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(Hell Divers #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,154 Ratings  ·  140 Reviews
Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier “X” Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero.

In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined t
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Published May 15th 2018 by Blackstone Publishing
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Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Hell Divers trilogy reached a satisfactory conclusion with this book, but the epilogue leaves room for more story in this dystopian world. Because it is hard to review this book without revealing points that might spoil the first two books of the trilogy, I have put the rest of this review under a spoiler tag. However, my review has no spoilers of the third book.

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Kristen Burns
4.5 Stars

*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*

This book was an emotional punch to the stomach---and I mean that in the best, most complimentary way possible!

Parts of this book were so depressing and harsh and terrible that they were downright hard to read. Other parts of this book were so hopeful and wholesome that I actually teared up. All of this book was gripping and filled with intensity. And it was unpredictable in that I had no idea wha
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Picking up hard on the heels of the last book, Hell Divers: Deliverance doesn’t waste much time before it plunges the characters into one dangerous situation after another. (view spoiler) ...more
Michael Hicks
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Picking up on the heels of Hell Divers II: Ghosts finale, Michael Everheart and his small crew of Hell Divers set out to find the missing Xavier "X" Rodriguez after being abandoned by the traitorous Captain Jordan.

Nicholas Sansbury Smith stretches his narrative wings a bit in Deliverance, giving readers insight into X's decade-long stint on Earth's hellscape through prolonged flashbacks, in between tackling the story's present-day timeline from the perspectives of Everheart and Jordan, and a fe
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading an early Advanced Review Copy of this third book in the Hell Divers series provided by the publisher. Excellent. I will write a more detailed review as the publication date nears in 2018.


"Time to live or time to die, he thought. Time to fight one more time."

I just read the revised Advanced Reading Copy of this book. I just had shoulder replacement surgery and so this was a perfect time to sit back and read (between naps).

This third installment of the Hell Divers is
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration.

I said in my review of Ghosts, the second book in the Hell Divers series, that I had no doubt that the author was going to pull something epic for the third book. I was right. While I wasn’t a huge fan of Ghosts, Deliverance was freaking awesome.

I kind of want to squee and splutter words incoherently. ‘Cause X. So much X! The amount of X in this book totally makes up for the scarcity in Ghosts. And not only X,
Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
*4.5 Stars

I’ve been a little bit off of "the series" for a while now. I like getting into a story, and when it’s done, moving on to the next. But there is something about the characters that Smith has created that pulled me back in for another dive to Hell.

What I love most about this series is that the story hasn’t gotten at all repetitive. Smith has kept it fresh and exciting with a Martinesque rotation of characters and new villains with each new book. The impetus moving the story forward keep
Lisa Omstead
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: post-apocalyptic
In this powerful third installment of the Hell Divers series, we finally learn the whereabouts of Xavier Rodriguez and glimpse his horrendous ten-year journey on the toxic post-apocalyptic Earth. A lot of loose ends are tied up, however, a few new ones have emerged.

Murderous, megalomaniac Captain Jordan of the airship Hive makes the perfect villain you’ll love to hate.
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
4.5 stars...

I'm a huge fan of the Hell Divers series and Xavier Rodriguez. The first book was one of my top favorite books of 2016. The second book was o.k. but it didn't move me like book one. This last book however was really good - almost as good as the first!

And actually I probably would have enjoyed it even more if I didn't listen to the audiobook. I know, I know, I'm in the minority but I'm sorry, I just don't like R. C. Bray's narration. I never have but I thought I'd try him out one mor
Cynthia Terrones
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing


What an awesome, awesome book. This is for sure one book and series I would recommend to everyone. Without giving anything away, as pretty much anything said would do that, I'll try my best to explain why it's a must read. With Michael (Tin), Layla, Rodger Doger, Magnolia, Captain Jordan, Katrina & X (Xavier) many things are all happening in this continuation of the series. Some mak
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant conclusion to the series. There was a lot to wrap up, but this book did it: numerous threads, characters, and important locations. In the end, things were not only tied up but tied together in a way that was very satisfying for anyone anxiously awaiting the release of book #3.
Leslie Bryant
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: smith
My heart is just racing - I wish I had the words to say how great, and unique, and thrilling this series is. I actually have to stop reading, take a breath, walk around and then right back to it. Nick has brought his characters to life; given us horrific creatures, venomous creepy plants, vicious cannibals and traitorous people as Michael, Roger, Layla and Magnolia continue their search for X. He somehow keeps us totally captured in his words and the adventure continues to enthrall us. So amazin ...more
Craig Pearson
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Though this is the third book in the Hell Divers series it is easy to pick up on the story line. The most interesting character is Captain Jordan. He honestly believes he is acting for the common good of mankind but has let absolute power go to his head. My only major issue with the book is the going back and forth in time as a writers technique. it was very hard to follow. The nuclear war that devastated the planet apparently happened 250 years previously. How could all of the mutations happen ...more
Tanya Procknow
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I do love this series. I can never guess where it’s headed next and that’s unusual. Great continuation and I’m already looking forward to the next. Thanks Netgalley.
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Deliverance” the imaginative and thrilling third book in the Hell Divers series opens with Commander Michael (Tin) Everhart and his Raptor team escaping from the horrors of the Hilltop Bastion in a warship called Deliverance. Having intercepted a message from Xavier “X” Rodriguez after years of being thought dead, Tin and his team set out to find him and bring him home to their airship the “Hive”.

