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Three strangers.

Two plots.

One champion.

In the crater of a volcanic island, musical magic and enchanted swordplay rule society. Every seven years a champion from each caste climbs the tournament ladder for a chance at a new life. This year three apparent strangers — a sabotaged craftsman trying to save his mentally disabled father, a legendary duelist resisting the machinations of her master, and a Magistry janitor fighting an empathy-sapping talent — are desperate to reach the final battle. But a web of strange coincidence connects them, the city is on the brink of collapse, and nothing is as it seems. Everyone's a puppet…but who holds the strings?

©2021 Travis Daniel Bow (P)2021 Travis Daniel Bow

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Such an Amazing Journey!

I loved the journey as this story kept me captive through the twists and turns of the characters lives and interactions with each other. Without giving away the secrets, as I realized how the details came together, my heart ached as I felt the pain of injustice, rejoiced at the soul mates united, and felt on the edge of my seat as I rooted for characters as they overcame social roadblocks. This story left me longing for more!

It is well written, draws you in and as I listened to the story on Audible, I found myself swept up in the emotions of the story as if I was experiencing the journey myself. And I could actually visualize the magic and while emerged in the story believed it was real.

I am eagerly awaiting for Travis's next chapter or book.

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Something Fun and Unpredictable!

I was surprised by just how intricately the author wove the various threads of the story together. The world he created was novel, creative, and fun. The way he seamlessly worked various timelines was unexpected but felt right. It was true to life in that all the main characters were flawed in some way. None were fully good or fully evil. It made each of the characters very real and people that could be empathized with. I was quite captivated by the story and would like to see more books about Anselin. There is certainly room for a few more stories in there! Great book from Bow! Keep them coming!

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Fantastic

I found this one to be well done and entertaining. . I enjoyed every minute of this story.

The narrating is well done as well and I didn't even have to speed up the audiobook.

I can't wait to read more of Travis' books in the near future.

I do recommend this one.

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Brilliant!

I enjoyed the experience of being lead through a web of personal stories that came together in the end in an unexpected way. You know a book is well designed and thoughtfully created when you can’t wait to get to the end, but then feel sorry the story has ended and it is time to put it down. Good job Travis! Anxiously awaiting your next masterpiece!!

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Excellent book and easy to listen to on audible!

The story was great with plenty of twists to surprise the reader and an exciting storyline. It has amazing world building and made me want a prequel to find out how the chords were made. A very satisfying ending with room for sequels, but not leaving the reader hanging. It was thought provoking to think of what people would be like without emotions or empathy. I love the mantra "Do the hard thing". A great book for those that want a fun read and also those that want to contemplate some of the deeper issues addressed.

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I really enjoyed watching how the characters were connected and how they struggled with deciding what the right choices were.
A good balance of bringing the reader into the world without spending too much time on inconsequential details.

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really bad

not good at all couldn't even finish it vary poor story and world building