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Blademage Dragontamer

Blademage, Book 2
Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
Series: Blademage Series, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Charlie Naylor used to work in an office where he pushed paper, filled in spreadsheets, and made coffee. Now, he casts, conjures, stabs, and tames.  

When the demigods take over the home of the gods, Charlie finds himself hunted, and he and his friends - a half-gnome, a giant rat, the god of corn, and an old mage - must find somewhere safe.   

But can he survive when he crash-lands on a planet and finds himself pitted against a paranoid god and his army of dragons, a world of deadly creatures, and interplanetary pirates?

©2018 Deck Davis (P)2019 Deck Davis

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part 2 of litrpg series

new twists and changes, while it sort of takes away from the first book as it loses that plot and litrpg idea, it still does have a good story otherwise.

narration again good and well paced.

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  • Francois
  • 08-03-19

Disapointing

This is not a continuation of the first book. It a reset and redo. Even the title is misleading, as there is little “blademage” or “dragon taming” in the book. The author had a good slow start in the first book, and blew it in this one.

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  • Dragonis
  • 04-12-19

Great

Received free for honest review.

Just like the first one I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. This had deception wrapped in lies then iced with betrayal. It was great.

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  • Digital Rogue
  • 18-03-19

Belief is Where True Magic Come From

Charlie is a guy ripped from Earth by gods and thrust into their civil war. He's doing the best he can to learn magic and survive.

The magic system is kind of all over the place, but Deck Davis gives us a good reason why. There are some Lit RPG to the story but they don't really play a prominent role. I think this series could easily be a fantasy rpg with little to no tweaking.

J. Scott Bennett does a great job of delivering the story like a grandfather telling stories on a front porch and does a good job of keeping the listener engaged.

Long Tooth was my favorite character because he seemed the most real. He would always try to remain upbeat and when there was fighting to be done he hesitated because he wasn't sure fighting was for him. I thought he was pretty great.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.


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  • Chris
  • 13-03-19

Kinda a let down.


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I’ve never been a big fan of when the main character becomes the sidekick and is kind of just struggling throughout the entire story. Always asking why why why am just not pushing

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  • McTikl
  • 10-03-19

Plot holes galore

Very poorly written book. Character is boring and unrelatable and story moves at a chaotic unsubstantiated pace. Very rarely will I ready a book and be genuinely angry at the writing and the author during the reading process.

You cannot just go hardcore litrpg book 1 then totally abandon litrpg and go 100% scifi, then go to 100% fantasy while completely abandoning litrpg mindset. Worse the character is just so freaking weak. He's just weak weak weak. Weak minded, and weak in abilities and doesn't ever really have any direction to change it. Plus there's other things that infuriate me. He just does things that are so dumb, either the writer himself is of a low IQ or he intentionally wrote the main character as a easily manipulated, low minded, weak beta male.

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  • Michael Parker
  • 22-02-19

Loved it!

I have not listened to the previous book, but felt that the story her stands on its own. Although I am curious and will go back and listen to the first one. A well done storyline, with very likable characters. The narration is well done. Highly recommend to those who like fantasy, magic, dragons and the like.


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  • David R
  • 20-05-19

Boring, Unfun, Lame

Nothing really happens. The whole book is just pondering about. They have to escape but just complain for 3 hours of reading time, then they accidentally go to a world of dragons, where nothing happens, the MC loses his magic sorta and realizes that he is useless (which he had been for the entire book) and also he can't level anymore... so boring, until about the last few hours of the book where his only ability is taming but he can only tame animals if he is pathetic little you know what. The world they go to has a crazy god of dragons, So he "feels" for the god's personal dragon to tame it and get the gods power. That sounds really cool but it was so pathetic it wasn't and it happened in the last chapters anyways so..... I wont be listening to this series and it needs to not be labeled as "LitRPG" Since this book didn't have any LitRPG in it.

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  • Keith LaDue
  • 01-05-19

A fine entry in it's genre.

I have really taken to LitRPG. While this book has not risen to the level of Aleron Kong, (very few have!), it is still worthwhile to listen to. I do recommend this audiobook. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 26-04-19

More fantasy than LitRPG

This second book in the Blademage series does not have much gamer type content and the magic system was a little confusing, but I still enjoyed listening to it. The narrator did a good job of giving the characters individual personalities and keeping you engaged. The universe the story takes place in has potential, with many different types of planets, creatures, gods and demigods, but in this book the storyline seemed all over the place and the main character, Charlie, appeared weak and confused for much of the story. More of a fantasy tale than LitRPG, this story has dragons, pirates, magic, a mad god and some likable characters.

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  • Cory Hatfield
  • 09-04-19

anther great book

Just like the last book, awesome story and great choice of narrator. Very classic feel