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Summary

The Hunger of the Gods continues John Gwynne's acclaimed Norse-inspired epic fantasy series, packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance.

Lik-Rifa, the dragon god of legend, has been freed from her eternal prison. Now she plots a new age of blood and conquest.   

As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own - and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance.   

Elvar has sworn to fulfil her blood oath and rescue a prisoner from the clutches of Lik-Rifa and her dragonborn followers, but first she must persuade the Battle-Grim to follow her.  

Yet even the might of the Bloodsworn and Battle-Grim cannot stand alone against a dragon god.   

Their hope lies within the mad writings of a chained god. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead...and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the earth.

©2022 John Gwynne (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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narrator can seem flat and lacks range so makes it hard to tell som characters apart when so many sound the same. Brilliant 2nd part to a trilogy though

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what happened to consistency

I listened to the first book in the this series, excellent story wonderfully narrated Colin Mace. the same team for the second book .... but Colin.... what happened!!?? You changed how you pronounced key words (brynja, seax) you even changed the voices of characters, all in between one book (Vyck).... Really disappointing.

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fantastic book

John Gwynne is a my favourite author and Hunger of the Gods is so good I stayed up all night listening to it as it is performed masterfully by Colin Mace . If I could give more than 5 stars I would without a shadow of doubt

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need book 3

I love this world of strange creatures and human endurance so book 3 please soon

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Amazing

Superb, really great story and excellent narration. Keeps you hooked for the whole time!! Amazing!

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Brilliant

I listened to books 1 and 2 in The Bloodsworn in audiobook form as book 1 did not come with a pronunciation guide. The narrator’s voice was very good for the kind of story this is and Mace has a good variety of voices for the many characters. My only critique would be that Mace did not bellow or yell or shriek out words as the author directed which took away from the momentum of the scene. Characters would bellow in anger with the words in uppercase in the text but Mace delivered the words blandly or even whispered them by comparison to normal dialogue. That’s my only critique.

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Definite must listen.

This is a brilliant book. Performance is brilliant. Can't wait for the next book

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Made me root for a coward

Takes some extra good writing to make you root for a character that you should hate from the first book. Masterful writing and top class adventuring throughout, best book I've read in a while.

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brilliant

love this series really hoping for book 3 would highly recommend brilliant books 📚

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Excellent read

The story built heavily of the first book and all for the better fallen more in love with the world and characters and can't wait for the next one.

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  • 27-07-22

Awesome Follow-up

John Gwynne and Colin Mace are an amazing combo. I’ve always been a fan of Gwynne’s writing but in this series he has really found his stride. Such compelling character development and incredible action sequences. I’m only sad I have to wait for the next instalment.

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  • 02-05-22

It got me hooked

I really enjoyed it as a whole.

The story got me in, and kept me engaged throughout. Not a new story but definitely enjoyable.

The narrator was fantastic.