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I often caught myself pushing away the old memories of my past life. More and more, my past self’s hold on me lessened, allowing me to become the person I wanted to be in this world. But at this moment, I found myself wishing to turn back to the old me - to the cold, rational me that had suppressed his emotions in exchange for having no vulnerability that could be used against him.

Arthur Leywin knew well the cold terror of war. Yet, in his past life as King Grey, he had never lost a friend, mentor, or loved one; he had none to lose. Now, though, Arthur must accept that even those closest to him must take up arms to defend their homes as the enemy force seeks new methods to strike at the heart of Dicathen. 

In his quest to stop the approaching army, Arthur must travel to the dwarven kingdom of Darv, gain mastery of the four elements, battle some of the Vritra’s mightiest champions, and overcome a grievous betrayal. Meanwhile, visions of his past life are surfacing with startling frequency, forcing Arthur to contend with the decisions of his past as he struggles to retain a vision of his future.

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Previous ones were better.

My only real gripe with this book is the somewhat generic phrases and terms being repeated. Other than that the main story progresses much slower then previous books.

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As always, an interesting and well conveyed story.

I just wish it were longer. The narration was great. I definitely felt that last line was a long time coming, and I'm psyched to see Art demonstrate his new powers. Keep up the fantastic work.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-08-2020

Weakest book thus far

Book is literally 70% training, 20% flashbacks, 10% story progression. Travis's narration is amazing as always but the material has been getting progressively worse since Book 3.

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  • DNAngel
  • 15-08-2020

Agree with several other reviews

I do apologize that I'm repeating what others have mentioned. This book was 70% training, 20% flashback, and 10% forward progress.

I'm hoping this is used to build something into the flashbacks. It's nice to have some backstory but we're technically in Book 6 and in my opinion if you were going to explain younger years.... Do it earlier on? Maybe books 1-3?

I have enjoyed the previous books, a lot. However, this is the first book I didn't binge it like I do Netflix.

Only Read if you've listened to the book:
I really enjoyed the fact our main character (MC) doesn't win every battle.

However, if you spend many years with people that'd destroy the world if they fight and who refuse to train "lesser beings" how can you remotely have issues fighting other "lesser beings" after? He seems to get winded very quickly. Wasn't one of the lessons was to conserve? Use little power but get maximum effect? blah, blah, ya know? The montage of him training was cool but he seems to have learned nothing. Often even going against their explicit directions... several times

Anyway, I'm wondering where we're going. I gave it 4 Star ⭐ because it is a good book but isn't good as good as the previous ones.

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  • Jeremy
  • 21-08-2020

15 hrs of filler, 11 minutes of new material

I pre-purchased this book and was really excited to listen to the newest book in the series. It began slowly and stayed that way for most of the book. I found myself drifting off and not even listening to the book most of the time. This is one of those books that felt like the publishers were telling the author to make a deadline and he just filled it with a bunch of junk to meet that deadline. I struggled to keep listening.
This could have been book 5.1.1. This entire book was pointless flashbacks and boring details about training for 15 hours. The last 11 minutes were the only actual progression of the storyline. It was I will be reading the reviews before buying the next book in the series. This one is going back for a credit

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  • santiago
  • 14-08-2020

it's been good until now

I feel as if the author is getting lazy the whole book was about him training seriously dont ruin the story bro, you cant make a whole book about the dude training

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-08-2020

That F***ing ending cliffhangers uhh!!

that was a phenomenal book already finished and can't wait for book 7 because I need to know who she was talking about.

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  • Michael
  • 14-08-2020

another great one

If you liked the previous books, you'll like this one! I got one can't wait until the next book

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  • Erik
  • 29-10-2020

A slump in the series

It’s so unfortunate that the series has hit this rough patch of an installment! There isn’t a clear narrative thread, but you can see that the author is trying out new writing techniques with his flashbacks, so I am hopeful that they will continue to find their voice and that the strong intrigue and growth in the initial portion of the series is found again in some form. On the other hand, Travis Baldree is crushing it as always in terms of bringing the characters to life

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  • Joshua
  • 05-10-2020

Not fully sure how I feel, but it’s not great.

Waited the entire book for something to happen. Didn’t he just come back from training? Now he needs more because he’s still underpowered?? /boggle

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  • Lee
  • 25-09-2020

Backstory

Just be aware, this is backstory. At times it felt like listening to third graders arguing.

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  • luke
  • 26-08-2020

Starting to drag on ...

Loved the first few books, but the last two are really missing the bar. Feels like filler to me.

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  • Vishal
  • 18-08-2020

Another hit

The pacing in this book is much slower compared to any of the previous instalments but that helps it feel much more like a proper book. The world building is so much better because of the slower pace. The war looks like it wont be over in just 1 or 2 more books.

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  • Morris
  • 13-08-2020

marked improvement to book 5

This book has the feel of books 1 and 2. It shows great character development and story progression. You learn more about the MCs past and his prior friendships. This book contains a great balance of action and informative sections.

The pace seems to be slowing but I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2020

unexpected twists

really didnt expect the way story developed and cannot wait for more.

the flash backs are intriguing and new breakthroughs and insight into alakria too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-2020

Great series

loved it, made me laugh, cry, dive deep into another world.

amazing book!

read it if you can

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-2020

do not waste your time

this book is soo bad, the story makes last books to not even count, traine 4 years for nothing

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