Woven into their rescue mission are insights into X’s hellish existence over six years in a radioac
Having found out the truth about X, Michael sets off with his team, in the new ship, to find him. Both of them were abandoned by Captain Jordan and both are struggling to survive the new world they find themselves in. Can they come together before it's too late?

Wow! This book!!! Here's me thinking this series can't get any better, but yet again I'm proved wrong. This was..... I can't even form coherent words to express my thoughts!! Brilliant, exciting, intense, action packed, heart pounding, he
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an absolute treat to be able to reenter the post-apocalyptic world of the Hell Divers. The first book blew me away, the second book was duly devoured, and this third book was no less of a hell-ride.

Approximately 250 years after the world went to hell in a nuclear war that destroyed the surface of the planet, airships ply the skies over what used to be the USA, unable to land on the blasted - and dangerous - earth. Now aged and falling apart, the airships are maintained by supplies collecte
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is easy to be concerned that sequels to a great book may pale in comparison. Thankfully the third He’ll Divers book is just as good as the first two. While all three have the same characters and world, each book is different from each other in its action and focus. I found this book to be a joy to read. To me this author puts in the work to ensure everything is as good as it can be. The multiple characters feel real and are all flawed and I love them because of it. No character is ever boring ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I also purchased the ebook from Amazon.
This third book in the series, was another non-stop action adventure thrill ride. Excellent writing provided vivid descriptions of the landscape and the characters. The story was a page turner with rich subplots that were woven together to make one fantastic read. This is one of my favorite series in the genre and this installment is the best yet! Do not miss out on this one!
Debbie Winfield
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be my favourite series set in an apocalyptic world. I love the characters and the world the author has created. It’s always fraught with danger and you know that someone isn’t going to make it as it was with the previous books. I was pumped to find out there will be a 4th book. I’m definitely preordering it and I recommend you go so the same if you’ve read these books. If not you really don’t know what your missing out on. It’s a must read if your a fan of this genre.
Joshua Chadd
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hell Divers FTW

What another epic chapter in the series! I picked up the first book on sale a while back and before I'd even finished I preordered the 2nd one. Then I got this one and read it right away.
I love these books and I'm so glad we got to see more of X and Miles in this one! I can't wait for the next one! (Already have it pteordered)!
NSS is an apocalyptic writer of epic proportions!
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: postapocalyptic
Another satisfying installment with plenty of action - just don't think too hard about the mutant plants and animals. I like that it provided a solid ending, but also left room for another story (coming in November, and even though I'm mocking some of the unbelievable elements, I already preordered the next book)
Scot Parker
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series keeps getting better and better. I'm glad I kept going after the first book; I can't wait for the release of book 4 in November!
Hans P Melius
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I can’t wait for the fourth book! The world is dead and full of dangers for our Helldivers. Following X on his journey across the land was excellent.
Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V.
Another NSS book where I went into it expecting it to be the end of the series. And then BOOM, we’re told at the end to expect a 4th book. A lot of the stuff from the 3 books was wrapped up in this one so I really only see one way for the 4th book to go. Hunt down the cannibals and find a place on Earth that is safe to settle the humans currently living in the sky.

I was super happy to see Lance get what he had coming to him and the hands of someone I wasn’t expecting! Oh, but it was a sweet, sw
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm afraid I put this sequel off for too long. I lost the tension from the previous books, and while I was still very much invested in the outcome, I was overall feeling a little lukewarm. I'm still very happy with the story (which, obviously, I won't be telling you about here... even though I'm very tempted to tell you who dies, or more importantly, who's still alive! *wink wink*).

The book is seriously jam-packed with explosions, gunfire, and Sirens, irradiated monsters and political hijinx. A
bryan richter
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
X marks the spot

Another fine offering from NSS. I'm quite sure no one does apocalypse fiction better. Strong, likeable (and easily despised) characters and that familiar breakneck pace of an AND novel. His stories tend to feel like all is lost her everything is working out simultaneously. There's that "X" factor to to this story that takes it up a notch. Talk about a triumphant return....can't wait for Help Divers IV
Daniela Ark's Bookiverse

WARNING if you thought my review of book 1 was over the top, beware:

- This is a totally insane fangirl review.
- Coherence dives down to Hell!
- No restrain will be exercised whatsoever.
- There will be idiotic babbling and shameless siren shrieking.
- The words “epic” and “epically” and synonymous will be copiously used.

If you tend to roll your eyes at mega emotional reviews you may end up blind and looking at the back of your skull.

You should read this ser
Matt McCall
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed this series, once I got past my "there is no way this airship has been flying this long" and just went with the story back in book 1. I can't wait for the next one
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Warning: This review contains spoilers to the first two books in the series, so don’t read it if you haven’t read those books and don’t want them to be spoiled for you.

Well, I didn’t love this one as much as I loved the first two. Surprisingly, the first two-thirds of the book kind of dragged a bit for me. I mean, it was still interesting and things happened but not enough happened and it seemed like it was more of the same old, same old. And of course, I let out more than my share of curses whe
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Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers series, the Orbs series, the Trackers series, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn't writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spen ...more

Other books in the series

Hell Divers (5 books)
  • Hell Divers (Hell Divers #1)
  • Ghosts (Hell Divers, #2)
  • Wolves (Hell Divers, #4)
  • Captives (Hell Divers #5)