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Lewd Kingdoms: Shadow's Edge: A High Fantasy Digital Adventure

By: Eden Redd
Narrated by: Jane Tate
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)
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Summary

Thomas always enjoyed kingdom/city simulation games. When he discovers there is a kingdom building expansion to the hugely popular VRMMORPG Lewd Saga, he is determined to join the sensual fantasy game and build his destiny.

Thomas becomes Edric Temple, summoner and adventurer, searching for others to help build a kingdom while a war rages across all of Lukken.

The player slowly realizes Lewd Saga is more than just a fantasy game. Dark plots, torn hearts, and medieval politics will place the young summoner in the eye of the storm between guilds, troll masters and what his heart truly desires.

Can Edric keep his new friends and fledgling kingdom together as the forces of darkness threaten to destroy everything they created?

Lewd Saga is a Virtual MMORPG, based in the fantasy world of Lukken, home of dragon royalty, human kingdoms, and troll masters. Players quest, grow their abilities, join in great battles and find love and lust in whatever form they desire. There is no taboo too great or too intimate.

Warning: The tale you are about to listen to is a story of sexual creatures, human or otherwise. This tale is for adults 18 and up.  

©2018 Eden Redd (P)2018 Eden Redd

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Good Start and End but the middle was a bit crap.

The story is of three parts, world building start. Sexy middle and world building/action filled end.

The middle started out well, but then it contiued to be near continuous f€£$ing for a few hours. I'm all for a bit of adult action, but I'd prefer it was spaced out. each scene could have been shorter as well.

I doubt I'll pick up the second one if it ever surfaces on here, which is a shame as I love a good city builder book, but that part felt rushed to pack in more sex.

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  • sV
  • 16-11-18

A wonderful, steamy story ..

I have read all of the Lewd Saga series, and was thrilled, and perhaps a bit curious, to learn Lewd Kingdoms would be coming to audio. And this did not disappoint!! I knew I had loved the story, ranging from the wonderful, dynamic characters all going through the highs and lows of their lives both real and virtual. However, I have to commend Jane Tate, as the narration was fantastic and she really knocked it out of the park. As a gamelit type of book, there are portions of character stats, etc.. but they are brief and handled well throughout the narration. Well done!!

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  • rene
  • 19-11-18

Great world and story

This story is great, yeah there's sex like 7 scenes of it, but they all fit into the flow of the story imo. The world and the character's in it are fun. I'm glad that the first book focused more on the in game life rather then the irl. though I would like the stat summery to be a bit shorter unless there is a change or just have the MC not check it as much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-18

Great concept, questionable execution

Let me start by saying that this is an adult harem story. That part of the overall story is fairly good.

The actual rest of the story, you know - when the characters aren't engaged in sex, was too predictable and uninteresting. The world of the actual book is hard to get into when it feels like it steps on it's own feet. This creates a lot of disconnects and continuity errors for things the story has already stated. In addition, the dialogue between characters felt poorly timed and fake, like it was just stating things to move on to the next sex scene.

That said, the concept of the book itself is cool and has a lot of potential; however, everything outside a sex scene was hard to listen to and wasn't executed well. I will also say that the voice actor for this story was good and I enjoyed her performance.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 26-12-18

A little bit naughty a whole lot of nice

Lewd Kingdoms is, of all the books I’m reviewing today the one that pretty much has sex in it just for sex’s sake. I’m not saying that in a negative way, only that each book is different and the sex, which if you haven’t noticed by now, all have different reasons for being in their respective books. So, since this is the naughty special I’m going to talk about the sexy stuff first here, and then dive into the meat, ahem, of the story.

There is a lot of sex in the story. That might be why the title has the word LEWD in it. Just sayin. However, the amount of sex is more expected and therefore is not distracting to the tale at all. In fact, you sort of get to a point where you anticipate it happening. I’m not talking like in a porno where the doorbell rings and the hot dog delivery guy shows up and suddenly realizes that he’s not only forgotten the hot dogs, but also the mustard and he has to make it up to the sorority girls who were about to have a hot dog eating contest. Wait. I have to ask what kind of porn my son is watching. I caught him viewing it on his phone, and he said he was just doing research for culinary school. Hmmmm. Any way, it doesn’t have that kind of a feel to it, but you do see it coming and if you are an adult and enjoy that sort of stuff, then you will love the descriptive voice that is used. It’s a lot like a jalapeno, hot and spicy, but only adding to the texture of the rest of the book. So, you see that it isn’t overwhelming and enhances the overarching tale.

