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Publisher's Summary

Book four of the hit LitRPG series, Defiance of the Fall, with over 20 million views on Royal Road.

Jump into a story that merges LitRPG elements with eastern cultivation. Class systems, skill systems, endless choices for progression - it has everything fans of the genre love! Explore a vast universe full of mystery, adventure, danger, and even aliens; where even a random passer-by might hold the power of a god.

Follow Zac, as he struggles to stake out a unique path to power, as a mortal in a world full of cultivators.

©2022 Aethon Books (P)2022 Aethon Audio

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this is going too quickly

occasionally the narrators emphasis doesn't match the text in my opinion but other than that its a great read. story is top tier

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I enjoyed the book

I don’t know what to say honestly but I’d recommend this to anyone who has listened to others like this

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The Best

An unreal performance by Pavi and an absolutely thrilling story by Brink. Thanks for making the worst days good!

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Enjoying the story, but now loathe 'immediately'

This multiverse with the system, all the stats and abilities has been very interesting. Character dialogue could be improved and moving onto book 5 can we assume every action and event happens 'immediately'? I don't think I experienced a single chapter that didn't use the word at least once. I think the record was 4 times in one minute.

Someone send the author a thesaurus.

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absolute banger again

love the entire series. so excited for the next book! ! ! ! !

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nice

loved it read this series If u want a good time. please make more JF Brink.

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Keep them coming!

I love this series, keep it coming! I already can’t wait for book 5. Such interesting characters and world building!

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Best LITRPG series out their

Great series with a very captivating story though this books pace has been a bit slow.

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  • ben
  • 25-02-2022

Average at best

The weakest instalment so far, no real progression and slow. No landmark breakthroughs and no resolution to any problem Zac faces. More and more issues piled on with no catharsis for accomplishing anything. also builds time pressures to only magic it away. disappointing instalment.

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  • Dan
  • 24-02-2022

Don't give up.

Loving the overall story of "defiance of the fall" but the last quarter of this book was hard to get through, it felt like it was just 6 hours of the same chapter and the story didn't progress at all. By the time you get to the ending its right back on track. Looking forward to the next book .

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  • kyx
  • 24-02-2022

Next Book Release Date

I finished this book to fast, like every other book in this series.
*EDIT* The next book now releases 11 days earlier on 05/20/2022 !!!!!

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  • DeltCrow
  • 22-02-2022

More!

Don't listen to the anonymous troll who can't even spell the words in his title correctly. I've read this on RoyalRoad and it is just as good as the first 3. I woke up at 2am to start listening and I'm happy to say that the narration is still top notch. My only regret is I didn't take the day off work to finish it today.

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  • Heather L. Lynch
  • 05-03-2022

Hyperbole - the novel.

I made it to book 4. You likely have as well if you’re reading this. So let me say up front. I bought book 4 – I’ll buy book 5.

That said. Oh my god the writing.
The author almost CERTAINLY writes monster truck commercials and likely does the voice as well. If I could get a word jumble of this novel it would look like this:

EXTREME. The MOST. Maximum! Perfect. Ultimate. Intense. Severe. Farthest, Fastest.

When people look at people they get a tag line with the look and that tag line is monster truck worthy.

She looked at him with extreme death in her eyes.
He looked back at her with even more perilous intent!

It just got out of hand in this book! It’s been that way the whole time but it ramped up somehow in this novel and that’s saying a lot.

The last quarter of the book. Nearly the entire tower climb – BORING AS HELL. Like – a complete snooze fest.

The problem with the power levels being the entire focus in the universe and having to ramp anything up and deal with the one-shot factor of powers is how out of control it gets for the author. If one person is nearly unkillable and everyone around him is HALF as durable as he is – you have to bring some serious power to threaten him or it gets boring watching him smash everything. But that completely screws over everyone else. He is a killing machine. Then you introduce 29 exponentially more powerful levels above him and it just gets wonky fast!

I’m entertained and this is about entertaining but that doesn’t mean the author can’t improve on his craft – and he should.

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  • Koikoi
  • 26-02-2022

Taking a break

I was really excited to see the MC progress but it doesn’t really feel like he did. Also, this love interest thing I’m bored of already please figure it out it feels a little YA. Pretty sure I’m going to let the author get further into the series and then come back to it. I do like this series but this book made me feel like I was listening but wasn’t retaining anything.

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  • Hunter
  • 25-02-2022

Can’t get enough of this series

New Title Awarded: Best Selling Author- +100% to Renown. + 10 to All Attributes, + 1 Billion A Grade Nexus Coins.

New Title Awarded: Best Selling Series- +100 to Charisma, 100% Chance Readers Obsess over the Next Book Release Date. +50% Income on Future Book Negotiations.

Out of the 200+ books I’ve listened to from this genre this is one of my favorite series. I find myself lost in Hatchetmans Rage mowing down zombies with superbrotherman. Author does a fantastic job drawing you into the world. The battles are epic.

Pavi’s narration is stellar as always. Right up there with Nick P as one of my favorite narrators.

