Betrayal

A LitRPG Adventure (Monsters, Maces and Magic, Volume 2)
Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
Series: Monsters, Maces and Magic, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Glenn, a college sophomore, hasn’t gotten used to being a gnome healer, trapped in a world that functions under the rules of Monsters, Maces and Magic. Of course, acclimating isn’t the plan. He, along with the other players drawn into the RPG world in the form of their characters, want to escape and return home. 

Stephi, Kirby, Ron, Derek, and Glenn survived their first adventure into the Dark Heart Swamp and are approached to once again enter the dismal marshland. An elf maiden, daughter of a baronet, has been taken captive by a band of goblins, and gold is offered for her rescue. 

Gold is needed, not only if the party hopes to escape the game world, but to live and survive its perils. Glenn and his party take the mission, even though they weren’t the first choice. Beyond that, the foul swamp and its evil denizen may not be the greatest danger. A seer warns that their greatest threat lies in betrayal. 

Praise for Monsters, Maces, and Mages:

"Exciting and hilarious! It feels like a true game with friends." (Dueling Ogres Podcast)

“As compelling as any table-top or computer RPG, Betrayal’s thrilling action makes you want more; you won’t be able to put it down.” (J. Coon, professor of media studies/advisor to Gaming Club)

©2018 Terry W. Ervin II (P)2018 Gryphonwood Press

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excellent story and charters

just a good story. it's LITRPG as it should be. Good charters on an adventure. they are not OP slaving through everything and they aren't doing stupid things to create adversity. so if you want a good listen this series so far is perfect, just the interesting and entertaining adventuring I want to hear. about to start book three.

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  • 01-15-19

Series is definitely one I am enjoyng

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Like with the first book, I thought this was a great fantasy story. Character stats play a larger role in this book, so I would say it sits a bit more firmly in the LitRPG genre now. Jonathon Waters did a great job bringing this book to life with this narration. All in all, this is a really good fantasy story with a mild LitRPG twist. I am definitely looking forward to more in the series.

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Better yet!

This was in my opinion even better then book 1! For those who enjoy fantasy lit/rpg, these are the books for you!

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The Adventure Continues

I've become a fan of LitRPG, mostly due to books like this one.

This one picks up where the last one left off with our college kids still stuck in the game world with no idea how they got there and how to get out.

When they are hired to find and rescue an elfin princess, they are given a warning that they will face betrayal. This only serves to drive a bigger rift between the group members, testing their loyalty and resolve.

I enjoyed the story a lot and appreciate Waters' narration. His female characters do not seem forced to me and I really appreciate his Kirby.

If you liked the first one or are a fan of LitRPG, then give this one a whirl too.

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Great low level adventure

adventure is obviously a dungeons and dragons first edition adventure. The author has introduced a few new ideas to that old system. This makes it very interesting. This adventure evolve around a mission and a mystery to be solved. The game is at foot

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Good read

My second read from author Terry W. Ervin II. I was given an Audible copy of the third book in this series & wanted to read books 1 & 2 first so I went out & got them. Reminiscent of Joel Rosenberg’s Guardians of the Flame Series this was a well-written entertaining read, looks to be an enjoyable series. On to book 3. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Good story, but...

I enjoyed the story and the table top gaming elements, and the narration was very well done. These measured up to the first book very well. My main complaint is the constant and repeated attention given to the breast size of the female party member. It just didn't stop! It was fine for the occasional joke or awkward moment, but I swear her boobs were the focus of half the dialog. It was childish, annoying, and got in the way of a good story. I'm not sure if I'll continue this series.

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  • 08-01-19

enjoying the series but

very much enjoying this series as it takes a lot of what references in tabletop rpgs and implements the well into the story the narrator does a good job making characters sound different as well. if I was to have a complaint it would be that the writer spends an uncomfortable amount of time referencing the figure of the female in the party.