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Reidon Ward will become a god.

He doesn't know it yet, of course. Reidon was born weak, sickly, and small. Afflicted with a painful disease and abandoned by his parents because of it, he has had to fight tooth and nail for every minor advantage life has allowed him.

However, his perseverance has not gone unnoticed, and when the most powerful artificial intelligence in human history takes an interest in him, things began to change quickly. Granted a CAD - a Combat Assistance Device - with awful specs but an infinite potential for growth, Reidon finds himself at the bottom of his class at the Galens Institute, one of the top military academies in the Collective. Along with his best friend, Viviana Arada, Reidon will have to start his long climb through the school rankings and on to the combat tournament circuits that have become humanity's greatest source of excitement and entertainment.

So begins the rise of a god. So begins the ascent of the Stormweaver.

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Can’t wait for the next book

I bought the book on a whim, expecting it to be the same as all the other power levelling fantasys out there. Where the main character/s grow so exponentially and quickly that they become overpowered within the first 20 chapters, however the slow progression in levels aptly conveys the hard work that the characters put in coupled with the suspension before anticipated reveals each battle and moment feels weighty. Inspite of the world building and and balanced power system, the authors have obviously put in a lot of effort into each character. With even the background characters having substance and depth, making you genuinely care about the characters and their relations.

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So much fun

Ok I’ll start the 1st 2 minutes I was pretty concerned I had wasted a credit, thought I’d give it a punt though,
After the prologue it was great 30 hours of great listening, I enjoyed the characters and there interaction, there’s some bits that I didn’t like there’s a bit to much repetition of certain phrases, but not enough to spoil it, overall a 👍🏻

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Great narration!

I enjoyed few moments of the book, but 33hrs for 1st year of school for combat training full with bla bla bla and more bla. Luke Daniels did a good job but still skipped a lot. Not for me.

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brilliant!

love the book couldn't put it down can't wait for the next ones if there as good as this the misses is going to be in a real mood with me.

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Wow

Loved this book from start to finish, love the compariaon to Cradle as I had the same excitement regarding the main characters growth. The narration is great Luke does an amazing job. I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in progression fantasy.

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What do I do now it's ended??

Narration was excellent throughout with a diverse catalogue of characters all of which were nailed with great skill by Luke Daniels.

I honestly didn't know if this was going to be my thing considering it's a bit futuristic and seems to only have the one core element at the heart of the story; one on one dueling.

I am however pleasantly surprised by the development of the story and some very good writing. I soon became involved with the characters and completely got behind the one core idea of the book.

It does however use a tried and tested story template as the delivery mechanism for all this awesomeness; Unlikely hero takes a big knock, goes to school to be taught by some of the best, gets stronger and starts to realize herodom. It's not exactly new but innovation comes in the detail and the talent of the writers, which they do pull off just enough to make this excellent.

Basically, I loved it.

Which means the next book I start is almost certainly going to pale in comparison... :-(

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Thoroughly enjoyable book.

Very enjoyable book. While the main character does have some luck, it is only realised through honest hard work. I would definitely recommend.

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Two words: To Short.

Considering that this is a 33 hour long book, I stand by what I said in the title of this review. It's to short!!!

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A welcome find

I really enjoyed this! The pacing was good, the story was engaging and the characters felt believable.

Now beings the wait for future installments

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I can't believe I bought this book...

I can't believe I bought this book and it had only been out for a few days!
I love long books and to be honest, it suits my taste very well in every department.
I haven't even finished it yet and I am here to get the next instalment in my library for when I do - and I can't believe there is no next instalment in the series yet... now where is that crying emoji?

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  • Reading Obsessed
  • 23-03-21

Best book I've heard all year!!

I could not recommend this more if I tried. My only gripe is that I read it when it came out and now I have to wait until winter for book 2.

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  • ROD
  • 25-03-21

EXCELLENT BOOK, GREAT LISTEN!!!

VERY ENGAGING AND DETAILED BOOK, I COULD NOT STOP LISTENING! EXCELLENT JOB BY LUKE AS ALWAYS. I AGREE WITH OTHER REVIEWER...IT WILL BE A LONG WAIT FOR BOOK 2!

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  • Devin
  • 29-03-21

Fantastic story, killer narration

I read this in paper copy. Stayed up all night to finish it, it was that good. 6 months later, I listened to the audiobook. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I still couldn't stop listening.

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  • Jeff G
  • 26-03-21

A GREAT book with unique take on sci-fi fantasy.

Between O'Connor, Chmilienko, and Daniels. This book has the best making I've read in a while. 3 great artists. One very great book that is a little outside the norm.
The gamelit aspects are a different spectrum from the normal leveling.
The fantasy tech suits are a nice highlight for the story.
And lastly the story itself has a good bit of uniqueness that doesn't deprive the story of any action drama or mystery.
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes sci-fi fantasy, but don't expect much magic in the normal sense though. I feel that the magic like portions of the story will ramp up more in the second book.

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  • Chase Delano Morgan
  • 25-03-21

I love the book, but it's too long

The world building, "magic system" and character development are all really well done. Cannot be denied.

The first time I read this book, I could not put it down. I was completely enthralled. I was hoping I would enjoy it just as much 2nd time around in audio form, but I found myself not having patience to sit through it all.

What comes across in the 2nd read, or listen in this case ...is that there are a lot of sections that you can skip through without really missing anything important storywise.

So I guess, my only complaint is that the book can be long-winded at times ...and even that isn't as big an issue on the 1st read/listen. On 2nd listen tho, and I recognize that this is nitpicking because I wanted the book to be a timeless classic that I could go back and enjoy over and over again, I feel like it's too long. Details are over-explained, and honestly there's a lot of fluff in there.
I honestly believe that the book would be better if it were pared down.

That said, I would still highly recommend this book to anyone into progression fantasy. It's a super creative interpretation of the genre, and I am very much looking forward to book 2.

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  • Bob J.
  • 29-03-21

Get it, you wont be dissapointed.

This is one damn good book, one of the best credits spent in a long time.

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  • Benjamin russell
  • 29-03-21

amazing

I just finished it and want the 2nd one to b out cant wait to find out what happens next

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  • Chaz R.
  • 28-03-21

Speechless

This is what I wake up to hear. This book is awesome and makes me feel it deserved full price over a credit. Definitely one of the best credits ever spent. Can't wait for book 2.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-03-21

Excellent book.

Great story, and even better narration. 100% worth the cost, cash or Credit. Cannot wait for the next book and will be preordering it ASAP.

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  • Roy
  • 29-03-21

awesome

loved it can not wait until book two hopefully long series without long waiting for books

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