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The end is coming. It's time to make a last stand....

Whitney, Lucindur and the others couldn't stop Nesilia from returning in a new form. Many died in their failed attempt, but not all hope was lost. Sora is free and more powerful than ever, ready for vengeance against the Buried Goddess. Together, they'll have one last shot at stopping her, but it may be too late.

Nesilia's army tears across Pantego, killing everything in their path. The Drav Cra stand with her under Freydis, Babrak leads a Shesaitju fleet in her name. Demons and monsters from Elsewhere are slaves to her will.

In order to have any chance of fighting back, Sir Torsten Unger and Caleef Mahraveh arrange a marriage in an effort to unite their rival kingdoms. But if the people of Pantego can't come together once and for all, Nesilia will drown all the world in darkness.

Will anyone survive this final battle? Find out in the epic conclusion to the Buried Goddess Saga that promises to take your breath away.

©2020 Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jas P
  • 01-12-2020

Best Ending to the Best Fantasy Series Ever!!

This is the 6th and Final chapter in the Buried Goddess Saga, in which the forces of Light and Dark will come together for one final time, and decide the fate of Pantego.
This is one of the best Epic Fantasy Series I have ever read, and I have to admit to having a fair amount of trepidation upon reaching this final episode of the saga – would it hold up, or was it going to pull a Game of Thrones on us?
Of course, with someone like Rhett Bruno at the Helm, it should have been an easy answer, but add to that the skill of Jamie Castle, and Word of Truth unleashes hell on Pantego on us, with all the wrath of resurrected Gods waring against those of unspeakable power, throw in multiple armies of different races, led by every living (and some not) Main Character we have seen in this series.
Whilst this book does go through all the required elements to meet a successful conclusion (and boy, I really mean it meets everything, the end of this book is worth reading the enter series for, just for this book alone, it is extraordinary, and you will find yourself riveted to the pages, foregoing sleep to see what happens to each of the Main Characters in what can only be described as one of the best endings of a Fantasy series I have ever read, it was not only inspired, but just outstanding), but as I was saying, whilst it meets this conclusion, one of the fascinating things about this story is the introspective nature of the story, the very clever way it explores aspects of not just the reality of the characters, but in a way, how their social, cultural, and religious norms relate to the ‘Everyday Real World’ that we live in as well.
It doesn’t get bogged down in any great social debates or theological discussions, but the social and intolerances that plague Pantego are quite easily transferred to the real world. The Authors have cleverly disguised these intolerances within the story, but the underlying themes of acceptance, that fear and hatred only lead to war (Yoda Tells us – Fear leads to Anger, Anger leads to Hate, Hate leads to the Dark Side, Hmmmm!!!). And it is quite clear in this story that Nesilia is not a happy Goddess.
I don’t really want to go into any great depths about the actual story, I don’t want to give away any spoilers (I mean, it is obvious that there are going to be a few battles, even a few deaths (there kind of has to be to end a series of this magnitude), but the real question is, who is going to win, because that is not a foregone conclusion.
Torsten and the Caleef, Mahraveh have arranged a marriage, in order to pull the Glass Kingdom and the people of the Sand together, uniting their armies and peoples under a single banner to stand against Nesilia. The Caleef (Mahi), is to marry King Liam, who at this stage, has grown old enough, to be considered a Man. Liam has actually come into his own, having gone through hell and back, and having done lots of training, he is now a wiry strong at will, young King, willing to do whatever it takes to protect his people. Initially, both parties are wary of the other, but quickly realise, that they feel a strong attraction to each other.
Torsten continues to command with the magical cloth around his eyes, allowing him to see, a gift from Iam. Having been gifted something like this, and having been saved by Iam on different occasions, Torsten, having never wavered in his faith that Iam is there, has really become a true Paladin for the God.
In the meantime, Whitney, Lucindur, and the recently freed Sora, along with Tum Tum, and a few others, are on a desperate mission of their own, believing that they may have a chance at being able to stop Nesilia, and if all else fails, Whitney figures they will die trying, so at least they will be dead before Nesilia unleashes whatever it is she is going to do to the rest of Pantego.
Nesilia meanwhile continues to devastate her way through wherever she likes, seemingly heading towards a goal, but all the while, savouring the destruction of anything and everything that she comes close to.
There are multiple other characters at play as well, as we see different aspects of the worlds plight from the view of the Caleef, Mahi, The Outcast – Tum Tum, The Knight – Torsten, The Mystic – Sora, The Traitor – Rand Langley, The Thief – Whitney Fierstown, and The Servant – Freydis.
The Character work continues to be extraordinary, from each of the 7 Main Characters to the dozens of other major characters and minor characters, each one is just so powerful, genuine, gritty, with dialogue that is so believable (given the circumstances), it makes the story so much more credible, grounding it real life. Whilst we know these aren’t real characters in a real world, this level of quality, reminds us of people that are real, or things that are real, making the story that much easier to engage with.
As well as the Characters, this is why the world building is so important, and again, why both these Authors are pure geniuses when it comes to it, creating these backdrops for the characters that are so lifelike that you want to go visit them, you can see them in your mind. Again, this level of uncompromising detail allows the reader to get totally lost in these magnificent places and thoroughly enjoy the story.
This is one of the most Epic Fantasy stories I have ever read (and at my age, I have read my share), and it is a real tribute that at Book 6, the story is still as strong, if not stronger, than Book 1. As I said before, it has one of the best endings I have found in a series, and it is worth reading just for the final pages in the story, they where that well done.
This is a series that cannot be missed, if you haven’t read it – you have to, and if you haven’t read the finale yet – make sure you do today, you will not be disappointed!!!
Luke Daniels is one of my favourite Narrators. He seems to get a bit of flak here and there about being ‘Too Loud’, or ‘Making too Loud a Voices’ and other strange comments – but I couldn’t disagree more. Daniels is capable of using his voice to generate a huge range of male and female voices (and he does such a fantastic job with Female voices, something that not all Male Narrators do well), he is clear, concise and easy to understand.
I think he is possibly the perfect person to do Whitney Fierstown, he captures his essence so beautifully, but he does each of the other characters so well also – his Torsten Unger is magnificent, as is his Nesilia, whilst his Sora, Lucindor, and people like Queen Oleander, he does with such grace, and beauty. Mahi, he does with such effortless ease, giving us this powerful warrior woman, who is also at times, a young Daughter of Muskigo (who again – no one could do as well as Daniels), but his Mahi, is just beautiful.
Daniels has been perfect for this series, and makes it one, you MUST listen to, rather than read – BRILLIANT!!

