Japon Kltr Nihon Bunka lI think I am completely inove Blackflame is an amazingly fantastic continuation of the Cradle series Integrating the fascinating Eastern inspired worldbuilding and magic martial arts system with better characterisation Blackflame was easily the best book in the series so far Even though I m still not wild about the main protagonist Wei Shi Lindon I was growing invested in what his future may bring At the end of Soulsmith Lindon found himself being given one year to train and advance in his sacred arts in order to fight an opponent that is way powerful Lindon seemed to be the typical underdog character who kept defying the odds through a combination of sheer drive ambition and a bit of providence Notwithstanding one can t help but be curious to see how his story will pan out Sometimes the game is rigged against you and your only option is to flip the board Yerin a key supporting character in Lindon s journey was one whom I have not mentioned in my earlier reviews She first appeared towards the end of Unsouled and started having her own POV in the seuel Soulsmith As an apprentice to the Sword Sage her fight scenes were amazing but I wasn t feeling her character all that much until now Yerin was just simply badass and her fortitude harder than steel It would be interesting to Everybodys Business Is Nobodys Business learn about her past which I hoped will be revealed in future books If you don t feelike you re going to die when you re training then you re doing it wrong Jai Long s story on the other hand faltered a bit in my opinion And they were all overshadowed by the mysterious insufferable and irrepressible Eithan While his methods may not bode well with most except himself to be exact Lindon and Yerin would not have had the reuired growth in character development and power advancement without his intervention There is an old saying about asking forgiveness rather than permission but the essence of it is I m going to do what I want I absolutely delighted in reading every scene where Eithan made an appearance Even though these scenes were rarely written in his perspective they were always the most entertaining and fascinating to read As Lindon and Yerin were undertaking a gruelling test that was only surmountable by a team of Highgolds a backdrop of political manoeuvring within the Empire was taking place to topple the Arelius clan This culminated in an epic showdown scene I ve never thought that such a scene could make me Creadores De Riqueza laugh so much but somehow Eithan managed to do it He even reminded me of another favourite character of mine from one of my favourite series Bob Heartstriker The revelations about Eithan towards the end of the book only served to make him even intriguing I will nowike to talk a bit about the magic martial arts system Cradle is a world where vital aura exists in everything Sacred beasts and sacred artists are the wildlife and humans who can control and use the aura through what is called madra in my mind this is Canal Dweller The Dweller Series Book 2 like internal energy or power within the soul The higher the capacity and strength of one s madra the powerful the sacred artist can be Theevelling up on strength in this system is highly reminiscent of RPGs The deployment of such powers can be also categorised into different battle techniues Enforcer Striker and Ruler These techniues manifest in different ways for different Paths a Path takes the form of an aspect of aura that the sacred artist is most proficient at controlling with his or her madra It took me three books to grasp and appreciate how all these components come together Even then there are times when I am still struggling to keep up with complexities of auras madras techniues Paths etc There is a 4th techniue Forger which shapes madra into a spiritual weapon and is also a term used by Soulsmiths in harnessing vital aura from Remnants into constructs I have mentioned how incredible the powers are in my earlier review Well it was even
in this book as finally get to see what the Underlords were capable of It was just amazeballs and so darn fun to read And we haven t even fully touched upon the even astounding galactic powers which at this point only appeared in snippets As the seriesBreathtaking In This Book As
PROGRESSED THE WORLDBUILDING ALSO GRADUALLY EXPANDED IN SCOPE WEthe worldbuilding also gradually expanded in scope We saw the Sacred Valley and its sheltered people in Unsouled Then in the seuel there was the Desolate Wilds and its corrupted in the seuel there was the Desolate Wilds and its corrupted In this third instalment we On Fire learnt about the Blackflame Empire as the narrative moved itsocation to Serpent s Grave a most appropriate name which was related to why the Empire was called Blackflame The world of Cradle itself was named uite With Unclean Hands literally for its role and significance in the cosmos We also get brief interludes which provided a glimpse of other planets or what the galactic entities call Iterations All in all I get the feeling that the author has formed an ambitious foundation of worldbuilding from which multiple stories can be told Blackflame was only the third out of six known books in the series with five self published so far Nonetheless this third instalment was so good that I m going ahead to recommend this series toovers of fantasy especially for those Stranger looking for Eastern inspired ones If you are a fan of anime and manga as well I m sure that it will work out even better for youYou can purchase a copy of the book or read it free via Kindle Unlimited on US You can also find this and my other reviews at Novel Notions Blackflame delivers on a whole newevel and is a fantastic story fully deserving of my first five star rating for this exciting seriesAt the end of Soulsmith our main character is assigned a seemingly impossible task A duel with an opponent who is a Living Consequences lion to his mouse The inevitability of Lindon s defeat and death is scheduled for a yearater with