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Plague of Shadows

The Aldoran Chronicles, Book 2
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: The Aldoran Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

As magic's influence spreads across the five kingdoms, the White Tower's reach extends with it. No place is left untouched.

In his quest for vengeance against the witch Mangora, Ty stumbles across a curious book he believes might help. But its pages hold a dark secret that threatens to unravel everything his family and friends have been fighting for. The more he reads, the more addicted he becomes to the knowledge it offers....

With no memory of who he is or where he came from, Ayrion finds himself traveling with a pair Rhivanni tinkers as they head east toward Sidara. Then a plea for help from a young rover boy leads them into the middle of a horrific bloodbath at the hands of an enemy no one has seen in over 1,000 years. If they aren't stopped, these creatures will spread across Aldor, leaving nothing but destruction in their wake....

As the first prisoner to escape the clutches of the White Tower, Ferrin's only concern is reaching his sister, Myriah, before the Black Watch catches him. Joined by Rae, her daughter, Suri, and a former captain in the Black Watch, the small band makes their way north, hoping to keep ahead of the white riders. Little do they know who has been sent to track them down....

Meanwhile, Kira and the Warren underground continue their search for Reevie as they attempt to discover the reason behind the strange disappearances in Aramoor. However, the answers they seek are more disturbing than anything they could have imagined....

©2019 Michael Wisehart (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Absolutely fantastic!

This is yet another fantastic book from one of the best authors in the world

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non stop

this book is great loved it can't wait for the next part keeps you on the edge of the seat

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  • Kelvin
  • 09-12-19

Bittersweet

The narration from Reynolds is always acceptable so let's just move to the story. I wanted this story to move forward since its been nearly 2 years. It unfortunately spread out instead of progressing. Ferrin is pretty much in the exact same predicament at the end as he was in the beginning. That goes for almost all of the characters. The biggest problems for me are that apparently no law enforcement is ever available. There are no city watch or soldiers anywhere; no garrisons for days in settled kingdoms to the point that a conflict can rage for over a week and noone has gone for reinforcements or to even try to get help from the authority in the area. Dont get me started on Ty. Instead of actually doing something he is basically just used to annoy the reader by making every "teen" ,aka dumb, decision the author can think of. This book really dampened my expectations for every character.
I get the feeling the real story is still being spun and this was just the author looking for where to go and I wouldn't mind if this was a blog or something else to keep people informed. This as a book...that they charged full price for and the story barely moved. It moved so little that if you cut out everything between each persons first chapter and their last chapter the only person that seems like they did anything is the guy who lost his memory. Wait for the next one.

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  • Joshua
  • 31-10-19

Decent but rushed

This book was hard for me to finish. I enjoyed the previous book's but this one did not have the same depth, either that or the characters didn't have much depth in the beginning and I'm just now realizing it? Either way, the villains were all loathsome and evil to the core. The heroes were all perfect. No one had flaws, except maybe Ty, but instead of flaws he was an irredeemable idiot. It's rough because there are a lot of interesting ideas and content. They were simply hampered by a lack of realism and thought. The editor did no favors to the writer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-19

Lacking

Disappointing second instalment after a great first book. It seems like a filler book, many words with very little substance. You can almost finish the first book and completely skip this one and not miss anything. Every plot is stretched and prolonged, the protagonist just gets more and more annoying.

Hopefully the next one is more relevant.

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  • ZShopper
  • 26-01-20

Great epic book

I’m really enjoying this series – lots of characters and different stories, well written, and long which is great for audible credits. I don’t enjoy the zombie-plague part because I think there are too many books going there, but it’s still a great story with great characters!

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  • Louis Mare
  • 30-12-19

Solid sequel

Certainly worth the credit. Not my normal genre...with all the magic and all, but once again Wisehart found the perfect balance. As usual, Tim Gerald Reynolds' performance was excellent. So now the wait for the next one begins!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-12-19

Plague of Shadows, very entertaining book!

Great characters, great story and Tim Reynolds did an excellent job telling us!
My suggestion is to listen to the street rats of Aramoor first, then to the white tower and then the plague of shadows. If you enjoy sci-fi fantasy books then I highly recommend the books from Michael Wisehart!

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  • Robert E Chambers
  • 14-12-19

Excellent i really enjoyed this book..

Really a good novel. At first, I had been confused by the writing style that seems to jump like a bunch of mini-stories within a novel.

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  • Brady
  • 05-12-19

Will be waiting for the next book

This story has a lot of characters and multiple points of view. Wisehart give them enough time and space to develop their voices in the larger narrative. It make the story richer and easier to follow than some.
More important- the story sounds like a familiar trope but every time you think it is going one way, it goes another. It’s fun, interesting and I’ll be waiting for the next book the whole time.
And I ‘m certain Tim Gerard Reynolds could make my grocery list sound like a charming adventure or sinister thriller. He is a blessing to all the books he performs.

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  • Susi
  • 15-11-19

Awesome but...

Waaaay to many characters and unnecessary details. Do I need to know what every stranger likes for breakfast? I never know if I'm supposed to remember them, if they will tie in later or end up in peices. Then I'll hear a name and be like, what? who? The names sound familiar too. It's a bit convoluted, reminds me of Charles Dickens or Stephen King. I've only realized I'd read all 22 hours and not much has happened other than a bunch of dismembered bodies. I mean, after all this time surely the king has learned of the creatures?! Can only the 4 people know?? And it never did coincide with the main, I guess, story. The first was character driven, this one is VanDiesel-guy-gory driven. I prefer the former.

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  • AJ
  • 14-11-19

Absolutely engrossed!!!

5 stars aren’t enough for this series! Listening to these books has on the edge of my seat worrying about the characters, loving them, hating them, and then loving them again! I absolutely love that different plot lines in the story and I cannot wait time see how they start to intertwine. Bravo Michael Wisehart for writing such a captivating series, you’ve made my top 3 favorite authors list with Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson! Tim Gerard Reynolds is, as always, a master at his craft, breathing life into every character and filling every moment with emotion! Can’t wait for the next book!

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