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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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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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worth the read

One of the best books I have come across in a long time definitely recommend reading

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Great book

This book was a roller coaster of emotional ups and downs. The magic system was great and insightful. Tim Gerald Reynolds was great as always.

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  • Sam
  • 2020-10-22

Action, humour and interesting magical world

This series has a lot of what I enjoy in fiction. It has great character development, description (but not to much or overly wordy), suspenseful action and interesting characters, and a great plot. It even has some funny parts with the grandfather character.

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Amazing!

Loved the book. Sad that it's done and I have to wait for the new one.

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  • Steelgator
  • 2020-10-15

Excellent Series!!!

This book is a great continuation of the series. Great magik 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Georgia Perry
  • 2020-11-22

AWESOME!!!!

let me tell you, the author was good, the narrator was good, the story was good. i can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Leszek
  • 2020-11-21

A great follow up.

If you are in for some well written narrated and most of all entertaining storytelling, you came to the right place. Forgive me the comparison but its like Harry Potter was set in the grown-up magical universe and Dumbledore was an immensly powerful but also cynical and bitter old man with blood all under his beard. Someone who lived for centuries and seen the worst the word, or should I say worlds, have to offer. It is in stark opposition to his prodigial and somewhat naive grandson, who has to abandon innocence and use his wit to navigate the intrigue and power struggle ridden realm he wants to protect for the sake of his loves ones. Just the banter between some of the some of the main characters is worth the read. Old and tested elements of this fine assemblage you may have found before. Especially if you've read any other books by the author(they are all great by the way). But whatever ticles your fantasy fancy, its litterally all here: Compelling characters that drive an interesting story check, moraly ambiguous choices check, lots of action check, humor check, unique well presented magical system check, romance check.I could name more but you get the gist. One of my favourite contemporary authors of this genre.

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  • Virgil Allen Moore
  • 2020-11-18

Awesome 👍

This is a wonderful book. Solid narration. Innovative storytelling. The writer knows how to pull together elements in the story. Small foreshadowed things come to pass and are fully realized by the end of the story. It's a great book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-16

great book

One of the best books I've ever listened to. Great storyline and amazing character develepment.

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  • kyle humphreys
  • 2020-11-15

Great Story

Micheal G Manning is an amazing author. I love his books with the world's and characters he makes. I always love that he gets good narrators for them too.