• Masquerade

  • Techromancy Scrolls, Book 3
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)

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Masquerade

By: Erik Schubach
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide. Laney Herder finds herself thrust into an adventure not of her choosing, as Prince George asks for her assistance, in her role as a Sora of the Mountain Gypsies. She is tasked to uncover a plot to sow unrest between Highland Reach and the Lower Ten realms.

As the shadow of a civil war looms over the lands of Sparo, Laney and Celeste must navigate the twists and turns of a sedition that runs deep through all the realms, orchestrated by a familiar foe.

Can Laney stop the treasonous plan from coming to fruition as she attends the Capitol for the Royal Masquerade?

©2016 Erik Schubach (P)2018 Erik Schubach

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I really enjoyed this book, looking forward to a part 4... that little one has her own story

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The Sora’s do it again.

The third installment in this series does not disappoint it is rare that the series gets better as it progresses. Lanie and Celeste are such well rounded characters, fun, loving, perfectly imperfect. The story is fast paced and fun. I love all the moments of humor and quirky escapades. Hollie is the voice of the people. Hollie’s voice talent, the superb writing of Erik, combined with the work of the super edity person creates a great story that I will listen to over and over.

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Excellent!

This book had an interesting plot, and the narrator was much improved from the last book. Now, I am on to the next book!

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My girlfriend got me hooked

I absolutely loved the book. The introduction of the family was amazing, they are a perfect little fit!! Misty is definitely everything and more, and exactly what they were missing. Having a daughter enhanced both Celeste and Laney to give a greater insight of who they are!! With all the family and love displayed, amazing job making sure to keep plenty of action in the story!! Once you're into the book, you're really sucked in!! They are the definition of a family of badasses!!

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Great narration. Fun adventurous story.

The narrator does a great job changing her vioce and accent for characters.
The story line is good. It's great listening to a book with lesbian characters without it being a romance.
I will enjoying future book releases in this series.

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best in the audio series

this is my favorite in this audiobook. waiting eagerly for Westlands. awesome narration by Hollie Jackson as always.

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  • 10-07-18

The evolution of Laney

Laney, Celeste and the whole crew are back with a few little additions, including a big bundle of joy. We get to watch as Laney at first acclimates and then evolves into her role as a gypsy, a wielder of magic and now a mom. The love between the main characters serves as a sharp juxtaposition to the evil they face, and this book has a far fiercer, angrier evil then we've seen before. Spiced with just the right amount of humor (will Celeste and Laney EVER get to be alone?!!) this is a lovely third course in what promises to be a lovely multiple course adventure.

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tone down the puppy love, and the gushing

Great concept, and magic system. He has a good story going but the constant puppy love and internal dialogue of "How hot my love is" gets pretty old quick

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Enjoyable Positive Story

It’s great to hear a solid storyline with strong female leads & lesbian family relationships. Heroism, friendships, family, action, love, and benevolence included. Full of positivity!

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Frustrating yet wonderful

I find it very frustrating that such a wonderful story had to be full of fluff! The reader does not want or need the information from books one and two repeated so many times that it distracts from the story. I want to find out what happens to these strong female characters. However, I am hesitant to purchase the next story that may painfully repeat books one, two and three just to add an extra hour or two of listening time.

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  • Crackdown
  • 01-02-20

I love this series.

This author is one who goes down the self published route. As with a lot of self published books there are moments when the edits could be tighter. The author uses the word 'then' a lot, or unnecessarily doubles up on words in the same sentence or paragraph. Plus, some of the internal musings are repeated a bit too often. Even just using a decent Beta reader would clear up a lot of these understandable mistakes... because every author makes them, which is why an editor or good Beta reader can be so useful.

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Normally those edits would kill a book for me. Not just kill it... but kill it, bury it, dig it up, kill it again for good measure, and bury the whole thing for good!

Despite me saying the above, I have read or listened to far worse, and because of the way these storylines engage me and flow, I get carried beyond the editing. I think this is the only author who has that distinction for me.

I have been a fan of the author ever since Music of the Soul came out, and I love the easy nature, yet imaginative settings of his books. I especially love this series, I find myself rooting for the good guys, and I have the other books in the series on Kindle. I would love them all on Audible, and I hope at some point they are added to the catalogue.

There is humour sprinkled within the whole story, the characters are believable, the settings well imagined, and Hollie Jackson is the right narrator for the job. I love the interaction between Misty and her parents, it has added a whole new level to the books. At some point I hope we get to see Margaret mend the friendship she had from her youth. I feel that could add an interesting little wrinkle to the future stories. Bex deserved his moment in this story, as did the Gypsies arriving for carnival. Rain, as leader of the gypsies, always amuses and delights.

All the parts of the stories that take part in Cedar Ridge are a great counterpoint to whatever the next adventure will be, and I love the way the knowledge and understanding has been explored and expanded.

In summary: simply put, I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Deedee
  • 09-18-20

Repetitive

I really enjoyed the previous books, but the language in this is just so repetitive. plus it's like the other two books were written into this as well. I'm all for 'recaps' but it completely overshadowed progress in the story. The story itself sounded like it would have good plot line, but really struggling to push through the filler.

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  • Millsy
  • 05-28-18

More please!

I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of these books of this series and really hope many more are to come. Awesome stuff story and narrator inclusive.