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The world has ended, and those worthy of it have received the chance for a new life in a new reality.

Zach grew in power and thrived in the post-Framework world. He became a respected leader, a shining example of what it meant to be good. But as the world ended, he had only one thought: to punish the monster that had killed the world long before the Framework ended it. Yet not even with his incredible power was he able to stand against the World Ender. His arrival in the new realty, the Infinite Realm, gives him the chance to grow stronger, to find the monster again - and make it pay.

Ryun survived the chaos after the arrival of the Framework by pushing harder than anyone else. He grew in power until he became the most powerful being that had ever walked the planet; but he is hated by the world, called a monster by all others, the World Ender. As the world ends and he steps into a new one, where people stronger than him have lived for centuries, he finds himself lost and without purpose. The only thing that had mattered to him had been lost to him long ago. He truly was the monster that people considered him to be, and he now finds himself wondering if this new reality has a place for someone like him - but he had never been one for lying down and dying without a fight. One world fell to his power, and another might follow.

©2021 Ivan Kal (P)2021 Tantor

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only thing I didn't like is how it stopped. I hope there is another one coming real soon because I am hooked.

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Strongly recommend!

Listened close to 100 LitRPGs, this is up there.
Great world, characters and blending of classes and cultivation. Get it now, you won’t t regret.

Ps good work on narration!

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struggled to finish...

it's a struggle to finish this book.
it is your standard MC cultivation story however...
the whole thing is just stats.
the characters are not deep, MC is your standard hated life/the old world/socialising but now he gets to cultivate and grow.
MC has titles/powers/stats that no one else gets so he never really hits an obstacle,
always gets perfect gear too.
honestly this whole thing reads like a basic forgettable anime series.
I'm pretty addicted to the genre and I regret purchasing this book.
the story stops here for me. 2 stars because at least it was long.

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We’ll worth the money

Apart from the Audio being 30 hours long which is enough for me to give a bad book 3 stars. This book is extremely enjoyable. The past/present and different characters perspectives really adds to the story and is not annoying in any way.
If you are on the fence, buy this book you won’t regret it. I enjoyed it more than the Cradle series which I loved.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-2021

I like this one

what I like about this series is it got good character development it plays on both the negative and the positive Nature's of humanity and I can sympathize with most of the characters I understand their reasoning it's definitely good listen and it's really long which is what I love I can't wait to see where the series goes

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  • Anlergeo
  • 29-11-2021

I need the next book expedited lol!

Absolutely loved the book! Can't wait for more! This is a quality book with some really good characters and story line. Loved it!

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  • Jeremy
  • 09-11-2021

Switches Perspectives

It is personal taste but I hate stories that bounce between different perspectives.
If you don't mind bouncing around and if you like litrp or cultivation stories this will be ok for you but not great.

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  • Cherisse007
  • 07-11-2021

Refreshing western take on cultivation

I had to write this review to give kudos on publishing a book longer than 8 hours. It was very entertaining and enjoyable from start to finish. The author did a great job of jumping back and forth from past to present without losing focus on story line. It was used to enhance the story and explained as the plot was expanded. I am tired of being trolled for credits by authors breaking up their story into “episodes” to bleed consumers dry. In fact I refuse to finish story lines despite already investing book after book. I removed one star however for the book coming to an abrupt end without completion. I will buy the next however because it really was 34 hours of entertainment.

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  • Al
  • 01-11-2021

Pure awesomeness

I was completely captivated from the beginning to the end of this book. It was highly entertaining and had several new concepts at least to me. This book was far more then your typical cultivation novel. Going to read the next volume on KU now..

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  • Joe
  • 15-12-2021

Kind of twisted and overrated

This audiobook was really puzzling. In the beginning it appears to set up the main character as Zach - the person fated with stopping the "monster" that destroyed the world. However this person only gets about 25% of the plotline. Instead the book provides hours about the main character, the monster Ryun, in a misguided attempt in trying to garner sympathy with his situation and turn the tables into making him an antihero. Except he does not have the necessary redeeming qualities. It's like emphathizing with Hitler because you learn a Jewish person killed his girlfriend so his murder of innocent children and women etc is understandable. I wasted way too many hours waiting to see why the author spent so much time on this character. Sure there is some lame mention of a power that sort of possesses him for some of the time but does not adequately cover all his actions. He has the stunted emotional maturity of a school shooter and really who wants to root for someone like that.

