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Curse of the Gods, Book 5
Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
Series: Curse of the Gods, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Sometimes history lies, and the tales of Minatsol and Topia are no different. Since the birth of Topia, Staviti has woven a web of deceit around the truth of creation, striving only to maintain his power while destroying anything that gets in his way. Now, Willa and the Abcurses are determined to strip back the layers, to uncover the truth, and to understand the true nature of the two worlds before it's too late.

The only problem?

Any wrong step in their quest to restore balance might have terrible repercussions. Every single being - living or dead - might have to pay the price.

©2018 Jane Washington (P)2019 Jane Washington
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ugly tears of joy

Dear Gods help me, this book gave me chills, tears, and laughter. No spoilers! But both Jane and Jaymin give you all the answers you have been wanting and then some. I will say the ending brought me to tears from pure joy. There are turns in the book that caught me off guard but they make sense of everything that has been happening up until then. The storyline flows nicely and action sequences were superbly written.

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  • LP
  • 03-22-19

Sacred Willa Does It Again!

I love these books! I want the story to go on! Willa is funny, charming and endearing! The family aspect here is so sweet. Please write more about this family, their new world and what new joys and tribulations twinning will bring them! Haha!

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Decent Ending

These books have been epic up until this last one. It was a bit of an anticlimactic ending. And there were some seriously anticipated sex scenes that fell totally flat, and don’t get me wrong, Jane Washington is hands down my girl and one of my favorite authors, but I could tell she wrote them. It’s notoriously known she does not like to write sex scenes and it shows. I really feel she leaves routinely with blue balls.

The ending and the big fight? It was barely there.

Everything else was the same. Same enjoyable characters and humor.

Another reviewer did say they hated how suddenly Willa lost all her clumsiness - and I did miss that too - but the authors did suggest that her powers finally balanced out which makes sense for the change in character.

Anyway - it’s wrapped up and done, but I couldn’t give it 5 stars. I think it was rushed and that’s a bummer. Otherwise, at least we got a happy ending!

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Like the series but not this one

I like this series of books but did not care for this one. The others made me laugh - not this one. The others had amusing things happen in the midst of all the chaos - not this one. The story line didn’t have as much substance to it. This one was all about preparing to fight Staviti. I found my attention drifting but didn’t care to rewind and see what I missed.
Regarding the performance, I rated it 2 stars because of the way the narrator makes the Abcurses sound. She tries to lower her voice too much and they end up sounding gruff. They don’t sound like good looking, sexy, all male hunks of gods. It would be better if she left her voice normal so the reader could imagine their voices for herself.

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bad ending

Ending felt very rushed and the characters became overly awkward. There was a huge build to this fight scene and it fell short.

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Great ending!

This book as been sitting on my kindle since the day it came out.. I always have a hard time finishing the last book on a series that I love. It’s so bittersweet. I want to know what happens but I never want it to end. This book was amazing. If you’ve read the last 4 books then you don’t need me to tell you that this book was freaking hilarious and sweet and just an all around good time.

Sad that it’s over but I am glad that I finally got around to reading it!

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I like sex but...

I enjoy a heady sex scene, but it kept interupting the flow of the life of death throughout the book. the story was interesting but it was sprinkled with sex scenes at odd places.

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Great characters... terrible love scenes!

This series had so much potential but it just didn't quite do it for me. I loved the main characters, they were well developed and very funny. I found myself laughing frequently. However, the sex scenes just weren't there. If you are going to make a series with so much sex, you need to be good at writing it. If you are looking for more fantasy books with great stories but better sex, try Sarah J Maas, Karen Marie Moning, or Laura Thalassa.

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Very sad to reach the ending

I have very much enjoyed this whole series/ That being said, this was my least favorite of all the novels I just felt the cusp of the story was resolved very fast without giving us a glimpse into our villain. I would have liked to have seen him earlier and be terrified from them on out and then see the ending we got. IT just felt rushed. This whole world was great and vivid.

The narration was wonderful! It would be half the experience if you only read this series. You get so much more with this narration~ She is stellar!

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Good completion

Felt like the narration on this was a bit dry and emotionless. Made it difficult to really get into the book.
Glad it finally made it to Audible. Was a good end to the series and wrapped it all up. Seemed a bit rushed and really lacking something that the other books had though.

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  • Karolina
  • 05-08-20

brilliant

still one of my favorite series, and i wasn't sure at the beginning i would like just female narrator reading male characters but Vanessa Moyen done amazing job, Really great!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-30-19

Utterly Fabulous Story

I'm So Sad This Series Has Ended But I Enjoyed Every Minute Of This Story. And What A Story It Has Been. Such Twist And Turn Abouts. Good Verse Evil. ,And Good Winning. Willa Knight Getting Her Close Knitted Family She Always Wanted. Everyone Equals Gods,Souls,And Dirt Dwellers A Like. I Could Reread This Multiple Times And Never Get Bored Of This Series Of Books. Well Worth The Money. A Explosive Ending Of The Series Of Books. I Can't Wait To See What Other Books This Author Has?

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  • Imee_Benz
  • 05-18-19

*** I'm so gonna missed thus series***

A beautiful and hilarious ending of the incomparable Willa Knight and her Abscurses. This the one of the best and funniest RH I have ever listened/read probably the funniest ever. Thanks Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington you guys should teamed up more often you compliment each other and you write master pieces. Just absolutely unputdownable. Vanessa Moyen you are my favourite female narrator, you bring joy and you bring emotions and feelings every time you read a book thank you xoxo

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