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(Daniel Black #4)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  2,394 ratings  ·  195 reviews
Without royal leadership Kozalin's defenders are falling into turmoil, but mortal problems pale into insignificance when the gods themselves take an interest in Daniel. With new enemies appearing everywhere he looks, and far too many secrets to keep, can even Daniel's magic save the day?

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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published December 1st 2018
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Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: magic, harem
This was a good ride, there was more planning, betrayal and deception in this book than in the previous one. The Norse gods are terrible assholes and don't realize what they are dealing with. I loved how Daniel Powered up, finally letting go of his tether and limitations. We see more Mara in this book!

Buy this, it's worth it.
Nicolas Lagrand
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best time I’ve ever had reading!

After a three year weight for a new book in my favorite series, I’d seriously worried it couldn’t live up to the wait, but it has.

Small things I’d thought were plot holes, or which chafed slightly after listing to the audio so many times, were all resolved, and reading this was like Christmas and my first crush in one.

I’m only sad that it’s over and I need to wait for audio, then wait again for book 5.
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aww its over already

Another great book in the Daniel Black series. If your a fan of the previous books you'll love this.
Can't wait for the next one. Hope it comes out quickly.
Steven Naylor
Rating 5.0 stars

Re-listened to audiobook February 2020. Still a great book. I do have to wonder if the author is going to continue with this series or if this is going to be the last book. Part of me wishes he would quit his job and focus on writing full time, but that is selfish of me.

Initial Review below:

First, I need to point out that this book was something of a milestone for me. It is the 400th book that I have read (at least since I started keeping track of that stuff on Goodreads). The
Tasha & Zach
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Continued Excellence

While there are some small errors, ignore them. Brown continues to deliver an a thrilling story, packed with everything you love about the series.

The politics are balanced nicely with action (both physical and *physical*), and the pacing kept the story moving along at an enjoyable clip.

Thanks to the premise of the book, we meet a lovely new group of faces, though some of the old familiars do, as well. There's a great feeling of depth to *time* in Thrall, in a way that we hav
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A really great addition to the series.

The action was fast and furious. The intrigue was well written and the characters are interesting and varied. Overall I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Michael  w Hall
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As always, a fantastical ride

E. William Brown does it again. I absolutely loved this franchise from book 1 to now. He effortlessly weaves this tale of a misplaced .modern man, granted the powers of magic. Daniel is a bad ads wizard from modern times, surrounded by beautiful wives and even more beautiful enemies. His power growth is amazing to witness through the books and he has so much h more to go. Every ounce of power and wealth he owns, has been paid for in blood and glory. Give this saga a
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Finally (finally!) here, and all that I’d hoped it would be and more! The only downer being that it doesn’t cover the girls much, but the primarily-Daniel story it provides is awesome. Many threads tied. New threads provided. Action to be had! Roguish behavior abounds! Characters developed (heh)! Magic!

Seriously good stuff! Highly recommended!
In other words: Read it now! Buy it now!

Andre Parker
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Been of a fan of the series since i stumbled upon it

Love the book, and hoping the next one will be out with less delay but from the information I stumbled upon during the wait I totally understand. Looking forward to reading more and seeing what upgrades Daniel will have!
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down!

I literally stopped reading another book as soon as this one was released!
If you liked the series so far, you'll love this one as well. Daniel continues to face ever increasing foes with each encounter forcing him to shore up not only his allies and the defenses of his citadel, but also his own arsenal of surprises.
Unfortunately, Daniel gets pulled away from his base of operations for an extended time once again, so much of the book focuses on his own development and also
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful sequel

This book is exactly what this series needed. True the beginning made me think we were going to have a repeat of the last book but instead it only lasted a little while and then we were off on an adventure with new and old characters. The action was great, the pacing excellent and the set up for future books perfect. My only complaint is the lack of Cerise and Avila in this book, but that is a fairly minor complaint.

Thanks for an excellent story and keep up the good work, I am
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic addition to the series.

If you liked the any of the books so far in this series then get this book and enjoy. I for one can’t wait for the next book.

We finally see Daniel with a bit of time to prepare for his plans and he once again exploits his knowledge to great effect.

The first 10% of the book begins with laying plot threads that don’t see any resolution in this book and it is a shame as it a new challenge presented to Daniel that he couldn’t just blow up. I hope to see this resol
greg hamilton
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great continuation of a superb series

Excellent continuation of the Daniel black series with events continuing in a logical but sufficiently surprising way to keep one constantly entertained and wishing the book would not end .Fun to see the growth of the main characters strength and hints of what may come next,cannot wait to read the next book.Strongly recommended,a must read.

Steven Whitfield
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woohoo! Excellent continuation of the Saga of Daniel the Black.

