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  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • Written by: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Jeffrey on 2018-04-08

Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-08

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was pleasantly surprised by this book

  • By Jeffrey on 2017-10-20

I was pleasantly surprised by this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-10-20

I bought this title not at all knowing what to expect. The reviews I read suggested it borrowed a lot from the Wheel of Time, so that piqued my interest. I found that there was similarities, but this trilogy truly was it's own thing. It has all the plot depth and lovable characters that make a great story. can't wait to experience the next in the series!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful