Legacy of the Fallen

Ascend Online, Book 3
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Ascend Online, Book 3
Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
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Fresh off their victory over Graves and his followers, Marcus and his friends have managed to enjoy a few weeks of relative calm and peace as they continue to build Aldford, preparing the town for a new wave of settlers coming from Eberia. But as the days wear on with no new arrivals in sight, they begin to fear the worse, eventually setting out to search for their promised reinforcements and soon realizing that they weren’t as alone on the frontier as they thought they were.

Just managing to rescue a caravan of settlers in the nick of time from a horde of bandits, Marcus and the rest of Virtus barely have a chance to catch their breath before they find themselves thrust into the middle of Eberian politics, revealing a plot that threatens not only to take away their hard-won independence...but to destroy Aldford completely.

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Deeply Satisfying

All the books in this series have gone above and beyond even my best expectations. Every time you get to a place the author COULD have ended it and drawn out the series as smaller, more episodic pieces...there is more! And the story, characters, world, and narrator are all so compelling that "more" is EXACTLY what you're hoping for.

If all books were this good, I'd spend more money on them every month that than I do on my rent. This series is my new "gold standard", which is unfortunate, since very very few other series will be able to live up to such a standard for me.

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Not enough Azure

To be honest, everyone who says the MC is an idiot or an asshole in the book is wrong. During a duel he won, some ppl said he was too harsh on the guy, but honestly he wasn’t harsh enough. There is a lot, and I mean a lot of combat throughout this book. I loved every second of it. This is a great entry in the series and can’t wait for the next.

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MC often forgets his own powers.

I was thoroughly enjoying this book. It had humor, action, suspense, political intrigue, and a great game world. I couldn’t put it down until, the author has he MC forget his own powers. It is one of my biggest pet peeves in fantasy. It happens when an author makes his character too powerful and needs to create suspense.
For example the MC has a big battle with an old enemy, and not once did he use his blink step. He went from a badass who blinked across the battle field in previous battles to and idiot who slowly runs up the the bad guy who is fighting his friend. He use to be able to blink in an instant but now instead he gets killed and he deserved it (i understand the pressure of battle may make people react irrationally but his whole schtick is that he and his guild have trained and prepared themselves more than others). I actually no longer wanted him to succeed in the book. He is suppose to be a spell sword, but he almost never uses his spells. Sure he might cast a spell shield, but come on!! Aargh I wanted to actually yell at the author.
It’s lazy and you lost me as a fan.

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  • 06-27-19

Interesting content and fantastic narration

When is the next one coming out? I'm looking forward to following their progression and seeing some of the loose ends tied up.

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Phenomenal!

Yet another fantastic dive into Ascend Online! A perfect blend of world building, character building and action. Luke Chmilenko manages to deliver a long and strong showing with this installment that starts fast and ends with a break necking descent into awesome!

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A trifecta

straight up great story telling. if you love fantasy and MORPG's this buds for you.

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Great Story, great narrator

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. amd look forward to book four. Like Daniels has never dissapointed in his narrations. And, this was no exception. The story is just as good as the narrator. If you like adventure, than this series is for you.

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Tremendous

First quality action with a rich intriguing story. I could probably be sucked into ten to fifteen books in this series. Makes me desperately wish I could help Virtus in their struggles as a player!

7/5 stars.

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Another great one!

This picks up after the first book, but includes characters and events from the second. Narrator is great as usual. The ensemble cast of people the main character actually knows from real life always give it a good feeling that you don't get from a lot of the other gamelit books with loner characters or characters who don't play with friends from real life. I guess it's that they have each other's backs and know how the other's feel about stuff without really needing to delve too much into character connection. It really pays off in the combat, and fun having shenanigans. It also let's the main character have people he knows he can fully trust.
Also, cool powers. Cool upgrades. Cool quests. Annoying opportunistic antagonists
Get this

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Great Writer+Great Narrator+Great World=Great Fun

This meeting of Lukes is a titanic adventure with all the action and substance you could want. Chmilenko has built a grand world for LitRPG that bucks the traditional drama of real-life danger to instead focus on the trials one faces in the game and loses nothing while gaining a greater sense of immersion. Any gamer can relate to how the characters must feel as everything they have worked for is threatened. True finding your save corrupt doesnt quite compare to defending your virtual home from marauding edge-lords but damn it I had 58 hours on that character!

Anyway, on to the Narration performance. It. Is. Spectacular! Daniels bring enough levity and depth in equal measure at just the right moments! A master of his craft his voices never stray bdtween characters and his flow from moment to moment is astounding. Several times you will find yourself reaching for that rewind button to hear a scene again, and his voice brings it all to life.

If you love Lit RPG then this series is one of the must hear audio books!

