As the conflict between Enosh and Damasca builds to war, Simon finds himself caught in the middle. Alin is bound by prophecy to the Grandmasters of Enosh, but he begins to doubt his fate when he discovers that their talk of freedom hides a darker agenda.
Leah has never questioned her loyalty to Damasca. Now, she finds that allegiance tested as she is forced to oppose her own rebellious brother. With these two powers on the brink of open war, the land soon trembles in the face of an even greater threat. Who can stand against the Wanderer?
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in the first story house of blades the authors reading was very fast. The pace has slowed down considerably and more personality has been given to each character.
I'm dyslexic so i have trouble reading. That being said, the audio book is read by the author... so you will always get the proper tone and meaning with the words that are said.
Comparing it to the first book, it is even better. I gave the first book 5/5 because it was well earned. This book takes everything from the first one and expands on it. You don't just dive into a world and get a birds eye view, you get to stand in it with the characters and experience the chaos of a real world.
Yes. It is wonderful to hear an author bring life to their own work in a way that only they can.
I did listen to all 10(or so) hours in a row. Three times. The story is so enjoyable it leaves you thirsting for more. Any time i had to pause it for a moment or so was agony.
Will has produced another wonderful story. I can't wait for the final book to come out and i hope it is soon!
This is book to in the Travelers Gate trilogy, and really is an excellent addition to the series. A lot of second of three books are just placeholders, but not this one. This very definitely move the story along and advances the character's growth.Simon and Leah both have great character growth, and there are some major changes for a lot of the other characters, too. There is also a lot of the backstory for the other Valinhall Travelers filled in in a series of flashbacks. The plotting is fast paced, the battles are extremely well done and action packed, and you can really sympathize with the characters. There is also a lot more magic used in this one, really showcasing a lot more of what each terrritory brings to the table as far as magic. I think this is a uniquee kind of series, playing against tropes, but if anything in style is close, it's Brandon Sanderson's work. Will Wight self narrated this, and he has gotten better over the course of the two books so far, really gaining in confidence as a narrator. I recommend this book and series to any fan of Brandon Sanderson, you wont be disappointed.
The story is well done with fleshed out characters. The world is unique in its rules of magic/powers, but familiar enough that you don't have a problem understanding how they work.
Where I found the book lacking was in the narrator's performance. He doesn't have a large variety of distinct voice types for characters. That said, he still did a good job of proper tone and timing in the narration.
HOw the story gos you dont have power that makes you go from starting off and even so working hard makes you grow i look forward to Simon to grow stronger but wish that they would release the next one im so looking forward to it. this is my first to hear from here and i wish to hear many more now that im quite happy with what was given. if the next does not be released i will no longer need it
I have absolutely loved this series thus far. There is an interesting magic system, all of the sarcasm we love and having the author himself be capable of doing the audiobooks has been a great experience as well and I think that it adds a new element of clarity overall. Like the title of the comment says, Will please hurry up and finish your next audio book! I know my family and I are anxiously awaiting it.
The first book in the series felt more interesting, but ended badly. This book has more background to the first book, but feels a bit rushed. From the first book, this is a faster paced book, but in no sense better.
The story feels rushed, characters gaining super powers at the whimsy of the story. This broke much of the cohesive feel of the magic system. So, by the end of the book, everyone is a god, except the "elders", and nothing is settled. At this moment, I am just disappointed that the author decided to go down the "super-sayan" route. I am fairly certain I will not get the third in the series.
"Please sell me part 3, ASAP"
Please Get Mr Wight in front of a mic ASAP, i want to find out what happens.
"Another excellent read. Full of action scenes galore."
The second instalment of "The travellers gate trilogy " was just as good as "The house of blades ". With a suitable twist in the plot. Growth in characters, and excellent action scenes. I would suggest this to any Fanta sea enthusiasts who is into, epic battles, swordfights, and more. The author wants more does an excellent job of narrating The novel and bringing the characters to life through his voice. If the third novel is anything like the second, can't wait to have it in my library.
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