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A city on the verge of collapse. Thousands dead or dying. One girl standing at the crossroads of fate.

Leaving behind bright ballroom lights for a blood-soaked battlefield, Jade is on her way to becoming the hero she never wanted to be. Through the portal, a city on fire beckons, besieged by a flood of monsters. In a race against time to protect what’s left, her only choice is to fight fae above her magic class and shine a light into the darkness.

As the smoke clears, Jade learns that the Dark One’s monsters weren’t the only thing she should be wary of. Something none of them were expecting slipped through the cracks. If dealing with nobles concerned more about pride than sense wasn’t bad enough, she’ll have to figure out how to handle the existences that could wipe a crumbling city from the map if she’s not careful: baby dragons.

Sometimes, the most dangerous problems fly in on tiny wings.

©2022 Jay Boyce (P)2022 Mountaindale Press

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meh, book 4 was a step back.

the narrator and world building saved this one. there was very little of substance in this book, 75% of this book was stat re-reading, Jade day dreaming about meaningless things, or jade interacting with her bonded, if I had a dollar for everytime the words, "babies", "littles", "little ones", or "mommy" was said, I'd be rich. the cliffhanger from book 3 was honestly completely wasted and poorly written. there were a few good chapters mixed in between all the chirping at her bonded and "sending love" at her bonded. instead of embracing all the great things about the first 3 books and running with them, world building, characters, and magic systems, the author focused on the bonded. seriously, if you cut out scenes with any kind of focus or interaction with the butterfly's a solid half of the book would be gone. meh, just kinda disappointed. there wasn't a single tense action scene, Jade either dominated the enemy, or got dominated. think I'll still check out book 5 and hope things go in a better direction.

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Jade is kind of a jerk now?? Or am i just realizin

Mild paraphrase from the book:
"Boys treat thier friends like foot balls, tossing them around. Girls treat thier friends like glass slippers afraid they will break"

Jade in this book and maybe in other. Treats all of her friends and all strangers terribly if they don't just do what she says. Her power goes into her head and all the way up her soul.

Brings a cloud of nightmare creatures to the city, and then when some one ask her to do something to help. She yells at them and vader style force chokes them. Any time some one contradicts her in this book she takes only yes ma'am as an answer.

People in her eyes can't make a single mistake. Anyone who a fronts her mildly gets auto black listed with no chance of talking to each other and compromising.

If anyone in this book treated her the way she treats everyone in this book she would have killed them on the spot. Truely Jade has no idea what the golden or platinum rules are. She doesn't treat people anywhere near how they would like to be treated, and she definitly doesn't treat people how she would like to be treated.

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Brilliant

Really enjoy the story and the narrator makes it even better! I am conflicted because I want more books in this series but I also desperately want the Lotus Lake series too!! Please Jay keep up the great work!!

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Love this series!

The narrator and author are top notch. This was an excellent addition to the series. I hope the next book comes out soon.

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we don't talk about Bruno

I'm in love with this series. now I have wait for the next one, then wait for the audio that's just.
looking forward to the next one.

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Loved it!

This book starts with a bang. plenty of action before some slice of life is added in and more action sprinkled around. a great addition to this series.

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enjoyed it.

good as usual for joy boyce. can't wait for next book. have listened to the entire series several times so far.

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Excellent

This didnt go how I thought and I am always glad to be surprised but now I'm left wondering whats next. loved the new characters ready To see how Jade handles her new problems and abilities

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this was great..

perfectly done, finally a day of reflection. jade finally had to look at the world as it is, and not what she wants. this was such a good look at her life the consequences of her action. much like a young adult realizes that while you can do what you think is tight, and may be right is not always the right thing to do. then to finish off with Bruno...but then again we don't talk about Bruno.

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one of my favorite series

is jade an overpowered Mary Sue who pisses people off? yes. but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the beautiful and thoughtful world that Jay Boyce has created. every story she writes I am so immersed I can't wait for the next page. this series feels more like a light novel, than an actual novel since this book takes place over 2 days. I just wish new books came out as frequently as a light novel. annndd now I wait for the next one... hopefully it's less than 1 year.

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  • 06-03-22

Great continuation

I really enjoy this series and the narrator is great as well. Definitely looking forward to the next one

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  • 05-26-22

great book

one of my favourite books set's so far cannot wait for the next one

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  • 05-22-22

A Touch of a Good Series

this book continues a great series and I keenly await further books.

the series is moved on with this edition, while it progresses directly on from the last book it doesn't drag the previous scenario to exhaustion but brings in a potential new direction and maybe allies or maybe enemies I'm sure we will find out soon.

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  • Tristan
  • 05-22-22

Nice to have a heroine that’s more than a barbie doll with armour

I’m a big fan of the LitRPG genre and have listened and read a lot within it. One thing that is unreasonably rare even in actual RPG games is a strong female lead that is more than just eye candy to the overall plot. That said, I do wish the writer would limit the amount of time they spend listing the characters stat sheet as it literally takes 5 mins of the plot to go through it each time. They even for some reason double it up buy listing the skill in general first then going back and listing the percentage progression of each of the skills again. It is beyond tedious and something that is an issue for many LitRPG novels. While the stats are a key component it is important to balance and limit listing it out to what is actually important to know at each given time. Rather than just going through the entire sheet each time. Like listing the name and age you only need to do that once.
I also find the character a little off putting at times. Given her circumstances she is remarkably rude, arrogant and ungrateful (she is of course 18 though possibly that is on purpose) what I find odds with most though is the story has her diplomatic skill as very very high yet she is displays zero ability to be diplomatic. She attacks people at time for frankly reasonable remarks people who are also high ranking and grieving the loss of a loved one. She issues commands and demands on royalty or uses her powers of compulsion on them or others she has no right to. Then gets upset with the same is don’t to her. Or she will totally ignore people distracted by something silly, even ignoring ghosts who are speaking to her richly deserving what happens as a result I think. Drives me nuts and her inner monologue can over power the story and completely derail the plot for far to long. Would love if the writer could spend more time on the story progression and less on the rabbit hole of unrelated thoughts the characters having at times. There is potential in this story but it wastes to much time on what the character is thinking it missing the point of having something actually happen. All the real action and intrigue is finished with in the first few chapters, after that it is just her interacting with characters and and over explanation of her thoughts and stats. What about the dark one when will we look more at what that is, where it comes form, why it is after her, how it can be stopped. Would also like to she her tell the people who she supposedly trusts with her life about her ability and see how that is affecting them more as well.