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Publisher's Summary

When Jack Vance's grandfather is murdered, his dying words are to get Jack to promise to attend Darkthorn Academy.

Jack doesn't like it, but he'll do what is necessary to honor the man who raised him. But surviving Darkthorn Academy won't be easy. Jack will have to make alliances, learn to harness magic, and face dangerous enemies - both alive and dead. If he's lucky, he might just make it to second year.

Darkthorn Academy is a coming-of-age fantasy adventure with gamelit aspects, including a slightly overpowered MC, a dragon companion, and a team of adventurers. It’s inspired by games like Skyrim, Diablo 2 and Fallout.

©2019 Robyn Wideman (P)2020 Podium Audio

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GREAT

turned into someone what of a litrpg, don't know if that was in the description of the book but I'm all for it. If you like quantifiable ranking system like me you'll love this book. 10/10 would recommend

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Amazing!

Loved the story line, a very good job on the game lit not too ”statsy" the reader does a good job on the characters the main females are harder to tell apart.

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  • Dia
  • 2021-01-16

YESSSSS

Fantastic. I can't believe there aren't more reviews on this one. Really solid story with hints of a little bit of everything. Crafting, adventuring, looting, mana system and progression, all without droning on or getting all lewd and weird.

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amazing

loved the book, can't wait for book 2, please hurry up lol seriously amazing story!

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  • Luke Adam
  • 2020-11-17

not thought out at all

so pretty much theres ancient land that all destroyed and people scavenge the area this has been happening for a long time but somehow they find valuable stuff I buildings within an hour walk into the area. it makes no sense. the magic isnt well explained and the conversations are clunky and awkward.

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  • Kel Ward
  • 2021-01-06

Enjoyable but...

I was enjoying this book 5/5 and then almost halfway through jack and his friends fail 1 class out of like 7 and for some dumb reason that is grounds for expulsion?? What on earth kind of school runs like that?? The logic and world building is subpar in this book but it can still be enjoyable.

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  • Ty
  • 2020-12-06

Hard to listen to.

Very noticeable and frequent pauses through the audio. It's like the narrator needed moments between voices, and however they spliced the audio back together they left chunks of time between them.

Lana said.
Jack said.
Lana answered.
Colin said.
Stan asked.
Jack groaned.
Colin said.
Talia said.
Stan said.
Talia said.
Colin, Lana, Stan said at the same time.

Painful to listen to dialog.

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  • sharon sørensen
  • 2021-03-03

Loved it

This book made me feel part of the story, as if I was part of the team of misfits ❤️ it made me laugh and cry. Cannot wait to start the next book ❤️

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  • BenjaminL
  • 2021-03-03

I can't finish this.

I think there is a good story in here somewhere. I want it to be there but between the awkward audio pauses (idk if that was the speaker or an editor), lack of character tone/inflection and surface level writing I can't find it. I was on chapter 15, saw there was 12 hours left and just can't bring myself to listen to the rest.
This book needs to be taken out of production, worked on for another year and reprinted.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-02-20

written by a 10 year old.

jack stood up. jack breathed deeply. jack prepared himself. jack knew what was about to happen

-_- some parts of this are just painfully written.
voice actor doesn't help matters. can't keep his voices straight so it's easy to mix up who is talking until the stellar writing tells you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-22

amazing story

loved the story and narration. One of the beat I listened to. Can't wait for the second book to be narrated

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  • Dr. Mark A. Jones
  • 2020-10-27

Epic Story From the Start

At the end of the first book I was angry that I had not downloaded the next one earlier. This book is well written and read. The hero’s journey theme is followed it it is not predictable. I can’t wait to start book 2!!!!

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  • Veronica rose
  • 2020-10-23

enjoyed the book

I enjoyed this one book very much and since book 2 is not on Audible yet, I cant enjoy that either. I want to know what's next and reading is not much of an option when you have this to do an cannot take the time to sit and read

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  • kas
  • 2020-10-23

great

It was really good! Twists and turns intrigue action and some RPG aspects. I recommend!

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