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(The SciFan Universe #1)

3.10  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  17 reviews
A primeval darkness threatens to destroy mankind...

The world's largest gaming platform in the entire industry is led by a man with many secrets. The popular game DarkForce features the World of Zion which has been plagued by the destructive will of the Leviathan for centuries. What gamers don't know is that the World of Zion actually exists, and the Leviathan has fed off o
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Published June 1st 2017 by SciFanTM Entertainment
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Montzalee Wittmann
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
By: R. M. Mulder
Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
This is not a litRPG, it is about a fantasy that takes place sending people to another world or dimension through a portal.
I found it very interesting in the beginning and up to about half way and there it began to bog down. If it had been a print or e-book I might have skimmed portions but that is not possible with an audible book. I really wanted to like this book. It didn't really
N.W. Moors
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Conquest: Rise of the Fifth Horseman is the first book in the Fifth Horseman series. It's a fast-paced fantasy that melds a lot of different concepts fairly successfully.
The story starts with Allan, a corporate lawyer, proposing to his girlfriend of four years, Lily, in a very awkward scene in a restaurant. Lily is an agent for the NSA and though she loves Allan, her job (which he knows nothing about) would interfere in a marriage between them.
As it turns out, neither Allan or Lily are what they
Daniel Katz
Jan 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Where you lost me was at 94%, when I just couldn't take it anymore. The MC was so goddamned cocky all of a sudden because he suddenly gained some power, without necessarily knowing how to appropriately use it. Suddenly he's all "I can defeat the bad guy" but based on WHAT?!
Then he goes and gives himself up to the Leviathan, which he has EXPLICITLY and IN DEPTH been warned against. What did he expect was going to happen?
Fate's Lady
Jul 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nope, fantasy
Boring. Plasticky characters, awful dialogue, flimsy plot, and the constant bible verses are noxious. At about 12% I couldn't take another word.
Heidi Angell
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've never read LitRPG before, although I kind of wonder if Realms Unreeled would qualify? But anyway, I saw some complaints from some "purists" of the genre who said that this wasn't truly LitRPG. As I'm not really familiar with the subgenre, I won't argue that point. What I will say is that I really enjoyed the story at the beginning. There was a strong science-fantasy edge, with a heavy religious theme. I was enticed by the concept of seraphim as told in the story, and the way each chapter be ...more
Patrick Hodges
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The author has a great imagination, mixing ancient and modern storylines. This was not a genre I normally read, but I found parts of it enjoyable.
Leo McBride
Never slows down enough to know what it is

Spy thriller? Urban fantasy? Biblical fiction? Who knows? After all, it throws everything including the kitchen sink at the reader, all in an overwrought, dialogue-heavy wall of melodrama that never really let's you get to know any characters, let alone discern a coherent plot.
There are super-powerful beings on the loose and a religion-heavy influence with the possible threat of the end of the world, yet there never really feels like much risk amid all t
Chris Evans
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Conquest has a lot of interesting ideas... too many interesting ideas to be honest. This book has a serious case of ADHD, jumping rapidly between multiple characters, each one dealing with at least two different plot thread simultaneously. The result is, though each plot seems like it would be very interesting and worth exploring, none of them are developed and it's very easy to get lost in what's happening. It really feels like this is 2 or 3 different books spliced together.

Also, the phrase, "
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Couldn't finish it, just felt meh about the whole thing.
Albert Elrod
Apr 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Stopped about 60% through. There is a lot about this book I don't like, including the blasphemous nature of the story. If that doesn't bother you, perhaps add a star.

None of the characters actions make sense. The primary villain seems to go from being a knowledgable several hundred year old conqueror, to a modern technophile with no understanding of himself, or those around him (in the second world, at least). The main character is simulataneously a very intelligent lawyer, and a completely obli
Benjamin  Thomas
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a genre-bending read!

Audiobook version.

This had everything from Historic Asian figures, the Bible, gaming elements, and futuristic high tech stuff. Narrator Andrea Emmes knocks it out of the ball park as usual. Having a good narrator truly makes a difference, and with certain books, it's all the difference.
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Long-winded, confused, in the end even boring.
It has several interesting ideas, but they are shallowly (or confusely) developed and I lost interest fast. The game-lit aspect is shoe-horned, uninteresting and useless.
I hoped it would finish soon - but it didn't.
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Review to come.
Ame Terra
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intricate mix of creativity written to defend its title of Science Fiction Fantasy, this wild ride is a medley difficult to describe. It’s a bit Game of Thrones as you enter the world of Zion and witness, much to my approval, dragons. You could smack a dragon in any chapter of any genre and bang, it’s done. Technically speaking, the book is…detailed, in a good way. The author shows his geek constructing a realm of computer based technology that would rival the Arrow’s Felicity Smoak. As the c ...more
Zora Marie
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one gets a full 5 stars!
Such an enjoyable and captivating read with as may twist and turns as can be imagined. Richard M. Mulder pulls you in with a deep and mysterious scene before dropping you off in the modern world of Earth. Mulder’s novel continues to surprise with every twist and turn of the story while still keeping the story grounded with his impeccable descriptions. Not wishing to spoil and of the surprises I won’t go into detail. But I will give you this, so many loose strings ar
Guillaume Boisset
This is a very imaginative tale of Allan Young- a young lawyer- and his wannabe fiancee, Lily Thatcher, whiz programmer and undercover NSA agent, as they travel between our world and the land of Zion on a different dimension as they seek to protect both worlds from being taken over by an evil force. As the heroes gradually learn of their powers and understand the challenges they need to overcome, they try to muster forces to triumph over their adversaries on all dimensions. Combining elements of ...more
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