• Light in the Darkness

  • Painting the Mists, Book 3
  • By: Patrick Laplante
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (550 ratings)

Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Light in the Darkness  By  cover art

Light in the Darkness

By: Patrick Laplante
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $29.99

Buy for $29.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's summary

Cha Ming and Huxian have faced the heavens and lived....

Crippled and broken, Cha Ming finds himself in an isolated village. Only the efforts of a mortal doctor are keeping him alive. His qi pathways are ravaged, and his organs are failing. It’s only a matter of time before his wounds claim him.

Meanwhile, Huxian finds himself in his natural environment - a mountain crawling with powerful demons. To survive, he’ll need to eat or be eaten. It’s a good thing eating is what he does best. One man. One fox. One shared life. If one fails, so does the other....

©2018 Patrick Georges Laplante (P)2020 Podium Publishing

What listeners say about Light in the Darkness

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    425
  • 4 Stars
    80
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    9
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    393
  • 4 Stars
    51
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    366
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    31
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    7

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Story starts to get boring

The story has started to follow too many people. It is no longer about Cha Min, only about 1/3 of it is. Then when it does follow Cha Min, he continues to be too stupid to live and makes such cliché choices. He heals a murdering rapist bandit which of course bites him in the ass and gets an entire village thrown into slavery. He still acts like he is 12, he has had SO many adult experiences and he still does stupid things. Reading this feels more like a chore than an enjoyment. The MC is just dumb and will always be dumb and always act dumb because there is no character growth. If you were on the fence about the third book then I wouldn't recommend this book.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Worse book in series way to many switches

Story was weak more characters isn't always good jumping around to people I don't care about (you might like them)makes story less than I just didn't like it

Skipped to the end

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointing in the extreme

I actively waited for this book. I held off until it was on audible so I'd have something to listen to on my commutes. I went into this book wanting to like it.

Im looking into returning it.

This was overwhelmingly disappointing. It reads like a manifesto of helplessness and a study in stupidity. Worse, out of a massive cast of characters, only which two are remotely likable all of them have issues that are direct results of their actions that stemmed from flat out ignoring all attempts of assistance or advice.

Perhaps if the order of operations differed it wouldnt be so bad but by the time something that could genuinely draw out sympathy occured their was none to be had. I was so thoroughly disconnected from the characters and the story i couldnt empathize and found myself questioning why i was still reading the book at all.

I generally finish a book just to be sure, but this one..this one is making it terribly difficult.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

not what I expected

if I had known this was just going to be hours of exploring helplessness I would have saved my time

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Skip this series!

If you like multiple POVs and a weak MC (constantly being crippled), then this is the series for you. If you hate the above, stop this series now. It gets worse from here; every book past this one, MC keeps getting crippled and making stupid decisions. It’s like someone told the author to keep the MC weak. Every time he gets stronger, the author cripples him the next book. You see no real progress until book 9...... yes you heard me right, book 9!!! I think the author has an underdog fetish.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

don't listen to the bad reviews

there are a lot of really negative reviews about this book that are underserved, what they say is broadly true but extremely hyperbolic. yes the main character suffers a setback in this book but he ends the book in a significantly stronger position than he started it.

yes the perspective changes between characters but not an obnoxious amount and the focus stays on the main character, and all the other character perspectives are the main characters closest companions from previous books.

the negative reviews make me think these people didn't read/listen past the first few chapters or simply want a story where the main character never struggles in the slightest and effortlessly achieves everything.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good

The story is good and the pace but to many side story’s I would like more on the main

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love The Progression

I really enjoyed this book, just as much as the first two! I’m a fan of stories that have character development, and this book showed many of the characters development.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Wth is this random garbage pieced together

Cha Ming is disable and acts like an idiot. That’s the first 20
chapters for the “main character”. It is a ridiculous time sink that adds almost NOTHING. but annoying overly dramatic garbage. It is frustrating how much of a departure this is from the story so far. It’s as if a different, WAY worse story is just using the same characters. The only character that has an interesting story line is Huxian.

There’s also a few times where the author thought it’d be funny to hold up the story thru forced, out of place, and pathetically obvious jokes. Hilarious

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

good book

I'm already on book 6 so I'm not sure the details on this one, but It was good enough for me to buy book 4. I'm really enjoying the overall story

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!