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The Dao of Magic III

Written by: Andries Louws
Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins

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A sea of savage beasts. An ancient order of mages. A looming cataclysm.

Now that Drew has become even more powerful by stepping into the Foundation Realm, new challenges await him. He is quietly growing his school and sect, and allowing his students to recruit whoever they want so he can take it easy.

Trouble looms as his old mistakes come back to haunt him. The entire planet is about to be sent down a savage and unforgiving path, and it might be his fault. Monsters are popping up everywhere, packs of deadly animals led by terrible mutants. The worst part? They seem to be steered by some higher power, some nefarious being that holds the reins of the planet.

His students have turned from bright-eyed, eager learners...into lazy good-for-nothings. Whoops. It seemed he was too influential in their development. Teach now has to spend large amounts of time crafting gear for all the new recruits, and the rising tensions are giving him a headache.

Teach might just decide to end them all. He had a fresh start once … maybe he should try again?

©2019 Andries Louws (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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  • Randy Smith
  • 10-02-20

I am a little disappointed in this third novel

What started as a clear and precise story with excellent motives and good storyline has become a confusing mess of interconnected random stories. I am quickly losing interest in this whole story. At this point I’m not even sure if I’m going to pick up the fourth book. It is sad to see such an excellent concept and storyline fragment into this jumbled mess. I would highly recommend the first two novels in this series without hesitation but this third novel gives me pause and I am not sure an almost hate to see what the next novel will bring.

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  • Lawrence
  • 20-02-20

its alright.

the Dao of Magic is a fun series so far. this was one of the weaker books in the series so far. But I get the impression that the author is building up for something in the future. Worth a listen

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  • David R
  • 05-02-20

Yes, it keeps getting better

Enough said, it gets better. Well done Andries Louws, witty, fun, yes... Keep it up!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-02-20

Awesome better and better

like I said the series just keeps getting better and better can't wait for the Nextbook this series is one of my favorites

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  • Alex
  • 12-02-20

better than the last two

Don't give up on this series. It's really good. Just because the last book wasn't as good don't judge this one.

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  • tb3
  • 17-08-20

Now the Tao of Cultivation - Apparently

The Tao of Magic... in the middle of this book I suddenly felt a sense of deja vu - like I was listening to The Ten Realms and the growth of Alva. This isn't an accusation of plagiarism, it's more a comment about where the attention of the writing went -- suddenly there's stuff about management, immigration, interacting with the King as a client, and so on.

The Kindle version of the book advertises this as a 'Western Cultivation Series'. And a turn towards cultivation certainly happened.

This book though does still have plenty on what I see are core story line threads: those of Drew and the unintended consequences of his actions, the investigation of 'what is going on with this messed up world?', and again those questions of 'how to interact with people in a way that is positive to them'. And we do see character development.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-06-20

I'm happy that I got book 3&4 at the same time

I hate having to wait when a great book ends on a cliffhanger. Inventive, humorous, and thought provoking, this book has it all and Pavi Proczko has excellent narration!

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  • alton Styron
  • 11-05-20

What happened

After the first 2 books, I rushed to pick this up as soon as it was available. Sadly this was a jumbled mess and disappointing. Way too many storylines and chapters dedicated to side stories/characters. Took several weeks to finish this with at least 4 other books finished in between. Hope this series finds it's way again. This whole book felt like a side quest book and not a very good one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-20

My favorite author

i love all of Andries books, The Dao Of Magic and Skeleton in Space are just really entertaining and fun to listen to. in alot of "cultivation" books there is always so many formalities like bowing and not looking the elders in the eye or speaking out of turn and all sorts of bs rules, in this series the MC makes his own rules. 10/10

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  • John
  • 22-02-20

Good

I’m leaving a 4 star review because I always skim over the unreal feeling overhype 5 stars whenever I’m looking for legit information about a book.
Great series, great book, progressive storyline, and intriguing characters.
It flips point of view a lot (which usually annoys me) but I actually care about what the other characters are up to, so it’s cool.
Perfect 5/7 would recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-20

Scientifically intriguing.

An amazing journey through science, physics, philosophy, metaphysics, humour and much more. Makes me want a bunny 🕉