A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept.
After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.
Meanwhile, Alex re-enters the game listless and angry after his loss against Jason. With his reputation in the gutter and no prospects, he will face a choice regarding how he intends to blaze his path through the game.
©2017 Travis Bagwell (P)2017 Travis Bagwell
This pair of books reawakens all sorts of feelings from mmorgs past and present. nevertheless it should have wide wide appeal to those who have yet to dip their toes in to this form of entertainment. A VERY fine product from an author who who clearly has a very detailed understanding of his subject. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED.
More than an equal for the first book, it doesn't disappoint in moving forward the multiple aspects of it's predecessor. Jason, Frank, and Riley look to expand the Kingdom's borders and dungeon crawl. The ending is an epic cliffhanger.
I need the next book. I don't want to wait. I've gone through book yesterday and book 2 today (Yes they are that good). Now I'm lost as what to do. Please give me next book.....
This is an excellent continuation of the first book. My only complaint is that it came to an end. looking very forward to the next instalment. As with the previous book, the narration was superb. I entirely dislike the parts about Alex but that's only a credit to the author for writing such an vile character.
"Another dark wonder..."
What a ride. If you liked the first book, you will love this one. Unholy hell this was well done!
And now the cooldown begins, while Travis regenerates his mana for the next one...
"Being a Necromantic Villan LitRPG"
I finished the book, and my first thought was that I want more, but also to that nagging curiosity to know what happens next. Awaken Online: Precipice meets the expectations that were set forth in the first book. Overall, I felt satisfied with the listening experience, some of the world building aspects of the book are very well done, while I get conflicted feeling with what some of the characters on what they are doing, I feel like they are the good kind of conflicted feelings meaning that I am invested in the story.
The Performance by David Stifel was basically the same experience as the first book, that is it was a good job. Conversations between characters were easy to keep track of, and I heard the story, not the voice. Production is well done, there were no issues that I caught.
So the story was gripping and addictive, it does slowdown in places but this is 18-hour audiobook, so those are the good places to take a breather. The book does end on something of a cliff-hanger, but that is mostly the author being evil and setting up the next book in the series (which is coming soon I hope 😝). I have conflicting feeling on most of the characters in this story, but all of them feel like they have depth and a background behind them. From the descriptions of the world of Awaken Online it feels like we only have a small glimpse of the entire world, and I worry that it only seems like two groups are effecting the game world it would be nice if this wasn’t the case – (even if only through the background in the news casts).
The story has a few threads going on at the same time: Jason and Company, the AI Alfred, some real-world perspectives, and an Alex subplot. All of these perspectives are interesting, but I sometimes feel like the story is being told with too many povs by the author, I appreciate the perspectives, but it is jarring sometimes to get what amounts to a 1 page pov from a character that will never be mentioned again. At the end of the day, the story was well paced, with lots of villainy!
"Love this series"
This series is fantastic and I can't get enough of it. Can't wait to get the next book.
Really, Really good... Well written, and well preformed. just as good as the first if not better. I absolutely recommend this book.
If you enjoyed Ready Player One, or the Off to be the Wizard series I highly recommend you checking these out.
"always wanting more"
loves first book, loved 2nd book, cant wait for 3rd. the author always leaves me wanting to know what happens next. the first 2 books still feel like a build to something "epic" i honestly hope this series continues for a long time.
"didn't like the narrator at first "
This series is amazing and the cliffhanger... I need more right now! three words remaining
"A star is born"
Better than Ready Player One...Jason could be an Icon in the years to come.. to know all is to understand all... watching him develop as a person is a joy... Original Sin rocks
"Carnage, unbeatable odds, odd solutions? Oh yeah"
I think I liked the strategic evolution of Jason the most. In the first book, he kind of uses a lot of the same solutions. In this one, where that explosive solution is indeed used, it isnt used as much and you get to see Jason make an effort to better himself and those around him more. It wasn't as lonely of a tale as the first book either.
Without spoiling it? Ill just say this. It was simply the scene in the den with Rex. My heart was racing the entire time and what happened there was nothing short of a torrent of emotions. For me, at least!
Absolutely! Which is a contrast from the first book. I still have a minor issue with the narrator, but he wasn't as bad. Some voices were still not varied enough, but Mr. Stifel as improved as well as the writing. However, Stifel's voice still does not feel right for this book. Wonderful as he may be, it just doesn't fit, unfortunately.
The book is better than the first, it gives some nice character progression and some genuinely touching moments. The fights are still as gore-y and crazy, perhaps more so, than the first book. Definitely worth the time!
"ARG if book 3 is't out yet save yourself now!!!"
If you think book one was good this turned it up a another notch but I warn you by the time you are done you will want the next book NOW.. I am going to find it hard to wait for book 3. Dam you Travis...
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