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One man. Assassin. Caster. A new world. And a game that is as brutal as it is complex.

Michael finds himself in the realm of the Forever Kingdom, with no memory of how he got there and who he is. Even so, he must participate in the Grand Game and forge a new destiny for himself.

Dropped into a dungeon of monsters and strange magics, would you survive in a game where to lose means death?

Alone, and with little more than his wits to aid him, Michael must advance as a player, slay his foes, and gain experience. All while navigating the intrigues around him and discovering his purpose.

A world of powers, forces, and mysterious factions. A game with endless opportunities for advancement and power.

Join Michael on his epic adventure as he deals with the game's challenges, the machinations of the powers, and the ambitions of his fellow players.

The start of an exciting new portal fantasy epic!

©2021 Tom Elliot (P)2021 Tom Elliot

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What I needed

Just fighting and figuring out how to survive no harems no beautiful woman just fighting

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Too much inner dialog...

The MC has too much thought in action scenes. The excess inner dialog makes things drag. I also find the MC a little dense for my tastes. I will give the next book a shot if it's slim on selection, but drop this if the continuation is more of the same.

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A complete win ...from out of nowhere

Truthfully, this book is one of the best I've read all yr.
The MC is likable and sensible. The magic system is pretty open-ended, and leaves a ton of room for "the players" to develop unique and powerful abilities. The story is well-written, it is similar in some ways to other books in the genre ...but I like the pacing, and I can't lie I'm completely hooked. Can't wait for the next installment.

For me this book was something I chose on a whim. I love it when I stumble across a good book unexpectedly, and this book was really good.
If ur already a fan of litrpg/cultivation/progression fantasy you'll probably like this book. If ur not familiar with the genre, this wud be a good book for you to have as ur 1st experience. Even if u think u don't like the genre, maybe this book will be the one to change ur mind.

Basically, no matter ur starting point, I highly suggest that you check this book out ...it's a winner

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Eh, the MC

I like it, but as it has been stated some of the introspection drags on and seems misplaced, unless you were going for overthinking MC

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Very intriguing start to a series.

If you are looking for a good litrpg. Good story. Great narrator. Waiting for the next one to come out.

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Worth it

I enjoyed this tale and am looking forward to the next installment. The narrator was easy to listen to and did a great job. I would recommend this to anyone that likes litrpgs.

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Very cool!

This book was a nice surprise, very well thought out and not over the top. Looking forward to the next book! Andrew narrates the book flawlessly!

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very well written

let me start by saying I need more please let me know soon eagerly awaiting. I wish video games but you multi-class in this fashion it would make for an interesting experience

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neat

neat. too much inter dialog. worth the credit tho. ending was awesome. is this 15 words yet?

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Good book with an almost perfect narration

Litrpg with a decently unique storyline. I highly recommend it and wish the author the best in completing the next one.

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  • Chris
  • 09-24-21

mage crazy

why is very one so magical crazy. what happen to a good solid warrior