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A New York Times best seller!

A Publishers Weekly best seller!

A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall.

The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher's origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen.

With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction...or die trying in this sequel to The Novice by Taran Matharu.

©2016 Taran Matharu Ltd (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Thought it was better than the first book.

The story starts with basically Law & Order: Fantasy Realms which was turned into a useful plot thread which weaves itself throughout the novel pretty well. Story still moves very fast but once I checked a map of this world understood why everything was moving so quick. Had at least one twist I didn't expect, so, well done. Still mostly just easy listening fantasy Pokémon. Oh, but there are some hormones this time.

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love it

started off a little slow but build up was quick. getting ready to download next one

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Excellent book, great narration.

the book is phenomenal. the narrator did a great job, but his charter voice ranges seemed limited.

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Just enticing can't believe I did not hear of it

struggled to put the book down kind of a addiction problem so amazing just wow

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great book

I enjoyed the alternate voices, overall great story, the beginning was a bit slow, but picks up halfway through.

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fantastic!

I am a huge fantasy fan and this book provides a consistent pace and rarely lulls. it does have an issue of transparency in plot points but the content makes up for it with gusto. You should definitely get this book!!!

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Good Listen

Good follow-up to the first book in the series looking forward to book three right now.

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Strong Second Book!

I appreciate the maturity and depth of growth for the characters and their demons from the first book. I cannot wait to hear how they make it through their current predicament in book three!

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Love this series!

I love this series and can't wait to move to Battlemage next. Everytime I think I have it figured out another surprise happens.

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  • 02-05-18

Great voice acting and amazing story

I typically listen to audibles on long car rides but this one I just couldn’t stop listening to it.
The story telling is great. Many surprises and suspenses! I enjoyed this a lot.
Ready for the third installment of this series!
If you like bowl of souls series or NPC or LOTR you’ll like this! Great fantasy series involving orcs goblins humans elves and dwarves