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Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess.

He never returned.

Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

If he can survive the trials, Corin will earn an attunement, but that won't be sufficient to survive the dangers on the upper levels. For that he's going to need training, allies, and a lot of ingenuity.

The journey won't be easy, but Corin won't stop until he gets his brother back.

©2017 Andrew Rowe (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Fun

The whole book is structured like a dungeon crawler video game. Right down to the progression stats, loot system, items, and monsters. If you want to read a book that mirrors an RPG or rogue-lite format look no further.

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Overall a Great Listen

I enjoyed the story, really have nothing negative to say. It is in my opinion geared more towards a younger audience, in saying this, regardless I still found it entertaining. The bottom line is entertainment. Would I listen to a sequel- absolutely!! Nick Podel is an awesome narrator, I have listened to several books read by Podel and he does a great effort in taking on the characters in each story. Basically, any story that he takes on to narrate is a safe listen!!

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I love this book.

Just finished my second time through this book. I can't wait for the sequel. Donkey.

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Finished in 2 days as Harry Potter meets MMORPG

An amazing story filled with friendship, wit, and an interesting explanation of Magic. If you like fantasy and complex storylines, this book is for you! Nick Podehl's performance is very enjoyable while transports you to a magical world, his use of voices flawlessly distinguishes characters while keeping you entertained.

Overall a great story can't wait to read the next one!

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possibly my all time favourite

Fun story, great characters, original ideas and lots of mystery to keep you guessing. First book I loved enough to write a review for though I've listened to many great books.

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extremely well put together and we'll written.

though this is my second time listening to this book, the story is still gripping, the twists and turns still instill excitement.
I look forward to continuing my climb in the tower.

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Was getting sick if Lit-RPGs.... then this book...

I originally had a really tough tough time getting into this audio book. I was getting rather tired of the almost formulaic feeling of many lit RPG titles and was wondering if I had lost interest in the entire genre.

I came back to this book as I was waiting for some more credits to appear in my account Soni gave it another try to fill in the boring drive time.
I do have to say I am glad I did.

The story is decent, but what I really love is the characters. They were not just super heros in newbs clothing with some kind of mega mind that makes them have a hidden edge. They are flawed, interesting an relatable. I almost feel that the main character has a touch of Asperger's with how bad he is with understand social interactions while being well intentioned in almost every situation.

Add in a bit of Pan-sexuality for the main character without it being some sort of harem style sub-plot or even overtly sexual in tone in anyway (more so in a cute kind of way then sexy), and this book really breaks from the normal humdrum that is the average lit-RPG novel.

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A little slow

It took me a long time to like this book but by the end I'm fully onboard, I want the next one right now.

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  • Luc
  • 2019-09-05

Slow start, strong finish.

A bit of a slower start, but really picks up steam after the halfway point. Definitely leaves you wanting more by the end.

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The MMORPG novel I always wanted

The world works like an MMORPG and it's fantastic! The story is very interesting the characters are cool yet flawed, and the magic system is well done. Overall a solid book! Would definitely recommend to fantasy fans and gamers.

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  • 2020-01-13

Levels doesn't matter

So the levels of the power doesn't really matter as you can see even a first year student can hold off experienced higher level opponents with some prepping. Let's just make up stuff while we go, shall we? And the LGBT bit was dropped in like a bomb without preamble. It is got a good world setup but all gone to waste.

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  • Brian
  • 2019-04-10

The protagonist gets on your nerves...

I almost sent this book back, but I kept slogging through it because the story had some potential. I liked some of the characters, some interesting plot twists, but it could not stay on track. It obviously is playing on the success of the Harry Potter line, which I really enjoyed, but it did not do a good job. The plot had "dragon-sized" holes in it. The Tristan "thread" did not ring true or authentic. The whole story with Corin's family was very thin. What is up with Mom?! Corin's level of angst, second-guessing himself and seeming incompetence (which the author describes in excruciating, annoying detail) does not make sense based on the level of training he did. This book was unnecessarily long (please don't have a spell that takes over five seconds to say while you are in combat!). Having said all that I did finish the book.

