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  • The Dead Never Die

  • Lovecraftian Mythical Fantasy (Chronicles of Cain, Book 5)
  • By: John Corwin
  • Narrated by: Austin Rising
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

To-do list: Stop a zombie uprising. Stop the apocalypse. Resurrect a goddess.

They say no good deed goes unpunished, and Cain is living proof of it. His quest to help the gorgon Dusa and his favorite bartender, Aura, went terribly right and horrifically wrong. Now, the sword Soultaker has claimed two more souls and added them to its undead army. Zeus and Mars tell Cain to fix the situation, or they'll erase him permanently along with everyone he cares about.

To free souls from Soultaker, Cain needs information from the original Thanatos, Greek god of death. But Thanatos vanished long ago, creating the office of the Grim Reaper, which is now occupied by a man named Garrick.

Garrick agrees to help Cain find Thanatos, but before they get started, the other three horsemen, War, Pestilence, and Famine, put Garrick in a coma so they can they seed the world with plagues, conflict, and starvation and start the apocalypse. Without Death to free the souls of the humans dying from the chaos, their bodies are rising from the dead, killing more humans, and threatening the very fabric of fate itself.

Cain reluctantly accepts the mantle of Death, so he can stop the zombie apocalypse and use the powers of his new office to find Thanatos. His journey will take him all over the world - to Hell, Hel, and beyond.

Dealing with one pantheon was nearly impossible. Now, Cain finds himself tangling with the Norse, Greeks, Christians, and of course, minions of the Elder Things. Cthulhu and Shub-Nuggerath were horrific enough, but this new entity is even worse. But there's one thing Cain's enemies didn't count on. If there's an apocalypse, there will be no more mangoritas.

No more plastic pirate swords with fruit. No more toothpick umbrellas. The bad guys are about to find out the hard way that no one, not even a god comes between Cain and his mangoritas.

©2021 John Corwin (P)2021 John Corwin

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awsome

Best series ever I just love this guys books all of them are fab

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  • Wintermoon
  • 21-06-22

Not great and but not completely bad.

Understand, I love the previous 4 books. I enjoy Lovecraft shenanigans. However this book is just way to emo and preachy. I mean preachy in God is super bad way. It just disappointing to have a writer give awesome story and throw their personal opinions in your face a hundred times. Having a extremely boring premise while getting preached at is not fun. This slows this book down to a crawl. Just really not a fan. Could of been so much better.

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  • Tracie G
  • 06-04-22

I really enjoy this series

Great series! It's even better when the author drops hitns of people from other amazing books. There's people that could be from Dresden and even The Iron Druid series. Both are in my top 5 of all time picks. If you haven't read them they are a must.

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  • Kody Childers
  • 23-02-22

Another great book to the series

Could have listened all day long, can't wait for the sixth book to come out.

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  • Ian
  • 08-01-22

Classy Caine, asshole gods, frozen mangoritas!

Was a great read and a really fun play on different pantheon. Sluggish ending, I felt that up until the last few chapters it was slow going. regardless, being pulled into Caines world(s) is always fun and rich in story.