As for the story itself follows a cat named Edric Temple, who leads a life of adventure while trying to deal with a war and building a kingdom. This means life at easy, but it can be fun. There were several aspects that I really enjoyed, such as the city building. It sort of reminded me of Tamer, where they are very slowly building a citadel as the harem grows. Even in Life Reset, where they slowly build a village in the same vein as the original Warcraft game. I never realized that I would find that sort of stuff so entrancing, but it work for me. That was a real bonus.

The story has a very nice pace to it, and the characters are pretty well developed. Now, forgive me if I am wrong on this, but I only deal with audiobooks, so I am not sure but this feel like it is part of a bigger series. I don’t know why we started at this point, but I’m glad we did. Edric is a cool character and an MC I didn’t mind following around. This story might cover a little rough area, such as some voyeuristic stuff with some possible unwilling participants, but in the overall scheme of things I didn’t find this to be nearly as strong as Fostering Faust was. Oh, and one thing I really appreciated was that even though there is a lot of sex, there really wasn’t a ton of focus on romance. Sometimes, the whole I love every woman in my harem thing stretches credulity, and sometimes it is just enough to have the hot dog delivery guy do his business and move along to the next house in need of some weiners.

Like I said, the story has a nice plot, good pacing and cool characters. That only leaves me to discuss the narration, and I have to say that Jane Tate does a nice job. What I really thought she did well was to keep each sentence flowing into the next. She did not read this one sentence at a time like I hear so often. She has a pleasant voice, and uses it effectively. This actually looks to be her first work, unless she is using an alias. If so, the only negative thing I have to say is that she does read this a bit fast for me, she had the flow, but just needs to nail the pacing. Otherwise startlingly solid work from a first timer.

My final score? I had to think on this because I didn’t dislike anything about this story, and I thought it was a solid bit of work. I like Eden’s style, and think she can write a story and can write sex, and she can write a story with sex in it. Not everyone can do that last part. So, my final score for the night is an 8 star all the way. I’d really like to see some of the older stuff hit the audible shelves in the future.

Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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  • christopher
  • 11-12-18

name is not a play on words

i bought this book on a whim thinking it would be another somewhat inocent story with a title that was a play on words.

Boy was i wrong. this author loves their sexual scenes. so much that i felt unconfortable listening to the almost 30 minutes of one such encounter.

other then that the story was supprisingly good. there was not a ton of stat pages like some litrpg and that was a welcome change. i would have liked to hear a bit more about the real world but that in no way took away from the story.

i likely will not be picking up the next in this series due to how uncomfortable it made me feel but that is a personal preference.

the narator was amazing and did a very good job distinguishing voices (i knew who was talking simply by the voice she used.)

tldr: great story but very much "lewd"

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  • Rusty
  • 01-12-18

Excellent first audio book

I don't know if I can wait for the next audio book. I might have to pick up the Kindle version.

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  • James
  • 15-03-19

just the right mix

Some of these authors overload you on erotic content with very little story or character development. In this book series the sexual encounters are earned and they fit well in the story. They are very well written and you feel the author's passion and telling the story along with conveying the sexual energy to the reader. The book is clearly not just about that type of content though and I would say it makes up 15% of what's inside the book. If you like literary RPGs then you will definitely enjoy this series it is well done, well articulated, and it really pulls you back for more.

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  • Edward Crisler
  • 12-03-19

To many stat updates in the story

It is a decent story and the performance was well put together. The biggest issue I have is the author puts in a lot of stat updates. Some of the updates come in at weird times when it really does not need to be.

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  • kristin
  • 28-02-19

a story you can invest in

I loved this story. It is so action packed and filled with such beautiful and complex characters that I got lost in it, and because emotionally invested in all of it. only problem I had is the stats being read off almost ever chapter

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  • Kyle
  • 23-02-19

First half was strong but the middle killed it

So if you are reading this, you know what this story is all about. I am not a big fan of books that use too vulgar terms, instead I like them where more flowery words are used. this book strikes a great balance of both sides. however, half way through the story I created a fan theory for why a certain character acts the way she does and I was super excited because it would have added so much depth to her and the story in general. I already enjoyed the different take on this "Sex Game" making it about building a *Kingdom* not a *harem*. put a different spin on the story and made it more believable but there is one chapter/scene that killed all my hype that I just could not finish this story. if you are here for the smut, it is good but there is better stuff online and if you are here for the story than just turn your brain off so you don't try to predict the future..... it will just ruin the story for you.