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Born to die in the game. One chance to solve the riddle that’ll save her life....

Orianna, born a slave who could be sacrificed into a deadly virtual world at any moment, still dares to dream of a better life. But when she’s finally uploaded into a land of magic and monsters, she has six days to solve an impossible riddle before nanotech destroys her body from within. 

Lagging far behind her fellow adventurers, Orianna joins the domineering Dragon Hunter’s Guild in an effort to survive. But when she realizes the guild leader will do anything in his bid for power, she’s faced with sacrificing an innocent to save herself. Her risky plan to use magic and pass through the Dragon Gate will either save her or wipe her from existence. 

Will Orianna solve the riddle in time to prevent her from dying for good? 

The Experimental Alchemist is an epic fantasy LitRPG, containing stat tables, guild building, and magic. If you like game mechanics, crafting, pets, gutsy heroines, cool Easter eggs, and unique healing systems, then you’ll love this.

Buy The Experimental Alchemist today, and start the adventure of a lifetime! Also included is an unforgettable bonus novella called "Dragon Hunters".

©2021 Aethon Books (P)2021 Aethon Audio

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it's hard to passively listen to

it is hard to finish. The grammar style and the characters seem to need to half explain everything and then forget half the potions they made. probably just not a title I can appreciate. There are also way too much reaffirmation of what she is doing.

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Epic Length Fun

For fans of fantasy and LitRPG, this epic-length book (along with bonus novella) is sure to delight. Intriguing setup, good pacing, excellent narration, and while the issues of the moment are resolved, the story leaves it wide open for more stories with these characters and others in this world. Personally, I am hoping for many more stories!

Disclaimer: I was given a review copy for free and have voluntarily left this review.

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A great book

Great story, great pace. Even at over 30 hours it is too short. I hope there will be a sequel soon.

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Breath of fresh air

Really great change of pace from the litrpg I've been listening to. Great story from beginning to end. I was a bit hesitant at first looking at the length but later felt like I needed more. The narrator did an excellent job. Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.

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Everything worked for me!

Wow! I loved this litRPG! Everything worked for me. Writing and plotting were tight and on point... Jessica Almasy's narration was stellar, and it had all the action upon which I thrive! Even the balance between the story and those "crunchy" game-stats was right on the mark (we only got the stats that had changed from one chapter to the next... not the whole list)! This worked out for me so much better than trudging throughthe whole damn thing, making this the First litRPG story to land on my favorites list since I started reading in this sub-genre!
The story follows our kickass protagonist (Orianna), who was basically raised as a slave, and now because of her lack of societal status, is forced into the game she didn't want to play! As a lower class citizen, she finds that the game has been rigged against her! She figures that it's up to her to fix that or die trying! And then there's Dragons, a Wolf, and a Brownie there to help her... making this already-awesome-book, downright perfect!!!

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Loved it

Overall very well done. Narrator did a very good job putting emotion into the story. There were a few moments in the story that I thought Come on how could you forget that. I look forward to more books.

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Pretty good book!

Really fast paced book. Narrator was pretty good. Definitely worth the credit so go for it.

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  • 03-17-21

loved it

It's a really well crafted world and the novella backstory was a nice touch. No cliff hanger ending here - the main story was wrapped up but lots of loose ends to lead into the next book, which I'm looking forward to

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  • 03-23-21

What goes through your head while playing WoW

Wasn't sure what to make of this to start with, but took it for what it was and settled into it. Probably would have engaged with it more when I was playing things like WoW but it did take me back there and brought back some good memories. It is not exactly complex but does develop some novel ideas whilst working within the familiar MMO mechanics which when playing are a little silly and cliché are even more so when vocalised in an audio book, but that in the end become part of its charm. So as an easy listen, and something that will bring a knowing smile to your face if you played MMOs then it is worth the purchase and listen.

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  • SystemState
  • 03-16-21

An enjoyable LitRPG

Caveat. I'm 7.5 hours in and enjoying the journey. That said this review will be updated on completion.

The book starts in a novel setting for LitRPGs in some form of post-apocalyptic but stable society. Our heroine for plot reasons, I'll leave for you to discover finds herself translated into an RPG, aware of one thing about the world she finds herself in. If she doesn't solve the riddle she was given in six days, she WILL die.
As a setting for a LitRPG this is rather novel and adds a sense of urgency and importance to the events going on. Our protagonist is not only trying to adapt and learn about the world, but is constantly aware that she has no time to waste. The RPG world is interesting enough, with some nice features. This leads to an entertaining story, which I'm enjoying. The feel of the story is more of that of a YA novel, this is in no means a bad thing, but there are certain levels of complexities missing and certain tropes are drawn on that one would expect.

The narrator is solid. She takes a little while to get going but her narration improves as the book progresses. She dances between different voices with ease and her pacing and dramatic flare is present. This leads to her pulling you into the story and I'll definitely look for more of her work to listen to.

Overall if you enjoy the genre, I would recommend this novel, giving it a low 4*, in contrast to Sky Realms Online which I would give a high 4*. I'm enjoying the ride and for a 35 hour novel, I am breezing through it with a sense of immersion and not feeling of drag.