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The Dark Paladin

The Age of Magic, Book 2
Narrated by: Adam Gold
Series: The Age of Magic, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Craving a complex, daring high fantasy? The Age of Magic series is reminiscent of the emotional roller coaster and grit of Game of Thrones with the wonder and danger of the upside-down from Stranger Things

Sometimes, you have to fight fire with fire. Or demons with demons. 

The paladins have a storied history, one tainted by a twisted sacrifice. To fight the demon lords intent on taking over their world, they had to make a deal with one.  

Under this pact, paladin Cedric Arrington is forged into a weapon. Wearing his black armor to signal to all of Nirendia his dark allegiance, he is a man beset by shadow on a quest to send all demons back to the Abyss.  

A demon lord named Orcus emerges from the underworld, and the foundations of the human kingdom of Surdel begin to fracture and weaken. Undead rise without the Necromancer. Demons pour out of Mount Godun at the heart of the tranquil realm, and no one but the paladins can smite the fiery creatures back to where they came from.  

Cedric is joined by Prince Jayden of the dark elven Etyria Empire, who have fought their share of undead and evil creatures under their ancient, fallen cities for thousands of years. They search for hope. They search for a weapon capable of defeating a demon lord. 

As King Aethis Eldenwald looks for answers to his demon and undead problem, old enemies from the south seek vengeance for recent wrongs. Meanwhile, in the capital Kingarth, the Necromancer Ashton Jeraldson is held hostage by a father grieving the loss of his famous son. When Ashton’s pleas for release fall on deaf ears, he is given a tantalizing choice: stay prisoner while the world burns or make his own deal with the darkness.   

©2018 Rex Jameson (P)2018 Rex Jameson

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  • Brandon M Reardon
  • 28-12-18

A Peculiar Shift in Storytelling

While I thoroughly enjoyed the people's necromancer, I found myself a little lost with the dark paladin. I can't say for sure how much of the story is actually about Cedric Erington, but it felt small and not at all like the primary focus. And beyond that confusion, the story took a head first dive into catastrophism, shedding the slice of life, character development storytelling of the first book for a tale well beyond the scope of a few protagonists. I can't condemn the book as poorly written, so much as a jarring shift in focus and style that left me feeling a little disappointed.

I recommend the book for anyone who enjoys high stakes and epic fantasy with Demigods and super powers.

I don't recommend the book for anyone, who like me, enjoyed the character Development and steady progression of the first book.

As usual, the narration was fantastic and very satisfying.

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  • Jason Simpson
  • 09-11-18

great

where is the rest of the series?!?!? I need to finish it! captivating, entertaining, and enthralling

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  • Ahren
  • 15-09-19

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The story really picked up I liked how some of the characters were used. I don't want to say more as to not spoil it.

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  • cody
  • 20-08-19

Great story!

Amazing characters, to many stories have the character representing a lawful good, but this series treads the edge between light and dark in the complex plot surrounding the hero! Kudos Rex Jameson!

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  • Tyler
  • 03-12-18

A Great Sequel in a Fantasic Series!!!

Rex Jameson & Adam Gold have done it again!!!

This book was again an amazingly immersive experience, and Rex Jameson continues to be one of my favorite authors.The story starts off with a quick backstory of a main character from the first book, and then picks up right where the first book left off. This backstory element was so vividly realized, thanks of course to Adam Gold's excellent narration, that I again felt like I was in the midst of the battles, and the addition of extra races furthered the world building to an impressive level.

Speaking of the additional world building, I have to say that I'm impressed by how much backstory is told with only a few lines of dialog. Very impressive indeed Mr. Jameson.

My only complaint is that I'm going to have to wait until the next book in the series is released. I'm also excited to learn about how many more books are left in this series, because I can't get enough.

Spend your credit now, you won't be disappointed!!!


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  • Anon
  • 17-05-19

not sure why this is a series

this book doesn’t seem to have alot to do with the previous book so to say its a series is stupid i give the preformer a good review because he didn’t write it but the author needs to learn how to write a series whete you know character from the previous book are a real part of the nect

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