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Shadows of Aizai

The Soul Wanderers YA Fantasy, Book 2
Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
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Wolfdon Pellegrin and Toulouse Saloman, two 18-year-old boys living in 17th-century Spain, have recently discovered they are to become founders of a future paradise called Aizai. It will be created by the Magicians, who form a secret society scattered throughout the world. However, they are threatened by dark magicians called the Magi, who have for many ages been impeding the Magicians’ success. 

While Toulouse is initiated into an order of Magicians and must learn from a spirit-commanding sorceress and a misanthropic Magician, Wolfdon is trapped in the Middle Ages by the haughty son of a great Magician and must find a way to return to the present. Yet what he finds in the past may have great bearings on the formation of Aizai itself. As the shadow world of the Magi encroaches upon them, Wolfdon and Toulouse must discover the remaining founders of Aizai and its magic before it is too late.

©2018 Muse it Up Publishing (P)2019 Mary-Jean Harris

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another beautifully written story

I absolutely adore this author's writing style and the narrator does a beautiful job bringing the world to life. It was very hard for me to put it on pause to go about my life and job. I can't wait to see what adventures unfold for the founders in the continuation of their stories.

I have been given this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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The Saga Continues

The founders of Aizai continue on their paths of enlightenment. The book slows down a bit, the characteristic 2nd book slump but does continue to whet our appetite for when all the pieces of the puzzle will come together. Waiting for the 3rd installment! I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion in a written review.

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This is a unique idea


I typically don't read fantasy because even though I love to get into the heads of other people, sometimes it seems like it's too much for my own simple brain to handle or wrap my mind around (all the new worlds, new "things," new creatures, etc.). But on occasion when I'm in the mood for something different from what I usually read/listen to, I'll go with fantasy. Needless to say, I listened to book 1 last year and enjoyed it because it was so different.

I love the narrator and his accent; he did an awesome job. I'd definitely listen to him again.

I love the idea of books being a garden of leather and ink; that was unique and fits the idea of books perfectly.

The way this story started with the little spider on his web was cute. That caught my attention. Thankfully, unlike a lot of fantasy stories, I was able to follow along with the characters. I think this book was more in-depth when compared to the first; I guess because there was less traveling. Overall this was a good story and I'm definitely interested in what's going to happen to Wolfton, Toulouse, and how they manage to create a new world.

The most questioning part of the story (for me):

Chapter 18, the end of 14:01, Wolfdon and Toulouse are talking in the shadow realm. Wolfdon asks if Tulouse can hear him; he responds saying that he can hear and see Wolfdon. Wolfdon tells Tuloise that shadow creatures are after him. Spirits end up surrounding Toulouse right after as he tells Wolfdon that he's in Baltana(?) and magicians are missing. He asks if Wolfdon can get back. Toulouse ends up losing his connection with Wolfdon.

Then in chapter 19, around 13:46, this conversations starts again, except this time instead of being surrounded by spirits and losing his connection with Wolfdon, Wolfdon is the one to lose the connection and gets distracted by hoofbeats that he hears in the distance. I'm not sure what was going on with this. At first, I thought the author was changing perspectives or something, but given the amount of time between these occurrences, that wouldn't make sense.

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  • Helen
  • 06-28-19

amazing

fab audio book could not stop listening to it great epic fantasy book
fabulous written by Mary-jane Harris and great narrater too
never read book 1 jump to book 2 need to go back and read book 1 can't wait for book 3 amazing 10/10