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Skysworn

Written by: Will Wight
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Series: Cradle, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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Publisher's Summary

With his duel fast approaching, Lindon is locked away in prison.   

As a Blackflame, he is too dangerous to remain free. The Skysworn, protectors of the Empire, have imprisoned him to keep him under control until the day of his promised fight arrives.
When it does, he will face Jai Long.   

But a new danger approaches the Empire, closer every day. One of the Dreadgods stirs, earlier than predicted, and even a brush with such a creature could be the end of the Blackflame Empire. Only the Skysworn stand between the people of the land and total annihilation.   

And Lindon may be forced to join them.  

©2017 Hidden Gnome Publishing (P)2019 Hidden Gnome Publishing

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...getting old fast

I'm getting tired of the mc losing battle after battle or using cheap gimmicks to win. this is book 4 now and with every book I find myself growing tired of this mc he gains power but he is still a coward who loses at every turn.

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  • Christopher
  • 2019-01-24

Good, but tastes like half a book.

I’m always wary of fantasy titles with run times shorter than 9 hours, but sometimes you get a great book in spite of the short length. This author managed to pull it off at least once in this very series.

However this one just felt like 2/3s of a book, with an attempt at tying the story together with a big reveal at the end. It’s the kind of book where you have to wonder if the author or publisher is just trying to make an extra buck by splitting a few long novels into a much more profitable, six-book-plus series.

This was a good continuation in the story but by no means a self-contained “chapter” in the overall story, unlike a couple of the other books in this series were.

So summing up; I recommend this book to anyone hooked on the tale and its’ characters, but it kinda felt like I paid a credit just to have the plot points filled so I’d know what’s going on in the next book.

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  • Chuck
  • 2019-11-18

No Progression

I wanted to like this story but you can't really call it that or even half a story. It's more of an hour long episode in a Netflix series. The characters are still flat and not going anywhere. They serve the story rather than the story serving them, making them inconsistent. I want to see what happens to Lindon and read about his homecoming but that's somewhere around 5 books away probably and this series isn't worth that investment of time or money. I certainly won't recommend it to anyone. Will Wight just isn't a very good author. He seems to be trying to drag this series out but he doesn't have the skill for it. At least he isn't still trying to narrate his own books anymore. The voice actor in this was very good.

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  • Amanda M.
  • 2019-09-05

too short

all of these books, while good, are too short. they don't feel like complete books.

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  • N. Burger
  • 2019-04-09

excellent but too short

What was there was great, but it was far too short, ending suddenly and surprisingly. It feels more like an episode than a story in its own right.

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  • M20744
  • 2019-02-04

Weaker than the others

Didn’t seem to move the story forward as much as the other books. Felt thin.

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  • Outside1
  • 2019-04-25

Quality is ebbing.

I am not at all surprised that this book is not as good as the previous ones. The level of excellence that had been established is very difficult to maintain.

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  • David
  • 2019-01-28

Still awsome

I really hope book five comes out soon and we see our main character break through more cultivation barriers. Not a whole lot of that happening in here but the duel was great as well as the huge battle.

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  • Chax
  • 2019-03-14

coming of age

rant and spoiler warning.

the problem with coming of age tales is that eventually you want the MC to you know . . .come of age.

after being maimed because of his mentor and adopted family he meekly rolls over and accepts that is was necessary?! still?! despite there being about 100 ways it could have been avoided. this is bloody book 4 and he is still a trusting meek minion. infuriating

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  • S. Pike
  • 2019-01-29

Increased pacing and action.

Of the five books I feel like this one was a bit faster paced and we got more action for this story than we did for each previous book. I felt it was nice we got to see a bit more of the bigger picture in this book about the other worlds and what is going on their as well as a wider understanding of this world and were the Blackflame Empire was in it. Plus I felt Yerin? Linden's friend got some more character development where we learned the origin of her parasite and her history with it. If you want a cultivator or xanxia story where the protagonist doesn't become as corrupt as his enemies so far this is the series to read or listen to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-02-23

to stort

and what did Eithen expect would happen with all his weird orders and going all over the place by himself without letting anyone in the family knowing what he was up to