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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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Good bang for the buck!

Pretty good story a bit simple but pleasant. Well written characters and you feel a bit drawn into the story which is always a plus.

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the story had me at the beginning

just loved it need to make it in to a movie make it so. :)

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  • 04-08-20

book is OK, but narration not so much

The book is run of the mill material, but the narrator really pulls it down from there. To be fair, his rendering of the book is easily understood and well paced, but his attempts to add character to the voices fails quite badly. There is very little range in in his character voices, which in itself would be almost acceptable if it didn't get much worse, Somehow he makes most of the characters sound a little dull witted; and his depiction of fear or anger falls between extremely annoying whining (like a petulant child with the timbre of chalk on a blackboard) to raspy voices sounding like somebody doing a caricature of the godfather. Over-all, there is much better available.

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Epically Good!

Absolutely loved the storyline, pulled me in from the beginning. But, I have tried several times to get past the narrator's voice. I fully expected the main character that he was reading for to be OLD, one of those voices that grates, sorry.

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Amazing epic fantasy with epic narration

Legend of the Gods is best sort of epic fantasy, including just right amount of everything you can hope for. Great characters with interesting background stories, skills and subplots. Story is building slow and have nice twists - not huge ones as author is slowly preparing you for what will come, but it is definitely not predictable. It was great ride with great ending. As for narration - its really hard to get used to voice of narrator and honestly - we (I have been listening with my wife) really dislike the voice at start. But during first book - we both not only get used to Mr. Stifel voice(s) but enjoyed the narration and his scale of voices. And now when trilogy is finished, I don't know how I'm supposed to live without his amazing "Aye" :) Small issue with narration was that narrator choose too childish voice for main heroine and too deep and adult voice for main hero - its kind of weird when they are flirting... seems like 12 year old girl with 40 year old dude (in fact they are much closer in age but). And, for both me and my wife, this was not only first audio book we ever listened to but also first audio book in English (we are not English native speakers). I'm happy we picked this one :)

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The Legend of the Gods Trilogy

This was a great fantasy story and revisit to the world with many new characters and some returning favorites. I don't want to give away any of the plot as there are some mysteries and surprises that I wouldn't want to ruin. If you liked the first series focusing on Eric, Anala and the Gods you will definitely like this series as well which takes place 100 years after the ending of the original series. The story is very good and the characters for the most part are really good although some of their actions may really bother you but there are enough really cool moments that you will get over that. The narration by David Stifel is pretty good for the most part my only gripe is with his voices for some of the female characters and the younger characters sound way too young and whiny, they are teenagers but they sound like 7 year olds. Another weird thing not just with the narration but with the writing and dialogue is that Devon seems way older than I think he actually is, he calls everybody 'Sonny' even though I think he is actually in his twenties or early 30's. Three books for the price of one is a great deal and the story is definitely worth it. "Please note I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Great cast of characters

This was a surprisingly good series. Author put together a fantastic cast with compelling stories. Very well narrated! “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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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.