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As men squabble amongst themselves, the Buried Goddess makes her move. 

Torsten Unger marches east in the name of the Glass Kingdom to put an end to Drad Mak, eliminating the Drav Cra threat once and for all. But can it be that simple - or is he just another pawn in the Buried Goddess' game? 

After discovering that Nesilia has possessed Sora's body, Whitney Fierstown has a plan to get her back. All he needs to do is find a way to contact his old friend Kazimir, who as an upyr, knows the secrets of existence between worlds. It won't be easy, but when has it ever been? 

Having won the Tal’du Dromesh, Mahraveh is now an afhem, and with her new fleet, she has the power to save her father. Muskigo has been cut off and surrounded by the Glass Army, but the time has come to bring the fight to them and for her to win this war between men.

©2019 Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Must Read!

If you are this far along in the series you know that it is truly one of the best fantasy series ever. Every character is so well written with my favorites continuing to be Torsten and Whitney. Jaime Castle and Rhett Bruno are masters of storytelling in this world of Pantigo and I just can’t get enough. Luke Daniels masterfully narrates the book and he brings the characters to life in a way I don’t think anyone else could. If you have started the Buried Goddess saga do yourself a favor and read this book. That ending though. Mind blow!

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a perfect continuation of the series!

This is a very good series! Luke Daniels performance is phenomenal, as always. I highly recommend this one. you will not be disappointed.

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These guys have me TRIPPING!

What a fantastic continuation of the Burried Goddes. From the struggles in morality of Whitney and Kazimir(sorry about spelling, audible only for me!), to the struggles of the Black Sands and Their structure of power. I'M BLOWN AWAY BY ALL THE TWISTS AND TURNS! Can not wait for the next book!!!!

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The Exhumed Goddess Saga

The buried goddess has risen and the tainted Glass Kingdom wages a desperate war to survive. There are no longer heroes or villains between the nations: only bands of people struggling for power, vengeance, and life. Even the original trilogy’s trio—the thief, mage and warrior---are buried…but not dead. They’ve been transformed into the wanderer, the captive and the magistrate. In War of Men, they struggle to finding their true selves and each other—using all their skill and courage to overcome the absolute chaos raining all around them. The question is can they do anything to stop the earthen goddess as she gathers her army for the final battle? With undead ravengers stalking the land and nations clashing, no one escapes this story unscathed.

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Continually stellar

The story, characters, and performance are absolutely stellar. By this point in a series, the books either get better or suffer. This series just keeps getting better. And Kazimir Chapters!!!!

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Only one left...

There’s one left and I can only hope it’s as good as this one was. The authors have a strong connection and it shows. This series is worth every second.

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IT'S AWESOME!

Intriguing and committed story. It's awesome! A worth while series you wont forget! want to get lost in a new world? read this series!

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Best in the series so far

This series continues to get better as it progresses and the characters keep gaining depth.

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another absolute hit that sets up the final end.

I'm really struggling to believe how much I love this series! I have read quite a few fantasy series and I think this one might be the best. I certainly won't stop reading fantasy but this one seems to not rely on magic. it's characters although most of them are not magical are extremely powerful in their own right and could go up against magical characters and carry their own in that fight. the characters are so interdimensional three-dimensional and well written the action is perfect the dialogue Grand this is just really a good series. sometimes you can see where the plot is headed and occasionally you can guess what a character will do but that doesn't make it a bad book. that makes it that means that they have written the characters so well that you can understand their motivations and their reactions. brilliantly written and narrated by Luke Daniels to my mind the very best to narrator that I have heard and I have done audible for 10 years now and typically consume two books a month so that's about 240 books and Luke Daniels to my mind is the best!

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This is Fantasy at its Epic Best!!

