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The Saga of the legendary Ronin continues.... Gray and his friends have discovered they are reborn elemental heroes. Now, together, they must travel to the City of Sun and find the others like them - uniting the infamous Ronin in order to end a growing evil. 

The City of Sun awaits - yet a plague, a missing sword, and a pact made in blood threaten to tear them apart. Will Gray and his friends unite the Ronin...or fall before they even begin? The next installment in the Amazon best-selling series is sure to delight listeners and show a whole new side to the magical realm of Farhaven.

©2020 Matthew Wolf (P)2021 Matthew Wolf

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  • kim cassidy
  • 17-02-21

Couldn’t stop listening - a different breed

I’ve read a lot of fantasy and listened to a host of books, and it has to have a certain “spark” for me to really be hooked. The series has that. Most important are characters that feel like old friends. Was recommended this book by a friend and really glad because while book one started slower, and while all series I have some gripes with, it’s quickly becoming a favorite. But here’s my breakdown.

World building/pacing - First book felt a little rushed. This one slows down a lot.  Much better pacing. World building is cool. Grand elemental cities. Glowing sun bridges, giant waterfalls, floating buildings on zephyrs of air.

Uniqueness - It has some tendencies of generic “good vs evil”.  I like the whole idea of being dark legends and proving they are going to be different. Haven’t seen that done in a long time.

Magic - elemental magic system, spark flow. I don’t fully understand how it all works. Seems like a “soft system”. But it doesn’t detract from the overall

Characters (most important part) - My main complaint was not seeing enough of Gray. After all, the Ronin (the legends) are my favorite part.  I like that the main characters are developing their powers and I can’t wait to see how they learn to harness the elements. Ancient, powerful legends in young people’s bodies is a cool premise. Also sucker for sassy strong characters, so I really like Faye. I ship her and Gray still. Darius is charming, reminds me of Matrim Cauthon from WOT, but definitely his own.  And his dynamic with Gray was fun to watch.  I’m quickly becoming enamored with these characters, and I didn’t want the book to end.

Narration - Tim does an AMAAZZING job. I like to read and listen, and I found myself laughing and smiling at Tim’s take on the colorful cast.

Overall - Great addition to the series. Lovable cast of characters.  If you are hesitant, don’t be. It has some of the “typical” feels. Magic, dragons, honor and light amid darkness.  But it’s the complex characters and their growth that does it for me. The Ronin Saga is quickly developing into one of my favorite fantasies.

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  • Elliott
  • 16-02-21

Loved the next installment!

Ayva really comes into her own. And watching the Ronin interact and grow is one of my favorite parts of the series. I was crestfallen when the Ronin were pulled apart, Citadel of Fire left us on the precipice of something grand. Of the Ronin reforming,
but seeing Gray and Darius’ bond grow, Darius roguish charm and Grays honorable white knight side was really fun interaction. I got to see another side of Gray too with his demons of letting others down. The Algasi are cool, the Enchantress... so many fun things and Tim breathes such life into it. I felt ripped away at the end when it came to a halt, but I was okay with that. I hear book four is right around the corner, I can wait - a little bit!
Long story short:: HIGHLY recommend 5 stars, this series starts slower but builds up pace as it goes. Very character driven story. Easily becoming my top 5 alongside Brandon Sanderson, Rothfuss and the like. Oh ya, Faye is still my fav.

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  • rubynan
  • 19-02-21

Loved this Listen!

Matt Wolf and Tim Gerard Reynalds are a winning combination. This was so much fun and my favorite book in the series so far. The pacing is great, and the characters are well-developed. Really liked that Ayva came into her own and showed strength and leadership. Strong female characters make me happy. The world-building is fantastic and the Ronin are just getting better and better. Looking forward to hearing book 4!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-21

Trust me, it’s actually worth it

I read fantasy novels on the daily, and none of them are as good as this one. I’m not gonna spoil anything, but it grabs your attention immediately and actually keeps your attention. I also make 5 hour road trips on the daily so I’m glad there are audibles for this series.

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  • Rose Lam
  • 16-02-21

Love it

This is another great book in the an ever improving series. Each book is getting better and I can't wait to see the story develop and hear the amazing voice acting. Usually the villains have the best voices IMO.

The world that is created in the book is expansive and has a lot of depth and backstory. The mix of different types of magic keeps me guessing, and the characters (Faye and Darius are my favs) keep me feeling it!

Cheers!

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  • Tyler
  • 16-02-21

Love The Saga

Been reading books 1&2 and glad to catch this one on audible. Can’t wait for the rest of the series!!

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  • Nicolle
  • 15-02-21

I love this book more than my wife!

I read the previous 2 books and couldn't wait to read this one! The author really keeps improving his work with each new book! I can't wait for the next one! The story was super captivating and I loved the character development!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-21

A fascinating adventure

I don't read many books, but my daughter recommended this one. I'm really enjoying it and am looking forward to reading Matt's other sagas.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-02-21

Loved this read!

This book was amazing and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series has in store! This is the perfect read for any fantasy lover. So glad my friends recommended this book to me!