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Summary

The war is over. But the scars remain.

Emily's New Learning has been good for Beneficence. In the years since she arrived on the Nameless World, the city has been at the forefront of technological advancement and social development. Thousands of newcomers are moving to the city, railways span the gorge and drive into Zangaria, the first steamboats are plowing the ocean wave and a whole new banking system is reshaping national and international trade. A true golden age appears to be on hand.

But all is not well. The city's largest businessman may be on the verge of collapse, the city guilds are weakening, religious fanatics stalk the streets, and there are rumors that one of the Great Gods has returned to judge everyone. The streets are on edge. No one knows which way to turn.

Emily returns to Beneficence for Casper's funeral before she goes back to school. But, as she is drawn into a political, social and religious meltdown, she finds herself dealing with the darker consequences of her innovations, people who blame her for the problems facing the city, religious fanatics, her boyfriend's family...and a deadly plot from the dark past that may lead the Nameless World to utter ruin.

©2017 Christopher G. Nuttall; 2018 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Love them all! Perfect narrator for the series too!
Extremely dissapointed that I have to wait for more :(

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Impatience is a terrible thing

Another wonderful book by a wonderful writer now just to wait for the Audio of the next one one I ha e won’t take too long

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great

great story, read well. I hope they will finish the series as there's still a few more books left

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love the series!

love the series but really struggled to get through this one not as good as previous books. I am hoping the next book will be much better.

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  • Delinda
  • 30-03-18

Meh, kind of expected

I kind of knew what would happen. Performance was great, butt story was not as exciting as they usually are.

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  • RED
  • 25-03-18

The problem is not the point... It's character development.

Definitely not my favorite of the series but it shows how much Emily has grown and how much she has to go.
For me it's like past tense , not a favorite but necessary to the story line and worth the read

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  • T. Bates
  • 15-03-18

One to Skip.:/

You can skip this book and not miss a thing in the series. Economics, imho, is boring, especially in a city I care nothing about. I look forward to the next book. I expect much more from it.

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  • Justin
  • 15-03-18

exceptional addition keep them coming

book struggled with pace at the beginning but wrapped up very well. will always enjoy your books!

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  • J.V. Cox
  • 14-03-18

Another great book

Just finished the book, another great book! Just wish the next book was already out on audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-18

love this series!!!

I love this series. i would love to continue it but I can seem to open the page for the next book? I really hope there isn't any issue with licenses or anything.

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  • rocketman
  • 03-03-18

This series just keeps getting better

unique combination of economics lesson, relationship lesson and battle against evil fanatics. Great story and thoughtful ending.

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  • Scott
  • 02-03-18

New novel complete. Creativity Not Required.

I have loved this series but this book was different then the others. It was very predictable and I really got tired of the very flat character
development. I bet even the author knows this was a cookie cutter phone it in rush job of a story.

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  • Sean D.
  • 02-03-18

freta was cast as way too whiny.

I found the constant pestering of the main characters do not run off and have sex during a major attack to be out of place and not fitting. along with the whining of certain characters that was out of place in my opinion.

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  • Brody
  • 01-03-18

Getting bored.

Probably the least interesting of the series. I think I'm done with it. Like so many authors, CGN creates all this potential and then stops at mediocrity. Spoiler Alert! Stop reading if you care! The best part of the book was the relationship ending. Thank God no one has to listen to those awful love and affection moments anymore!