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Characters ð Ascend Online Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Diving into a revolutionary new video game Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations But from the moment that he logs in Marcus finds himself separated from his frRcus for help in rebuilding the village Realizing that this game is nothing like he's ever played before Marcus is swept up into a whirlwind of adventure as he struggles to defend his new home uickly finding that marauding goblins are the least of his proble. Meh Honestly this was uite boring If I wanted this much detail about a video game I would've turned my Xbox on and played myself Seriously though you do not need to take 3 pages to explain the subdivisions of a mana regeneration buff Before you say it yes I know what LitRPG is and I know this is part of this genre however there are better and less boring ways to describe leveling looting experience gains etc Those are my favorite parts of the LitRPG books but this was not the case with this one While I did kind of like the characters I really thought the overall story was extremely boringit just freaking dragged on and on I almost stopped at like 30% but just pushed through itAlthough everything about this world is totally up my nerdy alley this story and the way it was written was not Do not recommend

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Diving into a revolutionary new video game Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations But from the moment that he logs in Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into remot. This one I read very uickly I started and finished within 24 hours because this book ticked all my boxes – it’s kind of audience specific but for the right audience it’ll be a lot of funThis book was reviewed and selected for the semi finalist position by Bookworm Blues and what I really love about that is the fact that the person who read it admitted they do not play games do not like games and have no background in this what so ever but they still gave it 45 stars and selected it for semi finals – that’s really cool I love people find a book that breaks their genre preferences or at least gives them an appreciation for the genreI listened to this on audiobook and OMFG Luke Daniels smashes this performance I loved it If you like audiobooks and LitRPG is your thing check this one out for sureReview link for Bookworm Blues Marcus – he’s our main character I think he’s somewhere in his early 30’s and is a pretty ‘average joe’ gamer kind of person He’s likable and pretty easy to relate to he’s also a pretty experienced gamer and chooses the class “Spellsword” which is a warrior and mage mashup Marcus’s group – Peter Deckard Zach Heron and Misha – they don’t get a ton of page time so you don’t get to know them well but they are all pretty standard people with slight variances to give them different personalities Amaranth – probably my favorite character he’s a Familiar one of the characters binds to them in the game I always love Familiars and when they are intelligent and can talk and mock the person they’re bonded to all the better Plus he’s a puma and cats are awesome Jenkins and Ritt – two NPC’s with a lot of personality that you meet early on they train Marcus and have other useful attributes which give them a fair amount of page time The Bann – the leader of the the town Marcus spawns into at the beginning of the game I like this guy too I think he gets page time than any of Marcus’s friends at least it feels like itSome of my favorite chapters are interlude chapters where we get small POV’s from other charactersbeings in the world Because these POV’s are so different short and packed full of plot points and world building I get really excited when I got to themPlotMarcus and his friends find out about a virtual reality video game that has been kept secret until the day before release extremely excited they all sign up and log in to explore a new world What’s cool about this VR is that it’s not a headset and or hand held anything – you get into a pod and get hooked up to life support systems and are then injected with nano bots The nano bots are what connect you to the video game and the life support systems make sure you don’t die if you spend 24 hours or something in the game at a timeMuch of the beginning of the plot is world building and introducing you to the rules and setting of the video game honestly this was a ton of fun for me I watch Twitch on occasion and will watch people play games so reading about it is also fun for me especially when the world building is fun fast paced and interesting For me the world building didn’t feel like it was bogging me down and there isn’t a TON of page time spent on stats and figures There’s a bit of it as you’re first introduced but it’s only touched on from there out which leaves room for plot and character developmentThere are a couple different plots going on – there’s a diety that calls herself Creativity she’s responsible for respawns and all the creations in the world and her opposite Destruction who’s growing out of control and stepping over bounds trying to destroy the game and Creativity’s worldThere’s also a mysterious house in the Mages Guild who’s paying lots of money for expeditions and other suspicious activities the main character needs to find out what’s going on and uestion some people The Familiar Amaranth can detect lies and half truths through the heart beats of others and sends that info down the Link to his Master it creates this awesome layer where the player gains knowledge he shouldn’t have and it makes for a tone of mystery and intrigueWorld BuildingIt’s easy to go overboard with World Building in a LitRPG but I think this book balances things really nicely Although I would say this is a plot driven book than a character driven book the characters aren’t bad they have a lot of believable dialogue and interactions which is always nice in this genreThe game is set in a standard medieval setting with classic fantasy races like orcs elves dwarves etc What I wish we saw of was the dozens of other races that were hinted at in the beginning during character creation for the main character there were lots of uniue races hinted at and I wish the group Marcus is with picked things other than orc and elf and human – bring on the rat peoplePain is a real thing in this game and you can’t turn it off – if you get stabbed you’re going to know it It adds a layer of complexity for the characters to deal with and makes them way hesitant to go rushing into danger or jumping off of roofsThere’s lots of cool magic and spells and swords and creatures in this book it’s so much fun to explore the countryside with the character – giant spiders and goblins and pumas oh myPacingProseThis book went by so uickly for me there’s basically no metaphor or simile it’s a very straight forward writing style that makes the book fly by It doesn’t feel amateur or YA either it’s just uick There’s cursing so be aware of that if you’re trying to keep your reading clean or are thinking of giving it to a younger kid The word fuck comes up on occasion but I wouldn’t call it a super colorful book it doesn’t come up oftenToneFun Adventure Fast I’m always down for a fun book that is totally escapism I think that’s one of the roots of why fantasy exists in the first place and books that I can zone out and just smile through are awesome I’ll read Guy Gavriel Kay when I want a fantasy book to stab me in the feels and leave me in the fetal position but I have to be in the mood for it – however I’m always in the mood to have some funAudienceFor people who like LitRPGFor people who like classic fantasy elements goblins raids dungeons giant spiders elves dwarves medieval setting etcFor people who like in depth world buildingFor people who like fun fast paced reading with straight forward proseFor people who like a book that’s largely one POV there are small interludes but mostly this is Marcs storyFor people who like intelligenttalking animal companionsFamiliar for the win

