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The White Lich has conquered Mallon and smashed all resistance to him. Now, he marches on the north. Within weeks, Narashtovik will fall to his armies. Gask will follow.

And after that, there can be no stopping him.

Dante and Blays have a single hope of victory: the Spear of Stars, the long-lost weapon that may be capable of killing the lich. There's just one problem. Though they've learned the spear is real, they've also learned the nine parts of the weapon are guarded by the gods themselves. And they have no intention of handing over their prize.

Alone in a strange realm, with no friends or allies, and a growing list of enemies, Dante and Blays' task looks doomed.

Yet, they're the last line standing between the lich and the destruction of their whole world.

©2019 Edward W. Robertson (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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Yet ANOTHER GREAT addition: sound sucks?

Another great addition by Robertson, performed by Reynolds.

But geez the audio mix is pretty bad!
A studio engineer could do better.
An amateur YouTuber does better.
I drag and drop a $20 plugin from Studio One and it sounds MUCH better.

So what gives? Did Tim Gerard Reynolds practice social distancing and record this in his house off his iPhone?
Did Podium Publishing drop the ball?
Reynolds ALWAYS brings me into a world with his beautiful, gorgeous voice. Well, except for this time...

4 different headphones
3 different computers

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cycle of buckler, not galand

Dante gets the short end of this story, over and over. If you like Dante as a character and want to see him be even mildly competent or contribute meaningfully to his own story, I cannot recommend this book.

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Time to stop...

Author is writing just to write now. While I love the series and the characters, it is time to come up with new ones. This book was boring.

Fighting the gods now? Weak. Move on please.

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Who mastered this audio?

A good story and a great narrator, both suffering a massive disservice from an audio engineer who, I assume, must be holding some secret grudge — EQ and compression quality this bad must have been intentional.

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I put every other book down when this went live

The combination of Edward W. Robertsons writing and Tim Gerard Reynolds angelic pipes made this entire series one of my favorites, and this addition did not disappoint.

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Another Amazing Audiobook!

Tim Gerard Reynolds is a master storyteller, love his voice. Tim brings this book to life, so excited to give this multiple listens.

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Excellent conclusion

Everything you expect and so much more! Has a heart dropping twist in the end.

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Audible: Fix the bitrate/quality!

Story and narrative are great as usual for the series.

The audio quality is CRAP.

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Good but not great

The story was good, and enjoyable, but I don't remember really enjoying it, or being as drawn in as I was in the previous books. It's not bad by any means, it just fell a bit flat. Narration is lovely as always though!

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moral and religious questions

one of the reasons I thought this book was so wonderful as how it poses so many moral ethical ,and religious type questions. it was both entertaining ,and thought-provoking. plus Tim Gerard Reynolds is one of the greatest readers ever.

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  • MR
  • 04-27-20

The sound quality was a bit wonky at first

The sound started off poor, but soon went back to normal. The cycle of Galand books are my favourite series, and this one is up there with the best. I didn't want it to end, and can't wait for the next book.

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  • Peter
  • 11-17-21

great arc

looking forward to the next part. I'm curious to see where things from before come into play later.

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  • sandra crookes
  • 02-07-21

What lies beyond

The relationships between characters are good and it's an enjoyable listen.
A bit more depth with the characters would make it even better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-19-20

another great listen

loved it, couldn't stop listening. the series is great and would thoroughly recommend to anyone

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  • Alison Laura
  • 11-13-20

brilliant

keeps you on your toes, page turner to say the least. can't wait for the next book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-20

possibly weakest out of otherwise fantastic books

while the performance was impeccable as always, there were a lot of out of nowhere plotholes and repeating, predictable plotlines

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-19-20

I need more story

Yet another fantastic book that's left me wanting more. Ed if you read these reviews please give us just 1 more cycle!

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  • Paul Stebles
  • 07-29-20

Superb Book

Exciting and thrilling action. A fantastic insight into the realm of the gods and their motives.

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  • michael
  • 07-04-20

Brilliant

Love this series, brilliant read. emersive world. Characters we can all relate to.
Can't wait for the next book

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  • edward
  • 06-16-20

everything I hoped it would be

as always an amazing story full of life and realistic reactions to unrealistic events. this is my absolute favorite series of books and it keeps me coming back over and over :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-20

brilliantly frustrating.

this book has you wanting to jump ahead of the narrator because the big finish is edging closer and closer and closer but every little hesitation is what builds this excitement this tension to want you to get there. brilliantly written and for those whom haven't read this book yet won't add a spoiler but i found the end very very satisfying.
This book has the brilliance in its ending that wants you having more of Dante blays and co because to mention their names would only spoil it for those yet to read this book but at the same time satisfied where it has ended.
10/10 for me anyways loved it loved the series well done to an epic story.
Wonder if they could turn it into a TV series like game of thrones on a big budget without drifting or cutting out parts of the story.