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The Legend of the Gods: The Complete Trilogy

Narrated by: David Stifel
Series: Legend of the Gods Series, Book 1-3
Length: 28 hrs and 40 mins
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A century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender themselves to the crown or face imprisonment and death.

Alana's mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her brother's magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever known and flee - before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail. Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgment.

As the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now, caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a side - the empire, or the innocent.

©2018 Aaron Hodges (P)2019 Aaron Hodges

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Love when you get all three for one!

I love when an author offers a package like this. It makes it so easy to listen to each story without forgetting the little things that make a story so great. I enjoyed the historical feeling to this book, along with the characters interactions and the grand settings. I liked the pacing of the author and the narrator. Great read for epic fantasy fans. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Another 5 star fantasy series by Aaron Hodges

The Legends of the Gods is the second fantasy trilogy by NYT bestselling author Aaron Hodges, and I have no doubt in saying this author is absolutely one of the best in the genre. I'd give this series 6 stars if I could.

Aaron's writing is exceptional and always keeps me up late at night, totally immersed in his worlds, and this series is no different. I've read all three twice and am in the second listening of the audiobook. If you're looking for gripping epic fantasy with complex, dynamic characters and fantastic world building with lots of adventure, then definitely pick up his work. Best part, this audiobook includes all three books in the series.

The narrator is great, though there's a certain quality to his voice that I can't quite out my finger on that bugged me a little at first. But the storytelling is so great you completely lose yourself in it, and I found I really enjoyed the narrator once I got into it. So, definitely take a chance on it. You won't regret it. It's fast become a favourite out of my audio library.

I've now got all of this author's audiobooks, and I can't wait for his next project. One of my favourite fantasy authors, hands down.

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Awesome!!

Amazing narration, and even better story!! Can't wait to listen to more by Aaron Hodges!!

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great read very good entertainment

I enjoyed the series started slow but it ended very epic still I'm in shock

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An Epic Fantasy Adventure of Good vs Evil

Aaron has created an amazing story in Legend of the Gods. Very interesting twists and turns. The group of main characters are not always together or even on the same side. Main characters don’t often switch sides within a story but it works well here in all its nuances.
I love the opportunity to get a complete series for one credit and that is what we have here. Three full novels in one volume makes for one long book and well worth the credit.
This story is complete in this volume. There is more to the story that is told in the next series. Will be looking for those as well.

David did an excellent job narrating this series. Some of the voices were similar but then so were those characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Interesting Fantasy Trilogy with Surprising Twists

The Legend of the Gods is a fun and interesting trilogy that captures and keeps your attention and does not let go. Mr. Hodges has developed an interesting world with a detailed recent history and bit of a different magic system. The characters are engaging and understandable, and the twists and revelations are not always what you expect. This audiobook is a good stand-alone listen, although it has an open enough end that the sequel series that does not feel like an attempt to unnaturally extend the story. This trilogy is the sequel to the Sword of Light trilogy, but does not require having read/listened to those stories to understand or enjoy.

Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A struggle against tyranny

Magic comes from the gods but the gods have long since let this world. The Tstar rules the three kingdoms with an iron fist, only allowing magickers if they obey the Tsar all others are hunted down by the Tsars Stalkers. In a struggle for their lives Alana and her brother must find a way out of the city to somewhere where they can be safe.

The story is one that has been told before with some tweeks but in general this is a struggle against tyranny in whatever form it may come in. Aaron Hodges does a good job at humanizing the main characters and none of them are perfect or even strive to be perfect. You will not find anything truly new in this trilogy but if you have some time it is an enjoyable tale told by a competent author and narrated by David Stifel (Awaken Online series) who does a good job throughout. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Fantastic Adventure!

David Stifel does a brilliant telling of the story. It was delightful to hear the reading after reading the story first. He made it come alive. The magic and adventure was awesome.
Aaron Hodges has a brilliant talent for writing exciting stories and making you feel like you're the main character. Making you feel the magic of his world he has created.

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An epic journey.

An epic story of bravery and magic. It is well written with excellent characters and plot. I was so enraptured with the story that I lived within it.

The narrator did a good job. There were a couple of times that he didn’t enunciate a couple of names that I missed. It may have been I was distracted from the narrative.

This is well worth the the time to listen to the entire narrative. The books would also be equally exciting.

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An Epic Adventure!

Great story and narration!

An epic saga about a the struggle against a Tyrant who has all but concurred the world. Magic, swords, hammers, and dragons clash in this colossal struggle for freedom.

I really enjoyed it!

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  • Layla
  • 11-14-19

Epic Story

I love this series! The author and narrator go well together, in that the characters are well developed. Their personality are not black and white. The world building is great, it felt real and I could imagine it. And there is plenty of twists and turns and suspense.
This book had me blocking everything that was happening around me and had my heart racing in anticipation.
The book is dark with a some violence and two none-discriptive sex scenes.
The ending was not what I expected, the author really surprised me there. Would highly recommend.

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  • Gillian M
  • 11-03-19

Terrific action-packed, suspense-filled trilogy!

Bonanza! All three books comprising the trilogy Legend of the Gods together (Oathbreaker, Shield of Winter and Dawn of War). Plenty of action, kick-ass women as well as men, oodles of suspense, treachery, wry humour from some of the characters, magic, dragons, a small amount of romance; this epic fantasy has all the elements I enjoy. Aaron Hodges has produced a terrific storyline with a vividly drawn world and characters. I was totally wrapped up in this tale from start to finish, experiencing an emotional rollercoaster ride as a result of the amazing twists and turns that he has incorporated into the plot. The ending is bitter-sweet – but such is the heartbreak of war even when it is won as it always produces casualties and involves great sacrifice. At least there is hope for a better future for the survivors as they look to rebuild their lives.

Building on Aaron Hodges highly descriptive imagery, David Stifel’s excellent narration really brings these books to life and makes for a thoroughly enjoyable listen. I usually prefer Scottish and Irish accents for this genre of book, but David Stifel’s voice is pleasant to listen to and his repertoire of voices for the different characters does enable the listener to distinguish them from each other where dialogue takes place. One big advantage with Audible is that you can alter the speed of narration (ie: faster or slower) to suit your own particular preference. I found that upping the pace to 1.25 worked best for me for this narrator (but others may want anything between that and the original speed) so remember to utilise this feature to discover the optimum for you.