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Harbinger of Ash

War Aeternus, Book 4
Written by: Charles Dean
Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
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Lee has managed to survive encounters with the heralds of three different gods, but the price he has paid has been tremendous. Every step he takes leads him closer to victory in the cruel game he has been forced to play, but it also takes him further down a dark path and away from the man he used to be. 

After receiving a request for aid from a beautiful and mysterious messenger, Lee and his inner circle travel to nearby Birnefeld, a large and prosperous city ruled by the dragon king. Before he ever arrives, however, Lee encounters a group of marauders ransacking the countryside, meets a strange new herald who has set up camp in the region, and receives the dire news that the hero Brigid of Kildare has gone missing. To make things worse, a powerful new enemy is stalking him from the shadows, toying with his dreams, and striking at his closest relationships. 

With the seeds of doubt sown, Lee has to choose whom he can trust before his nightmares become reality and everything he has worked so hard for goes up in flames.

©2017 Charles Dean (P)2019 Charles Dean

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best book by far

book 1 to 3 felt just ok compared to how interesting this book was. now im really hoping for more.

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Best book yet.

Fleshed out characters brought to life by amazing actor's. Interesting development. Fantasy/LitRPG at its finest!

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Brilliant

Charles Dean has written a masterpiece. Transported to another world is a common style of book, but the twists and plots are unique. The characters are hilarious and the storyline has you wanting more. Jeff Hays and Annie Ellicot preformed perfectly. No one can do a performance like soundbooth theatre.

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  • 2019-03-19

Epic book

There were so many great moments in this book that left me clinging to my phone as I listened. I had real feelings of frustration, pride, and anger as I followed the main character's struggles. I will be re-listening to this series again and again

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 2019-03-30

damn good!

great story - fantastic narration!

the worst thing about this book is that it ends.

a captivating continuation of a wonderful story.

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  • Connie McLaurin
  • 2019-03-27

great

I love this series. it is a great listen. two thumbs up for adding the female voice actor

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  • Steven Don Porto Carero
  • 2019-03-26

Still looking forward to the next installment!

The action, drama, comedy and PTSD keep going strong! If you liked the previous works you won't be disappointed. If you like reading about characters with character and flaws who utilize their brain I recommend trying the first book ;)

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  • Dewey Gough
  • 2019-03-25

another knockout entry into the series

with arguably one of the best performances that brought different voices and sounds and a great continuation of the Story this continues the already great series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-22

shear awesomeness

I love this series so much can't wait for the next one. keep up the good work

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  • David
  • 2019-09-26

A live action masterpiece

First and foremost I’d to congratulate Charles Dean for his work on The series “War Aeternus”. I have finished all 4 books each as captivating and entertaining on its own unique way. A big shout out to the amazing work of Jeff Hays and Annie Aliecott from Soundbooth Theater. This is my 5th book I have finished from Charles Dean ( The Heroic Villain). This was my introduction to litrpg. I’m very pleased on how the scenes were painted to the point of its smallest details( especially battle scenes). Also I’m just going to put this out here, Soundbooth Theater is a masterpiece. I think the combination of both how detailed Charles is and how deep Jeff Hays gets into each character. The scenes are narrated to perfection. Where as in other narrative teams they need to point out certain emotions, Soundbooth theater is able to bring it to life with no description needed. You can feel how each emotion, mood is happening as its played out. There is a difference in describing and acting out the scenes. I’m very pleased with how they operate. I believe its a perfect combination like wine and cheese. So as a reader, I’d rather pay more for quality work to have Soundbooth Theater narratives. It’s such an amazing difference compared to other audiobooks. It can really ruin a good book to be honest, if the narrative team is not as competent and passionate with the work of the author. I seen it happen, and would just like to give authors and readers out there the outlook on both teams. Like I mentioned earlier I’d wait and pay more to have a team like Soundbooth theater work passionately and bring the book to life. I’m not knocking other narrative teams but if anything I want to motivate them to improve and use them as an example. I have waited to finish all 4 books before reviewing. I wanted to have an overall outlook on the series. Each book you become closer and closer to all characters. You can feel the transition and growth of each character throughout the series. I’d love to see maybe War Aeternus 5 one day. There was another post that made a good point, when we want a series to continue, a good way to do that is to promote all previous books. So that others readers are aware and can generate the demand for the author. So if you are a fan, like myself. I’m going to do my best to spread the word and preach War Arternus! Follow the God of alcohol and crafts! Bring as many followers as you can! For justice and Glory!

https://www.audible.com/series/War-Aeternus-Audiobooks/B07F6WKYF4

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  • Michael
  • 2019-03-21

best one yet. plenty of war and violence pure love

loved this book, best one the author has come out with. I love him burning royals alive. just hope he hooks up with lining already.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-21

This book is FIRE!!!

FIRE FIRE everywhere that's what this world needs more FIRE!!! LOVE the book, SO GOOD.

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  • renaisance man
  • 2019-03-17

good as always

the only sounds outside of the two voice actors needed is Miller's sounds. all other added sounds are meh

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