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The eighth installment of the hit series The Beginning After the End has arrived! Join the hundreds of thousands of fans who have fallen in love with TurtleMe's reincarnation epic fantasy and main character Arthur Leywin, voiced by the talented Travis Baldree.

I had to accept that I wasn’t just Arthur Leywin anymore, and that I could no longer be limited by the circumstances of my birth. If I was going to escape, if I was going to go toe-to-toe with the most powerful beings in this world, I needed to push myself to my utmost limit...and then I needed to push even further.

After nearly dying as a victim of his own strength, Arthur Leywin wakes to find himself far from the continent where he was born for the second time. Alone, broken, and with no way to tell his family he’s alive, Arthur must rebuild his strength to survive. As he ascends through an ancient dungeon filled with hostile beasts and devious trials, he discovers an ancient, absolute power - a power that will either ruin him or take him to new heights. But the dungeon won’t give up its knowledge easily. Before he can plunder its depths, Arthur must learn to untangle the threads of fate. He must band together with the unlikeliest of allies if he hopes to escape with his life.

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  • Tony
  • 2021-06-15

Just get it.

If you are already on this book just get it. It finally gets good again. And still has a dope story.

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  • LJ
  • 2021-06-17

24 hours of What the heck is going on?

Ok, I have never written a review like this before but I felt compelled to.

first off I LOVE the first 7 books, even with the cliff hanger of book 7's ending

but this book, ahh I tried so hard to find something in it to like, but I just feel
that I have wasted 24.18 ours of my life, after getting so into following Arthur Leywin life and times
his losses and triumphs then this.....

Book 8 to me was a let down, it felt like one of the books were they say SURPRISE EVER THING WAS A DREAM!
haha got you...

the fights were drawn WAAAYYYY out, so much that I had to keep skipping 3 to 10 minutes just to get so something
that made sense, and it never did.

the first 7 books were such a build up and I am sorry, this one, for ME at least was a let down.

I kind of see what the author is doing but IMO it's not as much a gear change as it is a backing off a cliff and starting over

I see he is trying to build sympathy in Arthur , or at least that is what I think May be going on.
I understand or Think he may be trying to get Arthur the "powers" he needs to win but...
7 books of build up then Smash it all and start over?!
sorry I had to force myself to finish the book, and by the time I was done I just felt let down and more confused than anything.

AND THEN IT'S A CLIFF HANGER AGAIN!...

don't know if I will buy book 9 or not IF there is going to be one.

I know not everyone will be as disappointed as I am, and some may just love the shift, but I for one did not.

Just my 2 cents.

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  • Jung
  • 2021-06-17

it came back.

I thought the last one was horrible. this one redeemed my patience. I am glad that I stuck with this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-06-17

Basically not the continuation that I was looking for

Main character goes on a road trip everything goes terribly wrong, everyone’s in danger, the world coming to an end.
Of course he needs to get stronger to defeat everyone even if that is not the right way to go about things. Again you say ? Yes because being a Quadra elemental was just not good enough for him he had to do something that no one else managed to do because why not !
He has seemingly less intelligence in this book then the ones that come before.
Normal social behavior and intelligence is nonexistent in this book.
And the fact that he’s basically on a vacation trying to get stronger doesn’t seem to bother him.
Everyone wants retribution for something.
I found myself sadder after having finish the story then before listening to it.
I have no idea why the writer decided that this story would be a good one to release during a global pandemic.
Hoping the next one is closer to the first four books which were probably the best.
Apart from that it was still nice to listen to what Arthur has been up to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-06-22

It's like they started over

The beginning of this book was just really slow in my opinion. The book spends a lot of it's time explaining a new world but slower. I think a bunch of information could have been given in the last few books honestly.

However my biggest problem is that all of our loved characters really took the back seat on this one. Auther feels less intelligent in this. His powers are op, but at the same time nerfed every now and then. They really started over with Auther and I mean big time.
I liked some of the characters like the two new companions Auther travels with, and Ellie.
Everybody else is barley mentioned. like they don't think or say much in this book. when I mean back seat I really meant the trunk of the car it's that bad.

i thought they took their time but this did not feel like the case. to be truthful.... I'm mad they let this out like this.

Travis is still great though so at least we got him.

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  • bearbear
  • 2021-06-21

kinda boring

spoilers first of all. I hate when a book series takes the main character and just does away with all of his growth and development pretty much just do a hard reset

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  • Eric L Alexander
  • 2021-06-21

Ridiculous!

This was a complete filler book I wasted my money on this mess. Soo drawn out for nothing the end was soo stupid now we have to wait for another book and hope it’s not a complete waste! I can’t believe this!

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  • dawn
  • 2021-06-19

not what I was expecting

spoiler alert all those books and it feels like I'm starting over with his powers and no answer on Sylvie. And it feels like they're trying to replace Sylvie with the wisp

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  • John R Bray
  • 2021-06-18

A Return to the old and good!

I have enjoyed the last few books in this series, but this stands out as one of the best since books 1 and 2. Grey returns changed and quickly grows in power, exploring strange and intriguing new lands.

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  • Dracko
  • 2021-06-18

best one yet

I can't wait for the next one. It's going to be epic I hope. Time to kill some godlike foes.

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