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A Marine turned Greek god. An army of beautiful amazons. An infernal enemy out to burn the world down.

It’s been three weeks since Jacob Merely crash-landed on the mythical island of Lycastia, and the newly minted War God finally has things under control. He’s grown into his power, built his city, and earned the respect of his gorgeous, hard-charging amazons. 

He’s not in the clear yet, though. Hades still lives, and the mystical sigil holding him at bay is rapidly failing. Worse, a horde of new enemies is battering Lycastia’s gates daily, slowly grinding down Jacob’s forces. 

But Jacob has a plan to get the upper hand. He’s learned about a legendary weapon buried in a prehistoric world deep in the bowels of the island. A weapon with the power to kill even gods. If he can defeat the weapon’s primordial guardians and subdue an exiled titan, he might just be able to save the world. 

But that’s an awfully big if....

Check out War God’s Mantle, a litRPG Harem adventure by James A. Hunter, author of Viridian Gate Online, and Aaron Crash, author of the Galactic Demon Hunters series.

©2018 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press Inc (P)2018 James Hunter and Shadow Alley Press

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Good story, but too many logical flaws

The general story itself was fine in how it played out. The problem is that pretty much every bad situation they get into is forced by the author to happen. This is done either via stupendously poor decision making by the characters (aka they were forced by the author since they wouldn't otherwise do it) or a general situation that doesn't feel like it would have played out without author intervention to force it to. For example (spoiler alert!) when they were betrayed by their fellow amazon and ambushed, they were camping in an area completely surrounded by high grass when they had just left a perfectly defensible cave structure. That doesn't exactly sound like a tactically great place to camp or a great place to check for betrayers considering they could just escape into the grass... Taking into account that the GOD OF WAR or an amazon should have noticed this, the situation was massively forced by the author. Then in the following scuffle his bracers were stolen off of his arms instantly.. How the hell would someone steal a bracer if it was on someone's arm?? Those things are tied or buckled on, you'd have less trouble ripping off someone's arm than pulling a bracer off without untying it. Unless the author has never seen a bracer before and this was due to a lack of knowledge, the situation was manufactured by that author pretty terribly.

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hi

I love this series. I very hope there's more books in the series I would buy them all

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Good Book.

I had trouble starting this book, but once i got into it i enjoyed it immensely.

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Just not a fan.

I am not exactly sure why I dislike this book.

Could be The narrator's voice and his inability to convey emotions well. Maybe it is the predictable storyline with "surprises" easily seen coming.

There is a gamer who does not think like a gamer, and a necro whose character seems to be made by someone who never dealt with a real bully, and just decided to make him over the top dumb and evil.

I got the 2nd book because I thought it might improve.

I was wrong.

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Same thing

Same story lines like any other lit book, needs a weapon to win a war, has to deal with betrayal, things always seem to go wrong at the very last moment only to be resolved by a dues ex machina , same formula nothing special

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  • TU
  • 09-04-18

Thoroughly enjoyable with the right expectations

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

So, yes, there were some flaws in logic, but come on, it's a normal guy who inherits the powers of the god of war on an amazon planet... It's part harem tale, part quasi-litrpg... I think some of the people reviewing this series have some misplaced expectations. I would liken it to going to see The Expendibles and expecting Oscar worthy performances. It's a an action movie paying homage to all of the 90's action flicks. It's going to be all action and story line is just a means to form a beginning and end. For this series, if you come in with realistic expectations, you'll enjoy a fun and wild ride. If you expect anything else, you're setting yourself up for a bad experience. If you liked book 1, you'll enjoy this one too. Nuff said.

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decent

decent book, I feel like the mc could have done lots of things better (as in using his head) and it's frustrating to listen for a few hours. conflict between mc and antagonist went exactly as you would expect, I feel like if it wasn't for the stories uniqueness I wouldn't have bothered with it. regardless if you liked the first one you would probably enjoy listening to a good portion of this one

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pronunciation fails

so many pronunciations that are terrible. smithing, etc I can't handle it sometimes
I had to drag my self through this one. like hes using an old old voice over search engine to learn how to speak

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Wonderful Sense of Fun

Although I am not a fan of the genre I glad I risked a credit. The story was just perfect for the hot summer day in which I hid in my cool apartment. The narrator perfectly fit the story and added to the sense of fun

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Too many losses

Almost turned it off. The characters seemed to never win. It got really old at times. Barely making it through every battle was a little annoying. And, Earls character should have been dead early. A necromancer against a God should not even be a battle no matter what level the God is.

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  • Scott R
  • 09-08-18

War God Potential realised

After the 1st in the series i wasn't too sure about this series but this 2nd come out with kick ass storyline as our God of War find himself in a quest to get an ultimate weapon that's sure to even the field. The characters come to life a lot more, the action abounds and the tie in with even more Greeks mythical creatures helps a lot. The narration is excellent from Armen amd works well with the story. A deserved 5 star all round.
I requested this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

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  • Peter Karlsson
  • 08-13-18

I don't know...

I still love the idea of a mortal guy suddenly becoming the God of War, in the same round getting the responsability to take care of the Amazons and the quest to save the world.

What is starting to irk me, is that he is slow and stupid.

I say slow, cause it seems it takes time for him to do anything.
He can literally stand 10 seconds to look at his Amazons fighting before he does anything.
He can also stand 10 seconds to watch other things before he acts.

He says that he is a gamer. I have not noticed it.
As a fellow gamer of both the computer and the tabletop games. Many learns, that the player needs to use his surroundings, his abilities, everything in between that, and how to either use them to the best in many situations or to powerplay a bit with them.
Just to stay Alive.

I still have not seen him use his abilities the best way. So I say he's stupid.

I will only make one example (cause the list will be to long otherwise):

If he can make barbed wire, then he can make a lightning rod that he can connect them all to.
When the enemy is stuck in the wire then he just needs to either put his hand on it or just straight up shoot the rod with lightning. Letting the lightning go thru the barb wire.
That way he can get xp, and at the same time, kill many enemies.

Except that:
I hope that I will see more emotions.
It seems that his Amazons has been in personal struggles.
I hope that I will hear Jakob, argue with the ghost/essence of Ares that seems to reside in the gem. Solidifying that there is an another way to be the God of War.

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  • John
  • 08-31-18

War God's Mantle

I love this book from start to finish the characters a well written and informative the narrator did a great job with the narration and the author did a great job with the story 5 stars