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Publisher's Summary

The story of the first Illeniel wizard continues.

Tyrion's life among the She'Har had become quiet, but the sins of his youth have returned to haunt him. The Mordan wardens have discovered one of his children, and the other groves are racing to find and claim the rest of his illegitimate offspring. Unable to stand by and watch as his children are used as pawns against one another, Tyrion makes a hard choice, one that will set him against everyone and everything he cares for. Others' love made his children strong, but his hate will make them powerful.

©2015 Michael G. Manning (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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dark, tragic, but very good.

the story is full of conflict start to finish and can be a serious jumble of feelings. one criticism would be that the dialog is rather abrupt leaving out much of the natural flow you see in thought and speech as though facts are being presented without the experience. good action with detailed imagery in a good way.

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Tempest

I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next, as the children are.

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Consuming

If you could sum up The Silent Tempest in three words, what would they be?

Heart-wrenching, gripping, encapsulating

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silent Tempest?

Being that this is the second book, watching Daniel evolve as a character, and also seeing the secrets unfold is gripping.

What about Alex Wyndham’s performance did you like?

I think he does a very good job, he stops, pauses, and waits in the perfect moments, he does a good job at changing his voice for each character, as much as man can for a woman's voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt an extreme amount of despair that controlled me at different points. It never affected my mood per se, as in I was never mean or angry at anyone or something extreme, but I was more quiet a reflective as the story took a grip on my thoughts and mind.

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Very good story and I love this narrator

I don't think I've heard this narrator before, but he's my new favorite. Can't wait for the next book in the series

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Lightly Touches S&M Territory

Wherein Book 1 one could give Tyrion somewhat of a pass on his sexual over-indulgences and random acts of violence as that of a young adolescent being twisted by an older woman's cruel seductions, Book 2 pretty much blows away any pretense of Tyrion being a pitiable tortured soul.

Yes, he has endured inhuman sadistic torture at the hands of the dispassionate and heartless She-Har but then he goes about inflicting similar cruelties on his teenage off-spring under the guise of the need to harden them into sadistic mages in his image in order to save them.

Then, if that wasn't bad enough, he then has his way with 2 other women (one of which is the wife of his childhood best friend) and, given his god-like fecundity, they both become impregnated with nary a concern about these children's well-being being raised as slaves in a slave camp.

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It's okay 😉

I like Manning's books. It never fails I always loose track of the time when I'm reading his books. 😀 This book was just a bit slow for my taste. Hopefully his next one speed up....lol Keep up the good work Michael....you print it and I'll roll it up and smoke it. 😈 hehe jk

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  • Wevos
  • Las Vegas
  • 02-09-16

excellent second book

loved the whole story. Great characters i can only hope that there is more to come.

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good story

good story narrator could be a li
title better still good though fills in a bunch

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Loved it!

Enthralling! Listened to it all day and couldn't get enough. Ready for the next one.

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Even Better Than the First

I usually only listen to the audio books while driving, however, I ended up listening on my Kindle at other times just so I could hear what happens next. The narrator is AMAZING! Character's voices, inflections, cadences, etc. are far more than distinct, giving the feel of separate narrators for each character. Unbelievable!

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  • Sowerbytom
  • 09-07-18

Even better than the first?

I put off getting this book for a while because of some reviews I read and worried it would fall into the poor sequel trap. It doesn’t. Things just get even more interesting and dark at times.
Listened to it all in 3 days and I will be getting the third.
Well worth a listen.

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  • Simon
  • 08-22-18

Manning Stokes The Fires!

Now we're really starting to see in greater depth just why Manning felt the need to warn that this series was indeed a dark story in so many ways. Tyrion's twin ascent to power and descent towards madness continues but now there is much more at stake as he draws in other innocents. He writes some particularly powerful scenes at times and despite Tyrion's undoubted willingness to embrace what can fairly be described as unspeakable acts the humanity in him within his predicament shines through in both its darkest and lightest forms.

This is an excellent tale of what happens when a relative innocent has the harshest of choices thrust upon him and it is handled masterfully. The juxtaposition of seeming alien indifference with tortured humanity make for a great intensity. Alex Wyndham delivers it like a thoroughbred and I'm going straight on to the next book. There's no better sign of a good series than when you want to do that!

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  • skudds
  • 05-29-18

Awesome!

I love these books so much! I just dont want them to ever end!
So many things to think about, I have many questions too which I'm sure will be answered in the next book which I am now about to start!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-17

excellent<br />

can't wait to listen to book 3. some of the children mages are becoming increasingly important to the story.

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  • Derek Hammond
  • 02-03-17

A disappointing sequel

This book fell into the classic trap of sequel disease. It felt as if the author, having given so much to the first book, struggled to maintain the same (high) quality. There were too many contrived situations, too much gratuitous language and scenes which lent nothing really to the story, and too much wilful blindness from a lead character we had been led to believe was so talented, highly intelligent and had been through so much. The contradiction was stark.

Whilst I enjoyed much of what was on offer, I felt this effort lacked the strength, depth and "natural flow" of the first book in the series.

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  • Pablo
  • 12-25-16

Very entertaining!!

Loved it. A little boring the battles some time but otherwise really catchy. Strongly recommend it.

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  • Ian
  • 06-16-16

Dark, Brutal, Brilliant

I'll keep it simple, one of the best books I've ever read. Book 3 please...

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  • Graham G.
  • 05-25-16

Better than expected...

Started slow. Became really good. Want more!
These additional words are a meaningless Audible requirement. Done.

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  • tim
  • 05-16-16

who does not love a bad guy

What made the experience of listening to The Silent Tempest the most enjoyable?

i loved the idea that he falls into the anti hero charecter, you follow his path and think i could have done that, not thinking of the consequences

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silent Tempest?

the matter of fact moment when the main character is called a rapist and he has to face up to what he has done, and that what he thought was harmless fun was much darker

Which scene did you most enjoy?

i wish i could easily narrow it down to one

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when he wants to help his daughter, but all he can do to help her is make her harder and more vicious

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  • kuium
  • 05-01-16

Great sequel, picks up from previous book.

See it as 1 whole book from last book an this book. Style and story flow havent changed.