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Not all injuries heal true.

Wu Ying saved his master from the machinations of the dark sect but was gravely injured during the process. His body has changed, his bloodline awakened and his cultivation compromised. Physicians and healers at the Verdant Green Water can do nothing for him.

Forced to travel to a new sect for healing, Wu Ying might find opportunity in his distress. But the dark sect is not done with him, or their machinations. Caught up in the winds of war, Wu Ying and his friends must continue to balance their journey to immortality against the pull of mortal politics.

The Second Sect is the fifth novel in the A Thousand Li series, a book on immortal cultivation, wondrous martial arts, evil cultivation sects, and spirit beasts. This series will be loved by those searching for wuxia and xianxia works and those looking for a more westernized cultivation story. The Second Sect is written by Tao Wong, the best-selling scifi and fantasy LitRPG author of the System Apocalypse, Adventures on Brad, and the Hidden Wishes.

©2021 Tao Wong (P)2021 Tao Wong

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  • Marcia
  • 04-06-2021

Pretty disappointed

You could honestly listen to the first thirty minutes and the last hour and a half and get the same story.

He spends the entire book not progressing at all due to medical issues. In the epilogue he receives the solution to the issue and hasn’t implemented it as of the book end though he has begun.

Again, there is no progression in this book. If you like cultivation and characters getting stronger - skip.

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  • bet93
  • 03-06-2021

Filler

If you listen only to the last 3hrs you wouldn’t have missed anything.....hopefully the next book in the series will be better. It goes without saying Travis did an excellent job as usual.

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  • John Grout
  • 26-06-2021

not your average cultivation novel

I love these books, because they have more depth than your average cultivation light novel. I enjoy the rich descriptions of how cultivation works, and various obstacles on the path of cultivation. The cultivation system is a whole lot more thought out, with a lot of interesting detail. In cultivation light novels, it's really just a power fantasy. I read or listen to these books, because I get bored of those simplicity in those cultivation light novels. These books have more empathy and humanity in them, than cultivation light novels. That’s what makes these books unique and enjoyable.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-06-2021

One Star And Return

This book is maybe an hour of content in total stretched out to make the most boring filler book. The main character's personality has regressed. The enemies are all blatant and poorly written. This might honestly be the worst book tao wong has written.

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  • Xander
  • 02-07-2021

pretty much skippable

this is not a bad book exactly, but it's certainly not a good one either, it's kinda boring because almost nothing happens, nothing important at least. You could listen to the first 1-2 hours to understand the gist of things and the last 2-3 hours for the conclusion and skip everything in between and miss nothing important, the rest of the book is esentially a side quest with no stakes or progression and this is already a very slow moving progression series as is.

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  • Joshua Ellis
  • 19-06-2021

Slower than the first 4 but is a good transition

A Thousand Li is one of the 3 series I pre-order and get when they come out and Tao Wong's writing keeps getting better each novel. It makes you feel attached to the main character but no matter how much I feel like I want to be attached to the primary secondary characters I find myself not. Add in to this story to me being a transition book in the story, while it was a great book it would not be one of my top 3 favorite in the series.

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  • George
  • 19-06-2021

Struggle

This words describes the entire book. I love this series, but this book almost broke me. 6+ hours of struggling to finally get some relief in the last 30min. I really hope the next book is better. The narrator was amazing as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2021

Solid continuation of the series

Some of the other reviews for this book are too harsh. This Book #5 in the series continues to progress the main character. Yes, he works through injuries and sickness, but it is done in an interesting way with a good amount of fight scenes and adventuring taking place. New treasures are discovered and there are hints of romance. Towards the end of the book the action ramps up and then everything comes to a satisfying conclusion, while leaving room for further growth in books to come. I liked it. I look forward to Book #6.

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  • Randy Smith
  • 08-06-2021

My least favorite in the series.

The thrust of this entire book was about trying to find a way of saving the main character who was dying from the events of the previous book. This book mostly consist of a lot of whining and complaining and thinking “I know I’m going to die”. Maybe the story would’ve been more griping if it was actually about a terminally ill person and what he was going through, but we all knew something would save him in the end. Plus even at the end of the book when it looks like he may have overcome these difficulties you’re not quite sure because he only resolved 1/2 of his issues. So following in this vein I’m sure the next book will be about him trying to overcome the second half of his issues, and that is him dealing with his soul cultivation. But enough of that, putting aside the extreme slowness of this book I can say the writing is excellent and the flow of the story is quite good (but very slow).

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  • Jason W.
  • 03-06-2021

Good not great

This felt like 11 hours of filler and really prolonged the whole struggle which did nothing to advance the story from the previous book. Travis Baldree did great as usual. Overall it was bit of a letdown in what’s been an entertaining series.

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  • Some guy
  • 16-06-2021

Love this series but this feels like half a book

Love the author, and this series, but the first 20 something chapters was a grind to get through, all setup and very little story. It was stuck in the weeds and made the whole book endup feeling rushed towards the end, like it was only really getting started in the last few chapters.

It's a shame because if the first 20 chapters had been edited down to 5-10, and left more room for story after the tower scene, it would have been a really great book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-2021

love it

Honestly wish the next book was ready already. This is possibly one of the best cultivation series I've ever listened to. Great characters, story and action.

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