Blackflame picking up almost immediately after Soulsmith and with Lindon training in the hope of survival Who doesn t ove a great training seuence Eithan has arranged for both Lindon and Yerin to hone their skills and hopefully evel up on an ancient almost mythical training ground that was used by the BlackflamesThis is where it all starts coming together friends Lindon has come so far but in a world of numerous vastly powerful practitioners of the sacred arts he is an eternal underdog It only makes it that much exciting though to embrace his journey and root for him I hold out hope that through his sheer will fortitude and tenacity he will one day be able to Da Sta Nha Yi Marda N I Tamaddunha Yi Mukhtalif level the playing fields The story took me to places I did not expect with surprising and delightful results whilst also expanding the world even further than what was revealed in Soulsmith and not onlyimited to the geography So much was revealed regarding the history and mythos of the world and the people in it whilst still barely giving us an impression of the entirety of this creation I get the feeling that I might be saying that same A Users Guide To Pyramid Analytics line with every book I read in this series so much is there to discover Every time I thought that I had glimpsed theimits of the author s ambition he pulled the rug out from under me Or rather he pulled back the curtain to reveal a new layer of this detailed world all the while distracting from the fact that there was another curtain behind the part just revealed You thought this Nope it s actually this If you asked me about the strengths of the story I would be at aoss which to choose because Will Wight seems to be great at everything I thought I was sta. Lindon has a year Government And Administration Of The United States left When his time runs out he’ll have to fight an opponent that no one believes he can beat Unless heearns sacred arts the right way fro. ,
S advancement and attainment of a stronger power Get used to me saying this Will Wight has proven this notion once again and this time the series all the better for it The flashy moves portrayed by the Blackflame Silver Steps and The Path of the Endless Swords were just utterly fascinating The combination of the Path of Blackflame being unraveled gradually with the inclusion of monstrous creatures and complex villains that were missing from the previous books made the rising uality of the series provided in Blackflame unstoppable I X Descending loved it there was so much upgrade and it feltike the characterizations of the characters have improved significantly The power strength schemes tactics magic flames and swordplay combined into the narrative were just spectacularly done Plus the new characters Sylvan and Orthos helped enrich the varieties of characters interactions and relationship dynamic Sometimes the game is rigged against you and your only option is to flip the board The dragon advances The dragon destroys The dragon conuers Blackflame is an outstanding installment in Cradle and it is in my opinion the strongest installment in the series so far It s uite insane to think that there are still nine books eft in the series seeing that the series has constantly upgraded its uality with each successive book how far will the series increase from here For instance I ve heard that the sixth book in the series Underlord has been unanimously hailed as being THE best book in the series You have no idea how excited I am to find out what s going on inside that book but first I have two books to go through and I expect great things I m moving onward to Skysworn nextYou can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel NotionsYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping Special thanks to my Patrons on Patreon for giving me extra support towards my passion for reading and reviewingMy Patrons Mike Hamad Miracle Devin Nicholas Unsouled 34Soulsmith 12 Blackflame RTC Someone Bai Rou said is making a monster I ve reread the final chapters at east four times already Each time that Darkest Highlander Dark Sword 6 line gives me chillsThe world of Cradle is an engrossing meticulously built fantasy smorgasbord of epic challenges It s filled with murderous antagonistsiteral soul crushing charactersnormally that would be bad but these are the real highlights and a hero desperately out of his depthBoilerplate you may think but packaged so perfectly It s amazingHaving read the first two installments of the Cradle series the first being spectacular Each volume is progressively better than it predecessor Blackflame delivers yet againWill Wight is building a monster of a series and I can t wait for 475 Stars Holy JK Rowling that was a Page turner I raced through that book and I want to know what s going to happen next I need the next book NOWThe 2nd book ended and we start off with Lindon being a fresh Iron He s slowly moving up the rankings but he sure pays the physical and emotional price to be moving that way Yerin is frustrated that she doesn t seem to be able to move She has the sash that is holding her back Eithan is one of my favorite characters He is written so well I ove how airy he is I can t wait to see him show up on the page He collects his house and they take a ride over to his city It s built in a valley of dragon skeleton s and all the buildings are built into the skeleton s It s such a cool image Eithan puts the kids to training right away and we find out that there are politics going on in the city of course It s always pressure from every angle It never ets up I will say one of my critics to this series is no one anywhere really has any fun There isn t any dating or dancing or Walking With Summer Dreams life going on It appears that everyone is only focused on advancing and getting ahead It seems to be a sad commentary on their society There is no where to have any real joy that we have seen It s all work work work There needs to be just aittle bit of breathing room where ife actually happens There might be too Much Pressure But Then Again pressure but then again can t put these silly things down The weirdest creature I ve seen in some time appears in the middle of this book I
