Price: CDN$ 43.85

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day free trial and your first audiobook is free
  • After trial, get 1 credit each month good for any audiobook.
  • Exchange any audiobook you don’t like
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your free trial, Audible is just CDN$ 14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Corin Cadence finally has a firm reason to believe his brother, Tristan, is still alive. Unfortunately, finding more information isn’t going to be easy. Tristan appears to be entangled with a clandestine organization that calls themselves Whispers. And Corin’s last brush with the Whispers didn’t exactly end well.

As much as he wants to follow that lead, Corin has more pressing problems to deal with. Sera is still suffering from a mysterious malady that has stolen her voice and her magic. Corin knows that a portion of that is his fault, and he’s determined to fix it. His mother is still off in another country, and there are growing odds that she’s involved with a conspiracy to overthrow the visages.

Corin has also been branded with a new magical mark on his right hand - one that even veteran climbers don’t seem to recognize. He’s going to need to figure out how it works, otherwise it could be more of a vulnerability than an asset.

Corin still hasn’t finished his first year at Lorian Heights. If he fails his final exams, he’ll be sent off to the military and lose his chance to investigate his brother’s fate. And finally, there’s the issue of enemies. He might have made a few of them.

The biggest problem? He’s not sure if Jin, once one of his closest companions, is one of them.

©2018 Andrew Rowe (P)2019 Podium Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
No reviews are available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Freel
  • 2019-01-15

7 Hours in and it's already at 5 stars

There is, generally speaking, a law of diminishing returns when it comes to sequels. But exceptions make rules, and wouldn’t you know it this book manages to do the impossible and improve upon its predecessors.

The best thing about this book is the quick 5 minute recap. Re-familiarizes you with the characters and story from the original. This should be a new standard on all sequel audio books.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-17

Hurry up i need the next book now!!!!!

I loved this Book and Sufficiently Advanced Magic. Keep knocking them out Please. A+ for me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Rebecka
  • 2019-01-17

Disappointing

This book doesn't seem to be finished. A lot of things happen but there isn't really any coherent plot. It's messy and the potential of the story is lost somewhere in the middle. I think this could have been a really entertaining sequel but it is structured like a bad TV show with arcs that lead nowhere, fillers and episodes shot out of sequence. The narrator was great though!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jonathan park
  • 2019-01-16

The author tries awfully hard to be hip and modern

The author likes to talk about using gender-neutral pronouns, and mixes in our cultural biases without any explanation of how it fits into the fantasy society. It's often distracting and haphazard at best. Sarah seems more likable than our main protagonist. Other than that the story is good for the most part. Neat ideas and directions are taken that makes the story still enjoyable. I just wish our author introduced the society a little better, it just takes away from the story when you add in random modern day political beliefs into a fantasy story without even doing it smoothly. I read these kinda of books to get away from all the political stuff on TV today. Not be reminded of it again in a random way that doesn't even fit with a medievalish society.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-18

great story great world building and narration

live the story and magic system. I like how the mc is self aware most of the time.

nick does a great job as always.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jason
  • 2019-01-18

Cant stop listening!!

Great story, full of details well thought out. And the preformance is second to none.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Taylor
  • 2019-01-18

Fills a void.

I was super excited for the second book in the series with the ramp up of the previous. I just couldn't get into this one the same way. There was interesting magic, a few exciting scenes, but it was also very fluffy and dragged in many parts. Corin can get very annoying, and it starts to grate on you. I'm not saying to skip it, but don't expect the same excitement as the first book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Matthew Robert C. Laird
  • 2019-01-18

Excellent

-Great follow up to book 1.
-The world and social landscape are fleshed out in a very refreshing way.
-I'm going to hate waiting for the next installment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Croda
  • 2019-01-18

If you liked the last one, don't miss this book

If you liked the last book, you're likely going to want to read this one too. It's fast paced and the characters are by and large likable and have believable motives. The final scenes of the previous book clearly have an effect on the actions and reactions of the main character in this one and you find out a bit more of Corin's backstory.

Sarah develops well as a character in this book, but I found myself wishing for more time with some of the other side character we'd already met rather than introducing more characters. Professor Vellum for instance was one of my favorite characters in the first book due to her interactions with the students and I was a little disappointed that she didn't get more screen time in this one.

The story definitely wanders a bit. After the events at the conclusion of the last book, the main character loses a bit of his goal and as the story is told from his perspective, that lack of a clear goal is somewhat evident in his telling of the tale. In addition, a great deal of the story seems to be jumping from test to test and crisis to crisis. While the tests were interesting, I would have liked more outside interplay between the characters rather than just test test test test test. I also found it a bit jarring how the main character never really seemed to go to classes. He just had tests and studying/ training. All these critiques aside though, I did enjoy the book and would likely listen to it again in the future.

One last note. One of the new characters that's introduced is gender neutral or fluid. The author gives a decent reason for this, at least in my opinion, but I've noted several reviews complaining about it. It's a bit confusing when it first comes up, but it's decently done and doesn't detract from the story. That being said, apparently even the existence of this character sets some people off, so if you're one of them, you might want to spend your credit elsewhere.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-17

book 3 please >_<

love this series and narrator. easily a top favourite. hopefully the 3rd book won't take long

1 of 1 people found this review helpful