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A sacrifice made. A Primordial defeated. The hard part starts now.

Felix had risked everything to stop the threat of the Unending Maw. Except instead of death, he and his Companion Pit were transported to the deadly Void, a place far worse than the Foglands. The Maw is there with them, bonded somehow to Felix in a way none of them understand, but all of them hate. 

The three must navigate the desolate expanse of the dark Void, contending with voidbeasts, marauders, and the creeping influence of the Maw itself. It will take everything that Felix has—and more—merely to survive, let alone escape.

All choices have consequences.

©2022 Nicoli Gonnella (P)2022 Mountaindale Press

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Magician? Increased Intelligence? Perfect Memory?

This over-powered MC is kind of an idiot. Stop face-tanking stuff and use some of your OP ranged skills. He doesn’t even have cooldowns and can basically make his own spells(which he completely forgets) but saves strong skills/spells. To make it worse he’s tanking stuff sucks his mana away. And that plot-armored foreshadowing is straight up BS. It just has you waiting for the obvious set-up that really didn't make sense and was just written in for dramatic effect. Seems like a lot of thought was put into the writing but some of the connecting pieces were left to the wayside with little thought. But that ended up infecting much of the story with that feeling of "when is this obvious thing going to happen so we can move on". MC also avoids fixing clear problems until things are as dramatic as they can be.

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lots of problems

While this book is exciting in its own way, it falls short.

Aside from literally being half the length of the first book and feeling like half a book anyway. The MC seems to get dumber for sake of the plot.

He learned he had to fix his skills, by going into his car, then he picks up blocks of stone in his core with his strength? Instead of using his will? Really?

Then there is connection to the Maw. she's only there to have someone explain things to him. As well as someone annoying so we don't aim our frustration at the MC.

I would have been perfectly happy if she just died in the first one. There is nothing I hate more than an antagonist who overstays their welcome.

All that being said, I'll give this series one more shot. This book felt transitory. Hopefully the next one gets on with it.

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cant stand this book

first one wasnt bad but this one is horrible, get on with the story

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Keeps you wanting more - Great world building

The entire series so far is such a great foundation of world building that I just want more and more. So many questions at the end of this book it really feels like we are learning about this world as Felix does. So much fun following a MC that, even when severely nerfed, is crazy over powered yet always feels like he is running for his life.

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After book 1 this really feels like half a book.

I think the writing overall is pretty good. there isn't anything in particular I think is actually all together that bad. The real problem comes in the fact that this book is half the length of the first. Now I'm not saying the book needed to be twice its length to be good. The real issue is that the story is structured and paste the same as the first book. This leaves the book feeling like all build up with almost no payoff.

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Waste of a book

Plot armor, broken skills, dumb MC, broken mechanics and no push for the main story this book falls short of the mark

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Filler

Not much here to drive the underlined plot here, just the mc constantly running for his life and arguing with the maw that the author saddled the mc with.

Don't get me started on the MC's unlimited mana pool he seems to have.

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Here, there be pirates!

Silence

Felix sacrificed himself to stop the Maw. Only it hadn’t worked as expected. He ended up inside the desolate wasteland, known as the void, stuck with a much weakened version of the Maw. Now, he needs to find a way out of the Void and separate, destroy, or contain the Maw. Oh, and there are void pirates…

This is turning out to be an excellent series! Book two is just as strong as book one. An interesting new mechanic is introduced that will likely play a huge part of book three or four. I’m really looking forward to the next one! Naturally, Travis Baldree does a phenomenal job.

Content warning: Language

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The Void Calls

Hours in and I am still hooked on the dynamic between the characters. Also Travis is as amazing as ever, keep up the enthralling work.

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Side story

This is an ok book and more of a side story before the MC gets back to the main plot. Seems early for this or maybe the solo nature of the books is how this is written. I want more character interaction personally. It feels like a lot has been written, but the main plot is less defined. A lot of progression with little guidance.

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  • Ryan
  • 10-01-22

fantastic

The description of the Void and creatures within is vivid, the story and charterers really draw you in and make you care about what is happening to them, the only problem is that it's only half as long os the first book.

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  • Mr A Baker
  • 09-19-22

Seems like a filler arc.

We get an adventure but little happens maybe it sets up for latter story but it does little to stand on its own. Felix is not himself due to being in a void that’s trying to drain him but the whole adventure seems washed out.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-07-22

A big step down from book 1

There's almost no actual plot progression in this book. The time spent building relationships between the team in book 1 feels a bit pointless when it's entirely dropped, and book 2 is basically a solo story.

