Leap of Faith; Anura Rising, Book One

By J.S. Grulke

(5 Reviews)



Deep in the bayou of Louisiana, Henry’s life has been shattered. He never expected a second chance, a way to redeem himself. He’s been given an opportunity to return to his family, if he can fight off the evil threatening to take over Anura.

All Henry has to do is understand his new abilities, build a kingdom, and form an army to stand against the impending doom in this new fantasy world.

There’s just one problem…

He has to do it as a frog.

Leap of Faith is Book 1 of Anura Rising, a kingdom building LitRPG series that combines fantasy elements with game mechanics.

This series contains elements of games, like enchanted gear, skill trees, experience points, material gathering, building creation, character leveling, two-headed plague hounds, anthropomorphic fantasy races, magic, and intense battle sequences.

WARNING: Does not include harems but does include some profanity.

©2020 2019 Justin Grulke (P)2020 Soundbooth Theater

About The Author

J.S. Grulke has travelled the U.S. multiple times over. Having lived in two polar opposites of the country – America’s dairy land in Wisconsin, to the Sacramento Mountains in New Mexico – one thing has always remained the same: his love of gaming.

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Reviews (5)

Fun book I listened to as I testsd ou the app. I hope the deep dive method really expands. The story did well and im looking forward to book 2

I very much enjoyed this story. Frogs is a different take but was interesting and entertaining. The deep dive effects added to the immersion.

Annoying Hero

Only made it half way through this book. The hero is so frustrating and annoying. I couldn’t get into the story because of this. He is always balking at the obvious path and acting put upon. It would have been fine for the first few chapters as he came to grips with his situation, but there is no sign of him changing his poor attitude.

That is too bad as I had high hopes for the unique “frog” theme being something different and fun.

Highly enjoyed it!

Checklist of dislike

This book is literally a checklist of things I hate, you have
•A angsty angry mc with a edgy past
•Weak characters that are killed off for emotional effect five seconds after introduction
•A world that functions worse then Enron
•Npc levels of intelligence
•Chosen one mc
•World made for mc
•”I’m the chosen one so listen to me as if I was god” levels of self importance
•And so many more