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    Corin Cadence finally has a firm reason to believe his brother, Tristan, is still alive. Unfortunately, finding more information isn’t going to be easy. Tristan appears to be entangled with a clandestine organization that calls themselves Whispers. And Corin’s last brush with the Whispers didn’t exactly end well.

    As much as he wants to follow that lead, Corin has more pressing problems to deal with. Sera is still suffering from a mysterious malady that has stolen her voice and her magic. Corin knows that a portion of that is his fault, and he’s determined to fix it. His mother is still off in another country, and there are growing odds that she’s involved with a conspiracy to overthrow the visages.

    Corin has also been branded with a new magical mark on his right hand - one that even veteran climbers don’t seem to recognize. He’s going to need to figure out how it works, otherwise it could be more of a vulnerability than an asset.

    Corin still hasn’t finished his first year at Lorian Heights. If he fails his final exams, he’ll be sent off to the military and lose his chance to investigate his brother’s fate. And finally, there’s the issue of enemies. He might have made a few of them.

    The biggest problem? He’s not sure if Jin, once one of his closest companions, is one of them.

    ©2018 Andrew Rowe (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 25/03/2020

    Way too much focus on "woke" themes

    The first book in the series was OK. The author tends to spend a lot of time on unnecessarily long monologues that don't advance the story. I decided to give the second book a try to see if his writing improved. This was a big mistake. Big chunks of the book are filled with completely unnecessary monologues and descriptions of socially progressive woke themes that are awkward and add no value to the story. As a result, they're incredibly distracting an annoying. This includes a insane 20 minute long segment describing a transvestite. Don't waste your time or money on the book. It just doesn't work.

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    • Charles Sherman
    • 12/06/2019

    Gen-X Conservative not down for spoon fed SJW view

    When I listened to the first book I was intrigued by the blend of classical fantasy and litrpg style. I loved Nick Podehl's narration of the story bringing the characters to life. I was really looking forward to the second book.

    However, in the second book the author chose to broach the topic of gender identity with the subtly of smacking me in the face with a dead fish. I don't agree with identity politics and I will not tolerate them in my entertainment when they are delivered in such a ham fisted way.

    For a YA series I abhor the through of young readers listening to this story and being introduced to the concept of subverting my own observations of objective facts for the subjective views of an individuals choice of gender identity. When I choose to ignore what is in front of me because it offends my sensibility, who will I blame when I run afoul of trouble.

    I agree with Robert Frost and I will take the road less traveled by media and acidemia. You cannot tell me to how and what to think. Impress me with your ideas and thoughts and influence my outlook, for I will not allow you to bludgeon me into your way of thinking.

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    • J. Mullins
    • 14/06/2019

    Unbearable

    The protagonist is an entitled narcissistic twit whom the author uses to preach to the reader about gender neutrality.

    I urge others to save their time and money by looking for something better.

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    • DJ B Wamm
    • 09/08/2019

    Great Story. Distracting elements.

    Author deeply interested in pressing an agenda within the story. It was very distracting.

    Ending seemed rushed and a bit inconsistent with some of the "power level" rules established throughout.

    Nick could read me a cookbook and I'll sit for every word.

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    • Samantha Knight
    • 31/01/2020

    Fantastic, in more than one sense

    It isn’t often that I encounter fantasy with so many passing nods to nerdy tropes. It’s even less common that the work normalizes inclusion. Not only is Corin likely Ace (possibly spectrum?), but non-binary folx are a normal part of this world. This book also addresses some of Corin’s trauma at the hands of his garbage father. As a genderqueer ace person myself, I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes on this series.

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    • Nick Kasel
    • 29/01/2019

    Agenda detracted from the narrative

    I think the main plot is great, but there was too much emphasis on the gender neutral topics and a lot of the emotions came off as forced. I enjoy the battle between gods and men, but I also feel like this could start to detract into unreal situations. Kindness and being friendly to fight your way to the top just comes off unrealistic. There are good aspects, especially in book one, but not keen on the second books narrative focus.

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    • Robert Taylor
    • 18/01/2019

    Fills a void.

    I was super excited for the second book in the series with the ramp up of the previous. I just couldn't get into this one the same way. There was interesting magic, a few exciting scenes, but it was also very fluffy and dragged in many parts. Corin can get very annoying, and it starts to grate on you. I'm not saying to skip it, but don't expect the same excitement as the first book.

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    • Dante Mekaj
    • 26/01/2019

    A great continuation, just as good as the first.

    First off, I think that the other readers who are giving this story 2-3 and even some 1 stars because they are complaining about the political view on genders have completely allowed their prejudice to cloud the splendor of the story. To be clear I am a straight man and literally could not care less about gender politics. For people on the fence about this because of those reviews, I would like to offer that the entire portion other people are complaining about is all of 3-5 minutes long and is literally talked about twice for less than 3 minutes each time. Although I can clearly see how this reflects the authors views and the current political climate I am amazed that people are giving this excellent story such low reviews for all of 4 minutes of audio and one character being nonchalantly referred to as they or them instead of him or her (literally completely unobtrusively) and in addition to that although it was not the most graceful way to include a quick opinion the author does use an at least semi viable way to bring the subject up and uses it in the context of the story. It still feels a little bit forced but I don't think it is as horrible as some reviewers would like you to believe. If you are like me and don't care much for what people want to call themselves or don't really care about politics and other peoples made up problems then i think the story is well worth listening to and is a great successor to the first, and the issue that other reviewers are bringing up is not even enough to make this 4 stars instead of 5. It's like literally .00001% of the story.