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Ascend OnlineE village under attack by a horde of goblins Forced into battle Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and with their help manages to drive off the invading creatures With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled the survivors desperately turn to Ma. My original Ascend Online audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook ReviewerLet me open this review by saying up front that it will be in the minority compared to other reviewers of the book Of the over fourteen hundred reviews at the time of this review seventy eight percent are rated five stars  I’m in the four percent of the reviewers who feel the book is average; a three star rating  I will describe why in detail throughout the rest of the review  Based on my personal experience listening to over one hundred hours of Literary Role Playing Game LitRPG books I felt “Ascend Online” could only be described as average at best  The book is authored by Luke Chmilenko and the audiobook edition is uite well narrated by Luke Daniels; who is a very prolific audiobook narrator and it shows in this book’s narration  If you enjoy mediocre story telling ordinary and rather flat characters you may find that you enjoy this book  Note the book is the first in a series and it does come in at over four hundred and fifty pages or just shy of eighteen hours of audio  It is a rather long journey compared to other LitRPG books on the market  For me I almost disbanded from the traveling party half way though due to the issues covered discussedThe book had a decent setup with a rather suspenseful opening  It also had many of the things one comes to expect from a book in this genre including a good use of character statistics and an inventory system  Unlike many other LitRPG books this one had a likeable familiar some uniue characters and even a few different character classes  This is not saying that everything was new or interesting as the book also included many of the standard stereotypes found in this category of book such as spiders goblins elves etc In a rather crowded genre it can be difficult to invent a new and interesting world; good job  I enjoyed a few of the uests having a time limit to complete  This gave the feeling of tension and forced the characters to often choose between like uests when they could only finish one or the other  I liked that the author mostly closed out the open story lines at the book’s completion allowing one to read this book and not feel pressured to continue the series if they so choose  There were no cliffhangers reuiring you to purchase the second book I like when authors give you this flexibility as newer books in the series are used to immerse people into the world again and not used to profit by selling booksI found the flow of the book at times disjointed and difficult to follow  I also felt it was overly complicated and much of it could have been told in a condensed and concise manner  Most of the action or fighting scenes did not feel majestic or imposing  Instead they were mostly slower and less descriptive than other LitRPG books I have listened too  The characters were rather two dimensional having few emotional aspects or any compelling backstories making them feel life like and likeable  I understand that the first book in a series often uses a large portion to define the characters but this story never seemed to get there  The writing style was geared towards young adult YA but the strong use of vulgar language places this book in the mature categoryThe book’s overall premise was something that I thought was going to flourish into a wonderful and exciting story  However it uickly exposed itself as a rather weakly written tale where crude sexual and vulgar language flowed from every character in nearly every sentence spoken  It started off being infreuently used but as the book progressed it became over the top and unnecessary  It was not that vulgar language was used during times of extreme stress or to be expressive not at all  This band of fantasy characters would make sailors and truckers even blush at times; no offense to either of these professions  I like the uote that states “vulgarity is no substitute for wit” and to me it seemed the author had no other means of writing humor so they devolved into the use of vulgar language instead  There was no desire to make the party of characters feel a part of an actual fantasy setting because of the heavy use of vulgar language  Not only language but the author also used many sexual references or innuendos throughout the book’s progression  I know the book is not directed at younger audiences however the cover for the Kindle edition could easily be seen appealing to younger readers  Be warned this book is only intended for mature audiences even when much of its humor would be considered immatureLet me turn to the book’s narration by Luke Daniels  For those not new to Audible I’m sure you have one or books in your library narrated by this individual; I have nearly twenty myself  The audiobook’s narration was professionally done and there were no issues with the audio I can recall while listening  Being experienced with some of his other works I know the issues I had with this book were not due to narration but instead were because of the writing itself  It is hard to hit a home run when you are limited by the words you are given  I would have enjoyed inflection or uniueness in the character’s voices but even doing this would not have overly enhanced the bookIn summary if you are one who enjoys unnecessary and freuent use of vulgar language along with childish dialogue and characters having no depth you may want to pick up this book and have a listen  I know I’m in the minority of reviewers but with a congested genre there are plenty of other books one can choose from that will scratch the RPG itch  I do not think I will be picking up the second book in the seriesAudiobook was purchased for review by ABR