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The Saga of the legendary Ronin continues.... Gray and his friends have discovered they are reborn elemental heroes. Now, together, they must travel to the City of Sun and find the others like them - uniting the infamous Ronin in order to end a growing evil. 

The City of Sun awaits - yet a plague, a missing sword, and a pact made in blood threaten to tear them apart. Will Gray and his friends unite the Ronin...or fall before they even begin? The next installment in the Amazon best-selling series is sure to delight listeners and show a whole new side to the magical realm of Farhaven.

©2020 Matthew Wolf (P)2021 Matthew Wolf

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Average compared to the rest

This one failed to compare to the previous two. Could have missed this book and we wouldn't of noticed.

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  • kim cassidy
  • 17-02-2021

Couldn’t stop listening - a different breed

I’ve read a lot of fantasy and listened to a host of books, and it has to have a certain “spark” for me to really be hooked. The series has that. Most important are characters that feel like old friends. Was recommended this book by a friend and really glad because while book one started slower, and while all series I have some gripes with, it’s quickly becoming a favorite. But here’s my breakdown.

World building/pacing - First book felt a little rushed. This one slows down a lot.  Much better pacing. World building is cool. Grand elemental cities. Glowing sun bridges, giant waterfalls, floating buildings on zephyrs of air.

Uniqueness - It has some tendencies of generic “good vs evil”.  I like the whole idea of being dark legends and proving they are going to be different. Haven’t seen that done in a long time.

Magic - elemental magic system, spark flow. I don’t fully understand how it all works. Seems like a “soft system”. But it doesn’t detract from the overall

Characters (most important part) - My main complaint was not seeing enough of Gray. After all, the Ronin (the legends) are my favorite part.  I like that the main characters are developing their powers and I can’t wait to see how they learn to harness the elements. Ancient, powerful legends in young people’s bodies is a cool premise. Also sucker for sassy strong characters, so I really like Faye. I ship her and Gray still. Darius is charming, reminds me of Matrim Cauthon from WOT, but definitely his own.  And his dynamic with Gray was fun to watch.  I’m quickly becoming enamored with these characters, and I didn’t want the book to end.

Narration - Tim does an AMAAZZING job. I like to read and listen, and I found myself laughing and smiling at Tim’s take on the colorful cast.

Overall - Great addition to the series. Lovable cast of characters.  If you are hesitant, don’t be. It has some of the “typical” feels. Magic, dragons, honor and light amid darkness.  But it’s the complex characters and their growth that does it for me. The Ronin Saga is quickly developing into one of my favorite fantasies.

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  • Elliott
  • 16-02-2021

Loved the next installment!

Ayva really comes into her own. And watching the Ronin interact and grow is one of my favorite parts of the series. I was crestfallen when the Ronin were pulled apart, Citadel of Fire left us on the precipice of something grand. Of the Ronin reforming,
but seeing Gray and Darius’ bond grow, Darius roguish charm and Grays honorable white knight side was really fun interaction. I got to see another side of Gray too with his demons of letting others down. The Algasi are cool, the Enchantress... so many fun things and Tim breathes such life into it. I felt ripped away at the end when it came to a halt, but I was okay with that. I hear book four is right around the corner, I can wait - a little bit!
Long story short:: HIGHLY recommend 5 stars, this series starts slower but builds up pace as it goes. Very character driven story. Easily becoming my top 5 alongside Brandon Sanderson, Rothfuss and the like. Oh ya, Faye is still my fav.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-2021

Dripping with atmosphere

What can I say?

The author has delved even deeper into the spellbinding, fantasy world of Farhaven. I was immersed into the faraway lands of the third epic saga of the legendary Ronin.    Just like his other two books, the wildly imaginative situations, and dramatic reincarnation of the colorful, "elemental trio" and each world that the 3 main characters encounter is "Dripping with atmosphere"--sublime and unique.  Each of the landscapes the group enters, are alive and explode off each page, with vivid and uber-creative, exciting details.   This is a must read and I'm a true fan of this author.

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  • Kelli
  • 07-03-2021

amazing

I super loved this book! please read this book it will change your life! super amazing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-2021

Best book I have ever read.

This book was one of the best books I have ever read. I would recommend this to all of my friends.

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  • Matthew Spencer
  • 07-03-2021

My new favorite book

This book blew me with its creativity and excellent world building. Highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of fantasy

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  • renee gabrielle
  • 07-03-2021

amazing!

great listen :) spectacular world building and very entertaining to listen to when doing chores around the house

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-2021

FAVORITE BOOK EVER

This book was AMAZING!!! Completely changed my life. I have now listened to it 10 times and plan reading it again!!! 100% recommend!

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  • vaneza gonzaga
  • 07-03-2021

Wow! 316/316

Loved the concept and plot. Such a good and interesting read. Definitely recommend to everyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-2021

A fascinating adventure

I don't read many books, but my daughter recommended this one. I'm really enjoying it and am looking forward to reading Matt's other sagas.

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  • J Smith
  • 10-04-2021

“Strength is life, weakness is death”

This series is truly epic fantasy and a really enjoyable listen. Great characters, plenty of action, intrigue and lots of magic to keep everyone happy.
It’s far from a mindless listen though, you have to stay on the ball to keep up with it all.
Great narration with good character voices.
Can’t wait to see what else’s the series brings!
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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