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Trial by Fire: A LitRPG Dragonrider Adventure

Archemi Online Chronicles, Book 2
Série: Archemi Online Series, Livre 2
Durée: 14 h et 15 min
5 out of 5 stars (37 évaluations)

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Description

One man. One game. One adorable baby dragon.

Two weeks ago, Hector Park cheated death by uploading his mind to the ultra-immersive fantasy RPG game, Archemi. After exposing the rotten heart of an order of dragon knights, he’s now on the run with a young queen dragon who could one day become the most powerful mount in the game. 

To get strong enough to face their enemies, they need a quest - a big one. Fortunately, trouble has a way of finding Hector, and it does - in the form of a series of brutally murdered priests, a king in desperate need of a hero, and a beautiful, fiery berserker. The risk? Huge. The payoff? More gold than a dragon’s hoard.

There's only one problem - Archemi is haunted by the ghost of a mad developer bent on making the game his personal playground. And now that the world outside has vanished in a storm of nuclear fire, there's no one left to stop him.

Or at least, that’s what he thinks. Because Hector isn't the kind of man to take this shit lying down.

©2018 James Baldwin (P)2018 James Baldwin

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Trial by Fire: A LitRPG Dragonrider Adventure

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  • Kim
  • 2019-11-10

Great book

I was given book 1 of this series and loved it. As soon as book 2 came out in audio I snapped it up. I love the characters and the storyline, add my favorite narrators and this series is a best seller in my mind. I wish that my eyesight was good enough to read books again so that I could read more of James Osirus Baldwin's books.

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Just as good as the first

Baldwin continues to impress! Book 2 continues the plotline in a new realm, introducing new characters and new quests. Hector, the main character, continues to be likable. He also continues to win great successes while simultaneously making things worse, similar in feel to the Harry Dresden books. There's not a lot of news about the real world beyond Archemi Online, but there are a few hints scattered in the pages (er... lines). The book also seemingly ignores most of the main quest, instead focusing on a murder mystery that Hector needs to solve in order to stay safe from the pursuing, angry dragonriders he pissed off in book 1. But as the quest comes together, we come to realize that it's all connected - very satisfying.

As in book 1, there's a lot of crude language and swearing in the book. It's not obnoxious, but there's a lot of it, so be warned not to listen around little kids. There's also one brief sex scene that was more explicit than I expected - well written and short and not out of character, but a bit surprising. Other than that, there's some mild descriptions of torture off screen and threats of genocide, but nothing that was super off-putting in a fantasy adventure.

The readers (Soundbooth Theatre) continue to be a delight. It's refreshing to have music, sound effects and different voices, and they did a good job. This particular book introduced two accents we heard a lot - a kind of Bohemian Eastern-European accent used by most of the NPCs and an Australian accent used by another player. Both took a few minutes to get used to, but both readers did a good job of making every character sound distinct.

I will be pre-ordering book 3 as soon as that's an option.



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  • Simon Kim
  • 2019-10-09

Great performance, decent writing

The audio performance made by the studio and the performers are excellent enhancing the words of the book greatly.

However, the plot and the writing becomes frustrating with the main character showing falling for the tricks of the antagonist over and over again with the same tricks. The author attempts to bring political intrigue and conflict for the main cast to wade its way through, but the antagonist is so simple and incompetent that he is forced to bring down the intelligence of the main cast to make it dramatic. The greatest frustration is having a competent character from the first book not learning anything from his previous experiences and suddenly taking an extra dose of stupidity.

***Spoilers***


The main antagonist of the story is a usurper of the throne in a country bound by honour. A medieval city where the honor or at least the pretense of honour is important and the main antagonist humiliated the rightful ruler with what is essentially a recorded porno. The main cast are introduced to the evil ruler as a benign and rude but slowly the readers learn that he is dishonorable, will mouth that he is honorable, but acts in bad faith. I say the readers learn, because the characters say that they know this man is unreliable and deceitful but still trust him anyways. They know that he sacrifices loyal honorable men that are loyal to the throne but willingly walks into the same traps over and over again.

They learn he's a racist. Okay that's fine, racism is an issue that many medieval cities had.

They learn he had an honorable older brother that killed himself. Okay here's the hook

They learn the story of how the honorable older brother was kicked out of the family under suspicious circumstances.

They find the older brother who reveals clearly that the younger is evil, in a cult, has no honor. They decide, maybe this guy is not too good

They get wrongfully arrested by the younger brother and receive a mission to complete for the return of his dragon. The main character learns this mission was a trap. The main character completes the mission and returns to the ruler and expects him to behave honorably and receives the escort of a high ranking member of his court to retrieve the dragon. At this point, we saw the ruler stake a high ranking member of his court with no explanation given to the main cast. Why would the main character believe that retrieving his dragon would not be a trap?

I had to stop listening at this point. I love the main cast, but by partnering an incompetent villain, the author has to bring down the competency of the rest of the cast making it difficult to listen to.

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  • Mary
  • 2020-03-21

Thought it would be better

The story is very predictable, with juvenile protagonist who acts more like a high school child that a harden veteran. The love interest is typical anime character with big boobs. The dragon was the only one that was endearing and you wanted to win in her struggles. I don’t think I will be getting the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-11

Amazing from start to finish!

By far the best LitRPG book I've ever read. The performance is amazing, it truly draws you into the characters. Another amazing book by Baldwin. Can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Jason Dando
  • 2019-11-05

loved the story and interplay between characters

I absolutely loved this book from the interactions between characters to the plot twists. there was only one spot I found I didnt really care for near the end of the book but I dont want to say to much about it because some people might enjoy twist and I dont want to ruin it for them. 100 percent worth getting this book though.

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  • Joseph Martinez
  • 2019-11-02

Loved it.

This book was truly amazing. I absolutely loved the story, it was engaging and kept me enthralled from start to finish. The characters were also very well written, and the voice actors did a fantastic job bringing them to life for me. I just started this series and I cannot wait for book three to come out.

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  • Nightling
  • 2019-10-05

Great continuation of the story

The story continues on with this book. New characters are introduced while old ones lurk in the behind the scene. Bonds are created and weather through several trails. The narrative is spot on with just enough sound effects to be distracting. I highly recommend this series to anyone look for a great epic story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-05

Love it

I love this series. The characters, the world, and the story. Keep it up.

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  • Jason T. Reff
  • 2020-09-01

fun

a very fun read.
i highly recommend.
dont think about it.
just buy it and read it.

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  • Lairex
  • 2020-08-25

yet another great book

just like the last book, you can feel the characters emotions from the lev of detail in the story, and alot of very funny and relatable memes

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-08-10

I disliked one thing in this book

that was at the kept working for the king. even though they need to tell he was the bad guy it kept working for him. that really annoyed me

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