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Tides of Fate

By: Matthew Wolf
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
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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.

So Pros:

+ 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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Great overall story, but…

… it’s hastily or sloppily written. This book starts by changing the end of the former. Numerous occasions where people either have all the time in the world as a blade descends towards them, other times no time at all although the attack is distant. In combat adversaries switch positions and posture without the reader being informed. But if that doesn’t bother you too much, it is a great read. Excepting the common trend where more and more powerful artifacts and monsters keep getting added to the world as books go by.

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Simply wonderful.

Full of twists and turns. engaging the whole way through. Never a dull moment the entire book.

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Ooh it's getting good!

it's hard for me to get into books but this series has me hooked! I hope it goes more mature content but like a marvel movie it's still satisfying to dive in to and get lost for hours. book 5 cannot release quick enough. Tim Gerard did his thing BTW hope he narrate all of them!

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The best yet!

I love this series. I loved it when I caught the first 3 books straight from the author and I love it when I got the audio versions for 2-4. I think the characters develop nicely and the friendships gain more depth. I think I've listed to this book specifically like 4 times. I honestly can't wait for the next one. Already read the short stories. I need more!!

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Amazing

Series is truly captivating. Can't wait for the next installment on this story! keep up the good work

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Best book of the series so far!

Loved it! Each book keeps getting better as the series progresses. Can't wait for the next one

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a lesser book than those before

I thought that this would get better but it never did. That is what disappointed me the most. I felt that I was losing I.Q. points by continuing. It could have been good but the author refused to give up the weak cliffhangers and constantly losing either memories or abilities to one ridiculous thing or another. Dont spend your time on this book.

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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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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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