Not to mention Ryun is laughably overpowered. Every single action he takes provides him with godlike power as to drain any suspense from the plot. Trust me, save the credit and skip this one.

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  • Donald
  • 04-11-2021

Brilliant !!

This book was an amazing listen, narration was on point! Looking forward to the next book. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-12-2021

A Cultivation Novel Like No Other

This one was quite different from all the other ones. Over 30 hours, hugely interesting and unique despite the concept being pretty common. The characters in this book are good and the changes in perspective synergize well creating a single coherent story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-11-2021

Brilliant - truly!

I hardly ever write reviews. But this was worthy.

I cannot recommend this book more highly for a fan of LitRPG or especially if you are also a fan of epic fantasy. The main protagonist is layered and real.

Huge Congrats to the Author. What a great book.

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  • Bryce jacobsen
  • 27-11-2021

poor pacing

Too much talk about power levels with no context in the beginning. Author gives no scale and no build up for how strong they're supposed to be. You don't start with the main characters at god tier. Wasts too much time talking about power levels and weapons of people who die instantly. Why should I care? I've heard worse narrator performances, but overall it was pretty flat and sounded a bit like a grandparent telling a story to their grandkids.

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  • Nicholaspoiuy
  • 23-11-2021

Reasonable attempt at western Wuxia, Xianxia

The audiobook is a very decent 30 hour plus listen, and Phil Thorn dose a great job narrating the story.

The overall rating for book suffers from a number of failings. The story, while epic in scope, and world building can only go so far in entertaining the reader. The three main problems with this story are 1) the characters are uninspired, uninteresting and one dimensional. There are two main characters. One is a kind of anti hero, yet he is very shallow. I would describe him as a psycho, murder hobo, lone wolf, vigilante suffering from extreme ASD. The other other is a ultra stiff, law abiding, shallow know it all. So we are stuck with the telling of the story of two characters who are both uninteresting and impossible to care for. 2). As both characters are so shallow, there is very little good dialogue. Most of the story is the authors descriptions and the integral monologues of these two boring heroes. There is no good banter between side kicks or enemies. 3) the story stars with both MCs already at Demi god status, with full skill sheets and very OP. We get to listen to huge read outs of their skills, perks, dao, etc yet we never lived through how they got all these skills.

Because of the above three failings I can not recommend this book. If you want to read epic western wuxia / Xianxia I would recommend the Cradle series by Will Wright or The Defiance before the Fall by JF Brink, or He who Fights Monsters by Shirtaloon or Dungeon Crawler Carl by Dimerin, The Good Guys / Bad Guys or Reborn Apocalypse or the Noob town series etc These have much better hero’s and villains and much better dialogue and progression. If you wan read epic Wuxia / Xianxia, I would recommend I Shall Seal The Heavens by Er Gen or Coilng Dragon by IET.

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  • Morris
  • 03-11-2021

Cultivation craziness and very addictive.

This book is a masterpiece and I will be continuing this series in its entirety. It follows two POVs, both MCs are total badasses (one more than the other though) and their experience after the earth's integration into the framework (system).

Ivan has done a great job with world building and the story has a great plot. Moreover, the narrator has done an amazing job.

At times like this I wish I could go into the future to complete the series in one sitting.

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  • sloth
  • 26-12-2021

amazing!!

absolutely excellent loved this book can't wait for the next installment Phil did a good job as well it's a must have👍

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  • Mardigann
  • 16-11-2021

Decent cultivation novel

I really feel like I got alot for my credit with this book. For such a long book it flows well and not alot of parts that make you want to skip or speed up the book. wouldn't say it was amazing but definitely enjoyable and will be purchasing the next volume and am interested to see where it will be going.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-11-2021

Epic

Probably best book I've listened to this year. Litrpg cultivation with a complex but well written system. Complicated and flocking bad ass mc. Characters really well written and the story is just so good 🙂

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