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The third installment in the best-selling Awaken Online series! 

After exiting Awaken Online to find himself holding a knife and standing over two dead bodies, Jason is now being investigated for murder. To make matters worse, Claire has stumbled upon evidence of Alfred's involvement in the incident, and the CPSC is circling - just waiting for Cerillion Entertainment to make a mistake. 

With his real-life in shambles and his enemies in-game growing in strength, Jason re-enters Awaken Online truly desperate - the game now his only lifeline. He will need to move quickly to complete the Old Man's quest and to obtain the power he was promised.

©2018 Travis Bagwell (P)2018 Travis Bagwell

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awesome and terrible!!!

this book is great and on par with the rest of the series. battle, romance, mystery, and intrigued all presented in a compelling narrative.

so what's not to like?

it ends in a maddening cliffhanger that will leave you ravenous for more.

and if you are an idiot who finished it two days after it came out (like me) you will be at the mercy of the evil overload ... er I mean author and his writing schedule.

seriously - I need more - like now!!! (cracks whip)

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Fun read

Fantastic as always! Can't wait for the next edition to continue the story. The narrator does an excellent job in pacing the story and creating unique voices for the characters.

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Series just keeps getting better!!

I love this series and am amazed at how it continues to build on itself and... evolve into an epic story. Jason and his 2 friends are now traveling afar to finish the big quest and answer some questions about the old races that used to populate the AO world. His enemy Alex is unfortunately doing his best to keep up and take Jason down in AO and in the real world, if you read the previous book you know. Things continue to pick up speed if that’s possible in both worlds as alliances are made and the stage is being set for an epic fight not only to conquer AO, but to keep friends alive including artificial ones. It seems Jason is being attacked from all sides! Jason has his hands full between Alex, thugs, police, lawyers, government workers and an ever evolving AI named Alfred. It seems the future of the world and how humans will continue to exist is also hanging in the balance. Can Jason and friends do it?? Man the ending left me dying for more!! Get this BOOK!! Narration is amazing as always!!

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Outstanding New Addition

I've been following this series since its start and I love the complex storyline that Travis (and David) are leading us through. From the high throne of a necromancer to the bloody streets of the paladin this world is constantly pushing the boundaries of these classes and what their motivations and actions really show about the players. I'm consistently impressed at how vivid both worlds have become in my mind, both the futuristic cities and the virtual world they escape to. Very excited to see how these characters continue to grow and develop in the future.

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There had better be another book otherwis.

love these books where's number four. I want this whole sordid mess to come out.

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Entertaining: like a teen super-hero comic book

I really enjoyed the great narration by David Stifel, who brings theatrical credibility to a sophomoric story line and predictable characterizations. The most intriguing subplot revolves around the prospect that an A.I. computer program may be able to influence the reality both inside and outside of the video game "reality" of "Awaken Online". The world could be a much more interesting place with Alfred, The A.I. Cat running the "game". I assume the author is targeting the sale of this series to a teen market of pubescent video game players to please the paymasters. Understandable, but tragic. A much more sophisticated story based on cutting edge virtual reality computer technology lurks beneath the superficial artifice of teen angst and RPG cliches.

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A slow start, but a strong finish

As usual, the book delivers an exciting adventure chalk full of tension and excitement. The initial pacing is a tad slow, but by the end of it, I can't help but yearn for the next installment.

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A great continuation

For those who are already fans of the AO series this picks right up where the story left off and really takes the story in a fun direction. I can't say I didn't imagine this path as a possibility but I certainly didn't expect it. Loved it!!

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Great Story

Love the characters and how the game pushes its players to change and grow. Very interesting / unique story setup.

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Great addition

I love this Litrpg series and have waited for this book to come out, it didnt disappoint. Perfect continuation of the story and progression of powers. I enjoyed every chapter. cant wait for the next one

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  • Morris
  • 07-15-18

epic

Tthis book is a great addition to the series. Bring on the next one!!! pleaseeeeee

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-18

Reasonably engrossing

However, a little more editing might have removed the repetition of the words obsidian, unholy, miasma ... there were a couple others that stood out.

Otherwise, not too shabby at all.

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  • the dfp accord
  • 07-22-18

Nooo!

Damn it. This is a great continuation of the other books. However some of the jumping between The Hero and The Villain in the game feels a bit to much from the other books. A good thing that it's still a interesting read. As for the end, be still my beating heart story does not end here.

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  • Brenton
  • 07-19-18

great addition to the current books.

the continuity with the other books is great and could even stand on it's own. can't wait for the next one already

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  • glenn
  • 08-02-18

God forsaken cliffhangers

Other wise great book fascinating continuation of the standing plot but seriously what is it with litrpg authors heart wrenching suspenseful endings

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  • Chris
  • 07-26-18

GOD DAMMIT!

I want more.
such a great series, the story and the characters suck you so much!
keep em coming!