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A new Founder marked with otherworldly power. An epic quest to build a sanctum settlement. A fabled class that wields monstrous magic.

The Founders were the first marked, and they used those powers to build kingdoms, subjugate the land, and enrich themselves. They will not suffer another to join their ranks.

Lost in a world with levels, stats, and monsters, Hal fights to survive in an unforgiving land, and to escape execution from its rulers. Ingenuity and courage won’t be enough. With marked powers he doesn’t understand, he’s easy prey for all the goblins, bandits, aberrations, and foul monsters that plague the realm. He’ll need to abandon his humanity by embracing the beast within. To fight monsters, one has to risk becoming a monster...if he can survive long enough to level up.

Freedom and safety cannot be achieved alone. Only by forging bonds with fellow adventurers and monsters alike do Hal and his would-be kingdom have any chance of surviving the hazardous realm. 

Beastborne in an isekai litRPG adventure series full of dungeon crawling, spell-slinging action, and deep magic systems.

©2020 James T. Callum (P)2021 Podium Audio

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One of the better litrpgs Iv heard this year.

Not your cheap romp and stomp litrpg. MC is not an idiot running around making dumb mistakes because the author is to lazy to write him competent. Side characters have the amount of depth you would expect in a first book but you can tell they will be expanded on in the next one. A very nice balance of action and story progression.

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good story

i liked the story ..a thought tho ...id venture to bet ..anyone that likes this type of story ..understands the mechanics of leveling up
id spend less time on detailing understood stats and static ones ...as one author to another...

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Good but poor pacing

Beastbourne is well written and adequately narrated. The books isn’t boring but it’s too long. There’s plenty of action but not enough plot development. But if you’re in it for the character development, you’ll enjoy this book.

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Not bad ...cud be better, but still enjoyable

MC is not a complete idiot, magic system is pretty vanilla, world building is good ...lots of potential, author does drag on at times tho ...needs an editor who's not afraid to cut out unnecessary scenes.
Even still ...I'll probably keep goin with the series.

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Not worth it.

Having a main character that is pathetic can only work for so long before it gets annoying.

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dont bother

this is not a good buy the mc is such a bad character it hurts my brain. it is a basic lost in a new world and got lucky but I am an moron story.

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Florkin wonderful tale!!

loved the book first review ever, get this book and be whisked away Into this great tale.

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A bit verbose but good

The narration is good and the story creative, a bit much on the descriptive writing for me, but looking forward to the next book fo sure,

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This was great

I loved it. The MC was not an idiot nor a womanizer. The skills were unique and the progression was well paced. The story kept me fully engaged from beginning to end and the narrator was amazing. Credit worthy for sure

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great

this is a great book. the story is original as far as i know. so ya get it

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  • 03-20-21

Not bad

This was a good book, I'm pissed the next one is ready to go but not available for 3 months!? Unfortunately the MC has two modes, the first is for story progression where he is competent and pragmatic, the second mode our MC is replaced with a moron that eventually makes the correct choice either on purpose or by accident for his development. Really doesn't help that the story was so chaotic, like scooby doo levels of chaos and I'm not a fan of the harem that's been building from the start, it's on the verge of becoming cringy af.
Ultimately this story has potential to be 10/10, but I don't think it will be. I'd recommend the book but advise to read He who fights with monsters first.

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  • 03-24-21

A great bloody book

It’s rare that a book like this is able to tie most of the threads together but this one does 10/10

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  • 03-31-21

Awesome

For a litrpg of this length I am always nervous but the story kept up the pace and does not get buried in minutiae. Solid story with decent characters.

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  • 03-26-21

fun

fun an enjoyable took a bit to get going but once it did was hooked cant wait for the next one

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  • 03-20-21

Good

This is a good book with heart wrenching twists and turns my only problem is that sometimes you can’t tell wether the MC is thinking something or saying it out loud but other than that it’s great with excellent narration.
Overall 15/5