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Sacrificial Pieces

The Gam3, Book 3
Written by: Cosimo Yap
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: The Gam3, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The thrilling conclusion to The Gam3 prequel trilogy! 

After failing to take down the United World Government, Alan is a wanted fugitive on Earth. With nowhere else to go, he leads the Black Rose guild into the Abyss Labyrinth. But hidden agendas thrive within the mercenary guild, and Alan soon discovers larger forces at play. 

The Game is a war for survival, and a solo victory is virtually impossible - Alan needs to pick a side. But what does winning even mean in the Game? Will Alan be just another sacrificial pawn, or can he find a path to success? 

Note from the author: The Gam3 will be on an indefinite hiatus while a new story is in the works; but more stories with Alan are definitely in the future!  

©2019 Cosimo Yap (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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5 stars for the ending

Pretty good series, overall. It's always nice to anticipate an event and be pleased by its occurrence anyway. The author threw a couple of curve balls, but with enough hints that there wasn't any whiplash, per se.

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Saved by its ending.

I have been following this story since I first discovered it on Royalroad (4 or 5 years ago) and I have always enjoyed it. This series was one of the few SciFi litrpgs and probably the best. This book however does not live up to those that came before it. This book is hampered by lack of personal connections and the amount of betrayals that occur. The ending however was definitely worth it though, so if you enjoyed the previous books I would definitely recommend sticking with this one until the end because book 4 is going to be a wild ride.

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  • 2019-04-23

The author abandoned his game.

Well, it could have been great, but it’s very apparent that the author threw in the towel while writing this and rushed to a conclusion, even if it meant abandoning story arcs, characters, and resolution. Even so, this series is by far one of the best LitRPG offerings out there. Cosimo Yap is a gifted author and storyteller, and unlike many self-published books, especially in the LitRPG genre, this reads like it was professionally edited and released by a publisher. It’s a shame the author gave up on the story, but it’s better than the alternative of continuing something that an author doesn’t enjoy writing, because that always translates over to the reading experience. I hope we get a chance to enter Alan’s world again if Cosimo Yap puts his heart back into writing it. It’s a stellar LitRPG offering that is one of only a very few in the genre that can actually contend with the well done books of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre as a whole.

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  • Kaz
  • 2019-04-19

Great book till the last few hours

This series is fantastic and I was so disappointed when I heard it was canceled. Then he started back up again and finished yay.

However you can tell pretty easily when he gave up on this series. He did the bare minimum to finish the book and the series. He completely left so much undone he basically pulled a last Jedi.

I would say this book is even worse than the story lines killed in that movie.

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  • Kyle
  • 2019-04-21

Turnabout

The story had me pulled in entirely. The world was amazing, the feeling of insignificance felt, and the desire to succeed inspiring.

This series is one of the first audiobooks I have bought and I found the voice acting and story perfectly in tune.

*spoilers ahead*


The final section has less focus on the combat, and arguably goes to great lengths to develop the character of Alan greatly. His personal conflicts are weighed methodically between his two AIs as he loses one and befriends another. This final section definitely showed Alan’s growth towards his own independence.

Although the story of Alan will undergo a “long hiatus”, I wish the author the best of luck in his next series and I will be there as well. I sincerely await with bated breath for the continuation of this series.

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  • Michael Reeves
  • 2019-06-22

ruined the series...

felt like he gave up on the story half way threw writing this book... I was really disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-17

Excellent Book till the end

I absolutely loved this series. The books were great. The ending though was rushed. You could tell that the writer was attempting to get it over with. A lot storylines and arcs were cut short. So in the end I am only partially satisfied with the ending. Still worth the listen but prepare to be disappointed at the end

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  • John Bales
  • 2019-04-21

75% Awesome

I've really enjoyed listening to The Gam3, my favorite lite-rpg series of all time. Alan's fight against the system, taking thrilling gambles always kept me eager for more!

Unfortunately, the ending did feel rushed and forced with a desperate attempt for something mind-blowing.

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I could've sworn Eve was going to swoop in and help Allan at the end! Yap really just dropped her out of the story. So much for doing more help away from Allan.

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  • Paul McFarlane
  • 2019-04-17

Compressed.

It seemed a bit rushed, like there was meant to be more fleshing out, and abrupt, like RL stuff happened that couldn't help affect the writing of the book. It seems like a project temporarily on haitus with the full understanding that it is abandoned permanently. Worth it in the public library, but here? Not so much.

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  • S. Walters
  • 2019-05-09

What a let down.

If you are a fan of the series turn book three off before the epilogue. Then play the epilogue before listening to book four.

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  • Redd23
  • 2019-04-20

Great Start to Series but Crap Ending!

I very much enjoyed the 1st tow books. But third was a real let down and wasted end to an otherwise good story. I wish it had ended better.

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  • William W
  • 2019-04-19

Don't. Let the story end @ book 2

This one flew by. Felt rushed. A lot of weapon stats to fill word count. The ending was ... horrible. I mean, if he left a way out, I'll skip the next installment of Adam Ownage.

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