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All that Tacca Gloom Lily ever wanted to be since she was very little was a fairy assistant to a Dungeon Core. After her negatively portentous birth, however, she was never fully accepted by her superstitious peers and instructors at the Dungeon Assistant Preparatory School; nevertheless, she persisted in her studies and graduated at the top of her class. 

Unfortunately for her, the “hands-on” training she was supposed to receive from a Mentor and his Bonded Dungeon Core didn’t go the way she would’ve hoped. In fact, the stigma attached to her origins finally made itself known in the form of horrendously “bad luck”; the rotten part of her newly discovered luck was that it adversely affected Cores that she happened to be near, and not just herself. 

What can a Dungeon Assistant Fairy do when every Dungeon Core she gets near ends up being destroyed? Tacca had no idea, but a solution eventually presents itself - though it’s one that she never saw coming....

This story contains Dungeon Core elements such as dungeon construction and defense, LitRPG/GameLit mechanics such as character progression and stats, and contains no harems/sexual content or profanity.

©2020 Jonathan L Brooks (P)2020 Jonathan L Brooks

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Fantastic

Amazing story, a unique look at the whole dungeon core experience. Probably the best book I've downloaded.

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  • Michael
  • 14-11-2020

Decent story, but.....

Overall I'd say this book is worth a listen. But there is one thing the author does in this book that a lot of litrpg authors do that really irritates me. Its something I call padding. Example of this is when stats are explained, this is used to pad the word count of the book. Its repeated over and over and over again and again. There is no reason to tell me in the same thing in the story or same chapter for that reason, the stats of someone when they haven't changed. In a list of stats strength, agility, charisma, intelligence etc. If any of these change by even 1 point, these authors spend the next 5 - 15 minutes going over the entire character sheet again. And given its a stats based system it happens so many times. Why? there is no other reason than padding the word count. In this book you spend at least 1/3 of the entire book listen to the same things over and over. Its really annoying. If it wasn't for the performance and the general plot being interesting I would have stopped half way through.

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  • chris warren
  • 02-05-2020

Decent book ruined by excessive lists

the story is decently engaging, and the world building is interesting, but the excessively long lists of essentially start blocks that are mostly irrelevant absolutely ruin the pacing and my engagement with the actual story. Seriously, these stupid irrelevant stat readings comes off as desperate filler. Yeah, sure, it's a lit-rpg, but that doesn't mean that a large portion of the book has to be stat blocks.

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  • Tiffany
  • 21-04-2020

What if you could munchkin a dungeon?

What if a Dungeon could exploit hideously overpowered but legal combinations of the Game System? In this story we see how unexpectedly awesome that would be. It did start out a little slow, but stick with it. It gets great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-2020

Progression

6 of the 9 hours in and her dungeon is still being set up. Author writes like it's a 30 hr book.

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  • DJ
  • 28-05-2020

A really interesting take on the dungeon core genre

*book received for free This is a really interesting spin to the common theme of many dungeon core series that you'll see today. The story revolves around a certain MC with a rather gloomy birth and how she was treated because of it. She eventually graduates from school and is assigned to her mentorship which should last a year and yet it all to goes wrong from the get-go. This shadowy council than uses her misfortune to its own ends and that's when the real story begins for destiny has plans for our unlucky MC whether she or anyone else is ready for it. Overall, this is a solid opening to a new series and I'm looking forward to the next one to see where it goes. So, if you like hard-working and clever MC’s then I highly recommend this book for you.

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  • Michelle
  • 20-04-2020

Wonderful twist on a dungeon core novel

Even with only this first book being out, I can tell that I am going to love this series. I really enjoyed that Tacca took every situation and made it her own. If you enjoy dungeon building, intelligent characters making intelligent decisions, and determination to succeed when the odds are against you; then I think you will enjoy this audiobook as much as I did.

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  • Kiel
  • 19-10-2020

one of the best starts to a dungeon core series!

this was one of the best starts to a dungeon core series I've seen in a long time, anyone interested in this type of book will love this one

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  • DaynenMc
  • 30-04-2020

Not your average fairy book.

This is the 7th book I've read/listened to by Jonathan Brooks and I'm starting to think that this guy may possibly like dungeons. Possibly. I'm currently reading two of his other series and they are both about dungeons as the MCs, as well, and I don't know how Brooks does it, but all three series are different AND amazing. And as always, Meili is a gem. Wonderful performance. This story does not disappoint! The MC has got bad luck and it's great how Brooks uses that to create this story line. Great story for all ages! Like the movie Shrek, kids and adults will enjoy it. Quality all the way! If you like fantasy, dungeons and especially LitRPG you are going to love this book.

