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Publisher's Summary

Full pirate mode. Dungeons to explore. A quest to gather the eight skulls!

Drew has finally got it all together. First, there is his pocket dimension, a quickly growing area based around his good buddy, Tree. Then there are his students, six random kids he...liberated. Finally, there is the dragon stalking him. 

Cultivating, sailing, staying ahead of trouble. That’s his plan as he moves into the creation of his solid Core. Seducing a dragon was a total accident. Nuking an Island? Let’s not focus on the details. They started it. 

What’s the best thing to do while getting his magical career and development back on track? Play pirate, of course!

©2019 Andries Louws (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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interesting

this series is very interesting and had a very good storyline and interesting characters and was very unique.

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great progression fantasy

Love the series so far, enjoyable continuation of the story. Nice progression and interesting characters

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A splendid book!

I have been a long fan of cultivation novels and have found it this book is an excellent exploration into that genre. The blending of science and energy cultivation in this book has really expanded the way I look at previous cultivation novels I have read. The emphasis on some of the silly and stupid conceptual ideas that have been brought up another cultivation novels is quite good. I greatly look forward to the following novels in this series and hope that the author continues this in other words settings.

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Not porn

Ok so there is a review claiming that this book turns into porn. Complete and total idiocy; two sex scenes only one in that starts off in depth then cuts away after the foreplay. That being said great book, great story definitely not for minors.

Has all the fun stuff:
Violence
Cussing
Laughing maniacally as morons get utterly destroyed by a cute white rabbit..... with a stupid horn.

If you liked the first one get this book it's great listen.

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I want to give this 5 stars, but...

Narration is great. No worries there.

This book is really good. I like that he is so O.P. It's a cool perspective that is hard to pull off. So I said the thing about wanting to give it 5 stars but can't... I think sex scenes that are that graphic are tasteless. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a prude. It's a quality thing. In detail sex scenes are just weird. It's like walking in on someone you have a lot of respect for engaged in self pleasure, but they have pictures of Shrek taped to their knees and you aren't allowed to leave the room once you walk in. Then they make eye contact that you also aren't allowed to break. It's awkward. That's what I'm trying to say here. We just don't need to know exactly how he is finger banging a dragon. Like the exact motor control down to the way he places his digits. See? Even now you're like "Eww, c'mon man." And I'm like "What?! It's even worse in the book. Why do you think I'm even writing this review? Just making a point.. Don't get so testy. Jeez." Anyway, besides that one part in the book this sequel is great. I will now obsessively watch for preorder every week and try not to harass the author over social media over a release date. Enjoy.

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Well.. the first book was bloody brilliant.

I could not tell enough people about the first book in this series. It was truly delightful. The MC is a Loki-esque character with a devil may care attitude. Not mean or selfish, just mentally aloof and hilarious.
But this book was... choppy. I had a hard time figuring out what was happening from scene to scene and why. Louws tries to fill out all the main characters more but instead leaves us with less. This book should have been twice as long or he should have sidelined half the characters for book 3.
Do not get me wrong, this is still an entertaining book, but it could have used some more development before publishing.
Still a big Louws fan. They can't all be home runs. I will be getting book 3.

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no real conflict. nothing to over come no wrongs to right or rights to wrong.

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Porn not required

Would have enjoyed this book even more if it didn’t have the sexual parts. Loved the story personally but could have done without the porn scene. Also the cussing feels so forced at times.

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plot finally shows up?

I am on book 2 cause I liked the idea of seeing the viewpoint of a master with disciples. usually it's a loner or disciples. basically no plot until towards the end of book 2. i do like how the forced amount of swearing is less in book 2, it felt unnatural the whole time.
Teach is one of those adults who is forever a child. or a person who somehow never really matured but cultivators are always weird personalities and psychopaths. I can look past it unlike other who expect someone serious all the time and killing all the time.
I do think book 2 is better, but the intrigue from book 2 is more.
certain things add up and other things don't, not sure if that's the intent of the author. it's like he just wants to sound smart and witty more than it is the character who has that part of his personality at times.
not sure if I'll continue to book 3.

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  • Ti
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Better than book one but still missing something

Tldr:

Was just hoping for more ig in this book with how certain interactions are written. I think I'll stop here for now, reviews, believe it or not, get worse from here so if I really have nothing to read/listen to I'll pick it up just for some brain junk food and see how things end but yeah, may be a while. Cannot suggest this book to others unless you too just have credits to throw away to listen to this in the background or just for fun. Even then it gets kinda old.


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This book is definitely better than book one, it has actual lcharacter reflection in it and the students get more fleshed out and I enjoy them more than the Mc stomping shit and getting stronger most of the time. Even the mildly bland dragon woman can be entertaining outside of the sex scenes she's in. Though my biggest gripe is that even though there steps to make this book more solid in story, growth and world building, it still feels like the Mc isn't growing.


You could say it's him hiding or running away from his issues and that's even noted in the story at points. But then his mistakes are resolved with "meh not important atm, in the long run they don't matter". The reason I'm having issues with it now and not as much in the first book is because the author is trying to make it seem like the mc will actually learn and change but in reality him analyzing himself feels like fake growth and he seems to just wants to be as Chaotic as before. Which I thought was fine but over time got annoying and I wish the character self reassessments actually mattered. Also the ppl around him just forgiving him, even when we all know he is the strongest and is practically omnipotent, it still feels whack that only a few times he's reprimanded by him just dipping out when it suits him and then it's glossed over literally the next chapter.

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  • Kaelim
  • 12-12-19

Need book 3 NOW

Book 2 is the best book so far! So excite to hear book 3!! The teaser at the end was interesting that’s for sure.