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After getting punched in the face by a golem, Jason discovers he desperately needs two things: A much better offense and a much better defense.

To a hammer, everything looks like a nail, and to a mage, everything is solved with magic. That is, unless your magic is small and restricted like Jason’s. Since he can’t use charms, create shields, or throw fireballs, he needs to find a different way to win battles.

Fortunately, Tyler is back, and as a Natural, he is ready to teach Jason the Way of the Fist. Among other things. (Nudge nudge, wink wink).

And he’ll need all the help he can get, because with Isobel gone, the Louisville Mages are in disarray. That should have been the end of the threat to Jason, his friends, and the House. But she left behind a terrible legacy, and now there is a battle royale for power.

As the last person standing, Jason must find a way to defend the House and get his friends back on their feet. If he can’t do it with magic, then he’ll have to do it as a fighter. He will have to become the Melee Mage.

©2020 Michael Taggart (P)2020 Michael Taggart

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Amazing book.

Loved it and looking forward to the next book. Hope to read more books like it.

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Pretty good, better than first, lots of detailed magic

I wrote a pretty hard review of the first book, mostly criticizing the lack of plot, avoidance of real dialogue in favour of summarized conversations, and waaaaay too much details on the magic system relative to any other component of the story.

Book 2 was much better in all categories. I never considered returning the purchase, and I will happily read the next.

Still, this book is nitty gritty on the magic details, sometimes I panned forward a few ten-second-jumps to figure out how much longer I needed to deal with Main Character Figures Things Out.

Secondary characters got more fleshed out though, and a plot is emerging!

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Awesome

Great story but at times I felt there was some unnecessary detail that made me lose interest but other times the superb detail sucked me into the story, can't wait for the next one great narration as well

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love the representation!

I love the story, but sometimes the way the author words things throws me off balance. On top of that, the way the narrator says certain phrases is a bit odd. all that being said, I love the fantasy that the author has created and I will definitely be following this series.

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 01-02-21

Enjoyable Story

The story and characters  are engaging and the narrator has very distinctive voices for each character, always a plus for me.

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  • David CB
  • 06-15-22

Not as good as book one, but interested to hear book 3

The story has its positive aspects and builds on the first book, done characters take a back seat and seems lacking at time. Parts missing overall seem like padding to get to another book and has lots of repetition which is okay but doesn’t always move the story along. The ‘British’ accent in places is the annoying, fake American’s imagination’s version (though I’ve heard worse), I’m keen to see where the story goes next so going to give that one a chance as I loved the first book but feel this lost it’s way a little , though I did listen to the whole thing over 2 days.

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  • christravelguy
  • 03-30-22

Long-winded with no real plot

Very slow, repetitive, dull with a very dreary plot. Hard to get into and boring