnake
  • 17-05-21

Lacked the Punch of Prior Books

This episode just seemed to lack the purpose and punch of prior installments. Additionally, while it’s not a huge issue, TGR’s narration recording sounds like it’s being played back on vinyl or an old dusty tape deck. Not sure if this is intentional, and I’m no audiophile or recording tech, but higher quality recordings should be available.

Not sure if I would recommend this book. It wasn’t bad at all, but it was kind of ho-hum even despite being full of action.