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Publisher's Summary

Get the Catalyst Books 1-3 Boxset, featuring the first three books in the best-selling epic fantasy series filled with unexpected heroes, dark magic, and nonstop adventure.

Cursed from birth. Forced into slavery. It's time to fight back.

The blood of the Ancients is the most coveted ingredient in all of Damaris. The fabled elixir made from it grants those who drink it life that extends far beyond natural means.

There is no higher honor in the kingdom then being granted the privilege of bidding for it. And the people found with the cursed blood? By law, they are the rightful property of the kingdom.

They are tributes.

As a boy, Ryl was sold by his family when he was discovered to have the coveted blood flowing through his veins. Broken, scared, and confused, he’s confined to an area known as the Stocks until he is ready for harvesting.

Ryl stumbles through a doomed life until the appearance of a mysterious stranger who exposes a buried version of the past that changes everything. That his blood may not be a curse but a blessing.

The fates of all the tributes hang in the balance.

Buy this special edition omnibus to experience a saga with something for every fan of epic fantasy. Suitable for all ages, it's perfect for fans of D. K. Holmberg, Will Wight, and K. F. Breene.

©2021 Aethon Books (P)2021 Aethon Audio

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  • Al
  • 2021-10-05

An Unusual Read

This book set is a slow starter, but just hang in there. Eventually it finishes painting just how bleak and difficult life is for Tributes, as it needs to cement that in before it moves on with the plot. Once that ball starts rolling, you’ll enjoy the slower pace and focused character development. It really promotes your investment, and so will mean much more when we come back to these folks. I enjoyed the slow progression myself, having an MC that wants to succeed, but being self-taught, simply doesn’t always know how to move forward. The book has some fascinating world-building in it also. In the end it was a story that made me think, and makes me look forward to the next book.

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  • Larry higgins
  • 2021-10-17

very good series

another great series that I started, but they stopped making into audio books. I'm getting to the point of waiting for whole series before buying

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-11-06

overall pretty good!

the story was pretty A to B and the use of powers got a abit repetative to have spelled out everytime the main character tapped into his abilities but I liked it so far will be keeping an eye out for book 4.

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  • Stephanie martin
  • 2021-10-30

Awesome

The Magic is perfect and the story hooks you. Brandon Sanderson and Will Wright quality. great book!

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  • Professor Lust
  • 2021-10-30

couldn’t get past an hour

It’s not terrible but it’s not good either.

Maybe if you’re looking for knock off, dollar store fantasy this is for you.

I’m rating this as 1* instead of being more generous because this is Amazon/Audible and most 5 star ratings should be 3/4 at best

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-04-10

Good storyline

Very good storyline, when book three finished all I could think of was, oh no, i have to have more!

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  • jacob
  • 2022-03-04

MY HEART WAS RACING IN CHAPTER 47.

I love when a book can actually effect me emotionally very little things effect me in that aspect. this book actually managed to do that and I think a large part of that was do to the finaminal voice acting

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 2022-01-26

An exceptional series!

A Tribute at the Gate

To be locked up and kept prisoners, just for an abnormally in your blood. Your loathed for your natural birth right, but those in the highest society covet what your blood can give them, longer life and wealth.
Like all good fantasy sagas, it keeps you feeling totally for the young hero, with a situations that he hasn't caused, but still, he is the one having to come up with a solution.
I am going to continue this intriguing journey, thanks to KU, and see where it all ends.

Fulcrum of Light

Our two intrepid travellers are still alive, after their escape under the cover of the storm and darkness.
Unfortunately, the storm did some damage, and they are alive, but without the supplies that was swept away in the storm.
Ahead they have only the words "Head to the mountains " to guide them, across the Outlands. They have a limited time, until the poison starts to take effect, in Ryl, from the doses that he had been forced to endure.
Plus, they share the Outlands, with the Horde, so it's a daunting journey , when healthy, less alone when one is delirious with fever.

Ghosts of the Erlyn

This episode, we see the return to the Stocks, after a very dangerous and torturous road to get there.
What occurs next, well that's a story that is best told in the author's words.
Yes, it is a journey that all should take, to understand what inhumane behavior can be wort on those who
are perceived as different than the norm, and it takes courage and convection to stand up against those that want power, by diminishing others.
Yes, cannot wait to see what happens next!

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  • Kelthor
  • 2022-01-19

Unexpected

When I first started this series I didn’t know how to feel about it was very slow to start. But as I listen I found what was throwing me off. This book series is world building, character progressing, and more of a tale then just a simple story. I can’t wait for more lore and in general everything with this series. This series so far is just as good as forgotten realms and dragon lace when they began I hope to see lots of stories shoot out of this series.

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  • Jeremy
  • 2021-11-18

It's ok.... but a bit predictable.

This is a solid story but not a masterpiece by any means. it does get predictable and the author uses the same descriptions over and over again... especially in book 3. If I have to hear the saying "Make Haste" one more time, I think I will have to rip me ears off. All the fights seem to end with someone having their "Head cut clean from their torso" and the MC stops moving as the "bodies slam to the earth in a thump." Every battle seems to be a replay of the last. everything is repeated and nothing seems new. it's all repeated. (see what I did there.... it's annoying for 36 hours.)