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Fantastic addition to the divine dungeon universe

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-02-2021

This book has all the things I like, philosophy, well thought out and working systems of magic and detail (fleshed out in the divine dungeon series originally). and a focus/backstory of a much loved character in the aforementioned series. for the most part it's quite well written, especially compared to quite a few other novels in the genre, and just overall a fun journey. well worth picking up if you liked any of krout's other work. while you don't need to read the divine dungeon series first, I would say it'll give a lot more context on the magic system and how it works, allowing you to focus on the other more philosophical aspects of the book instead of the magic system.

bit mediocre Especially for krout

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-02-2021

while not terrible, this definitely needed a lot more thought and polish. the concepts behind some of it and the ideas are fantastic, however little of that potential is lived up to. with large chunks of exposition and info dumps (basically the whole first 6 hours. poorly constructed "mechanics" that just seem haphazard and pointless most of the time. and many other issues. at least there was some decent moments and the last half was a passable if not great ride.
as for the narration, frequently I heard him delivering dialogue in a way that contradicted the very next line describing how the dialogue should be conveyed. that seems like a pretty beginner mistake and was very offputting.

best one yet

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Reviewed: 10-02-2021

after the 4th book I was concerned the quality might be dropping or the magic of it all fading, but I'm glad to say that this one is the best one yet and changed my mind. the pacing is better, the rest a few moments that will have you laughing out loud, and a few well set up puns and jokes for good measure. if you've come this far definitely continue, I'm curious to see where this goes in the future

another good sequel

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Reviewed: 03-02-2021

overall a good addition to the series, more of the same adventure that you love. couple of gripes like it being slow in parts or continuity issues that are tiny, but overall worth a listen if you've already come this far

decent side spin off story

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-02-2021

while not entirely worth devoting a main role to, this side character's story was a fun ride showing a bit more about how the world seems from his perspective. I wouldn't need another but glad to have this one. hopefully though he gets his charisma up to 10 because I think that well was tapped by the end of this.
props for the voice actor for taking a hard role with a lot of these voices, Especially non human ones. though sometimes it got too much and hard to understand, still good overall though

good plot development

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Reviewed: 28-01-2021

the first half of the book is a bit of nonsense fun as you can expect from these books, however the last half if predictable for the most part moves the plot along at a very pleasing pace. overall I'm keen for the next one to come out

more of the good stuff

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-2021

if it ain't broke don't fix it. only gripe I had with this book was how slow he was with the whole bashara nonsense and how frustrating it was, hopefully he gets a but more clued in on things as time goes on. won big points though with the blooper reel at the end

even better than the first

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-01-2021

stat pages were toned down to a sweet spot where its informative but not overbearing. lots of the stuff you liked from the first but I found the jokes even funnier. you'll like this one more than the first.

overall very decent litrpg

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Reviewed: 17-01-2021

not perfect but the small problems are few and far between, burned through this book in a day and a half. sometimes the stats can be a little much but it gets shorter after the halfway mark where it just says the updated ones. was enjoyable and I'll be picking up the next book eagerly

fantastic setup for a series.

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Reviewed: 28-05-2020

great writing that'll keep you on the rollercoaster not knowing what twist comes next. recommended for sure as the negative reviews i saw were unfounded.
if you're a fan of anything that has plot involving time this is for you. give it a shot