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Summary

One man. Assassin. Caster. A new world. And a game that is as brutal as it is complex.

Michael finds himself in the realm of the Forever Kingdom, with no memory of how he got there and who he is. Even so, he must participate in the Grand Game and forge a new destiny for himself.

Dropped into a dungeon of monsters and strange magics, would you survive in a game where to lose means death?

Alone, and with little more than his wits to aid him, Michael must advance as a player, slay his foes, and gain experience. All while navigating the intrigues around him and discovering his purpose.

A world of powers, forces, and mysterious factions. A game with endless opportunities for advancement and power.

Join Michael on his epic adventure as he deals with the game's challenges, the machinations of the powers, and the ambitions of his fellow players.

The start of an exciting new portal fantasy epic!

©2021 Tom Elliot (P)2021 Tom Elliot

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Nice a bit dragged by the tail but nice

author tends to over explain things but the story is very interesting and entertaining. nice

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  • Lionelle
  • 28-08-21

What I needed

Just fighting and figuring out how to survive no harems no beautiful woman just fighting

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  • CDM860
  • 13-09-21

A complete win ...from out of nowhere

Truthfully, this book is one of the best I've read all yr.
The MC is likable and sensible. The magic system is pretty open-ended, and leaves a ton of room for "the players" to develop unique and powerful abilities. The story is well-written, it is similar in some ways to other books in the genre ...but I like the pacing, and I can't lie I'm completely hooked. Can't wait for the next installment.

For me this book was something I chose on a whim. I love it when I stumble across a good book unexpectedly, and this book was really good.
If ur already a fan of litrpg/cultivation/progression fantasy you'll probably like this book. If ur not familiar with the genre, this wud be a good book for you to have as ur 1st experience. Even if u think u don't like the genre, maybe this book will be the one to change ur mind.

Basically, no matter ur starting point, I highly suggest that you check this book out ...it's a winner

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  • Kyriakos
  • 06-09-21

Too much inner dialog...

The MC has too much thought in action scenes. The excess inner dialog makes things drag. I also find the MC a little dense for my tastes. I will give the next book a shot if it's slim on selection, but drop this if the continuation is more of the same.

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  • Mitchell
  • 01-10-21

Plot By Stupidity

Everything has to be explained to a person who has gaming knowledge. Bad people lie and do bad things and look bad people lie and do even worse things WOW how could they do this to me/us they’re not nice

THIS SUCKS BECAUSE STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE ARE NOT GOOD PLOTS

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  • M Remington
  • 15-09-21

neat

neat. too much inter dialog. worth the credit tho. ending was awesome. is this 15 words yet?

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  • Anthony Di Tomaso
  • 11-09-21

Eh, the MC

I like it, but as it has been stated some of the introspection drags on and seems misplaced, unless you were going for overthinking MC

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  • Jay
  • 27-06-22

It’s been hours, and I have no idea what’s happening…

Tho has been the most poorly narrated book that I’ve listened to. Holy hell, monotone much? Not only are most of these characters near indistinguishable, but the presentation is so damn boring. Also the internal monologue of this MC is written so badly it leaves me speechless. Who thinks like this? It’s like listening to a clipped c

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-22

Audience is geared towards children

It’s a fine story line and the reader is fine, but the caliber of story is for the middle schooler rather than an adult. Stilted reading with overly explanatory exposition. The main character is both dense and intelligent depending what needs to be explained.

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  • Trevor Caldwell
  • 11-02-22

I hate this book.

I have listened to way too many books and if you listen to enough books you will find the worst... this is it. The MC literally has no back story. He is the only character for at least the first 4 hours. He does nothing clever and is constantly at the edge of death because apparently a splinter in the hand is a critical injury. I did not finish this book and hopefully never will. The narration was good.

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  • Shopaholic
  • 05-01-22

Never hated a MC like I hated this MC

Too much internal thinking and overthinking of his choices. Pretty much no world building I feel like there’s no character development outside of fighting it’s a basic story that drawn out for no reason.

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