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Edge of Eons

A Cultivation Novel (The Adept Archives, Book 1)
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

In the realm of Eon, strength is the rule of law. 

In daylight, the realm is ruled by the adepts, a group of mighty cultivators that use their spirits to wield world-bending, mystic power. These adepts live in constant strife, fighting for control of relics that hold the divine powers of ancient gods. 

In twilight, the realm belongs to the darkbeasts, nightmarish creatures born of a mysterious fog known as the veil.

These creatures are drawn to power, hoarding relics in their dungeons and slaying any adepts that dare venture too close. 

Together, these opposing forces create a grim balance of power, one only survived by those with strength, cunning and a bit of wit.

But balance is not easily maintained.... 

Dark forces work from the shadows, putting events into motion that will drive the realm into chaos. Soon, portals begin to open, drawing warriors from other realms to test their mettle on Eon’s battlegrounds.

Many perish before reaching their true potential, falling victim to the realm’s many perils.

However, the cosmos is a vast sea of souls, and one police officer from earth may prove he has the fighting spirit needed to shake Eon to its very core....

©2019 Darren Hultberg Jr (P)2019 Darren Hultberg Jr

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Great twist on the LitRPG genre

I’ve only read a few LitRPG books previously and enjoyed them, but I loved this twist into this game-like-non-game!!
Brilliantly written with a great story to get behind and superbly read! Andrew does a fantastic job with all the characters and the battle pacing is great and truly brings out the atmosphere!
This is my honest opinion of a free review copy.

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  • coco
  • 05-06-19

Good but short

This first book laid the groundwork for the world and future books rather well. There were a few time that I thought his HUD explained something rather well but “the officer” didn’t capitalize on or chose to wait before acting. This didn’t happen often but in the few instances it did it seemed very contradictory to the character’s usual behavior.

While the story used “the officer” to refer to the MC often I found that I was getting used to the use before the end of the book. I wish they used his name but this isn’t a big problem.

In conclusion I would give this book somewhere around the 4.6 range, I will be getting the second book when ever it comes out.

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  • Ceiling Chair
  • 25-06-19

Impressive Narration

I think it is an interesting world. Bits and pieces that seem really cool, although it's not really forming a cohesive whole for me.

I think our protagonist is written weakly. I would expect a cop to be a little more cautious, especially this one when his lack of it literally just got him killed and sent to this world. He seems determined to get himself finished for good. I could even accept him being a moron, because some people just are, except for the fights he is constantly getting into against opponents that outclass him by so much ... yet he manages to come out mostly unscathed. He survives and overcomes without valid reasoning why.

The Narrator is fantastic. He manages to give the characters a lot of personality and depth with his reading of them.

I am interested to see where it goes, but its not the greatest thing so far.



*A copy of this book was provided to the reviewer upon their request, but the review is their honest and voluntarily provided thoughts.

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  • Justin
  • 03-06-19

One minor complaint

The use of "the officer" to describe the MC over and over and over again. He is in another world.. if he was a pro gamer you wouldn't say the gamer to describe him... rant off.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-06-19

Marginal story destroyed by a TERRIBLE MC

This could have been a marginal quality story but it was destroyed by an MC who was at best an arrogant and stupid troglodyte. An MC who wanders around saying "I can take care of myself" yet keeps doing the dumbest of things. I've been in the world less than a day, have been beaten and saved numerous times, so let's ignore the wise old man and challenge someone I can see and am told is better than me because I'm an arrogant prig. It gets to the point that you long for him to be killed so we can finally get to a good character. The development of the world is poor and not thought out, not a true litrpg, a sad addition to the audible line up. A waste of credits and time. If you are looking for a good read look anywhere else.

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  • Wanpakumono
  • 18-06-19

Decent story with a very good narrator

I haven't read anything from this author before. I liked the premise of the story,but there were some details missing that O would have liked the author to explain(biggest one is how, when a person dies, they are transported to another dimension withe the clothes and weapons they are wearing). The Next dimension proceeds as if a person is in a RPG game. I requested this book and agreed to review it when finished. I thought the narration was very good. It added to the enjoyment of the audiobiok.

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  • Jonathan Liechti
  • 15-06-19

Loved this book!

I haven't read a fantasy book like this before, but I honestly loved it! I'm not sure what the term is for these types of books almost like a mmorpg video game. The characters were all likeable and I loved the story line. Roy was that type of character you instantly love. It kinda also reminded me of an anime, where the individual gets stronger and has to adapt his new abilities. Narrator was superb btw, looking forward to checking out his other stuff. Really fun ride and I can wait for the next!

I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-19

I love the world and power structures!

like I said in the headline the world is awesome! my biggest problem was the MC is stupid. I have a hard time putting up with stupid people in real life so finding them in books is most annoying. I struggled a bit to finish the book but it was worth it! I will be picking up the second book to see where the MC goes and grows into. the narrator was amazing. over all a decent book.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 19-07-19

Die a hero’s death in this world be chosen to be a hero in another

When a person dies a hero where do they go? Heaven? Valhalla? Or do they get chosen by the gods of another world in the multiverse to be a hero there and combat the evil that encroaches upon that world and perhaps the multiverse as a whole? that’s what happens to one phoenix city police officer. Died chasing down and battling 2 cop killers he falls to his death only to be reborn as a void adept in a world of good vs evil where there is no law but that of the strongest and most ruthless. Can he find others to help him? Can he begin to bring law to this world? Will his quest for justice be the death of him? Listen on and find out. A great tale that is well written and well narrated it touched upon the LITRPG style in some of its world mechanics and in others lends a feeling of stargate and Viking afterlife. Hope you enjoy it as much As I did. Can’t wait for the next installment. Ends on a real revealing moment. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Quinton
  • 17-07-19

It helped pass the time.

It can be hard to find a good cultivator series so there is little reason to complain if you like the genre. However, this book is only middle of the road for me. The character names are uninspiring and development of cultivation is overpowered resulting in a two dimensional main character.

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  • A
  • 16-07-19

Has both good and bad points

Typical isekai type story with gamification.
The biggest pain points for me were that the MC is not that likable and the flow/sentence structure can be awkward at times.