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Reidon Ward will become a god.

He doesn't know it yet, of course. Reidon was born weak, sickly, and small. Afflicted with a painful disease and abandoned by his parents because of it, he has had to fight tooth and nail for every minor advantage life has allowed him.

However, his perseverance has not gone unnoticed, and when the most powerful artificial intelligence in human history takes an interest in him, things began to change quickly. Granted a CAD - a Combat Assistance Device - with awful specs but an infinite potential for growth, Reidon finds himself at the bottom of his class at the Galens Institute, one of the top military academies in the Collective. Along with his best friend, Viviana Arada, Reidon will have to start his long climb through the school rankings and on to the combat tournament circuits that have become humanity's greatest source of excitement and entertainment.

So begins the rise of a god. So begins the ascent of the Stormweaver.

©2020 Wraithmarked Creative (P)2021 Podium Audio

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good reviews caught me again

this book is a perfect example of how too much dialogue ruins just about everything.
the sheer amount of talk and banter paired with the fact that the author actually skips some of the fight scenes in favor of having the MC talk about it afterwards really pissed me off.
blah, blah, blah, feelings, blah, blah, friends, blah blah blah.
it drones on and on and on.
honestly I'm reminded of those annoying dialogues in games that u just skip through.
I'm currently on a streak of garbage audiobooks so I can't even return it for my credit because I've returned a few this month alone.
on average I buy about 4 or 5 audiobooks a month this one was like the rest. laced with bitter disappointment.

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  • sam
  • 2021-04-06

So GOOD I lost sleep over this one!

a great book that kept me hooked the entire time, which is alot to say for a read that lasts 33 hrs.

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Pretty good start

Great start to the series, ill definitely be picking up the next book.

HOWEVER. The story itself is not really original. Your typical started from the bottom school progression story, staring the best friend, the school bully, the forbidden love interest, the teacher, the angry teacher, the rival...yeah you get the picture. The characters themselves arent particularly interesting. I understand their motivations but i didnt find that any of them (including the main) stand out to me.
The narrator is a bit too BREATHY and dramatic at times, it can make some scenes a bit silly and uncomfortable.
The fights can be drawn out and certain parts can be over detailed, several times i found myself spacing out DURING fight scenes. Yikes.
Its better than *Sufficiently Advanced Magic* but not as good as *Cradle*

Still great.

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  • Reading Obsessed
  • 2021-03-23

Best book I've heard all year!!

I could not recommend this more if I tried. My only gripe is that I read it when it came out and now I have to wait until winter for book 2.

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  • ROD
  • 2021-03-25

EXCELLENT BOOK, GREAT LISTEN!!!

VERY ENGAGING AND DETAILED BOOK, I COULD NOT STOP LISTENING! EXCELLENT JOB BY LUKE AS ALWAYS. I AGREE WITH OTHER REVIEWER...IT WILL BE A LONG WAIT FOR BOOK 2!

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  • Devin
  • 2021-03-29

Fantastic story, killer narration

I read this in paper copy. Stayed up all night to finish it, it was that good. 6 months later, I listened to the audiobook. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I still couldn't stop listening.

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  • Jeff G
  • 2021-03-26

A GREAT book with unique take on sci-fi fantasy.

Between O'Connor, Chmilienko, and Daniels. This book has the best making I've read in a while. 3 great artists. One very great book that is a little outside the norm.
The gamelit aspects are a different spectrum from the normal leveling.
The fantasy tech suits are a nice highlight for the story.
And lastly the story itself has a good bit of uniqueness that doesn't deprive the story of any action drama or mystery.
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes sci-fi fantasy, but don't expect much magic in the normal sense though. I feel that the magic like portions of the story will ramp up more in the second book.

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  • Benjamin russell
  • 2021-03-29

amazing

I just finished it and want the 2nd one to b out cant wait to find out what happens next

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  • Chaz R.
  • 2021-03-28

Speechless

This is what I wake up to hear. This book is awesome and makes me feel it deserved full price over a credit. Definitely one of the best credits ever spent. Can't wait for book 2.

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  • Chase Delano Morgan
  • 2021-03-25

I love the book, but it's too long

The world building, "magic system" and character development are all really well done. Cannot be denied.

The first time I read this book, I could not put it down. I was completely enthralled. I was hoping I would enjoy it just as much 2nd time around in audio form, but I found myself not having patience to sit through it all.

What comes across in the 2nd read, or listen in this case ...is that there are a lot of sections that you can skip through without really missing anything important storywise.

So I guess, my only complaint is that the book can be long-winded at times ...and even that isn't as big an issue on the 1st read/listen. On 2nd listen tho, and I recognize that this is nitpicking because I wanted the book to be a timeless classic that I could go back and enjoy over and over again, I feel like it's too long. Details are over-explained, and honestly there's a lot of fluff in there.
I honestly believe that the book would be better if it were pared down.

That said, I would still highly recommend this book to anyone into progression fantasy. It's a super creative interpretation of the genre, and I am very much looking forward to book 2.

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  • Bob J.
  • 2021-03-29

Get it, you wont be dissapointed.

This is one damn good book, one of the best credits spent in a long time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-03-29

Excellent book.

Great story, and even better narration. 100% worth the cost, cash or Credit. Cannot wait for the next book and will be preordering it ASAP.

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  • Roy
  • 2021-03-29

awesome

loved it can not wait until book two hopefully long series without long waiting for books

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