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Through the Belly of the Beast

Underworld, Book 2
Narrated by: Graham Halstead
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)
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Summary

Surviving Lord Darius' attack has put Elorion's level over the top. He must soon leave the Mistress' Labyrinth for the unknown dangers of the Underworld.

There are three paths that stand before him. Should he absorb all the Blue Magic he can find, power level his fellow captives, or take on the bone palace alone?

The Underworld is waiting....

©2018 Apollos Thorne (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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I really enjoyed the audio book.

I really enjoyed the audio book. A new spin on magic and the way the system works.. I highly recommended the book. I hope the author is a fast writer...

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 05-02-19

Extra saucy ranch flavored goodness inside


I have read two books by Apollos Thorne and both have been utterly enjoyable, I have third book on audible to go, so I can’t wait to get to it. The belly of the beast is one of those books that I like because it sets you up to expect one type of story and it hands you another. CM Carney is good for that with his Realms series. Book one sets up this huge sweeping storyline, and then provides you with a dungeon crawl. Thorne sets you up to expect a dungeon crawl and gives you .. . . . . . . well, that would be telling.

Aw, what the heck. He gives you a fun book that generally flies in the face of what I usually like. For example, I prefer books where the player levels up slowly like in Domino Finn’s afterlife series. Talon and the team are just hitting level 10 by the time the third book ends. In contrast, Elerion is something like level 500 and counting. However, when one considers that the opponents that they face are thousands of levels higher than they are the player to enemy level ratio really seems to level out.
I think that my favorite aspect of the book is Elerion’s ability to steal other forms of magic. I like the collection method that he has and the way that he employs it to level up solo. I’m sure that I’ve mentioned this before, but I love solo games, because I hate grouping with other people. To me, Skyrim was the perfect game, and I have played it in every iteration since it came out. Elerion is a soloist, and I don’t mean he’s a fan of the movie Solo. I mean he does much better on his own and it is fun getting to picture him figuring out exciting ways to stop his foes via the various magics he has at his disposal. That isn’t to say that there aren’t other interesting characters, there are, but the book just moves along faster without them.

The book sees the kidnapped humans get into even deeper trouble and they are forced to find a special place if they are going to survive. This book centers around their attempt to find this place before their time runs out. All I can tell you is it was a blast seeing the characters grow and evolve. Like I say I normally would not like it when a character would hit a silly stat like 1000 intelligence, but in this case I do. Thorne keeps me captivated. He’ll do the same to you.

Graham Halstead has narrated a goodly share of books, including another Lit series you might know, the Neuro series by Andrei Livadny; so you know the man can read a story. I really wish he’d join the community, as I think he knows his stuff and can hold his own narrating alongside anyone. He does keep the pace going and maintains a fresh and fun atmosphere that a lot of books need, but lack. I really thought that after book one of this series I’d be hearing more from him, but no one else has used him. Makes me sad (pout).

Final score is 8.3 stars. This book rocked so hard I had to call a geologist to help me move on to my next book.


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  • Miguel
  • 21-01-19

AWESOME

I liked every second only wish there was a part 3 . waiting to reserve it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-19

Fun Overpowered LitRPG

This is a fun litRPG and when I say Overpowered I mean there is no level limit and thus everything's power is supersized. In this book the author takes a huge step forward in his writing and with the increased length I'll give other books from this author a try.

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  • Remixt
  • 26-12-18

Worth the wait.

After binging the first book from start to finish I was heartbroken to find the second book unreleased. Finally it came, and it reaches the same level of awesome. Now I have to wait even longer for the third installment.

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  • Cody
  • 17-12-18

fun book

this is the kind of series where you can just sit back and listen to for hours.

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  • Michael
  • 16-12-18

fantastic

This book is amazing! The story is well thought out, fun, and it features people being decent people rather than sociopaths like some series.
One of the best LITRPGs I've ready all year.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-12-18

Saved my day

Awasom story from Apollo. Made a bad day at work great again. Graham dit a realy nice job on it. Thank you great work all of you involved in this book ( series ) :)

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  • Djw
  • 12-01-19

Good

This is just as good as the last one not angst riden decent out rpg

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  • Z
  • 09-01-19

Enjoyable Continuation

Relatively solid narration. Good story and characters. Interested in seeing where the story goes next.

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  • John
  • 09-01-19

Great Series...

Being a gamer, I really am enjoying this series of book. It is fun to listen to and relate to the characters.

Please continue the story with more books!