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Relic of the Gods

Echoes of Fate, Book 3
Narrated by: Steven Brand
Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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The echoes of fate have been heard. After a thousand years, the prophecy has almost come to pass.

The final days of hope have come and gone. The kingdoms of Illian stand on the edge of ruin, threatened by the armies of Valanis. As evil spreads across the land, too few are left to hold the line.

A world away, the children of fire and flame may be the only hope for the realm. But the dragons have been defeated before, and Verda’s future now hangs in the balance.

Reeling from their losses, Asher and his companions journey north, trying to outrun the savage Darkakin. A confrontation awaits the ranger, but even with Paldora’s gem, he dare not challenge Valanis yet.

The days of the Dragorn have come again, and with them, a relic of the gods has been brought into the light. The knowledge of Verda’s true history weighs on Gideon Thorn, and he would see the world rid of the evil that has cursed it for so long.

Amid such calamity, even the gods can feel a great change coming, and a new age dawning. Whether it be light or the dark that finds victory, one soul will suffer the burden of destiny for all....

©2018 Philip C. Quaintrell (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-10-2018

Excellent ending!

Great ending to a great trilogy. Too many books feel so rushed at the end, final boss and after math and whatnot, but this one did it right !

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  • peter waugaman
  • 27-12-2018

Worst fight scene ever!!!!

Aladire and Asher over Nathaniel/💎. Aladire grabs the silver rune sword by the blade, one handed and stops it from penetrating further. (explaination) He had incredible strength. This isn't Rob Roy here this is the super awesome dwarven runw blade that you have been touting throughout the series. Take a physics class, strength = his fingers coming off his hand that much sooner. Then, two senrences after getting half his foot cut off Aladire does an awesome side step maneuver????? This is not the fight scene of a truly acomplished fighter, this is the fight scene of an author who tried to mail it in. If your character is so bad ass then write him so badass don't insult your readers intelligence.

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  • brittiself
  • 16-03-2019

Best book Iv read in years!!

Quaintrell can write an absolutely amazing battle scene while pouring so much into each and every character! I was hooked on this series from start to finish. If you love LOTR or any good Heroes Journey, then this story is for you! So glad I stumbled upon this trilogy!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-2019

Excellent!

I really enjoyed the series and thought that the character development was excellent. I also liked the ending as it wrapped up all of the various storylines nicely. A very entertaining read!

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  • John
  • 26-01-2019

holes

there were a few holes.. it some completely unnecessary moments, but otherwise - good book :)

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  • Jacob
  • 19-01-2019

fantastic ending to a fantastic story

one of the best trilogies I have listened to. dragons, elves, magic, and drunken dwarfs.

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  • Malu E. Krause
  • 10-01-2019

good trilogy

i just finished this book and its good. im sad bout the ending since the ranger didnt make it but the book is excellent...

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  • WOI
  • 05-01-2019

One of my new favorite books (not for teens)

Echoes of Fate, a book series by Philip C. Quaintrell, is a very engrossing story. At first I wasn’t sure I would like it because the story follows many different lead characters, all with weird sounding names. I didn’t think I would be able to follow the many different story lines. However, it was not long before the stories intertwined, making it easier and much more enjoyable to follow.

My favorite aspect about this story is the path for redemption that two of the characters – Asher, the main character, and Galanor – are on. Each of these characters has had a tumultuous past. Whereas Asher has already turned from his old life as an assassin when you first meet him, Galanor is conflicted between duty, which calls him to perform unsavory actions, and his desire to be a good person. While you get to see Galanor in the before-and-after stages of his path to redemption, you meet Asher after he has turned away from the life of an assassin. However, trusting and friendship are two things foreign to Asher, and it is fun to watch his relationship with the characters develop as he struggles to live life as a better person while carrying the guilt of his past life.

Due to the content of this series, I would say it is rated R. There is intermittent use of the F-word and some fairly graphic violence (at least by my standards). However, it is the scenes in which the Darkakin torture/rape the queen of the elves that is primarily responsible for my rating the book as R. It is hard to describe these scenes; they are not graphic but there is enough description and allusions to what is going on that it is bothersome. While this did not stop me from reading the book (as you can easily skip those scenes), it does make me hesitant to recommend it to anyone but a mature audience.

Note: I continued reading the book despite the scenes with the Darkakin because I am enjoying (I’m on the last book) the path to redemption of Asher and Galanor. I also enjoy the internal struggle of the other characters who, after experiencing horrendous torture or loss, fight to retain their virtues and moral beliefs. The characters in this book experience very real, human emotions. You see them struggle to be the people they want to be despite the torture they’ve experienced or the losses they have endured. For that reason alone, the book is worth reading as you see that no matter how horrible life can get, you should always strive to be the better person, even if you don’t always succeed.

P.S. I will be adding this to my favorite books for adults.

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  • paul lowe
  • 05-01-2019

ending was rushed

ending was rushed and foreshadowed so not very interesting. kind of boring when you know exactly what is to come.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-12-2018

Narrator is blaaaaaaand!!

the story was well written but the narrator is so monotone during the action passages. Or really took away from the story.

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  • C. B. Walker
  • 28-02-2019

Good old fashioned fantasy

Great story, with plenty of everything you expect from a fantasy book. Monsters, magic, dragons, love, war, and plenty of blood n guts.

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  • Raine
  • 14-02-2019

Loved it!

Loved this as I did with the first two! If you are a fantasy fan give these a go!

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  • ady
  • 06-02-2019

Very Enjoyable....

Easy to get lost in and I was sad it ended...You could honestly say it had every thing . I did see a previous negative comment about the narrator and I'm a massive fan of Steven Brand and the only negative thing I have to say is I think Podium publishing let the side down and used the B team to do the edit the work... on rare occasions the voice inflection didn't follow on ,neither author or narrators fault. STILL 5 STARS though.

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  • Mr. D. W. Silk
  • 02-01-2019

Relic what relic

The relic if the gods was a suitable climax to an excellent series, a few more twists and turns in the plot, and good story telling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-2018

Loved the story

Entertaining story and kept me hooked. Get the trilogy you wont regret and then will wish there was more!

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  • Sam Barker
  • 03-12-2018

great ending to a super story.

I really enjoyed both the previous books in the series and was sad to reach the end of this although it was a great place to finish and came to a natural end. One of the best trilogies I have enjoyed in ages with well rounded likeable characters and enough twist and turns to keep you hooked. Well narrated with a good range of believable accents.

I hope the author goes on to write many more stories and revisits this world he has brilliantly created.

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  • Ethan
  • 12-11-2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well written series.

couldn't get enough of this. Sad the series has finished. Would definitely be interested in a sequel :)

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  • Gareth John Maclean
  • 08-11-2018

Action packed

This series as a whole was amazing characters were amazing and antagonists well though out

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-11-2018

an excellent trilogy

a fantastic series, well written and performed, the author has a very bright future ahead.