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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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Outstanding!

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

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Good listen

So far this series has been a great. I can't wait to listen to the next book!

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Narrator Ruins the Story

Great story premise, and good writing, but I almost had to quit listening because of the narrator. I felt like he was trying too hard. Maybe it's just me, but his style just sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. The cadence wasn't natural, and his voice control was strange and monotone in a forced way. If he just spoke normally, it would have been much better.
The story itself is exciting and well written, and for once the protagonist and the girl admit they love each other early on and their relationship grows in a satisfying way without ridiculous drama. It's nice. The zombies were a nice touch.

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Far better than the first book in the series.

Plot twists are still remarkable and unbelievable, but none bad enough to cause eye rolling. The characters are the best part of this series, though they remain shallow and unphased by horror. There is a nice undercurrent of ethical questions as the protaganist grows.

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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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Excellent

Can't believe how much I can picture this world and fall in love with the characters

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great

i have truly enjoyed this book and will be getting the 4th book right after posting this. it is a breath of fresh air to have the main protagonist actually be strong and not some weak bumbling idiot that constantly has to be rescued like in so many other fantasy books. if you're anything like me you know how hard it is to find good books about Wizards Mages and Magic done right. they don't go completely in death about the magic system but it still enough to keep you interested without feeling like you're studying Advanced physics like some other books it's a good balance between detailed and simple. the only complaint I have is a protagonist is to perfect it almost makes him unrelatable but that is easily overlooked by the strong plot and pacing of the story

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Help is where you find it

This, the 3rd installment of the Dragon Mage Wars, finds Lusam had leveled-up one Super Saiyan notch and evades the Empire priests but not before Neala is captured by a high ranking thief's guild assassin who had been in pursuit of her. Near the end, he finally meets up with Venn, the paladin of Aysha who was tasked to find and protect him with Venn reluctantly agreeing to team-up with Lusam to find and save Neala.

As it turns out, it was a fortuitous encounter since he would soon find himself in desperate need of his abilities for evading the Empire priests and mages, who are out to kill him. After avoiding several close encounters using guile and talents gleamed from the Guardian book, he freed Neala and ended up adding a friend of Neala's, Alexia, from her old thief's guild who would also proved pivotal in saving all their lives when all seemed lost.

I found the romance elements a bit over-done but when further considering Lusam and Neala's mid-teen age, immediate attraction and harrowing encounters the overly syrupy romance scenes doesn't seem all that far-fetched for two young lovers. Still ...

I can't let this finish without commenting on the two primary Empire antagonists pursuing Lusam, Zedd (drivenly) and Cole (not so much.) Zedd is an archetypal ruthless and ambitious Empire mage who has no compunction is using his underlings (and superiors) as bait to achieve a victory or acquire intel. Cole, on the other hand, is a loyal Empire mage of lower rank but on several occasions uncannily finds himself surviving Zedd's careless use of him to achieve his goals. This relationship between those two makes them a highly entertaining element of the story and lightly touching on campy.

I enjoyed both Dean Cadman's writing and Alex Wyndham's narration.

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Exciting and Entrancing

very good book i wish it was a little longer because now i need to get the other book!!! other than that the book is very close to the Eragon series but without as much dragons which is sad but it's good to because it's leading to the dragons and I like the Eragon books but this one appeals more to a little bit older crowd which I like a lot more!!!

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Why are we whispering narrator

The narrator is whispers to much hard to listen and understand. The story is great

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-29-17

Avoid! I want my credits back!

So it seems to be written as a game script not a book and it is full of repetitions - cut those out and the trilogy could be just one book.
I found myself cringing half of the time trying to listen as I was stuck with it and no internet connection on a Job...
As it is it could be considered barely ok for 10year olds.

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  • Adam Szucs
  • 08-13-17

An amazing experience

What did you like most about Lusam: The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 3?

It was extremely eventful and exiting. Even when nothing was happening, the dialogue was either funny or serious and interesting.

What other book might you compare Lusam: The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 3 to, and why?

I would recommend the Apprentice book series. It is similar, fantasy and magic with other similarities, but also very interesting and an easy listen. Also, the Witcher series, but that is a lot darker than Lusam or the Apprentice series.

Which character – as performed by Alex Wyndham – was your favourite?

I would say Ren, but I also love the main character, Lusam.

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

As I said, it is an easy listen, and if I had the time, I would listen to it in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Magic and fantasy fans, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK!

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  • James
  • 08-07-17

It's alright. Not a bad story, well narrated.

If I never hear the term "lad" I again, or the phase "it's a long story" I'll probably die happy. Seriously Dean get some better proof readers, and please quit with the truly Aweful analogies. All in all a bit thin, characters lack depth, a bit unpolished, and wholey predictable but I think there is hope.

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  • Mr Michael J Fogg
  • 07-26-17

Better than the first two, or should I say, one.

There's an improvement in the story telling but it's still predictable. Everyone is either overtly good and polite or evil and scheming. Main character is as invincible as ever and it just all comes off as a bit bland.
It's competent but that's about it. Lots of silly mistakes as well: 'rock hard rocky ground' being the best cringe inducing moment.
If there's nothing left for you to read/listen too in the coming of age genre, this will do.

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  • Lulu
  • 07-25-17

Adventurous and Enjoyable

Sometimes it's nice to read a book that not too overly complicated, quite engaging, very convincing and outright enjoyable; leaving you with a sense of euphoria and strangely hope even for our real world. This is that kind of book.
There's a bit of everything: cut throat action; politics, religion, mystery and even good old fashioned romance. It has a satisfactory ending too so that I'm not overly eager awaiting for the next instalment/book - but I'll definitely be keeping a look out for it.

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  • Stephanie
  • 06-20-17

'Empire rage ents'

Alex Wyndham does dialogue/voices really well, but I can't bear the way he reads anything else, very peculiar rhythm. I've given this book a chance because I enjoyed the first one, but it's pretty average for the genre, same old story really. Author could finesse his sentences more thoroughly, and narrator should stop running words into each other. I got so fed up with hearing about empire rage ents.
I finished it because the dialogue made it bearable, more of that please.

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  • Jonrjfr @yahoo.co.uk
  • 06-17-17

Good story worth listen

Cant complain about the story line or the narration all excellent. One thing that really got to me was how the story ended it just cuts off part way through story. No indication when follow up is due

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  • Mat
  • 06-02-17

brilliant book

this series just flow's, it's amazing, great story, well written and memorable characters, can't wait for the next one! :)

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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.