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War of Gods is the highly anticipated conclusion to the critically acclaimed, award winning epic urban fantasy series, The Paternus Trilogy. 

From Africa to Asgard, to an invisible island in the Pacific and the Bone Road of a forgotten realm, Fi and Zeke must come to grips with who and what they are - and accept what they are becoming: wielders of ancient and dangerous powers, warriors, and maybe even heroes. But the end of Worlds is coming, and time is short.... 

Titans will clash. Gods will battle. Monsters will swarm.

Can Peter and the Deva possibly defeat their age-old enemy in the face of overwhelming odds against them? There’s only one way to find out.

Cry havoc, and let slip the gods of war.

©2020 Dyrk Ashton (P)2020 Dyrk Ashton

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  • Horizonwalker88
  • 09-02-2021

amazing

This was such an amazing series, so glad I was able to finish the book.

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  • Laura Bosworth
  • 10-01-2021

A great finish to one of my favorite sagas

Dyrk is just an awesome writer. The story is so original and entertaining that I'm devastated this is over. I can highly highly highly recommend all 3 of this series. this ending wrapped it all up, and not in a sugar-coated ending. I found myself in tears for much of the last couple of hours. Thanks for a great ride Dyrk!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-2021

Excellent!

This is a fantastic series that won’t disappoint. I can’t wait to see what Dyrk does next.

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  • Andy Shepard
  • 23-12-2020

Incredible series

I can’t begin to say how awesome this series was. So well written and thought out. Sad it’s over but so so happy with how it went. Thank you!

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  • benjamin eubank
  • 21-12-2020

fantastic!

it was very good! cant wait for some sort of sequel! I definitely would recomment this series!

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  • superstardrifter
  • 17-12-2020

Fantastic Conclusion to a Fantastic Series

Oh Paternus. It is and will continue to be one of those books that just tickles every single bit of the myth nerd in me. This one was absolutely no exception. This is the longest in the Paternus trilogy, by a not-small amount. The audiobook is broken into three parts. It is 28 hours long. And yet, it very much was the type of audiobook that I turned on, and just listened to for hours at a time. Entire workdays flew by. It’s one of those.

This is the continuing story of… well a lot of different characters at this point. It’s a bit difficult to sum up the first two books. I should also point out that this one has a recap of the first two books in the series, and that recap itself is nearly half an hour long. Some of you are probably like ‘omg no’ at that, but let me tell you, that was a pretty awesome half an hour. I have so many books and audiobooks go into my brain in a given year, that sometimes it’s just awesome to have a nice, detailed recap. It worked too. I remembered more and more details as the recap went on.

But yeah, this is the continuing story of… uh, the gods? The gods are all real, some of them are evil and others are good, and things are really coming to a head here. It’s a real good vs. evil throwdown and everyone in the universe is invited. Some of the Firstborn, as they’re called, represent more than one figure from different mythologies, religions, and folklore around the world. Some of my favorites are on the good side and others are on the evil side, and some are somewhere vaguely in the middle. Tanuki, for example, is one of my favorite characters, and at this point, he’s just sort of… gotten a bit caught up with one of his… uh, less reputable brothers. That said, I spent most of this book just hoping that The Goat would defy everyone’s expectations of him.

This world is huge, and having a general interest in some of the different mythologies in it makes it seem even larger in many ways. It’s well described, and the links between characters and their various mythological counterparts are usually well explained. Some people might be turned off by the level of detail that goes into explaining who exactly someone is in the grand scheme of things, but as I said, as a myth nerd, this was like pushing the squee button.

As the title suggests, there is a pretty big war between the gods for a lot of the latter half of the book, which isn’t always my favorite thing to read about. But the terrors of war were interspersed with good bits here and there, so that was nice.

Nik Magill has a very soothing voice, and he is very easy to listen to for 28 hours. This book, just by its very nature, has so many accents in it that it’s sort of amazing that any one person could be expected to perform all of them, but he does. They’re not all the best representations, perhaps, but they’re all recognizable. None were annoying or cringey to me. The narration made the book more enjoyable, and considering this is one of my favorite series ever, that’s kind of saying something.

So, all told… well, if you liked Paternus 1 & 2, you’re very likely going to like 3. It closed out the trilogy very nicely. I was satisfied with the conclusion of everyone’s story, and I can’t wait to see what Dyrk will come up with next!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-12-2020

Great book! Poor nararator

The book is great, the story is was i came for. The writing could be more descriptive but the content is fantastic. The only gripe I have is narrorator. His voice has no gravitas and is boring. In many cases, his tonality doesn’t match the scene. I would recommend people read this more so than listen.fantastic end to the trilogy overall.

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  • JPA
  • 16-12-2020

An absolute stunner of a finale!

Fantastic in so very many ways.

All the feels, the highs and lows and laughs and sorrowful groans; action packed, tense and fast-paced, whilst hanging on to that feeling of journey, revelation and exploration.

Myths and legends and monsters and gods combine with modern military and so much more...I can't rave enough!

What a satisfying end to a taller than tall tale. the research is obvious and the characters feel Oh so real.

Thank you for writing this, Dyrk Ashton. Thank you!

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