• Death Cultivator 2

  • By: eden Hudson
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (355 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fight for your soul.

Death cultivator Grady Hake thought his problems would disappear when he and his friends became members of the strongest gang on the prison planet, but all it did was thrust them into the kill-or-be-killed world of the Eight-Legged Dragons.

As Hake undergoes the trials of his gang, he'll discover there's a deadlier force on the prison planet than the death cultivator, even deadlier than the Angel of Death, and it wants his soul. Learning to cloak his lethal Spirit attacks in oblivion might help Hake rise through the ranks, but it won't keep him and his friends alive...or keep his soul in one piece.

Mob Psycho meets Yakuza 0 in this sci-fi cultivation adventure from Eden Hudson, best-selling author of Rogue Dungeon and Path of the Thunderbird.

©2020 Shadow Alley Press (P)2020 Shadow Alley Press

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good addition

I really liked this addition to this series. This 2nd book was really good with the small amount of romance and the way the story progressed was really awesome, with his new scythe and awesome powers he's a force to be reckoned with. I do hate the part about how he's scared to kill. I'm looking at it from a God eyes view but I'm pretty sure I'm right, he's in a new world a world where killing is basically common and because some dude thinks he shouldn't kill and he thinks his grandfather wouldn't want him to he doesn't. it's so dumb you kill when you need too kill nothing more nothing less, it's not like he's a bloodthirsty beast that kills inconcent people for power. I also think their friends and him forget that their in a prison planet meaning that most people are bad people with a bad past. other than that this was a good addition to the series with Travis doing good as always. the character progression was way better and with how short this book was I'm surprised at the amount of detail going into this book. the world progression was better to and the fighting was so good, the Mc can basically kill without even touching them, and that's what I think is bad about this addition. he has a special power that most people don't have (noone has) and he basically is crying about using it. this book was good and you should get it.

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Very Meh MC

MC is so basic it’s pointless, he’s nothing special in that he doesn’t act that smart, brave, consistent, funny, easy-going, driven, or much else. It’s annoying how much is supposed to depend on us understanding how weird things for him are 2 books in. Everything just happens to him. Maybe not let go of mass murderers who just tried to murder you while making it seem like you did something tough?

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Book 2 Delivers Intensity

This story metaphorically grabbed me and pulled me out of a plane to go skydiving. Except I didn't even know I was on a plane. Or that I had a parachute. It's that intense.

The story maintains a lot of mystery around cultivation, but wow does it pack a fast paced punch plot wise. Some aspects become clearer about it (never a long info dump), and it seems like no character is ever wasted. I love it and can't wait to see who pops up down the road!

I just wish the books are longer, but given all the pieces being set up on this galactic multi-dimensional world, I'm pretty sure my wish will be granted in book 3!

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Great addition to the series keep it strong Eden!

This is another fantastic book by Eden and this one unlike so many second books in series is as good if not better then the first one.
More lore, world building, Action, Romance and Drama, Most if not all the characters grow or we learn a bit more about them. Main character by the ending more so of course then anyone else.

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Great second book

A wonderful mix of western and cultivation that build on the fun and excitement of the first book.

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Feet Dragging

Overall a good book, I actually enjoyed the first enough to listen to this right away. That said, this book compounds on a major issue I had with the first. Primarily that our MC spends too much time avoiding what is obvious, with a side of refusing to focus.

There are way too many times where he should be following up on what is before him, simply because he knows it's important. Yet he is constantly avoiding doing this, in persuit of unimportant things. He almost never follows up with questioning things, unless it's "that time in the story", despite us all knowing well beforehand that he should.

Now a better writer will spend time building up how easily distracted a character is, or establishing this as a character trait. This book never does that. It's made even more egregious as he has what is essentially a hand held Wikipedia and almost at no point follows up on the information it offers up.

We see very little, to no, training for him as well, which gets very frustrating. Most of his skills/powers just kind of come to him. The first book does well imo in showing him progressing. This book seems to want to drag that down to a crawl. He doesn't seem curious on exploring his powers, or figuring out new ways to use them. He's also a VERY defensive fighter for some odd reason, always on the back foot until something happens that gives him an instant win. I'm unsure if this is because he's supposed to be timid/inexperienced or if it's a way to keep him morally good. Whatever reason, it makes for boring writing.

He's also VERY nieve. He's no more than a month into dying and being thrown onto an alien sci-fantasy penal planet, yet is always leaving himself vulnerable to sneak attacks or ambushes. You'd THINK by this point our MC would understand that his life is on the line, but it seems as if he's ignored every near fatal second death he's faced.

Other than that I enjoyed the book. With some tighter writing and focus... It would be absolutely a great read. If you like isekai and Sci Fantasy it's well worth the listen, even with my misgivings.

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Good book

Really love me this book. The world is interesting and the. characters are fun. Definitely keeps you engaged. There are moments of the main character being overpowered but it comes with a price which is ok as it fits into the story. Looking forward to book 3.

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Book 3 please

Good series. Travis is always a joy to listen too aswell. impatiently awaiting book 3.

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Dawn good reader

This right here was good and good reading done. By this book he gone done make another one.

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The main character is stupid

I am sorry I just cant anymore the mc is the most ignorant shortsighted asshole I have had the displeasure of reading about the first book was ok but this one has little to character growth I would pass on this one

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  • chefrock
  • 02-16-21

A great story of adventure

Builds on where the first book left off and continues to improve as i t goes on.

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  • travis
  • 08-16-21

plot armour

great sequel, felt short which I take as a sign that I was enjoying it and wanted more.
some stupid mc decisions purely skimmed over through plot armour were disappointing but the overall story is great and I'm invested to see how it ends. Travis baldree is great as always.