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Lusam: The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 3

Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Series: Lusam, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,264 ratings)

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After accidentally discovering the possible existence of a second Guardian book, Lusam and his party are remorselessly hunted high into the Elveen mountains by the Empire agents, who are intent on killing or capturing them. What they discover there may very well change the balance of power in their favor against the Thule Empire.

But their discovery will count for nothing if they cannot reach Lamuria in time to try and stop the massive invasion force sent by Lord Zelroth, who is intent on destroying their capital and stealing the High Temple's secrets for himself. Lusam inadvertently discovers a long guarded secret of Lord Zelroth's, one that will profoundly change his own life forever and force him to take action that he may very well not be prepared for.

©2016 Dean Cadman (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Serves its purpose

If you want a listen to a generic fantasy book, especially one your mind can wander while driving for 30 min. I think this book was written by a computer- input-fantasy book with boy add magic add evil mages and some zombies, select companions and basic environments, pick from a drop down box from several mythology types, then click rated PG, violence low, sex/romance at Disney princess level and hit enter- boom wait 7 min and out comes The dragon mage Wars!
The book follows the exposition style, a character describes plot elements and back story. Good guys being chased, bad guys right behind- time for good guys to stop and describe the environment and then another describes a plan and the others say good idea- the plan being fuc$!ng run! It's like there is a pause button for the characters to talk.
Thus my review "serves its purpose" if that purpose is no thought required by reader, with low interest and zero anxiety! Ohhh and short!
If you're looking for epic fantasy that draws you in well go to Jordan, Martin or Jordan!

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redundance-athon

I know that authors want to present a Paragon of virtue but how about we kill the evil enemy. When the protagonist tells them where to run away instead of killing them, he might as well add "just so you can threaten those I love later". I am looking forward to an author who presents a character with a mental age greater than 12. And what's up with every ship voyage resulting in someone with pathetic seasickness. Cliches are tiring.

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spoilers*****

Currently on chapter 36
I have some pet peeves that ruin a story for me this is one.
Lusam is hunted by multiple evil agents trying to kill him and his friends. Lusam eventually beats them but he decides to let them go!!! They are murderers and necromancers that are killing people and want to kill him! These agents have been hunting him for a long time and have information on him, his great and abnormal power, and his friends. Also he led them to a place of power for his side of the war which they also now know about.
The evil agents in even an illogical world would pass along this information possibly leading to many people dying including him and his friends and will definitely increase the amount of force the opposition hunts him with.
The amount of sheer stupidity in this single moment will stop me from reading another one of these books and baffles me how continually authors ruin books using this cliche and disgusting decision that almost always leads to death for his friends and hopefully for him too.
(p.s. other than that a good story which makes this soo much worse)

update.
lusam continues to whine about killing people who are trying to kill him and made a decision to not take a ship ride because it would endanger the crew even though knowing that hundreds of people will die because he wants to walk and possibly lose the war. Why authors continously use this personality I will never understand just stop writng books. So you stop wasting my money.

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Brilliantly written!

this is a wonderful continuation of Lusam's story. such a fantastic story and so very well written! just buy them all!

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Outstanding!

This is a great story wonderfully told, I look forward to the next one in the series.

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disappointing

great performance but there is too much cringey moments and our main character is too perfect now and the how goddess and faith thing is silly.

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Amazing

the performance was amazing memorizing. riveting. the performer knew how to draw you in and keep you there till the end.

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excellent

excellent story told by a great narrator. can't wait for next book. already on order list.

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The boy’s really been hitting the books

After his first experience reading a guardian book Lusam now finds himself on a epic journey to locate and read all the books. With each book read his power grows, but so does the looming threat of the Empire of Necromancers bringing total world destruction. Can Lusam complete his magical education before the world ends

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Minutiae

To much minutiae, to much recap of emotions. There is a lot of repetitive description that I skipped over, and felt was generally unnecessary, and did not aid in the overall storyline.

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  • Craig Hanson
  • 01-13-20

the story continued

More of the same.... which is great as I've really enjoyed it so far. Lusam is well worth a read/listen particularly to those that enjoyed Abhorsen series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-24-19

Brilliant

Excellent sequel, story carries on very well. Great narrating and can't wait to start the next one!

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  • chizwhiz
  • 02-01-19

Brilliant

Good story,the first and book we're good had to listen to the third ,can't wait for book 4

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  • Elliot Fletcher
  • 01-31-19

incredible ! <br />loved every minute!!

it was a really great book!
if you are new to this series you should get reading !

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  • Izzywiz
  • 10-06-18

Great story brilliantly read

This is the second (or rather third) installment in the adventures of Lusam. It is expertly read by a master of story telling who has created clear distinctions between all the different people involved. The storyline doesn't hang around either. Really looking forward to the next book!

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  • ParBoiled
  • 06-14-18

Good book

Story flowed very well and was narrated expertly. A good edition to the fantasy world.

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  • Zackattack
  • 05-30-18

flat characters, boring plot and fast forward

I liked the first two, despite the constant over use of descriptors. e.g. she looked out of the cave entrace to see agents coming towards the cave entrance. soon the agents coming towards the cave entrance would reach the cave entrance. I'm not even joking, It's that bad.
there was WAY too much of this in the third one. the characters seemed incapable of doing anything without explaining it in depth like they were eight years old. no subtlety, no body language other than a shrug, a grin or a smile. too many history lessons and the characters just blather on and on and on without getting to the point until the last few comments. would be good if it had an impact on the story but 90% of the backstory is totally irelevant and without emotional connection. pointless.
narrator has an annoying tendency to sound constipated or in pain, like he's urging the words out rather than simply speaking them clearly.
on the whole I was expecting more of the same from the first two but got so sick and tired of the blather and 2d characters that I gave up half way through.
sorry to the author but if you don't trim out the pointless repetition of already stated nouns, you can't expect me to give it five stars. It ruined the experience totally.

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  • edward
  • 05-14-18

great story, great narration

a great third addition to the series, can't wait to listen to the rest asap.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-13-18

Good pace

Picked up the pace from the previous book in the series. Well written, third part

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  • Alex Brazier
  • 01-08-18

It is absolutely brilliant

I loved the narrator was brilliant the story was flabbergasting and brilliant great book really good

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  • Pieter
  • 04-09-19

What a adventure

This whole series so far has been an amazing journey, I can't stop listening. Amazing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-18

Yeah, nah.

This could have been great.. The author constantly repeats himself over and over. The narrator compounds this with his atrocious use of tonal inflection the entire book, he sounds like a constipated goat bleating out complete gibberish..
The author could have made this into an epic, but with his completely amateurish writing style it is now an epic failure.

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  • Anna
  • 12-09-17

More for a younger audience a bit simplistic

More for a younger audience a bit simplistic. Not for the more experienced reader unless you are desperate

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  • Nicola
  • 10-22-17

Great book kept me listening

Great narrative I couldn't stop listening to it even when I should have gone to sleep.