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A powerful artifact. An unjust bounty. Can two souls, forced on a voyage to places they never dreamed possible find their way home and save the Kingdom of Narvoza? 

Welcome to the world of Fantastica. Step into the world of Fantastica with this complete four-book collection compiled into a single anthology.

From the mind of multiple award-winning, international best-selling fantasy author M.R. Mathias comes this massive, epic tale about a young man who finds something powerful and has to first run for his life with the girl he is falling in love with, then risk everything he holds dear to try and understand the wealth of magical power that found him. 

Will he be able to defy the demon Pharark and his hordes of rock and wood trolls? 

Can he stop the army of giant Gothican warriors bent on destroying the Kingdom of Narvoza?

Elves, dwarves, wizards, and powerful artifacts, harrowing voyages to distant and wondrous lands, demons, necromancers, and dragons, all await listeners brave enough to step into the magnificent world of Fantastica.

This anthology contains: Taerak's Void (Fantastica, Book One), Sapphire of Souls (Fantastica, Book Two), Demon of Destruction (Fantastica, Book Three), and Warrior of the Void (Fantastica, Book Four). All narrated by the amazing voice of Will Hahn.

©2019 Michael R. Mathias, Jr. (P)2019 Michael R. Mathias, Jr.

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A very exciting, varied adventure.

I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Infected with wanderlust, Braxton takes one final fishing trip with his best friend and who is attacked by a river monster. Braxton saves his friend and, in doing so, discovers the bear's lair and the body of an adventurer complete with maps and a curious amulet.

From here starts a journey that takes the self-conscious, small town boy to his first city and then onwards, across 4 books, to becoming a major power in the realm(s).
This series has it all, interesting and likeable characters (I absolutely loved Nixy), villains and overlords and more than a few world-ending threats.

Battles are well written, be them small-scale or (as happens often) all out wars and the relationship between the protagonist and the other players is well handled, colourful and (thankfully) not full of teeny-angst as many books of this ilk do.

My only small(ish) criticism is the early narration. The narrator you see has a Capital F) Fantastic voice, one full of power and heroism and it suits Braxton perfectly, but only from book 2 onwards in my opinion.
Having him arrive at the first city he's ever seen and being a bumbling farmboy with a heroes voice is very jarring. As he grows in confidence and power though the voice soon matches him better and this (minor niggle) is a thing of the past.
Sadly the hawk-shriek that plays between chapters remains a constant issue and is very piercing meaning, if I listened for a few hours via headphones, I would eventually have to reduce volume to avoid a headache.

Aside from these two very small 'issues' I really enjoyed this series. It is extremely exciting with a wide range of adventures, very varied races and creatures and well fleshed out characters.

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is definitely a book for young adults,not being a young adult anymore I can say it was a very good fantasy for the young but sounds like the author just wanted to have as much going on as possible which I think made the book sound like it was written by a teenager

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  • Frederick
  • 20-11-19

No time to read. Then listen to a "Fantastica"tale

The verbalization by Will Hahn really brings to life this tale of suspense and action set in the fantasy realm created by M.R.Mathias. For people that don't feel as though they have the time to read, this audio set is a must listen that you will enjoy at your convenience while doing other tasks ( even if fantasy isn't your thing ). M.R.Mathias continues to expand his writings into different worlds and by doing so he keeps his writing fresh. Will Hahn will keep you listening and living the adventure from word one until the final phrase that escapes from his well developed vocalization.

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  • Kanga Roo
  • 24-11-19

Great listen! Gets better as it goes.

This is a great tale, told by a budding narrator. The narration is nice, but as we go through the story, Mr. Hahn's voice gets stronger, and more polished. By the time we get into book two, it gels into something masterful. The story itself is strangely timely, with the symbolism of statues, fanatic leaders, and rising seas as a larger plot element. It is still straight dwarves, and elves, and amazing campaigns into places both wonderful and terrifying. Fantasy at its best. All in all, a wonderful listen.

I recommend looking at the many reviews for the 4 individual books, Starting with: Taerak's Void.

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  • Michael Gano
  • 29-06-20

Loved it

Very well written. Narrator was great. I thought the character progression was good. I only hope that there will be more stories of the warriors of the void.

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  • Charles Morin
  • 20-01-20

A Heroic Epic

Transported to another world, Mathias’s Fantastica series brings non-stop adventure and magic. The story unfolds quickly, which unfortunately doesn’t leave much time for character development. However, the heroics are many and often, and Hahn’s narration adds a unique aspect and grandeur to each of the characters that entices you to want more. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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  • Grant
  • 17-12-19

pretty good book but not quite done

why the heck do you still have the previews for the next book in a compilation/omnibus style book? your previewing the book that starts as soon as the preview is over? what shoddy editing. did you literally just smash them all together into one file with no changes?

the book so far is interesting though if a bit obvious so far in its plot. I will have to see how it unfolds throughout the rest of the books before I can truly review it.

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  • Judy A
  • 21-11-19

Had a hard time listening to this narrator.

Narrator is awful. Paused where he should not have and was too dramatic. Good story.

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