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Sandra managed to survive the first major incursion from the nearby Orcs, thanks in part to the help a certain half-orc/half-dwarf provided. However, Kelerim left her dungeon to seek out his father, leaving her all alone with just Winxa - her dungeon fairy - as company.

With the loss of her new friend comes some opportunities, at least; she now has the freedom to craft whatever she wants, and the threat of her dungeon core’s destruction from outside forces is practically absent. She even has the opportunity to upgrade her core size, unlocking additional constructs for use as dungeon monsters, as well as a new core-specific skill.

Unfortunately for Sandra, a particular action outside of the dungeon has unintentionally drawn attention to her activities, and there’s now a very serious threat to her survival. Racing against the clock, the crafting-based dungeon needs to find a way to prevent her destruction, all the while dealing with the problems her expanding area of influence has created.

Because it’s not only the nearby races that she has to deal with - but the nearby dungeons, as well.

This dungeon core story contains litRPG/gamelit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems.

©2019 Jonathan Brooks (P)2019 Jonathan Brooks

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good continuation.

expands well on the first book. more of the same in a good way, enjoyed this book and looking forward to more in the future

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  • chris warren
  • 10-01-2020

Needs more editing

The author has rather redundant word usage, often using similar words right next to each other. The lists in the book easily take over a minute to read, and several are repeated far too often for my taste. The use of acronyms did more to confuse me then anything else. Finally the narrator has a habit of cutting off the end of some words, making it hard to understand her occasionally.

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  • James Cook
  • 27-08-2020

OMG my ears are bleeding

so don't get me wrong. love his work but i got the whole series HOPING there would be less stats and that the ...like , totally, omg, like gag me with a spoon narration quality would improve. the narrator CONSTANTLY ends sentences of statement with that god awful nasally tone that squeaks up to make it intone as a question versus statement. sends pain from my eardrums down my spine every time. don't know if i can finish this one to cringe through the third or just turn them back in for credit. i most certainly could not bring myself to sponsor any future purchase by any authors that have hired this narrator

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  • Jen
  • 04-03-2020

Need more

This book was as good the first. Doing very well balancing pacifism and combat, with no hesitation when combat is needed. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 03-01-2020

More crafty goodness!

Great story and narration! Sandra is back and up to her crafty ways! Dungeons are still feared and exterminated if found. She manages to catch the attention of the Elves and accidently brings calamity to a Gnome village. Can she survive the fallout and make amends for her unwitting mistake? This is a fun and well developed adventure. If you like crafting or base building stories and enjoyed the first book in this series, then you will definitely enjoy this book. This story is engaging and has great characters, a well developed world and an interesting magic system. Louise Cooksey's narration was expressive and brought the characters to life. She starts off a little throaty, but gets back into the swing of things within the first few minutes to the book. Most people probably wont even notice. I loved this book and am eagerly waiting the next book in the series!

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  • Jbreed
  • 30-12-2020

good children's series

I enjoyed some his other series. i.e. dungeon world this is overly childish for me may be great for others just not me

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  • steven
  • 23-12-2020

good story

nice idea and a good fallow up from the last book. ready for the next one

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  • erpl
  • 30-11-2020

The Author reads too many dungeon statistics

The Author tends to fill up a lot of time with statistics about dungeon core materials, He therefore wastes over an hour each book, with this. this misleads his listener in thinking the book is 10 hours long when it is 8.5 hours in length. Although the book is interesting it is very disappointing because of the above. Less statistics would be great, I do not enjoy fake writing, since you have talent for writing its a pity.

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  • Amniku
  • 13-10-2020

such suspence

love the story, can’t wait to find-out what happens in the next nxt book.

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  • DJ
  • 14-07-2020

Good stuff

I am really enjoying this series as it evolves in New and interesting ways. I must say though the creator whoever they are, are kinda big irresponsible kids with an ant farm.

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  • Kristopher
  • 05-07-2020

She's trying

Better narration than book one. It is like someone actually reached out to Louise Cooksey with constructive criticism after listening to that one. Still has parts that I wanted to stab my ears at, but much better on the whole. I actually find myself looking forward to book three to see if she improves more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-2020

Must listen

Started listening to this as soon as I finished book 1 ! Just couldn’t get enough of the story and progression ! Loved every bit of it :) this is my first dungeon series and I just like the way the story is progressing smoothly ! Already started book 3, hope book 4 isn’t too far behind. Must give this a listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2020

same ddcent story and strange flow

good old crsfting and fungroning with creative unlocks. but the dialogue and actionx of peoplr are fairly stilted. seriously meeds to stop adding "however" onto the end of sentances.

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  • Morris
  • 02-02-2020

Epic crafter book!

This is a great book it's fun light hearted and entertaining. It follows the life of a dungeon core desperately trying to save the the races. The story is a must read and I will be continuing on with this series.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 17-01-2020

Strong follow-up and escalation for the series

While not really the ideal place to join the series, it would be possible, although you'd be better off experiencing it from the first book. This instalment in the series picks things up directly from where book one ends and does a very good job of expanding the immediate scope of the world of the first book, introducing new races for Sandra to somehow try and communicate with, while also introducing new challenges for her to face as she expands as a dungeon and how she interacts with some of the others too. Most of the supporting cast are new in this book, so there was always the chance that the reader might need to be drawn into the series all over again, but the main character's personality and continuing development helps to ease the new cast in quite readily for the listener. The narrator's performance is a strong one that further helps to draw the listener into this story with a suitable range of tones for the cast and a general narration that helps to add to the drama when needed. Overall, a very good second instalment in this series, now I just have to wait for the next one. [Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • L.
  • 13-01-2020

An extremely fun story

This was the second book in the series. Louise did an absolutely amazing job with the characters. Really wish she would dual narrate! But an amazing job none-the-less!

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  • Rea Semei Solomon
  • 10-01-2020

Another Great book

I like reading litrpg books but i just love this book series. That is mainly because i really enjoy reading about crafting. If you love dungeon books and crafting you would enjoy this book. I love rereading this book as well as its first book. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • luke
  • 06-01-2020

best book so far

I love this book. the building, the fighting, the lore. I can't wait to see what happens next

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