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- Publication date : October 13, 2017
- File size : 2860 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Hidden Gnome Publishing (October 13, 2017)
- ASIN : B076G8DVN6
- Print length : 983 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,819 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What I find unique here, is that the MC doesn't become super power boy overnight. Each book is another level up for him (kinda like gaming, I guess), but it happens gradually, and we get to experience it with him. There's a lot of detail on each of his levels. The magic system is well developed, and each book is a unique plot with new magical aspects.
The characters are nicely drawn. There are several backstories and subplots running around in the background.
All in all, it's a great book of poor boy fighting his way to the top with all he's got, and still fighting after that, because he's got an Ultimate Goal to reach.
Great book. I definitely recommend it.
I didn't expect to spend the next week tearing through the entire set of 3 books, only to be desperate to read the rest of the series. I guess you'll be getting some of my money after all, Mr. Wight. :D
It nails all the elements for an epic fantasy with a good mix of action, cleverness and humour. Characters are likable, relatable and true.
To nitpick, i had a problem understanding the scale. Power levels of "enemies" and characters in general aren't consistent as the definition of how strong each level is changes from book to book and becomes ambiguous. I mean if "iron" is already so strong that a normal person has no chance of winning, it becomes difficult to imagine how strong the next 10 levels are. Besides that, all characters seem to think the same way, almost like they're all the same character in different bodies. No paradigm variety between them.
However, the characters are certainly not boring and while no one can accuse it of being mature, the story is fun mix of action, fantasy and adventure. I loved it!
Plot: A boy born without power is given some and must fight to survive as well as grow in power.
Characters: To much bowing and scraping, otherwise all the characters are well done.
8/10 I actually got bored and put this down for a while partway through book three.
Top reviews from other countries
The author has created a plausible (and ambitious!) universe, with the plot including a huge cosmic plot, whilst focusing on the cultivation of our driven underdog. When reading, I didn't find myself tripping up over plot holes, jarring conversations or random new characters. Altogether it felt like the prose was nice and tight. It's also wryly humorous and frequently brought a smile to my face. Compared with other fantasy and science fiction novels, the plot, behaviours, characters, etc., are driven by the cultivation theme, so it's not so expansive in its description/creation of the world (deliberately not so, I suspect). Not a bad thing; I enjoyed the focus.
Overall, I found the pace was excellent -- I devoured all the books available. Many reviews say the first book was a bit slow, though I didn't find that. For me it provided a new an interesting grounding for the character and the world. Less about getting to the next level, which I think is possibly what many people enjoy in these kinds of books.
Overall, I thoroughly recommend it!
Fantastic story and an unlikely hero.