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Publisher's Summary

A new side novel set in the Ascend Online universe!
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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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. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>If you enjoyed the first book, go ahead and purchase this one, just know this is a different story arc.

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By Joel on 10-27-17

Good read for the adventurer in all of us.

It's as if someone took the exact slice of the multiverse that I wish I was in and made a book about it.

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By Coxeh on 10-24-17

An excellent side story

set a couple of weeks after release of ascend online this book provides a different view on the world established in the first book.
I was only disappointed that the book was not as long as the first and it left me hungey for more!

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By mr on 10-20-17

a fine listen

this series is becoming quite immersive, great performance of an action packed story with the only downside being the repetitive reading of the character sheets, possibly better if kept brief and to the point, though they would make for wonderful illustrations in the hardback version, assuming they aren't already

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By Anonymous User on 10-26-17

Unbelievably amazing

Narrator was perfect for the format of the book and story telling, with a vast array of unique voices made each character come alive. Please hurry and release book 2.0, I'm not sure what to do with my life after book 1 and 1.5!!

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By Anonymous User on 10-23-17

Great

I love the emerging litrpg genre, and the world and mechanics in the ascend online series in particular. Also Luke Daniels is a great narrator.
Bring out the next book in the series please, and keep them coming!

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