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War has come to the Willful Institute. It has come to the first realm.

For years Alva has trained, developed weapons, and tactics never seen in the 10 realms. Now Alva moves in the background, supporting the Adventurer's Guild. No band of fighters, no sect looking to gain individual honors.

The armies of Alva were forged together in Alva dungeon.

Tempered in body, in mind, in mana. Supported by Alvan traders, crafters, they reclaimed the lost floors of their home. They captured Vuzgal and defended it in the vicious battlefield realm.

Now Alva is going to war. Their abilities, their skills tested head on. One individual is strong. A nation focused, a nation brought together for a single goal. It is something that could shake the very foundations of the ten realms. A beast stirs in the Beast Mountain Range, raising their eyes to the higher realms. It is time Erik and Rugrat stepped out of the shadows.

©2021 Michael Chatfield (P)2021 Michael Chatfield

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Everyone sounds the same

There are slight changes, but everyone sounds too similar. I was hoping it would get better but meh. Not a fan of the new narration.

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  • MM
  • 11-03-21

Not sure about this series anymore.

Lets start with the tile. It's wrong. WARNING SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD. They never make it to the 7th realm. This book is mostly contained in the 4th and 1st realm with the willful institute waging war against Vuzgal and cities in the 1st realm only to have another faction pop up from the 7th realm to kick their butts. I guess this is the point of the series where the author shows there's always someone stronger and we need to stretch this series more by having them rebuild again. Story felt flat to me, more like they are doing the same thing over and over again. I find myself not really caring about the main characters anymore. Narration seems better than last book but still not as good as the original narrator. I don't think I will be buying the next book.

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People die... Get over it!

This is probably the best addition so far save for the fourth book. This is more of a reaction to the unfavorable reviews rather than a review on its own.

Spoilers ahead!

The first complaint is about the people saying this has nothing to do with the 7th realm. Are you kidding me? Who do you think attacked them at the end? It was people from the 7th realm. Yes they didn't go to the 7th room themselves, but if you read the actual title of the book it does say part 1. Maybe that's why you're listening to an audiobook because you can't read?

The second complaint is about some people complaining about important people dying. Yes people die. You will eventually die. Your parents will eventually die. Everyone you ever knew will eventually die. So? The question you should be asking yourselves isn't when people die but how they die. Obviously in this book they died protecting what they cared about. What more can anybody ask of them?

That's the difference between an adult and a child. A child thinks that the world is one way and nothing must ever change including the people in it. An adult realizes that the world is full of people that aren't so nice and may want to kill you. I'm not just talking about the 10 realms, but also here on Earth. Once you realize that life isn't a Disney movie you've taken your first step to become an adult.

Third you people need to get over the fact that there is a different narrator. This narrator is not awful. He has narrated several books that are by far comparable in quality to the 10 realms, and nobody complains about his narration in those. The issue is that you get used to the old narrator and you don't want it to change. This goes back to my adult comment. Grow up and get over it. Once you accept that there is a new narrator you will start enjoying the book for its content rather than how it sounds.

Now for critical review of some of the concepts. I do think the author needs to take a little bit more critical editing approach to his books. There were some glaring errors or what seemed like errors in the writing. A great example was a meeting where rugrat was mentioned but he couldn't have technically been there, because he was in Vusgal. It partially broke immersion but it was something that could be overlooked. I do hope the quality doesn't prove however.

As for the rest I cannot wait for the second part. I have read reviews without spoilers and I hear that it's just as good if not better than this book. Though that would be hard to top. I do love me a good military battle. One-on-one fights are fun too but nothing beats a good military ground pounding operation.

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It's just what I love from this genre

Economy, espionage, war, cities, crafting, enchanting, a magic redneck. lots of war and carnage, I miss the old voice actor tho.

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I miss Todd Menesse's voice

I have liked the series but it is getting harder and harder to listen to the book I notice that I lose interest and notice that a good while has passed and I do not know what has happened then I have to rewind and listen again. the voice of the narrator causes you to lose some of your attention.
I'm not so fond of the narrator a big difference and not for the better.

