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Stars Awoken (A LitRPG Apocalypse)

The System Apocalypse, Book 7
By: Tao Wong
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: The System Apocalypse, Book 7
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

John Lee has left Earth behind him as he travels to the capital of the Galactic Council. Seeking rest and an answer to what the enigmatic System is, John plans to spend his time reading and researching on Irvina. But fate has other plans for the human Paladin. Faced with a new quest and a Galactic Society that is as unfair to its citizens as it was to Earth, John must decide if his desire for a quieter life outweighs his conscience.

Stars Awoken is book seven of the System Apocalypse, a LitRPG post-apocalyptic series that combines modern day life, science fiction and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

©2019 Tao Wong (P)2020 Tao Wong

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Crap after the first one

The whole series went down hill after the first on and it’s just crap pointless waste of time

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felt a lot shorter than 9 hrs

Maybe that's a good thing? Love the series, but this one really left me unfulfilled. Felt very short with little in the way of story advancement. Minimal plot and advancement. Felt more like a side story.

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Very nice to hear from john again

Very good but it ends a bit abrupt Overall good story nice development and hoping for more

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off planet action

Tao wong has done an amazing job with yet another of the system apocalypse series. The mc is learning that he is not as powerful as he once thought and that he needs to work in a team in order to achieve greatness. This book has a great pacing and features a lot of planets politics but I love it. Only suggestion for improvement is to make the book longer !! Cant wait for the next book

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Loved it

A nice evolution for the series that was starting to get stale. Enjoyable read and lots of great new possibilities for the future.

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  • J. T. Burman
  • 24-03-20

Non sequitur?

It often felt as though I had missed an entire book. This series jumps ahead sometimes. So I've felt this before, and gotten over it. Here, though, I was missing a transition. Maybe that could have been achieved with a recap to highlight certain things over others from previous books? Or maybe if I had paid more attention to the setup in the description? "No longer confined to Earth, our heroes move out into the galaxy -- and face new political and corporate threats -- while wondering about what in The System allows simultaneous communication across lightyears. Earth is mostly self-sufficient, as humanity's homeworld, and it has secured its vote on the Galactic Council. But it needs workers. Its status as a Dungeon World then presents new opportunities, which competitors seek to deny...." The further development of the System Quest is interesting. That held my attention. But the move away from Earth meant lots of old relationships got left behind too. In many ways, this is a very different book than what first hooked me: much of the tension in the early books has been lost. So I'm much less enthusiastic than I was. But I will wait for the next one before deciding whether to continue with the series.

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  • Cory
  • 15-03-20

the master has found his balance

it can be a problem for some writers to write lit RPG books without going overboard on the mechanics or not going far enough but in this book Tao Wang has showing that he's put the right amount in for the story even though it is light on the mechanics in this story if you had gone any further it would have detracted from the story this story shows that how Tao Wang has grown as a writer from the beginning of the series and truly has perfected his craft and strives to improve with every book and it shows can't wait for next audio Edition it's a shame that he can't put this book out on audio at the same time as he does the book still can't wait

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  • Michael
  • 14-03-20

An enjoyable new direction

I liked this book a lot, it's a step back from the politics of the last book and I like the new direction this is heading.

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  • Vincent P Short
  • 14-03-20

"Oh boy, here I go killing again"

I feel like John mutters that to himself anytime he does anything outside of his study of the system. This was an excellent start to the new arc, we already have a interesting new character. I'm hoping for more new character's with next book🤞. Not gonna lie though, I'm real tired of Roxley and Lana. Just give me a new romantic interest to root for. Finally, I can't wait to find out more of the lore of the system.

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  • Keeg
  • 31-03-20

Back on top

While book 6 felt rushed, this book was back to the excellent and engaging pacing. This was yet another fantastic book from Tao. I am really looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Adam Dintelman
  • 31-03-20

this book has restored my faith in the series

finally he's did away with quite a few of the old anime tropes I'm very happy with this book that character has seemed to evolve in many ways.

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  • TheOtherDude91
  • 20-10-20

The best kind of filler

I don't know how to explain it, but it felt like nothing of importance happened in this book, basically just a training montage. That said, it wasn't bad. Some things do pop off, John is still growling like a damn off brand Wolverine, and the battles are nice. I'm on this till the end, keep em coming

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  • Reuben James
  • 28-09-20

Great LitRPG

I'm a fan of LitRPG. That said; I recognize that the genre is not always (ahem) intellectually challenging. Admitting an addiction to LitRPG is a little like saying that you're strung out on Ho Ho's. Fine. Not proud of it. With that caveat out of the way, Mr. Wong's "System Apocalypse" series s is an entertaining blend of traditional sword and magic and Space Opera. Our hero is a little girly man for my taste (hard for me to relate to someone who can't stop thinking about some elf guy's kissable lips and cute legs - eww). A little too much swash in his buckle - but maybe that's just me, and the author doesn't rub your nose in it. If I have any real criticism of this book it's that it barely is - A book, that is. At a little over 8 hours, it's closer to a novella.

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  • Chris
  • 25-08-20

great as always

the story is progressing nicely i cant wait to see him attack the rest and maybe gain some new allies

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  • bookworm124
  • 24-08-20

great story

a well thought out series that is both a fresh and entertaining take on the lit RPG genre