Keep these books coming soon and often.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-2022

Where is the rest?

Fun story, but the book ends long before the story reaches a resolution. WTF?

Zac climbs half of the tower and then it just ends. No ultimate fight. No key item. No climax or resolution.

A note to the author: Dude, you did the same damn thing Aleron Kong did with the last book in his series, The Land. What a let down. You don't say a book is complete just because it reaches a certain page count.

Your writing mechanics and storytelling continue to blossom. An excellent editor will help you grow rapidly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-02-2022

Anger does mot add depth.

Im tired of characters slowly devolving into the basic troupe of a man whose only emotion we see is anger. I love watching the progress but Zack became harder and harder to like. I cant even put it into words. Its not his actions but his tone and mindset that rubbed me wrong.

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  • Mitchellawson
  • 22-02-2022

You know it’s good

The name of the first chapter says it all, just get it. More mayhem awaits!

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  • Samuel Barney
  • 14-04-2022

Finally a non-beta book

Second time listening & still worth it compared to these other authors who make everything gay or bi nowadays.

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  • Brian
  • 29-03-2022

Very enjoyable

This series continues to be a great purchase.
I am reserving my 5 stars for books that I can't put down or want to read again, and this one ended up being one that I listened to from start to end in just a couple of days.

It is a very interesting take with just enough LitRPG elements, while not being so heavy that half the book is stat readouts. The story universe continues to expand and JF Brink is not afraid to move the story forward. While every minute of the nearly 23 hours is perfect, to me none of it felt like pointless filler. Things happen, the story progresses, characters develop.

My only concern is, where is audible book 5?!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-02-2022

Excellent Writing

loved every bit of it, It was engaging throughout highly recommend to anyone and everyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-03-2022

very good!

one of the best books I have stumbled upon,I really enjoyed it, good work!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-2022

Big Step Down

I really liked the first 3. This book had a real lack of story progress. It also ends at a pretty unsatisfying point.

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  • Scott
  • 03-03-2022

Getting boring.

No real plot progression to speak of, feels drawn out, found myself skipping chunks by the last 15 chapters.

performance was good though.

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  • C
  • 01-03-2022

The story gets dragged a lot

The concept of the story is good but the writer seems to really drag everything a lot. Simple things which should be combined into one chapters seems to spread around just to make the story longer.

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  • Morris
  • 24-02-2022

Can't wait for the next book!

This series is one of my favourite post apocalyptic litrpgs and it continues to live up to that hype. The author has done an amazing job developing and adding depth to some side characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-2022

Its Good, but…

Narrator is excellent. Nothing against him. Many different vocals and accounts which makes it easy to know which characters are talking.

The story is engaging and the world building is just amazing.

The only downside is the MC. This is subjective, but the MC is just to flawless. It’s so obvious he is made perfect for a bunch of teens with self esteem issues to project themselves on. The MC never does anything “wrong”. If something negative happens, it’s because he was influenced by something, and it is portrayed in a badass way. He is never tricked, he is always correct in his assumptions etc.
In the first book the MC struggled and succeeded. In the second he got rewarded for his struggles, but now he is just a one man army. There is no tension left, because the reader knows the MC won’t face anyone who can beat him. There are people stronger, but it’s so obvious the author keeps them away until the MC is stronger. It’s gotten really repetitive. The world building is good enough to keep the attention though.
Conclusion? The author obviously won’t change the MC because it’s pretty obvious he loves to make the MC as impressive as possible without realizing he is making him boring. These kinds of authors never really change. So if u want to read about a character to project yourself on him, buy it.

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  • Carl
  • 13-06-2022

a great book

i really enjoy the book as mush as the other three book I listen too

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  • Daryl peter lambrou
  • 02-06-2022

Epic

Totally epic series the story just keeps getting better amazing going to start the next one straight away

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  • Queen of Swords
  • 01-06-2022

No Editing?

Edit: 1.5 stars overall. (Was 2) - Seriously? 22 hours, and you can't even finish telling a complete story? Stopping the book in the middle of the story arc is not okay. I now regret buying book 4 and book 5 in this series at the same time. Will not be buying this author's books again since he doesn't respect his customers enough to #1 - Edit his manuscript, #2 - Finish telling the story he started.

This book.... I don't think anyone edited it. They are fighting in a cave.... The protagonist gets surprised and jumps "tens of meters in the air" with someone on his back. WTF? This is going downhill.

It's also so disappointing when a book with a decent story set up is crippled by an author that displays a woefully limited vocabulary. 🙁 Just coming back to this series after taking a break... Wandering Inn and Dungeon Crawler Carl spoiled me....

Things that should not be:
Description: "Inferno of Fire"
Description: "The wave crashed in a wave of.."
Description: "Arsenal of Weaponry"
Any word repeated more than 4 times in a short amount of time.
Any word used as the sole term to describe a common concept with many adjectives and/or nouns that can be used to reference it... example "A very strong person or entity." (The constant use of "powerhouse" is super annoying here.)

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