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Summary

The Earth on the brink of destruction. A new world of magic and danger! Can Phil stay alive long enough to enjoy his escape from destruction?

The world is ending.

Yet in the midst of its destruction, there's Haven, an escape from the pending doom. Unfortunately, this doesn't include Phil. After losing his sister, he's miserable and just looking to survive. When he illegally finds a way into Haven, he discovers it's a world that's unlike anything he's seen before. Haven is alluring and constantly changing. But it's also dangerous, and Phil soon realizes there's someone who wants him dead.

In exchange for his safety, Phil makes a bargain to retrieve a magical item located somewhere in a deep forgotten forest. But time is running out, and if he doesn't find it in time, his death is guaranteed.

©2020 Timothy McGowen (P)2020 Timothy McGowen

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A very promising start.

I was provided a copyof this book freeof charge by the Narrator in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first book by Timothy McGowen and I'm pleased to say it won't be my last.

What started as a really morose and depressing tale never really rose above this was was a 'nice' change for a pseudo-Litrpg book as generally they're either anime-style ultraviolence of comical but this maintained a sense of a man who was struggling with both a sense of loss and hope. The story itself is very much a tale of one man and his droid (copyright Mastertronic 1985) and the relationship that grows between this unlikely matchup is really interesting and enjoyable. Never did I feel that the golem was overpowered (as it would be easy to do) nor is Phil the whiny type that often arises in this type of tale. In fact, the characters were very likeable and all given a real sense of individuality by the narration that kept my interest throughout.

While I did enjoy the story, and look forward to the next, there are a few problems. For one the action isn;t particularly exciting and feels a little bland, even the final battle of the book fell flat for me. The other niggle is that there is some annoying repetition of terms. One particular sentence had the words Die or Died repeated 4 times? A minor thing but I had to rewind and check if I was mishearing.

These small issues aren't enough to dissuade me though as the characters are interesting and the world and magic system pretty original so I am certainly looking forward to the next in the series.

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Very good book of a new world of magic and danger

How brilliantly the first book lays out the new world of Haven and the characters of the series narration was very good

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A great book.

I was given a free copy of this book and I'm leaving an honest and voluntary review.

I completely enjoyed this book, it drew me in very quickly. the detailing is superb as is the depth. The characters are great fitting in perfectly with the story being told. its a great adventure.
The narration is great, making the experience all the more enjoyable.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone.

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Good but something missing

I was given a free copy of this audiobook by the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

As far as the narration of this book goes it was great, I really enjoyed it and would happily listen to more.
As for the book itself...
Well I really did enjoy this book, it drew me in from the get go and as a first book in a series it left me eager for the next. It has a great consent and the main character is quite likeable.
HOWEVER, while I was left wanting more (which typically is a good thing in a series) I wanted too much. There were so many opportunities to expand in this new world that has been created by the author and I wanted to know all about it. I think a bit more context of who others are, what their world is and what has happened was needed. The whole book glossed over so many golden opportunities to enrich the story with details of this new and different world in which we are exploring in this book. It made the book feel a bit rushed and somewhat bland when I thought about all that lost potential. I am hoping there is a lot more exploration of these things in the next book. There was a full world being created which much have taken a whole lot of work and I appreciate it.

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Love the story! The narrator...not so much.

As is said, i love the story.

I enjoied following the development of the MC through the book, and the story in general left med hungery for more.

I was not a huge fan of the narrator, mainly because All the female characters sounds Like they have a cold. Through after lisentning a few hours i kinda got used to it.

All in All I look forward to the the rest of the series and will recomend to anyone who needs a little fantasy in there life.

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  • 16-10-20

Solid real and game world story

I appreciated the time and effort spent in developing the real world setting. I feel like a lot of books in this genre try to get to the game world as quickly as possible. The game world her is quite unique and light on the crunch. I am interested in seeing what happens next in this series. The narration was very well done. Reimer does an excellent job giving the characters a voice.

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  • M. Knight
  • 22-10-20

Hated the MC.

I wanted to love this book but I find that I am conflicted because I didn’t like the MC. Overall, the book was entertaining. But the dang MC is not very likable. This is my opinions.

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  • Gary Thomson
  • 30-08-21

Looking forward to book 2

I enjoyed this book, it drew me in very quickly. the detailing is superb as is the depth. The characters are great fitting in perfectly with the story being told. its a great adventure.
The narration is great, making the experience all the more enjoyable.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Patrick
  • 29-08-21

better than what I expected

I love medieval times books. When this book first started it did not sound like it would be in that time period. However that quickly changed not too far in and I was hooked from that point on. the narrator did the book justice and it was over before I expected it to be. I do not know when the next books will come out but I definitely will get them when they do

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  • DDJTJ
  • 02-06-21

GOOD START TO A SERIES.CANT WAIT TO READ MORE!

ELDRITCH KNIGHT BY TIMOTHY MCGOWEN AND NARRATED BY MICHAEL REIMER is the first in the Haven Chronicles.

If you are into the medieval/fantasy/genre the Haven Chronicles are for you.
Phil has not only just lost his sister,but Earth is on the brink of being destroyed. Phil, wanting to get away from Earth is "transported" to Haven and Haven aint all its cracked up to be! Phil lands into medieval times and is forced to become a knight , a terrible knight. He is set upon a quest and must learn not only to conform to the time and place but to battle evil beasts and retrieve a magical item.

Not bad for the start of a series. I do like the characters Phil comes across. Mr.McGowen has put together a world that could , given more development of the characters,become a must read series.
I listened to the audio version and the narration by Michael Reimer is really good a helps make the story

I recieved this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Jason Prunty
  • 09-04-21

Read it!

An amazing, but different take on magic and adventure! I highly recommend giving it a read!

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  • Gavin
  • 10-03-21

Great story! Gut wrenching character development.

This was quite the story. I was expecting a bit more human sacrifice, but was pleasantly surprised. I’d like more details on how the magic functions, but that’s what future books are for!!!

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  • Tavish T.
  • 09-03-21

Amazing.

This book was a little slow to start, but didn't take long to have me completely wrapped.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-21

Loved it, cannot wait for the next book

This was my first audible book ever and i am very happy with my choice. It is a very captivating story, cannot wait for the next one! Well worth the listen

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  • Joshua Ellis
  • 24-03-21

Excellent narrator story falls flat

Where to start...

First I loved the narration of Michael Reimer and will look to see if there are other works by him.

But with the story, the middle 1/3 was the only part I enjoyed. The beginning was confusing as it did not reflect story summary and the end was stale and unenjoyable. I often found myself just not enjoying this book or the characters.