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Legacy of the Fallen

Ascend Online, Book 3
Written by: Luke Chmilenko
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins

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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.

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  • M. B. Richards
  • 18-05-18

Deeply Satisfying

All the books in this series have gone above and beyond even my best expectations. Every time you get to a place the author COULD have ended it and drawn out the series as smaller, more episodic pieces...there is more! And the story, characters, world, and narrator are all so compelling that "more" is EXACTLY what you're hoping for.

If all books were this good, I'd spend more money on them every month that than I do on my rent. This series is my new "gold standard", which is unfortunate, since very very few other series will be able to live up to such a standard for me.

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  • Jonathan
  • 15-05-18

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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  • S. Slater
  • 08-11-18

Not enough Azure

To be honest, everyone who says the MC is an idiot or an asshole in the book is wrong. During a duel he won, some ppl said he was too harsh on the guy, but honestly he wasn’t harsh enough. There is a lot, and I mean a lot of combat throughout this book. I loved every second of it. This is a great entry in the series and can’t wait for the next.

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  • casey
  • 24-04-18

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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  • Argyris
  • 02-06-18

Good but keeps deteriorating

Story is still great but the majority of the book are unnecessarily long action scenes which at least i do not enjoy

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  • Dr.InkDrinker
  • 09-05-18

It's Alright

Let me start out by saying that this book was enjoyable. I liked the story in general, and the world is a fun and interesting place.
That being said, this book could have used some editing. There were way too many characters and none have very distinct personalities. Many times the author would mention a character's name and I was hard pressed to remember who they were and what their relation to the protagonist was. I feel like many of them could be combined into just one character and serve the same purpose.
Another problem I had with the book was the main character. He's well... kind of an asshole. During several confrontations in the story, as a player of MMORPGs, I found myself siding with the people he was confronting. There were several issues of fairness or favoritism that other charcters bring up. I totally agreed with these other people that, as a leader, Lirian should have understood he was wrong and strove to be better or at least realized that he needed to work on these things. In the book though what happens is, these people are framed as selfish at best or paracites at worst.
There is a bit of a Mary Sue thing going on with the protagonist but LitRPG kind of thrives on this power fantasy so, I can forgive that. What annoys me is at no point does Lirian have any character flaws that he or his friends recognize. Everything he does is right and perfect. The only thing he ever does wrong is work too hard.

TL;DR: Decent book, protagonist is kind of annoying.

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  • Raistlin Majeres
  • 11-09-18

Ascend Online: Legacy of the Fallen

Great book, great performance.
Glad the author returned to the original cast but in overall I’m now glad for the second book unlike what I thought at the time

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  • Kenny Parker
  • 27-04-18

FANTASTIC!!!!

The ascend online world is so much fun to dive into! The story just pulls you in and you have to know how it will turn out! I can't wait for the next book!

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  • AY4
  • 12-03-19

Great listening

Ok so book two was different and difficult for me to get through but I was pleasantly surprised at how it tied in to this one. I’m definitely going to get book four as soon as it’s released on audible.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-05-18

the MC acts like an idiot

the MC acts like an idiot I spent a good amount of time just being mad

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  • Sean Doran
  • 31-07-19

Half Assed Ending

I think the story of these books are fantastic, however I can't recommend people buying these books as the author has no intention of continuing the story ark, as he is no longer publishing for Amazon. Author has released a new book new story, leaving this one incomplete.

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  • Dingo 883
  • 19-06-18

Good story and of course a great narrator

I'm really enjoying this series. Book 1.5 threw me for a bit of a loop, but it tied in with this one, so I'm glad I listened to it. The Story really ramps up toward the end with a great climactic ending. Luke does a good job of balancing story with LitRPG elements and doesn't overwhelm the listener with stat sheet updates

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-20

Fantastic escapism

I jumped straight to book three of the trilogy to continue the story after becoming hooked with book one.

The story itself kept me engaged throughout and was read brilliantly. I chose these books because I've enjoyed listening to Luke Daniels in the past, and wasn't disappointed.

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  • Sonia
  • 13-08-19

I'd never have got through it on paper!

I enjoyed this next installment, but I'm not sure how great I would find it without Luke Daniels' fantastic narration.

However, even the amazing Luke Daniels couldn't altogether hide the repetition in Luke Chmilenko's writing. Sentences along the lines of "They couldn't hide their concern. Furrows of concern creasing their brows." (that wasn't a direct quote as I didn't bookmark them in the audio book - but there were MANY such sentences).

I'd definitely listen to another, as long as Luke Daniels is narrating again, but I'd really appreciate it being a little shorter next time. 24 hours is rather intimidating!!

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  • Andrew C.
  • 17-06-19

awesome

Really great work! I can't wait for the next book!! Really looking forward to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-19

Great Story Lacking A Broad Vocabulary

fantastic story in this second episode there are a few over used words he loves though......

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  • Jack
  • 04-03-19

amazing

brilliant can't wait for the next installment. just amazing all round. also this has to be 15 words

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  • Teitur Ásgeirsson
  • 26-01-19

GOOD BOOK

I have over 300 audible titles and I have to say that the narration and performance of this book is one of the best I've heard. It's a compelling universe with a great story and awesome characters

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  • Ian
  • 06-11-18

fantastic

Another epic book, ful of action. great twist and unexpected turns. I can't wait for the next instalment.
great narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-18

One The Best

I have loved all the books and can't wait to listen to the next this is by far in my top 3, and highly recommend it for anyone to go from the start book 1 and listen to them all as they, tie in at the end of this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-19

Somehow even better

I did not think that after the previous instalment this series could get any better. However, I was at the edge of my seat the entire time, and I tore through this way faster than I in good conscience should have. I loved all of the characters, and the interactions between them was funny, interesting, and dynamic. I am so excited and terrified to see where this series goes. One thing is for certain however, I cannot wait.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-19

Great book, well written and thought out

I can't wait for the next book in this series, I feel there is so much more to unfold!

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  • Christopher Thomson
  • 25-11-18

Excellent story, well performed

I really recommend this series to anyone abbo enjoys great character development where you feel invested in the outcome of the story.

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  • Chloe Priebee
  • 10-10-18

AMAZING BOOK! AMAZING NARRATION!

I have absolutely fallen in love with this series, i need more of this please!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-18

"At the speed of thought"

Good storyline. very light on actual game mechanics compared to other LitRPGs I have read. Book 2 seems to have nothing to do with the main storyline, at least so far. However the author just seeing to stop using the phrase "At the speed of though". He seriously uses it at least once per chapter 😒

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-08-18

Epic

Thought this was awesome. Can't wait for the next one.
Characters engaging and the RPG elements dont detract for the the immersiveness of the story. Not to mention Main Character is easy to identify with.

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  • Jules
  • 15-08-18

story moves along, engaging characters

enjoyable , easy listening, but can get a little repetitive. would have liked more real world versus game world consequences

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  • Xravia
  • 21-05-18

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 and will definitely preorder the next one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-05-18

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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  • Chris
  • 12-05-18

Great story

I'm looking forward to the next book, it's shapping up to be a good series