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Publisher's Summary

For those who reside in the outer regions of Aleria, the day of bestowal is what determines their destiny. 
It is the holy day of the Goddess. The day that allows those of age to step forward and receive their blessing, to embark on the path that she has chosen for them. To receive their Classification, which dictates their strength and ability. For those people, the holy day of bestowal represents fate itself. 
For Dante, it represents salvation. 
Years have past since he found himself abandoned without memories: years of hunger, ostracization, and solitude on the streets of Alazel without any hope of reprieve; of entrapment at the hands of the creatures that roamed the wilds beyond the city walls that made leaving impossible. 
Now, there is a chance for everything to change. 
In a cruel world where power could be gained through slaughter, strength meant everything. For Dante, that meant that the last his hopes lay in the Goddess' blessing. A combat Classification would be a lifeline, a way for him to escape the hell he had been living in. Anything else would only mean death. 
This is a fantasy story that is heavily influence by LitRPG elements, which include: classes, status screens, skills, leveling, and a form of experience gain, among other things.
©2018 Antonio Terzini (P)2018 Jeff Hays
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 05-03-18

An Amazing story that sucks you in in seconds

This is one of those books where I sincerely believe that it could have worked better without the LitRPG elements. This isn't to say that the LitRPG doesn't work. It is cool as hell, but I think that this would have actually been more powerful as a straight up fantasy novel. It is one heck of a magic system. The world is built with precision and purpose, and is one of the best fantasy settings I have ever read. The characters that fill it all seem to be major S.O.B.s, though, lol. This is moste certainly a place where you can trust no one. Everyone has an ulterior motive, and is out to remove you from their way or see what they can get from you.

There are some really scary things here, such as wraith collars and predatory dungeons. Sincerely, this world is a character unto itself, and Dante is just an intriguing character. I have to say that this book does one thing right comparede to 99% of all other books and that is the layout of the nemesis and the fate of said nemesis. It is handled the way any inteliigent person would, and when it happened I shouted out "YES!!!" Terzini knows how to put you in the car, strap you in, hit the buttons, send you up the hill, and just before you go over the top scream at you that the rollercoaster has no brakes!!!!! The ride requires very little set up, and once the story starts going it never stops. There are parts that are just heartwrenching, and others where you cheer and shout for joy! I loved every minute with Dante and want more right now.

Jeff Hays is on point narrating, and dang if this doesn't seem to be his best work. I mean you could just feel Dante's suffering in his voice, and the growl from his anger put off heat. You ever see the movie Dune? Where they have the weirding modules thatallow a person's voice to set fires, rend flesh, and shatter stone? Yeah? Well, I think Jeff is about to lose the need for a weirding module. His vocal powers are legendary, but here he just stomped Zeus into the dirt leaving godhood behind and becoming a full fledged Titan. He just brought this book home in a solid gold limousine. I don't know how he does this everytime, but he is continually improving and getting stronger. Rock Solid narration. Nuff said. 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. In fact, 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Noah on 04-29-18

Wow...

I expected a decent book based on reviews but this book was AMAZING! I have hundreds of sci-fi and fantasy books in my library and most of the recent ones are litrpg, this is easily one of the best books I own! Please deliver more books asap.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Niall B. on 04-30-18

Really Enjoyed

Jeff hays was great as always. Looking forward to the next book in the series. Interesting plot. Book only started to drag in the last 1 hour.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mauritz Krylander on 08-17-18

Amazing

I don't write reviews but this was just to good to not do so it is the best fantasy book I have had the pleasure of reading.
It's grity reality in a game like world Is captivating, furthermore the main character is realistic and respondes to the situation around him, something which many authors struggle with and end up going for a perfect hero cutting off any development before the book begins not this book though. The seamless integration of the game world allows for brilliant world building and immersion. I often find that narrators take time to get used to but Jeff Hays is excellent and provides the right pace for the reading allowing the reader to jump in with out discomfort(in my case any way). well done to Antonio Terzini! :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Xravia on 07-20-18

Potato chip novel

While the themes and various world elements are great, the moment any of the elements get engaging, it switches out for something else, by the end you will feel like 'where did all the chips go?'

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bradley on 07-30-18

Great story

Grate story a, new and different RPG that is really good I'd love to know when the next book is out

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