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needless filler between OK fight scenes

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-2020

very hard to even get halfway through this book after many of the conversations between characters taking 3 times longer than necessary to say "I don't know."
it is one of those books where much of the major conflict could have easily been avoided if the main character just explained himself when questioned instead of being obtuse by answering and then getting angry that others don't understand him. for example: the fact the main character didn't answer the question: "why are you attacking people and causing them to die?" with "I'm not, I'm killing the demons that are attached to them making their conditions worse so that they can get better and I get to absorb the demons power as a bonus." but instead said "I need to get more powerful" makes the following conflicts very hard to enjoy.
narrator was fine though, despite the cheap narrative devices.

interesting idea, could have been better realised.

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-2019

plagued with 30 year time jumps where literally nothing happens in the interim other than people slightly increasing in stats and gaining new spells. cast spell, drink mana potion, cast spell, drink mana potion, cast spell........ it gets tedious. worst of all, this is another litrpg which suffers from awful "game design" and administration: no system to actually uphold game rules etc, instead player moderators can be overcome and/or run from instead of just being able to execute a ban. if this game was real I don't think anyone would play it for anything but the time dilation, 15 actual years solely working on one spell and 37 years grinding on a single world for mediocre stats is the definition of tedium. nty

just couldn't get into it

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

got to chapter 6 before I had had enough of whatever was, or was not, happening in this book. character was so hard to relate to and his choices were far too frustrating to continue reading to see if it gets better.

what a twist!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2018

I would be satisfied even if it seemed like this book was the last in the series!

much suspense, many action, wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-2017

I don't normally get worked up with suspense with books but wow, this one had me at the edge of my seat! fantastic narration as usual from R.C. Bray and a truly awesome narrative!! would recommend the series to anyone and this may be my favourite book thus far

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left me wanting.

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-2017

lost some in the translation. many Russian contexts that didn't mean much to me such as their obsession with not being gay. seriously, it seems to be a major theme in this book.
the narrator really needs to be informed how to say chassis (shassi), scimitar (simitar), and a few other words. other than that he did OK, not good though.

worth the read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

great book. good progression of character and plot.
narrators female voice needs a bit of work but it is leaps and strides better than in other books.

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predictable other than the frustrating parts

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

great narrator. unfortunately the plot line is incredibly predictable although still decent. the worst part is how stereotypical and jarring Erin's character was and how so many irrational things happened such as a global black out for almost no reason at all (which is contrived as hell). the worst part is the end: oh no!!! 400 matches out of 5 million and he doesn't even spend a few minutes flicking through their point of views. fk that, worst way to force a sequel. also the 40 seconds of stats every 5 minutes was annoying as hell. ...
will be returning the book and not getting the sequel.

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betrayal after betrayal after betrayal after b....

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2017

couldn't finish the book. the whole series seemed so contrived in how it tried to cause drama and suspense and resulted in a frustrating experience where everyone stands by as their friends die.... only one person can move at a time in this universe apparently.

mostly good

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2017

a few parts were a bit too contrived but it was a good book in general. good enough for me to buy the sequel

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