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The kingdom is expanding! More land, more resources, and surprising new allies. Fibble gains some interesting stats, a new set of skills, and a patron deity of his own. Elysia is prospering. 

But Alexander and his Elysians are forced to defend their lands against an invading orc horde from the north and the dark army of demons and undead that has escaped from the caverns where Alexander imprisoned them. At the same time, the Dark One is, somehow, still working with the drow wizards to subjugate more lands and expand their evil influence.

Join the Greystone Guild and their Elysians as they battle armies to defend their lands and their people. They fight for freedom and their very survival, facing a ruthless enemy bent on destroying the world. But is the cost too high for Alexander to endure?

©2018 Dave Willmarth (P)2020 Dave Willmarth

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Great Narration Saves a Weak Story

I was hoping eventually these “great” gamers would actually be great, given that they are randomly gifted every advantage under the sun, but it never happens. The game mechanics never shape up and it really just makes no sense. What do levels do? Why are we never spending attribute points? What happens when you do spend them? How does everything that touches the MC nearly kill him? Why is there a spell in the game that’s basically an insta kill? Why are we 70 levels in with 4 spells? Why can the devs not just track the bad guys back to the terrorist in a few minutes? Why does the MC not just constantly use liquefy/solidify earth to trap every single bad guy group? The drama of the fights only exists because the characters never learn and wait until they’re half dead to use the basic spells they used in every fight before this one.

I would prefer just the author just give into the already present overpowered MC trope and stop making these characters so insultingly dumb, and flesh out the game so that the levels actually have real meaning.

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  • 04-15-20

Such an excellent book

I really do love this series and SB does such an amazing job with it's audio. I can't recommend this book enough.

I truly do enjoy how this plot is advancing, how all of the characters are growing and that the villain is such an insane POS it just brings the story to an all-new level. Listening to this is just so much fun, truly a story and series that you just can't put down.

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  • 03-15-20

Dork Boy!

I am pleased to be back with one of my favorite litRPGs. Greystone Chronicles is such a great series; truly creative writing, wonderful characters, and it just gets better and better as time goes on. Elysia continues to expand and improve, just as Alexander. Alexander is now identified as Warrior King. So much has happened since the prior volume. The Dark One is still the major threat, not only to Elysia but the whole of IO Online as well. While investigating a new dungeon, Alexander came upon an Ancient One. A magical being older than the dragons, a being that helped create IO Online. The being, known as Geb, is the guardian of one of the Nodes of Power located throughout IO Online. Geb will have a positive impact on Elysia in general and Alexander specifically. The romance between Jules and Alexander is truly heart-warming. If anything happened to Jules, I would be physically upset. Such a great story and the performance by Sound Design is excellent.

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so amazing

Just finished the book and I'll tell you what this book has been really amazing with all the sound effects and all the Amazing of adventures that happened throughout the book It has been one of the best books that I have listened to

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epic

I very much enjoyed this book. the whole series is just awesome. can not wait until the next one.

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Amazing

I love everything about the book! Well except for Jewels and her jealousness sometimes but that just made things kind of funny.

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must have

You must by this book! You must by this book! You must by this book! Awesome Amazing Astounding!

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No more

I’ve gotten bored this series but more importantly David Willmarth is not my kind of writer. It feels like the character isn’t really working for his stuff and it bots me to no end.

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another great addition

great story, I love jeff Hayes the only thing that annoy me is when Alexander doesn't spend his unused attribute points

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Touching

the playing of taps sent shivers down my spine, extremely touching, brings many memories to the fore. promise of a great story that can connect that deep with readers/listeners.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-19-21

Great series of stories fun and entertaining.

Good listening for those who love LRPG adventure. Well worth a look. I loved them all so far.

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  • james mcadam
  • 02-22-20

just keeps getting better

great story awesome characters and a very good job done with the narration as always carnt wait for the next one