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Asgard Awakening

VeilVerse: Asgard Awakening, Book 1
Written by: Blaise Corvin
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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After years of slavery, subjected to torments of body and spirit by the inhuman Kin, Travis Sterling can barely recall his old life. Memories of Earth, and of disappointing his family barely seem real anymore.

But even without the occasional voice in his head, Trav knows he’s different. A vast amount of rune crafting knowledge has mysteriously taken up residence in his mind; too bad he doesn’t have any mystical power. If he could find a way to actually use any rune magic, his situation could change.

The stubborn, unbroken man burns for justice, but despite his strange abilities, he stands no chance against the Kin. In the near future, when Trav comes face to face with complete destruction, his mettle and creativity will be tested. Will he perish, or will he grasp a chance to shake the foundations of his new world?

A VeilVerse Story. 

Note: This series was written for adults. Asgard Awakening contains morally grey situations, polyamory, fantasy violence, and slavery. Please do not attempt dangerous rune magic at home.

©2018 Blaise Corvin (P)2019 Blaise Corvin

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I’m being nit picky I think

I just wanna say I really like Blaise Corvin’s and Andrea Parsneau’s works generally. This one though didn’t really seem to hit home for me. Trav as a character is pretty unlikable but it seemed like he was suppose to be charming/likeable and kind of a dick. The narration for him just kind makes him seem super aggressive which he is kind of angry character so I could see that being difficult to narrate combining/dealing with all that crap. I also didn’t really like most the female voices but they are monsters so I think that’s mostly a personal presence issue for me maybe.

The story is certainly interesting but I think it mentions Trav’s anger issues and etc a lot. I found myself getting annoyed with how often his anger issues and a quick back story of it brought up every time with it as to why it exists when he made decisions. I like the concept of restless and many other things in the book but yeah just some funny quirks that irked me. Giving the 5 star as I think a lot issues are mostly things I personably have with it and the book itself is pretty solid and narration is really good but feels worse than Cultivating Chaos. Could be cause CC is all humans though.

Worth a listen just nitpicks mostly I had mention.

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  • Steven Don Porto Carero
  • 2019-01-18

Another good series to listen to

Since 2 of my favorite authors decided to write parallel in the same universe I've been very excited. And now that I've listened to their first books I'm not disappointed! The world is interesting, the characters have depth and the story is a page turner (or the audio equivalent). The narration is also a piece of art. My advice: Give it a try. The other author is William D. Arand with 'Cultivating Chaos'. I hope this becomes a long series of good books :D

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  • Marcopolo
  • 2019-01-18

An excellent Ride!

Another great start to a fine series I’m sure. I find the characters interesting and complex and can’t wait to see them mature. The plot is a very interesting question of power and sensibility.
Andrea Parsneau has done another masterful job in the narration, and has brought all of the characters to life.
I will be waiting for the next books in the VeilVerse series they have both been excellent. I love your work Blaise Corvin!

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  • francois
  • 2019-03-20

Cliche, cringey and honestly boring

I like blaise corvin but this was not interesting. It has potential but dry to the end

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  • Sondre Nesheim Hamre
  • 2019-03-05

bi-polar godling

I love the magic rune system and the valkyries, but the mc is a bi-polar asshole that just ruins the story.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 2019-02-01

Seeingthe world through one eye

So, I’m going to break this down a little differently, because I will be reviewing Cultivating Chaos right after this, so I’m going to bunch up Andrea’s narration onto the second book, for reasons.

So, first of all, Kudos to Corvin and Arand for having the balls to try and pull something like this off. WE now have a LITRPG Thieves World type of Universe, where they can invite any other authors in to play in their sandbox. I could easily see (just to name a few) Dakota Krout, James Hunter, Dave Willmarth, MSE or even Harmon Cooper getting in to this playground. Or none of them. This is just to exciting an idea. The veilverse is about various worlds that are interconnected by dimensional shifting curtains wear reality wears thin. People can crossover through these curtains and interact with new worlds. Here the main characters in both books come from Earth, although Corvin’s character is sent to Asgard.
While there he is given the mantle of Odin, and slowly grows into his role as a new god. Trav is a good guy who has some horrible things done to him as a slave in an underground mine. When the time comes he makes an escape and sets about growing his power by binding women to him as he goes along. He learns to settle into his new abilities such as runecrafting and knowing things that Odin knew. The book started out looking like it was going to be a straight up revenge book, but it quickly evolved into something so much more. I have to say, I have been patiently waiting on my Delvers, but so long as books like this keep coming I won’t complain. . . much. Still waiting on the Luck Stat part duex.
Corvin certainly crafts a great story and populates his world with interesting powers, people, and prices. I don’t think that anything that Trav does doesn’t come without a cost to him in one way or another. One thing that sort of struck me odd was that Blaise does try out the Harem gig at last, and I’m not sure if he went that route because of who he partnered with or if he just wanted to give it a try. Again, not a bad thing, just not something I expected out of Blaise. I daresay that he even went further than Arand did in the naughty dept.

The world that he builds with the Kin, the Asgardian, the other new gods all comes together is cohesive universe that just sucks you in. My only possible complaint is that this book is shorter than Cultivating Chaos. I would have liked to have seen them be about the same length for a starter series, but I am not complaining because the quality is there and the characters are compelling. I cannot say I like one MC over another, but that I simply cannot wait for the next book in this series.

Andrea’s part will come up in the Cultivating Chaos segment.


Final Score 8.4 stars. Smooth like lagavulin whiskey.




Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-02

sex with the minor plot development

there's about 2 hours of story the rest is just describing the female figure and sex. really wish it had been more like cultivating chaos, where it actually felt like an adventure.

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  • William
  • 2019-03-25

Too vulgar

I didn't get the impression from the sample intro that it would be as bad as it was. the book too crass and vulgar. I'm planning on returning the book and not listening to anything else from the author.

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  • Sean
  • 2019-02-01

Non character players

While the voice acting and performance in this is wonderful, and the beginning set up is well done; the lack of real character development kills this story. I got about to the last hour of it and I just did not care about what happens because I did not care about most of the characters. One character, who is dead and we never meet, has been more characterized than some main characters we are reading about!

The author has tried and failed to explain this lack away with the protagonists circumstances and prejudices, but hes also using the same excuses to explain-away some major plot issues.... pick one, or neither, not both.

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  • Justin
  • 2019-01-25

O gods

No major flaws in the story. Only my personal dislike of harems. Thankfully no overly graphic sex senses.The narrator did an excellent job as always.

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  • Step
  • 2019-03-23

Maybe I was just spoiled by cultivating chaos

I may be biased because I loved ash so much but for me getting through this book was a huge chore. I strongly disliked trav with his bipolar and fake feeling tough guy attitude, it just grated at me the entire book. I also feel like nothing happened throughout this book that had any meaning. The whole book just seemed to be the author introducing new female character for trav to sleep with, after sleeping with that female start complaining about their species, to be finished up by thinking of ash. As always I did find Andrea P's voices for characters really enjoyable though

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