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Publisher's Summary

Ruthless wizards vie for a vacant throne, unaware that their actions could alter the balance of magic and the fate of the Eight Wizardoms.

Lord Taladain is dead, the result of an exotic scheme made possible by the Eye of Obscurance, an amulet so dangerous, simply knowing it exists can bring grave danger. What if the amulet fall into the wrong hands?

With a neighboring wizardom in chaos, Wizard Lord Malvorian seeks to expand his power, capturing prayers meant for another wizard lord and strengthening his magic beyond anything ever recorded. The world will tremble should Malvorian's power rise to that of two gods.

Balance of Magic continues the Fate of Wizardoms saga, an epic fantasy adventure filled with magic, intrigue, schemes, and betrayal, perfect for fans of Wheel of Time or Riyria Chronicles.

©2019 Jeffrey L. Kohanek and Fallbrandt Press (P)2019 Jeffrey L. Kohanek

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Loved Book 2!

I offered to review this audiobook because I am such an an avid reader but also almost exclusively audio due to my schedule. Because of this, and the fact that a bad narrator can destroy a great series, I can be very critical of narrators. Especially when books have a single narrator required to speak with different voices for multiple characters. Most cannot do it without having some errors where they use the wrong 'voice' for the wrong character. Travis Baldree does a great job in narrating all voices this book. It was a very enjoyable listen and I didn't have any issues distinguishing between characters. As to the story, I am not one to give a lot of specific story details since I feel you should read the story for that. However, I will say that it is book 2 in a historical fiction series where some of the characters have magic. The author has done a great job at continuing this series. It still has great characters that continue to develop and a story line with l twists and turns. You won't be disappointed if you give it a try, but I recommend reading book 1 first! I received a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Great read

Balance of Magic (Fate of Wizardoms #2). my seventh read from author Jeffrey L. Kohanek. Picks up seamlessly from the end of the first book. Well-written with intricately developed characters you can invest heavily in and the storyline with its intricate twists & surprises as the tension & suspense ratchets up throughout the book’s length. 342 pages but reads even longer with the attention to detail written into the story. Kohanek’s fantasy worlds have become one of my favorite fantasy reads. I was impressed and enjoyed the vocal variety & inflections of narrator Travis Baldree. I look forward to reading more in this series. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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buckle up and enjoy the ride!

OMG this book! I absolutely adore this series and this book is even better than the first! I binge listened to the whole thing in a single day. I will say that I had already read it and it took me a little while to get through because it's so detailed and intricate but that allowed me to absorb the storyline and therefore devour the audiobook. The narrator is absolutely perfect and reads it exactly the way I do, maybe even better. I also love that the author added a little entry by Salvon in the beginning giving an update about the last book and warning new readers that there might be spoilers; it's quite considerate to do. I can't wait for the next book and I'll definitely listen to this again!

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Great series!

Jeff is a great author, and I really enjoyed this series! He has created a fabulous world in these books, and I look forward to more from him! The narration is well done, and I highly recommend checking this series out!

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A good story lots of subplots abrupt ends to most

This is a pretty great fantasy story. It had a good group of heroes. It does a great job at changing perspectives. What it does lack is that it spends lots of tine building things up to anticlimaxes. A rogue who doesn’t like commitment ... found a girl who starts to Change him and prepare him to commit until... he snaps and drags her down instead... A super powerful foe that can raze cities... until he happens to die almost by accident. So many subplots leave not a lot of time for the actual resolution of each. This is book 2 so I can forgive some lack of resolution, but the resolved plots feel like they resolved hollowly.

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Not fair to compare but the first book was better

This second installment of this tale was not a good as the first. But I must confess I could not stop listing. The positive element is the character have been better developed . The tease is in and curiosity is a very big driver, you absolutely must find out what happens to this troupe of adventures and what is going on on this far away land .

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The wizard wars go into full Battle Royale mode, similar to GoT so, Game of Gemstones, then. Jeffrey L. Kohanek continues the series with our small fellowship of protagonists fleeing from one deadly encounter toward another, leaving dead wizard lords in their wake. Jace and Narine's relationship has some ups and downs but seemingly moving in a forward direction. The group take on new companions and the author also includes some infantry siege buildups to accompany an ample amount of back-stabbing in the figurative and literal sense. I have mixed feeling with the Eldalain story arc, however. While I appreciated the backstory provided regarding his ruthless childhood, I was disappointed with the lessening of his involvement afterward. There are also several twists in the book as the story unfolds, one near the end that wasn't all that surprising but one that seems to not bode well for our merry band of protagonists. Also, what of the ring? Travis Baldree's performance is a joy to experience.

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A true epic adventure!

The characters come alive and the adventure is real! Narration was excellent. Don’t miss this one!

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A good second installment

Not as good ac the first book, but a solid continuation. A number of elements have there feeling of Easter eggs. I'm anxious to continue the saga.

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A solid second book.

Listening to this series really made my work days fly by. A fantastic sequel to the first book.