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Publisher's Summary

As metahumans emerge throughout the world, some greet them as saviors while others see them as a threat to humanity itself. A group of elite soldiers come into possession of the most powerful metabands seen yet, with the ability to destroy what was thought to be indestructible: the metabands themselves.

With the destruction of the Silver Island Metahuman Detention Facility, Bay View City goes into total lockdown. The Alpha Team impose their protection, but at a price: the complete and total ban of metahumans within the city. Refusal to follow is punishable by execution.

Forced to leave the city he calls home, Connor is given a second chance at an elite prep school across the bay - one with a very big secret.

©2016 Tom Reynolds (P)2016 Tantor

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  • Angie
  • Apo, Ap United States
  • 12-08-16

Concerned!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the author remembered what he previously wrote, and the character interactions actually made sense and weren't irrational and irritating.

What do you think your next listen will be?

In ashes born by Nathan Lowell I like his previous series.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kirby Heyborne’s performances?

His performance was fine, the material was bad!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment. The supporting characters were enraging and petty.

Any additional comments?

If the author could remember his plot and previous scenes; it would be much obliged!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Silvergold

Would you listen to Rise of the Circle again? Why?

Yes I will listen to this book again when I get chance

What did you like best about this story?

It flows pretty good

What three words best describe Kirby Heyborne’s voice?

Great to listen

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Maybe if I had the time

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Really enjoying this series!

I’m really enjoying the listen in these books. I’m look forward to the Audible version of Midnight too. Just a couple of notes. ***Spoilersis you want to read this series***

In Second Wave, Connor & Midnight discover that he learns at an accelerated rate through training and is able to retain what he learns through instinct and muscle memory, yet in this book he is sucker punched pretty easily by a drunk that is trying to take advantage of Sarah. I get the plot device to give credence to Sarah’s prowess with martial arts, but this leaves the question: did the skills that Connor acquired before diminish, or was he distracted by the girl? With his training, he should not have been sucker punched at all.

Second, it’s never fully confirm if all of the first generation’s bands have all come back online with Connor’s now being the main conduit. You give us a few villains from the first generation, but how about a theory from Midnight as to why Connor’s band have supplanted The Governor’s as the main conduit? I’m assuming a bigger story on this will come with the next main installment, but this occurred to me during my second listen.

Keep it coming Tom, I’m still reading!

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Great story!!!

I'm a big fan of this series, and once again Mr. Reynolds doesn't disappoint. I'm a huge fan of the Super hero genre of fiction and this is one of the better series that I've read. Read this people, and then you can thank me later.

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amazing but a few things

so this whole series was amazing!! that being said there were a few things that i, and I'm sure others have as well, that is the fact that the author seemed to forget what he wrote in the previous books. it wasn't so bad but it was noticeable but in no way takes away from the fact that this was an amazing series and the ending was incredible. my only hope is that some insanely rich person reads this book series and decides to turn it into a movie or tv show! one can hope

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  • Marlon
  • Newark, NJ, United States
  • 05-24-18

All around great

great story line, character development, and quite entertaining. I loved it. The teenagery of the protagonist was believably annoying at times, as well lol

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good book, wish the author would do the narrations

great series, great book, can't wait for the fourth. love the author, love the story, narrator ok

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excellent series. cannot wait to read

midnights prequel as well as future Meta books. Don't make us wait too long Tom, and keep up the good work!

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awesomeness

recommend this book to any adventure buff. great series. the rest is auto text to fill quota: da man who is the best for you to turn and come back home to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance

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  • Aaron Giles
  • Pomona, California United States
  • 10-02-16

Fun to listen to

Very enjoyable story. Nothing serious but good imagination. The author is very descriptive throughout the story. Some of the story line was fairly easy to foresee but it didn't bother me. I especially enjoyed the story towards the end and I look forward to the next book.

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  • Tachikoma
  • 09-01-16

Poorly written with numerous inconsistencies.

There's not a lot to say really besides the title of my review as it speaks for itself.
Book 3 contains a big reveal that falls flat, a random unexplained fight with an 'invisible' who is wearing clothes (when in an earlier book it is stated that they have to be naked) and an final battle as unresolved as the other books.
Considering I gave book 1 a 3 also one might question why I have bought the two sequels but I feel the writer has potential and I'm happy to pay to help them keep working on their books as I do believe he has a masterpeice waiting to come out.

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