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The world of Erafore is one full of magic and mystery. Heroes battle dragons, mages confront demons, and the gods watch over it all. Yet among these incredible beings, a single creature is born with the power to rewrite the destiny of the land. Taken in as a pet by the princess of the Kingdom of Varia, a mere Ooze will rise to stand in the tide of fate and defend the ones he loves from an encroaching void. But can a monster ever truly become a man?

©2017 Ian Rodgers (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Fun read

I heard a lot of chatter about this book on Reddit and was waiting and hoping that it would make its way to audible. I'm glad to see it here on the site. The book is good fun and I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series. This book is kid friendly which may be a pro or a con depending on your preferences. the story is very creative and unique. Works by Benjamin Medrano (Adult) or perhaps Dakota Krout are similar but only very loosely.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic!!

For all you D&D and RPG fans out there this book is fun, clever, and laugh out loud funny at times. It was a great read and I can't wait to read the next one!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Boring

Well the book started off well enough. I expected to follow the story of a cute slime pet. And for like the first couple chapters thats what I got.

But the slime quickly stopped being a cute pet a he grew up for lack of a better word and just became a regular protagonist.

Which would have been fine I guess, if the writer had realized this. The writer continued writing as if everything was still adorable, usually by flat out telling me that its supposed to be adorable Instead of actually being adorable.

Though the real problem with the book was how flat thw writing was and its tendency to go on and on and lose my attention.

Its a short book to begin with, less than 8 hours long once you discount the 40 minute preview.

And if an editor had properly editted the book, it would be less than 4 hours long. If it had been written in a more normal way and properly editted then closer to 2 hours long.

But instead it went on and on about the most boring details of the day to day lives and surroundings using 10 words where one would do better. And the actual characters themselves were a bit flat. Both shallow and underacted. Though that may have just been because they had nothing to do. Literally the most developed character in the book was the maid.

As for our slime main character. He spent most of his time acting as furniture. Gurgling or being petted once in a while just to remind us he existed.

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Refreshing and heartwarming

Ian Rodgers, explain to me exactly how you ended up making me care about a sentient puddle of jello? In all seriousness though this book is about as light hearted of a book you could get that includes things like murder plots and magical monsters. Written from the perspective of the sentient ooze creatively named jelly it follows him as he grows and dose his best to protect his owner. Honestly I expected at some point for there to be a divide between the two of them or a misunderstanding but the bond they forge blows those ideas out of the water and it is refreshing. The only real gripe I have is that the voice of the protagonist is a bit grating at times, but as he is just under a year old I am hoping he grows out of the exaggerated young voice thing. Long story short, while this isn't lord of the rings or a bloodbath like a game of thrones book I cant say that I didn't enjoy the heck out of this book and cant wait to binge the next volume.

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Just Really Enjoyable

Okay it isn’t the best book that you’ll read but it is a vary fun book that anyone can enjoy and I really mean anyone. This book doesn’t have any bad words and

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READ IT NOW!!

read it you will like it if not love it. I really like books like this, It so much fun

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Not a 5 star

I decided pick this up to oneshot it on a long trip. this book is almost terrible. I said almost.. but that doesn't mean it's good. The narratives are so painfully awkward. Also, I'm just going to say this and I may be wrong; when your "pet" is self aware and talking it's probably not a pet anymore.  Well done on the child voice btw but it was annoying. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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  • Sheila
  • 09-21-17

Oozing with delight

Where does Chronicles of a Royal Pet: A Princess and an Ooze rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a very good book indeed. Well told and very well read.

Which character – as performed by Peter Kenny – was your favourite?

The Ooze

Any additional comments?

I loved this book and am really looking forward to book 2. Highly recommended

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  • Jungle shopper
  • 09-22-17

Good listen

Really enjoyed this story. Loved the magic jelly Looking forward to the next book Child age 11