not sure it even makes a whole Las Sombras Del Horror Edgar Allan Poe En El Cine lot of sense but I enjoyed it all the same SpoilersThe clan still has a dragon under the mountain but it is a cousin It s a giant turtle that is huge and shots fire out of its mouthike a dragon and is filled with fire and heat and its also going slowly crazy I The Guardian love that it s used to help get Lindon to the Jade stage It s a great scene The most interesting thing is the celestial that we meet in the first book we see again at the end She sent Lindon on his trip to become powerful When sheooks in on him she realizes that the future she saw for him has changed and she doesn t know what this meansWe also find out that Eithan is on the path of the twin spirits as well and I thought that was the case That did not surprise me but it was wonderful how it we found out as readers This was a great entry and I can t wait to get the next book If you haven t read this book and ove fantasy you need to begin reading these books Executive Summary This series started out pretty solid but this book got really really good I read the first half over several days but I read the second half in one sitting For that reason itm not sure it even makes a whole ot of sense but I enjoyed it all the same SpoilersThe
was a pretty easy 5 star for me Full Review A friend of mine was recommending I read Willa pretty easy 5 star for me Full Review A friend of mine was recommending I read Will for a ong time but there are just so many booksauthors out there that I never got around to it It took getting a free copy of the first book of this series to get me to finally give him a shotI keep coming back to Naruto not because this series is a knock off of that but because some of the notes it hits keep reminding me of my favorite parts of that series I d be really shocked if Wight isn t a fanwasn t inspired by that or other Shonen fighting seriesThis book starts off right where the last oneeft off and Lindon is once again training to take on a challenge far beyond his power It s not until he starts this trial that reminded me slightly of the Chunin exams that this book really gets good I was only going to read another 2 3 chapters and instead I stayed up an hour Savage Courtship Harlequin Presents No 1744 later than I intended just so I could finish I also rushed right out to buy the next bookThis series has some really great characters Lindon isikeable enough but he s kind of the typical protagonist for this kind of a story I really Natural Food Recipes For Healthy Dogs love both Eithan and Yerin as well Eithan is both mysterious and hilarious The book also introduces another fantastic new character whose name I can t recall but he s a giant insane Dragon Turtle so really what does it matter what his name isThere were some pretty interesting developments with Lindon in this book and some pretty intriguing revelations about Eithan as well I m reallyooking forward to seeing where this series goes nextI m not sure how many people are reading Will Wight but I Inside The Lines Without A Trace 1 ll be joining my friend in recommending him ateast to my friends who enjoy Shonen fighting series This was the best book of the series so far and I was happy to Mad Women In Romantic Writing learn that what I assumed was a trilogy is actuallyonger and that a fourth book is to be released Which is great because I think there is a Interpreting The Prophetic Word lot story to tell in this universe I d highly recommend this entire series to anyone who wouldike an Asian influenced fantasy series heroes that use their brains not hidden over powered skill set. Ere they fight to master an ancient power Success means a chance at ife but failure means death In the sacred arts only those who risk the most can travel far.
Free read BlackflameRting to get to grips with the magic system but I kept on being reminded that Gynecocracy like Jon Snow I know nothing Characters are given the same treatment with the author really just starting to show off his skills Lindon and Yerin are steadily becoming full colour versions of the black and white characters we first met and don t get me started on Eithan who could carry this series by himself and needs page time I am in fact tempted to talk about a particularly noteworthy fighting scene involving Eithan and Naahet me not spoil the fun There s an old saying about asking forgiveness rather than permission Eithan said but the essence of it is I m going to do what I want The writing once again delivers pacing that makes the story a breeze to read and the series almost impossible not to devour in one go Paired with fantastic fights and filled to the brim with complex characters detailed world building uniue magic and I cannot help but recommend this series to all fantasy fans If every book in the rest of the series matches this one s uality I will be happy as a kitten with catnip I would urge you to remember what happened when you took over the training of our family Coppers Oh that s nothing to worry about Cassias turned to Lindon I personally rescued a girl who ran from his training into a place called the Thousand Beast Forest She survived by hiding from two headed bears I found her crouched in a cave dirty and bleeding but she begged me to Sodininkas Florencijus leave her rather than take her back to train Lindon moved his gaze from the pill to Eithan and back That does seemharsh Perhaps she may have been pushed aittle too hard don t you think Don t worry I don t train my students ike that any Eithan said holding up a bottle to the ight I was far too lenient before After weeks of my training that girl should have been fighting those bears With her fists 475 starsIoved this book This series has been addicting and fun throughout and Blackflame has only increased my Walt Disneys Story A Day For Every Day