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Valshara has fallen, and the forces of Angraal are advancing. For the first time, human and elf must shed blood as one, in order to stem the tide of evil. But new hope has arisen. From across the Western Abyss, a people long forgotten have returned. However, hope comes at its own price. Gewey must choose between his bond of love, and his duty to the world he is struggling to save.

©2013 Brian D. Anderson (P)2014 Podium Publishing

What listeners say about The Godling Chronicles: The Shadow of Gods, Book 3

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Stupid

I stopped reading after on the way back from rescuing Kaylia from the elves they run into some other elves from across the sea who wants Dewey to be her mate and take him away and everyone automatically agrees instantly

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Gewey and Kaylia's relationship is vital to series

I love how the soul bond between Gewey and Kaylia has been written up to this point, and my biggest fear is that Brian Anderson will decide to break it or kill off Kaylia or Gewey in the subsequent novels. This is one example where anything other than an eventual and conclusive "happily ever after" relationship between the two characters will result in there being virtually no incentive for me to finish the series. Gewey and Kaylia's relationship is the only glue I've found so far in the novels that makes me want to finish them. If that glue is taken away then the series will become practically meaningless. It's very rare for a guy like myself to find a romantic relationship between two characters to be this important to the viability of the series in the long term.

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Some troupes I dislike.

Not every male bends over backwards and let's any women that shows them any attention just do what they want to them. Girl that isn't bonded to MC just touches him and flirts with him and he does nothing about it. Very annoying. Like he a 6 year old boy who hasn't killed anyone.

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book three

the storyline gets more interesting the characters get more powerful and the central character becomes more powerful. I just cannot put down this story.

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Brilliant and interesting

This unique take on the relationship of men, gods and elves is addicting. Derek Perkins is a superb choice to read it, because he has the depth and intensity Brian Anderson's words deserve.

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Can’t recommend

The narrator carries this series. Not worth the credits . Would be a bit of a disappointment even if they were free.

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It's not bad, but I'm done at book 3

However, there are two issues that I have with the book. Firstly, the author doesn't describe the world with enough detail. Whenever there are descriptions, they are glossed over pretty quickly. This frustratingly prevents me from having a clear mental picture of the world and what it should look like.

- *****spoiler alert below***** -

Secondly, I don't like how the elves are this incredibly supernatural race that have unrealistic abilities. How could an entire race of powerful beings be defeated by a normal human race with no supernatural abilities, even with "help." It just doesn't make any sense to me. Armed with these supernatural abilities, they should be able to easily dominate any other creature/race in the whole world with ease. The logic just isn't there. I couldn't bring myself to soldier through and finish book 3, and I most likely will not be reading the subsequent books in the series.

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MC a weenie, entire story is like eating...dirt.

Seriously tho, the Narrator is what kept me listening past the opening 5 mins of book 1...and he's just..alright. Dewey has a double digit IQ. There is ZERO imagination. Honestly this feels like the most bland, only upward moving (even if slowly), story. No surprises or twist. just Richard Rahl as...a Mormon! ha thats it! And all dialog was... like...2 super sensitive clinched buttholes of some hoity-toity British Aristocrats nattering on about propriety during the 1880's. oddly specific I know, but even more oddly...It fits. I hated Goodkinds version of Richard Rahl cause it was insurmountable trials oh no its the end oh wait he has this secret [enter cool trick here] that he just remembered in the last 20 pages. But even that walking ponytail had just enough writing talent to keep me thru five 800+ page books before I grew bored of the physical manifestation of BAMF in the form of Dick Rahl (Jr.). I read review of ppl saying how brilliant this guy is... pffft! look... you know why Martin is so hot? why Brandon Sanderson is on top? for one, they don't spell out the mundane unavoidably common parts of human interaction. 2) they don't use words like "preposterous ", at least not as a way to show the up and down flow in conversation. but most of all, the best writers, of ANY genre, respects the reader enough to let US fill in between the lines. WE get to guess at the subtle meanings and recognize various tools of quality writing, such as a vague comment of foreshadowing. this dood leaves NOTHING 5o the imagination! How many times have YOU heard Dewey's hair color and length described? and lastly I gotta say it... I can't fathom how, in the name of the sweet bleeding jeebus, did this author come to decide that "DEWEY" was the golden ticket for the ideal protagonist? really? I keep expecting an introduction of his identical twin brothers Huey and Louis.... so stupid

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Pretty Good

The only complaint that I have is the author's REPEATED overuse of the word "Perhaps..." as well as the butchering of the phrase "I don't understand...!" After 3 books of hearing these overused lines, they began to pull me out of being immersed in the story.

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Stunning on every level

Brian D. Anderson is quickly assuming a place in my mind among the great high fantasy authors of modern times. Long has it been since last I journeyed through the coils of a fantasy book who's story and heart compelled me but now the wait is over, for in " The Godling Chronicles," a tale of such captivating lore, woven skillfully together like an elven shawl, by a hand who's keen ability is perhaps unmatched by modern contemporaries, I have at least found my oasis to satisfy the burning desire in me for the taste afforded by true high fantasy.