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A great performance, ended too soon

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-19

A great story with an excellent performance. It took a while to get used to some things that are new to me, like sound effects and music but it was actually quite nice as soon as you thought of it as theater or a show. A great mix of action and humor, not a boring moment.

I feel that the only negative part about the book is that it couldn't stand on it´s own, it is mostly for those who are already into the Expeditionary Force series. I think there is so much work behind it that it should have been aimed more towards a broader audience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Nice save and a great conclusion

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-19

It feels like Michael really thought this through. A great conclusion to a very good story. There was some weird parts with the dialouge but I blame translation, other than that it was really good, all of it.

Best spent credit in a long time!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Best in the series this far

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

The story starts to wrap up in this book. Everything has been leading up to some key events that takes place in a fast paced and interesting story. I was hoping it would go this way. There are more or less two stories going on (or a short third where we see bits and pieces) and both was entertaining to follow.

As with the others, there is lots that gets messed up in the translation to english. The dialouges are sometimes really bad (because of the translation) but the voice actor makes it believable and it works really good. This last book has less of the weird sayings or "similes" that I had to google to see what they ment in book 2, so thats good.

All in all, it´s easily worth a credit and some things in the book makes you think about yourself and your own choices. I recommend!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book - the story continues

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Overall an interesting story, a bit broken up and jumpy in directions but it works. I feel I want more after reading it.

The concept is fresh (for me) and makes you think about yourself and your own choices you have made. Kind of clever in that regard.

The only problem I have with the series is the translation, the narration between the characters feels unrealistic at times and lots of things must have been scrambled when translated. Many figure of speach / similes sound weird and unrealistic in that situation. I had to google a few of them to see if they existed at all. I you forgive that part, the book is excellent and actually pretty cute in that regard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not what I expected

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-18

A really well written and thought through story. Surprisingly i thought of Skippy from Craig Alanson and How to tame a dragon, with a big smile on my lips. I recommend this book for those reasons!

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Very dark but awesome story

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The best book yet in this series, here things start to go slightly south (for once). Lots of things come together and we get more explanation to some of the back stories that we have lacked in the beginning. A few really great secrets are revealed. All in all, it is a very (very!) good book. Almost 47h for 1 credit, thats awesome value and Nick makes a fantastic job as voice actor again. The only part that is negative are the very repetetive prompts. 90% of them is not important except for example the effect of a wand or a new spell or when there are no readable stats, it's actually stupid and annoying to listen to 30 seconds of "not applicable". So, I have started to skip 10 seconds a time when this starts, everything else is just joy and the negative parts easily overcome so.. except that, this book is one of the best I have read.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Well written fantasy and a impossible love story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Coming from more of sci-fi, litRPG, monsters and spaceflight I find my self blown away by how the writers paint and weaves things with beautiful words and describe it fluidly with ease.The opening chapter read by Katharine Mcewan is absolute brilliant made. I have re-listened to this a few times, had my wife and eldest son listen, we all agree that this is professionalism and really good stuff. This had me hooked in from the beginning and totally fixed to the book.

The story is from the point of view of Cora, the daughter of the Grim Reaper, king of the underworld and how her uncle want to overthrow him. The story quickly sets its course towards politics, how Cora is thrown into a role of her studies too soon, forbidden love between a prince from the mortal realm. It is pretty obvious that the author know romance when those parts in the story are described and I find my self thinking that it is really good balanced with everything else. I might, perhaps... like it.

The characters are well described and grow throughout the whole book, so no lack of development. The story has a very good beginning, a little too short of things in the middle (I think it should have been longer and dived much deeper in the lore and politics) and a satisfying ending. There are two voice actors where Stevie West portraits the male chapters and Katharine Mcewan the female, both really do it very good. Throughout the book there is an obvious change of how the descriptions and the dialouge are changing and it feels more like two styles of writing and towards the end of the story it's obvious. The lengthy and beautiful sentences become shorter and shorter, but not as something written in a hurry but more to emphase the gravity of the situations that take place. I found that part very interesting and a nice touch.

All in all, yes... this is a really good book. It is different and interesting, a little too short but well worth the read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Very satisfing end to a very good series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Easily one of the most well written series I have read and this book concludes and ends it just perfectly. Drew has put in lots of effort in connecting all the story arcs, not making any short cuts etc. I really recommend taking your time and enjoy this!

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First person view of becoming a hypervisor

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I have pondered about a problem that is written in the book. If you lost your hearing and get parts replaced, some in your brain and some exterior parts... that would be like a prostetic leg. And then you change your eyes and that part of your brain and so on. How far or how much could you do this without affecting your person... when will what makes "you" get replaced and will that still be you? This book really brings that up, does this to our main character (gradually) and does so in a really cool way. It's what I would imagine would be the way that would (to me) feel like I didn't change or go away. That part was really interesting and well written. As that part of the book goes by, we learn that he is a hypervisor or a virtual machine within a machine. It's just touched a few times but the concept of cloning a "vm" and test it is actually described a few times. Much to my joy as a computer geek. :-)

The story and characters of the book is really good, you feel connected and the characters develop over time as the story passes by. I recon a few things from bobiverse, or I see similarities, it's an even dose of humor and action all the way through the book. My only concern is that it ends (it's also a good ending, closes the story arch in a good way) as I could think this could have been a series aswell. I highly recommend this one!

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Really good, more or less two books in one!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Exciting, well written and excellent performed by the only RCB.

It's in two parts that are connectet, at first the transition is a bit lose but at the end it fits. Very exciting and fantastic battles and action scenes. I lacked a little description of the characters looks, but thats a personal preference. In the end, it was fixed and well described. Worth reading a few times I guess.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful