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Ash’s life is anything but normal these days.

Having unlocked his Dantian, he’s grown in power. Grown to the point where he has others who depend on him for that power.

In this world of martial arts, only the strong and the ruthless survive.

Everyone else is merely a stepping stone on their path of Cultivation, or an obstacle to be overcome.

Or knock down. 

A world where the strong rule, and the weak die.

Utilizing the Hall, the voice in his head that calls itself Locke, and all the powers available to him, Ash has begun his own journey of Cultivation.

Except that as a Fated One, his journey is a narrow and winding path between two cosmic forces. Each one vying for dominance.

And that has nothing to do with what Locke has planned for him.

This is his second step in his life as a Cultivator. Overcoming his first tribulation, and solidifying his Dantian.

This is a VeilVerse novel.

Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/a full harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2020 William D. Arand (P)2020 William D. Arand

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Solid 5 on all levels

The first book in this series came out almost 2 years ago, and the wait was painful, but well worth it. This book is everything I hoped for and more. Andrea parsneau was fantastic as always.

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Came for the story but stayed for the performance

I was really looking forward to continuing Ash’s story in book two and for the most part it delivered. By the end of the novel we saw Ash’s character progress along side his relationships with the women in his life. The fights are well written and had a enjoyable, easy to follow flow. The books largest weakness comes in the form of little narrative progress and no stand out antagonist. We bounced between quickly disposable villain A to quickly disposable villain B, this coupled with them having no real goals or motivations aside from humiliating or killing the protagonist left the fights feeling unsatisfactory. There was a stand out moment in the book for me which I won't spoil but involved a stupid villain being stupid. The fight itself was really enjoyable but again the build up and payoff from it felt pointless and without meaning from the villains point of view. Andrea Parsneau once again delivers a stand out performance with a wide variety of unique characters. With the finale leaving Ash hopefully with some actual motivation so we can move on from his rudderless self in this book. I will be picking up book 3 when it becomes available on audible for what it is worth.

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  • Dani P.
  • 2020-11-24

From okay in book 1 to terrible in book 2

I don't mind romance or harem side plots, but four hours in and the only things we've done is talk about his stupid harem politics and how unhappy with his life he is. He just whines while changing nothing, idk if I'll be able to finish this book but if I do ill update my review.

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  • johan
  • 2020-11-29

A shame

First book we had everything that i want in a cultivator novel with a focus on growing stronger and a good growing harem. With the seccond book we got close to ZERO focus on growing stronger to the worst harem Willam/randi has written ever. Every bad habit that Willam writes is in this book to growing the harem to big to fast and making his lead male a worthless piece of thrash.... I had some high hopes that he would have focused on the male lead increasing his worth/strength for once but i lost count on how many times he was carried/blackedout and or where just plain stupid. This is like dungeon depost all over again with a super good starting book to an absolute snorr for the seccond one. I hope book 3 will be alot better, I forced myself through the last 4 hours altough the first hours in the book was pretty great

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-11-27

To many fan boys reviews

I have no problem with harems but I have problem with unrealistic main character who blushes and tries to "run" from it, with the main character personality being a carbon copy of other main characters written by author. This book is mostly about the harem and the talk about it and the main character refusing but then the femdom comes to play, all the play sex, fondling is all initiated by the women.. The author takes a liking to bash cultivation tropes I have no problem with that, most are dumb and racist. but using the tropes he tries to make a "more sensible character" but while bashing those tropes. but the personality of the main character fails a bot in that role. I do like the combat and fights but overall there is little of that... to bad.

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  • Jim
  • 2020-11-30

oh boy

First time in 9 years posting, I am giving a 1 star. I try to buy any Wuxia or Xianxia progression style fantasy that hits audible. This book in my mind was written in a manner my 13 year old might find entertaining, however with the explicit poorly constructed harem themes, etc. obviously many of the reviewers loved this book. However I dont get it. Out of the last 100 or so Wuxia / Xianxia / progression fantasy books I have read or listened to. Maybe there was one I disliked more, however non come to mind. Maybe in my youth, if I played a drinking game for the amount of time "chosen one" had been said. Maybe... I would have been given a better rating provided I was smashed doing so.

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  • Chaz R.
  • 2020-11-20

MORE

MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MORE.

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  • phillip
  • 2020-12-08

quantity over quantity, too many bland girls

the only memorable girl was jia, and she wasn't really allowed to rejoin the story until like half way though the book. I didnt even remember who mei was yet the story seemed to give her preference, and this book ads even more girls to the harem. the harem aspect of this story could use some quality control there's also the fact that the actual cultivation aspect seems to have taken a back seat as none of the characters train/cultivate like they had in the first book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-12-05

Disappointed

MC progression is trash... hey lady that I met yesterday please run my life. Hey annoying cool system be an asshole 24/7. MC yes I will do what everyone wants and whine about all the time bc I have no choice obviously. I really liked the first book but I was expecting him to you know adapt to the world take control of his life not be led by the nose by these random women irritating. I couldn’t finish it

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  • William
  • 2020-12-18

Book 1 was great book 2 was Meh

loved the first book but book 2 was not so great. turned into a crappy harem story :(

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-12-15

Good story line but..

This dude right here is probably the only straight guy on the planet that wouldn't enjoy his circumstances.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-12-12

This book is horrible

The first book was very good the second book I can't even finish it enough said.

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