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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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great book

loved it as i love all the ronan saga books. great narrator and great writer.

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great story

really enjoyed listening to this book, get ready for an adventure where you meet magic and missions to a magical Forrest. I would highly recommend this book

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Absolutely great

If like to give. 4.5 stars really.
So the book was a great follow up really. It kept me on my toes and I really enjoyed all the twists and surprises.
Again it really does keep on giving, new and interesting characters and relationships, thrilling adventure full of suspense. It is jam packed with magic and intrigue.
I do think that because of all the different perspectives there’s was a bit too much repetition of parts of the story.
However, still a brilliant read and I sing it’s praises. I’m looking forward to the next addition.
It had fantastic narration, good variety of voices and great emphasis in all the right places. Very nice voice to listen to.

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“Strength is life, weakness is death”

This series is truly epic fantasy and a really enjoyable listen. Great characters, plenty of action, intrigue and lots of magic to keep everyone happy.
It’s far from a mindless listen though, you have to stay on the ball to keep up with it all.
Great narration with good character voices.
Can’t wait to see what else’s the series brings!
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-21

FAVORITE BOOK EVER

This book was AMAZING!!! Completely changed my life. I have now listened to it 10 times and plan reading it again!!! 100% recommend!

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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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  • David
  • 03-01-22

One of my favorites

Really enjoyed this series. It keeps my interest and its long enough to get invested. Cant wait to list to the next book!

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  • Kevin ringer
  • 08-11-21

Love it

Fantastic series, amazing character development, Reynolds fantastic as always, full marks on my end.

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  • Gary Thomson
  • 13-08-21

Hard to stop listening to it

As the characters develop so does the story line. There are new characters coming and going all the time. As soon as I finish a book I can’t wait to start the next one. Well written with plot and twists you don’t see coming. A MUST LISTEN TO.

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  • Sailfish
  • 12-07-21

Moves the story forward; albeit sluggishly

Matthew Wolf's writing was still very good and Tim Gerard Reynolds' performance still makes for a welcome listening pleasure. However, the book could have been several hours shorter and been the better for it. There were too many moments where each of the Ronins repeatedly spent lengthy delays lamenting on their failings and limitations and how they couldn't go any further. On a poignant note, the group suffers an unexpected and debilitating loss. Lastly, the hesitancy to kill a foe who had killed so many others out of some sense of forbearance was disappointing upsetting.

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  • Wendy
  • 12-06-21

Gets better with EVERY BOOK!

Combining the unbelievably talented narrator TGR, PLUS the brilliance of Matthew Wolfs writing prowess makes this a series you do NOT want to miss.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-21

Dripping with atmosphere

What can I say?

The author has delved even deeper into the spellbinding, fantasy world of Farhaven. I was immersed into the faraway lands of the third epic saga of the legendary Ronin.    Just like his other two books, the wildly imaginative situations, and dramatic reincarnation of the colorful, "elemental trio" and each world that the 3 main characters encounter is "Dripping with atmosphere"--sublime and unique.  Each of the landscapes the group enters, are alive and explode off each page, with vivid and uber-creative, exciting details.   This is a must read and I'm a true fan of this author.

M. Cooper
Davis, California

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  • vaneza gonzaga
  • 07-03-21

Wow! 316/316

Loved the concept and plot. Such a good and interesting read. Definitely recommend to everyone.

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