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Ghost, a young Criminal Guild thief, is ordered to rob an ancient crypt of a long-dead Duke. He is caught grave robbing by an undead insane Mage with a twisted sense of humor. The Mage burns a set of rune-engraved rings into Ghost's hand and fingers. Unknown to Ghost, these rings allow him to manipulate the four elements. 

Returning to the Guild to report his failure, everyone thinks he has riches from the crypt, and they want it. While being held captive by the Criminal Guild, Ghost meets Prince Kade, the fourth son of the King, who has troubles of his own. Ghost uses his newfound powers to escape from the Guild, saving the Prince in the process. 

Spies from a foreign kingdom are trying to kill Prince Kade, and Ghost must keep them both alive, while helping Prince Kade raise an army to stop an invasion. Ghost finds out trust too soon given is unwise and dangerous. He is learning people will do anything for gold and power. As Ghost's power grows, his enemies learn he is a far more deadly enemy than anything they have ever faced. 

©2019 James Haddock (P)2022 James Haddock

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How many times can you write the same book?

Fool me four times, shame on me.

I read the summary where at least this protagonist had the four elements at his disposal.

Nope.

It's the same OP Earth powers as his other 'OP Wizard' stories.

I lost count the amount of times I felt a sense of deja vu wash over me while reading this.

I won't be getting anymore of these Wizard stories.

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Awesome

Really entertaining story with an op MC but this the 3rd MC of this author with extremely similar powers so im wondering if it is the same universe but different times. the only thing that bothered me was how easy he forgave "That" person and started acting like nothing happened. but in the end it was great story and would recommend to any fantasy fan out there.

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Good story, details not fleshed out

Fairly simplistic telling of this story. Idea is good and worth a listen . Performance is sometimes difficult to understand . It is entertaining. Don’t expect brilliance but enjoyable.

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better be

I hope he writes more. I hate standalone books. this was a fun story not too serious just a great way to kill time and have fun listening.

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Worth the credit

This book is Similar to some of his other works but still a great read!

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perfection

This is definitely been a great story bait story and was told exquisitely. The story and the narrator matched perfectly resulting in a Exciting and Visual story.

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If you like One you like all

An OP Mage doing what he wants. This isn't a grand adventure novel. A guy get OP magic abilities that can do just about anything and it's his story on what he does with it.

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My type of book?!?

I read a review that pretty much summed the book up if you have read his other books. You know you are about to get a super OP MC and there will be some killing. There will be gold and there will certainly be betrayal. Hahaha. Why do I love these types of books I will probably never know, but keep them coming.

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  • 06-27-22

Quick Romp single story with an OP mage.

If you like characters overpowering through obstacles with no challenge at all then this is the story. After it gets going he's confident and had the power to back it.

Although there could be another story it really seemed like this was meant to be a one shot.

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Great read as usual

I LOVE a strong main character and Mr. Haddock, while somewhat predictable always delivers. I hate stories where the main character is weak and feeble minded and has to struggle throughout the entire story, getting beaten down and barely surviving at times while getting minor upgrades every now and again. This is not one of those stories and I love it. Never change Mr. Haddock.

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  • 08-03-22

A power fantasy and not a good one.

In Chapter 1 the main character gets the power to do anything. That's where the story ends. The rest is the main character simply flaunting his powers.