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Aether's Blessing

Aether's Revival, Book 1
Written by: Daniel Schinhofen
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Every year, the empire administers the rite of passage into adulthood. That rite serves to identify those blessed by Aether to become magi. The new magi are shipped to the academy to learn the arts of magic.

The academy is a dangerous place; the tournaments held twice each year can cripple or kill the students, and the clans of the empire will go to great lengths to recruit the students they want.

Gregory had one dream: to become a magi like the legends of old. Though he was ridiculed by the residents of the village and his unsupportive father, he never wavered from his dream. Would his age day bring the fruition of his dreams, or would reality come crashing down on him?

(This audiobook contains some adult themes.)

©2020 Daniel James Schinhofen (P)2020 Daniel James Schinhofen

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ehats with all the high reviews

this book was sub par at best a teenage love story what little action there is is quickly over shadowed by romantic b.s I don't mind romance in books but there is a little too much in this book for me. I'm returning it.

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This book is awesome

This is a very will written book I can’t wait for the next boom to come out one the series Andrea parsneau fantastic as ever

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  • kevin
  • 2020-09-06

author missed being awesome... again.

tired far left tropes to be found here slavery and racism(+more) and then the female characters being better at most things then the male MC. the author had a great concept with work with actual other races other then the human race in the world almost could of shown us that the other race and mixed offspring where just like humans but had to be all blatant and boring smashing you the reader in the face with the don't be a racist slavery is bad flat out telling you and not showing you because the target audience would miss it if the message was shown instead of told like having Waldo take up both pages and the target reader still cant find Waldo. this is the second book I've tried from this author he almost can write a good book if he could only focus on entertaining people and showing us an epic tale and not pushing his political opinions. this one could be amazing if he could only keep his ranting and ravings out of it. okay rant over so this story had potential for some empire forsaken nobody fringer who grew up in a decent community be the chosen one who could rise up in power to right the wrongs who found true love and rise to the top together.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2020-08-31

whoa

This was SOOO different from what I expected from a schinhoffen book. Honestly its better than any of his other series, and im placing it above any of the wuxia books I've read except maybe the unsouled series, and maybe the cultivating chaos books depending on how the 2nd book turns out. Not a litrpg and the dirty stuff is missing from this book by a 95% difference then GFL and the others. The story is different from the average wuxia, mc isn't overpowered but the set up is interesting. The story focuses more on lore and world building with action where it needs to be, all while the mc is trying to discover his magic. Parsnips did great as always, and I have to rate this book 9/10 but a 5/5 if you go by stars.

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  • Elena Foulkes
  • 2020-09-11

I HATE PDA

this book is just a public display of affection that you can't walk away from because I wasted a credit on it I mean seriously this and just a sad attempt at writing a NEVER SEEN BEFORE commoner goes to a magic academy and tunes out to have a SUPER COOL POWER and completely derails and becomes a crappy romance that made me want to vomit and jump out a window and then walk up the stairs write this review and then jump out the window again and just keep going until I forget this book. I mean can u blame me I wasted ONE HOLE CREDIT on this and just between u and me I think there is a conspiracy around here and I won't be surprised if this doesn't make it out, can u blame me I had never seen a 4.9 rating before and the only review under 5 stars complained about the sex scene, and now I am just considering that I was taken to a dimension where this book is considered good and pigs fly oh and if the author is reading this you can't have my idea. what else didn't you like ? lets see lets see? well out of the hundreds of thousands of bad things about this book the ones that don't involve cursing are: that the characters are super bland and have nothing going for them no real personality that you can find in a real human being, the only personality traits that you can find is that he isn't racist he can wake up early and can read ho yea and that the first time he tried using naginata witch is just a spear he almost beat a grand master witch is kind of an insult to people who actually study and train to achieve things and not just become a grand master in one page of training. that the main characters life is just a crappy romance novel like wow this is so expensive I can't afford it. ill pay for it. no its too expensive but I lo I lov i really like you. oh okay the n you can buy it for me. and that is basically the hole book I mean can blame for jumping out the window. that he doesn't even go to a cutthroat or even dangerous academy I mean sure there are two tournaments a year but there kind of underwhelming and compared to books with school experiences like the name of the wind, dantes immortality or dawn of wonder this book is just plain crap because its not like the classes are hard numerous their just explained in one word BORING they are just plain boring and the mcs only friend is hi boring love interest that was supposed to betrothed I mean I was so happy when I heard that I mean I knew that​ it wouldn't last long but I mean I thought for a sec that​ he wouldn't keep pining and move on but we all now how that ends. so all I wanted to say or write is that this book is terrible that yous shouldn't get it and that there's a conspiracy afut so hope you listen to me and if you don't I told yo so.

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  • Chaz R.
  • 2020-09-02

knew nothing, love everything

I can't say a lot because there be spoilers, but I'll say this. I really appreciate the story breaking a particularly hated troupe of mine involving relationships. As well as letting the story flow like normal stories. No edgy plot, or surprise sadness and depression to make the character crawl back from the brink; i appreciate that at times. Also loved the bloopers at the end Andrea rocks and sounds adorable.

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  • Ed willson
  • 2020-09-23

Great! Nice Change of Pace

Great listen. I'm not a fan of harem novels, but Daniel gets my reads because they entertain me. Suprisingly this wasn't one. it's like a real mainstream novel. there is definitely potential for the series. I'll be waiting for the next one. Andrea was great as always. she's one of my favorite voice actors.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-17

Excellent book!

This book was on start to stop with no pauses. It was so good I couldn’t put it down not even to sleep. The only disappointing thing about it is as of the time I am reading this the second book hasn’t come to Audible yet. Also the bonus of the bloopers at the end of the book were hilarious I wish more audible books included that.

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  • Michael Thorp
  • 2020-09-08

Another great book by Schinhofen.

Excellent writing and storyline. Andi does a great job as always. I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Joseph
  • 2020-09-16

ok so at first I was like...

let's give it a whirl I mean I like the apocalypse gates and even if I can't sit and listen to them publicly cause I have a young boy and parts he's not supposed to hear yet. let's see how this book is... not gonna lie I love it world building is great it's far more suited to playing in the home with others around. also I am honestly reconsidering something I was doing in the past with my Asian theamed d&d games... namely how magic classes would work out. that aside I like the story I'm seeing I like the growth and I obviously love Andrea's rendition please keep doing this series? amazing voiceing and paceing... and I should no go to sleep stayed up two extra hours to finish the book

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  • TheBugEyedCow
  • 2020-09-16

Hahahahaha!!!

OMFG! I'm crying laughing. OK, taking a deap breath.... So, this is a fun book. I will be listening to the next one and I highly recommend listening to this one. The story is good with a great slow burn sense of world building and character development at just the right pace to keep us on the edge. The narrator was amazing! When you get lost in the story, you may take for granted her range and talent until the book is over... then they slap you in the face with the bloopers!! Yep, this needs to be a regular thing from now on at the end of every book. I'm still laughing!

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  • Nevir Saedi
  • 2020-09-16

A great start

A fantastic start to an interesting new series buy one of the best authors in the genre

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