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Summary

Not every human, elf, or dwarf could be equally important to me - that's a fact I accepted long ago. I was here to serve my role and help end this war, not to achieve world peace or save mankind. It was so that I could someday lead a comfortable and happy life with the people I loved and cared for.

Arthur Leywin has experienced two lifetimes of challenge and adventure. He has lived as a swordsman, a mage, an adventurer, and a king. Now his two lives, old and new, will collide, revealing the connection between King Grey and Arthur Leywin, but at what cost?

How will this affect the ongoing war between the nations of Alacrya and Dicathen? Enemy forces threaten the coastal cities, the elven forests, and the fortified mountain passes. Dicathen’s most powerful allies have vanished, and the military alliance between men, elves, and dwarves threatens collapse. Arthur may be the last hope for his people, but when forced to choose between family and country, where will his loyalty lie?

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A good fantasy

The story continues still with great characters and a good sense of scope.

The beginning after the end is a good example of how to do the "new in another world" story right. Where other stories often limits them selva to power fantasy, this actually has characters, world and dilemma to explore.

for lovers of fantasy: you will not be disappointed by reading this story from the beginning.

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Lots of action!

This book has lots of action but the MC's development let me down. This is his second life and yet he still repeats the same emotional mistakes. Why is it he loses every battle but they let him live every time? Still a good read and I enjoyed it.

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this book was so fun i very much enjoyed the book the world is amazing you get pulled in and want to know more about the history and lore the characters are great they get more and more interesting and you see them grow and start to really like them and there storys the narration was done very well i really can’t wait to start the next one

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Absolutely Brilliant!

Loved it from start to finish! Brilliant as always. And endings always leave me wanting more.

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Epic end

I know that I can not be a critique since I really like the novel! I know that there are some gaps in the characters and in the story line, however I really like it. Audio actor made a marvellous job. Now it is time for the next one!

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It's better I think?

Probably the least bad book in the series. The characters are still inconsistent drama machines, but with the focus on fighting instead of the more human aspects, this wasn't as 'meh' as the other books.

Still, even in fifteen hours the book has enough time to illustrate a poor understanding of human behaviour. Or a lack of respect for character identity. I don't know which one's better, but the result is the same. It's like the author doesn't understand who his characters are, or doesn't care. Anyway, if you managed through the previous books, you'll be all right with this one. It's mostly just fighting with a bit of contrived drama sprinkled on top. The characters are "maturing" at their usual pace. (two steps forward, two steps back)

The narrator is great as always, but he can't cover up the flaws in the writing.

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Outstanding

Travis Baldree is the GOAT of narration and TurtleMes characters, world and story telling is Outstanding! Can't wait for more...please hurry ha

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Good but not great

Good but not as good as the last book. Very predictable reveals. Tess was the most stupid and literally made the same mistake twice, owell might
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amazing

No trouble binging this at all.
The cliff hanger at the end is a bit unfair by the author tho...

Some people disliked the chapters written from other characters viewpoint but imo it made the world building much stronger.
Strongest book in the series imo.

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  • 10-11-20

Not bad but frustraging

This book suffers from the same problems as the one before it. It is still an enjoyable read, but now about 50% of the book is either from other's point of view, or a flashback from the MC's past life. I will definitely read this series until the end. However, I am no longer furiously devouring it page by page like I did before. I find myself skimming the chapters on side characters and random enemies. There were 3 or 4 full chapters told from an enemy's point of view that ended up being pointless. I won't go into why, as that would be a spoiler.

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  • Anthony
  • 10-11-20

This series is going downhill.

To much back and forth between past and present. To many point of views. should keep it to Art and Tes. I can only hope this changes in future books.

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  • Brian Gossett
  • 18-11-20

Divergence from a good story is more adequate

If you crave a well built world, with progression, an MC that overcomes challenges, grows as a person, and has an overall positive impact on the world around him, then be prepared for massive disappointment! One would think that after so many novels we would be past the angsty indecision’s plaguing a young MC, but no, it’s worst than ever.

The entire book is basically a case study in how to fail at everything you attempt...all while suffering from a debilitating inability to make a choice that would have any sort of positive impact on the world around you...

As a long time fan of the story I think it may be time to shelve this series until I have a chance to read several reviews of the next installment.

It’s just not worth the time spent to follow the MC on his path of self destruction...

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  • Zblack
  • 19-11-20

Summed up in one word...Meh

I've enjoyed the series so far. This book is just so boring. I had 3 hours left and just couldn't finish it. Nothing really new gets introduced and a lot of it feels like filler content. The characters don't really evolve in this book. The overall feeling is doom and gloom. Maybe something really interesting gets added in the end, but I just cannot get myself to finish it.

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  • Rocky Davies
  • 21-11-20

Love the series, but this was kinda a filler book.

So, I've obviously read quite a few books in this series which should exemplify that I enjoy the series, in fact, I like it quite a bit! Yet, this entry felt like a filler book. It didn't really advance the overall plot of characters very much at all in it's full 15 hours. It kinda felt like the whole book could have been condensed down into the intro two or three hours of another book, a better book.

It made me feel like the whole story is running out of steam. I hope the 8th book doesn't just try to pad things out. I want a nice tidy wrap up to the big epic I have been enjoying. It would be terrible to have it watered down and thinned out just to keep the franchise going.

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  • Kurtis Karr
  • 14-11-20

Disappointing.

I don't think I'll be continuing on with this series. It was good, for a while but no longer.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 22-11-20

Greedy Writing

The author has done an annoying job of hacking up the story and stretching it out for more books. You can/have to skip over a ton of filler that literally does nothing to change how much you know about the story or characters.

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  • Brian F.
  • 03-12-20

a little frustrating

continuously somebody's going to sacrifice themselves but no then that person sacrifices themselves for the other persons, or the character is going to rescue someone or you can't do it but I can. just getting old at this point.

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  • T. Nguyen
  • 26-11-20

Molding the protagonist into hot garbage.

Gray is like that jack of all trades and master of none. His inadequacy coupled with crazed selflessness do more harm to the people he loves than good. It’s infuriating because this seems to be how it is going to be for the next book. It’s been like this for so long I lost count of how many books Gray has been a hot pile of garbage in. Yes, many look up to him. But it’s like standing around a burning trash can in the cold of winter, warming yourself but enduring the stinky fumes.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 04-03-21

enough already

I think I'm done with this series. How can the MC be so powerful, have the experience of living two lifetimes and yet be so naive and foolish and keep getting his a-- kicked. It's beyond annoying and I struggled to even finish this book.

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