Moira Illeniel was the name she lived by, but her true heritage was more complicated than that. From birth she was the secretly adopted daughter of the most powerful wizard in the world, but few knew that her true birthright came from the Centyr lineage. Traveling to Dunbar to discover the fate of her vanished father, Moira must face the darker aspects of her power. Forced to fight a foe unlike anything seen before in Lothion, she will learn the reason for the warnings her mother's shade gave her - why certain abilities should never be used and some lines never crossed - for some doors, once opened, might never be closed again.
©2016 Michael G. Manning (P)2016 Podium Publishing
Continuing from the previous book this 2nd part starts well. However, they are too many battles and the author describes every detail and it was boring for me. I had to skip many times to continue with the story. It's a big difference from the 1st one regarding the story line. I was quite disappointed because I like the narrator.
Although I have to say at the end in the prologue it looks interesting again so maybe he 3rd part will be good again.
it was really well read one of the better narators on audible !The story had me interested straight away for this part abd the last great audio book!
The fast speed option on the Audible app is very handy for getting through all the battle descriptions, (in any audiobook, not just this one) they are SO tedious, I find myself drifting off, zoning out, just not gripped at all until there's some dialogue again. I really do not care about which hand a sword is held in, or where an opponent was stabbed, I want to know what happens to the characters and where the story goes to next. I still enjoyed this because the author and the narrator are very good at the various characters, and I want to know what happens. I wait for the next in series.
"Perkins is great as usual"
Waited for a bit to get the second one in audio, and was well worth it! Perkins could read the dictionary and it'd be awesome lol
"The twisting of Moira"
A very good continuation of the Mageborn saga. While much of the first half of the story revolves around the three young adult scions of the royal families and the older hunter/tracker in search of Mordecai, in one sense, it's more about the transitioning of the young adults from their sheltered and naive youth to that of clear-headed and cold awareness of the world around them. This is most profoundly thrust upon Moira as she finds herself becoming aware of heretofore unknown powers. Powers so horrible that, when exercised, strips her innocence and makes her so wrought with guilt that her personality borders on psychopathy.
There are several grievous moments where, in the aftermath, the protagonists are left second guessing their decisions to the point of being debilitating. While not clearly outlined, the author subtly touches on the concept of fate, destiny or self-determination and while he provides no clear answers, he does burnish the sharp edges of the consequences.
While there are a few weak areas in the story such as the dragons where they mostly play the role of transportation, with sometimes breaking/burning things, the hunter/tracker's Asperger Syndrome being over used, &c but, even so, the book was enjoyable, made the more so by the excellent talents of the narrator.
Each book by Manning is better than the last. The narrator does a great job as well
Love these books! Can't wait for the next one. You will not be able to put this one down.
"need more! I really like all your writings!"
I absolutely adore Derek Perkins as narrator, and he does a fabulous job at reading for Michael manning. I'm thrilled at the New installment of reading material and can't wait for more! bring it! love it ALL!
another great book I cannot wait for the third book to come out. it's worth listening to more than one
I love these stories! They are always captivating, and emotionally enthralling. Upset that I have to wait for the next one.
"everything you want from MGM"
great book. I was not let down once in this book. can't wait for the next one
good Lord these books rock. fantastic story telling and character development. you mucky read this
"One of my all time favorite books."
I have been listening to these stories from the bitter start. I find myself itching for more when I came to the end of one book. Wishing that I didn't have to wait for the next book to either be set out on paperback. Or to be listened to from Audible.
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