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Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind.

If he can survive long enough.

In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation. In the search for knowledge, some doors, once opened, can never be closed.

©2017 Michael G. Manning (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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The beginning has me boggled.

Is this the same series? What the heck is happening? I feel like i'm listening to a different book, with hints of similarities. I can't endure anymore.

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Fun book, but gets a little weak towards the end

It was pretty strong as this sort of thing goes, but got pretty cliched as the end approached. It's like they ran our of creative juice, so it ended sort of blah. For all that, It was fun to read and at least for the first half, pretty creative.

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fantastic conclusion to the trilogy

great story. very enjoyable and it kept me engrossed all the way to the end.

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Interdimensional nonsense

This series generally well-written and for young-adults. The parents are all powerful but unable to do anything and the children must accomplish everything over their parents protestation --- standard YA stuff. Michael Manning does a great job of showing how people feel when events happen to them, especially negative ones. I enjoyed the previous novels and was expecting another great story here. Unfortunately, this novel feels so disconnected from the others that it's like the start of a new series. The tie in to the history of the series is a huge letdown: The antagonist in the past who chased the She'Har thousands of years ago is a recently developed artificial intelligence made by humans in an alternate reality. Now that the future is here the past is ready to begin. Beam me up, Scotty.

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Great story!

Loved it! Great writer and story! Can't wait to read more in this storyline. yay

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great adventure story.

loved the series, found when it was over, I wanted at least two more. volumes.

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Never gets dull

Michael G Manning has made such an enthralling world, I can't leave! I do my best to pre-order all of his books so as soon as they come out, I can get back to the friends and family I have grown to know and love so much! Also Derek Perkins does a wonderful job as always!

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Story and Performance Great - Language Unecessary

Very well written and performed. Captivating story, each book focused on a main character. The language was just unnecessary and nearly made me turn it off. Some if for comic relief, all of which could have been done without offensive language.

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loved it

just like the others I think that Michael Manning is a amazing author and Eric Perkins coupled with him make a magnificent tail comes alive. I still hold reservations about the use of vulgarity instead of allowing a reader to assume their own depth of severeness for given situations. however a truly fantastic story and thank you.

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Enthralling

Stumbled across this and loved it. I'm going back to read the begaining books. Fun read.

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  • Royden
  • 08-07-18

Disappointing

An exploration of modern times vs the remote past from both points of view, tedious and an enormous anti-climax from book 2 from which it's almost completely disconnected.

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  • Richard McFerran
  • 08-18-18

It was okay...

I thought the book was okay, but with so many in my wish list I was left feeling that maybe I should have listened to something else. If you really need something to listen to, give it a go.

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 05-31-18

brilliant

I couldn't stop listening...it had me gripped from the very first sentence...fingers crossed for a fourth book to tie up a lot of loose ends though