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A Russian weapon engineer's work is never done. Not while the Imperial Legion marches.

After dying, losing his soulmate twice, building elemental cannons, and knocking down more than metaphorical walls for the Crimson Alliance, Vlad is looking for a place to call his own: a crafting guild that will be able to produce the most overpowered loot the world of VGO has ever seen.

Gathering his personal guard, Vlad sets off across the monster-infested Storme Marshes to find the perfect power source, hidden away in the guts of a mysterious sunken ruin. Unfortunately, the mob from old Earth hasn't forgotten him, and Vlad isn't the only one with a thirst for forbidden inventions. He has less than a week to overcome enemies new and old, or his dream of a guild hall for all crafters will be lost forever.

From James A. Hunter - author of Viridian Gate Online, Rogue Dungeon, War God's Mantle, and the Yancy Lazarus Series - and author N. H. Paxton comes an epic new entry into the Expanded Universe of Viridian Gate Online that you won't want to pause!

©2019 Shadow Alley Press Inc. (P)2019 Shadow Alley Press Inc.

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The story is good and want to keep listening, but for me the narration is annoying me. The voices for some of the characters are just bad. That being said.... the voice of Vlad is awesome.

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  • Reader
  • 30-06-2020

Great series

You have to love the whole Veridian Gate series and this one is no exception to a great chain of books.

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  • Danny Moody
  • 22-05-2020

Great character

I really like VGO. There is so much depth to the world. The “spin-off” books add a lot to the main characters in the series. I like that the plots are interconnected. Villas Adams did a fantastic job with his narration of this book.

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  • Connie Allman
  • 20-05-2020

not as good

sadly 2nd in this series did not keep me anywhere near as engaged, Midway through the book it seems as though the writer lost their concentration... little childish things popped out... unneeded additions that made it seem as though they were trying to fill the book out.... no explanations for many things... and new lore that was just thrust upon us... the character seem to blow himself up repeatedly, to the point it actually got boring.... and the protagonist that is after him, seems to be a weak collective from The real world... I think the author forgot that this is now the real world people are forced to live in with viridian gate online... will probably pick up the next one just to finish out the series when it finally comes out... let's hope the writer learned more from putting out this one, and has better ideas ready for the next.

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  • clinton
  • 01-05-2020

Another amazing book in the series

I don't want to go into a lot of spoilers I will leave at this it's a phenomenal book Vlad character development is amazing he's always been one of my favorite characters in the main series and most intriguing at least for me. As always Vikas Adams does an absolutely fantastic job as with the rest of his work this one was no surprise.

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  • Aaron C. Frey
  • 17-01-2020

Vlad deepens

Paxton has added an excellent volume to the more and more fascinating legend of Vlad the alchemic engineer.

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  • Asher
  • 05-12-2019

Once again awesome

He continues to strive and develop in unique and challenging ways I always enjoy the struggle.

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  • Lisa
  • 30-11-2019

Great Story. A Lot of Unnecessary Cussing.

As always with N.H. Paxton and James Hunter, the story is great. This side story is interesting and well integrated with the overall tale. I am disappointed at the increasing amount of unnecessary cussing throughout the story. My family likes to listen to great books during long road trips, but the amount of cussing caused me to shut this one off. We were all disappointed in that result. Vikas Adam is still a great narrator.

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  • S.Reid
  • 07-01-2020

A great Upgrade

How can we not love our stoic adventurer so it's good news to see an entire series about Vlad.  But how can we have Vlad match the adventure of Jack , well it seems quite easily as an intricate mastery of alchemy, enchanting, magic and engineering might make this my favourite secondary character in the entire VGO universe as he upgrades from the first story. No spoilers but this audio will keep you on the edge as Vlad attempts to create a masterful new Guild and investigate more of the past mysteries that has been hinted at. Great narration and editing as well. I just cant get enough of Hunter and he can write no wrong (haha) and Paxton seems to me a great match to where I'm confident in saying I would read Paxtons solo books. 6 stars out of 5 if i could

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  • Audible Fan
  • 06-11-2019

A fantastic listen overall

This book is full of details I love there is crafting, alchemy and a dungeon crawling adventure. The world of Viridian Gate Online is intricate. I enjoyed the technical details of crafting and alchemy it can't be easy combining science and alchemy but it does add depth to the world created. As crafting is important loot and character development is relevant to more than defeating a boss Vlad's actions and creations can sometimes impact on how his faction plays the game and how the game/world operates. Which I enjoyed as there is chance of failure, opportunities for success. The first book was very good but this one was great. I like Vlad he is is capable, direct and has a purpose. He has flaws and regrets but those make him seem human and the angst is kept to very small doses, which I appreciated. I enjoyed the humour in the book especially Vlad and the librarian. I liked how Vlad makes friends slowly and that privacy is respected rather than be told everything right away. I liked the chapter titles and that the stat tables are kept to a minimum as they are handy in books but can be tedious in audio. The narrator did an excellent job, there are tricky accents which can't be easy to do. Vikas Adam I hope will always be the voice of Vlad. The pace of the book was good and I was never bored. I look forward to the next book.

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