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Frustrated

With the amount of different perspectives going on in the book it's hard to keep up with who is who and what is actually going on. Neil I feel like does his best but he only has so many voices he falls back on so you can't tell who is talking unless a name is specifically said. I'm really try to not give up on the series but it's only got harder since the 6th realm and now it seems like every realm is going to be a 2 part book.

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This is not where it should be.

Not up to prior stories in the 10 realms. I agree the main characters need to have trials and occasionally lose, but this entire book is about the MC sucking, failing to win, and relying on trickery. All to avoid revealing their true power which gets revealed at the end when they lose again.

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the worst one out of the lot

I can't even listen to this cuz I read the Kindle so I know what's going to happen so I'm going to review. they didn't even go to the 7th realm in this book. a couple of characters die that had no reason for dying I mean when was she wasn't Soldier or anything she is in the front line. another character died which was just stupid I they could have saved her. the biggest problem is that their way to passive maybe the word is reactive they should be proactive. more or less most of this book felt like a waste of time

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Slow

Very slow, story is starting to slow down and plot does not feel to be progressing in a meaningful way. Starting to feel like Eric and Rugrat are side characters rather than having a meaningful role.

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Starting to get to long-winded for me.

20 hrs of what one city battle. Detailed with so many characters into the minutia. Is this a documentary or what? Please stick with heck I can't even decide. I'm trying to finish this series but dang do I need to know which blood system was affected by which mana affinity and by the bodies temperature. Not to mention should they have tattooed runes or other structures on their are for efficient defecation?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-21

the last 13 hours could have been 30min

this book started of strong and was going well untill the war started and then after that there were only 3 or 4 notable events and the rest was just the author padding out the book so he could split it into 2 parts. I mean this book is called the 7th realm but they didn't even go to the 7th realm.

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  • Micke
  • 10-29-21

Ok But dragged out

Still a pretty good book. It’s just drags out and milk the story too much. A lot is too verbose, specially the big battle that was toooo long. Should’ve put more in the aftermath instead for just ending it. I hope the author just doesn’t go for maximizing profits and forgets to tell a good story.

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  • Mads Jensen
  • 12-23-21

Good as always!

Tldr;
Alvans learn to use the word "fuck".
And for the first time they... Technically lose.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-15-21

A fantastic book!

Everything I wanted and more! A great culmination of what many of the previous books had been building up to👏 if you’re reading this review then you’ve already listened to all the other books and this one isn’t something to miss!

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  • andy
  • 12-11-21

gold pure

its worth i need 15 word i need 15 words to submit this review

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  • Matt Roberts
  • 11-07-21

Great continuation, with minor reservations

While entirely warranted by the story, the combat sections were just overly long for my preference.

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  • Cangon
  • 11-01-21

back on action form

the last two books have been setting up for this one and it has been worth the wait! part 2 is looking like it will truly open up the higher realms and set up the next enemy for Alva. the only problem with this book is the next one isn't yet available!

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  • Mr Andrew Scobie
  • 10-29-21

7th realm book one

Another great book from this author can't wait To see what happens next in part 2

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-21

Next

Where's is the next one, don't leave me hanging.
👍 👍 👍 👍 👍

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  • Kyle
  • 10-31-21

Wow

Holy shit that was epic, I literally cannot wait for part 2!
I couldn’t stop listening to it and didn’t want it to end!
Amazing work Michael!

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  • Brianna Stormcloud
  • 10-30-21

Ready, set, Fight!

I have enjoyed listening to this series, and look forward to each new book. However I found Seventh Realm Part 1, harder to listen to than usual, it wasn’t a chore, and I was interested, however I found my attention wandering at times. The only thing I can think, is the amount of battle in this book, was greater than usual and I prefer the other side of Eric and Rugrat’s story. There were some very interesting twists near the end and I do look forward to the next book!