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Following Jason's evolution into a Keeper, he finds his fledgling city once again in turmoil. A new and deadly enemy threatens the Twilight Throne - one that has no difficulty contending with Jason and the members of Original Sin.

Jason must work quickly to consolidate his city's power. That means securing the villages within the Twilight Throne's influence, finding a steady stream of income, and growing the city's military strength. Even as the group grapples with these changes, they notice that something is stirring up the native undead around the city, although the source of this strange influence is uncertain.

One thing is clear, however. Jason might have evolved, but his enemies have adapted with him. If the Twilight Throne is to survive, the group must grow stronger, and Jason must learn to control his newfound abilities.

Otherwise, the darkness may very well claim them all.

©2019 Travis Bagwell (P)2019 Travis Bagwell

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  • Musicman93
  • 2019-05-14

Gripping

This book has been well written and is an excellent read. The plot is fast paced and the characters as real as they come. The most frustrating thing is how short sighted Jason can be. Though he is just a young adult so there's some leeway.

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  • Jake Hilts
  • 2019-05-14

WE ARE KIN WE ARE LEGION

So far this was the best book the series. I need more! Please don’t take long on the next book.

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  • Connor Mikula
  • 2019-05-17

Masterpiece

Travis Bagwell knocks it out of the park again, the story is air tight and will have you on the edge of your seat. I’m beyond happy with this book series and can’t wait for the next addition.

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  • clinton
  • 2019-05-16

it's a little RPG should be written

Amazing progression with the story one of the best books in the series and they're all very good. This book does a very good job keeping the action going Plus furthering the story it just goes to show you what true litrpg authors are able to produce.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-15

PLEASE SIR MAY I HAVE SOME MORE

The saddest part is now having to wait for the next installment! 27 hours in three days couldn't put it down luckily alot of work can be done with a head phone in :-D
I know after listening it doesn't sound like there was a lot that went on but it was such important step stones I can't imagine what's going to happen next.
Frank what's your story bro!!!

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  • brant dugger
  • 2019-05-15

I need more!

27 hours long but too short :) 3 days after purchase & I'm ready for the next one. Can't wait.

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  • T. F. Coleman
  • 2019-05-15

Very good continuation

Great series!

Listeners of this series may get a bit frustrated through the first half of this book. The game becomes tedious, Jason acts immature, relationships seem shallow, and there is no conflict resolution. In this respect, Book 4 is not quite on par with previous books, especially the astounding first two where Jason takes AO by storm.

But the second half is better, with much to offer. As with Way Of The Shaman and The Dark Herbalist, the real life story becomes predominant, as the game takes a back seat. The game really picks up later, however, and the finish makes for a great ending, with more to look forward to in Book 5.

The author, Travis Bagwell, begins with a statement about his social skills, and to his credit, provides explanation and prelude to the awkwardness of his main character, Jason, as well as the somewhat minimal presence of dialogue in this series. The narrative is tremendous though, and Bagwell is able to effectively delve into the minds of his various characters, like the AI, Alfred, does with the players.

Awaken Online remains in the top-tier of the LitRPG genre. Enjoy!

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  • Dwayne Ford
  • 2019-05-17

at the end ruined by a simple thing

travis needs to go and research how ro actually do an rpg cause no gamer would juat leave important key items just lying around and if you cant see the underlining fact of that one act. it euined the book for me

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  • Christopher
  • 2019-05-16

Stressfully depressing...

That’s the best way I can describe this latest installment of AO. Bagwell abandons the main things I enjoyed about this series and wholeheartedly embraces the things that most put me off about it.

The thing I have liked most throughout this series is the sense of adventure and character development/progress that the author has woven through both worlds. The thing that makes you really feel like you’re taking a walk through another world and that anything might happen around the next corner.

The aspect that has threatened to put me off of this series throughout every book has been the overwrought hand-wringing and overdone, moral indecision that Bagwell beats away on like highest hippie in the drum circle... I don’t mind this aspect when it’s woven into the story subtly enough that you don’t want to just slap the character/author and start looking through your wishlist for another book on Audible.

Unfortunately, in spite of this book being 20+ hours long it feels like most of it is filled with a bunch of YA moaning a la... “Should I do the thing thing that I know I’m going to end up doing no matter what?” and, “Even though I had no choice or wasn’t even the one responsible for the situation, I just have to obsess over and over about how guilty I feel about the thing that I in fact was not responsible for but for which I irrationally insist on taking responsibility!” and on and on.

There is very little adventure here. Everything is unnecessarily drawn out and picked over until you just feel like you’re on edge and stressing along with the characters, but you don’t actually care about the outcome... for about 19 out of the 20 hours. Also, the bouncing from character to character device doesn’t have the same impact of dropping in big plot turns and “oh sh!t!, no he didn’t” information reveals. In spite of there being a big question about the nature of the world running through the whole installment, this book lacks the advancement of our knowledge of the world and the deeper facets of the workings of both the AI in the real world and the gods/power players in the online one.

In fact I feel like this whole book could have been condensed down to one of the x.5 side novellas and still have been a bit short on plot/character advancement.

That said, the book is (as always) well written and well edited. The narrator does the same fairly good job he’s done all along. However, I find the quirks of his own personal accent endlessly annoying and frequently jarring, but they’re no more or less present than in the rest of the series. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about here then just pay attention to how he pronounces the word “popcorn” throughout these books and try to tell me that it doesn’t bother you too).

In the end, I just hope this is a temporary dip in Bagwell’s otherwise engrossing and imaginative story telling, and that the next books get back on track with the immersive and exciting adventures and character development.

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  • Adrian
  • 2019-05-15

Great series, but this book didn't feel as great

Enjoyed the series so far, however this book in the series felt like it could of offered more. The story didn't feel quite as enjoyable, lacking substance, and a lot of the scenes and situations felt repeated or generally of lower calibre than they have in the previous books. I also didn't like the relationship development due to being a little basic and surface level. The book does a lot of telling rather than showing, and feels like it could of been cut down shorter, more quality over quantity.

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