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Contains The Expansion (book one) and The Upheaval (book two) of the Legend of the Arch Magus series.

An Arch Magus dies, only to find himself in the body of a young man in a medieval kingdom. He finds out that he is the second son of a Duke, exiled to a desolated town by his own family. Shackled by the notorious reputation of his new shell, he tries his best to develop his domain, implementing new policies and innovations, leading his subjects to prosperity. In this world where magic is undeveloped, he shall once again pave a new path. 

©2018 Michael Sisa (P)2020 Podium Audio

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Legend of the Arch Magus: Publisher's Pack

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Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Histoire
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
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Podium did the right thing here

When the author posted on his Patreon about an audiobook, the first thing that popped into my head was "This will be a waste of a credit". Because as I much as I love this series, the books are very short. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found that Podium combined the first 2 books into 1. Hopefully they continue to do so with the following books as well.

Story wise, this series is one of my favorites. This first popped up in a LitRPG forum on Goodreads, and while it's not GameLit or LitRPG everyone loved it, and so I stupidly started reading this before bed one night and ended up missing work the next day. This book has 2 things I love reading about: overpowered main characters, and town building. If you like those elements, then you will love this series.

Narration wise, I've never heard of Tom Taylorson but he did a stellar job. The first chapter I was hesitant about him, but he got good fast and I was impressed with all his different voices. I look forward to more of his work.

Anyway I'm bad at reviews, but these books are a great read, and becoming an audiobook has made them even better. and though I questioned wasting a credit on them, this was a credit well spent.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Started great, ended “good”

Honestly, this was a fun story with a great narrator! It was reasonably original and I found the main character interesting enough to keep me wanting more. Where it fell short though, was in the second half of the story. It began to feel just like any other rebirth story with an OP protagonist. It started out in such a way that I was excited to see this arch magus struggle to regain his power and exert his authority, but after about half way through the book, he immediately has no trouble conquering any obstacles before him. If there’s no struggle, even internally, then there are no stakes. No stakes, then no tension. Lots of potential, just squandered in the end.

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another "Gary sue"

The story has some fun points, but overall it's sort of boring. The MC is so overpowered and knowledgeable that nothing could possibly harm him. At no point, in either book 1 or 2, was the MC ever challenged. The performance is decent, but hearing "young master" so many times, over the course of the books, began to.put my teeth on edge. Overall a lack luster attempt at fantasy

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  • Au global
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Good books

I do like how the "POV" always change and that we often find ourselves in one of a dying character. This serie, so far, is more of a town building type of book than a cultivation one. I do recommand for people who like this kind of book. I did enjoy it a lot.

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  • Au global
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I’ve listened to many mmorpg/fantasy tales…

This is simply the best. Absolutely love the premise. The narrator is amazing, not only proficient at changing voices but the speed and style of delivery is consistent with the characters! Can’t wait to see how the great Arch mage makes his impact on this interesting world!

  • Au global
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  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Has potential but really needs a professional editor

The story has potential, the premise is great.
That said, there are a lot of unnecessary information. The dialog between characters is hindered a lot by the grammar. The constant use unnecessary curse words « Bastards » and the inconsistency when describing a group of people or similar situations makes it difficult to continue.

It would be a great story is properly edited. For now, I would not recommend.

I stopped not even halfway through the book.

  • Au global
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Worth your time

Very simply written but written well. Narration was good (4/5). Story was engaging and well paced.

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A bit disappointing

I gave this book a fair chance - actually making it through the first “book” in the publisher’s pack. Nothing much happens. If you enjoy a know it all OP MC doing city building without any challenges or investigation into his backstory for 4 hours, this book is for you. Characterization is weak: the MCs psychotic humanitarianism is only benevolent in comparison with the villain’s habit of eating children.

The prose and performance is good enough that I could make it through about 6 hours, and could tolerate listening to the rest. It’s certainly not the worst out there. I’m sure this book is fantastic for the right audience.

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Good +

Very well written. Tempo on the slow side but still interesting enough to go on listening. Half the young master could have been cut without losing anything. I will buy the next audiobook.

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Surprisingly adorable

As some other review describes accurately: its a mashup of isekai with fantasy kingdom management. Oh, truly delightful. So happy I bought this!
I swear if it was lengthier I wouldn't mind at all. So good!

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  • Kernman
  • 2020-05-06

Unique story, but could have used a thesaurus

I won’t criticize the story, because it was fairly unique. I don’t like writing negative reviews, especially for new, young authors, but how can one learn if they don’t look at their critics too. I struggled to finish this. Although the main character had absolutely no backstory whatsoever, I thought it was a interesting take on the fantasy genre for a while, but pretty soon, my eye rolls and frustrations got the better of me. I had to look up the author’s Amazon page, and after reading his bio, his mistakes make more sense. Sisa is clearly young and new at this writing thing, and it shows in this work. I admire people who give it a shot, I know I couldn’t do it. So if Sisa is reading this, please take this as constructive.

