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Publisher's Summary

They say that death is the end. That isn’t true if you’re a necromancer....

When Jakub graduates from the Queen’s magic academy as a necromancer, he’s granted a license to raise things from the dead. 

His first assignment is to recover the corpse of a traitor, resurrect him, and find out what secrets he told the enemy. 

When he learns that the traitor’s body is missing, he's in trouble, and things only get worse when he realizes that he isn’t the only person looking for it. Mages, necromancers, cannibals, and warriors all stand in his way as he fights to find the truth. 

With instructors seeing his dark childhood as a reason he shouldn’t have been allowed to graduate as a necromancer, Jakub can’t afford to fail. 

This is a fantasy action story with video-game-like elements, such as Jakub levelling up his necromancer spells and abilities. It has some bad language and violence. Book 2 coming soon!

©2018 Deck Davis (P)2019 Deck Davis

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  • Lon Hokanson
  • 14-05-2019

A fun story

I just want to say that I loved Ludwig! This is a fun story, and a good entry in the litrpg genre. Check it out!

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  • Shantul Nigam
  • 10-04-2020

Great Story marred by a horrible performance

Story is very good and I would recommend it only for the story, if you can get the Kindle book or other platforms, I would recommend that. For me, that is not a viable solution so I need to decide if the next book, with the same narrator is worth it. For an Audible book, I expect that the performance would help draw you in to the book. In this case, there is no difference in intensity between someone throwing up or the climax of a battle... Even worse, the person can't do female voices. The main female character is a strong athletic woman so you expect a voice like Kate Beckinsale in Underworld but what you get in Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan. Audible really needs to start weeding out these bad narrators.

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  • steven
  • 30-07-2019

hidden gem

So start of by saying this is a honest review for a code. now secondly just wow this book was so good and I havent heard anything about it? whats up with that? well the system itself is quite unique and it explains so many things no one takes the time too, thinking egh they play games they know. characters you could connect too, narrator did a good job, world wasnt shown a whole lot but from what we did see it felt like a real place. all in all I Will be recommending this one to all.

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  • David-Alan Hight
  • 21-05-2019

no

boring. trying to get through this book is a slog. theres just nothing to hold your interest.

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  • TrustedReviewerFTW
  • 25-06-2019

The audiobook is amazing! Don't hesitate...buy now

I will say right off the bat. This was an amazing audiobook. I was completely sucked into the world. Davis did an excellent job with the world building here. I really can’t say enough about it. So far out of all of the books I have read on necromancy, this one gets it right in my opinion. I picture the class as a creepy, gross, and dark. This story delivers that. The main character and side characters are fleshed out big time. I found myself attached to each and every one of them. Jakub’s wolf companion is very likable and you really appreciate their relationship. The alternative dimension, The Gray Lands, was extremely interesting and spooky It is a purgatory where dead folks go initially. The necromancers can bring folks back to life in the Gray Lands but it is only a temporary length of time. Matthew Broadhead does a very good job in this book. I found his voices for the characters entertaining and I was never bored. My biggest gripe with the book was how light the litrpg elements were. The cover says “A LootRPG Series” so I was expecting a lot more. There are some, but I was disappointed with the small amount. All in all, I really loved this audiobook – I give it 8.75 stars out of 10. I could have gone higher if it delivered more litrpg elements.

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  • Mark
  • 15-05-2019

Really cool take on LitRPG and Fantasy

I was getting a little jaded with steady barrage of meh LitRPG that has been released lately. This was a refreshing take on adding video game mechanics to a well thought out fantasy world. MC levels by collecting essence from the dead with video game like loot and items.

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  • MyFitness
  • 26-09-2020

Great story!

Loved this book. Found it difficult to stop listening.. Moving onto book 2 now and very excited.

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  • ProBuilder
  • 28-06-2020

Pretty terrible..

I finish every book that I start, this one was a serious challenge. The writing style is reminiscent of a story I would have written in 6th grade. That's if I had only 2 days to complete the assignment. The book is full of disjointed themes with absolutely no story line direction. It feels as if nothing was thought out, no planning, and you're just rambling along. The narrator has a decent voice. However, he takes a very audible breath or sigh at the end of nearly every sentence. It's infuriating. He also reads the story as if he is telling it to a 3 year old (I have a 3 year old, so I would know). I had to listen to this book sped up in order for it to be at normal speed (he speaks slowly).

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  • Bryan S Guzman
  • 22-05-2019

no just no

the writer is clearly making a serious effort to craft a compelling fantasy making the world feel unique lived in and descriptive the writer really tries but honestly this is just a clunky mess with bad but such wonderful phrases as nature exploding from her eyeballs and terrible names for classic fantasy tropes like wet fire it's really hard to take this seriously it really doesn't help that the protagonist is a petulant child about everything

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