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The Academy

(Lost Tales of Power #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The Empire had fallen, and the Imperial Navy was disbanded leaving James with nothing but his nightmares to remind him of the role he once played in The Great War. James must now face his new life in a new era where science and technology must share the stage with sorcery and wizardry, and a new ever-present shadow of evil lurks over the remnants of the once great Empire. ...more
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published (first published June 13th 2011)
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Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
So I'm starting to think my review of the first book was a little optimistic. For example, I had said that I was so happy to find a book that doesn't follow the typical "oh the bad guy is winning and winning and things are so glum, oh the big turnaround and the good guys pull it out and everyone is happy" but instead is straight up good guys dominating. Well, after reading a second book that is exactly the same I'm starting to identify this writing as very basic and, pardon me but, childish. If ...more
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent second book in the series

'The Academy' is another of Vincent Trigili's sci-fi, magical novels. The characters are well developed, and the story is very interesting. This book seemed to have many more twists and turns than the first book in the series. There's a good balance between science fiction, ancient times, and wizards/sorcerers.

'The Academy' was very good. But, regretfully, it didn't last very long beacase I read it so fast. Guess I'll just have to go ahead and buy the next
Ross Argabrite
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it

Vincent Trigili writes a good tale and populates it with characters you hold close.
This series gives a more complete picture of the story being told.
Going to acquire the next portion of this story.
Nathan Tullis
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
As a member of the Imperial Navy stationed on the Dragon Claw, James played a very important role in The Great War. Now that he has resigned, all James has left of that time are the nightmares. With the opening of Grand Master Vydor’s school, the Academy, James decides to apply. Despite not liking the odds with several million applying every year and only one thousand accepting, he made the cut. Shortly after arriving, James was made a leader of his own team of Prospects — the lowest ranking at ...more
Perry Martin
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Second Book in the "Lost Tales Of Power" Series narrated again by Jack De Golia @JackWestCoast. Jack's ability to do male and female voices and even different alien races in a way that I can tell who is talking before the author tells me is a great credit to his workmanship and love of the spoken word. The Author Vincent Trigili work continues to expand a universe to include other dementions without streaching the believability of the story. He takes from several different known ideas, ...more
Trisha Perry
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Academy is the awesome second book to the Lost Tales of Power series, and it picks up several years later. Master Vydor now has a functioning academy in his own realm and plenty of students applying to be accepted there. At this point in time there is one in particular, James, applying who if is successful in his first initiate years and becomes a student will change his name to Shadow, he has already served in the Imperial Navy and left with honor, and this book will show how his honor is ...more
Per Gunnar
Hogwarts in space!

The first book in the series was a blend of Sci-Fi and fantasy where the fantasy bit kind of crept in towards the end. This one is really a lot of fantasy in a Sci-Fi setting. I really liked it.
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, recommended, my-favs
I enjoyed this book even more than Volume One: The Enemy of an Enemy. It's fast-paced and scene changes are handled nicely. I like the mix of tech and magic so far in this series and am really looking forward to the next one coming out.

Nicely formatted and typo-free.

Cody Neese
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book

The author did a real good job at making the characters realistic and keeping them interesting. The author also kept the book clean of any profanity which is real hard t find in si-fi books
John Walkenford
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book perfectly combined space science fiction and wizardry fantasy for a perfect second novel to this series.
Apr 11, 2016 added it
Great follow up to “Enemy of an Enemy”. Again a great combination of Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm on my second pass through this series. My first pass was from January 21 to March 18, 2012. There are two new books out and another on the way. I need to refresh my memory.
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
This is the most intriguing series. Very well thought out and superb writing. Keeps you glued to the page because you just have to see what will happen next.
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