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For many young mages like Basen, the Academy is more than just a place to learn the art of manipulating energy. It has become the only sanctuary in this unbalanced war, a symbol of resistance. But the Academy can't stand up to Tauwin's army much longer. As Basen and a group of allies take on the task of recruiting troops from other territories, he soon comes to find that no one is stupid enough to fight...no one except a fearsome horde of creatures more powerful and violent than they are smart. Basen begins leading them back to the Academy, only to realize there's a good reason humans have kept away from these creatures for centuries.

On the other hand, Tauwin has problems of his own. His benefactor in this war arrives in Kyrro to claim what he was promised in exchange for his support: half of the territory. Sanya quickly assumes this benefactor to be the opportunity she needs to fix everything that has gone wrong in her life, planning to gain his trust and turn him against Tauwin by informing him of Tauwin's lies. But soon, she'll discover that this masked man, who's come to Kyrro with his own army, is even more dangerous than he appears.

©2016 B.T. Narro (P)2016 B.T. Narro

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Moving forward; albeit, slowly

The story does progress but mostly like moving pieces on a slide puzzle. The whole Effy & Alex story arc did come to a poignant conclusion, as it was destined to do. Sonja's story arc is still the most interesting of all the other characters and the author has craftily positioned her between pitiable and pitiless. The whole death chamber/staff story arc was mostly uninteresting; although, there are hints that it may play a more decisive role later on.

Regrettably, I'm leaning toward not continuing with the series at this point.

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Good story but the narration is horrible

I started this series with book one and got caught up in the story, but, I was never impressed with the narrator. As I get farther into the story the narration is getting worse and worse. The narrator pauses at inappropriate points in the sentences so it becomes difficult to follow. The story is interesting and I want to finish the series, but, I cringe while listening to the story.

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I love these books

If you are reading this then you’ve read the first two, so there’s no point describing how amazing the story, the plot, the lore, the character progression. So... hi 👋

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unimaginative

Very predictable and lacking in creativity. Filled with unreasonable character actions, that seem to contradict established character personality.

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Good book. bad narrator

loved the book. narrator was boring. overall not bad. Would have suggested nick Podel for the narrator

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Meh

Stalling, it seems like characters just can't do enough to over come their foes. Some unbelievable parts toward the end. A bit of filler that was kinda boring.

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It was too short!! I wanted more!

I love this book serious, and especially how it is narrated. it is amazing! I love Basin!

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  • 09-11-19

hmm waste of time

so far book is a drag, plots not great and main protagonist is useless and lame. theres no character development