Of The Year love for it Narrator Travis Baldree continues to impress as he brings this world toife and gives each character a uniue voice After this series is up I am definitely going to be The Clave Matrix looking into other series that he has narratedThe first two books in this series were really good Unsouled introduced the world magic system and some of the characters while giving hints of aarger plot Soulsmith expands on everything showing that there is a wider world outside of Sacred Valley that Lindon couldn t have ever imagined It introduced major characters into the mix and the events happening in Soulsmith served as a catalyst for Lindon s own advancement in the sacred arts And then Blackflame happenedIf I had to sum up Blackflame in one sentence I would simply say that it was the best book in the series so far and near perfection in its execution Since I m writing a full review you Ralph Of The Roundhouse 1906 ll have to suffer through my elouent script as I try to piece together why it is that book 3 is my favorite so far in the seriesOne thing I always talk about for Cradle reviews is the magic system It is uniue has strict rules about power advancement and employs definedevels of power that hugely affect the outcomes of battles It is creative imaginative and relies on both the power The Discourse Of Musicology level and the intelligence of the sacred artist in its use Not to mention it is so much fun In Blackflame there are training seuences pitched battles that took the fighting and plot to a whole otherevel and Strive Seek Find Yield Spoctoria 1 lessons from powerful sacred artists than Lindon that fascinated me and just increased my hunger toearn about this magic system and its applicationsAnother thing that really increased in its magnitude was what we knew of the world At the end of Soulsmith we know about a few tribes outside of Sacred Valley and a arge powerful empire that is about a few tribes outside of Sacred Valley and a arge powerful empire that is by those within those tribes In Blackflame we not only 1 learn about that empire but is also so much about the world as a whole As events escalate we get to see clan rivalries political infighting and a whole newevel of power that was unseen before this book We also get to see of the Abaddon that guards the realms of reality itself from chaosThe weakness that still pervades throughout this series and I why I couldn t give the book 5 stars is Lindon s character development I still found it hard to really connect with and care for him I said in my review of Soulsmith that I admire Lindon for his courage determination and sheer force of will However while Lindon has than enough grit he Death Of Integrity Space Marine Battles 13 lacks in emotional depth It is hard to empathize with someone who just seems to get over everythingike there was nothing wrong in the first place However I also want to emphasize that the cast of characters alongside Lindon just about made up for his Her Forever Cowboy Men Of Mule Hollow 1 lack of depth Yerin Eithan and Jai Long are fascinating characters and ones that I hope to continue to be able to follow throughout the rest of the series They are characters that have depth mysterious back stories that we slowly get to see and of alongside a similarevel of determination and will that has brought Lindon so far since Sex In The Suburbs leaving Sacred ValleyThis series is one I will highly recommend for those thatove methodical well developed and creative magic systems with realistic and earned progression I really enjoyed Blackflame and I hope that if you decide to pick it up you do too 455 starsThe dragon advances Blackflame advances Cradle into an addictive series to readIf I were to defined Unsouled as an invitation to Cradle Soulsmith would be the appetizer and Blackflame would be where the main course begins Don t get me wrong the first two books were fun they were great and they were necessary installments full of proper foundations that made the ravaging Path of the Blackflame so compelling to read but it truly felt The Relative Strength Concept Of Common Stock Price Forecasting like the meat of the story begins here The cast of characters has been expanded and the protagonists and antagonists are clearer now The Path of Black Flame was stolen from ancient dragons It is the art of pure destruction The dragon destroys Blackflame the third book in Cradle series picks up from where Soulsmitheft off and the book features some of the most exciting narrative and destructive action seuences within the series so far Lindon has a new ife or death mission assigned to him an impossibly difficult duel to win and he has only a year of training and powering up to achieve this impossible feat The situation demands Lindon to once again train himself to a new height of power an extreme circumstance reuires extreme measure and the trainingtrial montage featured in this book is the most engaging in the series so far The deeply developed world building and intricate magic system established in the previous books start to pay off wonderfully I have also mentioned how Eithan charmed me since his first entrance and I grew to feel that he seriously WILL be the best character of the series Eithan stole the spotlight simple as that I m not kidding I m hurting myself here from
holding back on telling you the details of the action seuences in thisback on telling you the details of the action seuences in this that involved him So much scheming so much flashy moves so much deadly strikes so much power That was the real esson if you were powerful enough you could accomplish anything The dragon conuers The power of the dragon is terrifying I ve mentioned in my Unsouled review that Cradle is a progression fantasy similar to Narutoshonen manga every book or story arc will most The White Rose likely showcase the main character. M scratch he won’t have a chance to winand even then the odds are against him In the course of their training he and Yerin travel to the Blackflame Empire wh.