    As for the actual book, if you liked the first one, you will like this one. More of the mystery unraveled! More mysteries introduced! Epic battles! Structured magic! If you liked the first one this is easily 5-stars. I love that the main character uses intelligence to solve issues with a limited set of hard rules and tools. It's so different compared to some books where the character has a ton of unfair advantages. I have listened to tons and tons of litrpg and although this is a bit more light-rpg I think that this is one of the top books and is very entertaining on top of being well-written, much moreso than many other books in this sphere. Highly recommend.

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    • Timothy
    • 23/05/2019

    Well, yea...

    I wanted to like this. I love Nick Podehl's work. After I finished one of his narrations I looked to see more of his work. Found this series and got both books. The rating for it was quite high. While the world was well built. Some of the characters were likable. Unfortunately the likable characters were not the main ones. The sexual orientation and gender neutral elements seemed forced. It feels like the gender war parts were a pushed in as after taught. I should of read more reviews before getting both books.

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    • Geoffrey Dang
    • 25/01/2019

    Really wanted to love this

    World building is great, characters are unessessarily annoying. That's what makes it really difficult to review this book. There're many times in throughout these first two books where I just mentally cringe at what the main character says and does thinking to myself what? That's not something anyone would actually do or say especially if they are supposed to be some super shy introvert who doesn't like other people. It feels like every other thought he had was thinking about how someone was gonna feel about him doing something which really contradicts his whole supposed introvert persona. Also on the thought on contradictions there are many things that just absolutely made me stop listening and think "wait did he say that he was an unfit bookworm when he had been supposedly training for the past 3 years" only then to have him say later in book 2 that he was fit from training his whole life. It's just things like that, that absolutely ruins and takes you out of the world. Overall characters are one dimensional and hoping for that to change in the next book because the world and magic system has alot of potential to be interesting.

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    • Max Levigion
    • 22/01/2019

    Just what I'd expected

    Good book, some cringy jokes, some great fights, constant progress for the main Charakter :)

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 21/01/2019

    Keeps the huge promise of the firtst book

    I loved the first book and was hoping the second wouldn't disappoint. Needless to say, I am satisfied.

    More magic, bigger battles and more sharp interactions

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    • Julia
    • 18/09/2020

    etwas langatmig wieder

    die Geschichte ist so gut
    und der Schreibstil gefällt mir wirklich
    nur ziiieht sich die ganze Sache wieder und es wird etwas anstrengend bis zum Schluss dran zu bleiben...

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    • Fabian
    • 05/07/2020

    Guter Sprecher, mittelmäßige Story

    Insgesamt hatte mir die Broken Mirror Series sehr gut gefallen, welche ich nur weiter empfehlen kann. Da mich die Geschichte von Keras interessierte, hörte ich mit Arcane Ascension weiter.

    Dabei fand ich den ersten der beiden Teile gut, mit einer steigernden Charakterentwicklung immer wieder einem Mix aus Spannung und Durchschnaufmomenten war es ein runde Sache für eine parallele Welt.

    Im Gegensatz dazu erfährt Teil zwei kaum Charakterentwicklungen. Im vorderen Teil des Buches geht es mehr um Waffen und Artefakte an die man sich eh nach einiger Zeit nicht mehr erinnert. Zudem bremste das die Entwicklung aus dem erstem Teil extrem ab. Neben leveln und looten ist hier in der ersten Hälfe eher wenig von Storyentwicklung zu merken. Die Charakterentwicklung die stattfindet vor allem bei Koren wirkt eher schlapsig. Erst gegen dreiviertel des Buches nimmt die Handlung wieder fahrt auf.

    Alles in allem guter Sprecher aber eher mäßige Story

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    • Thorsten
    • 17/01/2020

    caught me, liked it a lot

    I am looking forward to the next part. was ingenuitive and delicious. Write more, man!

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    • FreaK
    • 25/10/2019

    Very enjoyable book. Best speaker experience ever.

    I really liked listening to this and the first book. (I didn't check the next part of the series yet, because I dislike that its much shorter)
    Even tho or maybe especially because the main character has his flaws and very own special way of thinking. You will not always agree with him. But that´s not what you have to. It is very nice and interesting to accompany him on his journey.

    I listened to a lot of books in the past decades and the speaker Nick Podehl did here the best job I ever heard in an audio book. How he voices the main character is so perfectly fitting. And also all the other characters, the voices the styles of speech. Its wonderful.
    If I have to rate it very critically, id say.. It´s perfect! period.
    I'm going to miss this experience in my next audio book for sure. He should get a price for this performance if there exists one.

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    • Achnée
    • 11/10/2019

    Wunderbar gesprochen von Nick Podehl

    Wie schon im ersten Band sind hier wieder viel lebensbedrohliche Rätsel und magische Kämpfe zu bestehen. Die Figuren bleiben interessant, werden aber zum Teil nicht weiterentwickelt. Unbedingt aber eine Freude dem Sprecher zuzuhören.

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    • buhmann88
    • 05/06/2019

    awesome

    just awesome. one of the best books i had in a long time. please tell us more about Corin Cadence and is adventures. Please!!!

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    • mschubert
    • 06/05/2019

    Super Buch

    Hat mir sehr gut gefallen! Freue mich auf den nächsten Band. 1 1 1 1

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    • Roman
    • 29/04/2019

    as thrilling as the first book

    this book starts off exactly where the last stops and continues being thrilling and captivating.
    many questions are at leasy partly answered and several plots revealed. again, great work.
    I loved it till the end.