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Legend of the Sword Bearer

Tempest Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Samuel E. Hoke
Series: Tempest Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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 An Epic Fantasy LitRPG / GameLIT
 

Steve’s days are numbered.

The illness has consumed him.

Would this stranger’s offer give him a second chance?

It looks like a game. Looks can be deceiving. Paul Nelson, the CEO of Tempest Inc, has developed another world and he’s ready to send in another consciousness. This time, though, things are different. Those that came before have caused some troubles and his world is in peril.

For Steve, it’s a last chance. He’s got nothing to lose. And who knows, it might be fun?

As a warrior named Abalonious, his body gone, Steve must adapt, learn, and grow to survive. But this world isn’t exactly as advertised. There’s a darkness coming. It looks like fun will have to wait.

And there’s a secret nobody wants to talk about.

Will Steve piece together enough to live?

If you like unforgettable fantasy heroes, pop culture references, epic battles, and immersive gaming worlds, then you’ll love this LitRPG adventure.

Get it now.

Overpowered main character? Check.

Insurmountable odds? Check.

More snark than you can shake a stick at? Double check.

©2019 Jeremy Fabiano (P)2019 Jeremy Fabiano

Critic Reviews

"To sum it up, Jeremy took a Fantasy, SciFi, and a gaming idea, and mashed them together skillfully, pushing Legend of the Sword Bearer to the same quality of Ready Player One. We at NeoLeaf Press give this book our Gold Recommendation and rate it 5 out of 5 stars." (NeoLeaf Press)

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Ready for book 2

This was a longer book but it went by fast. I thought the writing was good a Samuel Hoke's voice made this character stand out in the Litrpg world. Hes a man not a boy.

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  • Jayde
  • Nampa, ID
  • 08-12-19

Full Immersion – Gaming for Real

This is the beginning of an online adventure game with total immersion. I really enjoyed the total immersion. No jumping back and forth between the game and the real world. The MC knew who he was and that he was in a game. And he often compared life in the game to his old life or just the real world in general.
Very little was mentioned about accessing the game and only a few brief mentions of leveling up. Getting better armor and skills was an important part of the quests in the game, especially side quests on the way to the main goal for the MC.
This book was very well written and logically played out till the end where it seemed to rush to a conclusion. Some of that may have been the excitement of reaching that conclusion. However, it did appear rather suddenly and the story felt rushed to complete.
The narrator did an excellent job with distinct accents and voices for each character. This story was very much written for someone with the excellent voice talents of Samuel E. Hoke.

I will definitely be looking for more in this series.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Best to listen at 1.5-1.75 speed

Narrator is a little monotonous, but voices become much better when audio is sped up... he just reads really slowly.

The story... so much happened, and the mc didnt stay in the same place for long. The main bad guy didnt really feel like such a great threat either ... feels a little rushed but probably really good for a first attempt at this kind of book

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very monotone

the voice actor was very monotone makeing it hard to tell who was talking at any given time

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A FREAKING VIDEO GAME!!!!

I absolutely loved this book. And being a gamer myself I completely fell in love with the storyline once you got in game. Great job.

if I'm going to be critical though, maybe add more actual game mechanics. Such as more leveling, I felt that the characters have done plenty enough to earn the experience to jump more then a few levels. Also I hate to say it but if they can respawn, where's the death? no one makes it through a game in the first shot all the way through.

All in all, I cant wait for book 2. I'm really excited about how this plays out.

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Book 1

This is the first book in this series. It is a good audio book. I will follow this series and looking forward to the next book.

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A little predictable

I still liked it and might listen to the next one but it was predictable.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Good beginning to the series

At the beginning of the book I was worried that the main character was increasing in power too quickly as he leveled. The leveling soon became less of a focus as the character's supporting party of friends grew and his quest for better equipment was tied to the main plot line. The narration improved as well as the book progressed as the narrator was able to give each character a unique tone/accent. I did notice that any mention of leveling was missing after the main character reached level 5. The ending and the final battle felt a bit rushed and a little underwhelming, however it also set the stage for a character that appeared to be an minor underling to become a recurring threat in future books. Each party member was also given a purpose and a true back story rather than just being assistants to the main character.

Overall I enjoyed the book and became immersed in the story. The introduction of technology into a traditional sword and magic world was a pleasant twist and I am curious to see the continued integration. I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A decent LITRPG BUT>...

I definitely think this is a decent LITRPG, but it can get rather slow at times and be a bit generic in the sense that you know what's going to happen mostly. I do like the characters and that improved my opinion of this a bit, and the narration was solid.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Great Book!

Really enjoyed this book. When is book two coming out???? Nice gamer type book with fantasy elements thrown in. Great characters, Well worth the time and credit.

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  • Helen
  • 08-24-19

gamers would love

The illness has consumed him. Would this stranger’s offer give him a second chance? It looks like a game.
gamers would love this story lots of action

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-24-19

Quite Liked it

I always like a new way of how people enter the gaming world and this one is quite well done, quite a bit of attention needed to keep tracknof everything happening and especially to start the characters are easy to guess at.
Once past this then the action heats up and i found the developments very good and the use of magic and tech was very good , i would think that the 2nd in the series is a lot more thrilling.
Narration by Hoke who im new too was good although i found the main character not what i imagine he would sound like. Again like the story once i got more into the story the MCs voice wasn't as bad and the other characters were done very well.
Probably closer to about 4.3 stars then the 4.5 i would say.
I requested this audio and have decided to leave my thoughts on this for everyone.