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Publisher's Summary

A storm is coming...

After their strange mission in the desert, Coco, Fox, Velvet, and Yatsuhashi are back at Shade Academy, doing some “extracurricular” work to track down The Crown, a mysterious force that’s snatching up people with powerful semblances. 

The job should be easier with Team SSSN by their side, but The Crown continues to evade them. Out of options and worried that a bigger plot is in motion, CFVY and SSSN notify Theodore, the Headmaster of Shade Academy, but Theodore has problems of his own.

Troubled by the disasters at Beacon and Haven Academies and struggling to support the flood of refugee students, Theodore declares a new initiation - including the formation of new teams to better unite the student body. Amid mounting tension at the school, CFVY and SSSN must contend with unfamiliar teammates and uneasy rivalries, all while The Crown plots their next move.

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good for fans

good for rwby fans character insite you would not get otherwise. performance was good would be better with a full cast. get the people who do voices on the show

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nice

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is this 15 words yet

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A solid continuation of team CFVY’s adventures.

This sequel to the other RWBY novel following these characters, After The Fall, was much more engaging overall than the first one but lacked some of what I liked in the first book. In the first novel, I found the plot to be relatively uninteresting but the characters and their flashback scenes were excellent. Here, there was a bit of a larger cast so it didn’t delve as deeply into the characters as I would’ve liked and a few were made minor characters to compensate for this larger cast, but the plot itself was much more engaging and felt reminiscent to early seasons of the show as well as reminding me of an episode of Justice League Unlimited involving mind control and cage matches. Similar to the first audiobook, I found the narrator to be good at some things but wasn’t as good at things like male voices or differentiating certain voices. I’m still in for more books in this series and fans of the show would certainly like these.

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very good

everything was easy to follow and very good! I wish there were more rwby books!

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Evil draws closer

Have to say this really tied in with the RWBY season 8 finale. Between Sun and his group and the other Hunters of Beacon all in a land that they aren't welcomed but are desperately needed.

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Awesome story

loved it hopefully the stories continue. would be nice to hear about other characters as well

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Excellent

while there isn't as much of a call back to the main show following team rwby this book still has a very well told original story that adds more depth to the wold of remnant.

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The best sequel to the first novel for RWBYfans!

awesome narrorator...really did the characters justice. Vital info on fledgling characters from RWBY..Cant wait for Fairytales of Remnant!

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Fantastic lore and story for fans of the show

Absolutely love this title been waiting months for it to drop I was sad about the delay but it was well worth the wait my only complaint is that it was only eight hours long

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Exactly what you want from a RWBY book

This is masterful work. It feels just like watching a volume of RWBY. Ive been anxiously waiting for the next piece of the story and it does not disappoint.

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  • 08-02-20

Caffeine

The greater focus on caffeinated fuelled action, expansion of lore and slightly better character development makes this a better read that's it's predecessor. However, I still wouldn't say this is an essential read due to its predictable plot, cliche themes and awkward character interactions (which is strange given the fact the author is an accomplished writer). Though I was somewhat more satisfied by the end of book 2, there was still a lot left to be desired (I can say the same for RWBY in general). Even for hardcore RWBY fans, I would say wait for a deal or get it with a free Audible token, everyone else I'd say avoid.

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  • alex gibbs
  • 07-26-20

Great sequel

was a really good listen, highly recommended, great story once again. cant wait for the next in the series