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When Pyresouls released, it was a brutal new virtual reality game with a twist: The first to beat the game would win billions of dollars.

But after the Burgon Beast couldn’t be defeated, Pyresouls turned very real and unleashed an apocalypse of undead, monsters, and a system of levels and stats onto the world. For many years since, Jacob Windsor has fought with sword and shield to survive Post-Collapse Earth where only ancient, guilt-soaked weaponry can harm the monsters from Pyresouls.

While defending his bunker with some of the last refugees of humanity, yet another friend loses his life to secure one final hope: an enigmatic artifact capable of sending one person through time.

In a cruel twist of fate, Jacob becomes humanity’s best chance for survival. He takes the plunge into the past of the terrifying, fractured realm of Pyresouls, where every player is out for blood and the monsters are more vicious than anything on Post-Collapse Earth. Armed with knowledge of game mechanics, secret loot, and enemy weaknesses, along with well-honed swordsmanship from years of battle, Jacob has every possible advantage against the competition. But the choices he makes have long-reaching ripple effects on the timeline.

Can Jacob beat the clock while grinding out Levels and manage to avert the apocalypse, or will his every action darken the timeline even further?

This post-apocalyptic gamelit series includes battle, levelling, and gear-enhancing mechanics inspired by the Dark Souls games.

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

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The author must think most of his readers are moro

The author must think most of us readers are morons he is constantly Going over things and excruciating detail no matter how simple and basic it is That wouldn't be so bad except he explains the same simple thing multiple times within a couple of chapters of each other Finally this author is among many who seem to think all gamers are the same and don't actually Do things differently than other gamers not everyone is a mindless moron who only does the simple path

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Could not finish

I could not finish the book, the author keeps explaining the same basic 'game' mechanics dozens of times back to back to back.

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Darksouls

Good book. This is Draksouls video game in book form. Love all the demons, kindling fires, vile monster and heavy guilt. KEEP IT COMMING!!!

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Darksouls meets reborn apocalypse and it’s good.

The book is very dark souls. I’m fine with that and even like that. There were some inconsistencies in the story, needed to be story boarded a bit more. The MC was mostly smart was nice. The MC was over concerned about time management and didn’t farm as much as I think he should have. I would have like to seen I’m loot harder too. What about that good sword his friend told him about? What about the spell is friend told him about? He should have leveraged his advantage (foreknowledge). When he was going back to his time they should have realized that that timeline should have not picked his brain but vis-versa. I’ll get the next on for sure, had my full attention all the way through, 5 stars.

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Nails the tone

Most people with a knowledge of games going into this book know where it draws inspiration from and I believe James Callum is able to sell the Medieval Gothic Horror of the Souls franchise throughout. Also the main character is able to strike a balance between the OP main character archetype and actually being able to fail and be punished for mistakes. Also mostly solid use of the magic system that was set up.

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Ha! A stroke of genius.

As I got closer and closer to the end of the book I'm wondering to myself how in the world this was supposed to lead to a series and not just a one off, but that ending was brilliant. I can't wait for the next addition in world of Pyresouls.

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Absolute fire

An amazing concept that I’ve never seen in the litrpg community. Although very familiar in the souls like aspect it is refreshing in a book.

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Good Book if not to picky

This book is an RPG novel that relies heavily on Dark Souls and Demons Souls for the game mechanics of the world. Other than the unoriginality of the game mechanics system the story is well written and the narration is very good as well. I would recommend the book if you have read, The Genesis Game: Volume I: World Apocalypse - Calamity Dungeon, The Reborn: Apocalypse series, or the Tower of Heaven Series

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litrpg meets sci-fi.

I do absolutely love this story. it starts off as a post apocalyptic hellscape and moves into a litrpg fantasy world. very well done.

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Absolutely loved it.

As a big fan of this author and the game series the story relates to, I was not disappointed by Rewind. The world-building is fantastic, the descriptions are well-written and stoke the imagination, and the progression of the story is quick without being rushed. I can't wait for the release of the next book in the series!

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  • 02-18-21

great

some said the audio had issues. must have been fixed, since it was flawless in my case.

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  • 02-07-21

I loved this!

when this book ended I went straight to the audible store to find the next installment, and realised that the first book was just recently released xD I want more of this! great narration and a captivating story so far, I really hope for more!