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Summary

Contains Tainted Blood, book five, and Garden of Shadows, book six, of Condemning the Heavens.

Xue Wei and his friends encounter intrigues and mysteries that they have to solve before being able to continue on their journey.

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love this series

awesome as always well written story is awesome and narration is excellent as always can not wait for the next one

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-11-20

keeps restating the same info and phrases.

I listen to the first couple books because the story was interesting, but the writer keeps restating the same info and phrases over and over and over again its really annoying. If you cut everything out that wasn't needed to be re-explained you could probably cut the book in half and it would flow together alot better.

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  • Dani P.
  • 21-11-20

Meh, the details just can't be ignored by book 5

TLDR; Odd & forced character interactions, bad dialogue, only minor story progression since the start, and just an OP MC who is arrogant but really has no reason to be.


So this whole series has a basic xianxia/wuxia premise which i like so I gave it a shot, but while it started out okay the more you read the more often you noticed how forced some of the character interactions are. Okay yeah I managed to just ignore the unreasonable bad guys because they weren't really important, then the stupid one true love at first sight came up and I ignored that, I was almost happy when they split up because that might be an interesting character conflict but nope he says he'll just make her understand and she will which will be absurd. His newest friend he meets in book 5 just joins there isn't any character interaction to show thier budding friendship, they just gloss over it and after a months long journey that takes a chapter they're friends.

Minor Spoilers Ahead - Then he goes to a new continent where everyone is racist but most are nice to him even though he's the kind of guy they'd be racist to, the king which is a woman for some reason (just call her the queen) is just immediately accommodating cause "we need your help traveler, solve a mystery no one for hundreds of years could, but do it within two years, oh and you can ask me for anything, just come to the palace whenever." Worst of all and almost as bad as the cringey forced romance from book 2 or 3 is the little girl, so this is exactly how it happens he sneaks into somewhere off limits and sees a house, he grins like a mad man creeping out his friends and then they go inside, there is a little girl who has been here thousands of years, but she's not an adult, or wise, or even completely insane, she's just a cute little kid who apparently has enough power to help the entire continent grow in power by having her energy leeched. He immediately thinks she cute and wants to be her big brother, I could understand helping her because its terrible she's been here so long, or because you think she'd be happier out side, but he just did it cause she's cute. Then he dotes on her again and again as she refers to herself in third persons and acts like a child, though she is thousands of years old, she serves no narrative purpose aside from breaking another thing in the story, just at this point you can't ignore the how bad all the dialogue and how unnatural the character interactions are when we've only gotten the barest bit of story progression since book 1.

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  • Nick Warren
  • 22-04-21

5th book was good but 6th disappointing

i liked the 5th book there was way more action then jumping to the 6th it just got bad i hope he doesn't take that kid with him i might just return the whole series bc of that and i don't like how he couldn't get to the phoenix continent in one book plus the author said stuff in the last book that wasn't true and didn't happen idk i just thought the 6th book was disappointing

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  • Brad
  • 29-03-21

good enough

it could be much better but there is enough there to keep me listening. I wish the MC was better developed by now.

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  • Xander
  • 11-03-21

poorly written

this book is a big step down from previous books, I don't mean the story exactly, though there is that too. no I mean that there is constant mistakes in this book, its almost like it was a first or second draft.

mistakes, plotlines that went nowhere and were forgotten, the same explainations for things given multiple times in the same chapter like the author forgot they already explained that, multiple examples of "chekhov's gun.

but having said that, it was still fun.

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  • Bren
  • 24-01-21

Thoughts

A good story with a few inconsistencies and some repetition but still good and a nice change of pace from the previous entries

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-12-20

love it

i love it! recommend. jui wei is growinh and learning more about himself. im waiting for the next book xD

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  • Harley
  • 28-11-20

it just keeps getting better

this one actually makes me wish I had time to read ahead. please get the next ones out...

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  • Kel Ward
  • 19-11-20

Best one yet

There is something about this series that keeps me enthralled, even through the bad grammar and other minor issues.

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  • Harald Midbrød
  • 19-11-20

yet another amazing book!

well written and truly a fun listen ! can barely wait for the next book to come to audivle :)

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