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A man whose world has been shattered embarks on a daring and dangerous adventure. In a last and desperate hope, he enters a virtual world, only to find that it is so much more. Join him as he faces werewolves, dragons, and fairies. How will he escape assassins, deal with the rise of the zombie demons, and uncoil the control the gods have on the two worlds of Atsia Major and Atsia Minor?

"David, let yourself be touched by the celestial bodies. Then, yours will be one of imagination and invention. Take this path to find the greatest joy in your new world. When you look up to the great expanse, you will see what others do not. For you, the stars will be a marker and a sign. All that you imagine and create will be touched by the might of the stars...."

©2020 David Gunter (P)2021 David Gunter

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Wonderful story, great vocal performance!

He knows how to pull at your heartstrings without making the story sappy. The Narrator is my favorite character, and I can't wait to find out more about them. The sound effects and vocal performance were awesome, as well. It all equaled up to a wonderful listening experience! : )

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Great read.

Very interested to see where the next book goes! I sense something big is brewing. Also hoping we learn more about the people "outside."

Voice actor did a great job, easy to listen to for hours at a time.

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Good narration, poor overall story flow

The author writes in the prospective of too many characters and turns an already short story into watered down garbage. No complaints against the narration itself though

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  • Korra II Baskerville
  • 08-02-21

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I opted to start with part 2 of book 1, it left me very curious to see what I missed in part 1.

The first part of this story is primarily world-building, and it does an excellent job of it. It sets the scene, introducing the characters, a little backstory, lore, and the ‘gameplay’ of the virtual world the story is primarily set in.

In an effort to keep my reviews spoiler-free, I’ll refrain from mentioning actual dialogue or character names. Certain characters and their interactions with each other and the world had me laughing constantly. From the narrator badmouthing a disembodied voice to the stubborn warrior who tries to equip armor that’s beyond his level, only to get dizzy and fall every few steps.

While you could skip part 1 and not miss out on too much world-building, as most of it is covered in part 2. At least to a degree that you’d understand the basics, I wouldn’t recommend it.

I really think this series is worth a read. It’s a new and relatively unique take on the fantasy series we’re all so familiar and in some cases, bored with. I’ve always loved medieval fantasy, but there are only so many times I can find ‘orc kills dwaf, dwarf clan retaliates’ and political assassinations interesting.

The audiobook is about half as long as part 2, making it an excellent sampler for the series. The end result is a story that sets the stage, so to speak, and doesn’t require a large time commitment to see if it’s for you. It lacks a lot of the system sounds and stat readings I found tedious in part 2, which likely saved a lot of time. Though by the sounds of it, they also lack a little of the polish introduced in part 2.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.