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Secrets and Spellcraft

By: Michael Manning
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
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Now a student at Wurthaven, Will is confronted with the truth of the present.

The powerful magic embodied by wizards like his grandfather is but a distant memory. Though the practice of the current day is timid and uninspired, Will needs the knowledge that’s preserved and managed by the college. At every turn he finds that sorcery is supreme, while wizards are trained merely to assist and support those who hold the real power - a power based on an evil so deep that few who are living know the truth of its foundation.

As a student of wizardry, he’s expected to know his place and stay in it, but Will isn’t like the other students. His grandfather’s teaching has made him into something different, something forgotten - something they will learn to fear.

If he can grow into his power, with every choice, every refusal to submit, Will creates more enemies, enemies who aren’t content to let him live in peace. Without friends or support, Will must survive the knives in the dark, for Cerria is no place for those who refuse to follow the rules.

©2019 Michael G. Manning (P)2020 Podium Audio

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F-bombs in every other sentence

Warning every other sentence has an F-bomb or four letter expletives. The story line is passable but definitely not one of his best.

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Excellent Series!!!

This book is a great continuation of the series. Great magic system. The MC isn't over or under powered. It actually delves a little into the history of his grandfather which was sorely needed. The narrator is excellent . Just go ahead and buy this one if you liked the first.

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All you need to know about this book

“THE GODDAMN CAT” and the best character is still with us in a way 🤣🤣🤣 you’ll get it when you listen

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To predictable

The first one had at least some mystery, but this one was way to predictable. It left nothing to the imagination, the moment the questions were asked or events happened, there was no "holy sh.."moment.

The MC is still the same blushing zero intelligence idiot, though he gets a bonus of IQ later on but barely,

The relationship he has feel to forced and awkward, It feels more like a check mark "must have" when writing a book.

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My first Review.

Made me write a review, my first so take what you will.

MC makes consistent horrible choices and shows no development at all. A example would be him asking obvious questions or forgetting specific details as soon as possible for some quirky situation.

Another would be **SPOILER** when he decided to trade a unbound favour for information, when he was told by literally everyone including the Faye that he holds significant power over the accord and the lives of many. This is the part that broke it for me.

The story also overly focused on the romance between him and the princess, I don't mind romance but at the same time there is a whole world full of magic and adventure but instead they want to focus on some 18 year olds relationship.

Just frustrating to listen to.

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Lacking ending

Story was great up until halfway I’d still give it a try if your into romance.

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love it

I listen to this book all day. I don't want to go back to life after it's over.

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Couldnt finish it.

Character does not grow at all. Quit being mad at how stupid his decisions are.

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Absolutely Wonderful

probably one of the most enjoyable sequels to a book series I have ever read. it never felt like it hit a valley it always kept me at a happy medium and then hit me with good highs even that points when I felt uncomfortable it brought right back around and made me keep listening.

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Plot driven by sheer stupidity

Stupidity is the only narrative device. The entire book is full of predictable played out tropes.

All the depth of character in the last book is GONE. The author fools you into thinking he has wised up and become better in the first quarter but it's all down hill in a rocket from there.

it's not just that the character made a bad choice. The author made a LAZY choice to set up his next point of reused drama in a way that pulls you out of the whole story. the exact same scenes could have been done better without making the MC's brain leave.

To top it off, the MCs behavior regarding violence and killing is completely arbitrary.
SPOILER: He does that thing where killing is only wrong if it's the main bad guy who is also a mass murdering monster.

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