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Somewhere out there, in the great expanse of space and time, exist the Fabled Islands. Nobody knows how or why they exist, only that it is a strange and special place that operates under laws separate from the universe.  

The Fabled Islands are made up of vast floating continents. They vary in size, with some ranging from the surface area of a small planet to a star. If you look at them from afar, you would find that they are placed in a line. Each island is separated by a vast amount of space, so there is only one way to travel from one island to the next: a gateway on the edge of the island.  

Each island is governed by strange rules. The only thing they share in common is that the rules are governed by the System. The rules change vastly from one island to the next, so you must quickly adapt.  

Tristan was raised on the first island, Fertility Island, and has finally been allowed to become a Brave - a respected profession throughout the islands. Fertility Island is a peaceful island. There are hardly any monsters; the land is fertile and the people kind.  

This is the complete opposite of what Tristan wants. Bring on the monsters! Bring on the magical items! I want adventure, loot, and to put my life on the line! Where are the dungeons, caverns, and mountains to be explored? Where is the mythical equipment to be found? The next island? Then to the next island I will go!  

His adventure begins now.  

This is book 1 of the Fabled Islands series.

©2018 Cameron Milan (P)2019 Cameron Milan

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Good Book/Great Narrator

This was a good book in my opinion and a very good narrator. I felt as though the MC was written very well although at times felt more like a preteen rather than a young adult. For a litRPG genre book I believe the author did a decent job at writing a story that was very easy to imagine.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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can't wait for next 1

the merry main character is pretty cool very impatient so that comes off a little annoying overall fantastic book I definitely want more hopefully the next one is even longer beef short books drive me nuts

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Fun, Creative, and Interesting

Tristan is a hero who is looking to conquer all of the Fabled islands. Once he gets his chance fun and action ensue.

Cameron Milan does a wonderful job building the world that Tristan and his companion live in. He also does an amazitjob of fleshing out the characters as the story unfolds.

Steve Cambell's narration was fluid and fun to listen to. He has a wide variety of voices that he performed well and kept the story engaging as it moved along.

I have to say that after finishing the book I wanted very much to get the next one to see how Tristan continohis journey.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Enjoyable YA LitRPG Adventure with Lots of Promise

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Fabled Islands is a YA LitRPG adventure. That may tell you exactly what you need to know and if you give the book a chance on that classification, you will not be disappointed.

The writing is clean, easy to read and the straightforward plot progression and character goals make it a great title for younger readers.

The characters and world hold a few mysteries that are teased throughout and while we do learn a few vital clears by the end of the first volume, there is a lot of promise for future volumes in the series while building re-reading value for this book.
I largely liked the main characters and found their friendship / partnership to be refreshing. It’s not often you can read an adventure with a teenage boy and girl that does not have romantic overtones. They have clear objectives and support each other. They have different strengths and weaknesses in character and skill set.

I liked this first arc as a satisfying adventure but will happily check out future volumes. I think the history and backstory of several characters could be rich mines to delve into during future adventures.

I liked the card system as a form of currency / stat boosts / powerups and collectible. One of the highlights of the world building.

My one complaint: Unlike most LitRPGs I’ve read this does not appear to be people playing a video game but people living in a world with a video game-like “System.” Killing, death, looting, ageing and respawning and its impact on human and nonhuman creatures is left somewhat unclear. This makes certain scenes both more serious and not serious enough in gravitas. I am hoping that further explanations will come further down the line because it caused a couple head scratching moments but did not detract much from my enjoyment. That would have pushed my 4 star review to 4.5 stars.

The narration was clear and served the story very well. I would be happy to hear more books by Steve Campbell.

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The MC is this books biggest Problem

The MC is supposed to be 17 but the maturity he shows throughout the book is more like a 12 year old this also makes the characters over dramatic reactions to everything annoying  and takes away from the few times a big reaction is warranted. Also its stated his fondness for his "grandpa" throughout the book but the first character he meets is enough to override everything his "grandpa"  has taught him and ALL the RULES OF SURVIVAL he left for him. I mean honestly the first random person you meet is more important then the man who raised and protected you as a child. That alone should show you just how flitty this MC is.

I will continue this series because as previously stated the MC is the biggest problem with this book and characters are made to grow. If you're looking for a light read with overdramatic and flamboyant characters then this book might be the right one for you.

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Fast, fun, and filled with action.

The story is very focused on the main character and his female companion traveling on their fairly bloody adventure with little world building beyond giving enough for window dressing. Zero romantic or sexual content between the two characters, which I actually found a bit refreshing with how heavy it can be in some of these LitRPGs. The main character is terribly OP and can be a bit of a weirdo at times. Skill usage and stats are mostly woven fluidly in the story. Never much relaxation, MC is always jumping headlong into the next obstacle. I wasn't much fond of the narrators choice for the 'system' voice, reading stats and skills, but the rest I thought was very well done.

Overall, it was an easy, enjoyable listen that was a little silly at times.



I was provided a free copy of this book at my request, but this review is given voluntarily and uninfluenced.

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Good but a little childish

It's a good teen fiction book. A little to childish for my taste. well written and narrated.