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Glenn, a college sophomore, hasn’t gotten used to being a gnome healer, trapped in a world that functions under the rules of Monsters, Maces and Magic. Of course, acclimating isn’t the plan. He, along with the other players drawn into the RPG world in the form of their characters, want to escape and return home. 

Stephi, Kirby, Ron, Derek, and Glenn survived their first adventure into the Dark Heart Swamp and are approached to once again enter the dismal marshland. An elf maiden, daughter of a baronet, has been taken captive by a band of goblins, and gold is offered for her rescue. 

Gold is needed, not only if the party hopes to escape the game world, but to live and survive its perils. Glenn and his party take the mission, even though they weren’t the first choice. Beyond that, the foul swamp and its evil denizen may not be the greatest danger. A seer warns that their greatest threat lies in betrayal. 

Praise for Monsters, Maces, and Mages:

"Exciting and hilarious! It feels like a true game with friends." (Dueling Ogres Podcast)

“As compelling as any table-top or computer RPG, Betrayal’s thrilling action makes you want more; you won’t be able to put it down.” (J. Coon, professor of media studies/advisor to Gaming Club)

©2018 Terry W. Ervin II (P)2018 Gryphonwood Press

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  • Mr O
  • 16-04-2019

excellent story and charters

just a good story. it's LITRPG as it should be. Good charters on an adventure. they are not OP slaving through everything and they aren't doing stupid things to create adversity. so if you want a good listen this series so far is perfect, just the interesting and entertaining adventuring I want to hear. about to start book three.

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  • TU
  • 15-01-2019

Series is definitely one I am enjoyng

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Like with the first book, I thought this was a great fantasy story. Character stats play a larger role in this book, so I would say it sits a bit more firmly in the LitRPG genre now. Jonathon Waters did a great job bringing this book to life with this narration. All in all, this is a really good fantasy story with a mild LitRPG twist. I am definitely looking forward to more in the series.

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  • jay
  • 25-03-2020

Better yet!

This was in my opinion even better then book 1! For those who enjoy fantasy lit/rpg, these are the books for you!

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  • Capn Mac
  • 04-09-2019

The Adventure Continues

I've become a fan of LitRPG, mostly due to books like this one.

This one picks up where the last one left off with our college kids still stuck in the game world with no idea how they got there and how to get out.

When they are hired to find and rescue an elfin princess, they are given a warning that they will face betrayal. This only serves to drive a bigger rift between the group members, testing their loyalty and resolve.

I enjoyed the story a lot and appreciate Waters' narration. His female characters do not seem forced to me and I really appreciate his Kirby.

If you liked the first one or are a fan of LitRPG, then give this one a whirl too.

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  • Anthony R Giannette
  • 24-05-2019

Great low level adventure

adventure is obviously a dungeons and dragons first edition adventure. The author has introduced a few new ideas to that old system. This makes it very interesting. This adventure evolve around a mission and a mystery to be solved. The game is at foot

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 26-03-2019

Good read

My second read from author Terry W. Ervin II. I was given an Audible copy of the third book in this series & wanted to read books 1 & 2 first so I went out & got them. Reminiscent of Joel Rosenberg’s Guardians of the Flame Series this was a well-written entertaining read, looks to be an enjoyable series. On to book 3. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Jayde
  • 09-11-2021

Good continuation

This has been a pretty good series so far. With one big issue that I should have mentioned in my review of book one. PLEASE PICK A NAME AND STICK WITH IT!! The characters in the story have real life names of course. They also have in game names. The author expects you to keep up with him as he uses both interchangeably continuously throughout the story. I was continually trying to figure out who was talking as the names kept changing.
Otherwise this was a good story and well worth the time and trouble.

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  • DDJTJ
  • 27-07-2021

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES

BETRAYAL BY TERRY W ERVIN II is the second in the MONSTERS, MACES AND MAGIC series. As our friends continue their quest to leave the game they are hired by a silversmith to locate his daughter in law to be . To do that its back to the swamp!!

BETRAYAL continues the series started in the first book with hardly a skip in storyline. Jonathan Waters continues to do an excellent job with narration doing voices of not only men but women. The action level continues as we join the journey of the group back in the swamp and battling all the goblins,zombies and general badass characters.


I recieved this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 12-07-2021

Great series!💜

I’m really enjoying this series. This storyline was very good. IMO I feel like the description of Stephi and her enhancements are a bit overdone, but otherwise a good story. The characters are cleverly written and a lot of fun. They are all so different and on this magical yet dangerous journey and sometimes not getting along, just like a real family lol. I understand that they have original names as well as player names but sometimes it’s hard for me to keep track of who’s who when they use both names so often, it’s like 10 main characters instead of 5. I say pick a name and stick with it lol, so people like me can keep up.
The narration is wonderful. Jonathan Waters is extremely talented and does a great job with all the different characters and bringing this story to life.
This is book 2 in this series and continues into the next book. I recommend this book/series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-02-2021

Even more enjoyable than the first.

I am enjoying the continuing adventures of this rag tag group.

This book was more action packed, and retained the humor from the last . Also, the narrator seemed to dial in the voices a bit more this time around.

I highly recommend this book to any fan of fantasy, and RPGs. I t was a fun lighthearted romp.

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  • Rossana V
  • 22-11-2021

lovely adventures!

i enjoy the characters, the story is well written and rich of details. narration is faultless. love the series!

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  • Sandra B
  • 05-12-2020

Loving thos series

Enjoying listening to this author.
I really enjoyed this story, thankyou.
Narrator is great also, easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2019

enjoying the series but

very much enjoying this series as it takes a lot of what references in tabletop rpgs and implements the well into the story the narrator does a good job making characters sound different as well. if I was to have a complaint it would be that the writer spends an uncomfortable amount of time referencing the figure of the female in the party.

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