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Publisher's Summary

Lazarus Cain is a member of the Grim Shadows, one of the Thieves Guilds in the city of Eberia. Unfortunately, Lazarus is having a bad day. Waking up in a torture chamber, suffering from amnesia, he'd be pretty much screwed if not for the mysterious, magical sigil burned into his chest.
Sometimes a really bad day should be shared with others, especially professional torturers.
Lazarus will need to use all his cunning and skill to work with his comrades, uncovering schemes within schemes, discovering that the Grim Shadows are not the only Thieves Guild in the city mired in conflict. What's more, the leaders of the other guilds, the Thief Lords, don't respond well to treachery. 
©2017 Luke Chmilenko (P)2017 Podium Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By Greg A on 09-26-17

Not a continuation

Would you listen to Hell to Pay again? Why?

Only a couple of hours in to this book and it seems to be on par quality wise with the first Ascend Online. Just a notice that this is NOT a continuation of the first book, but a story regarding a different character entirely.

Only reason I am writing this is I was quick to order this book and expecting it to continue where the first left off. Slight disappointed as I was expecting something different, but the story so far is strong and I have been enjoying the listen.

If you enjoyed the first book, go ahead and purchase this one, just know this is a different story arc.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Susanne on 05-04-18

Skip this book

Even the talented Luke Daniels couldn’t make this book a worth successor to the first. This story isn’t captivating in the slightest. Such a big disappointment after how fun the fist book was. Do yourself a favor; listen to the last minute of the epilogue and go straight to book 3 ( or is it 2 since this is technically book 1.5)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Stu on 05-15-18

gripping totally engaging storyline

looking forward to the next book in the series, hooked on storyline sofar, this was nice change of direction from book one, new characters, hero this time is a bit darker. dropped star overall as experienced some hiccups in audio play back

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aslanenlisted on 05-03-18

A brilliant adventure

I was hesitant to begin this book as it wasn't a true continuance of the Ascend Online story. Bit I was blown away by the story found within. The over all world building adds to the Main story line and gives us a peak into a darker side of then universe. Hope to see more of this story.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Xravia on 03-25-18

It's book 1.5.

The book dosent really do much that the first book didn't already do other than provide perspective on the city and introduce primordial energy.

Things like setting up daenerys or whatever as the capitals baddie or the land across the sea had an emperor that wanted to become a god; explaining resources are expensive because of competing guilds and are fluctuated because of the influx of adventures are arguably done better in the first book, I'd prefer the second book to be released instead.

It's a rehash of the first book with a detective/amnesia take , relabeled as an expanded universe.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Trent on 01-02-18

Skip it

The first book was great. I finished this one but did not enjoy it. The story does not carry on and does not have the same feel

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