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Path of the Heretic (The Beholder #2)

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After Emily Ethan is gone, Jason is left with too many questions unanswered. Betrayed by the one he loved and yet hurting after losing her, Jason is eager to find out what actually happened to Emily.

When he least expects it, the Darksighted return to New York City, but they are not after Jason. They seek to destroy those who may know something about where Emily can be.

Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published March 5th 2015 by Breakwater Harbor Books (first published December 1st 2014)
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Welcome back to Ivan Amberlake’s dark and chaotic world of good vs evil as Jason and his allies once again face off against Pariah and his dark minions. Path of the Heretic is the second fast-paced novel in the Beholder series and takes off out of the gates with all of the intensity and intrigue of its predecessor, Beholder.

Jason, prophesied to be the great warrior who takes down evil has grown from the disbelieving and uncertain new kid on the block to a much stronger, and wiser leader on a mi
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Path of the Heretic was even better than The Beholder quite frankly. I thought the character development was superb as was all the surprises in store for the reader. I felt like with this book you needed to pay more attention and keep things in mind as you read. Things weren't always as they appeared to be, so things you may anticipate to happen aren't gonna go down that way for sure.

Jason's still confused and dumbfounded by prior events and most importantly from Emilys betrayal. He's stills str
Joseph Phillips
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Author, for an honest review, sent Path Of The Heretic to me.

Firstly, I really – really enjoyed this book!
After reading the The Beholder, book 1 in the series, I was a tad bit sceptical about the sequel as sometimes ideas get dry and not as excellent, this was the ultimate opposite.

Path Of The Heretic was everything you seek for in a sequel. By that I mean the story progression was good and believable, the character progression and development was written very well and was executed greatly a
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Path of the Heretic by Ivan Amberlake
Rating: 5+ stars

If you’re reading this then I’m assuming you’ve already read book one— The Beholder, but nonetheless I’ll try to avoid spoiler. And if you haven’t read The Beholder, then I strongly recommend it! Seriously, you’re wasting time, go read it.

In Path of the Heretic, Jason is trying to defeat the Pariah, prevent harm to the unsighted, avoid getting killed, and trust me a lot of people want him dead, all while trying to figure out the truth behind
3.5 stars if the option was available.

I re-read The Beholder to refresh my memory as to who everyone was and how the events unfolded in our first adventure with Jason. It was the right decision as it helped me to just jump into the second adventure as if I'd never been away from it. This was an ARC kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Jason is trying to pick up the pieces over losing Emily, hurting from losing the love of his life and stinging from her betrayal. She is
Sandy S
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 5, 2015

After Emily Ethan is gone, Jason is left with too many questions unanswered. Betrayed by the one he loved and yet hurting after losing her, Jason is eager to find out what actually happened to Emily.

When he least expects it, the Darksighted return to New York City, but they are not after Jason. They seek to destroy those who may know something about where Emily can be.

The more Jason gets to know the world of Energy and Sight, the harder it is
Dyane Forde
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
The novel, Path of the Heretic, begins a few months after book one, The Beholder. At this point, Jason, the main character, is dealing with a major loss, some unexplained limitations to his powers, the betrayal of a friend, as well as intensified attacks from the enemy. And more importantly, we get inside the head of Pariah. Bonus!

What I enjoyed the most about the novel were the following: 1) as in the first book, the pacing was good. There was rarely a dull moment, as the reader is exposed to t
Mary Fan
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Path of the Heretic is the sequel to Ivan Amberlake's urban fantasy, The Beholder, and those who enjoyed the first book will be eager to get their hands on its thrilling follow-up. Fast-paced and crackling with supernatural forces, the book wastes no time in dropping the reader into the thick of the battle against Pariah and his dark followers.

The main character, Jason, has evolved significantly since the series began. No longer the ordinary office worker he started off as in The Beholder, he ha
Brenda Todd
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Path of the Heretic follows The Beholder continuing the battle between Light and Dark. The book steps immediately in where the first left off with Jason, the main character, suffering the loss of Emily and trying to discover what it means to become ‘The Beholder’. There is no rest from the battles they have endured as Pariah, the leader of the Dark, continues to manipulate and cause destruction.

