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The epic story begun in The Crimson Queen continues....  

Following the deadly assault on the Scholia by the kith’ketan, Keilan and Nel pursue the paladin Senacus south, hoping to catch him before he can vanish into the Gilded Cities. Nel desires vengeance for the death of her lover, while Keilan hopes to find answers about the immortal sorcerers who sought to challenge the Crimson Queen....

In the Empire of Swords and Flowers, a young woman is called upon to avenge her father’s death and return honor to her family.... And after a millennia-long imprisonment, the monstrous Chosen are again free to work their dark will upon the world of man....

©2018 Alec Hutson (P)2018 Alec Hutson

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Loving it

Awesome series and I've yet to get bored with any character yet! Loving it man. Keep it up!

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Poor Narration.

Very poor narration. Narrator is very droll and for some reason he gives every character an accent. I’ll admit I don’t know his nationality but his normal speech sounds nothing like the character’s voices. I realize the main character is a kid but this guy makes him sound like a 5 year old.

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Better than most, less than a few

So, I enjoyed the first book. The second book, however, was a mixed bag. There are serious logic breaks that just make you cringe for long periods of time. Later in the book, you realize that the author needed a way to make groups travel together and this was it. Time and distance are not really relevant. They are commented on, but somehow, they never really matter. The stories are becoming overly complicated and convoluted....and not because of character growth.

I still enjoyed the world, and some of the interactions...but it was tainted.

So is it worth a credit? I did enjoy the story, but no where near the first book. If you like that kind of thing...go ahead. If you have a credit to waste...ok, I suppose you could do worse.