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The Land: Swarm

Chaos Seeds, Book 5
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (271 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm.

The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do? 

Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building! 

What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices? 

Journey back into my world and find out! Come back...to the Land!

©2016 Aleron Kong (P)2017 Aleron Kong

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Moo review

Tell you what these books are like crack.. I need this sooooo dam badly in my life other wise I would get the shakes

Love this book love the series and can not wait for the next book.

Give me my fix
11/10

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Rts meets rpg meets a great story, magic happens

When rts, rpg and a great story meet up over a few drinks, add a little magic, then this book series is created as a love child of Aleron and Nick!
Great characters, great quotes, great humour, great action, great mechanics, a bloody great book.

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yet another fantastic storie

loving these books, gets better each chapter 👍👍

I like how this one was more based around growing the village rather than bulk random battles.

don't want to wait for the next audio, going to have to start reading haha, but Nick Podehl really is one of the best out there, truly keeps you hooked.

these two make a perfect team

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Best book series ever!!!

I have never been a book person, but this series has got me hooked! Would and have recommended it.

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The narration is great, the story is good

The author often forgets what they said, (like 150% to X that a chapter later is calculated at 200%, or a 1.5x penalty that is later said is double) and it's pretty predictable but it's a guilty pleasure kind of story.
Don't expect high brow literature but it's a nice genre.

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Amazing!

Love all his work can’t get enough second time listening to the series already yasss

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Awesome characters and storyline.<br />

Loving the modern language and references. The lead characters frequently have me laughing or smirking to myself! each part of the series has me reaching out for the next! with book 7 fast approaching I'm hoping Aleron levels up his writing skills!

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More More More!!!

Such an entertaining series, gripping story, great character development, full of laughs.

Must have more!

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If I could rate higher I would

Amazing storytelling.
Main character is funny and relatable.
Sorry did I say funny. HILARIOUS!
100% recommend.
Every book completed makes you want more and Aleron Kong provides.
Love the book. Love the author and can't forget Nick Podehl who is a AMAZING reader.

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Aleron is a massive dick

That said great book next please. Seriously MASSIVE dick. Read it. Did i mention the authors a dick lol.

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  • Kaz
  • 16-01-2019

Great addition to the series

So I am on my second go through and their is so much more to the story that I missed on my first go through.

I have read all 7 of the books and listened to them (Mostly twice now). I know some people complain about the prompts but I love that type of info. It makes the book feel more real.


For anyone considering this series: The Mc acts like a real person. He will do good and bad things. Some things people consider cruel (My brother and I got in to a discussion about that). Here is the thing I can’t say I’d do any less in his position. I mean honestly he is. A much nicer person than I would be in that situation.

Con: here is the only reason it did not make 5 stars. While I love prompts the description of the goblins was a bit tedious when it kept repeating racial facts. That would be my only real suggestion to skip over.

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  • Nic
  • 04-11-2017

Epic

So I've read the books up to this one but I cant go back to reading it!!! this Narration by Nick Podehl has spoiled me so much that i wont go back to the voices i gave each character...... I cant wait for the next book and i urge anyone and everyone who reads this to buy this Series because you will not regret it!!!

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  • RJ
  • 08-09-2018

The saga continues with gusto!

Richter, Randolphus, Scion, Fueton, and of course Alma continue to contribute to the growth of Misty Village. The Pixies and Sprites have sworn fealty to Richter thus increasing Richter’s power, affinity, and military strength to some degree. Richter has been lovingly described as the sword carrying, magic wielding, master of a place of power. I have also named him King of Idioms. Richter is constantly busy grinding his limitless attributes, skills, and spells. His latest favorites are smithing, enchanting, patrolling, building, and scribing. The saga continues with gusto!

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  • TeenieB
  • 02-02-2018

exciting

this is a really fun and entertaining book to read. great storyline and filled with adventure. really keeps you on your toes at times!

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  • Terry
  • 19-12-2017

great

I love this books trying to get book 6 now just amazing. just pulls you in and hooks you

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  • David
  • 02-02-2018

Straight up awesome

Okay so a few days ago I downloaded book 1 of this series. I have been unable to write a review because I could not stop listening to this series. At the end of this book binge (#bookbinge), all I could think was good lord when does the next one come out. This is a magnificent series that really plunks my loot string.

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  • Teddy
  • 01-02-2018

fantastic book and superbly narrated

I could not wait to get back into my car and drive so that I could listen to the book. if you like a good romp, and you enjoy an excellent storyline then this book is for you. the bonus, is how the story swallows you into an immersive experience that surpasses any RPG game.

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  • Glen
  • 23-12-2017

Very Good

This is a great book that I loved listening to and had a very fresh feel compared to other fantasy novels I've read.

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  • Troublesmyths
  • 15-12-2017

I have binged these books!

I never heard of litRPG and I'm so glad I find this genre! The story is amazing and I'm eagerly awaiting the next!

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  • Raistlin Majeres
  • 10-07-2018

The Land: Swarm

I loved the book, even if I didn’t quite understand where the title Swarm came from exactly.

Great story and a great overall experience.

Podehl has a great performance as well.

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  • AENGUS
  • 09-09-2018

decent

previous books were very good, this one however got boged down in stats. before attacking 5 of the same mobs do we really need to listen to the same description and the stats of every single one..

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  • Paul
  • 07-05-2018

Continues the good work but.

The one down side was the constant “upgrade” within the book. I would guess that at least 1/4 of the book is spent listening to upgrades or analyse instead of the story.

Overall still good and worth spending the credit for it but it seems more like a filler book to the bigger story.

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  • Mr. L. HALL
  • 08-02-2018

For lovers of incest and beastiality

Upon listening to this book you will learn many things. The author loves repetition, copy and paste, incest and beastiality. The author has limited imagination and often repeats the same scenario again and again albeit in a slightly different location when he is not just coping and pasting. The author is obsessed with sex but clearly shows a lack of any experience in his writing. Every character has more or less the same personality and all use sexual innuendos as often as possible. All characters male or female throw themselves at the main protagonist for sexual desires and worship including the royal families. Female characters are portrayed as old fashioned stereotypes and appear to only exist in this book for bowing down to the sexual desires of their dear lord.

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  • Gareth
  • 25-11-2017

Superb!

Continues the progression of our Lord and his allies, companions and friends.
Another great addition to this great series.

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  • michael
  • 11-02-2019

Awesome

simply amazing, every games dream book and can't get enough of it. had to get the books back to back after hearing the 1st one and loved it.

keep them coming

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  • Darcielk
  • 07-01-2019

brilliantly written

This is my second time through these audio books because they are just that awesome!

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  • jeremy cajiao
  • 01-11-2018

Aleron does it again!

Aleron does it again and writes a bloody brilliant book, I’ve listened to and read this I don’t know how many times, but every time I start the series again I’m enthralled, if you haven’t listened to this series by now you’ve missed a wonderful experience, and if you’ve tried even one of his books, you don’t need my review, because you’re already addicted!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-2018

just keeps getting better

loved the book. My sort of humour and a great story got to get the next book

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  • D. N.
  • 10-10-2018

Good story but...

Good story but too much character stat Reading.
It almost reads like a rulebook rather than a story

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  • ioan lloyd
  • 20-08-2018

absolutely amazing

The story of Richter continues in an amazing pace pact with wonder. please read! As well as an amazing plot of building relationships and sadness to go with!