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Summary

Darkness seeps deeper into the world. The gods can only watch from afar. Time is running out.

Jim and his friends found a way to stop the evil infesting the leadership of the Empire, but the shadows of the world are not all cast by the demon incursion. There's plenty of darkness already dwelling within the corrupted heart of the Empire.

One of the team goes missing, and Jim has to find them before it’s too late. They have a chance to reach the Western Province before the nox infection spreads, but having the entire team is paramount to their success. They'll have to find a way to come together, or risk the Empire sinking completely into the darkness. 

No pressure, it's just the fate of the world.

©2021 Michael Head (P)2021 Mountaindale Press

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A great follow on!

Really enjoyable storyline and characters, many laugh out loud moments. Can’t wait for the next one!!

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Awesome

When a book has a line like "I can't believe I have to tell you this but never throw a baby!" it's either going to be terrible or amazing. this is amazing. highly recommend it

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what a awesome series

love it great characters great story love the world there in can not ask for more its just awesome

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Great series

This is one of my favorite series. I look forward to the next book and to see how much Jim can increase his kill count

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  • Anonymous_Reviewer
  • 30-04-21

Great as Usual, But Jim Seemed Less Awesome

I really enjoyed the story, and the growth of the other characters in Jim's party was good, but I felt like Jim was a bit off. For large portions of the story, Jim seemed either like he wasn't trying, or wasn't as awesome as he was in the first books. Don't get me wrong, whenever a big bad guy showed up he would become awesome again, but then after that he would go back to before. Also, I think its good to make the other characters in the party become stronger and self-sufficient, but they shouldn't be able to catch up to Jim given his talent and experience. I kept expecting to hear Jim doing some crazy complicated cultivation technique that the others just weren't able to do (nothing against them, but a master should be capable of more) which would significantly increase his growth, but that didn't happen much. Its always a challenge in books trying to make the secondary characters strong characters in their right without "nerfing" the main character. I think it's definitely possible to write strong and talented secondary characters while still keeping Jim way ahead (because frankly that is part of the fun of the books). Anyway, it was a really fun book, but I hope the author lets Jim be more awesome again in the next book.

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  • Mike Mastroianni
  • 08-06-21

Could be good

The power structure and world planning really weren’t thought out well.

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If powerful cultivators were that easily killed by weaker ones, by tools mind you then the power structure of the world is pretty worthless.

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  • chris
  • 01-06-21

Just an honest review For the whole series

I like this book. It managed to keep my attention most of the time which is no small thing however, I do have a couple complaints. 1st There's the convenience factor. It seems like the author likes to crowbar the story instead of letting things play out organically .
I know it sounds nitpicky but sometimes It's a little ham handed.
Also it seems like in the fight scenes whenever things heat up the author forgets about the other characters in the group. Then they show up at the end in an AHA there you are moment.
Having said that I still really like this series it's fun and Imaginative and the narrator is brilliant I love that guy.

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  • Steven Horton
  • 23-05-21

The world advances

The world advances, and the Jim gains power. It's a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Jim is constantly pushing people he cares about away, because he's afraid to be real with them, have real emotional availability. He's good at meeting people and making friends, but bad at keeping real relationships with people. Jim seems jealous that his companions are able to live their lives, while telling himself that he's responsible for their continued survival.


I started out reading this series for the progression and story, but Jim's mental health is turning out to be very interesting.

I also loved the red shirt reference to Star Trek.

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  • Danny Moody
  • 23-05-21

Great addition to the series!

This series is one of the most successful reincarnation cultivation series that I have encounter. The characters are diverse and interesting. The plot is engaging and promises more to come. The writing is fun with brutal moments. It even has Travis Baldree, like any good cultivation book should! Baldree is truly the voice of cultivation to me.

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  • Rick
  • 12-05-21

nailed it! another awesome book

book 3 was awesome with some new developments and challenges that arise. some of the choices made are interesting as well.

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  • Matthew R. Waugh
  • 09-05-21

Brilliant!

Engaging characters, well done fight scenes and funny too. I blew through all 3 books in less than a week.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-05-21

Awesome

My on problem with the book was how damn short it was. I love the MC he is a realist and sarcastic and funny but i wonder if his crush going to show up again also he auction house never told him if he had any massages but now i just have to wait for book 4

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  • Sailfish
  • 04-05-21

Red-shirted crewmate's woes crosses realms

Michael Head nails another book in the series. As the title implies, this book takes Jim and his besties on a sea cruise ... of DEATH! All the while, the nox are proliferating. The team is still down one bestie, but they do encounter others who are of dubious integrity to assist them at times. The enemy and monster encounters are thrilling and of different horror levels in both sight and strength. The book does move the story ahead through another kingdom and does so without encountering what would be referred to as filler text. There were a few cultural touchstones that are briefly written into the story. The most obvious tell was this passage, "This time, we went to shore to inspect the burning village in a much larger group. Donny, Valerie, Chu, Jamila, Sergeant Ward, Captain Hail, and a sailor...who was wearing a red shirt and inexplicably mumbling about unfair situations—took two trips to get ashore." Clearly, the author meant it to be an obvious reference and the following passages could have been shortened to ... "wait for it ... wait for it ... Ripped In Pieces (R.I.P.)

Travis Baldree continues to be a joy to enjoy his performance.

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  • Jonathan
  • 03-05-21

continues in greatness

great book 3 in the series. story progresses very well. characters are awesome as usual. worth the credit