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Publisher's Summary

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end.

The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

©2017 Duncan M. Hamilton; 2018 Podium Publishing

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A Most Unsatisfying Ending

From the beginning, the bard unwound the epic starting at a coming-of-age period and methodically moving forward in time with Wulfric gaining more fame and glory with every encounter, helped by a special magical battle gift bestowed on him by an old god. The telling held the promise of an epic conclusion at the end.

Regrettably, after the last horrific battle in which his primary protagonist had escaped his wrath, the next we discover that 20-30 years had passed and the ending was not epic but rather pedestrian and ungratifying.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Don't buy it! Just don't!!

Once again another spectacular series ends with the author seemingly tired of his own story and rushing to the end making it lose all the texture and quality that made the first two books worth listening too.

May Duncan M Hamilton regret his lazy and disappointing ending.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed

Content was good, story and characters compelling but it felt like 2-3 books of saga was skipped. The story world's passing of time was fairly consistent in books 1, 2, and the first 3/4 of book 3, then ended abruptly. Not disappointed because it was bad, but because it was pretty good and I wanted more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTE WITH THE WAY THIS BOOK ENDED

Would you try another book from Duncan M. Hamilton and/or Simon Vance?

NO

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

NARRATION WAS VERY GOOD

Did The Blood Debt inspire you to do anything?

NO

Any additional comments?

AGAIN, THE ENDING WAS POOR. I WISH I DID NOT LISTEN TO THIS SERIES.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • matt
  • MEMPHIS, TN, United States
  • 01-20-18

it's more like an outline than a book

the whole series was just a little underwhelming. I wanted to like it, the first book hooked me but after that nothing ever seem to live up to its promise. There was a great deal of action but nowhere near the necessary World building or detail that would have made this a proper Tale. I love Simon Vance he's always exceptional as a narrator but I just couldn't put my stamp of approval on this series. It's not bad and it definitely got me through a couple of long nights of work but I wouldn't necessarily recommend anyone to spend their credits on it. Too many things needed fleshing out, too many things needed more detail, too many characters were two dimensional or lacking and relatable motivation. so much occurred that was never explained or gone into to the point where it added to the story. Like my headline says it felt like most of the details were bullets in an outline rather than details containing necessary substance for the world in which it was set

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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ok ending sucks.

Ok the ending sucked felt like it was rushed... I like all the other book. this one just fell short..

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Somewhat anticlimactic

The series as a whole is interesting and different but the story could have been done in two books or less. The ending springs up at you and you almost can't believe that's it.

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Ending ruined series

Loved 95% of the series, then the last 20 min make everything meaningless. I wish I never read the books.

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good book ,bad ending

the first two were outstanding, but I guess book three you couldn't find an ending,because the one you did really s*cos, I wish you did better, if you didn't have a ending make a book four,

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A Disappointing End

Started great, ended in a rush, really needed a lot more at the end. Feels as though Mr. Hamilton was pressured to finish the book quickly. Unfortunate.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary
  • 03-12-18

So good i didnt want it to end

What made the experience of listening to The Blood Debt the most enjoyable?
As the last part of a trilogy this book brought the story to an epic conclusion. Something that I must say I was very disappointed with, as I would have loved it to have gone on longer.

The story was enthralling and with Simon Vance as the narrator you have a certain winner. Incidentally as some who has chosen books just because Simon Vance was reading them, he is undoubtedly a Master of narrating.

In Summary, well worth a read, better if you read the previous two books first.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Angel
  • 09-29-18

An amazing end to the exciting trilogy

Fantastic story that I never wanted to end I got so involved with the characters mainly Wolffrick could have the wrong spelling there but hey no matter this book is a masterpiece that wraps up the final book in a wonderful heart wrenching trilogy wish it had never ended I just wanted it to last forever

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  • DJW
  • 09-10-18

Great series rushed ending

I enjoyed all 3 books and the narration was first class just a little disappointed with what felt like a quick and rushed finishing off to the story.

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 08-24-18

more needed

as excellent as this series has been, the one critique would be the end, the jump from castle invasion to old men leaves a feeling of missing out. personal mission personal oath and lust for kingship our 3 characters tread dangerous paths until one final coming together. needed at least book with skald at hearth filling in the journey to old age.

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  • Mimo
  • 07-15-18

Fantastic!!!

A wonderful trilogy which had twists and unexpected events throughout! I really recommend this author!!!

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  • Mym
  • 05-28-18

long listen

good story similar to bravehearrt right amount of magic and unusual things a bit of mystery

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  • Mr S J Baker
  • 05-05-18

Fantastic trilogy

Couldn’t stop listening to all 3 of these books. A real epic tale and the twist of it being told as a story by one of the characters in it worked really well.

I’m going to have a look at what else Duncan has written as if they are anything like this I will be sure to buy them.

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  • Unforgettable
  • 05-01-18

Another winner

I loved this book. Brilliantly produced and performed as well as written. I just couldn’t work out how it would end the trilogy and it’s clever and haunting. I would say a must !

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-26-18

Excellent!

Loved this story; had me listening almost non stop! Perfect narration. Will look for more from both author and narrator. All three books kept me on the edge of my seat! How do they do it? I don’t know but I’m glad that they do! Thanks to all involved for all your hard work.

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  • maz
  • 04-20-18

great story that kept me enthralled from beginning

great story that kept me enthralled from the beginning to the end. the fact that this last book is told by a story teller makes it all the more interesting.

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  • taleulah
  • 06-19-18

Disappointed

Was all over the place. too many characters to follow, hard to keep up. Not happy with the ending after trudging through the 3 books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-18-18

One of the greats

If this isn’t the best story I’ve heard or read than it’s close I laughed I cried I wanted to grab a sword and battle well done thank you but I want more

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  • Marilyn
  • 05-02-18

great books

enjoy the story sorry it ended.
i was walk for hrs listing to the books

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  • Kylie O'Toole
  • 04-10-18

This was a great listen, loved the story. Enjoyed

This was a great listen. loved the story and characters. Easily got attached to the characters and their struggles. liked getting the different point of views.

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 03-04-18

Rip my heart out

Seriously. My heart was ripped out. How could that happen. I loved this serious. The way it was read from the master storyteller was fantastic. I bawled my eyes out after that one scene.

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  • Tahn
  • 02-08-18

Excellent story telling

i loved every minute of it
i hope he expands on this world
just great

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  • Alex
  • 01-23-18

What an ending

It's been a while since I've gotten that attached to a character and even longer since I've cried in a book. Well done.

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  • Johnathan
  • 06-09-18

Awesome

I enjoyed every book! But the ending left me flat .... I wanted Rudolf to die harder longer and more painfully !! I wanted Wolfrick to live !! why did you have to kill him .........

0 of 1 people found this review helpful