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Finding a Body

Dark Herbalist Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

What is it like for a small flap-eared goblin herbalist to play the role of the Dark Sovereign, the main antagonist for Boundless Realm's hundreds of millions of players? What is it like to find one's self the standard bearer for an army of man-eating giants, cyclops, skeletons, ghosts, and other hellspawn, who don't give a damn about their modest little ruler? 

Our hero didn't desire such an unenviable fate, but there is no way back now. He'll just have to tighten the straps and play the ghastly overlord to the innumerable hordes that now threaten all Boundless Realm. But the longer our hero plays, the better he understands that this world is much more complicated than it seems at first glance and he is just a pawn in someone else's game. And lots of things depend on whether he can figure all of it out in the short time he has left, including his own life.

©2018 M. Atamanov; English translation copyright 2018 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Andreas
  • 04-05-2019

Nice save and a great conclusion

It feels like Michael really thought this through. A great conclusion to a very good story. There was some weird parts with the dialouge but I blame translation, other than that it was really good, all of it.

Best spent credit in a long time!

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  • John
  • 20-05-2019

love it!

no, it's not the most complex story I've every read but this story truly is a fun romp. The whole series makes me feel like a kid reading my first exciting adventure series! Ooh, and shout out to the translator. Phenomenal job.

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  • Sean Hawes
  • 15-05-2019

Great finish to a great series

It's a shame that the story had to end but what a way to go!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-05-2019

Ending felt a little rushed

No spoilers. I enjoyed listening to the entire series despite some of the qualms I had. When the series is coming to its conclusion, it feels like it's really building up and then the book is over. The end was all crammed into the last chapter and I felt that did the conclusion a little injustice. I was invested being 3 books in and I wanted to see it through to the end. I'm not disappointed that I picked this up.

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  • Brandon M.
  • 12-05-2019

Absolutely stunning

This book was put together absolutely remarkable. I would highly recommend this series and will recommend it to anyone who is a fan of this genre

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  • A speed Reader
  • 08-05-2019

Phenominal conclusion to a 5 book series

My favorite author in video game/scifi series has concluded his 5 book series without a satisfactory wrap up in and I hope he continues to write and come up with new works.

A must listen to book!

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  • Greg A
  • 03-05-2019

meh

not as good as the previous. as stated before, the end was rushed. but it is worth getting to get the ending of the story.

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  • Scott
  • 01-05-2019

Good book, rushed ending

With this forth book being released I've recently happily revisited the whole series to finally get to the juicy finale and I'm quite happy with the result.

Since this is a translated series, there are a few odd statements or lines where I'm assuming the meaning was lost in translation. This is pretty common throughout the series with this one probably having the most examples of it. I could see some people being annoyed by these but I personally found them rather quaint and don't hold them against the story in the slightest.

The love interests in the story are probably the weakest point of this novel. With one ghosting the main character and becoming a completely different character, while the other almost appearing to have a split personality flip flopping between love and mistrust depending on the paragraph. The author tends to have a good explanation for these problems throughout the series but this book is left for us to just guess at reasons. I personally feel that the author may have been rushed to finish his series and some explanations may have been left on the cutting room floor, or that the author didn't have enough time to include them properly.

The game mechanics of this series are one of it's best qualities in my opinion. Everything is explained in a straightforward and concise way and the main character has good reasons for all of his choices which lead to him feeling almost overpowered. Almost is a an important distinction though, since you constantly feel like his abilities are attainable by your average Joe. By the end of the story, the stats and skills can get quite wordy but the fact that the author only lists these out around twice per novel really helps.

In the end, while the story may feel a little obvious and the ending quite rushed, this is still one of my favourite video game or litRPG books on the market and I would suggest it to anyone who is a fan of the genre!

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  • Linwood Dawley
  • 01-05-2019

Great Book and good ending to the series.

I loved the story!! my only downside was, I felt the ending was rushed by the author. He could of spent so much more time and given the reader the closure they deserve.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-2019

Why does it have to end?!!!

I love this series. This will be one of those series that I listen to multiple times. I got chills! I laughed! I worried for my favorite characters! Just...wow. I love this series!!!!!