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Skyhaven: Necromancer System

A Dark Fantasy LitRPG, Book 1
By: Mr. Dojo
Narrated by: Roman Howell
Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

On the continent of Skyhaven, there are only two paths in which a sorcerer could embark on - The path of light and the path of darkness.

In a world filled with heroes and villains, the most nefarious practitioner from the path of darkness who stood at the peak and terror, reigned over the continent. Striving to end his reign of terror, a thousand sorcerers from the path of light ambushed him. After a thrilling battle that lasted for over 30 days, the sorcerers from the path of light triumphed. But, at the moment of his death, a blinding gray object exited his body, disappearing into a void.

Ten thousand years later, a young boy from a war-torn country reincarnates into the body of a young sorcerer from the continent of Skyhaven. At that same moment, he heard a strange sound. - Ding - Welcome Earthling! Congratulations on inheriting the Necromancer System. Do you wish to begin your journey? - Ding-

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not an hour in yet will update this if it changes

just feel the need to say this book really needed an editor I'm not even an hour in and there are so many mistakes and poor word choices. perhaps a non English native speaker, if that is the case could have done with someone to go through it with him maybe. it has quite a few pretty good reviews so I'm going to try to stick with it and finish if possible. Just disappointed by how many little errors there have been in the first hour.
Only issue with the narrator so far is he is putting too much emphasis on the t in words that end in a ten sound like written. I know weird sounding issue it's just noticeable enough to pull me further out of the already seemingly badly written book. Other than that though he seems to be doing better than he should with what he has to work with only mentioning it in case he sees this just something to maybe work on. It's not a major issue and you are doing well.
OK only made it 6 hours in cant take any more sorry

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Just awful.

I am not even sure what the book is trying to be to, the narrator is either really bad or just taking the mickey out of the material, but I am guessing it's just bad.

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  • M. B. Richards
  • 25-04-19

Worst book I've ever listened to by a wide margin.

God, where do I even begin. Let's just list out the bare-bones highlights, shall we? This book...

1) Sex scenes focused on a 13 year old boy. (Yeah, the MC is 13 and there are several gratuitous sex scenes that focus on him and his use of his "rod", and describing his 'massive erections' when his sexy maid bathes him. WTF?!

2) Had no editor whatsoever. There are typos, repeated words, incorrect uses of words, or other grammar mistakes in literally EVERY paragraph.

3) Uses the 'LitRPG' elements willy-nilly as a convenient crutch to do whatever the "plot" (ahahahahahahahahaha!) needs it to do.

4) Is a sad attempt at wish fulfillment power fantasy (and sick in the head at that - don't believe me? Wait until you get to the 15 minute detailed description of the MC's mother being raped to death by the kingdom's entire army on the king's orders. Yes. 15 solid minutes of his mother being raped and 'assaulted by a sea of massive rods from the king's gathered men').

5) Had no idea what the target audience demographic was. (Constantly uses euphemisms like 'his rod' and 'her honeycomb' and 'her dark catacomb' to describe private parts, but has no problems cursing and spending entire chapters describing rape and general gore and sadistic acts committed by a 13 year old boy...who you're supposed to believe is also a 'veteran soldier', consummate actor, world-class sorcerer, on top of being a depraved amoral murderer.)

6) Is so poorly written that it's literally painful to listen to. (The narrator screaming "DING!" happens twice every time anything to do with the LitRPG elements of the book appear.)

7) Is cram-packed full with run-on sentences that re-use the same plain adjectives several times per sentence.

8) Terribly forced garbage exposition that is shoved down your throat because it's assumed your too stupid to trust to figure out even basic cliches and tropes being used.

9) A narrative that wouldn't be given a passing grade in a 5rd grade English class.

10) A narration performance that did nothing to distract or mitigate the utter trash that was this 'novel'.

11) Obviously paid shills and or asked friends to pad the reviews, because in NO world would anyone who has actually listen to this garbage would ever give it a 5-star rating.


This is by far the harshest review I've EVER left on a book, and it still feels like I'm being too kind. Again. glorified marathon sex scenes...of a 13 year old boy. What.The. #$%^.

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  • James Frolov
  • 25-04-19

Waste

Sub par production. badly dubed in edits make it hard to listen to. save your money.

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  • Dakota
  • 03-05-19

Terrible

This seems like the dark fantasy of a horny thirteen year old. For all I know that is exactly what it is the writing is subpar with a massive amount of repeating information.

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  • Jaco
  • 02-05-19

Bad, bad and bad

The concept of the is book is great but in the hands of another writer.
This book is badly written and badly narrated. If you can over look the fact that every time the word "exp" comes up: it is an recording slapped over the original recording and the 13 year old boy sex science, the really bad use of words like:"retard".
Then this is the book for you. If not. I suggest you get something els.

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  • Kiel
  • 01-05-19

really hard to listen to

this has some really bad repetitive writing and makes me think it's just a direct translation into English with no editing, make the story really janky with no flow, the narrator did his best with what he had but this editing ruined any chance of the story being followed

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  • Jørgen
  • 23-04-19

I'd give 0 stars if possible.

I just can't stand overexplaining, it makes it feel like a poorly written essay with an abundance of filler words added just to reach the required word count. Nor can I stand the overuse of "also". "Also the old man's hair was white. the old man's white hair billowed in the summer wind and also his white hair was long and portrayed his oldness. Also his hair was white." the book isn't as bad as this, but you get my point. I'm pretty sure the word also was used about 7 times in as many minutes.

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  • Ryan Aech
  • 23-04-19

Needs an editor

The grammar is so bad the author seems to have English as a second language. The text often switches tense mid sentence.

The proformance is good, but plagued by constant mispronunciation.

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  • Marlon
  • 04-05-19

could've been better

Okay, I bought the book to see if it was worth the credit, it was okay, but I don't think it's worth the credit now, but with some work, it will be worth listening too. I hope book 2 is better. it wasn't as bad as the reviews I saw, where they said it's just all about sex only. I understand some people don't like it whenever a book takes about sex but understand people have consensual sex, people get raped and people are forced to do things, that's life.
I think the story's concept was a good one, but it still needs some work on the plot development since I figured it out from the beginning on who cursed our MC and it needs a better editor and a better narrator. The narrator is a capital MUST because this book like any other book needs inflection and it didn't have any that I could tell. The book also needs a tone change for the characters, so I don't have to focus so hard to tell whose perspective I'm listening from, but since it was mainly the MC it wasn't too bad. I think with some more work in it, it really could become a better story and would eliminate a lot of the negative comments.

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  • Kallaway
  • 30-04-19

Disappointing

Reads like the first draft of a teen-age power fantasy and wet dream turned screenplay.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-19

absolutely terrible

the writing in this is the worst litrpg I have read to date. I was excited about a nice dark and graphic novel - but it's juvenile. using words like boner and hard on - is the author 12?
not just that, it's just bad. repeating words, bad sentence structure. bad plot. bad characters. it's just awful. I can't believe I just used a credit on this utter garbage.

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