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Publisher's Summary

The future lies within our minds.

Paralyzed in a workplace accident, Lox's life is looking bleak. He can't even use the cutting-edge hardware that would allow him to play in the full-immersion-games that have become so popular. This all changes when he hears from New Universal Frontiers, the company with the best game out there: World of Magic.

They offer him the ability to use their hardware despite his injuries, but at a cost...he can never leave the game.

Once in the game world, Lox quickly realizes that there is a lot more to this new realm than just a game. Given a class that everyone thinks is useless due its inherent dangers, Lox begins a long and painful series of trials, some of them explosive, almost all of them dangerous as he masters his magical abilities.

As Lox explores the depths of this world's magic system, he soon discovers there is a lot more going on here than anyone ever expected.

World of Magic is a LitRPG/GameLit series that features leveling, advanced magic systems, dungeon crawling, world exploration, and much more. It's perfect for fans of books like Emerilia, World Tree, and Ascend Online.  

©2021 Levi Werner (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Al
  • 09-21-21

Wasn't for me.

First off, this book wasn't bad. It did however read like a translation from another language. Which is weird because I dont believe that was the case. The MCs abilities were potentially overpowered (which I liked). Where it lost me was the MCs interaction with the other players. Maybe it's just my cautious nature but I wouldn't tell perfect strangers all my secrets upon meeting them. That includes all my abilities and how I got them. That was offputting to me. I half expected him to tell them his social security and bank routing information. (Yeah, seriously)

Half way through the book, the author chose to completely do away with game aspects. Which was disappointing. I actually skipped forward some chapters looking for some notifications.

Again, the book isn't bad. Just didn't meet my personal taste.

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The book is okay but some of the Christian dogma..

The book was really good but some of the Christian dogma is really bad in it when theirs no point to putting it in. IE the earth is only 4000 years old, yeah right! Their was no need to put that in the combined with the fact the MC is to be an engineer makes his character unbelievable due to the fact that what man of science what believe that. It pretty much ruined the book for me. It also makes me wonder if the writer knows his audience because I would think people who like Litrpg would be more logic based. IE stats, levels, everything is quantifiable in litrpg at least it should be but it felt like the author was playing fast and loose with his system.

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Pretty good

This isn’t a book that will change your life, but it’s worth the credit if you like litrpg. This is a slightly original collection of completely unoriginal concepts. It’s like one of those tv shows that comes on after the evening news. You aren’t going to be on the edge of your seat, but you are still eating dinner so why not see what happens to what’s his name.

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Okay Read

I'm a big fan of the litrpg genre, and have read all of the ones commonly found on top ten lists, plus plenty more.

This book has a clever magic system, and will be enjoyed by anyone who simply wants to see their main character progress without much distraction.

My main reasons for not rating higher:

1. No primary conflict or motivation. While the main character gets a primary quest, they don't have any pressing reason to do anything at all. Nothing outside the game, no time limit or pressing need, no arch enemy they must get stronger to defend against. No real risk at all. He could have just decided to go fish and sleep in a tent in the game and been fine forever.

2. Main Character chooses to get rid of the game system half way thru, in exchange for further realism. He's doing he'll never see a notification or menus again. Until he does, repeatedly, every chapter. I didn't care either way, but stick to what you claim. Just modify the part where it says "last notification ever" to say "only in super rare situations going forward... plus every time you meditate".

3. Main character kills people, burns bodies, claims to not be a virgin, and is supposedly a full grown adult man... but is constantly make to be embarrassed by anything even hinting at sexual arousal or attraction. Why? Either give a reason for no sexual desire (most litrpgs make the person a widow or something), make them explicitly a teenager without experience, or allow them to be a full person. You don't have to include romance, but don't make the cold hearted killer blush and stammer because a girl gets a wet shirt.

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A lot of fun

I really love the start of the series. Fun, believable, and no stupid characters. Just all good writing fun

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Enjoyable Listen - Worth the Time

Similar to other stories in the genre and as good as any others. Worth the cost to me, and I purchase a lot.

Another reviewer complained about the "Christian doctrine" in the story. I do believe in a young Earth myself (as the evidence points to), but I did not hear any of that here. I think that reviewer was confused that the new world was only 4000 tears old. That was definitely not a key plot point so you may want to think things a bit more if that keeps you from reading/listening to this.

I do wish the rest of the series was in audio book form now, since I would instantly buy them.

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Blah op mc is so blah

story goes at a decent pace, but it was so hard for me to get into. Anything the MC needs, he gets it handed to him. The fight scenes are quite lackluster and I can only recall a couple that ended with someone else landing the killing blow.

Mythic talent, broken class, abilities that no one else has had in ages...all right out the gate. Oh and he gets a companion that should only be allowed to connect with powerful beings, like dragons and stuff. blah. SO blahh

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Loved it!

Amazing loved it can’t wait for book 2! The mc is awesome the side characters are grate, the system is interesting, also not entirely human mc so win there, though I hope his race shows more of its non human awesomeness in latter books. Bye it love it read it!

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An immersive story.

This is one of those stories that when you read it, it makes you want to go on an adventure. When I would get done listening, I found myself day-dreaming about what I would do if I was the character. Great read. Can't wait for the next.

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Repetitive annoyance

The story wasn't bad up to the point that the author decided to repeat the same exact thing four times in a row it got really repetitive and boring at that point it was a decent story I just don't want to hear about vampiric abilities four times in a row that he doesn't even have yet.

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  • 09-28-21

Just not my cup

There are many repetitions, it's frustrating.
The MC is op and he seems to be in luck all time, finding hiden dungeons or legendary weapons.
I believe there was a part where his party found "cat eye glasses" which were never used, even tho they struggled with visibility due to darkness quite few times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-16-22

I hate when

I hate when they keep repeating stats multiple times during a short time. Cap 28-29 the stats is repeated 3-4 times and it takes more less 4 mins to get through every time. But beside that it is okay.

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  • Kronborg
  • 11-03-21

Fun take on LitRPG

i can't wait for the next book. its was good and fun to listen too

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  • 03-01-22

enjoyable

Great LitRPG
the last half of the book is filled with a lot of repeats of the same stats in short succession but that is the only a momentary bother

I was a bit worried before reading (mostly thanks to the audio sample) because I thought the MC would drag their feet due to their disposition and I am so glad that this isn't the case

The story was enjoyable and I can't wait to continue the adventure in the next book

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  • 11-14-21

over explanatory

The performance in general was quite good, though the repeated reading of the certain menus within very short periods was quite a waste of time.