This book did not follow in the footsteps of the previous books and that is all to its credit. New characters, new settings, exploration of magics subtle and ancient, new enemies, oh and really hot, very dangerous goddesses.
Stacy Faulkner
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full of possibilities

This author looks to be setting the foundation for an array of possible plot lines and story arcs. I love the direction and the way he hints at topics and questions that are addressed several books later. This book doesn’t disappoint and gives you new ideas to mull over while waiting for the next one to be published.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I don’t know if it’s just that this book was written after a few years had passed since the author published the first three books, but often times this adventure felt very disconnected from the previous books. There’s lots more sex and specializing things in this book, and almost every character I cared about and wanted to see more of are absent from this book. And why are all the gods evil?!?! Who would worship or follow these idiots?!?!? I was so very disappointed with the portrayal of the No ...more
Douglas Debner
This is a hard book to rate because the author, in every other book in this series, fails to actually tell a story with a beginning, middle and END. Here, he does do that but he does so by having his main character strong-armed into going to Asgard. So, in essence, this is a side story because all the main story lines about how the MC, Daniel Black (DB), is preparing to survive Ragnarok with as large a group as possible are quickly forgotten about. Some headway in surviving Ragnarok is made in t ...more
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story is great but the porn starts getting in its way.
Jay Collins
Oct 15, 2019 rated it liked it
3 to 3.5 stars, not as strong as the other books in this series. I still enjoyed it for the most part but the main story was not really that captivating. I will continue with the series but this is the first book that I was not as impressed with. It still has some good reviews and ratings so this maybe just me and you will find it just as good.
Eric Bertone
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
The Daniel Black series is solid "good bad writing". It's a wish-fulfillment fantasy: The protagonist finds himself in a world in which he has remarkable magical powers. He is surrounded by beautiful women who throw themselves at him. (So as not to have that go to waste, he uses said remarkable powers to give himself unlimited stamina.) Earlier in the series Black's powers were written within the constraints of his having certain types of magic. By book four, "mana sorcery" has become "instincti ...more
Dec 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I really should have reread the previous books just before reading this one. I'm sure the author is retroactively changing the time frame for past events.

Something just got me. If Daniel had all these self heating buildings in the city, isn't there suppose to be a lot of snow fall or slush? There is no mention so far.

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Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book. 4.5 stars

It is rare that overpowered characters are written well and still fit withing an interesting story, but Thrall does it well. In this fourth novel in the series Daniel finally gets to do some building for his own people. With the sieges broken and his people relatively safe thins are looking up. Things are complicated however when higher powers take a more personal interest in our sorcerer.

I really loved this novel. This novel ingeniously both raises the stakes a
*3th Read and still good.

Really loved this book. 4.5 stars

It is rare that overpowered characters are written well and still fit withing an interesting story, but Thrall does it well. In this fourth novel in the series Daniel finally gets to do some building for his own people. With the sieges broken and his people relatively safe thins are looking up. Things are complicated however when higher powers take a more personal interest in our sorcerer.

I really loved this novel. This novel ingeniously
Fadswaffer Mc Truffles
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book, but a bit disappointing

For taking several years to write, it still felt rushed in parts. Ragnarok barely moved forward more, and Daniel didn't really do much at his fortress.

There were still some words missing, but over 300 pages, only a dozen mistakes isn't really noticeable, so I think it was definitely worth the wait for editing.

I still enjoy the story, but the pacing in this novel is definitely different, and you didn't get to see much of your favourite witches.
Dave Stone
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another home run from E. William Brown.
Wile this book does have a slow patch in the first act, further reflection reveals that it was actually important to the over all structure of the series. What seemed like unnecessary details turns out to be the long climb at the start of the rollercoaster as the pace rockets ahead and the stakes go through the roof.
Willy Brown keeps the tone of the story consistent wile changing things up for this installment. Wasn't sure where he was going, But I enjoy
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Has somewhat less of the very entertaining building/empire-building than the previous books, and also less of most of the series' supporting cast.

However, the newcomer Alanna makes up for a lot of that. Great execution of what might have been a fairly genre standard character.

Unqualified recommendation to series fans.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Exciting, well written, but leaves me conflicted as a reader

I would give this one 4+ stars except some really misogynistic themes that were running under the surface in the earlier books seem to be getting harder to ignore... Yes the whole series is sort of juvenile male wish fulfillment, and it is clearly stated that it's a harem story... But I don't think I've read anything where the words "bitch" and "slut" quite this many times. Every single female with the exception of a couple goddess are
Morgan Thompson
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Addicting though it definitely has flaws

The world building and character development are once again excellent. Though I would say the world building is significantly stronger than character development. I have a few issues that are way too prevalent in this book, but also negatively affect the other books. My issues are as follows:

1. The magic is generally absurdly, needlessly complex. It often seems like the author is just trying to show off. And then at other times it doesn’t follow the same c
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