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Eric has survived where people much stronger than him have found their deaths. And not just that: He's managed to activate his magic supply, tame one of the most dangerous dungeon monsters, find the ancient city of monster hunters, and rescue Jay, the girl abandoned by the scouts in Gulper's lair.

He left the Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains behind him. Now his path leads him to Orchus, where our freshly-minted mage intends to finally free himself of his debt-repayment oath.

But as soon as Eric and Jay descend into the valley, they discover that the local barons have been attacked by young Corwin's men who have swept through their neighbors' estates, pillaging and plundering.

This makes Eric's task all the more difficult: he has to return to his home city without ending up in his enemies' clutches. You'd think his natural cautiousness and the acute instincts of his pet Gorgie would make this journey a walk in the park - but fickle Lady Luck has her own ideas.... Once again Eric is being pulled into a bloody vortex of dangers.

©2019 Alexey Osadchuk; English translation copyright 2019 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2020 Tantor

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This was almost a 3

This is a hard review to write because there is some really solid parts of this book. T

he problem is that certain parts are just so very bad YA cliche junk. The MC's attitude toward the treatment of people is too overdone that it seems fake. Maybe it was the narrator but I just rolled my eyes a million times when ever the MC cries out about the injustices of the world. And he actually cries out and yells, many many times as if it was a Shakespearean play.

Then there is the mismanagement of skills and grinding. The MC, as you know from the first book, gets radiant tablets from killing lvl 30 mobs. this gives him 10 lvls of a stat from the mob, a skill, a spell, and 10 points that can be put into stats or skills. Instead of farming said lvl 30 creatures, which there is an abundance of them in the cave. And using the tablets to make his character even in stats, and then properly maximizing his stats. The MC decides to not do that, leave the easy leveling caves, and then continues on to make "too stupid to live" choices and just so happen to get out of the bad situations he gets in because he is secretly inspector gadget. You really feel like smacking the MC sometimes.

However the places and things that happen around the MC is very interesting. It is like you have to put up with the MC to enjoy the rest of the book.

The book ends up with the MC becoming waaaay to OP. If the next book balances the OP MC by continuing to have him do stupid things I will have to stop reading this series.

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this was interesting but not as good as the first

this is interesting but not as good as the first book the characters to get a little predictable about what's going to happen in our times when you just want to tell grow up use the tablets and a time to get to little Opie when it comes to power

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Basically same story 2 1/2 stars

I only listen to the beginning but the same thing basically happens again Just a new scene and new people

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fun listen

i enjoyed listening this audiobook, looking forward to more in the series and hope the author writes more

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good book

I'm enjoying the book, my only complaint i have is if he left school and didn't finish, doesn't have a good education, how is he doing all these math calculations and why is he so smart? with decision making?
other then that the book is still really good.

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WOW HE GETS HIS THINGS STOLEN AGAIN

This book series is about a weakling being a weakling being order around by the strong the only time he's not a weakling is around pathetic creatures i just can't root for the MC the author makes it impossible.
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This series is trash absolute trash

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Great continuation

Man, this book threw me for a loop at a few points. I kept wondering what's next the whole way though. Can't wait to see where the next book goes, considering the ending here.

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great book!

idk why people give this book low review s this series is amazing! I don't know why I have not listen to this sooner.

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Inappropriate Content

This series would be amazing (although it does have done grammatical errors), if it were not for the inappropriate content.

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why not

spends too much time re-reading over character stats apparently I have ADD as start to lose interest