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The Godking's Legacy

Written by: Virlyce
Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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A legendary sword is left behind by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy?

Content Warning: Profanity. Gore. Sexual themes.

©2018 Jason Liu (P)2018 Jason Liu

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THIS IS LITERALY THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER HEARD

I listened to this audiobook in 2 days and I couldn't stop laughing the entire time. I love the refreshing new (to me at least) concept of just how normal ish people would react to a level 20 D&D murder hobo that always rolls a 20. What I was really impressed by was the fact that Most of the main characters achualy had great character development and a really entertaining plotline. my favorite part was the dinner at the MC's besties( sorry for not writing the names I don't want to spell them wrong) birthday the whole time when no one knew how to handle her and just went with whatever she said was too funny!

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Weirdly good

Mc is pretty op. A lot of the story is legitimately funny. There is some mild repetition in the beginning it it tapers off. The reader (Mare Trevathan) killed it! Nice, clear unique voices. Was a fun listen. Gonna download the next one.

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I love this book

I first read this book about a year ago. just saw it in my library and decided to give it another go. this book is awesome, I love how freakishly op the m.c. is.
it's a great story with fun out there type of humor.

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  • michael
  • 2018-05-18

great job

Implied sex only. Well written and unpredictable, its nice to hear something so new and different. Also, the audio reader did a great job matching their voice to the feelings from the words. that is something i find most audio readers have a hard time doing. so great job to both writer and reader

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  • Dustin
  • 2018-06-15

Most Implausible Idiocy You'll Ever Love

Tried to keep this mostly light on the spoilers, but still. LIGHT SPOILERS!

Okay. Lets start right now and say that the story is kinda stupid. All the way through. It silly and stupid. But its so much freaking fun that it worth every stupid moment.

The story can be summed up in a few simple words. "Squirrel girls are awesome. So is murdering giant Beasts. Lucia is exceptionally good at both." The main character is a dunce of epic proportions. She had a sad past that is used relatively often to make up for the fact that literally everything goes right for her. But she's really really funny about it. A lot of the story is Lucia self rationalizing. And not just important things like killing people or stealing, but also unimportant things like like... selling beast... parts... for the best price. Using people, labeling them as encyclopedias so she doesn't have to remember things (because she can't) and several other sub plots that all really make Lucia come alive, despite being completely unbelievable.

The story itself even makes jokes at its own expense, since despite being a relatively crazed murderess, Lucia never really suffers any consequences for her actions, and other characters can't stop noticing that. Rather than a detriment, this becomes more and more amusing as the story goes on.

Somewhere early on, maybe within the first two or three hours, a twist comes that really seems like it might change the whole tone of the story. It does... kind of. Occasionally this leads to some truly emotional bits of listening, but for the most part these are glossed over in light of – Accorn!

The story is silly. But its clearly trying to be, and it really, really works. Every bit of me wants to criticize parts of it for being so... soooo... stupid, but then I realize that I love it for the same reason. Its over-the-top, and it works.

The performance was incredible. Discovering the story has an almost second book already written was nice, but absolutely impossible to read when I know that I could listen to the sequel performed by Mare Trevathan, if I just wait long enough. I don't know why but I never got tired of her shouting "Unrelenting Path of Slaughter: Breaking Blade!" over and over again. Some people might (because it gets used. Alot.) but I found it amusing as hell.

The story has a semblance of plot, that really all centers around Lucia living up to the Godking's Legacy. The romance is cheesy and barely there, but what's there is is adorable. The characters are interesting, the dialogue is often times laugh out loud funny, and the climb to the top is apparently hilariously easy.

Torturing of Wolf Spear Spirits, and "So Gory its Silly" aside, this was a highly enjoyable read. I think another reviewer said "Deadpool-esque type character who doesn't care about murder, but still considers themselves a good person." I'd relate her more to Lina Inverse. If TV Tropes were used to describe her, "Obliviously Evil" would be her defining character trait. That Bruce Lee quote also really seems like it was pure inspiration for this story. "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." You'll get it, if you read.

Lucia isn't a good person. She's practically a villain. But with a pretty amusing array of side characters (especially later in the book), a rather surprising betrayal plus an amusingly twisted goal holding the plot together, and a sheer hilarious propensity for things somehow going right for Lucia when they really really shouldn't, you'll like her anyway.

4/5, and will definitely be buying the sequel.

I should also mention again that the performance was exceptionally good. Not exactly sure if that's a compliment since I'm saying Mare is particularly good at sounding juuuust a bit airheaded, but I am saying that I really enjoyed the narration. :D

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  • Lilly
  • colorado springs, CO, United States
  • 2018-05-19

give it an hour or two

at first i wasn't a fan of the book. really i dropped the credit because of the cover art for it, sue me cute girls with ears and tails are cute, but when you really get down into the book it really does come alive. i started to really relate to the two MCs, and as they started to care more and more for each other i found that i was as well. I don't often take time to write these, but i really think if you give this time you'll learn to care for these characters as much as i do. I would read more of what this author has to offer. even if the references to Stockholm syndrome was a bit jarring at first first for a fantasy book.

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  • BlindWanderer
  • 2018-05-14

Surprising

This was surprisingly good. It's well written and funny. Thd narration is passed like a baton between the characters which at the beginning of the book is a little annoying but soon fixates on the MC who despite being an idiot who cannot read knows phrases like "deus ex machina".

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  • Brandon Lavell Edwards
  • 2018-05-12

Loved all 16 hours of it.

This is one of those books that will keep you up at night because you don't want to put it down. Lucia's rags to to riches story is filled with silly motivations, a strong denial, and a slow degradation of her character. Also the predators the scariest creatures in this world are hilarious. the reveal reminded me of the rabbit in monte python's holy grail. Even though its neither a small nor a rabbit. Definitely buy this book. there are fewer better books than this one than I have fingers on my left hand.

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  • T. Alaniz
  • TX
  • 2018-05-30

Ridiculous and Ridiculously funny

This book is definitely not for everyone. It's over the top and is not what you're looking for if you want a serious read. If your looking for something funny and don't mind some language, innuendo, violence, and a main character who is an about as smart as a squirrel then give it a try. I often had trouble putting it down due to the constant laughs. There are definitely some slower parts but they feel necessary to drive the plot. In the end I gave it 5 stars for how entertaining it was.

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  • bearbear
  • 2018-06-25

self centered uncaring jerk

so I'm about three and a half hours in. by this point in a book that is this short you're supposed to show at least some redeeming qualities in your main character! instead you get a self-centered uncaring jerk that starves her companions and tries to kill them at every instance. I have never ran into a main character that I've hated this much in a book and I read books where the main character is the bad guy.

just finished this book the main character is a psychopath. If I could give negative stars I would

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  • Moonhawk
  • 2018-08-07

Great performance, terrible book

No idea how this book is rated so highly. I can develop no empathy for the main character, the book rehashes most scenes from two points of view, and it is sorely predictable and slow. Sure, it's a parody, I get it, just not a good one.

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  • francois
  • 2018-06-25

Boring

There's no tension in this book. It's just a series of things happening. You could say it lacks a clear narrative. I wouldn't recommend it. It's something Virlyce is guilty of in her other book too.

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  • Nathan Casteel
  • 2018-06-22

very meh

way over hyped. The characters are kinda annoying and the storyline has terrible progression, like when someone says "one thing lead to another" no tell us how that happened! Oh and it just abruptly ended without much for closure.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful