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Apprentice mage Chance Fortunato just can’t catch a break. His training has gotten even harder, and his mentor, Dr. Corwin, is pushing him to take his mage trials early. Still, it beats his old gig working for a demon. But life takes a turn for the worse when a member of his girlfriend Shade’s werewolf pack is killed by a member of a rogue pack. Adding insult to grief, the pack is forced to let the Conclave send an observer to monitor their investigation.

When the Conclave allows Jacob Kain, an alpha from the Boston clans, to act in their stead, though, things become even more complicated, as Kain has an agenda of his own. As Chance and Shade fight to keep Kain from taking over, a new enemy arrives with a very personal connection to Chance. Even if he can survive this deadly combination of forces, can he survive the plans of another, hidden enemy from his past? The only thing that is certain that before it’s all over, everyone’s true colors will show.

©2018 Ben Reeder (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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What? Why? Wtf? How? Why again?

These are the questions I kept asking myself. There's so many twists and turns in the book, that I care about none of them. Violence was used so wantonly, it lost all of its appeal. Talk back? Back hand. Raise your voice? Back hand. For any reason? Back hand.

This book genuinely feels like fanfiction. There's so much story crammed into this small book, that little of it is developed at all. This was frustrating to listen to, the characters acted irrationally, and several characters were used specifically to push a plot point. The author has some good ideas, but its a toss up if he actually can implement them well at all.

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Glorified male aggression dominance BS

I liked this series. I was wary of the first book based on title and summary, but gave it a try and was hooked. I went through the next four books basically enjoying everything. Then I got to this book. It felt like a kick in the gut. There is no justification in glorifying the type of violence and male aggression that the author does. I gave up in the middle of chapter 6. Now I just need to decide if it's just this book, this series, or the author in general who's on my never-read-again list.

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Alex

I don’t often write reviews as I’m not an author & hesitate to criticize , but this particular book in the series needs a caveat. It’s very violent unnecessarily so I MO And I’m a huge fan of Abercrombie so if you’re familiar with his dark gritty world that says something about my general taste. But this book made me feel physically ill at times. There are awful displays of misogynistic attitudes & abuse. I only kept going in hopes of the female werewolf overcoming. It does touch well on some good social issues at times. There are a few bright spots too but if you are at all sensitive to to the mistreatment of women skip this one. The series is free in the plus catalog or I wouldn’t have bothered after book 2. Mainly because some Y/ A writers can include annoying quirks such as fashion descriptions and inappropriately written teenage sexual behavior My own personal peeves in this genre Teens don’t always have to be slaves to their raging hormones. It can and has been tastefully done by other writers

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THIS IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO REAL FANTASY AUTHORS!!

This author is a perfect picture of contradiction and pure ridiculousness. He makes a character than has enough mental fortitude to fight and destroy his demon master just to get his butt kicked by a werewolf and submit and give up and let people beat you half to death! This is so stupid! This author should be banned from publishing such b.s.!

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one of the better books of the series

I have felt that this series pretty much struggled after the first book. The main ideas were already used, and everything was about trying to find a new way to make things fresh and enjoyable. This book did that.

Early on in the book, chance gets scratched by a werewolf and as he changes into that, he loses his magic. This led to an entire new story arc of what it would be like if he never gets his magic back, and what his life will be like as a were. The antagonists are annoyingly one sided, but the premise of the book is still good.

If you have read thru the series this far, you will enjoy this one. Recommended.

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Werewolves and demons and sprites! Oh, my!

If you’re into fantasy, you might enjoy this book. I listened to the entire book just to hear the ending.

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Creative and Satisfying!

love the entire series! binge worthy! so happy to finally find a free series included with my membership that I actually enjoy and not have to skip to the end.

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Why?

I’ve loved the story lines of this series up until now. We went from epic world ending battles just to jump back to teenage drama and more “Taming” for Shade. This was a huge step backwards for me. So I think I’m finished with this series. Not interested in hearing a teenage girl getting abused again and to top it all off Chances “family” all up and disappear while he’s dealing with the wolf stuff, that makes no sense!

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A bit rough

As you can see from some of the lower reviews there's a fair amount of misogyny and unnecessary violence. However, our main characters stay true to themselves and don't condone it. The only times it's not rebuked is when it's spoken and not directed. Chance chooses his battles and he would defend someone if there was someone to defend. It's presence and abundance in the book does make it a lot harder to get through the previous ones. Though it's not a surprise. Every time we involve wolves outside of New Essex they're all super serious misogynist demanding respect they haven't earned. So it's a rough read and if it's going to be triggering don't read it, if you can though I'd say it's worth the listen.

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Great book series!

everything about this book series is awesome! I love all the characters, it's a must read it listen. :)

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  • 11-12-21

Enjoyed

Sad to see the series come to an end. Really hope and looking other releases from the author. Thanks you for the escape

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  • kate
  • 11-07-21

00G Alpha.

There's a scene within the story where Shade is attempting to, lets say, lift Chances spirit. She talks to him about the event in 'earlier book' where she was "Given the chance to say No". However, in this book she seems to change her whole arc by saying "You said no" instead.

I may be off in my thinking but that really grated on me. But i look forward to a better next book.

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- Took some time to get into.
- Filler book worth a listen.
- Characters felt off.

- Incoming Warlock Villain next?