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Now a student at Wurthaven, Will is confronted with the truth of the present.

The powerful magic embodied by wizards like his grandfather is but a distant memory. Though the practice of the current day is timid and uninspired, Will needs the knowledge that’s preserved and managed by the college. At every turn he finds that sorcery is supreme, while wizards are trained merely to assist and support those who hold the real power - a power based on an evil so deep that few who are living know the truth of its foundation.

As a student of wizardry, he’s expected to know his place and stay in it, but Will isn’t like the other students. His grandfather’s teaching has made him into something different, something forgotten - something they will learn to fear.

If he can grow into his power, with every choice, every refusal to submit, Will creates more enemies, enemies who aren’t content to let him live in peace. Without friends or support, Will must survive the knives in the dark, for Cerria is no place for those who refuse to follow the rules.

©2019 Michael G. Manning (P)2020 Podium Audio

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A much loved addition

The storytelling is incredibly interesting, and some faults I held with the first story disappeared in this one. While I didn't get closure on some storylines I had expected, I wasn't disappointed by it. A great performance by Tim Reynolds.

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  • Steelgator
  • 15-10-2020

Excellent Series!!!

This book is a great continuation of the series. Great magik system. The MC isn't over or under powered. It actually delves a little into the history of his grandfather which was sorely needed. The narrator is excellent . Just go ahead and buy this one if you liked the first.

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  • O. F.
  • 05-11-2020

F-bombs in every other sentence

Warning every other sentence has an F-bomb or four letter expletives. The story line is passable but definitely not one of his best.

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  • Fred
  • 10-11-2020

Absolutely Wonderful

probably one of the most enjoyable sequels to a book series I have ever read. it never felt like it hit a valley it always kept me at a happy medium and then hit me with good highs even that points when I felt uncomfortable it brought right back around and made me keep listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-2020

Extremely fun voiceacting and story

Will. Is. A. Dumb. Ass. but I'm glad he is called out for it. Most Authors will make an annoying Character and then unnaturally give them reasons for doing something stupid just for story but this book balances it out with the surrounding characters bringing logic to the world by calling him out on his stupidity. he annoys me most of the time but I enjoy being able to feel kinship with the people that are also annoyed by his stupidity

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  • T Ginn
  • 07-11-2020

All you need to know about this book

“THE GODDAMN CAT” and the best character is still with us in a way 🤣🤣🤣 you’ll get it when you listen

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  • Georgia Perry
  • 22-11-2020

AWESOME!!!!

let me tell you, the author was good, the narrator was good, the story was good. i can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Leszek
  • 21-11-2020

A great follow up.

If you are in for some well written narrated and most of all entertaining storytelling, you came to the right place. Forgive me the comparison but its like Harry Potter was set in the grown-up magical universe and Dumbledore was an immensly powerful but also cynical and bitter old man with blood all under his beard. Someone who lived for centuries and seen the worst the word, or should I say worlds, have to offer. It is in stark opposition to his prodigial and somewhat naive grandson, who has to abandon innocence and use his wit to navigate the intrigue and power struggle ridden realm he wants to protect for the sake of his loves ones. Just the banter between some of the some of the main characters is worth the read. Old and tested elements of this fine assemblage you may have found before. Especially if you've read any other books by the author(they are all great by the way). But whatever ticles your fantasy fancy, its litterally all here: Compelling characters that drive an interesting story check, moraly ambiguous choices check, lots of action check, humor check, unique well presented magical system check, romance check.I could name more but you get the gist. One of my favourite contemporary authors of this genre.

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  • Virgil Allen Moore
  • 18-11-2020

Awesome 👍

This is a wonderful book. Solid narration. Innovative storytelling. The writer knows how to pull together elements in the story. Small foreshadowed things come to pass and are fully realized by the end of the story. It's a great book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-2020

great book

One of the best books I've ever listened to. Great storyline and amazing character develepment.

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  • kyle humphreys
  • 15-11-2020

Great Story

Micheal G Manning is an amazing author. I love his books with the world's and characters he makes. I always love that he gets good narrators for them too.

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  • Rachel
  • 21-11-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

An excellent listen, looking forward to the next one. Characters, more than one adventure, great narration

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  • SB
  • 16-11-2020

Brilliant

Listened to 1st instalment and had to continue with this book straight away. Found myself laughing out loud many times. Not a fan of the narrator but luckily I continued to push through and throughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-11-2020

Great Sequel

Great Sequel and another great performance from TGR. Storyline warped a bit and didn't live up to the first book, but still well worth the listen. looking forward to another sequel hopefully.

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  • Leaf
  • 09-11-2020

I’ve read over 100 fantasies this Is 1 of the top series

A wonderful series that I love and so glad I found this gem, so gripping and wonderful I was unable to stop listening to it all day and night.

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  • Mark
  • 04-11-2020

Absolutely Brilliant

Amazing story continued. Can't wait for the next book to find out what happens next

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  • David McCann
  • 04-11-2020

excellent sequel

I very much enjoyed this book. It was one I didn't want to end. some clever parts and also straightforward in some regards. quite likeable characters and development of the tropes. I look forward to the third in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-2020

Brilliant

Brilliant, loved it, I am eagerly looking forward to book 3. would love to know the release date ?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-10-2020

Magic ;)

Very enchanting and draws you in easily love it just as much as the first but this was a lot quicker compared to the pace of the first (A good thing) only issue was that at first the voice sounds kind of tinny but you quickly get used to it

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