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lacking in suspense and excitement

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-19

I feel like the author forgot to incorporate the fun in the story. The battles feel like they drag on needlessly. And the flow is just terrible. The terra army can somehow pulverize nearly a million nelhim with support from there jelly fish gods but then when the biggest threats are gone and there numbers are pathetic the author continues to drag it out like there remaining 100k is a true threat. Every action is depicted as grandiose and tide changing but then it's like it never happened. Worst part is with the way Dave keeps yammering on about how he could decimate all challengers with his tech but has to keep it hidden removes all the suspense that they might lose. it's at the point where they should be facing the pantheon or the jukal. Dragging out the story for an "event" that spans multiple books is killing the series for me.

battles drag on

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-15

as the story moves from fantasy adventure to an rts style story the battles drag on forever with no clear direction. given the abilities and lack of in the opponent they should have taken out the commander instead they faced them straight up and got plenty of Poe killed just to make a point. Plus taking the mc out thru the dumb mechanic of hurting yourself thru leveling up is pretty dumb.

good story and narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-14

definitely liking the story and the more annoying characters "steve" have toned down the jokes which is great. the skills ai giver is pretty irritating in this book well more then previous books and the amount of times the stat sheet plays is terrible. The depth of the world and the impact the raiders have is well done tho I kinda wish they were handed less special treatment from Bob so they could truly take pride in it. Tho I suppose if you think less game and more war prep it makes sense.

best one so far

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-13

Great story and the the narration is top notch. The terrible jokes and puns are held to a minimum which is excellent. The character progression is odd with all the stats that mean little when u can just bash in the head of someone much stronger like the dark lords champion few books back lol. Also odd that only dia gets to become a player when many of the Poe raiders die in the raids.

4 star story 1 star humour.

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-07

The narrator does a great job and there are many likeable characters. The story is fresh and well paced. But those jokes are pathetic and the mc is not funny at all. Why does he tell himself so many bad jokes is it to torture the reader? Also the relationship feels like too much too soon. Some relationships can progress quickly like that it just seems to easy and not really entertaining without an obstacle or two.

good story but..

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-07

great series and narration. tempo works against it tho as the story fails to connect all the varied stories and elements. also the story ends on a massive debriefing and information session no fun to be had in a military and progress report. the split between exploration crafting and management is poorly balanced. should be 2/3 character development and story with 1/3 on skills crafting and dungeon management. bogs down the fun aspects of the story with information diatribes that ruin the pacing.

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cliche tired repetitive

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-26

To start loved the first book it was original, dark with decent characters and progression. this one is not that. its cliche with the whole cursed sword sacrifice speel which is overplayed and I expected way more from the author after the originality of the first. The story is depressing in its execution of events always dark without comic relief in the form of banter between the expiditionary party like the previous title. Very repetative seen in the hundredth time u have to listen to orics nightmare or hear his backstory which was beaten to death in book one. Not to mention the idiotic little girl who spends the whole book lashing out at her father. Lastly the end was terrible and predictable major contrast from intro novel. narration was decent but the word piety and impious are pronounced wrong starts as pie not pee . odd error for a pro like that.

boring and repeptitive

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-18

the start is slow, boring and many of the story elements are Reskins of the last series. the 2 mains being inverted but still a stealth and a warrior. way too much political maneuvering and half talk. the female lead reminds me alot of noriko and not in a good way. she adopts her selfishness which was hard to listen to b4 not interested in a repeat.

that ending jesus

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-17

I was enjoying the story greatly till the author destroyed his own characters. most of the conflict in this book makes no sense to me. Spoilers@@@ Why would ryu have lost his abilities for killing a night blade like renzo but not when shigure or orochi died he was much more invested and conflicted then. why make noriko such a selfish arrogant dbag for half the book. And the way the main fight ended is disgraceful. if it was a group battle I'd understand but talk about a terrible way to end ryus last duel. all that training and work to be bailed out like he wasn't strong enough just the decoy. Why cant the mc ever succeed on there own merits. it's always a prophecy or some last minute sacrifice or saving/interference. Not much to be proud of.

Reminded me of the star wars ending where u follow Luke's growth for 3 movies just so his daddy can bail him out, seems the good guys are always inferior and needing saving. Which makes sense throughout the book but at the end you'd think they could bridge the gap. I think had she protected him from many hunters and watched his back while he took out the leader it would have been much more enjoyable. They could have swapped out like a tag team alternating between dueling and protecting the duelist or have made the old man more of a fighter to give each of them a worthy rival at the end. Either way i felt sorry for him. If u break it done hes failed at everything.

what happened to the series

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-28

Great narration. That being said the previous books had flaws but were funny as hell but this book is just flawed. The characters ooze insecurity, jealousy, pettyness and immaturity. It feels like they developed backwards. All the annoying bickering between the girls and the way toffle acts is pitifull, hardly entertaining in any way. also strange that Ver seems to get less intelligent as time passes. he was never bright but I feel hes written to be an idiot just to try and make a scene humorous rather then it being the way the character would develop naturally. Lastly the relationship with alice and the skeleton is an epic fail skelly was the best points of humour in the last 2 books now hes just boring.