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Fulcrum of Light

Catalyst, Book 2
Written by: C. J. Aaron
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Series: Catalyst, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Freedom has come at a price. 

Stranded on the coast of an uncharted land, Ryl will be tested as the world outside the Palisades proves darker than within. 

With little to no direction save the cryptic information from a mysterious stranger, Ryl must rely on his new-found skills and place his trust in his new companion. Together they forge onward into the barren wastes of the Outlands. As the sickness approaches, their time and hope fades. 

Surrounded by uncertainty, will they discover there is more to fear than just the unknown? 

Ryl survived The Stocks. Will he survive the Outlands? His search for the secrets of the power that flows through his veins continues. 

Will he find the answers before his time runs out? 

Don't miss the epic second installment in a series filled with unexpected heroes, dark magic, and non-stop adventure. Suitable for all ages, it's perfect for fans of D.K. Holmberg, Will Wight, and K.F. Breene.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 2020-09-10

I adore Ryl!

My love affair with Ryl may have started when I met him in the first book in this series, A Tribute at the Gate: Catalyst... but it just grows stronger, page by page, as Fulcrum of Light unspools it's secrets. The first thing that happens is that Ryl and his... what, Mercenary? Bodyguard? Friend? have to find their way out of the outlands, and time is not on their side! This is a grueling trek of endurance and fighting, and it was just the thing my action loving heart thrives on! It's only after they find succor that the pacing slows down, and we learn so much more about Ryl and his blood magic, as he begins his training for real! Soon after that, CJ Aaron pushes the "pedal to the metal" and zooms to an awesome finale! I know that I've said this before, but Travis Baldree is absodamnlutely the perfect choice to tell us Ryl's story!!!

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  • JollyGreenGoblin
  • 2020-09-05

Great Addition to the Series

I enjoyed the first book in the series, but felt that the plot progression was slow. Fulcrum of Light definitely kicks it up a notch. I really enjoyed the pacing and story. Baldree does a fantastic job with narration. I look forward to the next installment.

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  • Gregg
  • 2020-08-11

Excellent!

Another great story in a line of great stories. Sci fi fans won’t be disappointed.

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  • John Stringham
  • 2020-10-08

Great Sequel

I'm loving this series so far. I can not wait for the next book in the series. Great writing and narration.

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  • Gil T
  • 2020-09-14

Shipwrecked, Lost and Hunted

After the shipwreck, it is Ryl and the former soldier who has promised to help him reach his destination and find the Phrenics. The wilds have savages that seem to hunt and kill all life. They gather their positions, but Ryl realizes the medicine that was supposed to help him on the trip is all water logged. He has only so much time to reach the others before he feels the withdrawal effects of the drugs. The walk by day and during the night the creatures get braver. They try to spend their nights in caves and switch watches. The problem is Ryl is getting sicker and what was one, then two is now four of the hunters after them. During the nights, they are getting braver and coming closer and closer to the caves. As Ryl gets sicker and sicker, the hunters have amassed a large number and are poised to attack. Ryl is too sick to help and one former soldier against many of these hunters, they won’t stand a chance.

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  • Sailfish
  • 2020-09-07

Freedom Isn't Free

I enjoyed this book even more than Book 1. C. J. Aaron introduced a whole new cast of characters, including antagonists, monsters and associates. a new land and more diverse challenges. Ryl and Andr find themselves in the Outlands with Ryl seriously debilitated due to the poisonous treatment he was given during his stay at the Stocks. Then things get freaky. We also find a wondrous location unveiled known as Vim, however, ever there they are faced with many challenges and quests. What follows next is a small fellowship venturing a perilous journey on a quest to free the tributes from the king and his realm's vampiric clutches. Travis Baldree again nails the performance with aplomb and delight.

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  • Chuck Ossont
  • 2020-09-04

Medieval Jedi meets Medieval Sith

Awesome next book in the series and a great listen. Character development is awesome and amazing to see the main character grow and discover his abilities. The next book should be awesome and I can wait!!!

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  • Eric Grossman
  • 2020-08-24

Fast Paced and Epic

I loved the first book in this series, and this one is just as good, it picks up right where the first one left off and goes at a great pace from start to finish, I cant wait for the third book to come out!

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  • Jacob P
  • 2020-08-24

Fantastic Continuation

Fulcrum of Light is a fun and fantastic continuation to the story started in Tribute at the Gates, picking up right where the original left off. The story continues to rise while still including more worldbuilding that reveals more, but not all, of the secret history that lead this world to present the situation. There are hints at deeper, darker truths to come about the origin of Ryl and the other Tributes powers. While Ryl attains a place of temporary safety in this portion of the story and continues to grow in power and as a person and leader, he faces very real and human challenges in addition to the monsters of the world. Ryl's story is not over yet, and I think the most interesting revelations are yet to come. Looking forward to the rest of this series and highly recommend it. Disclaimer: I was given this a free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-16

amazing series.

this has been an awesome experience to listen to. the lows and highs were well thought out and written.