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She’s dead because of me.
Josh Wilkinson is haunted by two words written in still-warm blood: Your fault.

Wisdom, an immortal raised by the djinn, has gathered a band of super-powered teenagers to stop the Council of Peacocks, a group of evil sorcerers. After the battle in Thessaloniki, the Council is on the run. Just when final victory appears imminent, Josh’s mother is mur
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Paperback, 1, 246 pages
Published June 21st 2014 by Council of Peacock Press (first published June 16th 2014)
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Christoph Fischer
“Beyond the Black Sea” by M. Joseph Murphy is the second in his powerful and imaginative Activation Series. cover

Wisdom is an immortal who leads a group of youngsters with supernatural powers against the evil Council of Peacocks. Besides planet Earth there is also Maghe Sihre, portals between the worlds and a pocket dimension by the Black Sea in Turkey. The plot is highly evolved but the main action revolves around Travis, a normal earthling and cousin to one of Wisdom’s group. He becomes a pawn
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Travis Luedke
Those naughty little half-demon bastards are at it again!

Wisdom, a genie and time-traveler extraordinaire, is back with all the usual suspects, for round two of the Activation saga. The mythology delves deep into the very origins of humanity, birthed from the decadence and decline of Atlantis.

Plots hatched millenniums ago are coalescing into the endgame ... and the end of mankind.

In short: Earth is screwed.

The only thing standing in the way of Armageddon is a gang of half-demon bastards, the
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Tiffany
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! The Activation Series just keeps getting better and better! Beyond the Black Sea is action packed from start to finish and so wonderfully ties in the last two books. Your imagination will be rewarded with rich characters and a riveting storyline.

In the aftermath of the battle of the anomalies and Council of Peacocks, a secret society, Wisdom discovers that The Council’s plans are much more advanced than he previously thought. War is looming on one front while the Verdenstab, a powerful dev
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Jim Roberts
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Joseph Murphy is at it again with another whacked out fantasy adventure. I really must commend Mr. Murphy's obviously rich imagination, because in this book, it shows absolutely no bounds. Everything is fair game in this sequel to the first book, Council of Peacocks (a book I found quite interesting, if moderately tedious at times).
I much preferred this sequel which, as with many sequels, begins with characters and setting already intact. I love the feeling of diving back into a world that has a
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Joseph Murphy was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He earned his geekdom at an early age. He read X-Men comics from at the age of 8 and it only went downhill from there.

As a teenager he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creativ
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