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  • Ronald
  • 01-12-2020

Fun new spin on dungeon core book

Well written well thought out universe. Could use a bit more explanation of universe to truly round out the book. Getting second book now! Ya I know not 5star review. I have to save those for the truly “holy pickle” books. The blow outs. This is great but just does not get there for me. 4 solid stars.

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  • oceans11
  • 25-11-2020

Fun and different

There is so much uniqueness to the story that I can’t begin to describe: from the premise to the overall bond between fairy and core. It is incredibly refreshing in a genre saturated with sameness. Jonathon Brooks created a great story once again. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-2020

Loved every second

Jonathan has opened up my eyes to the dungeon core litrpg books and I couldn’t be happier that he did. Becoming a big fan on his work and this book is def up there with them. I was really hooked on the story and did feel for the MC with her bad luck, which made it even more enjoyable when things changed for her. Have already started the second book, instantly when I finished this one. In my opinion, def worth giving this, as well as Jonathan’s other books, a listen.

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  • Ryan Pascall
  • 29-08-2020

A funny, exciting and rather different LitRPG.

I've listened to a lot of LitRpg books and this include quite a few dungeon core books but I admit this is the first one about a Fairy whose job it is to guide a dungeon core who is cursed with bad luck. What begins as a fairly straight forward dungeon tale quickly shows Tacca Gloom Lilly (yes, clearly with that name she has little chance) is doomed when her initial core goes mad and kills itself. This is a prime opportunity for the fairy council who hate her for her bad luck and want her gone and leads to a major narrative twist but sadly this is nearly half-way through the book and it does feel a little late in the day for my liking but is still a great twist nonetheless. Without oodles of action it would appear that the story would quickly get boring but the humour and cleverness of the plot do a great job of holding your interest and the author shows great restraint in holding back the numbers and stats which oftentimes LitRPGs can become drowned under. So a somewhat mixed bag but I do feel that, without Miles Meili's brilliant narration and voice-work it may not be a recommend but he does a brilliant job of really bringing the story to life and making it far more accessible than it may have been otherwise.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2020

Great start to new series

Ever wonder what it would be like if the dungeon core had knowledge of almost everything up front? Then wait no more and check out this series as Tacca, a dungeon fairy, get transformed into a core.

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  • L.
  • 14-07-2020

New and exciting

I absolutely loved the direction the story went!At first, the story felt very gloomy, but it quickly changed for the better. Great purchase! It was worth it!

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  • Brarets
  • 03-06-2020

Excellent story

This is a pretty unique story that I really enjoyed. A nice spin on a dungeon core story that turned out to be interesting. The narration was great and the voices he does were spot on. The flow was good and there wasn't any parts that felt too slow as far as I could hear I don't think. Yeh, would recommend.

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  • Jim
  • 20-05-2020

Interesting new series.

Loved the concept of this series, and I'm looking forward to the next instalment. It is well characterised, and brought nicely to life by Miles's voice talents. If you've looked any of Jonathan's other works, it's a pretty good bet that you'll enjoy this one too, and if you've never tried his books, this is a good one to start with.

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  • Kevin
  • 11-05-2020

Great new take on dungeon core

A fantastic story with a diffrent feel and angle from most other dungeon core books I've read/listened to. I enjoyed the direction of the book and I am looking forward to book 2.

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  • Wayne Knighton
  • 08-05-2020

An enjoyable start to a series

When is a dungeon core not a dungeon core? Sorry no spoilers. This is a good start to a new series, it creates a solid platform and hints at a larger background story that will no doubt arrive in the future. Well read and not too stat heavy. Worth a listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-2020

a fun take on the dungeon core genre

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. it was a different approach that I feel worked well. I am looking forward to reading/listening to more from this series.

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  • Steve
  • 29-04-2020

What a great idea/mix up of LitRPG elements

I am still pretty new to the whole LitRPG books, this book has a really interesting mix of dungeon core, fairy and general adventuring / stats. It's a solid story with lots of options for more books, the MC is strong and the pace of the story is very good, it kinda goes in a direction that I did not expect at all. I would definitely recommend this book to any LitRPG fan.

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