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  • Ecualegacy
  • 21-04-2020

Majestic, thrilling end to a grandmaster story

This epic saga spanning six massive books rampages like a crazed zhulong to its final, inevitable showdown between good and evil. Through shog and piss the heroes have slogged—earning every meager advantage through terror, pain and loss. But the end is upon them. The breaking of the world is nigh. No spoilers. Just be assured that what awaits within this final chapter is an ending worthy of Tolkien. May Iam’s light guide you through.

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  • Mike
  • 27-12-2020

Beautiful

I really enjoyed this series. All POVs and paths lead to one final battle. And I was happy with the ending. The amount of worldbuilding and character growth the authors wrote was simply amazing. I wish more narrators were like Luke Daniels. His voices and accents really brought this series alive for me.

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  • Saxophobic
  • 15-12-2020

A fitting end to a good story

the narration was top-notch and without question the best I've heard in a long time . the story was a solid eight out of 10 period but Luke he killed it. narration 10 out of 10

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  • 匿名
  • 21-10-2020

That’s the end...

It’s the end and I couldn’t be more happy with the way the authors did it. Thank you Bruno and Castle for completing the project with excellence.

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  • Stephen B Waite
  • 15-10-2020

Mind blowing

Okay so I don’t comment on many books, but on this one, well I couldn’t help it. I loved every minute of it. Some plots I thought were predictable turned out completely different than I imagined. Thank you for such a wonderful adventure.

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  • Robert A Vaughan
  • 28-09-2020

Stunning

This book did not disappoint. So many series build up and up and then fall flat at the end, but this book was true to the continuous momentum of this series. There were a few times that I even got a little choked up. Wonderful series!

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  • Nathaniel Duckett
  • 23-09-2020

Amazing!

This series is one of my favorites! I highly recommend it! I don't think you will be disappointed at all!

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  • Vik
  • 14-08-2020

the conclusion does not at all disappoint.

wow, what can I say this epic adventure was never disappointing. I can't think of a time in the entire series where I was bored or wishing they would get to the next scene. Everything was relevant and important to this series. a fantastic epic series!

as always narrated by the very best in the business, Luke Daniels!

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  • brad
  • 27-07-2020

Great book like the other five

I enjoyed all six books in the series immensely. I wish there was a seventh just to continue to wrap things up and let’s see where things go and I hope maybe there will be

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  • katkab
  • 27-10-2020

Epic saga comes to an end

Wow. What a truly epic journey we have been on! The co-author's have such an amazing talent. These books are in my top 5 of all time favourites and I have read/listened to hundreds of books, the series is that good. Thank you for such an amazing adventure. Luke Daniels narrated the series so well he truly brought the characters to life, I will miss them!
As for the story... Brilliant. Truly epic. That's all I am saying! Listen to the series, and join the adventure! 5*****

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  • afm@image.dk
  • 20-10-2020

Great conclusion to a great book series

Listening to this book was a rollercoaster of emotions and a superb ending to the buried goddess saga.

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  • S. Reid
  • 19-07-2020

A Great Ending

After so long its good to see the end but sad as we have got to know the characters and narrative so well.
A well thought out ending and i like how it built up to this, and it shows what Bruno & Castle can do with fantasy.
Narration by Daniels was good now we have for used to it a bit more and overall i give this 5 stars.

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