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A war to enslave the population. A prison planet designed for blood sport. The Sovereign Empire’s power was a lie.

Brutally trained his entire short life to be a Sovereign Elite and defend the Empire, Azrael instead finds himself a prisoner. Not even eight years old, and without system access, Azrael is abandoned on Tech Duinn. He must rely on his hunting trainers to keep his identity secret. There is no doubt that if people learn his last name, he would wake up in the arena...if he woke up at all.

While fleeing the takeover of Mur, the group discovers how deep despair can drag them. Soon, only the praise of the bloody mob in the Arena Pit Dungeon keeps them alive. Surviving seems impossible, yet Azrael vows to not only live, but to find a way off-world.

Azrael lives only because of applause. Others will die for it. Death or escape is the only way out of the cycle.

©2020 Ryan DeBruyn (P)2020 Mountaindale Press

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Love the world he is Creating

I have really gotten into this style of fantasy and the biggest selling point for me is the world in which these events take place. Ryan DeBruyn has done a great job making an exciting world in which I just want o keep listing to and learning more about. I have listened to all his books and will immediately buy any books he comes out with Great work!

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Delightful

I enjoyed many a thing about this audio book. From the flowing story to the many voices used I wait for the next book in the series on the edge of my seat!

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Great start to a supporting story line

I enjoyed this start to a new story within the Ether Collapse universe. It's a fresh look at the gaming system and the greater story at large. I very much look forward to the next installment.

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Once I got into it I couldn't put it down.

Lots of action and a very slow development of the characters due to the nature of his training. I don't normally like prequels or side stories since it can take an author down a path of everything being lost. I am waiting on 2 books now the original series and this one.

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fantastic

such a great prequel series I can't wait for the next book to come out. ADD IT TO THE EVER GROWING LIST OF FAVORITE!

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Instant classic!

A wonderful author wonderful story well written not very much into sapphire but this sapphire fantasy mix that this author has provided it’s pretty unique in that I love it great book can’t wait for the next book in the series and the continuation of the main series.

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Really good

DeBruyn does it again, a creative and interesting world that I really want to see more of. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.

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Ready for book two!

This book brings on so many questions and gives many answers to the previous books. Cant wait to see where this goes.

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Great addition to the Ether Collapse universe...

Recommend listening to the EC books (at least 1&2) before you listen to this one, but is still enjoyable as a standalone if you don't need to have all the lore lined up. looking forward to the rest of the series

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A worthy intro to the Etherverse

This book is the start of a series that is the prequel to the Ether Collapse series. It is helpful to have read the Ether Collapse series first (which I would rate as a 5 star series). One of the things I like about Ryan DeBruyn's writing is that his characters have flaws and they often end up in fights that they can lose. Azreal is overpowered by training and has some strong skills and he is fighting players and monsters that are often more powerful than he is. This leads to a degree of tension and I like wondering how the fight is going to work out. The only drawback to this book is that Azreal is less engaging of an MC than Rocky is in the Ether Collaps series. That said I enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to the next one.

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Great beginning to a new series

This series is like a prequel to Ether Collapse but happens far back in time. I really enjoyed it