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Publisher's Summary

A sprawling epic of redemption, heroism, and friendship in the face of insurmountable evil and an inexorable fate. 

"A beautifully written and engrossing masterwork!" (Mitchell Hogan) 

Fantasy Faction semifinalist for the SPFBO 2018 

Child of an unreliable prophecy. Victim of a terrible deception. A soldier once. Then a killer of his own kind. A butcher. 

The Nameless Dwarf lies entombed beneath the earth, locked in an eternal sleep until the hour of Medryn-Tha's greatest need. 

With one shot at redemption, he must discover who he really is if he is to prevent the destruction of all the worlds and lead the dwarves to safety. 

But the deceptions that once cursed him have not been lain to rest. Every victory, every loss presents new dangers, new decisions. 

And history will remember him as the most cursed among the fallen.... 

Or the greatest hero of legend.

©2019 D.P. Prior (P)2020 D.P. Prior

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World building and fight scenes

I have a new job as a full-time stay at home dad. Nameless has been a nice escape at the end of the night. Prior’s world-building is awesome. I like to close my eyes in a dark. I listen to it with noise cancellation headphones. I feel like I’m walking behind nameless. I feel like I’ve drunk an iron belly. The fighting scenes are best I’ve read in any genre.This is speaking as a fighter.The way he describes the movement is exceptional. He took the sweet science of boxing. The beautiful art of Jiujitsu and placed it into his dwarf world. This was an unexpected gift. I hope his readers appreciate it.

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What's Really in a Name?

Nameless is a powerful trilogy for so many reasons. A\It builds upon various facets: a fearful community trying to protect themselves from the outside world, poverty, hope, deception and misuse of history. The strongest though is simply in the title. Your name defines you and what you will do. When this is stripped from you, what are you? Stumble into the first three books of this tale of hope and woe and feel each swing of the dreaded ax and the path towards freedom and loss. Mike Carnes's narration of this tale is utterly fantastic in how it captures each character's plight in this epic. It's heartbreaking going through this journey that pivots at points and leaves you breathless. You see the veil lifted and shut back down while you want to know what the next moment will bring. Jump in, strap on your helm and get ready for new path of fantasy. I was provided this work from Audiobooks Unleashed for an honest review.

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Exciting, engaging and fast-paced

This is a great series with awesome narration. The characters really come to life and it's hard to stop listening when the commute is done. Great work!

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A Great Set

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, and found it very entertaining. If you like Dwarves this is a good book for you to listen too, the hero is very likeable dwarf whose life starts to spin out his control. Nameless, a good natured dwarf, finds himself in the middle of plots and schemes and cannot free himself of the guilt. Those who claim they're helping him are using him and many people want him dead. Under the power of the Black Axe, Nameless makes terrible choices again and again, until he's loses far too much. A suspenseful tale, that leaves you guessing until the end. Well written characters in combination with a fast paced plot that made my commute seem much shorter.

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Meh...

Disappointed in what could have been a great story. Maybe this “epic” fantasy appeals more to a masculine audience… Granted, the suspense did keep me listening to this story—hoping there would be a resolution to all the evil that was happening. Unfortunately, I don’t see where this really ever happens… The instance of the horrific torture in the last book served no purpose in the plot line other than to sicken the listener. I’m still struggling to pick out the real hero in these three stories…personally, my vote goes to the albino. The nameless dwarf, himself, does nothing to gain my sympathy. His laissez-faire attitude totally turned me off. The narrator was great, and I enjoyed his brogue. Also, this series is touted as a trilogy, but the ending doesn’t make it seem that way… I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Solid epic fantasy.

In The Dark Trilogy: Annals of the Nameless Dwarf, a solid epic fantasy, D.P. Prior has crafted a wonderfully intrigue world loaded with imaginative lore focused on Dwarven culture. The characters are well fleshed out, each feeling distinct, real, each with their own strengths and flaws. A complex story that is both personal and epic at the same time and will keep you engaged from start to finish, and Mike Carnes does a fantastic job of bringing it all to life with his narration. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Fantasy Series about Dwarves

I enjoyed this book a great deal, more than I had expected to. I didn't really think I would be super interested in a book that focused on mainly dwarves but it kept me entertained throughout and wanting more. The Dwarven race has shut themselves off from the outside world for centuries possibly thousands of years and keep to themselves in their mountain ravine after they were betrayed and deceived by a great evil. The book follows Carn who is allegedly the descendant of the great Dwarf Lords of yore on his mother's side. Unfortunately his mother died having him in childbirth. Carn and his brother were the subject of a prophecy given to their father by a member of the Fane and the prophecy said they would bring their people back to the type of power and lives they had during the time of the Dwarf Lords. The book really gets into the back story and sets a mood and picture of what life is currently like for the dwarves and their might not be a lot of action at the beginning but it is still very interesting and entertaining and the relationships between the characters are done very well. The action definitely picks up and there is a lot to go around as well as mystery, intrigue and death. The story definitely took a turn I wasn't expecting and some pretty messed up stuff happens but it makes me very interested in future installments and to see where this is all going. The narration by Mike Carnes is very well done, I like his regular narration voice and he has some great accents and voices for the different characters. I do recommend that you read this book, and the fact that you get 3 for 1 credit can't be beat, I am interested in listening to future installments in the series. "Please note I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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terrible is saying something this is worse

I hated this book, could not understand who was who, & what they were saying waste of money

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  • Neil Astley
  • 08-12-20

Epic

This book is a great ride from start to finish. Very good voice acting and gripping stuff. The story has many twists and turns along the way.

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  • Mr. R. Esdaile
  • 06-23-20

Excellent world building and graphic battle scenes

Really enjoyed this series. The battle scenes are brilliant and The characters really come alive

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  • Matt M Shanahan
  • 05-04-20

didn't finish

struggled to finish tbh moved on started strong then slowed to much to care about