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Siege Tactics

Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
Series: Spells, Swords, & Stealth, Book 4
Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Putting the Grand Quest behind them, the party rides onward in search of answers. Between one member's unexpected new condition and the mysteries of the Bridge, their only hope appears to be gaining entrance to Lumal, said to hold the greatest collection of knowledge in all the kingdoms.   

But when a curious path appears in a seemingly uninhabited forest, the party finds themselves in a place set apart from the kingdoms, and the world at large: a hidden hamlet, filled by unusual people, all of whom have long histories of their own.   

Soon sealed inside the town by unseen forces, the former NPCs will have to uncover what brought them there - and who is keeping them trapped - while there's still time to fight back. Because something more is brewing, something involving the very gods themselves. With unknown enemies to the front and supposed allies at their rear, the party will need more than their usual tricks if they hope to see the outside world once more.

©2018 Andrew Hayes (P)2019 Tantor

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So many answers! So many new questions! So good!

If you are considering book 4 of the Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, I'm going to assume that you already have read books 1-3 and say that you are in for a treat with book 4. Whereas other series may give you questions that are never answered until the very last book, Drew answers many of the questions that have been asked in the previous 3 books while keeping enough behind the screen and introducing logical next steps to eagerly await the next book.
Of course, the highlight of this book is the highlight of Drew Hayes as an author, his incredible character development. These are real characters fleshed out in incredible ways. While it may seem strange to have strong emotional ties with a half-orc or a goblin, by book 4 I was fully invested in these characters and have a deep friendship with them. Their joys and trials are gripping. I couldn't stop listening.
If you like fantasy, this is for you. If you've ever played a tabletop role playing game, this is for you. If you just want a great story read by a talented narrator who keeps the same voices over an entire series, this is for you. Basically, this story is for you. Get it.

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Great expansion of the SS&S world

This book was just released, and I'm already itching for the next installment. It really grows the overall world of the series, and expands how it interacts with "our" world.

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An amazing read once again

I have read everything Drew has written and published and loved every single book. This is just the same, an amazing story with real feeling characters in a dynamic world. It's absolutely fantastic

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Drew Hayes delivers agian!!

Great character development, plot grows and gets better and more complex, Highly recommended!! and buy the Audio books for this series, It plays like a movie!

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Siege Tactics

Fantastic, enthralling read. Deep characters that the reader truly appreciate and care about. One of the best if not the best in the series.

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Very enjoyable

Drew continues developing his five main characters and allowing them to grow in expected and unexpected ways!

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loved it

they did the stupid thing where they pronounce a word differently than in the previous books. other than that I loved it

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loved it

Narrator did an amazing job and another awesome book by Drew Hayes. He was also great on the JVJ podcast.

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Well Done!

This series had me hooked from the first chapter and this fourth book brings the same level of excitement. You are drawn in like a player weighing risk and reward but reminded that you never really know the stakes of any "game". A wonderful read and a wonderful audio adventure.

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another home run by drew hayes!

Great characters & development. Strong working & plotlines. Humor & tragedy. Great job, Drew! Thank you!

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  • Mike
  • 01-31-19

A bit of a filler

Enjoyable but definitely seemed that it was more of a filler book than the others. The Timiscore sub plot is very good though!

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  • Vivienne
  • 05-01-19

Great story, loveable characters. <br />

Loved this book. The story is engaging and I love seeing the evolution of the characters. Can't wait for the next.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-11-19

Feels like a bloated middle book for a sequel

The book feels like an in-between book for a main event which is likely to follow into the next book.
However, new characters are interesting which I wish were discussed more.
The performance is as always with NPC series amazing!

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  • Nighteyes
  • 03-06-19

pretty good

not much to say here, book 4 you already know you want it, you are at most checking if the quality is good up to snuff....
it is...
Drew Hayes delivers on the story...
Roger Wayne hits every voice just as we remember them...

now stop reading this and get to listening

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  • Kristian Koivisto-Kokko
  • 02-18-19

great book, worse recording

the book is great, the quality of the recording is a bit lower than expected.

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  • Matthew
  • 01-29-19

Superb as always

4th in the series and they don’t let you down, keep it up please, need the next instalment already

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  • WayneGreenleyAu
  • 06-06-19

Love the series

Can’t wait for the next book. Story is great and the narrator has great dialect.

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  • Craig McSpellcheck
  • 05-06-19

I hated it so much because

Im 40+ and listening to an audio book about D & D.
Im loving it. Im getting upset for the charicters who are not real. Im getting urges to find a group to play d&d with.
I wish i was doing meth instead. At least that's bad ass. F*#@ u Drew Hase for writing this series and making me impossibly more geeker than i allready am, and making each book better than the last.

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  • Embrakh
  • 06-12-19

Amazing Book

An amazing book and series. I just pray we get the sequel in a timely manner considering the previous book was released in 2017.

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  • Alter Ego
  • 02-17-19

Nice continuation of the adventure

Nice continuation of the story, though I'd hoped to see more of the real life players who had no significant role this time.

Audio sounds like it was recorded with a tin can, unfortunately, and some pronunciation has changed from the previous books which I found distracting.