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Five hundred years ago, the famed Witchbreaker Lord Stark Tower launched a war against the cult of witches, nearly wiping them out. Today, only a handful of women still practice the craft in secret. A young witch named Sorrow has dedicated her life to changing this reality, vowing to wipe out the Church of the Book and launch a new golden age of witchcraft. 

In pursuit of her goals, she bonds her soul with Rott, the primal dragon of decay, giving her nearly limitless powers of destruction. Unfortunately, tapping this power comes at the cost of her humanity, leading her into a desperate quest to find the greatest witch of all time, Avaris, in hopes of mastering her dark magic before it destroys her. 

But she's not alone in hunting Avaris, as fate throws her into an uneasy partnership with a man who wants to be the new Witchbreaker. Can either of them survive their mutual quests when their journey leads them into battle with Tempest, the primal dragon of storms?

©2012 James Maxey (P)2018 James Maxey

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  • Cindy
  • Splendora, Texas USA
  • 10-01-18

Many thought provoking moments that ? "Faith"

Excellent addition to this series. It follows Sarrow, who's going through many changes. Slate who memories have been wiped. Brand and his dwarf brother "The Princess" who search for justice and a home. All work together to reach their goals.
I'm hoping that Sarrow and Slate find their new beginning lasting, and Gale and Brand just find each other.
I do miss Stagger and Infidel. Here's hoping they show up in the next release. Thank you Mr. Maxey for bringing us this great new world.

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Another Thrilling Chapter of the Dragon Apocalypse

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Are you ready for witches, dragons, pygmies, dwarves, knights, giants and magical pirates?

Following up on the events of Hush, we now follow Sorrow Stern in her quest to achieve power at almost any cost in order to bring the Church of the Book to its knees. Along the way she makes powerful allies, enemies, alliances and bargains with dark powers.

Somehow Maxey manages to balance the voice of a woman driven by hate in a quest for revenge yet keeps the tone in line with previous volumes. This means quips, sarcastic retorts, philosophical and social commentary well seasoned with superheroic action set pieces while ramping up the world building and mythology of the world. Yet he never shrinks away from the gravity of her mission or its consequences not just for her but the world.

The volume is surprisingly inviting. Even if you haven't read Greatshadow and Hush (which you should) you could jump into this volume and still enjoying a rollicking tale that will keep you guessing until the cliffhanger at the end. Yes, I am letting you know that everything is not neatly tied up but not to fear - the fourth and final volume Cinder is already written and published.


Jake Urry continues his excellent work narrating the book and Maxey makes use of the full range of his talents.

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Significant change from the previous two books

I wasn’t sure what to expect going in to book three, based on how book two had ended, but book three ended up being a significant change from the previous books. The book is focused on Sorrow as the main character, which I really didn’t like at first, because she was one of my least favorite characters. The author makes up for this by adding more pirates. That, and bringing back a couple of the characters from book one. Even though I’m not fond of Sorrow, the author does a great job with this story, and I listened to book three quicker than the previous two. The narrator does a great job here as well, he voiced all of the characters really well, and it really draw me into the story. Definitely worth a listen.

This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.