Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $62.68

After 2 months, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

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

What listeners say about Secrets and Spellcraft

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    161
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    149
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    141
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A fun story about an imbecile.

Good story however the main character is inconsistently portrayed as both sly and irrationally stupid. It's a bit hard to really enjoy the character when he is being so pathetic.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very engaging and easy to follow

I am really enjoying this series. It has a familiar protagonist but with enough originality to make him unique.
The magic system is fun to read and you can follow Will as he becomes more skilled.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Just not for me

World is deep and expansive with great potential, but the linear revenge track story spanning 4+ books now weakens its relevance.

its like trying to read a 2000 chapter wuxia with a terribly dull stupid MC, but somehow the stars align and plot armor saves the day.

The MC cant think for himself and all the answers are written down for him in BOLD TEXT then slapped onto the reader/listeners face.
Even tho this is ment to be the big school arc,

Intelligence increase? nope.

When you can see a clear ending to a terribly long boring trope, i have to ask myself is it even worth the read???

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My New Favourite!

Never a dull moment. Impossible to put down. perfectly narrated and totally hilarious at the right moments.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The series continues on strongly

Still really enjoying the dynamism of the series. in summary, just a lot of fun and interesting twist turns.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very entertaining,

Excellent storyline and narrator. A very amusing and entertaining book which kept me chuckling throughout, Highly recommend this series ,












  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

must read

loved it. an excellent follow-up to Book 1.
looking forward to hearing Book 3.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Sooooooooooooo Good

just amazing, don't have the words for how much I love this book and series

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Remarkable!

A remarkable and entrancing storyline told in exceptional class. 5 stars from beginning to end.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good and engaging

Good book. many comments from the grandfather caught me off guard for a good laugh

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Steelgator
  • Steelgator
  • 15-10-2020

Excellent Series!!!

This book is a great continuation of the series. Great magic 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.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-11-2020

To predictable

The first one had at least some mystery, but this one was way to predictable. It left nothing to the imagination, the moment the questions were asked or events happened, there was no "holy sh.."moment.

The MC is still the same blushing zero intelligence idiot, though he gets a bonus of IQ later on but barely,

The relationship he has feel to forced and awkward, It feels more like a check mark "must have" when writing a book.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Black
  • Black
  • 27-11-2020

Lacking ending

Story was great up until halfway I’d still give it a try if your into romance.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for O. F.
  • 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.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 16-12-2020

Couldnt finish it.

Character does not grow at all. Quit being mad at how stupid his decisions are.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chris Carter
  • Chris Carter
  • 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

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for T Ginn
  • 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

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brandon
  • Brandon
  • 19-02-2021

love it

I listen to this book all day. I don't want to go back to life after it's over.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Fred
  • 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.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-2021

My first Review.

Made me write a review, my first so take what you will.

MC makes consistent horrible choices and shows no development at all. A example would be him asking obvious questions or forgetting specific details as soon as possible for some quirky situation.

Another would be **SPOILER** when he decided to trade a unbound favour for information, when he was told by literally everyone including the Faye that he holds significant power over the accord and the lives of many. This is the part that broke it for me.

The story also overly focused on the romance between him and the princess, I don't mind romance but at the same time there is a whole world full of magic and adventure but instead they want to focus on some 18 year olds relationship.

Just frustrating to listen to.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Liam
  • Liam
  • 12-01-2021

Great

Yet another great book so glad the ring turned out to be what it was or it wouldn’t of been as good as the last book

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-2021

One of the best I have listened to

Very good book and narration.
I like the sense of Humor in this book.
I fully recommend to read it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for slybauer
  • slybauer
  • 30-12-2020

fun standard no surprises plot moves nicely

nothing new standard young wizard stuff all the usual elements enjoyable way to spend a few hours

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mr j m tattersall
  • mr j m tattersall
  • 11-12-2020

why did it have to end!!

Absolutely brilliant. What a fantastic adventure, let's have more of the same please, absolutely awesome

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Craig Hanson
  • Craig Hanson
  • 08-12-2020

brilliant

Great series for slightly older listeners... colorful language abound.

Continuation of a great series. Story is solid, thought out and at times emotional.

Highly recommend

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-2020

simply amazing

I got so invested in this that I skipped work for 2 days to listen to this all the way through. Such a good book had me emotionally invested in the story and had just the right amount of suspense.


I hope in a book in the future asilin manages to free herself from her husband

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rachel
  • Rachel
  • 21-11-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for SB
  • 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.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • 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.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Leaf
  • 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.

1 person found this helpful

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.