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Publisher's Summary

As Vita's humanity slowly drips away, monsters fallen from an island above spread throughout her home.

While she fights fellow horrors outside the city's walls, her family suffers threats from within them. Yet surely there's no problem power can't solve...and if there's one thing eating souls is good for, it's power.

Experience the adventure of this fantasy novel by Natalie "Thundamoo" Maher, uncovering the secrets of a massive world of floating islands and the dangerous entity known as the Mistwatcher that rests beneath them. Vigor Mortis 2 pairs adorable charm with deadly seriousness, an incongruous mix that pushes triumphantly forward despite the horror bearing down on all sides.

©2021 Natalie Maher (P)2021 Podium Audio

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  • Donald
  • 2022-01-08

Horrifyingly good!

Dark, brutal, the other side of human nature, the author went there and didn’t look back! This is a unique story line and I want more of it! Not just the trend of cookie cutter stories these days. This book is not for the faint of heart or the squeamish that can’t handle the darker side of man.
The narration is amazing and really brought out the story.
I am curious how the supposedly good guys are so powerful and there are so many of them. There is no harem or not fade to black scenes in the book thankfully. There is some romance.
Looking forward to the next book 📚

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  • cory
  • 2022-01-06

Solid sequel

This book is a solid sequel to the first story. There is an outstanding amount of character progression, and some new characters are brought into the mix.

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The book's flow is pretty well thought out, and there are time-skips to overcome boring sections. A lesser author would probably have tried to flush out more side quests or flood the book with flavor text just to make the book longer, and probably cut it into 2 books, but the author takes a classy stance, and I appreciate it.
As for the MC, she is very well written and doesn't make any arbitrary decisions that the character wouldn't make. For instance, the MC doesn't randomly become a monk, or instantly know plant magic because of some implausible history that was never brought up before or something crazy like that. Few things annoy me in a book more than some underdog victory out of nowhere based on a critical ability or knowledge that the character has had all along, and it was never discussed. That doesn't happen in this book at all.
The story is following an MC that is effectively a street rat that is now standing on her feet, and the story doesn't randomly add in inner monologs of the upper echelon of society. Sure the exposition could be flooded in with chapters upon chapters from a greater perspective to 'add world building,' but the MC isn't seeing the world from that perspective. So that would just ruin the scope of the MC's worldview. The MC doesn't care about it, and it is only brought up in passing that such things even exist. I think this shows the author's skill by employing discretion.

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I do have a minor dislike -- the topic of romance and all that entails keeps being brought up. I don't want it, and the MC certainly doesn't like it, and yet it still gets put in the story. I understand that the author was probably pressured into it by expectations of the genera, and I know some people want to have that part explored, so I didn't lower the star rating. Still, having a teenage girl keep saying "stop bringing it up" and having other people bring it up is cringy. I guess, given no other option, I'd rather have the cringe than the author changing the MC's characteristics just to match some cookie-cutter persona just to appease fans of the genera.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-01-10

a very satisfying sequel to the first volume.

everything was spot on, from story to narration. I ended up going to royal road to get more of the story.

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  • Anthony
  • 2022-01-10

Masterpiece

There was so much going on in this book I couldn't put it down. Love the darkness of this book.

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  • Austin
  • 2022-01-07

Exceptional

I absolutely loved this book, the MC Is extremely well written, and the romance was properly understated instead of being the point of the story, yet was still believable and didn't feel forced, I did have a bit of trouble getting through a couple of the main antagonist perspective chapters but it wasn't because it was poorly written it's more that I couldn't sympothize with her, though I must admit I do appreciate the main antagonist gaining her humanity while the MC was rapidly losing hers, and that at no point of listening to this could I predict what was coming next, which is quite refreshing. overall my only disappointment is that I now have to wait for the next book to be released

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-01-20

WHAT???

wow this book took alot of twists and turns but it was a solid listen but wow that ending is just such a plot twist that I just don't know how this world works any more.
I cant wait for the next story.

on the down side the narrator had a few times that she slipped out of the voice but it wasn't the worst.
(Spoiler she also used the main character voice for a secondary character that made me guess some really wrong conclusions). But it was an over all good listen.

Can't wait for the next one.

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  • James Mitchell Stephens
  • 2022-01-20

Love it

This series is absolutely amazing and is already one of my favorites. I absolutely love the story and the characters, and the narration is excellent. You should definitely get this one!

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  • Jaden
  • 2022-01-15

Not the best but I definitely enjoyed it.

The narrator, like the first book, tends to use the same voice for several characters. The problem is she has distinct voices for most of them, she just tends to blend them. Its also hard to tell when talking stops and thinking begins. Although like the first book, its pretty easy to figure that out with context. Otherwise she is pretty awesome and I enjoyed her performance.

As far as the story goes there is multiple POV characters in this book and sometimes its a bit of a pain waiting for Vita to pop back up. Sure, the secondary stories tie in and are interesting, but I definitely prefer Vita as a POV character. I do wish she was a little less murdery but oh well I guess. There is also a few points in the story where we sit through sermons by the templars from the POV characters and they are a little bothersome to me. Its not exactly Abrahamic but its close enough to make me wary. I also have a hard time understanding why you would worship a god you have to actively hide from but whatever I guess.

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  • Jake
  • 2022-01-12

Wonderful

I've read this series online and I'm just so excited that it's being released as an audiobook. This is a wonderful sequel to the first book, and I'm excited to see what comes next.

My only minor issue is that sometimes the narrator doesn't keep the accents consistent.

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  • GrimReaperD13
  • 2022-01-08

Dark, but...

I was enjoying the book, but near the end it was all pointless. MC never is powerful enough, never good enough, just never enough. I am going to check the next chapter on RR and if it isn't her almost immediately improving her situation, I won't be continuing this series.