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Though hailed a hero by his people, the course of life has not run smooth for the battle-weary Tungdil the dwarf. But there is no rest for this warrior yet - as he must now find the strength to face the most formidable enemy the kingdom has ever encountered....

A new evil has risen from the depths of the earth to terrorize the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous creatures - half-orc, half-älfar - are roaming the kingdom, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. These merciless hybrids are on a mission to obtain the most powerful weapon known to the dwarf race - and whoever holds this weapon will control the world.

Then when the fossilized Magus Lot-Ionan is stolen, Tungdil spies total disaster on the horizon. With the very existence of the dwarves under threat, he will have to resort to his trusty double ax and risk everything he knows to save his country from annihilation....

Hold your breath for The Revenge of the Dwarves, the next thrilling installment in this spectacular fantasy epic from international best-selling author Markus Heitz.

©2011 Markus Heitz (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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The dwarves series.

The one and only thing I hate about this series,is the waiting for the next book.

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I would recommend

If your a fantasy fan this series is for you. You won’t be disappointed. I am having trouble being patient waiting for the next book in this series, it is that good.

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An excellent adventure.

This series is so wonderful. Markus Heitz is an amazing wordsmith capable of putting the listener/reader in to the scenes that are taking place. The Narrator Neil Dickson is extremely talented and brings the each character to life expertly. I for one recommend this entire series to anyone who enjoys high fantasy. I definitely cannot wait for the next installment to come to audible.

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Dwarves rock's<br />

Great story line, depth of characters, please do more, thanks for great entertainment, a must book

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Fantastic!

I love this story and cannot wait until the next book comes out! I will be dreading the long wait!

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please buy and rate so they make the others

these books are amazing so good. i have read and listened to both series transcribed into english from german. amazing lore

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top of the list

fantastically written book just loved it! I still am a little bitter about the switch with narrators from the 1st to the to the last two books but still a fantastic book.

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Hard to live up to the first two books

It’s a good story overall but I found this book to be a little less enthralling than the previous two

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Keepem Coming!

Please keep these audio books coming. Wonderful series, great performance and strong characters! A greatly entertaining work overall.

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Like the author had no idea what he was doing

Well first off, it was incredibly boring for like the first 15 hours. Just one sided slaughter after one sided slaughter in a most predictable fashion. To make matters worse, it wasnt even sendible slaughter. Just more "the losing side loses because they just blindly run up to be killed" combined with "the losing side's armor happens to be paper, but the winning side's armor is indestructible" as reinforced later by the indestructible war machines being felled by slight adjustement in tactics except for one that just blindly ignored the dwarf with the magic axe that could actually hurt it.

This formula by the way is used for every. single. fight. The biggest single wlf vs dwarf fight is one sided because DESPITE 3 FREAKING BOOKS IN A ROW WHERE THE MELEE ONLY DWARVES ARE DEVESTATED BY RANGED ATTACKS AND A RUNNING GAG ABOUT NEVER THROWING A WEAPON WITHOUT A BACKUP! Not a single dwarf carries a throwing axe for throwing. If every dwarf had a throwing axe the slaughter would hsve turned into an entertaining fight. If each had two throwing axes, it would have been an even match.

This really stems from the author just having no idea how combat works. It would have been more entertaining, realistic and interesting if he had used hit points and armor class. Since he clearly draws most of his inspiration from D&D. And this is important since combat is the main source if both conflict resolution and carrying the story. And all the combat was boring, flat poorly written affairs.

But thats not the only problem with the book. Its like a dark and gritty reboot, like pitch black sandpaper. I basically found myself hating everyone except the elves and the executioner. Speaking of elves, the book basically undid every success of the last two books which was frustrating.

There is also a tendency to just kill off anyone that could help save the day that wasnt our scholarly dwarf. That was annoying, but probably only because the author is so freaking bad at writing combat scenes.

Hey author if you read this, combat should be decompressed and follow its own narrative arc. Start with the pendelum of power until you have that down. And remember, good defense is not an enemy to good combat scenes, its a friend. Its what allows every foe to live long enough to pose at least a moment's threat and friend long enough to pose a moment's hope. And good tactics and strategy are what gives combat intellectual weight.

Also heavy cavalry arent supported by heavy infantry, they are supported by light infantry. It is literally the core strategy of medieval strategy, so try doing some basic research please before writing these books filled with mass combat.

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