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Graham Hancock, an expert in ancient civilisations and author of the nine million selling Fingerprints of the Gods, and expert, too, on the use of hallucinogens to achieve higher states of consciousness, brings these two interests together in the final volume of the War God trilogy.

©2017 Graham Hancock (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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"Part historical fact, part fantasy, the effect is as intense as the events themselves. It's a fascinating read that will have you booking a flight to Mexico long before you finish the book." ( Evening Standard)

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awesome, wish there was more

great story and great narrator, really enjoyed this series. Hancock tells the story of Cortes and colourfully describes the life of the Aztec during this time

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I wish Cortez came to Aotearoa

💯💯🙌🏾🙌🏾🙏🏽🙏🏽Cheer, Mr Hancock do your next book about cook coming to Aotearoa and maori smashingthem!

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A few loose ends.

In the first 2 books so much intrigue was made of Pepio and his struggles. His forced transition from young Paige to Warrior, from boy to man. He became somewhat the protagonist in his own right. Yet in this book, it felt like Graham strung him along out of sheer continuation, with only minor character development. It was still an enjoyable listen, but I was left with wanting more. The battle descriptions in the end felt far-fetched and overall I hope this is not the last book in the series.

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  • Ludwig
  • 26-01-2018

It's Graham Hancock!* It's great.

I have enjoyed this trilogy so far. Not sure if this is the end or not.

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  • austin
  • 11-05-2020

amazing story!

This book covers such an interesting time in history. Hancock is a master at his craft.

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  • JohnnyBass2420
  • 16-08-2019

Everything you’d ever want in a great story is here in this trilogy

The craziest most horrifying adventure ever in the history of mankind is laid out and presented perfectly by Graham Hancock. He reminds you of how horrible and beautiful human beings can be if you like to read about action packed adventure, mystery, romance, horror, & true stories from history this trilogy has them all!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-2019

lovelovelove

such an amazing book and series, I wish there were 3 more!! thank you GH!

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  • SuncityS
  • 28-05-2019

Fascinating and Addictive

I've really enjoyed the first three books in this series and can't wait for the fourth! Graham has hit the ball out of the park with this series, getting me hooked on the historical fiction genera.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-2019

Captivating story and a great performance!

A great triology that gets better for each chapter. Really captivating story and a great performance from the reader!

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  • Merrille S.
  • 26-12-2018

Story within a parable.

There is a deeper truth here revealed in the history based narrative of this series. One which concerns the nature of perception and the exhausting wheel of ego driven history. It is no surprise that Graham conceived of this telling with insights gleemed from many Ayahuasca ceremonies.

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  • taylor
  • 26-09-2018

A nice finally

Although this was my least favorite of the three, it was still an excellent book! This is a series I'll more than likely revisit and continue to recommend

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  • lacey
  • 21-03-2018

Excellent

A great ending to the first two books. A historic event brought to vivid life.

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  • nate
  • 22-10-2020

Very good books, But will he finish them?

I know this story very well and book 3 is excellent like the other two but leaves the story far from over. I for one am very excited for the next book.

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  • C
  • 05-10-2017

Fantastic story telling

I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy, the story telling was amazing.
The way that Graham Hancock managed to perfectly blend history with fiction was absolutely awesome.
I got so attached to so many of the characters that I felt sad when I finished the third book.
These three books gave me a lot of knowledge about the history of that epoch in a way that I wouldn't have been able to just by reading into history books.
I also found myself googling a lot of the information and characters of the story, great stuff.
Thank you Graham for writing and publishing this trilogy and specially publishing it on Audible.
I must also applaud Barnaby Edwards for narrating this story so well, only a true professional can successfully perform so many different characters.
I most definitely recommend this trilogy.

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  • Drew
  • 05-09-2017

Another fantastic book from Mr Hancock.

Will there be another episode? I hope so. Very well read by Barnaby Edwards, it was a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Sara D.
  • 05-09-2017

Fantastically Engaging

Amazing narrative creates a sense of living through these historic events with fleshy characters reincarnated by Graham's unique style. Now, back to the start of book 1, I'm listening again!

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  • David Hughes
  • 14-11-2020

The last war god book, still good

I have listened to the first 2 books in this series and gave a well deserved 5 star rating. I have dropped this to 4 stars on this occasion. It is not the case that Hancock has ran out of steam in his superb story telling. In fact, Hancock, who is better known as a factual writer, demonstrates yet again his incredible ability as a story teller. Had it not been for his interest in researching new theories that challenge historical conventional wisdoms (sometimes with a little welcomed controversy), I suggest that Hancock could have possibly become one of the all time greats in story telling. But I suspect this was a side project to his main quests in life. Barnaby Edwards, as normal, is a very accomplished narrator, to the point that I picked out a couple of other books also narrated by himself. However, Edwards definitely immersed himself in connecting with the characters and storyline, enabling him to vary the intensity of his narration at the appropriate sections in the book. What I was a little disappointed in was that there were clear opportunities towards the end of the book to use the very well developed characters to bring together many different events to incredible conclusions. Alas, whilst the ending had some exciting scenes, I was left with many questions as to why some characters had been so carefully crafted only to have no end that was fitting. Maybe this was deliberate and was meant to encourage your own interpretation or even look into some actual historical research. But to myself, the end of this book should have brought twists and intrigue that makes a reader sad that all 3 books were finally finished. This was not the case and maybe the slightest hint of an anti-climax brought about by several loose ends. There is no indication of a 4th book in the series. Hancock I believe is now 70 and for most of his life has travelled the globe analysing ancient structures and the significance of why these challenge the standard paradigm. His knowledge on many disciplines including archaeology, astronomy, astrology, mathematics that can be applied to monuments such as the pyramids makes him one of the most accomplished minds capable of bringing together scientific disciplines and bridging the insular beliefs of distinct scientific communities. He endure terms such as pseudoscientist which is ironic considering the breadth of knowledge. The world needs people like Hancock to champion the progression of knowledge through open minded research, but also as an intelligent writer who can write such incredible epics that will keep you riveted for hours.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-2020

Fantastic

Loved all 3 books in this fantastic trilogy. Would love for Graham to write a fourth as theres still the fall of the Aztec's at Cortes hand. The narration is excellent. I'm left wanting more.

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  • Mr Sharrocks
  • 19-05-2019

Great end to trilogy of books

Good story, well read. Still some space for a forth book. Would make a cracking film.!!!

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  • Ally Watkins
  • 06-12-2018

poor volume

The rest of the series are excellent. I was looking forward to hearing this one. sadly the recording quality is terrible. really low volume in comparison to the other books in the series. impossible to listen to if the volume is barely audible?

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  • Cameron Bell
  • 02-11-2018

Fantastic blend of history and the supernatural!

Loved every minute of this series. Hope Mr. Hancock continues to with it! Barnaby Edwards gave a flawless performance as ever and is definitely one of the best narrators out there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-2018

epic

this has to be one of the best book sets i have ever read .

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  • Nyasha
  • 12-04-2018

Fantastic series

This series is well written and well narrated. Graham Hancock writes about a period of history not usually given much attention. I can only hope there are more books to come

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