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Empire Burning

A Science fiction fantasy LitRPG Series
Narrated by: Tristan Morris
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

Pandora’s box has been opened. The Pantheon of Emerilia has gone through tremendous changes the event of Myths and Legends suppressed. 

Warships now move in the stars, made of soul-gem constructs, built by mages and engineers, crewed by those who lived on Emerilia or within Earth’s simulation. The Deq’ual system stands with Emerilia, their brothers and sisters, and their family and fellow human descendants. The Jukal Empire will not let Emerilia rise peacefully. 

As empires grow, so, too, can they be toppled. Only one can remain; in their biggest gamble yet, they must pass through the fires of war, empire against empire.

©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2019 Michael Chatfield

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just finished this series

finally finished this series after listening to it for a year and a half. one of the best series I have ever listened too.

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thank you

what can I say other than thank you for a story that has entertained me for hours and made even dull days great.

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Empire burning

really enjoyed the serious from book 12 book 11 action adventure and humour this book has it all I'll be expecting many more great things from this offer and also the narrator did really great job on these books

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A great ending

11 books and what a great ending to a very good book series I would highly recommend this to anybody who likes this style or fantasy/sci-fi books

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  • Michael
  • 06-02-19

Good ending to the series

I really enjoyed this series, though the power creep became a little crazy at times and some battles a little tedious, overall it was very good and enjoyable. Not to mention that it is actually complete, and resolved.

I initially was a little weary of this book, partly because I listened to it right after the previous book which tends to burn cause me to burn out on series for a while but it came to a satisfying conclusion and I enjoyed it.

The bad: I didn't care for the battles, I felt I knew what was going to happen and just wanted to move the story along. That said, I tried to think of ways to write the book without them and I couldn't, plus some of these epic battles are the payoffs that people have been expecting for most of the series. So not my cup of tea but not terrible on a whole.
This book probably could have been edited down a little but so could most books.

The good: The resolutions, I feel were very good, everything got wrapped up nicely enough, the characters good a good send off without the author having to resort to hand waving away the problems. The very last bit really convinced me to write this review because I like it so much, that last paragraph or so (probably, I don't know, I listened to it).

I don't know if I'll read more of Michael Chatfield, I have a lot I'm currently reading, but I won't rule it out.

I'm glad I read Emerilia, I'm glad I met Dave and got to go along on this adventure with him and his friends.
Thank you Michael Chatfield

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  • AEK
  • 04-12-19

I finished all 11

I enjoyed them to a degree. I like the author's books. This is the review I am writing for the series. As I have no wish to write 11 separate books. Overall they hover between 2 stars and 4. So, I will give them an average of 3. Solid listens, enjoyable weekend books.


Audible's rating is:
1 Star is "not for me"
2 Stars "it is okay"
3 Stars "pretty good"
4 Stars "it's great"
5 Stars "I love it"

How I see the stars.
A one star book could be a very dry topic, story,crude or someone preaching down to the reader. I generally don't have 1 star books. I will just return them and go my own way. My last 3 were from the same series, I had hit a very dry spot in my listening.

A 2 star story, would be something that was phoned in by a writer that typically has done much better work. I have a couple of reviews from authors that just seemed to phone it in, one most recently from an author that decided to mix current politics into his novel. If I wanted that, I would just watch the news.

A 3 star review is where I really start. It means I enjoyed the book. That I did not have a hard time following it (I have lost alot of my conversational hearing). That the story kept to a plot, the characters were not static, and the world built was plausable.

A 4 star review is something that I really enjoyed. It puts the author on my map to keep an eye out for. I go through 12-15 books a month. (audible is my primary source of entertainment. ) I will search for the author's works regularly, and seek out their stories for future purchases.

A 5 star review, These are not as rare as one would think. These are the books where the characters grow, learn, act according to their nature. Where the world is not only plausible but believable. Where there are economic systems, businesses, rules of law that make sense. Where the story is woven is progressed and told with caring and dedication. These are books, series, authors and narrators that bring it all in a package.

So, when reading my reviews, if anyone does, that is how I judge the books.

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  • Timothy
  • 07-05-19

Mixed feelings

I really struggled to like this book. On the one hand I was so happy to have a substantial series on audible in the litRPG genre that actually reached completion. On the other hand the difference in quality between the first book of this series and the last book of this series is dramatic. I can appreciate the author running out of energy or losing steam at the end of a large series but this book and to some extent the previous book as well felt very rushed and composed more out of a necessity to close the series rather than a desire to see story brought to its best completion.

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  • S. Seigel
  • 24-03-19

Short but sweet!

Although predictably positive, there’s lots of fun as well as a few surprises in store for the readers. Having come this far, you’ve got to finish!

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  • Adam Dintelman
  • 08-02-19

good

in my opinion they should merge them all into one single book collection on Audible or into two separate collections.

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  • Ryzynforce
  • 09-05-20

What an amazing conclusion

This has been nothing short of a wild ride. Wow just simply wow. I really liked it

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  • Kyle
  • 27-04-20

The Last Book

Finally made it to the last book... I don't want to leave Emerillia yet. I loved the series completely. There are 11 books in it for one thing. What more could a reader ask for in a series.

I know some people might say that Dave is a bit overpowered. But consider this: You, yourself are a gamer. You love your preferred online game. Then one day there is a patch and you happen to find some sort of combination of skills that are COMPLETELY broken. Obviously that will be nerfed in the next patch BUT if it were real life you would keep it. Even before that patch to balance it out would be dropped you would revel in that power fantasy that you live through as you use said broken combination. In a book, we live the fantasies that we cannot in this life. If you want to live another life through these pages I highly recommend you pick this book up and turn the page. SADLY this is the last book so posting this review with these words is kind of redundant, but hey I like an informed and complete knowledge of what I have read for my reviews.

On the other hand. "The Two Week Curse Book 1 of the Ten Realms."
Barring life complication with Michael Chatfield, for which I pray are none. Considering Emerillia is a 11 book series and the title of his series here has "TEN" Realms... I think we can safely say there will be at least 10 books. I have already gone through the first four books.

My first impression was that it started slow, but the build up was needed to plot a course and then take us along for the ride. Though if I were to make a comment, I think I'd like more personal growth in the two main characters, in book four it stagnated a bit too much. All for the purpose for telling the story of what the two main character have done in the world so far, which is needed don't get me wrong and the fourth book is a really good book. I just feel as though it ended a little roughly, missing a bit of content.

Now back to the main subject of Emerillia.
Michael if you happen to read this review, not that you have a chance to change it now but a little thing I noticed. The last time you went through Daves Stats. Specifically his classes. You uh.. forget something? Maybe copy and pasted an older one? I seem to remember Dave not picking up a Manager position a second time due to reasons kinda like my review being on the last book. Good old fashion Redundancies. ;) Everything aside. Well done Michael. A story well flushed out shows that you live what you write. And I respect that with all my heart. Thank you.

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  • Carrie Sanchez
  • 27-04-20

Phenomenal!!!!!

An awesome series, great story, sad that it is over, Michael great job and I cannot wait to see how the Two Week Curse is. Again great series, I highly recommend it.

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  • ButcherBeard
  • 29-02-20

Bittersweet

Such a bitter sweet ending. Bitter because my time with Dave and Party Zero is over. Sweet because of the ending. Loved this series. Best to you Mike.

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  • Fyrekisser
  • 16-02-20

Absolutely captivating series of books

Totally enjoyed this series hope you will further their adventures in another series glad this one ended on a happy note after all the trials they went through as team zero and friends