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  • Will of Fire

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The villainous Drad Redstar has won the favor of king and country after leading a decisive victory over the rebels at Winde Port. Now with a seat on the royal council, he condemns Torsten to a lifetime in the dungeon and invites his militant people to take up residence in the capital. But not all light has been squelched. There is one disgraced King’s Shieldsman left who remains loyal to Torsten, and only he can help free the Glass Kingdom from Redstar and his dark desires to revive the Buried Goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the series. Now with Pirates

  • By Josh R on 01-18-19

Whitney's Back at it Again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Will of Fire continues the great world building of the Buried Goddess Saga and left me wanting the next book to be released already! I was very satisfied with the backstory we got for both Whitney and Sora and loved the conclusion to a main story arc (no spoilers here!). It's been an adventure getting to see the main characters grow from book to book and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what new messes Whitney gets himself into and seeing how Sora will bail him out.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Winds of War

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Full-scale rebellion rages in the south, and Sir Torsten Unger must lead the Glass Army to face it. But when a new and unfamiliar king forces Torsten to march alongside one of his fiercest rivals, he must draw on his faith to keep the army from fracturing. Whitney Fierstown continues his tutelage of the blood mage, Sora, who is desperate to get a better handle on her mysterious powers. Their journey brings them to the merchant city of Winde Port, where they seek passage to Yaolin City aboard a ship. It's smooth sailing until they realize an old nemesis is hunting them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Continuation of the Series

  • By Josh R on 01-13-19

A Great Continuation to a Fun and Exciting Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-18

This book gave me everything I wanted in a sequel (that is to say that I got to explore quite a bit more of the world than we did in the first book and of course a lot more of Whitney)!

Very minor spoilers incoming...

The story picked up shortly after the events of the first book and it felt like a natural continuation. It took a little while for Whitney and Torsten's paths to cross again but when they did I literally laughed out loud three or four times due to their banter. I also enjoyed the progression in Sora's powers while getting to learn a bit more about her history as well as getting to see how other characters react to her abilities. I enjoyed both of the main villains and the ending left me wanting the third book to come early as a Christmas present!

And of course Luke Daniels nailed it again with his masterful voice work!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 539

When a piece of the crown prince's soul is stolen by a traitorous warlock, disgraced knight Torsten Unger makes it his sworn duty to get it back and save the last hope for the kingdom. But he can't do it alone. Self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Thief" Whitney Fierstown sits in the castle dungeon, destined for the gallows until Torsten offers this choice: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition to put his skills to good use and earn his freedom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

Whitney Firestone is My New Favorite Character

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I really enjoyed this story (and the narration by Luke Daniels). It had an interesting magic system, an epic plot and amazing characters. Whitney Firestone was my favorite because he was the perfect mix of hilarious and cocky. He could talk his way out of any situation (most of which he talked his way into) which only helped to inflate his already enormous ego. I seriously laughed out loud several times at his hubris and his witty comebacks.

I thought the authors did a great job in keeping any acts of heroism or escapes in character without resulting to deus ex machinas which added another level to the story.

I can't wait for books two and three and hope they're also narrated by Luke Daniels.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful