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A journey through exiled lands to build and fight for a Sanctum’s survival, and a Beastborne that must transcend the boundaries of his monstrous abilities to rise above his primal nature, or else lose it all....

To claim his powers as Founder and secure their freedom, Hal and his cohort must fight to build a Sanctum where no other living kingdom dares to tread. The search for a Manaseed to serve as the Sanctum’s heart will take Hal and his caravan to distant, strange lands, and force them to weather vicious beasts and Manastorms alike. 

To survive the trials ahead, Hal crafts weapons enchanted with rare loot and sates his appetite for monster essences...all while struggling to balance the price of his corrupting, otherworldly powers and securing a foothold in an unforgiving land. 

Settlement building won’t be easy with only days to prepare for a siege they aren’t remotely ready for. Hal must challenge his limits as a Beastborne and juggle the needs of his burgeoning settlement. From constructing fortifications to maintaining morale and generating food, there isn’t a moment’s rest for Hal if he’s to be the first Founder to successfully stake a claim in the Shiverglades.

Can Hal find strength in an unlikely ally of the distant stars while managing the defenses of his settlement, or will the tidal wave of bloodthirsty monsters destroy them all?

©2020 James T. Callum (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Great story

I thoroughly enjoyed the story but the excessive explanation of alllll the stats every time every time they are brought up did break my enjoyment of the story.

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It’s pretty good

This is a pretty good book but there’s a lot of fuller. The characters are good with some great character growth for the main group and MC. The book is a bit all over the place but I can see that the author is setting up for the next books in the series. The narration was excellent and with a great range. Overall 14/15 there’s just too much filler.

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Too many stats

Good story but spoiled by lengthy stats reports. Tends too make the entire listening experience an aggravating boor.

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  • tyler
  • 18-06-2021

decent but downhill

i like this series and will definitely get the next one if there is. but sometimes things are overused or dragged out for so long it becomes annoying like internal battles weve seen before a new internal battle but different person i dont so much mind the idea just the length it takes to get through. and i have to say very disappointed with the ending of this book left on an extremely weird cliff hanger of sorts and also the ending fight scene taking a very long time and just seemingly getting more and more and more complicated in the last 30 minutes. this book also seemed like it went backwards it kept reiterating skills and character sheets and quests at one point a quest was read out back to back 3 times and it was decently lengthy but not complicated it just seemed like filler. i would assume most people who listen to this genre are gamers or if not have atleast listened to others in this genre once the first book goes over any type of stats and such especially those that differ from other books. we really dont need those reiterated every 10 min especially when thats a lengthy process. overall though good story in whole however this book seemed like more filler than content to me only because of the length and little main story progression that occurred.

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  • gax
  • 16-06-2021

Good litrpg system, cringy dialogue

Fun and deep litrpg mechanics and world building, but just awfully cheesy dialogue that makes you want to forward the book. Character building is also pretty weak.

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  • Louis Gailes
  • 18-06-2021

easy mode enabled

if you enjoy OP mc's then you'll love this book personally I don't. this book quickly became how much the author could empower the mc than any hint of a story to the point that I forgot what happening in the book. TLDR to easy got bored others may enjoy.

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  • BeauFLA
  • 16-06-2021

Too Much Exposition - Way too stretched

I really enjoyed the first book. This one had way too much exposition and explanation. The author needs to learn how to get to the point. The book starts out ok but then there is a really long stint where the book was just boring. Although the ending is OK it really wasn't satisfying - at least not for the 34 hours of time I invested listening to the book.

There were so many missed opportunities to expand and enrich the story. Instead the author relied on exposition and being overly detailed.

Whit is it with the trend to have MCs mull things over ad nauseam.

I'll likely listen to the next book but probably only if there is nothing else to listen to at the time.

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  • andrew johnson
  • 08-06-2021

First to review

You can’t take that from me lol book will be good to bad for the wasted review

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  • Zachery Noble
  • 20-07-2021

heavy on long descriptions

Great story, but REALLY heavy on UI, level up, ect descriptions. Example, When crafting a sword it gave a full description of it all it stats ect 5 times in 2 characters instead of just stating what changes. Definitely still worth listening too tho

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  • Stefani
  • 18-07-2021

Amazing Adventure

Probably one of my favorite authors and narrators . Excellent storyline and great narration. I look forward to the next audio book in this series!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-07-2021

Amazing

I am loving this series and tho some people may not like it I think it is one of my favorites thank you and can't wait for the next book

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  • Dragon
  • 10-07-2021

Way to stat heavy.

The story is good but the overuse of stats ruins the immersion.
The last 45 mins is a recap of stats before the last battle takes place.
A major waste of time that could have been spend forwarding the story and driving carecter development. overall a good book with a few flaws it suffers from the same problem as the land book 8 half the time it's stats begin forced down your throat , we get it we know what level he's at we just heard it three sentences ago! I wanna hear a story not a dnd stat list on repeat.

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  • Vlad G.
  • 01-07-2021

Worth it

tldr: I used this book to help power me through 32 hour road trip. 10/10 Amazing.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was grander and better than the first, in scope and breadth. The world building in this one was taken up a notch. The characters came alive, each with their own history and struggles that you get glimpses of throughout the book. So much so that if there were spin offs made for the side characters, there would be more than enough for full books. Each of them are well thought out, believable and carry their own fascinating secrets and burdens. Very three dimensional.

The main character grows a lot in this book. He is strong but not overpowered to the point where you could say he is on easy mode. Once it seems that he has climbed the power mountain, he gets slapped down by an even bigger mountain hiding behind the first. And my favorite part is that he the MC is not a little bitch. That kills the story for me and there was none of that here.

I had to go from one side of the country to the other. A large chunk of the driving is extremely boring but the entire time I was completely content to drive with the audio book playing. It made it actually enjoyable to drive through the middle of nowhere for hours on end.

The only slight gripe is that some of the descriptions and such are repeated. However this serves to as a reminder in case you get lost in the numerous titles as well as lengthening the book, which benefits the author. Gotta earn that real cash money dollars, so I get it.

James T. Callum, you did it my dude. I'm now a fan.
Eric Michael Summoner, absolutely solid performance.

I look forward to the next one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-2021

Disappointing

So much padding like a badly wrapped Christmas present little content gets very boring very quicklyy

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  • Stuart
  • 25-06-2021

Could have been so much better!!

Way too much time spent on the stats of the characters so much so it becomes repetitive!
And the story suffers because of this.

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  • Joe
  • 24-06-2021

Had me hooked

this book is loooong but its not long enough. I went out my way to find things to do so I could keep listening.

if you enjoyed the first book it has more and then some.

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  • Mansoor786
  • 21-06-2021

brilliant

what a story this series had developed into and also how long these audiobooks are also plus.

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