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Time is money. Time is a weapon. Time is running out.

Grant Leap is an orphaned, mortal farmhand in a world where cultivation methods and Weapons of Power are jealously guarded and only passed down among family. He’s not content with his lot; as a Januarian, someone living in District January, he should be living the good life just like everyone else. Food, parties, food, entertainment, and food are the minimum requirement. As an orphan, specifically a reviled Leap, there’s not even a chance of being treated as a human.

When a celestial event pours time magic into his field, coalescing into a lost Weapon of Power, Grant leaps at the opportunity to advance beyond even the scope of standard cultivation. At the first touch of the weapon, the orphan gains everything he’s ever wanted: a Sword and a Name. Also, a pesky mandatory quest with his life as the price of failure. It doesn’t take him long to realize that the best thing for him to do is to sell it and live on borrowed Time.

Yet, that would never happen. The blade offers him the first major choice he’s ever had to make: surrender to his desires...or live like a king.

©2022 Dakota Krout (P)2022 Mountaindale Press

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  • Spencer Nichols
  • 12-01-2022

a great new series!

Dakota Krout's mind and Travis Baldree's voice come together yet again to dispense an amazing combination based around this simple idea of Time is Money! the world is easy to get into, understand, and follow. the action is fun! I really enjoyed listening to the first book in the Year of the Sword!

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  • 15-01-2022

not so great

Narration was good, but sadly the story not so great. I have liked authors other work, just not this.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-01-2022

very cool

if he releases each book of this series during this year on the month it portrays then this will be truly epic.

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  • Jeremy
  • 16-01-2022

Expected great things from Krout, was not wrong

I've listened to pretty much all of his audio book works and enjoyed the writing style immensely. This is definitely a new sub-genre for him but he conducts a thoughtful and intricate weave to bring a new and creative world in to being. I wait patiently for February and second installment of the series and hope the theme is a book a month because I can't stop listening once I've started. Thx Dakota Krout for continuing to impress.

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  • John
  • 14-01-2022

600 pound life

The story is basically my 600 pound life meets a cultivation story of a simpleton MC that does not grow or listen and has a epic load of author plot armor, The world is super small because the author described the capital that was pitiful in numbers of people. Most small towns in America would dwarf it is size.

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  • Jonathan
  • 14-01-2022

what a fun book

this book is fun. worth your time. great start to a new series. and the puns. get it!!

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  • kelly olivier
  • 12-01-2022

Wonderful new world & magic system from Dakota!

Great MC, and awesome calendar based magic system. Really loved how the world's culture is meshed into the magic and they consider time to be money! Flew through listening to Travis narrate the first in another new series I'm now closely following.

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  • Andrew
  • 16-01-2022

Yes! Another hit by krout!

Fantastic start to a new series! And the fact that it looks like we will be getting a new book every month is super exciting! hope he can stay on schedule!

Can't tell if it is related to the divine dungeon, certain elements hint at it. Can't wait to learn more next month!

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  • Dakota VanLinden
  • 13-01-2022

Dakota Krout dude, oh yeah

I never really used to like fantasy novels (I stuck mostly to sci-fi and "real-world" books), but Dakota Krout swayed me out of the fantasy avoidance that I had. Lord January is a wonderful representation of character building that Krout does in all of his novels...and I honestly forgot I was reading a "fantasy" book. Try this if you enjoy character building, funny fantasy (this is a major part of why I love this book), or are just a fan of other Dakota Krout work! Can't wait for book 2.

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  • Ben Cavanagh
  • 13-01-2022

A good book with a decent mc

I liked the story but the mc made me really annoyed at times with his don’t kill unless I have to policy as that put him in some really bad positions and SPOILER ALERT: It was very annoying to see him feel guilt for killing a guy who very much deserved it. But overall it was a good story and I hope he has some character progression next book.

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  • Magichobby
  • 12-01-2022

Cultivation for fat people

This book is fun strange and a creative twist on a popular genre. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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