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Rise of Legends (The Kin of Kings: Book 2) Audiobook

Rise of Legends (The Kin of Kings: Book 2)

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Publisher's Summary

Basen's unique skill with energy leaves him hunted by a psychic of legendary power. But that becomes the least of his troubles when an enemy army of unknown numbers, loyal to a murderous pretender to the throne, surrounds the Academy where Basen has honed his talents. As he begins uncovering the truth about his enemies, it does little more than show him how powerful they really are. But the most dangerous of all, the one who hunts him, will shock everyone by accomplishing something so diabolical, so utterly insane, no one would've guessed it was possible.

©2015 B.T. Narro (P)2016 B.T. Narro

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    Sailfish 07-30-16
    Sailfish 07-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Sonja: Looking for love in all the wrong places"

    I was expecting book 2 to merely progress the tale in a more or less linear fashion but was curiously surprised to find that Sonja's ability to bring back her dead mother from the spirit world was rather novel and, therefore, interesting. I particularly enjoyed the exploration of what such an ability would have on those who were exposed to it and the ramifications of such an event.

    Clearly, Sonja is a tortured soul who committed cruel and murderous acts to attain her goal to bring back her once ever-loving mother, the only person who had truly loved her, but we find that she is not as two-dimensional a character as had been implied in book 1. This is also true for other characters as we find out during the unfolding of the story.

    The plot arc involving Effy and Alex also has shades of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" to it and is seemingly working up to be a very heartfelt, traumatic and poignant conclusion.

    Kudos to the writer for breaking what I feared would be a predictable follow-on and for the narrator who gave realism to these characters and their personalities.

    Onto book 3...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Syr Taking over the world 08-13-16
    Syr Taking over the world 08-13-16 Member Since 2016

    The author of The Destined series, Fragment series, Mind Control series and many more to come.

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    "Bad. Not even as good as book 1."

    This was just bad. Sorry. The war idea should've waited until book 4 or something.
    The idea where Basin could rise in an academy setting, showing off his unique abilities with wand and sword should've been more of a focus. As he gains the respect of his peers. But it seems like the author wanted to throw in this war. War-- we as fantasy authors overuse this objective.
    The idea that Sonya was the first woman in the academy, rising up to be a legend. And even as a potential rival for Allabel.
    There was so much potential in this but it was bogged down with boring backstory, history, awful scenes.

    This book just seems like it was too early. And it was predictable. Way too predictable. Sonya is basically a necromancer. I immediately knew Alex was coming back --and it seems like Steph suddenly knowing how to make a potion that erases memories--- *sigh*

    I'm stopping there for now. I'm done with this series. There wasn't enough here to make me really care about the academy. There should've been more.
    A rival for Basin? More time in the academy before the war come in? Maybe some warning that Tackery existed in the first place? Maybe it should've been mentioned a little bit before, I don't know.
    The takeover came out of nowhere.
    Nevermind. What's written is written. This is my opinion. The first book was way better.
    The performance of this just didn't work. Boring. And what's with Cleave's voice? Monotone, really? A lot of the performance was monotone, probably because even the narrator was like, "wtf?"

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    Chris Elko, NV, United States 05-19-16
    Chris Elko, NV, United States 05-19-16 Member Since 2010
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    "All Stars"

    Loved the first and second books. Can't wait for the next book! Hope it gets here soon.

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    Nicholas 05-16-16
    Nicholas 05-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "it's a fun book but not spectacular."

    the narrator might be the biggest problem. he speaks slowly and sounds like a high school teenager moping around while mom is asking him questions about his day

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    Asbjørn 05-02-16
    Asbjørn 05-02-16
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    "A wrong turn, away from the first book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book feels "younger" then the first book,
    I place the "heros" in a age around 13, and they act like it.
    I would like the heroes to act a little older, it story loses a lot of credibility with their behavior


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Its a Very basic book, the plot is simple and never explain much
    "The hero is detected, he got away.... how?
    There is no dramatic exit, they just did it, without details"

    There is not much depth or extra details. a good book need some details.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator has a very monotone voice, there is no feeling there.
    Have some fun when your reading the book, enjoy it!
    Dont just read it


    Did Rise of Legends (The Kin of Kings: Book 2) inspire you to do anything?

    No, it didn't give me enough details to "see the book". not enough to dream


    Any additional comments?

    Its a book for a young audience, simple straight forward.
    Easy read that could have been a good book, with some more details. The Narrator has "one" feeling "

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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