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Summary

For all that Jason knows, life is amazing. But he's about to learn that all his new power, wealth, and influence comes at a price.

Riding high on success, he and his team are looking to the future, preparing themselves for the challenges to come. Nothing, however, could have prepared him for the lessons his enemies have to teach. When magic is involved, the stakes can be even greater than life and death. 

While Jason’s personal enemies make plans, the greater foes plaguing his new home have been pushed to the brink. With one powerful card left to play, they are on a collision course with Jason and his team. With no one to help and more than their lives on the line, Jason and his companions must fight with more monsters than ever in the race to grow stronger. With an invincible enemy already anticipating them, they will learn that sometimes winning the battle is more important than surviving it.  

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Hi, I am a 60 year old woman who has never played a computer game more complicated than Frogger or Tetris. And never written a review in my life. But this deserves my time.

I bought book 1 to help me sleep. A story I would have zero interest in that would just be noise in the background to shut my own restless brain down.
So imagine my surprise when I was sleeping less because I needed to hear what would happen to these amazing characters. And I found myself listening to the books more than once which I have never done before with any book read or listened to.

As a psychoanalyst I am impressed by how realistically the characters behave and talk, over 3 extensive books. I’m guessing you have a group of writers and that means the characters have individual voices very discernible from each other.

The worlds created are mesmerising, the bad guys eminently believable and I really feel I want to hear more about their journey.
With any book/film as a reader/listener/viewer I am always waiting to be disappointed by sequels that just cannot reach the excitement engendered by the original, and with the possibility of 4, 20+ hour tomes being released in one year how could this not happen. That is not the case here, each book is as exciting and thrilling as the last and the epilogue of book 3 is just a fantastic teaser for further story arcs that sound equally engaging.

I am really looking forward to Book 4. Awesome job guys - keep them coming.

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What is Neil’s accent

What an epic story- I haven’t had so much fun with a book in a while- I loved how long the book was and the 9 chapters epilogue was an interesting interpretation of the end …felt like that little clip you see after the main credits on a marvel movie. Book 4 will be epic. The narrator is absolutely phenomenal- such amazing accents and I knew who was talking most times . I actually wrote this review for the exceptional voice talent-I hope to hear Heath in more books

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  • 25-09-21

meh.

big step down narratively speaking. there's an awful lot of the author telling us how things are and not a lot of showing. 1/4 of the book is a recitation of ability description, 1/2 is telling us how clever Jason is generally or how well the fights are going, but there's not nearly enough of Jason being clever or of plot actually happening.

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All hail the Lord of the Hunt,

And his descendants,
And their metal duck...

Sorry, Rufus.


An excellent audiobook, that I really enjoyed.

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Great like. Wow.

READ IT. I urge you. I know this is just one review in a sea but honestely. This is a great new part. My favourte out of the 3. The end is amazing. Has a skow start and the performance isnt a 5/5 more like a 4/5 cause it can here and there be a bit odd. Like he starten reading and stopped to then return to the task. But the overal quality of the characters and even emotion is so good. You know who is who purely from the way he talks without doing werd accent.

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  • g
  • 13-09-21

storytelling black hole

loved. this and fell All the way in
funny and dark enough to throw some shade

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Wasted potential

After the second book, I already had my doubts about this series. This book compliments nothing and bogs down in lengthy descriptions of abilities you were already familiar with.

The tropes in the team get boring and you can just tell they will always win, even before the 'threat'

Only redemption to be had is the few witty one liners that save you from falling asleep. Truely a downhill experience and an overrated series with terrible development

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Story continues to get better!

Excellent book with great characters and narration. Have loved all 3 books so far and the story is developing very well. Battles are awesome in these books and just the right amount of LITRpg character discussion - looking fwd to book 4 now!

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8 epilogues???

story was really just more of the same as the first two books with Gary's funny one liners missing. and 8 epilogue, all random and unrelated to each other, introducing so many new plot point, clearly setting up for book four, but should have formed part of book three rather than tacked on the end.

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End of the first trilogy (I think there trilogies)

This is end the end of the first trilogy or that is how I passive them. This was a good end to it and the prologue helped with setting up the story for the next trilogy.

Very well written some points a little slow but the humor helped there.

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  • Joseph
  • 08-09-21

Why say it once when you can say it ten times?

I've been keeping with this series on the promise of that first book. I enjoy the MC and his philosophy and the standard "gotta level up!" storyline is fine. What is really starting to grind my gears about this series is the repitition. The repitition is what bothers me. I really don't like the repitition. You know what I don't like? Repitition.

After having read that you are starting to get a clue of what this series is becoming. There's at least six hours in this audiobook that doesn't need to be there because its either A. Repeating something we already know. or B. Going through the motions of a character interaction that was already established. Example: (I don't like you because you don't drink coffee! *one chapter later* I still don't like you because you don't drink coffee!

This may just be how this author writes. I don't know. But there's enough good here that I hope he improves or at least gets a good editor.

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  • Alexander
  • 09-09-21

This story took an unfortunate turn

So I've been waiting with bated breath for this, especially given how I first thought it was releasing on the 9th July.. darn you American date format! But after having just finished it, I have to say I'm disappointed and probably wont be following the story any further.

1) The book largely abandons its local and political tone in favour of an action tone, ie: this book is the most title-appropriate out of the series. It's just hours and hours and hours of him and his team fighting stuff.

