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It all comes down to this: kill or be corpsed. 

Clyde Hatchett has known he's had a corpse-king inside him, slowly trying to take over his body and raise an army of undead for a while now. And while that may seem like a rather, um, urgent matter to attend to, it's only now, after being forced out of Glaton by his best friends and then having to rescue someone's sister from a bad marriage, that he's actually in a place to deal with it. 

And he better deal with it quickly, since his entire left hand is starting to look like it belongs to the Crypt-Keeper. 

But Gloomguard, where the mage Clyde needs lives, operates on a completely different plane than anywhere else in Vuldranni. Everyone is out for themselves, and there's no such thing as doing a favor. So in order to even talk to the mage, Clyde must embark on a series of preposterous quests he doesn't have time for and isn't guaranteed to survive.

©2020 Eric Ugland (P)2021 Tantor

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SO EXCITED!!!

I literally stayed up till 2 am this morning so I could start listening to it.

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a great series to get into

finished this book in a day as per usual. this series and the good guys series is phenomenal 👏🙌, no complaints I can see so far in the stories that have been constructed. now when does book 7 come out? I need a new good guys series book as well.

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Let The Good Times Roll

I love this and it's sister series, and this book didn't let me down. Fantastic story & narration.

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One step forward at the cost of two companions

Eric Ugland crafts another entertaining episode in the saga. Lots of interplay between Clyde and his companions and death-defying and death-dealing monsters. Sadly, Clyde loses more of his important companion allies and friends during his quest to rid himself of the dreaded corpse-king. There was more intriguing layers unpeeled from the onion of gods having their way with him but just enough to act more of a tease that a major reveal. The ending, while awesome, was also left too vague as to whether he actually did succeed in accomplishing the excising quest.

Still, a fine addition to the saga.

Neil Hellegers' performance makes for an additional bost to the books story, as always.

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Amazing as always!!

Each and every Bad Guys book is better than the last. Neil Hellegers brings such magic to the world.. Making the series really come to life.

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Amazing as always

If you're already this far in the series then you should know how good it is. It's just as good and funny as all the others. It has humor, action, sadness, drama, and humor humor. The only downside is it ends, and the cliffhanger ending...... Neil as always does an amazing job bringing Clyde and the world to life. Can't wait for the next one. Also if you haven't already checked it out hi good guy series is just as good!

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Enter the danger zone

Loving this series. Clyde toils again with what/who he is and the bonds of his party. This book surprised me I wasn’t prepared but I’m excited for the next installment!

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Just another amazing book from Eric Ugland

Just another amazing book written by Eric Ugland and an amazing performance by Neil Hellegers. Awesome job all around.

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Fantastic addition to the series

Another great book to add to this already great series! I enjoyed every minute of it!

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Great story, can't wait to listen to the rest

Great story, can't wait to listen to the rest. probably my favorite author right now

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  • Martin Christensen
  • 05-12-21

Not a complete book

I realize making money is nice and all, but this was half a book. It's a theme in Ugland's books that they can end a bit abruptly, but this is the first time i was like "is that it?".

So you remember the end of the last book, right? You know, he got to that new town/fort that has a hole in the ground that he needs to descend? Well in summary, this book is:

"Man-guy continues walking into town, then does the required quest to be allowed into said hole and finally, when in hole, does a little minor exploration. The End". Seriously. Nothing really happens beyond that.

There are of course a few happenings towards the end that i wont spoil, but beyond getting from the front door of the town and into the hole, no real progress is made. Actual exploration / finishing the business in the hole (he has to talk to somebody) is apparently for another book. I just hope that one actually resolves something.

My experience is that I have been reading a web-series and the author just gave up in the middle... or got run over by a bus :-|

I will of course be reading/listening to the next one, but i would appreciate a bit "more".

Despite the overall quality of this series (and its sibling) I can't recommend reading this book until the next one is out as well.