Ayden Dracre, the youngest son in a family of notorious sorcerers, is content with his magical studies until Merlin leaves Caldaca in order to find a way to break his curse. While waiting for Merlin's return, Ayden makes a mistake that causes him to question his magic.
He soon discovers both his aunt and Merlin are in danger, and in order to save them, Ayden is pushed further than ever before. With two powerful enemies and a dark presence haunting him, Ayden will have to be very careful about who he trusts. Meanwhile, Merlin must rely on Ayden when his past returns to threaten his future.
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"A great second book, every bit as good as first"
I was excited to listen to this book because I really enjoyed the first book in the series. This is a great epic fantasy including fairies, zombies, sorcerers, Merlin, and more. As a bonus, this book is totally family-friendly without being juvenile, and it is appealing across the age spectrum. Though I listened to this audiobook, narrated by J. Scott Bennett, by myself, I know the rest of my family will enjoy it, too, so I'll give it another listen with them on our next big road trip. This book is fun and fast-paced with interesting characters, which narrator Bennett brings to life. (I really enjoy all of Bennett's narrations). I can't wait for the next book and highly recommend it for fans of fantasy, as well as people who are looking for an entertaining adventure for any age.
"I loved it and would recommend it for a light read"
A great second book in the series with a fun and bright style of writing.
"A mix of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland"
I really enjoyed this funny and quirky story, that has a good mix of fantasy and paranormal creatures. Usually the fantasy and paranormal genre shouldn't be mixed, but the primary audience for this series is tween/teen/young adults, so it works fine here. I'm sure also many adults will enjoy it and it could be rated like the first Harry Potter Book - it's for everyone!
I felt I was in a world of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland at the same time. We're in the Endless Forrest where you can get in but not out. We meet all kinds of creatures and the creatures/characters are well-developed. We'll also get into the world of Merlin and eventually Merlin and Aiden will have to work together. I also loved how Aiden was developed - his personality and his back-story. Very well-plotted!
J. Scott Bennett was extraordinary in his performance and made everything come to life in a spell-binding way. I've listened to his performance before and will bet on, that this is his best performance so far. I loved his voices and humor-filled narration.
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
"Great fantasy read"
This is a fast paced, enjoyable fantasy tale that follows on well from book one. It tells some of Merlin's back story and leads Ayden on interweaving adventures as he tries to help his friends and discover where he fits in the world and who he wants to be. The characters are entertaining and have grow in depth as the story has progressed. You can not help but like Ayden's unassuming strength and reserved personality, he is funny, somewhat quirky and very likeable. Humour runs through the whole story and the narrator of the audiobook shows this well. J Scott Bennett gives individual voices to each of the characters and his inflection portrays the emotions and excitement well, bringing the characters and the story to life. I enjoyed the narration, the characters and the story as a whole, in this family friendly fantasy adventure tale. I will look forward to the next in the series. I received this audiobook in exchange for my honest opinion.
"The Wizard's secret"
I enjoyed the first book and the 2nd book is just as good. The plot is not that hard to follow and that makes the story enjoyable to listen to.
Great job of the narrator
"Still loving this series"
Love it when he plays Merlin
I love where the author is taking this series. I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment. I love the interplay between Merlin and Ayden. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
"Harry Potter look a like!"
I loved this series. I actually received this book as a gift from AudioBook boom. I had received another book by this author and like the series so much I bought 2 more books. I intend to buy the rest of the books from this author.
I love books about magic so this book fit right in!
Mr. Bennett's reading brings the story to life.
"A Likable YA Novel"
Although I’m an adult and not the target audience for “The Wizard’s Secret,” I have other works by Rain Oxford that I like, so I just wanted to check out her latest release. “The Wizard’s Secret” is a likable YA book that I think will satisfy its target audience. I didn’t find it compelling enough to go get book one, but it’s still a good book. J. Scott Bennett does a wonderful job with the narration as well. All-in-all, well done.
Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.
"A book for anyone under 13"
Waste of a two credits, and time for me. The first book was ok. In the second not only did the character not grow, he even regressed and so the plot is basically the same. Honestly giving this three stars is very generous. As an adult this was very hard to finish but I if I had listened to this as elementary student it might have gotten .....still 3 stars probably.
"Maybe for young kids."
No, sorry, I did not find this book gripping. Not a bad story. The author combined a lot of interesting characters and places, but it just did not interest me.
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
I don't know. Did not enjoy his accent.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
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