I know its nitpicking, but I just couldn’t get past the repetitive use of the same verbs and adjectives. For example, every character in the story used “damn bastard” when describing an enemy. I mean, it was so much that it became distracting. Also, “he froze in fear” and “shook in terror” and other similar phrases didn’t need to be used every time something strange happened. The kicker for me was the use of “those guys.” Who in medieval-styled fiction says guys to describe a group of people? That’s modern slang and it takes the reader/listener right out of the story, at least two dozen times. Change it up a bit and use genre words that fit the period. And for the love of god, the expression is “he bit his tongue” when deciding not to say what’s on your mind, not “he bit his lips.” So, again, I’m not criticizing the story. But hopefully the author will learn that the wrong choice of words, or repetition of certain phrases will take the reader out of the story very quickly.

Ok, rant over.

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  • Au global
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2020-04-27

Tossing in random slavery and torture

The book is not as amazing as everyone here says, there is almost no relationships between characters like they meet he tells them what he wants like some random dude playing a RTS gama and then it moves on.

There is also alot of scenes describing torture and super evil and vile ppl but no glimmers of that ever being resolved. fat incompetent leaders eating and beating ppl to death and there is no point to it like no thought of maybe this should be somthing some1 should be againts. The plot moves fast with the townbuilding wich is 90% and super slow with the actual plot and him getting to know the world and other ppl. im 10hrs in and he has no friends no love interests and no close relationships other than as "master" servant feels pointless and booring.

WHY IS HE EVEN BUILDING UP THE TOWN? whats the motivation? Hes not interested in becoming a king but he needs more power? hes not interested in changing the laws of slavery or stopping the war just letting shit happen even tough hes pretty much a god to these ppl.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Niel Causing
  • 2020-04-14

Really Good World Building, but Poor Characters.

This is a pretty solid "rebirth" story, but it could have been so much better! The pacing is there, world building is a check! But the emotional attachment is close to none. Because the the author chooses to focus on the progression of the town, with the book being so short with multiple povs, you can tell it sacrifices any emotional development from the MC to other supporting characters because by the end of the first book you can see the MC hasn't developed, which I thought the point of a "rebirth" story was a catalyst for just that: baggage from a previous life to be addressed.

Overall it isn't bad story, it's one of the most polished stories with this concept I've read, and the narrator is PERFECT. He has great range and to me he helps get past the lack of emotional depth because of his performance. So thumbs up on this one, it maybe flawed, but there is alot of growth left!

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  • Ijw
  • 2020-04-25

torure warning

Pleasant low-level Mary Sue world-building, game fantasy, yarn turns into torture yarn just to make pump up the ratings I guess

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  • Cory
  • 2020-04-14

Big Red Alert you won't be able to put this down

Big Red Alert I thought I just listened to it for half an hour before I went to bed I just ended up spending the entire day and night listening to this Non-Stop and I have to say it is one of the better Town building non litrpg books it's a great start to series that hopefully will not take more than 4 months to get put on Audible this is a book that leaves you wanting more and glad of it

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  • Rolande😄
  • 2020-08-09

I'm really disappointed.

This is DEFENETLY a spoiler.



I understand taking inspiration from other works to inspire your writing as an author myself, but this is too much.



I bought this story, a couple months ago, and although the writing was kind of abysmal, I was able to finish it. The dialogues are stunted and choppy and the characters are so one dimensional it's comical. But the one thing I loved about the book was the story. It was interesting, and just the type of story that I was looking to read. I was curious as to how he would develop the town and how the main character would came up with inventions from his old life. Just to find out today that the story is basically a ripoff a Chinese manga called "Release that witch" this manga was released in 2016 by an author called Er Mu and completed in July 2019, and honestly, the story is done so much better with the original than this. I will say it is not 100% ripoff.

The main character is different in the way that he uses magic, and that he is reincarnated differently, but the fact that he was hated before and that he used to be promiscuous, and that he has an old man buttler is exactly the same, that they're fighting for the throne. that it it a border down with no resources and beastly animals we're attacking, even giving workers and soldiers extra egg for rewards is the same, and so much more, it is close enough that it is a complete put off. I feel like I wasted my time reading this now because I struggled through the writing. And I wasted my money when I could be supporting the original author. I liked the story so much, and to find out the story doesn't even belong here is really not cool.

I will recommend reading the original it is an interesting story.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Darkcozbo
  • 2020-04-15

Great series

The books are great pace fun magic lots of action. Narrater is does a good job adds a little something to the story not taking anything away. He has more books out and is writing more so Don’t worry about waiting for the next one.

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  • GGT
  • 2020-04-17

Awesome series

Really nicely done start to a reincarnation series. I’m really hype for the next two books to come out soon.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-04-15

Wow!

I was not expecting this to be so good. Great Narrator and story. Going to add this to my multi listen list.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-04-20

wow!

I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book, I was enthralled within the first 2 chapters, I highly recommend this book!

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