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Way of the Immortals: Path of the Divine

Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Thrust by a mysterious portal into an unknown world, Nick Barnette does what anyone would do in his situation: he runs. Now separated from his friends, and being pursued by powerful forces he doesn’t understand, Nick must navigate the Kingdom of Lhasa and figure out how to get home.   

Through his trials and tribulations, Nick notices that he has developed a strange power that allows him to slow down time, vastly improving his combat ability. But he doesn’t have any control over the power. And as far as he knows, the only way to cultivate this new power and find his friends is by studying the Way of the Immortals, an ancient tradition practiced by monks and hermits high in the mountains of Lhasa. 

It won’t be an easy task, but if anyone is up to the challenge, it’s Nick, who might be the most unconventional hero the Kingdom of Lhasa has ever seen. 

Way of the Immortals: Path of the Divine is a western cultivation series weaving Tibetan and Bhutanese lore into a fast-paced novel that xianxia, wuxia and progression fantasy fans will love. Way of the Immortals is written by Harmon Cooper, best-selling science fantasy GameLit author of series like Fantasy Online, House of Dolls, Cherry Blossom Girls, the Feedback Loop, and Monster Hunt NYC.

©2019 Harmon Cooper (P)2019 Harmon Cooper

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A different, enjoyable divergence from Xianxia

This is a cultivation novel, but of a different style than what is currently most popular among the recent Western releases of that genre. It very much reminded me of classic mythology and tales of the style of Journey to the West, where the focus is as much on strange interactions with strange creatures and people as it is on combat. I was surprised by the differences from what I've grown unconsciously used to, but it was a pleasant surprise. I was uninterested in sex scenes, but it was a very minor and short portion of the book. The characters and world introduced are really the stars here- I want more Roger and Landon, and to learn more about the upper and lower realms and how reincarnation functions in this new world. I'm eager to read the next one!

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Unconventional Cultivation!

Good story and Narration!

Nick is a live in the moment and don't worry about tomorrow sort. He and other members of his buddy's bachelor party are sucked through a portal into a harsh world where it is everyone for themselves, and cultivation is (for some) a way of life. As they are quickly separated by strange twists of fate, how will Nick's live in the now attitude serve him in a world full of people looking for any opportunity to take advantage?

This one was an interesting twist on the typical cultivation theme.

I can't wait to find out what happens next!

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If you are into cultivation stories and are having some trouble getting into this MC - keep going - Nick is adjusting to a world where his previous outlook is not compatible. He comes around.

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great story

Mr. Cooper again delivers what it's sure to be the beginning if an epic journey. I will be excitedly waiting to continue this series.

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Impressed

As this is my first cultivation story of any kind I have to say it was enjoyable. It certainly had Cooper's flair and was well done by the narrator. I am looking forward to the next one.

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It was good

It made me laugh a lot it was cool funny enjoyable and all around sweet

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pretty good

I enjoyed this book quite a lot, the magic system is definitely different and unique

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Extreme Cultivation

While cultivation isn't my favorite genre, this one combined it with being pulled from our world into a new one (isaseki?) which is one of my favorites. It makes for an interesting combination. And honestly, the best character in the book has to be Roger the Bird. Who doesn't love a bird who gets all stabby and plucks out the eyes of your enemies?

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Not your average adventure

Nick's adventure along the path of the immortals is very entertaining.

I have to say that Roger, the talking bird, is my favorite character. His snark is great, and the fact that only version people understand him, makes it even better.

Grown up situations, but not extreme lewd details.

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Excellent

This started out a little slow. That said, it kicked into high gear quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was my first experience with this genre and I must say, I am hooked. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Harmon Cooper as you've never seen him before!

So this is mine (and the author's) first book in the cultivation/Isekai genre. Harmon doesn't slouch though with his trademark humor and wit. No this isn't a quip fest, but having a tropical bird say: "Just say the word Nick, I'll fucking do it!" in relation to using a dagger to stag someone in the heart is inherently comical to me. lol. I liked it, not as much as his CBG novels but that is just my preference for Harem showing. It's a very different story then the author usually writes but his quality shows through. Neil Hellegers does a great job narrating and differentiating the characters too.

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  • Gerry
  • 10-27-19

solid book

solid book gd start to the story well performed . if u like the authors work u will probably like this

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  • Angrenades
  • 10-08-19

A great listen

This is a departure from what Harmon usually gives us, but the characters and humour are still there. The pace of the story was good, and I could feel myself becoming immersed in the story.

The main character is Nick who is drawn into a place that he does not know, yet he adapts well and grows. The characters that he meets are intriguing and some are funny as hell, all of whom keep you hooked. I liked the way that Nick was upfront with the other characters which enabled their story to come through which made them all relatable (even Roger the bird). Towards the end of the book, Nick reminded me of a shaman with his fire elemental helping him fight.

I know some may not like Neil narrating this, but I've listened to others that he's done for Harmon and I've enjoyed every one of them.

I would highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-30-19

Kung Fu , Wuxia Excellence

This is a new genre for Cooper but i had read a lot of his newer stuff and i liked the karmic and emotional draw of his writing path. Having travelled that way in his travels the realism was very good and worked well against all the films i used to regularly watch.
This is almost a return to the past and it works surprisingly well and i was excited to hear this audio, Hellegers had done previous work on Coopers House of Dolls series so i expected good things.
The karmic path of cultivation was done very well and Nick the MC is much what i imagined. The character who i liked the best was Roger on the audio and he was better at quips than i managed in my head so good work all round.
I will be back for further listening on this and it gets my stamp of approval.