I am still debating whether I will buy the second book. I have not read the reviews and I don't know if I can take any more of Corin Cadence. If I do, I will have to change my mindset. Just try to enjoy what is done well. I read/listen to a lot of this genre. This is not IMHO a book as good as Rowling, Card, Bujold, Hearne but it has some good points...just not enough of them.

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  • Midwest Male
  • 2019-03-22

juvenile

I assume the target audience is teens, because this book has no plot whatsoever. it's like a lame D&D RPG game brought to life. It essentially starts in a dungeon and assumes the reader gets excited by listening to how someone else chooses their adventure. literally that's how new characters are introduced....random encounters.

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  • Keith Murray
  • 2019-01-23

Book is pretty bad

The narration is good, but the story is honestly not very good and poorly written.

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  • Max
  • 2019-06-27

Good Story Ruined by Gender Studies Training Camp

The first book of this series is solid. Great world building. I love seeing the real world explanations of tropes from classic RPG type games. Characters are, for the most part, likable and enjoyable. The narration was solid. The problem with this book series is only hinted at in this first book, but I'm hoping to give people a warning before becoming invested in the series only to have it ruined by the second book. If you don't mind LGBTTQQIAAP politics (not a joke, i just googled that), then great, continue on. But, if the series morphing into a gender studies political training camp sounds like a deal breaker, then look at the reviews of future books to see if it's worth it before getting invested.

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  • User
  • 2019-02-10

Feels like an RPG

In most magic based series it's hard to understand how strong/skilled a person really is and even harder to truly understand their growth. This author made it a whole lot easier by giving us actual numbers and words any gamer could easily understand.

One of the reviews here states the reader couldn't get passed a certain point because the protagonist of the series isn't remotely as skilled with magic as the reader assumed he would be based on the characters background, I happen to disagree, but maybe we understood that background a little differently.

The main character grew up in a family famous for being very skilled in regards to dueling. In fact it is their militaristic prowess that helped them become nobles in the first place, the author makes it clear that the character was pulled out of public school to be privately trained for the previous 5 years in the art of dueling. And one could assume this meant magic too, but reading onward you should realize that until they receive an attunement magicians are fairly weak and have little to no useful skills. Thus, the character was brought up as a "melee" duelist, he happens to be far more skilled than most of his peers in terms of physical combat. Not magic although he certainly has potential.

I'm not in any way a writer so please pardon any grammatical errors, I have also begun the second book so I'll stop here to avoid any spoilers. Give this series a shot, I definitely believe it deserves it.

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  • Andrea
  • 2019-01-15

mc

an extremely unlikable main character, and even some of the side characters. I will not read the second book

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  • Matt V.
  • 2020-08-07

Easy to quit

There are maybe 2-3 books in my life that I haven’t finished, and this is one of them. Often, there are nagging questions or characters that I love too much to leave. I didn’t have any of those here. It is the first book that I will easily leave behind.

The main character stated that he was driven to a singular purpose, but we weren’t given any emotional ties to that purpose. It was simply stated and never demonstrated that the main character more than occasionally thought about this supposed purpose of getting to the tower.

The same lack of emotion was demonstrated with the main character’s relationship. Just being an LGBT relationship doesn’t automatically make it interesting or inspired. It felt artificial, like it was added as an afterthought. An LGBT relationship is likely a hurdle for many readers because they can’t relate. Situations like that would seem to require an even more compelling love story. However, this was not compelling or interesting. Nothing pulled my heart into this book.

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  • Andy Fullmer
  • 2020-06-30

Was good until 14hrs 41 min. Non-hetro.

The story was great until I got 14 hours 41 minutes into it. Main character accepts dating with a mysterious guy friend. Just not for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-11-30

Completely misleading book

This book had me pulled in and relating with the main character and took an awful turn in an attempt to be edgy.

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