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From Amazon best-selling author Matthew Wolf, Tides of Fate continues where Bastion of Sun left off....

Shadows and darkness stir. The tides of fate are coming. 

Gray is dying from the bloodpact. He stands on the precipice of life and death and must resolve his vow made in blood with the enigmatic Faye. Farhaven as a whole is threatened by a new evil. Mathelstan, thief-lord of water, seeks the title of Master of Shadows, head of all the thiefdoms. In an effort to consolidate power and save his city, Mathelstan steals the Ronin’s blades and puts Darius before the crucible of fire. 

At the same time, the other Ronin are waiting to be found. Ayva must rally Zane and Helix to find the other young legends in order to save Farhaven. To this end, they head to Median, the city on the ocean, hunting for the true Great Kingdom of Water. However, their search will not be easy as Yronia, the fallen Great Kingdom of Metal, stirs. A darkness, an ancient evil, seeks to blot out the sun and end the Ronin’s quest once and for all. 

Nefarious pirates, grand sea battles, water serpents, and much more await in this thrilling next installment of The Ronin Saga. Gray and the others must save Farhaven, but the tides of fate are ever-shifting.

©2021 Matthew Wolf (P)2021 Matthew Wolf

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Wow. Just wow.

I listen to a lot of fantasy, but rarely take the time to review unless I’m annoyed, or blown away. I’ve enjoyed the rest of the Saga so far, but this one… I loved the character arcs so much. Ayva has been annoying me a little bit, but in this one, every character has their time to shine.

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+ Characterization is so rich and layered. I love the arcs as I mentioned. Small spoiler: Helix and Darius have quickly become one of my favorite duos. They’re both quirky and charming in their own right. Both sort of “outcasts” mischief makers, yet both end up arguably doing some of the most noble acts of the book. I want more stories of these two together. Faye had a smaller part, but I liked her evolution.

Most standout character for - Mathelstan. For me it had to be the notorious thief-lord of water. His “shades” of gray were really interesting. If you’re looking for a book where you can loathe a character one moment, then respect, then admire, yet see his foibles—this is it.

ALSO NEW RONIN! (No spoilers)

+ Writing. This prose flows quickly. The chapters aren’t as chopped up as previous books. They each end on a crescendo.

+Plot - Not much to say, enjoyed the premise a lot. I see aa a lot of fantasies where they overcome all odds, but this was a nice mix of fighting impossible battles, and inspiring my “noble fantasy reader”, while having some grim and grittiness that made it real/believable.

+setting - loved the scenes in the city of water. The pirate battles, the salty city, the wharfs.

+ Less moody. Bastion I loved, but had some moody parts, this didn’t have any of that.

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⁃I felt a character sacrificed a lot more than she had to. (No spoilers) I wish a character could have not been duped. I see why she was, and why it’s in her persona, but still…
⁃I want more.

I can definitely see Matthew Wolf’s growth as an author in Tides of Fate. If you’re questioning getting it, don’t. If you even semi-enjoyed b1 2 or 3, this is a WHOLE new ball game. It will grip you and make you fan. It did for me. I can’t wait for the next in the Saga now. Truly one of my favorite series. I became a Patreon backer after this and got a glimpse to inside the next books, and it looks like there’s much more to come. Very excited.

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Mind Blowing

Okay, the last book kinda bored me I won't lie.
I decided to give the series another chance, and I'm glad I did because holy crap.

This story picks up exactly where the last left off, and it doesn't slow down at all.
I love how this author intertwines each storyline, the foreshadowing, and being comfortable with character death is just amazing.

This has me hooked again and I can't wait for book. 5!

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Relax Listen and Enjoy

Hello,

My fellow humans I hope life finds you well.
Finding Matthew Wolf who's magic of weaving tails are like your favorite candies just one more piece untill you look down at an empty bowl. Tides of Fate is a rich creamy piece of dark chocolate maybe not to every humans taste to me other chocolate fall short I love this series

Thanks Matthew your Stories are works of Art

A Fellow Human

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this book series is awsom

this book series is awsom so so good can't wait for the next book to come out

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The story just gets better and better

As this story gains pace and new characters, it becomes even harder to stop listening to it. Love how the characters powers are developmenting and how they can use them. Looking forward to book 5 in the series. This series is a must listen to.

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damn the wait

f*cking love it. 15 words minimum, so I guess I'm going to hit that minimum.

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Story Really Picks Up

This part of the series is great. The story really picks up here and the plot moves along nicely. Great listen! 🙂

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Really good, eyva's annoying though.

Eyva adds nothing other then complaining about everything that anyone says. Anytime her characters talks I skip it because it doesn't add anything to the story. Other than her the story itself is pretty good. It does have some pretty hype parts and I do really enjoy the fight scenes. The author really does know how to explain what's happening very clearly.

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quality series

This is a good Saga. You cannot go wrong with it. I'm one that deems a story good if you're getting angry and yelling at the characters because they are being stupid or just procrastination while being wishy-washy. As I was saying this is a good series and having thus far finished 4 books plus the shorts I really enjoy it. If you're looking for a good series by an author that just keeps getting better I strongly encourage The Ronin Saga. 5 🌟

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Awesome next edition in the series!

The narrator does a great job of making the world come alive. His voice combined with the engaging story makes my commute to so much better.

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  • Rob
  • 08-20-21

Loving this series

Thanks Matthew for sharing your story. Really looking forward to seeing how it plays out in the rest of the series.

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  • Bluebell
  • 08-04-21

more.

whens the next book, please.
dont leave it at that
please need more it cant stop there




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  • J Smith
  • 07-27-21

“Dying with them serves no one but your own guilt”

Really enjoyed this book. The series just seems to get better as it goes, a true epic fantasy.
Ok, so it’s difficult to listen to sometimes as it’s pretty complex so you don’t want to miss a beat, but it’s filled with cool magic systems and fights.
Great narration from Tim, with great pacing, atmosphere and character voices!
Looking forward to the next in the series!
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.