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Dawn of War

Legend of the Gods, Book 3
Narrated by: David Stifel
Series: Legend of the Gods Series, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Wounded and alone, Alana has escaped the clutches of the Tsar. She’s determined to forget his world of conquest and dark magic, but fate has other plans. Alana finds herself face-to-face with her grandmother - the one person she loathes even more than the Tsar himself. With his forces closing in, the two must choose whether to tear each other apart, or work together to defy their common enemy.

Meanwhile, Devon stumbles upon Alana’s brother lost in the forest. Taking the boy under his wing, he learns the Tsar needs both siblings to accomplish his grand ambition: to control all magic. Devon is soon forced to make a stand, but can a mortal warrior truly defy the eternal strength of the Tsar?

Grab this epic novel by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Hodges today, and immerse yourself in the ambitious conclusion to the Legend of the Gods Trilogy.

©2018 Aaron Hodges (P)2019 Aaron Hodges

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  • Athena Lee Brown
  • 12-09-2019

War

David Stifel did a great jog. He brought the characters to life. The story never disappointed me, bringing a lot of action and showed the characters growth of each character. I loved the battle scenes which were brilliant wrtten.

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  • Fairycrystal
  • 10-07-2019

Amazing Series -- One Not To Be Missed

Dawn of War is Book 3 in the Legend of the Gods series. We say farewell to this excellent series with strong well-developed characters and world-building. This was an attention getting, page turning adventure with lots of action, twists/turns, and a heart-breaking ending. It is quite sad as we know there are casualties in war and not all survive. The narrator, David Stifel, brought the story and characters to life so you were able to relate to them and feel their emotions. I highly recommend this series. I know you will not regret picking it up. Received this audio book for free and this is my voluntary and honest review.

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  • Zach
  • 09-07-2019

Great conclusion to an excellent fantasy trilogy

This concludes Aaron Hodges Legend of the Gods trilogy. When it started I enjoyed the relatively small scope the author seemed to have in mind, and yet as the trilogy has proceeded Hodges' vision has unfolded to be quite epic. This last book was quite a ride, picking up pretty quickly and keeping the pace unrelenting until the end. It is a brutally straight-forward narrative, with the antagonist using his powers to the fullest to reach his ends. I never had a moment where I thought "Oh, if only he had done this thing-which-makes-complete-sense he'd have destroyed them..." The plot and characters were well-thought-out and felt sensible and accessible. As for the narration, David Stifel did an excellent job. I didn't really notice any variation or difference between his performance here and his performance in the previous two books - if you enjoyed those, you'll enjoy this. As a conclusion to a trilogy, I thought Hodges wrapped up everything he set out in the previous two books. I would recommend reading them first rather than just jumping in on this story. Some of the story arcs and character development can not truly be appreciated without walking through the story. That said, it's a well-written book and quite enjoyable. [note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review]

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 18-06-2019

Great Read, Graet Series

Dawn of War, my eighth read/listen from author Aaron Hodges picks up where the second book in the series left off. Attention-grabbing, enjoyable page-turning read, the epic conclusion to the Legend of The Gods Trilogy. Narrator David Stifel’s narration adds to the book's enjoyment. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018). (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Wilnise
  • 16-06-2019

An unexpected read/listened

I read this book before book one and two and it was easy to understand and follow. At the beginning I didn’t quite like the narrator but it grew on me. The book was action packed and I love the fact that the heroines were both women. I am a sucker for happy ending and I was somewhat sad for both Alana and Devin. I love loved Meredith even knowing what she will endure she did not waiver in front of her people which require a lot of courage. Amazing book.

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  • John
  • 11-06-2019

The end of an epic fantasy series

Dawn of War is the third and final book of an epic fantasy series. I started with this book, but I have since read the other books in the series, because I became thoroughly involved in the story and left it wanting more. I had to play catch up a bit in the beginning of this book, so I'd recommend starting at the beginning of the series instead, if possible. The book contains violence and some mild sexual situations, but no actual sex. I'd say teens or older. The narrator does a very good job bringing the book to life. I received a complimentary copy of this audio book. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • lisamcintire
  • 07-06-2019

A great end to a great series!

What a great ending to a great series! Aaron Hodges and David Stifel are a powerful team who have done it again. They team up to deliver strong characters, action, and some incredible twists you will have to hear to believe. The characters were strong and remained so to the epic yet heartbreaking ending. There is room to continue the series and I hope he does. Pick up this series and don’t pass on it. You will be glad you did. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • wolfpak69
  • 31-05-2019

Awesome Fantasy Adventure

This is a great series, although I haven't got to listen to the first 2 books yet... I like the fantasy elements of magic, magical weapons, and the human element... who out there cant relate to a brother, sister, and family fights and arguments with a parent?

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  • Johnny Reads
  • 21-05-2019

So good and heartbreaking

A sad but realistic ending to a great trilogy. The characters are so well developed that you feel their ups and downs. And the ending is heartbreaking because in a war not everybody lives. The narrator was amazing breathing life into the world and characters. Do yourself a favor and pick this series up you won't be dissapointed.

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  • Soulimpression
  • 09-06-2020

Excellent story and great audible performance!

This is the epic conclusion to the Legend of the Gods series! It’s full of action as events lead toward the final battle against the Tsar. Devon and Braidon trek through the forest toward Trola as Alana learns to settle her differences with Enala. In the meantime, Queen Merydith and the Northlanders are determined to put an end to the Tsar’s reign of terror. The characters have grown so much over the last couple books, and they really branch out in this final volume! Braidon starts to come into his own and learns to fend for himself, Alana struggles to reconcile her two selves, and Devon has to decide if he can overcome his sins of the past. You learn more about the past and how the Tsar came to be so evil and as the story progresses all my questions were answered and the sub plots concluded. The end is satisfying but bittersweet, but I won’t say more than that. In amongst the action, there are some deep thoughts on whether war is ever necessary and on the meaning of family which add an extra layer to the story. As usual the world building is excellent and I always enjoy learning more about the land of The Three Nations! Overall this is an excellent read, and I highly recommend it! I listened to the audiobook version of this book and I loved the narrator! He does an excellent job and he really suited the story! Disclaimer: I received a complimentary audiobook version of this book and I’m voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • Gillian M
  • 03-11-2019

Awesome finale to a truly epic fantasy trilogy!

Couldn’t wait to plunge into Dawn of War (the finale of the Legend of the Gods Trilogy) as I really enjoyed Oathbreaker and Shield of Winter. The emotional rollercoaster ride occasioned by the amazing twists and turns of Aaron Hodges storyline continues. He has done a superb job with his world and character-building and has kept a high level of suspense throughout this action-packed epic fantasy. 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. Once again, David Stifel does an admirable job with the narration and character voices. Whilst I generally prefer Scottish or Irish accents for the narration of this genre of book, David Stifel has a pleasant voice and it is easy to know which character is speaking from his range of character voices. Audible allows you to pick a narration speed to suit your own particular preference (I like 1.25 for this narrator) so I recommend the use of this feature to find what works best for you.