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Cultivating Chaos

VeilVerse: Cultivating Chaos, Book 1
Written by: William D. Arand
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Ash led a very normal life by his own standards. It had its ups and downs, much like anyone else’s. Being a talented martial artist had definitely been an up, while high school as a whole was a down. His own father was not a great role model, and his uncle was everything he wanted to be.  

To Ash, it felt like a very normal life. Right up until he was literally pulled into a portal that spat him out into another world. One that was full of martial arts. And martial artists who could use magic. To set the very air on fire with a punch or to turn their skin hard as diamonds. To fly through the air, if they had enough power. A world where the strong ruled and the weak died.  

Three years of living his life as one of the citizens, those without power, and Ash has figured out how to survive with his adoptive family and a lot of persistence. His goals in life have become to give back to those who gave to him. And he’d do whatever he had to to do that.  

Except Ash is about to get his life turned around again. Turned around and altered completely. He’s about to discover a treasure from a time long lost. Forgotten. A treasure that is going to change his destiny and give him another direction to go. If he wants it.  

A cultivator.  

This is a VeilVerse novel. Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2018 William D. Arand (P)2018 William D. Arand

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  • Nicholas
  • 2019-02-20

Amazing

This book kept me enthralled from start to finish another outstanding title form William D. Stand and Andrea Parsneau absolutely killed it on her performance can’t wait for book 2

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-18

Good Story

I like the way this one was told, though fast paced and the main character never seems to run into a problem where he doesn't just walk right through whatever's standing in his way, might be interesting to see how it develops into the next book.

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  • The Daydreaming Warrior Poet
  • 2018-12-21

Grab some popcorn, this is a good one....

This book is just plain fun. I found it to be similar but also very different than some of the other books that Arand has written. It's a great boo with fun characters that you can't help but to like with an compelling story that makes you want to keep on reading. I can't wait until the next book in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-20

Finally

I've been waiting for such an entertaining book. It follows the path of the martial artist within Xianxia novels, yet holds true the aspect of a teenage American. Keep it up.

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  • Leif
  • 2018-12-08

I love this book

A bit much of only girls in my party and they are all mine vibe, but other then that I loved it.
A bit more of a deep dive in to making and building stuff and less looking at girls and it would have been a clean 5/5

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  • Alex
  • 2019-03-11

I need the next book

Hay please can you get the same narrator she is amazing please please I hope she can get the next book out I LOVE THIS SEREIS I NEED MORE

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  • Obbieuth
  • 2019-02-23

William D. Arand Strikes Again

I've read just about everything this guy has written and it is all very well-constructed and thought out. Just the right balance of humor and character development. And he has one hell of an imagination.

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  • Business_MD
  • 2018-12-20

Fun Listen. I enjoyed listening to this book.

Lots of fighting in this book. There aren't many slow parts to the story. As in his other books, his female characters are interesting in their differences. That's the good part. The not so good part is that William Arand really likes to write about harems. Which is fine, if not very believable. To be clear, each women's motivation for working with the male protagonist is explained, but why they desire to sleep with him en mass--not so much. But whatever. Maybe it's godly pheromones. The book contains violence, torture, killing, slavery, kidnapping, and swearing--among other vices. Oh and flirting. Sometimes at remarkably inappropriate times. There is one strong, independent female character in the book. But she is shunned by the harem when she defeats the male protagonist in fair competition. It hurts his feelings or something. Eventually she breaks down in tears and he forgives her. Feminists will find this book infuriating.

Andrea did a really great job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-12

Outstanding!!

This has got to be one of the best if not the best book I have listened to this year. This is now my favorite author!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-11

killer just killer,

I've been a fan of William D Arand for a few years now and it seems his stories just get better and better. Definitely worth a listen if your a fan, and a solid place to start if your not

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