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He's a part-time Imperial hero, full-time thief. Lucky for him, she's not that kind of Inquisitor.

Illusionist and novice spy Alan Campbell just got out of one relationship only to have another woman walk into his life: the Lady Camilla Favonius of the Imperial Inquisition. He's close to broke and left without orders. She wears plate armor in the field and around her heart. Is the lady just what the Plague Doctor ordered, or will his efforts to get a job and woo her only leave him jaded...or dead?

From the city of Harrowick to the perilous depths of the Grass Sea, Alan will have to fight a corrupt syndicate, earn his place in the Thieves' Union, and face down monsters and the risen dead if he wants a happy ending. All the while, in the real world, Robert Osmark is as close to losing his company as he's ever been, and both Sandra and Jeff will have to pick sides once the battle lines are drawn.

Brazen thievery, Death caught off-balance, the Dawn Elves' dirty secret, and unexpected love combine in Inquisitor's Foil, the third book of the Illusionist series.

©2019 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

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nowhere near as good as former books

somehow the writer stopped using the game mechanics, and started writing more drama into the book.... whereas it would have been fun to hear more about our protagonist learning about alchemy.... suddenly he is banned from it within game mechanics.... and then our protagonist goes off on strange tangents....
take that into consideration with the abrupt and rapid relationship that the character gets into that seems to be not only toxic, but also an afterthought of the writer...
and the ending of the book was extremely rushed going from everything going good... to sudden deep relationship with a woman.. that he basically gives up everything he has worked for to continue the relationship...
I will try the next book if it is available... hopefully this was just a bad episode...
and once again the reader tends to think whispers are voices... making it extremely hard to hear at times

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Great spinoff series

I have really enjoyed this spinoff series. I enjoyed it better my second time through. There is lots of great detail and backstory. I would love more of these!!!

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Wonderful story

I loved the main storyline books, but something about the details and human qualities in this storyline is extremely satisfying. Highly recommended!

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great addition to the main story

great backstory but it is way to short and no sequel in sight after book 3 hope there will be more books in the future

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Recomend the book

I’m about to start work so let me be quick. This was a good book with a lot of continuation of the major plot lines in the previous two. It helps to further characterize charecters who appear more here than in the main series, and helps to provide further context of the next stages of the main series.
I definetly recomend this book, it is best enjoyed with some context from the main series, but I may have overstepped by bounds a little with the last book and the side quests, both of which are direct follow ups in some ways. Up to reader descression.
Based on context I bet that the next book I’m reading, the firebrand series, will be set near this time so I read in a good chronological order if not the best reading order period. I guess that’s good to know, maybe I should have asked more for rescimendations on order, lol.

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fantastic just like every other installment

I have fallen in love with this universe. even subscribed to the news letter so I can get the next one. I listened through it a second time to have my 15 year old give it a go and he too is not eagerly awaiting the next installment.

at the moment we are listening through the "core" series (my second time there as well) and I'm picking up on the details that carry over from this series you wouldn't otherwise notice.

and as always the voice actor was perfectly cast for this particular narrative.

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great entry

I think the illusionist is the most interesting and does the most world building of the VGO storyline. can't wait for the next entry. its o
so cool to see characters from the other stories in a different light .

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Fleshed out

This book fleshed out Alan’s story more than it seems... he is an illusionist and the book reflects that. No power leveling, no top tier beast tearing through mobs; an honest story of a traveler starting a new life in Viridian. They didn’t close off the alchemist subclass, they offered an opportunity to flesh out the story and admit new quests, as is the overminds’ chief objectives (not including Thanatos, who was defective from the start)

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I think this is a nice additiona to viridian gate

I enjoy learning more lore about these fantasy worlds people create, and this series is really helping me envision this game world.

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Another absolutely fantastic book

I can not express how much I enjoyed this book from start to finish out of all the side story books for VGO The Illusionist is probably one of my favorite side series. over all simply fantastic!

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can't wait for the next one

book 2 let the series down a little, but book 3 has got me back in again!