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  • Mansoor786
  • 09-02-22

Loving it

As the cast may have split for now we still see our MC once again trying to survive in a realm which he intends to find a way out. love the interaction between Felix and the maw, just back and foward.
We also get to see what the other characters are doing during the time Felix is elsewhere and while trying to figure out what is conspiring around them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-22

best audiobook ever!! i cried and all time on edge

it is simple but is so good a true masterpiece that i am glad it exists and hopes in future he can make The Guild his new target and change things so Magda can be remember as a Hero.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-22

Great story

Nicoli does it again and gives us another great story . I look forward to the next one and to see where he takes us next.

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  • Alial1
  • 07-28-22

Felix and Pit (and Maw) ‘phone home’

Cast into the void, with his trusted companion - Pit and the less welcome Maw, Felix needs to find a way back to the continent.. but everyone he meets is less than accommodating… battles ensue.. but will he make it… he’d better as I want book 3!

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  • ParBoiled
  • 06-27-22

An Excellent Follow Up!

This book continues Felix's and Pit's adventures, but this time they are in the emptiness of the Void.
Full of non stop fighting from beginning to end.
I really enjoyed this book, Travis Baldree's narration is brilliant, as always.
Waiting for the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-26-22

I LOVE THE BOOK BUT

The story is too short the first time it left of a 🙃cliffhanger🙃 but the second time ther is not enough skill processing.


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He is unbound give him a 7% chance of no bebuff and and he should become more unbound or bound at will to things like gravity and or give him a spiritual body that negates %physical attacks, restrictions of skills like skill froming should become more broken 😉 overpowered and laws of nature can be broken by his will to an extent of course.

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  • Bernard
  • 06-25-22

Loved it

Completely loved this book and I'm lilo NG the series so far. 5 stars

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  • Mohammadreza Shoari
  • 06-23-22

Intermission

it very much read like a prolonged intermission. we meet new character that are essentially discarded at the end. we learn new things about the world, but with barely any interconnection to deepen our understanding of the world.

I recommend picking this up when the third book release, as it was a disappointment continuation from first book.

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  • Shannon P.
  • 09-06-22

good read

great read would trim and it to anyone good story line great characters thanks heeps

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-03-22

Great fun read/listing

Really enjoyed the book. The characters are developed well and the relationships between them come to life and evolve. Enough stats to satisfy and not bog it down. Lore and overarching plot slowly revealed. Lots of action and daring do. The performance was stellar and brought the story to an extra level.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-21-22

enjoyable if shorter

liked this one still, a different pace to the 1st but further view into the world and main character and a few of the side characters. excited to hear about felix and pit in the 3rd book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-24-22

Far too short continuation of Book 1, but it would have made a worthy Part 1 of a Book 2

It’s such a shame this book — ‘Silence’, Book 2 of the ‘Unbound’ series — is less than half the length of Book 1. I feel like it violates the principle of “Start as you mean to go on” a fair bit..

26hrs 44 minutes in Book 1 vs only 13hrs 10mins in Book 2, while the author talks on social media about currently working on Book 5 and 7.

The ‘Cradle’ series went up in length over time. The ‘Primal Hunter’ only shaved less than an hour off of Book 1’s 20hr runtime for their own Book 2.

I suppose the shorter time would not have bugged me as much if it felt like the overall story or main character had advanced more in Book 2 than solving the immediate problem presented by the cliffhanger ending of Book 1. And so now, despite the trials of Book 2, it feels as though the MC is at back at the same place progression-wise they were at the end of Book 1. Like Book 2 was one giant “interlude’.

The non-main character sections feel like they were purely there as an afterthought to set up a later book. But that they’d all been put into stasis mode with some token activity until the main character could get back to them later. If you cut their sections out of Book 2 entirely and pinned them to the start of Book 3 or 4 or whenever they meet the main character again, it would have not broken the flow of the main character’s sections in this book at all.

Or just, you know, that time spent on the sections from the non-main character viewpoint could have been paid off in this very same novel if the book had been even a quarter closer in length to Book 1 than it is 🙃

I’m left unsatisfied. Not in a “I can’t wait to find out what happens next” way, but instead in a “not happy with my purchase” way.

Travis was great as Narrator though. Can’t fault the book there. 💯

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