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Publisher's Summary

Fresh off their victory over Graves and his followers, Marcus and his friends have managed to enjoy a few weeks of relative calm and peace as they continue to build Aldford, preparing the town for a new wave of settlers coming from Eberia. But as the days wear on with no new arrivals in sight, they begin to fear the worse, eventually setting out to search for their promised reinforcements and soon realizing that they weren’t as alone on the frontier as they thought they were.
Just managing to rescue a caravan of settlers in the nick of time from a horde of bandits, Marcus and the rest of Virtus barely have a chance to catch their breath before they find themselves thrust into the middle of Eberian politics, revealing a plot that threatens not only to take away their hard-won independence...but to destroy Aldford completely.
©2018 Luke Chmilenko (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan on 05-15-18

MC often forgets his own powers.

I was thoroughly enjoying this book. It had humor, action, suspense, political intrigue, and a great game world. I couldn’t put it down until, the author has he MC forget his own powers. It is one of my biggest pet peeves in fantasy. It happens when an author makes his character too powerful and needs to create suspense.
For example the MC has a big battle with an old enemy, and not once did he use his blink step. He went from a badass who blinked across the battle field in previous battles to and idiot who slowly runs up the the bad guy who is fighting his friend. He use to be able to blink in an instant but now instead he gets killed and he deserved it (i understand the pressure of battle may make people react irrationally but his whole schtick is that he and his guild have trained and prepared themselves more than others). I actually no longer wanted him to succeed in the book. He is suppose to be a spell sword, but he almost never uses his spells. Sure he might cast a spell shield, but come on!! Aargh I wanted to actually yell at the author.
It’s lazy and you lost me as a fan.

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5 out of 5 stars
By casey on 04-24-18

Phenomenal!

Yet another fantastic dive into Ascend Online! A perfect blend of world building, character building and action. Luke Chmilenko manages to deliver a long and strong showing with this installment that starts fast and ends with a break necking descent into awesome!

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-10-18

Fantastic follow-up!

Great story and very well narrated. Probably the best in the series so far. Would definitely recommend reading book '2' first despite it being a side story as it adds a lot of depth to new main characters in this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ruth on 06-22-18

Loved it!

Best of this zanr. Struggled to but to stop. Because needed to work and sleep. Cant wait for the next book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Xravia on 05-21-18

A great adventure!

This book has everything I was looking for, A charismatic protagonist, game mechanics, world building, interesting loot, stakes that matter, progression, novel runtime etc.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone elsebto try.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-16-18

What a ride

Solid sequel. Lots of settlement building elements, very light on character development, RPG components and leveling but an awesome read and a fitting sequel!

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