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Ever since discovering that his mother is still alive, and being held captive by Lord Zelroth, Lusam has been tormented by terrifying nightmares. He soon finds that it's not only his nightmares which threaten to thwart his plans of a rescue, but also the King himself. New alliances are made and old ones are tested to their limits as Lusam's single-mindedness to rescue his mother causes him to take risks that he would never normally consider.

A recent discovery allows Lord Zelroth to set in motion a new plan, which, if successful, will once again tear open the Great Rift and release the hordes of Netherworld creatures into the world, as well as the imprisoned God, Aamon. The very survival of Afaraon, and, possibly, the entire world, may soon hinge on the decisions that Lusam makes.

©2016 Dean Cadman (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Great Story in Dire Need of an Editor

I'm hooked on this story; it's really engrossing, but the prose has some serious flaws. I find myself wanting to shout at the author at least every five minutes. Terrible repetitive word and phrase choices collide with constant, superfluous, and redundant individual clarifications. The same 6 adjectives and descriptors used over and over. The same overused superlatives on every page.

There's about 20 pages with of words that could just be cut without any need for replacement. Just unnecessary, additional words that would not be missed if they had just been deleted from the manuscript.

Dean Cadman, I love this series and I will happily beta-read your work for free because you tell a really good tale. If you don't take me up on my offer, please find a good editor. I want to keep going with this series, but it's getting harder and harder to stay in the story.

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Disappointed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book started really slow! The first few chapters, dealing with his headache, and subsequent cure, was far too drawn out. While it added a dimension to the story, a couple of pages would have sufficed!

Additionally, the author had Lusam lamenting, and whining, etc., instead of taking charge and taking action. The first books were much better.

Then the ending was also anticlimactic, in my opinion.

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FANFREAKINGTASTIC

Ok I can not wait for the next installment! I love the progression of magic and skills! This book series has not disappointed at all and I can't wait to read more, well listen I guess! Lol please pick it up you'll thank me later.

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Damn you, Dean!

This book is freaking great! I'm just annoyed that I have to wait for Aemon knows how long before the next one is released. As always, the narration is perfect.

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Great book!

Loved the book. Character voices were good by the narrator. Some repetition is there when concepts that were already explained comes up. Otherwise no issues with this book.

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I really really love this series!

I had so much fun listening to these audio books. They are addictive. i finished all 4 books in 3 days and now I can not wait for book 5 to come out.

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Well done

Well done. This is a great new fantasy series. I would highly recommend reading. Can't wait to read the next book.

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great book

omg this book is fantastic I can't wait for the next one they just trap you in the story.

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Outstandingly excellent!

Love this series, and can not wait for the next book . The characters are so relatable , and you genuinely care about all of them.

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I feel like i just read a clickbait

Narration got very repetitive and tiresome. Most plot twists were predictable. Average character depth with good narration.

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  • John
  • 02-05-18

Amazing Series

Would highly recommend this series to anyone, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this well crafted tale

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  • Adam Szucs
  • 11-12-17

Loved it

Amazing book, interesting, full of action, can't wait for the fith! Highly recommended for fantasy lovers!

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  • Lynne
  • 02-26-18

Lusam continues....

I am enjoying listening to this series. The narration is good with Alex Wyndham reading the book on your behalf as opposed to trying to monopolise the storyline, as some narrators do. My only problem with this series is that each book has no particular "ending". Minor plots are resolved but only so the characters can be positioned, like in a game of chess, for their role in the next book.

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  • bethg
  • 10-02-17

Next book please just have to wait could not put any of thell

Next book please could not put any of these down until finished,brilliant,book ,brilliantly told ,As is all books so far. Not to be missed

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  • Oh Danny Boy
  • 09-25-17

Hurry up book 5....

Amazing story and amazing characters and can't wait for book 5. So many questions that need answering so no pressure Dean Cadman!! :-)

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  • fiona
  • 09-12-17

fantastic!

I loved it! It's another epic! I can't wait to find out more.... can we have it very soon, please!