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Now a student at Wurthaven, Will is confronted with the truth of the present.

The powerful magic embodied by wizards like his grandfather is but a distant memory. Though the practice of the current day is timid and uninspired, Will needs the knowledge that’s preserved and managed by the college. At every turn he finds that sorcery is supreme, while wizards are trained merely to assist and support those who hold the real power - a power based on an evil so deep that few who are living know the truth of its foundation.

As a student of wizardry, he’s expected to know his place and stay in it, but Will isn’t like the other students. His grandfather’s teaching has made him into something different, something forgotten - something they will learn to fear.

If he can grow into his power, with every choice, every refusal to submit, Will creates more enemies, enemies who aren’t content to let him live in peace. Without friends or support, Will must survive the knives in the dark, for Cerria is no place for those who refuse to follow the rules.

©2019 Michael G. Manning (P)2020 Podium Audio

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the story continues

great continuation in the second book, as will behind to come into his power. excellent!

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awesome

It was wonderful story. great book. I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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don't buy

the book is half a shit short of satisfaction. furthermore if you do listen to it you'll become so incredibly disappointed the best thing you can come up with to entertain you self is cut your balls off to see how much it hurts.

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Not as good as #1 but still great!

I loved the first book. The second doesn't have quite as much variety but it's still fantastic. If you liked the first one, definitely pick this up.

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Truly an Enjoyable Adventure

Without a doubt this is an excellent continuation of Book 1. Some sequels can be somewhat lacklustre but but not the case in this series. Can’t wait to listen to the 3rd book.

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awesome book

love the fact this isn't a predictable book. kept me very held through the whole plot.

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I struck gold

Finally.

I felt like i was scraping the bottom of the barrel before i started book 1. But i couldnt be more wrong.

This more than satisfies my fantasy sweet tooth. Theres nothing incredibly original about the book but its one of my favorite stories of the year (2020). If your an avid fantasy reader you've heard all this stuff before. Tragic backstory, eccentric older tutor, love interest out of his league. Theres nothing revolutionary other than the fact that it does damn near everything well. I couldn't stop listening. And in an age where everyone is either subverting expectations to make a 'different' story or recycling the same old formula and STILL failing, this book series is just like a good familiar meal. This is as fantasy as fantasy gets. Ands thats all i want.

If you want ground breaking genre changing era defining blah blah look elsewhere.

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Great book if you endure the cringe

I like the Art of the Adept series and this book is a nice sequel to the first book. The thing I don't like, is that the main character is sometimes very stupid and ignores obvious plots while he is very smart on the other hand and does things that in the end magically turn out to be the right choice. I understand, that this is intended by the author but for an honest review: sometimes it really ground on my nerves.

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I'm in love with the series, a fantastic world

They've done it again, the book is wonderful and the performance unmatched. I look forward to the next installment

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Great book.

This book kept me intrigued throughout the whole story. Humour, forbidden romance, a mad king, and magic. Everything you need for a good read.
Can't wait for the next one.
Narrator was great. Easy to listen to, lots of great voices for each character.

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  • Steelgator
  • 2020-10-15

Excellent Series!!!

This book is a great continuation of the series. Great magic system. The MC isn't over or under powered. It actually delves a little into the history of his grandfather which was sorely needed. The narrator is excellent . Just go ahead and buy this one if you liked the first.

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  • Black
  • 2020-11-27

Lacking ending

Story was great up until halfway I’d still give it a try if your into romance.

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  • O. F.
  • 2020-11-05

F-bombs in every other sentence

Warning every other sentence has an F-bomb or four letter expletives. The story line is passable but definitely not one of his best.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-11-03

To predictable

The first one had at least some mystery, but this one was way to predictable. It left nothing to the imagination, the moment the questions were asked or events happened, there was no "holy sh.."moment.

The MC is still the same blushing zero intelligence idiot, though he gets a bonus of IQ later on but barely,

The relationship he has feel to forced and awkward, It feels more like a check mark "must have" when writing a book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-16

Couldnt finish it.

Character does not grow at all. Quit being mad at how stupid his decisions are.

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  • Chris Carter
  • 2020-11-09

Extremely fun voiceacting and story

Will. Is. A. Dumb. Ass.
but I'm glad he is called out for it.
Most Authors will make an annoying Character and then unnaturally give them reasons for doing something stupid just for story but this book balances it out with the surrounding characters bringing logic to the world by calling him out on his stupidity. he annoys me most of the time but I enjoy being able to feel kinship with the people that are also annoyed by his stupidity

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  • T Ginn
  • 2020-11-07

All you need to know about this book

“THE GODDAMN CAT” and the best character is still with us in a way 🤣🤣🤣 you’ll get it when you listen

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  • Fred
  • 2020-11-10

Absolutely Wonderful

probably one of the most enjoyable sequels to a book series I have ever read. it never felt like it hit a valley it always kept me at a happy medium and then hit me with good highs even that points when I felt uncomfortable it brought right back around and made me keep listening.

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  • austin hoekstra
  • 2021-05-08

Spoilers ahead

This book was going really well until an unbound favor was offered. No slightly intelligent person would offer an unbound favor for some information. Now the queen of magic owns him completely and can drop the ax at any time.

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  • Brandon
  • 2021-02-19

love it

I listen to this book all day. I don't want to go back to life after it's over.

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