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The Beginning After the End: Publisher's Pack 2

The Beginning After the End, Books 3-4
Written by: TurtleMe
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Beginning After the End: Publisher's Pack 2 contains books 3 and 4 of The Beginning After the End series. 

Beckoning Fates (book 3):

Was I taking this life for granted? Having this amount of power at my age had made me lose some of the sense of rationality I’d had in my former life. No longer a king, no longer tied down by rules and politics, I’d become careless. In this world, my potential was boundless.

Though Arthur Leywin would like nothing more than to pursue his studies at the esteemed Xyrus Academy, where he hopes to push his already potent magical abilities to new plateaus and perhaps discover something more about his reincarnation into this world, he finds the politics of the school’s halls even more challenging to navigate than those of the council chambers he once inhabited as King Grey. Arthur faces inept professors, jealous classmates, and an overeager director while fending off the affection of an old friend and the aggression of an old enemy. Then a routine class trip into a low-level dungeon turns out to be anything but, and Arthur discovers something that will change his life forever.

Horizon's Edge (book 4):

In my past life I hadn’t had anyone I would have given my life to protect. I had that now, but I didn’t have the strength to protect them - not against what was about to come.

In another life, Arthur Leywin was a king and no stranger to war. He was not ready, however, to find himself at the heart of a conflict that will reshape his entire new world. Despite his abilities, it seems as if the danger only increases with every discovery he makes. His oldest friend succumbs to a power that may destroy her, a power Arthur gave her. His most constant foe accepts a dark gift to challenge Arthur’s strength, an act that threatens all of Xyrus Academy. How can he keep his family safe if his very presence is the thing that draws danger to them? Can he dispel the specters of war before it is too late?

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honestly

awesome book would recommend it for sure to anyone who likes adventure. well read

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it liked it but....

the way everyone monologs about their powers and what their are going todo it feels like an episode of Yu-Gi-Oh

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Overly Melodramatic

The narrator did a good job of making these books entertaining, but the overly melodramatic and sometimes whiney monologues of the characters really made it difficult to like this part of the story. if you are a fan of anime that takes forever to get to the point,then you may enjoy this publishers pack.

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A Great sequel

The school aspect is well done, the rivaliry between the school and Arthur is funny how every noble is jealous.The big plot is slowly revealing itself. spoiler . . . . . . . . . I almost threw my phone when Lucas brother try to kill Arthur, everything was going so well. Lucas, that bastard was so discusting and his brother is the same. I hope nothing bad happen to Silvy.

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power trough book 3

Book 3 is a set up for everything that happens in book 4, individually the first half of this story is pretty lame; While it has great moments it almost entirely focuses on introducing new characters, high-school romance, and setting the story for book 4 Book 4 more than makes up for it and it had lots of great and intense moments. I'll be immediately moving on to the next book as the story overall is greatly satisfying. Highly recommended

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anti climactic showdown

great world and characters aside from the nobles. Narrator does an excellent job. For the most part the story is ok but it has some flaws that just make it hard to bear. The final conflict is a joke with all the build up and atrocities for the villain to be so pathetic when it came time for the showdown was extremely disappointing. The way the main protagonist behaved was also stupid and hypocritical. He was sickened when he stumbled on the mutilated scene with the lance then replicates it in front of a crowd of students just to further the plot. The info drops are abit heavy and spoilery, we didn't need to learn about the divine conflict all in one go or at all. The suspense of who the demons were and what they were doing was well done and kept me interested. The reveal didn't feel natural. My last complaint would be the dramatic farewells and returns between main and his family. It's a scene that's been redone over and over everytime he leaves it's like hes going to war for the first time. Not only was it done 4 or 5 times it feels exaggerated. Decent story but poor execution.

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awesomeness

excellent story! great narration and fantastic flow. very much looking forward to the next book!

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Great book. Stupid ending.

If you like the first book you will like the second. I enjoyed it though the very end is super stupid and makes no sence.

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What a gem

This whole series as an amazingly pleasant surprise! Charming characters and the right amount of twists! I love it!

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It's a MASTERPIECE!!

Great story. Great voice actor. I can feel every scene. Thank you so much this amazing audiobook!! I'm gonna listen to the 5th book now.

