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Gregory was beyond happy when his second year in the Magi Academy began. Now married to both Yukiko and Jenn, Gregory had more love than he ever thought he’d find. It was also a time for friends. Daciana and Nessa, their novice friends, found another in Victoria, who also quickly became close with Gregory and his wives.

Gregory found still more friends in Clover and Ling, two clanless apprentices who shared his tactics subgroup. The eurtik-blooded magi were earnest and eager to learn, so they were quickly taken under the Aether’s Guard apprentices’ wings.

With so many friends around him, Gregory felt the year was bright. The hatred of the Eternal Flame still pressed down on them—although the clan seemed strangely quiet during the first half of the year, the threat of violence was still there.

The friends trained hard to fight as a unit, intent on being the champions to raise the clan’s name and reputation. The first tournament of the year came quickly, with a few surprises. The biggest was because of the merchant, Carlisle, belittling eurtiks. Hao Warlin suckered him into a bet that grew and grew until the merchant lost a massive amount of money. Hao took it gladly, using it to purchase gifts for Daciana, Nessa, and Victoria. Those items allowed the three novices to not only survive the remainder of the tournament, but also to emerge as the victors.

Gregory and his wives fought honorably and hard to advance to the finals, where their last fight was against the Eternal Flame. With their rigorous training and communication, they managed to defeat the arrogant clan, letting them stand alongside their novice friends as champions.

The excitement of being the champions wasn’t the happiest part of their year, though. That came after the tournament, when all five of their friends—Nessa, Daciana, Victoria, Clover, and Ling—joined Aether’s Guard.

The apprentices weren’t done yet, as they had other major events ahead of them. The tournament for their tactics class was first and, beyond that, the tournament against Buldoun.

©2021 Daniel Schinhofen (P)2022 Daniel Schinhofen

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slow burn harem

the series is very slow. the herem elements are structuring out of view such that it merely happens to the MC. he is very much a passive element to the story as darkness and his wives maneuver him about to their designs. from a narration standpoint, all the giggling and blushing girls is just wierd. this book is not written as a male power fantasy. further, this book can basically be skipped it it doesn't really move the story forward. very much a slice of life.

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next to no story

all filler tell next book hate when he does that normally love his books .

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It's just sex and food.

This books story line is basically 3 teens who get married and adopt every stray orphan they can find. The plot is mostly sex, food, and sudoku with a dusting of cultivation and uncovering the MCs past life.

it's clear now there is no challenge as every challenge is almost instantly solved with "and this part of my past life suddenly made itself clear to me."

This series started strong and I've held out, but it hasn't been worth it.

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Not Enough Story

Not enough story. Too much harem. Obviously this is a matter of taste. Stopping series here.

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Strongbad leads this army now!

God, I love the bloopers. don't get me wrong, I love the book too, but the bloopers make my day!

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lackluster

Hard to finish story did not progress I'd skip this one and wait for the next.

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I guess all men are dumb or something

The author and ultimately the narrator make all men sound dense and dumb and apparently with allergies.

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Middle Book Syndrome

So I've liked each book up to this point. Each had a good build up that led to a intense conflict. However, like most large series, theres always a book that has a lack of purpose. I've started dubbing these books as having Middle Book Syndrome because the main purpose of these books seem to be the set up for the next or future book. These books often left me with the feeling that if I never read this one, I could start the next one with only missing a few nuances.

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disappointing

Nothing significant happened in this book I kept hoping till the, but ultimately it was mainly about playing a board game with some harem comedy thrown in. the few important details we learned in this book could have been condensed into 6 chapters and put at the beginning of the next. , I loved the first 3 books in this series, because there was action, adventure, and significant character development.

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Not much story

The point of this book is board games and 8 girls convincing 1 guy to sleep with them because he is sensitive. I might stop series here it's stupid, fighter mentality and elite people wouldn't be so reserved. Most of book is wifes reassuring him they like more lesbian partners he can share in.

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  • 05-27-22

awesomeness

just keeps getting better what more do you need slice of life harem magi strategy cute bunny girls etc, it has an awesome story as well not just fight get the girl repeat a true progression not a cookie cutter like some others.
i tend to look for covers thhat do not have women suggestively possing, they have there place but this is a cut above those and andrea as always delivers a fantastic listening experience.
stay for the bloopers as it has me crying with laughter worth the money just for those.

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  • matthew
  • 05-04-22

better than ever

if you have read the other in this series you will love this one to

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  • Jim Brodie
  • 04-30-22

Abit filler full

I might be jaded after the end of the other book series but I found this book was mostly world building and filler. I enjoyed it as I have most other books by this author but was hoping the next arc would have started earlier than the next book.

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  • Daryl peter lambrou
  • 06-21-22

Great

Another epic book great story great characters I can’t wait for the next one to come

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-22

A good series but too harem

Interesting world building, really enjoying the magic and clans. The characters are all likable however the harem is excessive and is spoiling the series for me.

To the point that if it expands beyond the main 3 characters in the 4 hours I have left the series will become a "nothing else to read" series for me in the future.

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  • MR D W SMITH
  • 05-09-22

boring

struggled to finish which is unusual for Daniel Schinhofen books. I fell asleep twice. Sorry