Light in the Darkness

Painting the Mists, Book 3
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Series: Painting the Mists, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Peace has returned to Fairweather County thanks to the timely interference of Cha Ming and his friends. Zhou Xian and the Merchant have been defeated, and the surviving residents have begun piecing their lives back together. But things have been better for the young heroes. 

Cha Ming has been maimed and crippled. Alone and alienated, he must find a new place for himself in a new society. Meanwhile, Huxian is stranded on an isolated mountain. Having spent most of his life as a domesticated animal companion, he must awaken his animal instincts or die trying. 

Gong Lan is losing herself with every passing day. Is this the price for power, or is there a better way? Hong Xin has disappeared, and Wang Jun is desperate to find her - for even the most wretched souls need light in their world of darkness. 

Note: Light in the Darkness is an Eastern fantasy novel, which means it contains a lot of martial arts, Asian mythical creatures, and many references to Buddhism and Daoism. Cultivators fight to pursue immortality, fight demons and devils, and engage in ancient crafts like alchemy and weapon forging. Enjoy!

©2018 Patrick Georges Laplante (P)2020 Podium Publishing
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not what I expected

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Don't listen to the negative reviews!

This book is just as good as the first two. I binge listened to it and wasn't bored for a second. I can't wait to listen to the next books. This author has skills.

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great series!

This is an amazing cultivator Series, as a devoted fan of the genre I highly recommend it

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Another good one

I enjoyed this book, it was a quite good even if it wasn't perfect.
Sometimes it jumped to a different character's POV without enough notice so I was briefly disoriented.
I also am not a fan of enslavement and abuse, it's a brief part of the story but I could definitely see a certain inn scene being a trigger for some people, so be aware.

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I had high hope for for this book

The over done slavery trope in this book makes most of the middle of the book unenjoyable to read. It is so overdone it feel like the author just copied that section for another book.