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Publisher's Summary

Sequel to A Destiny of Dragons

Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse.  

It’s not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be.  

Because the scars have meaning and hint at Myrin’s true plans for Sam and the Kingdom of Verania.  

With time running out, Sam and his band of merry misfits - the unicorn Gary, the half-giant Tiggy, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart, and the dragon known as Kevin - must travel to the snowy mountains in the North and the heart of the Dark Woods to convince the remaining dragons to stand against Myrin. Along the way, Sam learns secrets of the past that will forever change the course of the future.  

A reckoning is coming for Sam of Wilds, and there is nothing he can do to stop it.

©2017 TJ Klune (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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Utter perfection.

The Consumption of Magic is the third book in The Tales Of Verania series by TJ Klune. It is the sequel to Destiny of Dragons and can not be listened to as a stand-alone. This story is a hysterically funny, heartbreakingly sad, utterly riveting, beautifully written, fantasy saga. It is a story of love and loyalty, brotherhood and friendship, honour and selflessness; contrasted against the worst kind of betrayal and evil imaginable. It will make you laugh so hard you’ll have to push pause to breathe and later you’ll be devastated, and/or sob crying. I truly don’t know how Michael Lesley kept it together to voice parts of this story.

Michael Lesley is Oscar worthy in his performance of the huge array of characters in this epic masterpiece. From our hero Sam, his Knight Deliciousface, Justin, the members of the court, Dragons of varying ages and attitudes, a sassy unicorn and a half giant to the woodland fairies and so many more characters, Michael provides unique voices that perfectly match TJ’s vision. He could provide masterclasses in voice acting and probably should!

This is the best audiobook I’ve had the pleasure of listening to and I’ll eagerly await the final book in the series being voiced by Michael. Highly recommended and SO much more than a usual five star audiobook.

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Total Heart Boner!

True to form- TJ Klune & Michael Lesley deliver above and beyond what is expected. This is the third installment of The Tales From Verania Series which should ALL be declared a National Treasure! As usual, You will laugh, you will cry (unless you are a total dick-bag), and you might just pee yourself a little! I can’t say enough good things about TJ Klune’s work, and Michael’s range is as wide and wonderful as the voices in your head! Get These Books! Wonderfully Done- 5 out of 5 hearts!

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  • Molnar
  • Lewisburg, TN United States
  • 05-15-18

Best one yet

I use to warn the ladies in the office. I am listening to the hornless gay unicorn...if I burst out laughing just ignore me.

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don't bother reading the end

yet again I have tried to give the offer a chance to regain the awesomeness the first book in the series had. the ending of this book is the biggest disappointment of any book I have ever read. the second book was worse, only managing to pull it out of the fire when we meet zero. the third book overall was better then the second but the final few chapters have made me potentially give up on the author. why? why would you take such a wonderfully light-hearted and happy set of characters then progressively just go down this grindingly dark hurtful path. I fell in love with the first book because, despite being a little angsty between the main love interest, it was a fun light-hearted adventure that literally locked and laughed in the face of all the bad stuff. TJ klune has spent plenty of time in other books being overly angsty and dark, I really wish he wouldn't take out that kind of writing on these characters. awful, just awful.
that being said I love the characters and enjoyed what development was able to happen, but the direction the author is choosing to take is terrible in my opinion. I'm torn, part of me would like to have never subjected myself to the second and third books.. Zero, Leslie and Pat have been remarkable. I would be hard-pressed not to put myself through this torture again if it meant never meeting them particularly Zero.
maybe I can have a different opinion of all this if I hadn't just finished the end of the third book. but it was just so disappointing. purchase at your own risk.

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🧙‍♂️🐉🦄⚡️💔🎧😍

I'm not even going to lie, I have listened to this multiple times since I bought it approximately six minutes after it went live on Audible. I'm not even a little bit sorry. I'm actually on my fourth listen right now.

And yes, I have cried at the end every. single. time.