2) Speaking of the fighting: the magic system favours the main characters. You know how, in the first book, one of Jason's ability's evolves in a critical moment? Expect a lot more of that in this book.

3) The astral beings are just another layer of turtles and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if another layer is introduced later on.

4) Speaking of which, the stakes are raised so high it's hard to care: the astral space subplot in the first book balloons into Jason literally being The Chosen One to save the parallel universes from The Builder.

5) There are multiple occasions where months go by in just a sentence.

6) There's three hours of epilogue and most of it is not particularly interesting.

7) Someone left a review on book two that everyone is becoming like Jason, and while someone refuted that in their review, I have to say that it's even more true in this book.

Overall, it's not an awful listen, but it's lacking a lot of charm from the first book and you'll probably glaze over a lot of what's going on, go back and realised you didn't actually anything interesting or important.

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  • Mitchell
  • 08-09-21

What’s With That Ending

I never thought I would find something worse than a cliffhanger but 8 epilogues and a cliffhanger WhAT THE HELL they where fillers and not bad but left bad taste after a decent book like the book never payed off at least cliffhanger give you something

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  • Sean fleming
  • 14-09-21

As Jason would say…BOOOOO

What kind of audio book did I just listen to??? I LOVED the first book. It was a very fun main character and had its own original sarcastic twist but this 3rd book was just ROUGH.

EVERY SINGLE FIGHT had about 3 minutes of action and 35 minutes of explaining EVERY ability and what they do, what rank it is, how it stacks, TERRIBLE. I used my skip button for probably half the book and zoned out on other just because the actual meat of the storyline was few and far between.

The readers miss the political and sarcastic side of Jason. Not a “magical power attack theory 101”

Not even going to listen to the 3 HOURS of epilogues he wrote because I feel like I’ve already been ripped off of the storyline of Jason, I’m not going to listen to his teams storyline either

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-21

It was good until the end

The book was amazing until the end. The ending is lame af. Very boring and useless, in the words of Jason BOOOO

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  • Shrillcrayfish
  • 07-09-21

love this series

both the author and narrator are fantastic. as always I love the main character because nomater what he says or does or believes he still does the best he can. putting more good in the world. I'm only 3 chapters in so far will update when I finish. but just had to drop this review and say both author and narrator keep up the great work

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  • MaDonna Wesberry
  • 08-09-21

I'm giving this 5 stars on everything but...

so far I've bought all three of these audiobooks and I have 19 hours left on the 3rd book, Jason just got captured by Lawrence at the behest of Lucian Lampre. my issue up to this point is character progression or lack there of in this case. I know this is fantasy and all that but according to the world this author has created and the rules there in Jason should not be alive after facing a silver rank monster at IRON rank. let me repeat... after 3 books the MC is still at the lowest possible level for an adventurer. I understand that authors want their mc to go through all their trials as the underdog and have them win by the skin of their teeth but this is ridiculous. from the authors own description a bronze ranker can destroy a iron with relative ease so how can Jason even still be alive at this point. I've only had this audible account for 9 months and have a total listen time of 2 months. thats 1440 listening hours on this platform not including the wall of audio cds i have in my house with over a thousand titles that I've already listened to multiple times. so I am an experienced listener. I'm tired of weak mcs every author does the same thing, except kel kade with his mc in kings dark tidings that was awesome and new but he still hasn't finished it and its been a few years since his last title in that series.

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  • Isaac
  • 10-09-21

Poor ending.

I have really enjoyed the series but the last few hours of this book we're a real disappointment for me. It was just a lot of confusing nonsense with no satisfaction in it at all. It was more like the first few chapters of a different series and really took away from the experience for me.

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  • GW
  • 14-09-21

Really Needs Fundamental Editing

This book continues a slight downward trend of the previous entries.

If you're reading this one, you already know that the book is formed from serials. The timeline of the serials is SIGNIFICANTLY further along from a brief glance at the website they're posted on.

This is one of those books where you could remove a quarter or a third of the word-count and it wouldn't effectively change the outcome. I feel for the author **minor spoilers** for focusing on six different characters with twenty abilities each and extra bonus abilities on top that they feel they have to describe. They've written themselves into a corner when it comes to concise writing. That said, I don't need you to explain the exact text of the ability multiple times. It's probably less grating in book form rather than hearing the narration of the same thing, sometimes in back to back chapters, several times.

Along those lines, the training montage section of this book was easily a half of its length. Way too long, way too much focus on encounters that, at the end of the day, don't matter.

That said, I enjoyed the book. These problems won't stop me from picking up the next one (presumably releasing in December), but I would like to see some more time spent editing and converting from the serial format. If you're reading this, one chapter a week, at approximately the rate it was released or similar, I'm not sure I'd have the problems with it I've mentioned here.

**Major Spoilers**

The epilogue chapters are horrible in terms of story flow. I'm sorry, EIGHT epilogue chapters is way too much. I had to force myself to finish the book. A lot of what happened there could have happened off screen. I enjoyed the chapter with Jason's sister, the portion on Thadwick's fate, and the sections in the inter dimensional city, Everything else could have been saved for the beginning of the next book or just left to the reader's imagination/shown in their actions later on. It really was a slog.

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  • Wardragod
  • 08-09-21

good so far

I'm loving the book so far, but for the love of all the gods please! please! Stop interrupting fight scenes with skill stats!

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