War of Men is the extraordinary 5th evolution of the Buried Goddess Saga, following on from ‘Way of Gods’. War of Men does not disappoint, with a fast-paced book full of action, powerful, emotive characters, and a gripping storyline that not only leaves you wanting more, but takes you on a rollercoaster ride through a full spectrum of emotions. As with each of the other books, the story is told from the point of view of the various characters: ‘The Goddess’ (Nesilia – the Buried Goddess Herself), ‘The Thief’ – Whitney Fierstown, ‘The Knight’ – Torsten Unger, ‘The Rebel’ – Muskigo, ‘The Daughter’ – Mahraveh Ayerahi, ‘The Immortal’ - Kazimir. and finally, ‘The Redeemer’ – Sir Rand Langley. This book sees Nesilia really come into her own as she seems to fully grasp the power that Sora is able to give her. It is fascinating watching a deity walk the land, and having those that believe fall to their knees, whilst those that don’t foolishly try to stand up to her, only to feel her wrath. Nesilia truly has returned, and the world is in a lot of trouble for it. One of the really fun things in this book is that there are all these little clues to her return, various creatures that no one has seen forever and things like this, all rising, or coming together as they know their God has returned, but no one else understands what it means. It is these little extras that show the depth of thought that has gone into this story, the world building surrounding the characters, it is just brilliant. Meanwhile, Whitney continues his desperate mission to find Sora, with the help of Kazimir and what is left of the Troupe, but he will not relent as he knows that she is alive, and that her soul is within her body. Worse still, he knows that it is Nesilia that inhabits her, and he knows he has to do everything in his power to stop her. On the Black Sands, Muskigo battles with Babrak for control in the absence of the Caleef. Muskigo is also fueled by grief and anger, thinking that his sand mouse is dead. Of course, she is not, Mahi is happily crushing Glassman wherever she goes, as well as any of her own people stupid enough to oppose her. The sheer scale of the story, the world building, the culture and history that has gone into those of the Black Sands is just amazing, and makes for a fascinating part of this series. Each of the characters, from Babrak, to Muskigo, to the beautiful but deadly Mahi, and even all the minor characters, are just fascinating. This is one of the truly exceptional parts of this series. One of the truly outstanding characters in this series has been Torsten Unger, who has gone from being the Wearer of White, and leader of the Knights, he has been a prisoner at times and never given up, he has lost his sight, and with it, his position, his ability to fight, and to a large extent, his entire ‘Self’, but he has continued, and even through it all, he has been true to Iam. As a reward, he is gifted with a cloth of sight from a Priest of Iam, someone who you would not expect to bestow such an honour, but none the less, he does, and when the cloth is tied around Torstens eyes, he can see again. For those that have played any DnD there is the Character of a Paladin, a Holy Knight who earns the favour of a God through their acts of virtue, honour, courage, and fighting evil, everything that Torsten is. This series is only getting better with each book as we move towards the conclusion, in which the forces of good will bring down Nesilia (or the body she inhabits, casting her back to the divine realm), or Nesilia will conquer all of Pantego, and do as she sees fit. If you are looking for a brilliant fantasy series that has some real depth, not just in its characters, but in its world building and story-telling, this is the series to get into. One thing I really love about this series is that it has direction, the Authors, Bruno and Castle, both know what is going to happen, they have obviously since book 1, and have had it all planned out. Too often in Epic series we see the series fold in on itself as plot lines cross over or get forgotten entirely. But with the Buried Goddess Saga, this is not the case, plot lines are clean, they close off everything they start, and no characters are forgotten, it makes for outstanding reading. This is one of the best fantasy series out there. Luke Daniels gives an incredible performance in his Narration of the 5th book of the Buried Goddess Saga. Daniels is easily one of the best Male Narrators in the world today, and is capable of creating a wide range of male and female voices each with their own characteristics to individualise them so that each character is unique, regardless of Gender. This also includes the emotional range of the characters (from the stoic and powerful Torsten, to the Godlike Nesilia, and back to the girlish youthful innocence of Talwyn), each character is a true masterclass in Narration. This is one of those books in which you have to listen to it rather than read it as the Narration is just so outstanding.

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An amazing series of books

I absolutely love this series of books. This is book five of six, the story is really starting to gather momentum with the individual character journeys starting to come together. I am sure that what is happening is going to make the the last book truly epic! I highly recommend this series. If you love adventure, magic, battling gods, demons, epic battles, Nobel warriors, wise cracking rebels and truly evil bad guys.... Then look no further! They are the books for you!!!