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Publisher's Summary

Centuries ago, the followers of the new gods defeated the old gods and the folk of legend, banishing them from the world of man. With their departure, magic faded from the land. 

The Milesian Accords had provisions for a new challenge, though, and the Exiled Gods have sent their minions back to our world to seek out a champion to fight for them and a druid able to wield the magic needed to fulfill the challenge. 

A descendant of the druid who participated in the original challenge, Liam Knox doesn’t know anything about the Accords or his ancestors, but those seeking to maintain the status quo are hunting him, and the beings of myth are doing their best to convince him to help the Exiled Gods return to the world of man, bringing magic back with them. 

Liam is faced with a choice he doesn’t want, and if he chooses wrong, he risks more than his own life - he could end the world as we know it. And he’s running out of time to decide.

©2017 Jon R. Osborne (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Didn't know what to expect.

When i got this book it was slightly on a whim. It had just been added to Audible and thus had no reviews. I decided to give it a try because of the summery and I'm glad i did. The book starts off a bit confusing because of the multitude of characters but grows to be a great book full of personality, magic, intelligence and even a little lust. I can't wait to hear the next book. Or perhaps i will read it since it hasn't dropped on Audible at this time.

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needs some more work as a writer but good

have a great story just to much character development not enough action alot of dialogue without substance

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One Tiny thing.

Erin Donnelly, main female character is a shitty person. Selfish thru an thru. Hope she dies in the story line.

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meh

the heroine is unlikable, written as an emotionally abusive hypocrite. the hero needs to grow a spine. the narrator did great. I'm not certain I want to continue with this series, or not.

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Enjoyed this one

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. The performance is good. The narrator is a but rough with some accents but it doesn't detract from the overall performance.

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Misleading

The reluctance Druid is horrible miss leading is the first issue with this book and the second biggest issue with this book is it copy and paste from every type of garbage in this genre like I want to love them but can’t love them BS , then the I want his baby but he belongs to some one else , then women who want to please a man bull chat . Just shoot me for listening to this dribble !

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A brilliantly crafted begining

Jon R. Osborne blends humor and mythology into a engrossing adventure. Tristan Morris rolls through so many voices and accents while bringing the words to life. Highly recommended!

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All my faves

This book hits all the good spots for me. Magic fantasy Celtic and Norse gods. Strong female characters. A smattering of sex (not in the forefront of the story like so many fancy books you try to listen to today) it’s intelligent and well studied. I can’t wait to listen to the next two!

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Excellent story excellent humor

I enjoyed the premise, the humor, And the characters I am glad to know that there are more in the series

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Mary Sue

Wishful fantasy written by somebody pretending to be older than they are. strictly for the fan club.

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  • Aaron W
  • 11-26-19

3 Star

I love Tristan Morris as a narrator. I first discovered this book because of him, I like to stick with the narrators I like. Unfortunately this book wasn't for me. The concept was a great idea but the author failed to deliver to my satisfaction, to much sex, detracts from the story.

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  • kian
  • 11-10-19

Great start

Excellent start to a hopefully long series. The story can unfold in so many different streams and the specific banishment story between Abraham's gods and Pagan gods is something I've never encountered before. The characters are easy to engage with and have depth. I am eagerly waiting for the next book.

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  • David
  • 11-21-19

Good, but books 2 and 3 unavailable

Good story, likeable characters. But I was annoyed to find it ended abruptly and the others in the series are not available in Australia.