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The Blade Guardian: A LitRPG Saga

Aether Gate Online, Book 2
Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

The slayer has returned!

Using the power of his mighty familiars, Zander Darkblade has vanquished the imperious highlord, ending the threat to him and his friends and bringing honor to the Ravenflight guild.... Unfortunately, he still doesn’t have a way home.

Accepting that they may be stuck on Aetheria for good, Zander and company take to the roads, honing their skills, clearing dungeons, and adding familiars to their growing repertoire. They choose to embrace a life of adventure, living by the blade and enjoying all of the wonders that this strange new realm has to offer. But a new threat looms in the shadows, and a fated encounter awaits that may shake Zander to his core....

The Aether Gate Saga continues as darkness takes rise in Aetheria. The four great guilds wage war for control of a realm without a leader, and an ancient evil shows its face once more...an evil once powerful enough to slay the gods themselves.

Welcome back to Aether Gate Online. The best-selling litRPG series continues with its second installment, The Blade Guardian! More familiars, more transformations, and more high-stakes RPG action!

©2018 Darren Hultberg Jr (P)2019 Darren Hultberg Jr

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Great second book

Great series enjoyed the audio a lot can not wait for the next one .very well written and narrated

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 25-01-19

Book 2 reveals the secrets of the ravens guild and more

First off, LITRPG is a genre that is amazing, captivating and is taking over the fantasy genre fan base by storm. This is the 2nd in an amazing series. The players are trapped in the game and are dying in the world. They were told there was a way home. They just had to help the guild gain an ancient artifact. They were lied to. Nothing but pawns to an ancient evil that betrayed them as much as the one who trapped them in game. Now they are without a guild. Trapped in a game world they cannot escape. New allies will be met and lost. Discoveries of great note will be made. Tragedy will strike. New player classes will return to the game and the world will never be the same again. Great writing, phenomenal narration. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • TU
  • 20-02-19

I have enjoyed this series so far

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I thought this was a great follow up to book 1. It is well executed and I enjoyed the narration. I definitely think this is a solid example of LitRPG. Worth checking out, in my opinion.

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  • NaMc
  • 21-11-19

I couldn't put it down!

I have really enjoyed seeing the characters grow and the story play out, I'm looking forward to starting book 3 now to see what happens next!

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  • JEYCEE
  • 19-10-19

Book 2

I enjoyed listening to book 2 in this series It is as interesting as the first book in the series., I am also looking forward to the next book to listen to.

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  • Evan
  • 17-10-19

Even better than the first!

I enjoyed the first book, but I was completely invested in book two! The new characters add a lot to the story and we are allowed to see much more of how the world works. The teasers at the end of book one play out very well as the true villains make themselves known (I'm trying not to leave spoilers!).

J. Scott Bennett returns to narrate book 2, and i am honesty baffled by the negative reviews of his performance. His voicing for this broad cast of characters is truly impressive and brings these books to life. His reading is dynamic, and his sense of timing and drama are spot on. I'm not sure what else people are looking for.

I can see how this could be categorized as YA but i wouldn't let that stop you, especially with this second book. If you read book one and are reading reviews to decide whether you should continue, just do it! Blade Guardian was even better than Slayer, and book 3, The Azure Warden, looks to be even more exciting!

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  • clinton
  • 16-10-19

It just gets better and better!

Another absolutely fantastic read it kept the pace of the first one and the strong character progression both in the character's personality along with the power level. The simple fact that the author is able to pull you in throughout the entire story without parts dragging out for no reason is amazing. I can safely say you will want to have the third book already because you will want to start it right after the end of book 2 its just that good.

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  • Joshua
  • 23-02-19

A better book

I don’t normally give reviews as I have a difficult time coming up with a way to convey my authentic opinion, but this book had me interested till the end. I’m excited to see where it goes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-19

good but the narrator

it is a great series but the narrators voice gets annoying. he didn't do as well of a job as he could have especially on dark blades voice

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  • Jason
  • 28-01-19

story was ok but audio performance was not good

good litrpg, it doesnt go into the details as I usually like but it is passable. the take on the familiars is great. I listened to this through audiobook and have to safe the narrator ruin most of the story for me. I kept wishing for it to end. please get another person for the next book or else I'll skip it. :(

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  • David W Nicholson
  • 24-06-19

better than some still not that great

this one the story was better than some of them though how the MC thought she could face off against a major world boss and it not be difficult cause me to stop reading this book also the narrator's voice was annoyingly geeky and to me was immersion breaking do not recommend this book

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