Michael Lesley - you're a genius and a truly gifted performer. Kudos and bravo, sir! (And, can I just say Pat and Leslie - brilliant!)

TJ Klune has long hinted that we would be mad at him by the end of this book. There is a lot that happens to build off where we've been in The Lightning-Struck Heart and A Destiny of Dragons and, because it's the penultimate in Sam's trilogy (quadrilogy?), it brings the reader much closer to what seems to be building toward the inevitable ending.

Never fear, there are no spoilers here. Which is so hard - you don't even know. BUT SO NECESSARY. I wouldn't have wanted someone to warn more about what happens in The Consumption of Magic, because, even though it damn near killed me, it fits so brilliantly into this story.

So what can I tell you? Well, I can give you hints TJ himself has let slip -

* I can tell you Prince Justin is back with the group in a major way and he's redeemed a lot (in my opinion)...

* I can tell you that Consumption has some of the biggest action scenes from the series...

* I can tell you the mated Northern Dragons are everything you could hope they'll be and more...

* I can tell you it has the longest sex scene TJ's ever written...

* I can tell you it has some twists that you won't see coming.

* And I can tell you by the time you finish you will have run through an entire gamut of emotions: You will laugh, gasp, hope, and suffer from Wookiee Cry Face.

This was my initial reaction after reading the book -
I'm having a hard time processing my feelings for this. I'm absolutely heartbroken. I know they are just characters, but I have read and listened to the stories in this series so often I could recite whole chapters verbatim. And I love these characters, okay? I love them. And this...I thought I could see it coming. I thought I knew what was going to happen. I didn't. Not at all. And my heart. is. broken.

5 devastated stars

This series is phenomenal, no lie, but the audio elevates this to a whole other level. This is NOT a standalone. BUY THIS SERIES. Read this. LISTEN TO THIS. RECOMMENDED.

"A warning. All of you will not survive until the end. There will be loss, Sam. And it will burn like nothing has ever burned before. You must remember to keep in the light, even when the dark begins to curl around your feet."

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Excellent performance

The third book does not disappoint. All the feelings happen here. Adventure, love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, sadness, and hope.

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OMG

The use of sound effects!!!

This is the best audio of TJ Klune's books thus far. The difference in the voices and the great use of sound effects!!

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Make sure you have a box of tissue with this one.

I need the next book out on audio right now. Michael Lesley brings the characters and the entire world to life. That ending tore me to shreds, just like everyone else. I cried some very ugly tears.

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FABULOUS....ONCE MORE

An amazing story that will delight your heart and funny bone all at the same time. The voice work is incredible.

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Love them all!!!

thanks for the story, I can't wait for the next one! no seriously, please don't make me wait any longer

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  • CRYSTAL CLEAR
  • 05-20-18

Fabulous and heartbreaking

This series is so well written!!! TJ Klune is a magician with words!! Michael Lesley is truly outstanding ..the best narrator I have EVER heard. No spoilers in this review 😉but I will say I’m desperate for the next instalment to arrive .. I’ll miss Sam and all the characters till then!

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  • Dawn
  • 05-12-18

Haveheart 4eva

I loved this so much! Waited so long for the audible, even though I had it on my kindle since release date I just couldn’t read it without the voices of Sam n the gang. It’s made me laugh, mad and cry. Tj Klune is one bad*** author and Micheal Lesley brings these books alive! If I could give more than 5* I would defiantly give it the sky sta

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-18

Wonderful and heart breaking too.

I layout loud at points in this book. I love all the mIn characters, I dislike the ones I am meant to. I am completely invested in their fates. Brilliantly written and amazing narration bringing these people to life. I shall bring them out and listen again and agAin.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-14-18

Much better then book 2.

A return to the Sam of the first book. I enjoyed the silly arguments with the villians and the inappropriate unicorn and dragon love scenes overheard.
The bakery is back and open for business!
I'm also really glad they're finally going to find Gary's horn.