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Publisher's Summary

A side quest adventure in the same world as the best-selling Awaken Online series. This story takes place after the end of Awaken Online: Precipice.

Riley's real-life took a nosedive after her confrontation with Alex. The girls at school torment her and she feels powerless to do anything about it. At the same time, Jason has mysteriously disappeared, sending only a terse cryptic message to Riley and Frank.

With some time on her hands and with her frustration with her real-life reaching a breaking point, Riley decides to strike off on her own in-game. Her goal is to investigate the quest related to the strange bow she discovered in the dungeon north of Peccavi. Yet events quickly spiral out of control as she discovers that the bow's former owner has set her along a path of vengeance - with an entire city hanging in the balance.

©2017 Travis Bagwell (P)2017 Travis Bagwell

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poor

performance was fine as usual. the story was really off putting though. Didnt bother finishing the book, i’ll just wait for the next book that continues the story with the main character rather than this side character bs

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  • Mike
  • 03-11-2017

A fantastic expansion of the AO universe


I’ve been waiting a year to hear how Jason explained away the dead bodies! Do we get good clean answers explaining about how the butler (Alfred) did it in the bedroom with the dagger? Not a CLUE (get it?)!

Instead, David Stifel wonderfully narrates this side bar story line that tightened the addiction I know I have for the Awaken Online universe. Darn you BAGWELL!!! Please, please do not turn into a Robert Jorden and pass away before the story is done. Don’t turn into a John Ringo and get bored with a story line and walk away after 3 or 4 instalments! Please Travis, stay happy, stay healthy and keep typing!

Read / listen to the first 2 books. They are worth the credits (audible) or the kindle down load. These are the foundations to the AO world. Mr. Bagwell does not spend time flash backs to bring new readers up to date (thank you). You will be enthralled with the world that Bagwell paints and the characters he skillfully develops.

I do not know Bagwell’s background or if he has people helping him with the social and mental material on bullied teens, but as a father of bullied teen, I can say he dead on the mindset of the bulling problem and how cruel kids can be to each other and themselves. This book is a great case study of a person going from victim to victor. The details of the world and characters are vivid. And he uses those details to pull you deeper into the story.

This story is worth the credit. The story line is binge worthy. Scratch off a day of work or give up a night of sleep. The story is that good.

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  • Pinto
  • 08-12-2017

Didn't let me down for one second

This series has become my most recommended and gifted books I've come across. If you are new to the genre than there is no better start than here.

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  • Mythology fan
  • 23-01-2018

Helluva side quest

Great story in the series and great character enhancement of Reilly. I wish the main story was embellished upon

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  • Alex
  • 05-01-2018

Awesome series!!!!

I love this series can’t wait for the release of the next books in this series!!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-2018

cliffhangers!

The first story? A cliffhanger. The second story? A cliffhanger. The third story? The same cliffhanger!

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  • Liza
  • 19-12-2017

Great

I think that this “side quest” idea was great. I hope that there are more to come in addition to the main storyline! Maybe one for frank?

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  • Charlie A.
  • 05-12-2017

wow great addition

for a side story this was well put together. Just wish the other first side story was on audible too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2018

Great Story

I have fallen in love with the Awaken Online universe and its characters. Jason, normally the main character, is always fun to follow, but I'm really happy we finally got to follow Riley and really flesh out her character. She is a powerful woman and it was nice to get to know her and her story. I really hope at some point we also get a Frank book too!

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  • charles schultz
  • 16-04-2018

when is the next book coming out.

OK, I love this series. very addictive. I do like the first and second books better but this one is good too.

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  • Travis Hutchinson
  • 11-02-2018

deliciously fun

All 3 books are some if the most fun you will have and you won't put them down it in this case turn them off

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  • the dfp accord
  • 02-05-2018

It's a side story

A side story that to me, really did not add much more than a new interesting class and that is about it.

the story was alright it's more interesting about the character development. so I can't give this a full score since it really feels like a tedious yet rewarding side quests. so a 4/5 is all I will give it.

the performance is as always, brilliant.

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  • David Cooke
  • 05-02-2018

enjoyed a lot would recommend

a nice addition to the previous books and a closer look at Riley Who originally I did not like but after this book and the kind of turmoil that she goes through really made me enjoy the way that she growed. you kind of need to have read the first two books to get a sense of the world. overall I liked a lof

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  • Ash
  • 21-12-2017

Excellent

Great side quest. Wasn’t disappointed and the story opens up the world a bit more. I’m just itching for book three

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  • Robert
  • 17-12-2017

Short but Good

Nice to see the AO world growing and to get character progression for Riley. It is a bit short but still an excellent listen

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  • James Wright
  • 12-12-2017

Great side line story. Character building......

Another long awaited book. When is the next one out. A little short but still enjoyable.

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  • Kaylee
  • 20-11-2017

Perfect narration for this amazing world.

I adore this series! so well put together by the author and it is read amazingly. I adored the first two books and couldn't stop listening..the wait felt so long for retribution but it was so worth it. Seeing the world from a different viewpoint was great and it has made me love Riley more. I hope this isn't the only side quest. I think the amount of referencing to Jason is spot on. It's there enough to know it is the same game, but it is truly Riley's story. Travis Bagwell is definitely a gem of a writer and I am so happy to have stumbled on this nerdy, funny, awesome series. It is most certainly up there with my favourite books right now.

I could not imagine another voice reading out the ao books, the narration fits perfectly. Even when reading the text I hear it in David Stifel's voice 😂. I hope Travis and David collaborate together more and more as it just works. Mr Stifel is also turning into a bit of a favourite too.

All in all..I'm waiting for the next one not so patiently! Luckily I find the books very repeatable ..So I shall go and listen again and enjoy them just as much. Thank you!