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  • Brenner
  • 2020-04-08

Felt like a different author than books 1&2.

The good part, Travis Baldree was amazing as always. Books 1&2 were great, but that may have made this worse! (Edit) After some reflection most of my outrage has nothing to do with book 3. But, that is because it is sort of light and enjoyable, since nothing really progresses I'd say it is filler. However, I would have preferred more of that instead of book 4. ( end Edit) (now if only I can stop editing and adding to this review!) This was an overwhelming silly book. The MC can no longer think. In books 1&2 the MC makes informed decisions using the experience of his past life. But, in this book he can only make the worse most implosive and emotional decisions. The worst part is that these decisions are just the MC's reaction to other people. After finishing I struggle to remember the MC doing anything on his on initiative in books 3&4. It felt like he was just dragged around for 2 books. Who is this MC? What happened to the MC from books 1&2?! Why can't anyone talk to anyone else about anything that happened? The closer book 4 got to the end, the sillier it became. I can't even talk about all the silly things for fear of spoiling. This book took the buildup from book's 1&2 and just wasted it. Internal consistency, what is that? Character consistency? You can just throw that out the window to add more emotion, again, and again, and again. The flow of books 1&2 revolved around the MC making decisions and exploring the world. There were some coincidences, two particular meeting, and the MC even gained a special item through coincidence. But, throughout the story I felt like the author really did the leg work to get from point A to point B. What the author wanted to happen in book 4 was really contrary to what was previously setup. He had to move lots of characters around in a very artificial way in order to have the conclusion he wanted, but without leaving the setting that has been solidifying. This lead to a climax in book 4, where the characters acted out of character, a villain was created for the MC that lacked the motivation to carry out his acts, And finally, the MC could only do everything the worst possible way, emotionally, reactionally, without thought or consideration. But, even then, things would have been radically different if the timing was even slightly different for anyone leaving or entering the last part of book 4. A quick count brings me to 5 perfectly timed arrivals or departures to arrive at the authors desired outcome. It was maddening! Honestly, this book (book 4) felt like a completely different author took over and just did what ever he wanted. What a disappointment.

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  • colton
  • 2020-04-09

Don't Listen To the Negative Reviews.

This is still a very solid progression series. Yes there is a cliff hanger. If that ruins an entire book series for you, never watch a TV show ever. Yes there are overpowered character. Welcome to the GENRE that's kind of the point. This part of the series was developing the true villains of the series so of course they are going to be stronger. How boring would it be if the main character was the most powerful the entire time. The Negative reviews on this book silly and from people who really don't get the genre of cultivation. They have the right to there opinion, but don't let there opinion take away from the fact that this was enjoyable the whole way through.

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  • Chance
  • 2020-04-09

The fourth book ruined the series for me.

If you like pointless under powered side characters, over powered villains who can do whatever they want because your main character can only react never plan ahead, and a stupid cliffhanger this is the book for you!!!

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  • Ulices
  • 2020-04-09

Hate the ending

Hate cliffhangers word word word word a a a a a a a a a a three more words

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  • Adam Dintelman
  • 2020-04-09

will no longer listen to the series

I was really starting to get into this series. but the ending. (no I'm not going to spoil it) In cliffhanger like that at the end no good especially being one with such a Negative overtone. in my opinion they're just cheap tricks of authors who can't do anything better.I thought this author was much better than that, but sadly no.

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  • Bryan
  • 2020-04-08

I'm going to need books 5-6 ASAP

This has left me itching for more...that is one heavy cliffhanger...I as many others will say that it must happen

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  • A. Wood
  • 2020-04-08

Nothing happens.

Whole lot of nothing happens. Finally picked up on the last couple of chapters.

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  • Taylor
  • 2020-04-08

disappointing

the third book is okay, but the fourth book just doesn't have the foundation to be satisfying. It's full of jobbing by people we hardly care about, knowing that nothing significant is going to happen until Arthur gets there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-09

Wasted words

To many viewpoints rehashing the same parts of the story. Terrible ending designed to sell more books instead of completing a arc.

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  • DNAngel
  • 2020-04-08

great book

I've been enjoying this book since it was released! I would highly recommend getting it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-12

A fantastic fantasy!

like the first two books, just Perfect! lasted only 2 days before i finished it!