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He’s told to save the world. To stop the death of billions. But the only thing he’s given is a chance.

Jim has saved his clan, but has become a wanted man in the process. His journey toward the capital must continue. He needs to warn the king of the danger his kingdom now faces, and Jim only has the support of his friends. Winter is trying to freeze them to death; the forces of darkness are on high alert; and the monsters are hungry. The hunt is on.

Jim must find a way to survive the storm. Even if his team does make it, Jim knows his enemies will be waiting for him to show his face once more.

Failure isn’t an option, and Jim only hopes that he can fight through without sacrificing his friends along the way.

©2021 Michael Head (P)2021 Mountaindale Press

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Out of character BS

A bit of a spoiler that has NOTHING to do with the story and should just be removed.

Serious, smart, and practical MC letting an unusually smart and malicious horse constantly try to kill his cousin because... the author thinks it’s funny. It was idiotic and pulled you out of the story. It kicks him IN THE HEAD completely intentionally so hard he lisps for a month. This is after it attacks him a bunch. Made the whole group seem stupid. Not haha silly, just stupid.

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Great story, awesome performance!

Great sequel, good pace, lots of action and a fair amount of humor. If you like fantasy, I would recommend giving this series a try.

Travis, great job as always!

Michael, keep up the great writing!

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Great narration and story

I really enjoyed this second book. I can see the author coming into his own voice and Travis Baldree brings a phenomenal performance that enhances the work as always.

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Wonderful series!! Reminds me of Cradle

This a great job by Travis Baldree, Love hearing his voice!! The story is a wonderful one that keeps you engaged and enthralled on every page, can't recommend it enough to those who enjoy cultivation novels like Cradle! Can't wait for book 3!!!!

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Great continuation!

Yeah if your into progressive fantasy and cultivation stories then pick this book up. It’s very well written, not full of terrible story decisions and the pacing is perfect.

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Another great addition

This is another great addition to the series. Alot of good twist to the book. The narrator did another fantastic job. Excited for the next in the series.

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Moves the story forward nicely

Jim and his fellowship move forward to warn the kingdoms of the coming of the nox incursion while encountering various challenges along the way. I particularly liked the part where Michael Head had the king attempt to throw Jim under the bus after Jim actually saved his life. It was an unexpected interesting bit of intrigue. Another interesting part is where one of the likable key fellowship characters is sidelined due to a near death encounter that partially ruined his core. This type of loss makes the story more realistic and leaves me wanting to continue a series to see how it unfolds going forward.

Have I mentioned how gifted Travis Baldree is as a narrator? Why, yes, yes I have. However, in this situation it bares repeating.

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Great sequel

Amazing sequel to the first book, just as good. Travis does an amazing job or narrating the fun story. There is good character and story progression. Please release book 3 quickly.

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great sequel

great follow up! can't wait for the next installment. And Travis Baldree may be the best narrator of all time.

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Another great MDP series!!!

This was my first series with cultivation magic and I really enjoy the style of story telling and the world building of the vast empire. The author does a great job at making the magic play off of that and it all becomes a vivid story

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  • 03-30-21

Killer Horse

This book was just as good if not better than the first book, Travis Baldree had me in stitches describing a horse plotting murder

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  • chefrock
  • 03-27-21

brilliant seqal !

Loved every second of this book, the mc hand out asswoopings left right and center, uses skill and future knowledge to dominate foes above his own level. A must listen to for cultivator fans and not!

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  • ChristopherHart
  • 03-24-21

Love this book

This book is fantastic! Great cultivation book and really in-depth with great character development. Recommended!

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  • 03-22-21

Great series

This is a great series and I look forward to book 3. Michael does a great job world building as well as storytelling.

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  • Damien
  • 04-06-21

Good book, can't wait for more

Another great book. Both the story and character development in this one are good. They are progressing in a darker direction but for a reason, it doesn't feel tacked on. The naive and light hearted nature of the main character and the comedic moments really take the pressure off the reader though so you don't feel dragged down by it.
A bit shorter than the previous book and events progressed pretty rapidly, skipping a bunch of time so it felt even shorter than it was.
Looking forward to Ocean of Tears.