• Trick of the Night

  • The Bad Guys, Book 8
  • By: Eric Ugland
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (723 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Forced behind enemy lines. Ready to do battle with slavers, spiders, and ghosts.

Say hello to the new and improved Clyde Hatchett...who's only a level-four nothing.

He's on a (seemingly never-ending) quest to get back to his life in Glaton. And now, all that stands in his way are the Empire-hating Carchedonians, a death cult, and a traitorous party member. Oh, and a mythical city that very probably doesn't exist.

Prepare to be blown out of the water on this cutthroat journey through the darkest corners of Vuldranni. Clyde has reached the end of his known world. And that's where the adventure begins.

©2022 Eric Ugland (P)2022 Tantor

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This was so bad I can't belive Ugland wrote it!

This book is a waste of time. The book is this, MC refuses to kill evil person because he is woke AF and "killing bad." Then that same person continues to try enslave him and kill all his friends. The MC, escape and continues to not kill this person. That SAME person continues to hunt him and his friends while killing people and enslaving people. This happens 3 times in a row because the MC won't kill the bad man because somehow that would make the MC bad. Then the book ends. This is a case of the MC acts dumb just to create a story but OMG it is SOO cool because look how awesome it is that the MC tried to take the moral high road... with a literal MURDERER and SLAVER... Yeaah... That doesn't make the MC a good person, just stupid.

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Filler?

I won’t be preordering the next book. 7 hours of content with very little happening. I like something a bit more substantial for my money.

Otherwise it’s still a good story with interesting characters.

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Still LOVING the journey

This is a part of a great series of books that have kept me entertained throughout the lockdown. I honestly am truly thankful I discovered it. And highly recommend it as a fun, exciting and engaging series.

I read someone else’s negative review suggesting the series contains too much filler and needs to get to the finale.

I disagree. I think that review missed the point.

Sure, I’ve been frustrated with other authors series containing 10+ books which leading to a Grand Finale. The frustration in those series is because the author re-uses story telling tools to the point you want to scream at the characters for being stupid and falling for the same trick again and again.

But that isn’t what happens in the Good Guys or Bad Guys series. I think it’s because there isn’t an obvious goal. Like winning a war or rescuing a princess. It’s a series about Montana and Clyde’s journey. And as the journey is in a fantastical world, the variety of adventures is endless and journeying from one adventure to another with well defined and likable characters is a blast.

Yes, one part of me is impatient for what I believe will be the meeting of the main characters, discovering who their love interests will be, and then hopefully reading as they vanquish their evil foe (s). But in the meantime I’m thoroughly loving the journey.

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A whole lot of nothing

Well, that was disappointing. This really should have been a novella. A bridge tale on the way to the City of Darkness. Really nothing NOTHING happened. The characters were shallow, the banter wasn’t funny, and Clyde made next to zero progress toward anything. The mini adventure that made up the plot of this book wasn’t even very engaging. Ugland did this before in the Good Guys series - I shouldn’t feel duped because, well, fool me twice… but I still do. You could skip this book in the series and miss NOTHING.

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Not A Lot Happened

A little disappointed that the story didn't really move as much as I was expecting. However, I now I have high hopes for the next installment.

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soo short

I'm a fan of this series, but this book should have gotten past the point it stopped at. Not worth my credit

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nothing important happens

I was disappointed with this book I feel like nothing really happened. This author keeps the books short to maximize profit but I think this book needed to be longer so that something actually happened.

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Great series

I love Eric Ugland’s work, I realize that many of these books are more side questy than substantive but that’s what gives them their charm. Keep them coming please.

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Fun book

It's another installment of a fun series.

It's about action and adventure with some jokes

Looking forward to the next one

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The story has ended but we just keep going.

The resolution from previous books was rather unsatisfying after all the build up and now he's it's just churning out more
filler books with seemingly no real plot or
real forward movement on anything. Disappointing and a real slog. I kept falling asleep and then going back to where I dozed off... but found it didn't matter. There is no there there.

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  • HUGH SHARKEY
  • 05-30-22

Entertaining

I always think these books are too short and they could stick two together to make one reasonably sized book. The cynical side of me says the author is milking the fans a bit but I have bought all the series so far so I can't complain it's not compelling at least.

The last two books were pretty similar, sort of but it is not padded out with any extraneous material and it files by too quickly and there is certainly no danger you will get stuck or bored, there is simply no time for that.