• The Silent Tempest

  • Embers of Illeniel, Book 2
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,815 ratings)

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The Silent Tempest

By: Michael G. Manning
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
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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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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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excellent second book

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

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Manning is brilliant

I couldn't put this book down. Amazing detail, just the right amount of action. Dark and inspirational.

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good read

it was better than book 1 and couldn't finish book 3, the main character was crazy and barely got through a couple chapters of book 3.

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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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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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This is a difficult book to rate,

but still I liked it. I've like all of the Mage born books. The books are the stories of the Illeniel family and each series are vast generations apart. This is the 2nd book of the first generation of Illeniels and it's full of the stories of brutality, slavery, rape. and fights to the death for the amusement of the Sheha (spelling?) captors. The protagonist regrets many, many things that he had done in his past and he seeks redemption in trying to save the lives of his bastard children, even though it means bringing them into the brutal slave world he's endured for over a decade to try to save their lives. If I say anymore I would be including spoilers, so I'll stop there. Typically I wouldn't listen to a book with such brutality, the rapes that where in the 1st book, and the suffering the people went through, because I despise such things, but I've been such a fan of the Mageborn series (even with a bad narrator that took time to get used to and eventually like) that I wanted to hear the story of the very beginning of the Mageborn (Illeniel) family line. With all of that said, I really enjoyed the story and recommend it to those that have enjoyed the Mageborn series. I'm looking forward to the next book, because I really like the direction the story has taken.

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