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Buried Hope III: Monsters In The Mines (Spes Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

XJ Selman
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Spes is torn.
Treachery in the rebellion. Blasphemy in the Synod. Murder in the Guard. Webbings that have trapped the three heroes of the underground world.
The Council has claimed that the Number has returned from the dead world above; once more the worldwalkers roam. And though the citizens cheer for Number Thirty-Two’s life, not all are convinced of the Life Keeper’s ruse. The blessed blood of the iron ladies stirs, and the Iron Maiden has come to stand as Spes’ silver fist.
But beneath it all beat the rumblings of legends long-forgotten. The tunnels to the mines have been buried and caved, the darkness has begun to settle. In the wake of dust’s rise and the echoes of the blasts, the girl once thought dead descends again to the bottom of the world.
In search of the monsters in the mines.

May the Eye watch us all.

*NOTE: This is the third part of a serialized fantasy/science-fiction novel. The first two parts can be found on my author page, Buried Hope and Buried Hope II: Dirt Is Dead.*

Product Details

  • File Size: 3419 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: XJ Selman Books (November 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #744,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars XJ Selman cannot be stopped February 7, 2014
By Gateman
Format:Kindle Edition
The Buried hope series is one of the best that I've read to date, and the author has all the makings of a rising supermassive star.

I won't go into detail as to what keeps me enthralled with the series (no need for spoilers), but what I can tell you is that it appears almost no one is who they initially seem to be. Ever since the surprise of book one, I've learned never to think I know what's coming next.

The book is honestly the only sci-fi work to come out in the last several years, aside from Ready Player One and RX: A tale of electronegativity, that I've found to be worth reading. The only thing that I can say against it is that, while taking it into the bathroom to read, I got so engrossed that my legs went numb. 2.99 is a pittance for the amount of entertainment you'll get reading this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best installment yet November 23, 2013
By Pete
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
So the books in this serial have gotten steadily more and more awesome. The Iron Maiden character is fantastic. In my review of the last book I was concerned because I didn't really feel attached to any of the characters other than Stone Blood but that's definitely not the case now. What I do find interesting is all the potential foreshadowing that XJ is doing in flashbacks. It's a bit like the show "Lost" in that it seems that more mysteries are presented than answered, so I'm frustrated because I want to know just what the hell is going on in it's entirety but, much like Lost, I'm definitely pot committed and need to find out. The other interesting thing about the series that I quite enjoy being frustrated with is all the characters POV chapters and wondering just when everyone is going to meet up. If you haven't read the first two get them to get to this installment, it's amazing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I was able to acquire a free copy of Buried Hope III: Monsters In The Mines. The third installment of the Buried Hope serialized novel is an amazing addition to an already exciting series. I'm going to try to avoid spoilers here, but I will say that Selman takes the plot in places you really wouldn't expect. The setting and theme mash up of sci-fi, fantasy, and dystopia allows for ideas and situations that I've never really read before. While there may have been a point or two where it felt like the story was going a little too slow, that didn't really matter because Selman always keeps the plot moving on, and if not that then he continues to open up about the depthful world of Spes. I can't wait to see what happens to my favorite characters, Stoneblood and the Iron Maiden, in part 4 of this series and I sincerely hope it doesn't take too long. If you've gotten past book 1 and book 2, and if you're a fan of writing that is written with layers and layers and layers in mind, then you're going to love Monsters In The Mines.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy, entertaining read December 17, 2014
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The story has a great narrative that is written in an engaging, albeit sometimes confusing, structure and style that follows multiple viewpoints happening simultaneously. I applaud XJ on his character development, and also the ease of access with which he writes. It was a very quick read and easy to follow, though it never felt like reading a grade school novel.
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More About the Author

XJ Selman is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and anything that crawls into his head. He also spends his time freelancing for multiple websites including, where he learned the art of suppressing his desire to reply to every comment.

XJ takes most of his inspiration from authors such as George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson, David Wong and Hugh Howey. Of course, he'd never compare himself to any of them, but he is sincerely trying.

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