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The flames of war spread through the Cursed Princedom to devastating effect. Bound by powerful centuries-old magic, the Great Essences yearn to regain their freedom. In the face of an impossible mission, Krian has no choice but to keep going while risking everything that's become dear to him. The only solution is to become stronger and forget the meaning of the word impossible. And so a plangent wolf's howl soars over the battlefield as a plate-clad cavalry rushes the enemy ranks....

©2016 G. Akella (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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I like this series

I just wish he would make the books twice as long. Also his reader needs to find out how to say Luffy properly. When he say it, it sounds like Lauffy.

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Becoming an exercise in frustration

While there are still some strengths to the story, it's quickly growing stale like day old bread. It's far too easy for the reader to lose track as to the "why's" the main character is moving from one principality to another. Some story elements introduced in the first novel never show up again (caravans to travel long distances because fast travel and portals between cities no longer exist). Additionally, as many times as Roman states to himself/the reader that he's now completely invested in the game world now being his only world, he continues to reference the outside world. And without the ability to return to the real world, why is Roman so set on getting revenge on Cheney? I can understand wanting to thwart him in game due to the new twists the author injects into this installment of the series, but still looking to get revenge for locking Roman into a world where he's effectively immortal and a Marty Stu to boot? It's getting old. And Zach Villa mispronouncing words is also getting old. How many books does it take for the producers to listen to Mr Villa's efforts before they tell him it's pronounced "ree-ay-gents" (along with all of the other words he mispronounces on a regular basis)? A regent is something else that has nothing to do with chemistry/alchemy.

I'll most likely continue with the next novel when it becomes available because I'm a "completionist" and I'm enjoying the plot-line involving Max and Luffy. But if there aren't some serious changes made to the story, and if Mr Villa doesn't get a "proof-reader", then I'm going to call this series quits and I'll have to go back and change my previous reviews.

If you love a fantasy setting with a Marty Stu, then you'll probably enjoy this series. If you're looking for a series with more substance to it; deeper characters with a more compelling world and story, then I'd recommend you move on to something else.

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good story, still needs better audio

Really like the story and characters, sometimes the narrators characters sound too much alike and he mispronounces several words. If that sort of thing bothers you like it does me then it will take away from the overall experience like it did for me. I would still recommend reading this book, and the audible is ok if that's the only way you have time to read books currently.

Needs a new director/editor to fix the audio and catch mistakes!

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Great series.

This has been a great series so far. If you have read the reviews that’s recommend the author should separate the second main character to a different book, I would recommend you don’t pay any attention to those reviews. If you bother to read/listen to the whole series you will realize that the second main character will merge seamlessly with the story of the first. This in my opinion has been one of my favorites LitRPG. Not on par with the Choa Seeds mind you but a close second.

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Enjoyable story with great characters

Anyone reading this review will have already entered into the realm of this world. Story continues in the main character is funny and lively fast pace. Understanding the reality of two stories happening at the same time and knowing that into the future the paths will connect. We hope that the full series will be converted to audiobooks in the near future.

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  • Chaz
  • Streetsboro, OH, United States
  • 09-19-18

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to the next installment. This book is worth the money on kindle and audible.

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Just keeps getting better!

Great book fun characters really pulls you into the story! Where's the fourth audiobook? guess I'll be going to the written version because I don't want to wait!

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Real of Arkon

Akella wrote a great series up to book 3.
I listen on audible so I have not gone past this book, but I am eagerly awaiting the next installment to the series.

Story is of great quality.
Entertainment value is high.

Villa gave a great performance.

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awesome

can't wait for the next one. well written and binged listening to it. it's a must buy.

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great story

by far my favorite of the 4 books that i have read. having the first three books on audible habe made it easier for me to read them. the character development in the first three books was what drove me to like literpg books. wish the other four had audible counterparts.

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  • Aslanenlisted
  • 02-08-18

A well balanced poorly narrated story.

This is the third book in the Arkon series and the story has grown on me through the novels. The narration on this novel is by far the worst performance thus far, the mixing is terrible and a sub narrator seems to dip in and out which takes you out of the story.

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  • Daniel Buttery
  • 07-27-17

SPEECHLESS

this is an amazing book collection. you won't regret buying this I highly recommend it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-16-18

Bloody awesome

This series is a grate read. One of the main things is that the author doesn’t harp on with the leveling of the main char every time he levels which can get a bit tedious when it happens every chapter or two. Can’t wait for the next translation. I’m lazy so audio books are my cup of tea. Keep up with the good work and I’m looking forward to the next book. Seriously considering reading the next one but I still might wait for audible version. 😎