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The first book in this series (The Forsaken Lands) is Very Good, but the second one is Excellant! It picks up right after the first book and takes off running.The first book was slow to start and didn't have my full attention until a quarter, or maybe a third the way through and then it really drew me in. The Dagger's Path, on the other hand, captivated me from the start and I just couldn't put it down. I love Epic Fantasy, and one of the things that I am always on the look out for is a unique and believable Magic System. Well, this one has not only one, but two, and it's not the other side of the same coin kind of thing, it's two distinct, unique, and believable magic systems, and the author actually pulls it off. Looking back I can see that there is some foreshadowing of the second Magic System, but I never would have connected the dots if I had not listened to the second book. I mentioned in my review of The Lascar's Dagger that there weren't witches and warlocks tossing spells at each other, and there's not in this book either, but there's definitely magic going on here and more. The pacing in this book is great, it doesn't get bogged down, and there's a lot more stuff going on than in The Lascar's Dagger. The story was totally unpredictable to me, I couldn't guess what was going to happen next, and then the last four hours totally blew my mind away. As I was listening to the last couple of hours of the book, I kept thinking WOW, I didn't see that comming, and I'd rewind just to experience it again. In fact right after I finished the book I went back several chapters just for the sheer enjoyment of it, I listened to it again. I have well over 700 titles in my library,. They are predominantly epic fantasy seriies and one of my Top 20 Favorite Epic Fantasy Series was just bumped off and replaced by this series. As for the narrator, well ge did an excellent job! He has a range of character voices and he used the same individual voice for each individual character in this book as he did in the first, he also had new voices for each new character introduced in this book. What more could you ask for in a narrator? I highly recommend this series to anyone that likes epic fantasy and for fans of Magic Systems.
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What about Will Damron’s performance did you like?
Will is superb with the voices in this book. From bad guys to fun character voices he does a remarkable job. One caveat tho, one of the bad guys has a really beautiful sexy voice and I wanted him to turn good ......wonder if he does in book 3. I want that book like now. Hah