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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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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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Another Solid Entry

This was another solid entry into VGO's story. The audio performance was once again on point. I am very interested in seeing where Alan's story takes him as we grow closer to the events in the other books.

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Great backstory to the series

I was wondering if the series would be fleshed out after the initial release. I’m very glad it did as there were a lot of loose ends.

I also enjoy the nuances of the character personas. It humanizes them. Often stories overlook this element of the story telling process.

I look forward to hearing the rest of the stories in this series.

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Awesome

They did a really good job on this book and can’t wait for the next book though they need to make the books longer