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The memories of the past may be forgotten, but prophecies linger.

Cinder Shade and his fellow cadets have survived a brutal mission in the vast wilds of the Dagger Mountains. Laying to rest many of their brother warriors, they return to the Third Directorate, battered, bruised, and weary of soul. 

But the world turns, and new challenges press. Cinder must set aside his grief, especially when granted a task by Anya Aruyen, the elven princess with whom he shares an inexplicable bond. She urges him to further master his skills as a warrior and become worthy of fighting at her side. 

Others have also taken note of Cinder. His name is spoken in the high halls of elven palaces. The empress watches him, wondering at his unmatched abilities. So, too, do the dwarves. They fear Cinder, worrying that he is the embodiment of their darkest prophecies. And in the distant north, shadows gather. They whisper of their fallen god, Shet, dead 3,000 years now. Whispering of his rebirth. 

But when the prophecies speak conflicting portents and none can decipher the truth, what path can even a consummate warrior take?

©2021 Davis Ashura (P)2021 Podium Audio

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extremely pleased!

The author has balance between everything. You slowly begin to see everything and the slow satisfaction of discovery is perfect.

I'm addicted and this dealer of an author is giving me my hits exactly when I need them.

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Phenomenal!

Davis Ashura's next installment in the Instrument of Omens series narrated by Nick Podehl was as gripping and compelling to listen to as it was to read. The story line with its many plot twists masterfully scribed by Davis will have you on the edge of your seat throughout and demanding more at the end. Podehl does a fantastic job of in the delivery of this epic. Have a listen, you won't regret; you may even thank me!

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excellent

I don't give 5 stars.. but I have to this time. very enjoyable book.

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Not good

This book is awful I’m going to return it.
The first one was bad too but I gave it the benefit of the doubt because the reviews of this book seemed so high. They’re all wrong, this book sucks.

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Wonderful... with one caveat.

You cannot go wrong with anything Nick Podehl is narrating. He has been one of my favorite performers for years. Likewise, Davis Ashura is a wonderful writer, with living characters and complex story lines.
Lot's of action, character development and a vibrant world. Ashura also shows, doesn't kill the story by endless descriptive dialogue.
My one gripe, is the romance. I felt like Ashura was hitting me over the head with the endless overly emotive longing for each other. It was so sweet I think I have cavities. No, this is not a harem novel. Ashura is not one of the new breed of incel authors. But it did feel like a mills & boon novel written for teenage girls at points. Just tone it down a bit for book 3.
That is my one and only childish toxic male gripe. Everything else was great.

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another ra Salvatore in the making?

book remindes me so much of ra Salvatore writing in that this is so addicting i dont want to wait for the next book in line. but the worth is always worth the wait.

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very enjoyable story

like this series also like how it deals with other series the author has written very excellent cant wait for the next book to come out.

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Cinder’s Sophomore Adventures

Cinder has not only survived his first year at the Third Directorate, he has thrived. He has United all three races in his class to be a brotherhood. The second year is perilous though, there is two more field exams and less restrictions on the combat trials. Then there are the happenings of the world itself to contend with. To top it off, Cinder is still having dreams that he is convinced are memories of his past life.

This is the third connected series, but each can act as a stand alone. There are a lot of connections to previous series. They are fun flair if you have read the other series, but Cinder is not sure what they are either. The book is very well written and I’m very excited for the next book. Nick Podehl does an amazing job with the narration!

Content warning: Language.

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Even better than the first!

I am constantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this one. The best part of this series is the pacing. It is never too fast or slow which makes you keep coming back for more. Great series, well built characters, and just a rare gem to find. Please keep them coming. I am totally fine with this turning into a 5+ book series.

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Nothing new, nothing exciting

After listening the first book in the series I thought this might have some potential if the author manages to focus on plot and character development a bit more. Instead, he doubled down on details of the world, lore, and the magic system. As the first book promises, the lead character keeps on being more and more OP'd, which lessens the tension in about everything. It doesn't even manage to be cool, it's just "oh, he's using another random superpower", And the quasi-religious spiritual ideology just rubbed me in the wrong way even if there's in theory nothing wrong with it. Everything just seemed pretentious and the writing amateurish (even compared to the previous series by Ashura). Almost sounds like he had a concept for the first series, but didn't come up with anything new, and still needed to write the fashionable epic world-changing multiverse-crossing series, so he went with the old concept.

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  • 12-20-21

This just got a bit worts

I preordered this book but the terms and constantly adding new elements that add nothing to the story left a very bad taste.

If you are familiar with the Indian culture in detail the. This maybe worth it.

I found it very hard to follow and elves wearing a sari… just made me wanna throw this book at the authors face

Sorry but to be avoided

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  • Orakle - 77
  • 12-13-21

What was that….. come back… come back

How can you end on that sort of cliffhanger….

The whole story pulls you in from the end of the first chapter all the way through, Even leading you to feel like you were are part of the fraternity…

I really enjoyed the raw expressiveness of the emotional roller coaster in this book of the series, the way the layers of depth to the core characters were slowly exposed was well thought through…

Nicely Written.

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  • Coral
  • 01-10-22

Amazing

Amazing story that kept me listening until the end. would strongly recommend for anyone who is a fan of fantasy writing.

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  • Rob
  • 12-29-21

Very good

I sometimes find American narrators a bit grating depending on accent but Mr Podehl is excellent in this. The story is pure progression/secret hero fantasy and I love it. My only criticism is, I wish the author wouldn't endlessly have his main characters endlessly internal monologue just how hot they are for each other but of course can't be with each other because of their socioeconomic status. In the scheme of things it's a minor eye rolling irritance in a book I otherwise loved.

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  • Joseph
  • 12-13-21

Shits fire

Dude after months of waiting this shit was heavy worth the weight like dude you just gotta listen to the series

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  • Mr M W Long
  • 12-12-21

Brilliant

Just love the series , cant wait for the next installment! The performance was top notch too!

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  • D Holland
  • 12-10-21

Building up for a cracking finale

Another fantastic book by Davis Ashura, and yet another great performance by The Legend that is Nick Podehl. Can't wait for Book 3

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  • Jenni
  • 12-27-21

Yes another great read

what can l say, another great book/series by David Ashura and narrated with perfection by Nick Podehl. The worst thing about this book is that is was only released early this month and now l will have to wait probably another 12 months for the next one. Book one came out in Nov 2020, this one Dec 2021, the best thing is that when Mr Ashura writes a book you get your money's worth. Great fantasy/science fiction series and 21hrs for this book and 19hrs 30 min for book one. So if that doesn't satisfy you you need to read/ listen to another category.
PS sorry no spoilers you need this yourself.

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  • Alexander Lidstrom
  • 12-23-21

Book 2

This is book 2, I’m waiting for a refund. Nowhere does it say it’s the second tome. Odd considering book have been around for so long one would think it was common practice.