If I must point out a flaw there is only one that comes to mind;

Luke, I get it's grammatically correct however, please... the word is lept, not leaped!

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  • Sean Doran
  • 07-31-19

Half Assed Ending

I think the story of these books are fantastic, however I can't recommend people buying these books as the author has no intention of continuing the story ark, as he is no longer publishing for Amazon. Author has released a new book new story, leaving this one incomplete.

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  • Dingo 883
  • 06-19-18

Good story and of course a great narrator

I'm really enjoying this series. Book 1.5 threw me for a bit of a loop, but it tied in with this one, so I'm glad I listened to it. The Story really ramps up toward the end with a great climactic ending. Luke does a good job of balancing story with LitRPG elements and doesn't overwhelm the listener with stat sheet updates

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  • alun
  • 05-15-20

Loving the series

Books and series are well written. I wasn't sure how he was going to tie off the final parts of the book but everything came together in a culmination of story lines. My only small criticism would it would have been good to see more of the book 2 characters in this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-20

Fantastic escapism

I jumped straight to book three of the trilogy to continue the story after becoming hooked with book one.

The story itself kept me engaged throughout and was read brilliantly. I chose these books because I've enjoyed listening to Luke Daniels in the past, and wasn't disappointed.

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  • Sonia
  • 08-13-19

I'd never have got through it on paper!

I enjoyed this next installment, but I'm not sure how great I would find it without Luke Daniels' fantastic narration.

However, even the amazing Luke Daniels couldn't altogether hide the repetition in Luke Chmilenko's writing. Sentences along the lines of "They couldn't hide their concern. Furrows of concern creasing their brows." (that wasn't a direct quote as I didn't bookmark them in the audio book - but there were MANY such sentences).

I'd definitely listen to another, as long as Luke Daniels is narrating again, but I'd really appreciate it being a little shorter next time. 24 hours is rather intimidating!!

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  • Andrew C.
  • 06-17-19

awesome

Really great work! I can't wait for the next book!! Really looking forward to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-27-19

Great Story Lacking A Broad Vocabulary

fantastic story in this second episode there are a few over used words he loves though......

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  • Jack
  • 03-04-19

amazing

brilliant can't wait for the next installment. just amazing all round. also this has to be 15 words

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  • Teitur Ásgeirsson
  • 01-26-19

GOOD BOOK

I have over 300 audible titles and I have to say that the narration and performance of this book is one of the best I've heard. It's a compelling universe with a great story and awesome characters

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  • Ian
  • 11-06-18

fantastic

Another epic book, ful of action. great twist and unexpected turns. I can't wait for the next instalment.
great narration.

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  • John
  • 03-04-20

Legacy of the Fallen

I Love this book I'm also becoming a fan of Luck Chmilenko . I enjoying this author writing style the characters have depth . And it looks like a dark future we a facing.

And with the voice acting talents and skills of Luke Daniels who narration makes the characters and world come alive.

This book is bloody brilliant and a must to listen to and owned.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-30-19

Somehow even better

I did not think that after the previous instalment this series could get any better. However, I was at the edge of my seat the entire time, and I tore through this way faster than I in good conscience should have. I loved all of the characters, and the interactions between them was funny, interesting, and dynamic. I am so excited and terrified to see where this series goes. One thing is for certain however, I cannot wait.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-19

Great book, well written and thought out

I can't wait for the next book in this series, I feel there is so much more to unfold!

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  • Christopher Thomson
  • 11-25-18

Excellent story, well performed

I really recommend this series to anyone abbo enjoys great character development where you feel invested in the outcome of the story.

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  • Chloe Priebee
  • 10-10-18

AMAZING BOOK! AMAZING NARRATION!

I have absolutely fallen in love with this series, i need more of this please!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-18

"At the speed of thought"

Good storyline. very light on actual game mechanics compared to other LitRPGs I have read. Book 2 seems to have nothing to do with the main storyline, at least so far. However the author just seeing to stop using the phrase "At the speed of though". He seriously uses it at least once per chapter 😒

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-29-18

Epic

Thought this was awesome. Can't wait for the next one.
Characters engaging and the RPG elements dont detract for the the immersiveness of the story. Not to mention Main Character is easy to identify with.

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  • Jules
  • 08-15-18

story moves along, engaging characters

enjoyable , easy listening, but can get a little repetitive. would have liked more real world versus game world consequences

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  • Xravia
  • 05-21-18

A great adventure!

This book has everything I was looking for, A charismatic protagonist, game mechanics, world building, interesting loot, stakes that matter, progression, novel runtime etc.

I highly recommend this novel and will definitely preorder the next one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-16-18

What a ride

Solid sequel. Lots of settlement building elements, very light on character development, RPG components and leveling but an awesome read and a fitting sequel!