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An endless night, full of hungry shadows.

The most dangerous night of the year is upon Coggeshall. Fiends' Night, when the boundary between Vuldranni and hell is the weakest.

And so hell comes out to play.

To survive the night, Montana must put his entire holding on lockdown and turn hastily made cave apartments into an actual, inviting home for thousands of Coggeshall residents. Most of whom don't really know or like each other. And all of whom have different ideas of what needs to be done on Fiends' Night.

So, intent on becoming the duke his people deserve, Montana spends the night flitting about Imperial balls, handing out gifts to children, squeezing through kobold tunnels, and building with the dwarves. It's his hand-shaking, baby-kissing time to shine.

Oh, except that The Master he just took care of in Osterstadt? That was the wrong one.

The real Master is hiding in Coggeshall, and Montana has to catch him before the entire holding becomes his dinner.

©2021 Eric Ugland (P)2021 Tantor

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Where’s the rest?

The previous book, this one and at this rate probably the next 2 could all be combined into one good book. I’ve listened to this series twice and enjoyed it both times but this book left me wondering if anything was going to get accomplished until the last 3 chapters then a hurry to the end.

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Too frustrating to enjoy.

I enjoyed this series for a long time. The writing is of a much higher quality than most others in the genre. That said, I can not give this higher than 3 stars for a few reasons.

One, to say the plot inches forward is generous, but to say it nanometers forward sounds weird, so, the plot inches forward. I feel like I am being milked for my credit.

Two, it's called a story arc not a story incline. The story doesn't wind down, wrap up, or give any sense of completion. It just ends, right at the top of the arc. That might work for TV shows where the next episode is a week away but, despite Ugland's truly commendable publishing frequency, it's never going to be fast enough to be anything but frustrating, I don't want to end a book frustrated.

Last (and also least), I enjoy the snarky banter in these books, it's great, and it is one of the defining characteristics of the series. But sometimes it feels like too much of a good thing. Nearly every character is snarky, it starts to take away at some point. But, then again, maybe it wouldn't be a Ugland book without all the snark so, grain of salt.

I'll give it one more book, but after that idk.

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After all 10 books...

So I waited until the tenth book was finished before I wrote a review. Start at the first book, get this far. I am now in a depression because I found this series while it is still being manifested. Don't think about getting it, just do it! This is now one of my top 3 series in all of literature. One of my new favorite writers. and 1 hell of a good time. Now, I start the bad guys series...

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I just can’t any more.

The main character is deliberately stupid. It started off funny, stayed tolerable for a while, but it’s become pretty annoying. If he was just bad at social interaction, that would be fine. If he was just incapable of basic planning, I could deal with that. I could even read a book about an idiotic Uber warrior wandering the world by himself and smashing his way out of trouble. What I can’t deal with is the way that almost every choice is the exact wrong one.

If you blindfolded a monkey and had it throw darts at a wall with yes/no painted on it, the monkey would make better decisions.

There is just no growth or character progression. Either he learns something or he stops being in charge. Either one would revive the series. I’m done for now. Maybe I’ll try to read this again in a few years when I’m no longer as annoyed.

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Dropped a star on the story for the resolution

The narrator continues to do a great performance. I'd like releases to fall closer to the kindle releases. The whole couple of months pre-order thing baffles me. Not entirely sure what the benefit is with that. Overall I continue to enjoy the story and while the bad guys series is less convoluted this one has it's charm as well.

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so dumb

ok so he's a good author, fanastic world building but omg the main character refuses to take any hints, just closes his eyes and continues being sooo dumb. The bad guy series is still really good but this one is being to grate on my nerves

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Lazy

I'm a huge fan of the good guys and bad guys. That being said, this one felt very lazy and without focus. the ending wasn't great either. It does seem like Montana's story has gone off the rails.

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Very satisfied

Let's just say I love this series. The performance, characters, humor, setting, plot and flow all just satisfy that little itch for good litrpg. I will often find myself binging these stories when the compulsion strikes me. Love it, Love you Eric, Love you Neil, love whoever else is involved with making these productions possible.

I am a serial listener that sneaks off without leaving reviews and I just couldn't help myself but leave this one.
Cheers.

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amazing!

absolutely amazing I loved this book just like l the other in the series I can't wait for book 11

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Cliffhanger ending

I love this series. I always pre-order the new one as soon as it's listed. And that's okay: cliffhangers don't bother me. But if they bother you, then maybe wait for the next one before getting both.

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  • Adam Smith
  • 07-18-21

Like dwarves to a chair

the only issue I have with this story is that it finished and on such massive cliffhangers. had to immediately get the next book on Kindle

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  • Another Internet Guy
  • 07-14-21

A fantastic (but short) instalment

Easily one of the best LitRPG series's, this installment is brilliant as always. My only complaint or criticism is its length: It feels more like a mini novel, than a full one.

It's a thoroughly enjoyable world, with characters you love, but with such a short and relatively small story, you'll be left wanting more. Can't wait for the next book!

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  • shane
  • 07-26-21

Team Cogshill!

As with the other books, the story is fantastic and just flows SO well. CANNOT WAIT for the next in the series