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Publisher's Summary

The war with Gaelis has gone poorly for Alex’s foes and well for his allies. He’s enriched himself, empowered his county with that coin, and built his county ever higher.  

The war swings in favor of his Duchess.  

Yet the war still goes on. The end doesn’t seem to be near, nor does Alex feel as if is as simple as he’d once thought it.  

Alex would rather settle down in his county and live a quiet and enjoyable life. One filled with familial things and friends. Where he could make his county the pride of the empire in peace. Because he’d already gotten to the top once before. He’d climbed the corporate ladder in his previous life and missed out on really having one.  

Having friends. Or just a family. Now Alex wants only for the simple things. Things that have no place on the battlefield, kingdom politics, or the courts.  

That of course doesn’t matter much when fate is concerned. Or really everyone else in the empire. They all have their own plans that all seem to run counter to Alex’s.  

Fortunately, Alex has been preparing. Making changes and building his foundation and seat of power ever higher.  

He’s empowered the people he relies on and in. His armies are expertly trained and almost over- equipped. His treasury is overflowing and ready to be spent.  

Even with all of that, Alex isn’t sure it’ll be enough for what he believes is coming.  

Because spring is here. And that means roads will be opening. Passes will be traversable.  

Making it possible for armies to march.  

Which means it’s time for Alex to get back to work. Because more than ever he has a lot to lose, including his newborn children. If he wants to keep them safe, he’s going to have to ride to war once again.  

And end it once and for all no matter the cost.  

Warning: This novel explores dark subjects, and what people will give up of themselves, and each other, to get what they want.  

As with my previous work, explicit scenes are found within. It has violence and a harem relationship.

©2019 Randi Darren (P)2019 Randi Darren

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Rarely Praise

I very rarely find a work sufficiently impressive to praise it. My standards are high, excessively so, and as such I find most books to merely be adequate. That being said, I can happily say that this book, as well as the rest of the multiverse, are among the few books I will happily purchase without looking through either reviews or even subject. The writing, from dialogue to character progression, is always well done, and polished so finely that I think I can see my reflection. The overarching narrative joining the different works together is quite fun, and (having read the first three books in the multiverse quite late), I have greatly enjoyed piecing the backstory together over time. Stepping away from the writing, and taking a glance at the performance, it is without fail excellent. Emotion and engagement are easily found in the narration. The only major gripe I have in this area is one book in a series being narrated by one person, and its subsequent novels being narrated by another. The performances themselves were stellar, it was simply jarring. In short, I would like to thank Mr. Darren for writing this work, as well as the others, and would suggest that anyone contemplating the book to stop dithering and get on with it already.

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Absolutely amazing!

This entire series is a masterpiece. wonderful characters, fantastic story, high suspense without being to dark, narration is excellent. The only thing I can think of that I wasn't a fan of, is the open ending, where they mention a character from one of the authors other books and then nothing, it just ends... I had so many questions at that point. Even still, I would highly recommend this series.

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Best “harem” style fantasy book series for adults

The story is a unique take on the portal fantasy, where the protagonist makes a contract to save his soul and is transported to a (low fantasy) world where he has to make “highly favourable contracts” to satisfy his dark patron goddess. The harem occurs as he focuses on “adult-themed” contracts with uniquely talented women. The story could have been just another trite harem fantasy, but Randi Darren hits a home run on his execution. There is no needless narration, details are provided when they are relevant, and dialogue is spot on. The protagonist is not a good guy, but has strong internal consistency and manages to be someone the readers can identify with as he makes the best of a potentially awful situation. Harem women have unique personalities and add depth to the story rather than being just another conquest. Stephanie Savanna does an excellent job with the narration, especially the pacing and adding personality to the characters. She manages to carry both the male and female parts equally well. ; I’ve re-listened to the audible book many times just to hear a well-read story.

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Love this series

This is one of my favorite series. I really like how the author continues to grow the world and leaves open the possibility for many more stories.

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wow

another solid cut off point for another great trilogy. can't wait to see what comes next

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great story

the 3rd installment was great, with more of our favorite characters and more unorthodox deals. I like the story and hope it will continue. with the teases at the end and the info we got in the epilogue , I think faustering faust 4 and 5 will be better than the beginning. thanks

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More likable Alex

While I found Alex a hard pill to swallow in book 1, I appreciate how he has developed since. Though certainly devious and ruthless when needed, Alex has grown to care more for others. It seems redemption can move in more than one direction. Narration has been fantastic throughout the series this far. It definitely makes a positive contribution.

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Fantastic Audible Version!

I loved the story already, and now I love the Audible as well. The narrator did a fantastic job!

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love this series

love this author, love this series, and love Stephanie Savannah. I highly recommend this series.

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I’m hooked

The narration is incredible, the story is very, very good, and the sex is well done, I cannot wait for the next installment.

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  • 07-12-20

What was I thinking

I have no idea what possessed me to listen to this book? Closure I guess. Although there is none. The ending is none existant, the smut is minor, and the plot is just plain boring. I don't want to hear endless war planning and convenient tacticianing when I'm supposed to be listening to an erotic fantasy novel. I ended up skipping through most of the second half as it bored the pants off of me. I don't know, maybe my standards were to high for this story? maybe I was expecting to much. But this story should have been one book at most. Not a trilogy 👎

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  • Andrew
  • 07-07-20

Looking forward to the next book.

I enjoyed the book and will be looking forward to adding the next one to my collection. The narrator voice I found nice and relaxing, she really does pull you into the story.

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  • 08-20-19

hell yes another great edition to the FF storyline

All the great things from the previous 2 and more. Narration A+ as always by Stephanie thoroughly enjoyed listening. The story is great and the ending epilogue a jaw dropper. Well done Randi Darren, another great edition to the FF storyline and the incredible universe you have created. Cant wait for the next book in any of the series.

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  • John
  • 08-06-19

Fostering Faust book 3

Randi Darren is one of the most talented and skilled author's I enjoy his work greatly. Like the great author's like William D Arand. I have to say that I Love This Series and how he join the other series all together. And with the voice acting talents and skills of Stephanie Savannah who narration makes the characters and world come alive . This book is bloody brilliant And it's a must to listen to and read 12/10 stars........

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-05-19

Brilliant

Absolutely loving the universe that Randi and William have created. Cannot wait for more series and crossovers

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  • Daedalus
  • 08-27-19

More please

What an epic story can’t wait for the next instalment. This series is a must listen.