As the book progresses Jason finds that some friends are not what they seem and neither are some enemi
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Path of the Heretic (The Beholder, #2) by Ivan Amberlake

Jason does not expect the Darksighted to return to New York. This time they are not after him, but after those who might know where Emily is. After being betrayed by her, (and her disappearance) he is struggling to sort things out. He still has feelings for her even after everything that happened. He needs to know exactly what happened to her and why.

Emily comes to Jason in dreams and gives him clues and where to find answers he needs. He k
Kyra Halland
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Path of the Heretic is the exciting follow-up to The Beholder, and I liked it even more than the first book (which I enjoyed very much). Months after the events at the end of The Beholder, Jason is still trying to come to terms with what happened, but the battle between Lightsighted and Darksighted is ongoing. The book starts off with a bang and continues at a fast pace as Jason tries to learn the truth about Emily, protect the human world from the Dark Ones, and keep himself from being killed o ...more
Debra M Adrian
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great additon

A riveting next chapter in the Beholder story line. The writing was crisp and inviting. A thoroughly enjoyable and engaging read
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Let nothing more be said about the dryness of the angst-driven urban paranormal novel: Path of the Heretic is a fast-paced, action ridden novel that stimulates the senses, drives the emotions and takes you on a roller-coaster ride of a lifetime. Praise must be lauded to Ivan Amberlake for creating a rich, vivid tapestry of a novel that outshines his previous two books, The Beholder and Diary of the Gone. Following closel
Scott Toney
Stunning. Breathtaking. I am in awe. Years ago I first stumbled upon the first book I read by author Ivan Amberlake. I remember picking up The Beholder and thumbing through its digital pages, intrigued by the concepts there and by the characters that immediately caught my attention and made me care for them. Jason is such a wonderful character, one that advances naturally as a person would under the Matrix-like conditions that this world is build upon. And Emily is brilliant the first time we se ...more
Jayne dArcy
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is science fiction/fantasy. It is not my usual story to read but the author asked me to read this second story in the series.

I did find it enjoyable. For the descriptions alone I would read the book. Few authors can paint a clear picture with their words of the world they create. This is a world of Light, Darkness, Shadows all existing along-side a world unaware of world around them.

Jason, the hero from the first book, is continuing his story. He is less resistant this time, more accepting
Kel Crist
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was provided a fee copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.

Path of the Heretic by Ivan Amberlake: In this continuation of the Beholder series, Jason not only searches for Emily, he fights the Darksighted, finds new friends and uncovers the truth to a mystery. There are so many things I want to say but I really don’t want to give away anything. I’ll say this… you find out who is playing spy and who actually killed Emily’s family.

Unlike so many other books, Ivan Amberlake has this
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
'Path of the Heretic' is even better than the first book in the series. The plot is fantastic and you just can't wait to know more, so it's really difficult to put it down. I highly recommend it!
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*Author provided a copy for an honest review.*

The Beholder started off with a man who knew nothing of the sighted world. But by the time Path of the Heretic rolled around Jason believed he had a handle on things. Except there was still a mystery to solve, one that made him question everything he thought he knew and everything that happened to him. Emily may be missing, but she's left behind a puzzle that he needed to figured out.

Suddenly having this epic power could change a man, and there was
Paul Freeman
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Path of the Heretic opens with an absolute blast of intense action, and doesn’t let up the whole way through. The story is fast-paced and will keep you on the edge of your seat as you turn page after page, unwilling and unable to put the book down. Yet, it is not all about action. Yes there are incredible supernatural fight scenes, where entire cities are brought to their knees, and yes the battles between the Lightsighted and Darksighted are so much larger than life, but, there is a super story ...more
Molly Smith
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Initial Thoughts: The mythology continues to be fascinating but I was still unable to emotionally connect to the story and the characters. My intellectual "need-to-know" how the mythology played out is what compelled me to keep reading. However, I need more emotional connection, I found it easy for me to be distracted from reading because of this lack of emotional connection. Though I enjoyed how the plot thickened, how we learned more about the world, I had no emotional investment which did det ...more
[Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book from the author for review purposes.]

I really wish I could remember the first book better, because that would have made reading this one so much easier. Instead, I ended up struggling to remember who all of these characters were previously, and who they've become in the second installment. While this wasn't a completely insurmountable task, it did lessen my enjoyment a teensy bit.

I also really wish this author could get a good publishing deal (I
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