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Ash’s life is anything but normal these days.

Having unlocked his Dantian, he’s grown in power. Grown to the point where he has others who depend on him for that power.

In this world of martial arts, only the strong and the ruthless survive.

Everyone else is merely a stepping stone on their path of Cultivation, or an obstacle to be overcome.

Or knock down. 

A world where the strong rule, and the weak die.

Utilizing the Hall, the voice in his head that calls itself Locke, and all the powers available to him, Ash has begun his own journey of Cultivation.

Except that as a Fated One, his journey is a narrow and winding path between two cosmic forces. Each one vying for dominance.

And that has nothing to do with what Locke has planned for him.

This is his second step in his life as a Cultivator. Overcoming his first tribulation, and solidifying his Dantian.

This is a VeilVerse novel.

Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/a full harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2020 William D. Arand (P)2020 William D. Arand

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  • Dani P.
  • 24-11-20

From okay in book 1 to terrible in book 2

I don't mind romance or harem side plots, but four hours in and the only things we've done is talk about his stupid harem politics and how unhappy with his life he is. He just whines while changing nothing, idk if I'll be able to finish this book but if I do ill update my review.

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  • johan
  • 29-11-20

A shame

First book we had everything that i want in a cultivator novel with a focus on growing stronger and a good growing harem.
With the seccond book we got close to ZERO focus on growing stronger to the worst harem Willam/randi has written ever.
Every bad habit that Willam writes is in this book to growing the harem to big to fast and making his lead male a worthless piece of thrash.... I had some high hopes that he would have focused on the male lead increasing his worth/strength for once but i lost count on how many times he was carried/blackedout and or where just plain stupid. This is like dungeon depost all over again with a super good starting book to an absolute snorr for the seccond one. I hope book 3 will be alot better, I forced myself through the last 4 hours altough the first hours in the book was pretty great

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-11-20

To many fan boys reviews

I have no problem with harems but I have problem with unrealistic main character who blushes and tries to "run" from it, with the main character personality being a carbon copy of other main characters written by author.

This book is mostly about the harem and the talk about it and the main character refusing but then the femdom comes to play, all the play sex, fondling is all initiated by the women..

The author takes a liking to bash cultivation tropes I have no problem with that, most are dumb and racist. but using the tropes he tries to make a "more sensible character" but while bashing those tropes. but the personality of the main character fails a bot in that role.

I do like the combat and fights but overall there is little of that... to bad.

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  • Jim
  • 30-11-20

oh boy

First time in 9 years posting, I am giving a 1 star. I try to buy any Wuxia or Xianxia progression style fantasy that hits audible.

This book in my mind was written in a manner my 13 year old might find entertaining, however with the explicit poorly constructed harem themes, etc. obviously many of the reviewers loved this book. However I dont get it.

Out of the last 100 or so Wuxia / Xianxia / progression fantasy books I have read or listened to. Maybe there was one I disliked more, however non come to mind.

Maybe in my youth, if I played a drinking game for the amount of time "chosen one" had been said. Maybe... I would have been given a better rating provided I was smashed doing so.

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  • Chaz R.
  • 20-11-20

MORE

MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MORE.

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  • phillip
  • 08-12-20

quantity over quantity, too many bland girls

the only memorable girl was jia, and she wasn't really allowed to rejoin the story until like half way though the book.
I didnt even remember who mei was yet the story seemed to give her preference, and this book ads even more girls to the harem.
the harem aspect of this story could use some quality control

there's also the fact that the actual cultivation aspect seems to have taken a back seat as none of the characters train/cultivate like they had in the first book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-20

Disappointed

MC progression is trash... hey lady that I met yesterday please run my life. Hey annoying cool system be an asshole 24/7. MC yes I will do what everyone wants and whine about all the time bc I have no choice obviously. I really liked the first book but I was expecting him to you know adapt to the world take control of his life not be led by the nose by these random women irritating. I couldn’t finish it

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  • William
  • 18-12-20

Book 1 was great book 2 was Meh

loved the first book but book 2 was not so great. turned into a crappy harem story :(

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-12-20

Good story line but..

This dude right here is probably the only straight guy on the planet that wouldn't enjoy his circumstances.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-20

This book is horrible

The first book was very good the second book I can't even finish it enough said.

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  • Micke
  • 22-11-20

Getting worse

MC is even more whinny and goes to any lengths to not enjoy women who loves him. Its just stupid. You are put in an alternative violent world and you can die anytime and you won't enjoy yourself. Yeah, not plausible.

Almost no cultivation. Its just a stream of random events. There is no time for downtime, character development or real integrations between characters. Not the best.

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  • OB
  • 19-11-20

Cultivation Free

More about Harem management than Cultivation with lazy villains. The first book was 4 stars, this is about 2 only because of the narrator. This is the last book I'll purchase from this author.

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  • kasim
  • 27-01-21

love it all

story line, characters , build up , fight scenes , tell which book is better.?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-01-21

fallen into his usual way

the first book was good while it has the usual group of female characters ash kept on pushing towards his goals and for the most part his followers actually enhanced the story but no more this has now become a clone of any other his books the storys has gone and its judy issues that keep coming up related to his women who have now become overbearing with there need for attention and ash has devolved into a whiney angry pathetic shadow of who he was in book one I liked the other veil verse books but well done I now have no interest with them for fear that when they eventually collide you will ruin them too

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  • Travis
  • 03-12-20

it's ok tbh with

I liked to book overall but the mc is to whine for my taste in book 1 he was good but I'm hopeful sems listening to the last part of the book hes not that bad

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-20

Great work from Andrea

I’m really enjoying this foray into xianxia from William D Arand. I’m a little worried that book 3 isn’t on the writing calendar because I’m looking forward to it, still happy to have this on audio and Andrea is amazing as usual.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-20

A RATED A RATED A RATED A RATED A RATED A RATED

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  • james mcadam
  • 21-11-20

loved it

Great story as always with great characters narration excellent as always can not wait for the next one

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  • Alexander Devitt
  • 15-12-20

Bland

Less than an hour in and there's already two more harem members. Then a lot of the story is Ash idolizing them and the other members. It's soured a lot of the good writing in this story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-20

William and Andrea killing it again!

Another great book from William D Atrand with stellar narration from Andrea. The author nails everything he turns his hand too. I love the transparency of his character growth. Plenty of action and harem as always with unexpected twists and turns along the way.