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Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed debut novel of the best-selling chaos seeds saga.

A mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the wonder of Ready Player One and the adventure of Game of Thrones.

Number one in cyberpunk and video game fantasy.

Over 5,000 positive reviews on Goodreads.

Welcome my friends!

Welcome... to "The Land!"

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites, and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. 

Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? 

A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it? Can he grow his power to meet the deadliest of beings of the land? When choices are often a shade of grey, how will Richter ensure he does not become what he seeks to destroy? 

PS - Gnomes rule 

Please contact Aleron. He LOVES hearing from people! He also does almost weekly giveaways!  

You can check out his website (www.LitRPG.com), email him at Richter@LitRPG.com, or connect with him via Instagram or Twitter at @LitRPGBooks. You can also connect with him via his Amazon author page, Patreon, or YouTube page.

©2016 Tamori Publications (P)2017 Tamori Publications

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Great Story!

It had me laughing literally out loud at some parts. I Really enjoyed this book and can not wait to purchase the next.

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Laughter, Tears, Mystery and Anger

You know its hard to not love a book that brings up the emotions you never want to let out. This book was not only hilarious but it also gave you that rage for villains you hate. It tore at your heart at parts and then left you confused with the mystery's that bring you back wanting more of everything. I'd recommend this Saga to anyone, even those who arent much into LitRPG because they will never want to put it down once they have had a taste.

37 of 41 people found this review helpful

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if you like rpg or fantasy get ready for a nerdgasm

Great story and performance, this was my first litrpg book and I see many more in my future. I felt like I was playing world of Warcraft or Skyrim. The level up prompts get a little annoying but it’s also good to remember what the characters stats are before moving forward through the book. Definitely worth a ready to see if you like LitRPG. :)

can’t wait to dive into the next one.

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Great Story

It felt like I was listening to an RPG that was being played in real time. Very well done.

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This is good if you’ve ever played a MMORPG.

I didn’t think watching a character level up could be so interesting. If you’ve played a RPG video game before you’ll get a lot of the references. The is a great first book and I already bought the second.

Oh and the performance by Nick Podehl was out standing. He has an outstanding character voice range.

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Enjoyable 4.5

I struggle with this review as while the story has a good flow, there is no obvious gripping story as to why I should want Richter to be successful. Sure, he is excitedly in a new world but he doesn't have a more clear goal of his new life other than to raise the village and Adventure(!). This book has some fun and light elements which really helped not drag it to boring territory. It doesn't get better than the Imp Noob Guide though. I'll check out the next one.

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Excellent book made better

I purchased and read through the first 6 books in just over a week and the series is amazing. I saw the free sample of the first audio book on the author's Facebook page and after listening to it I was blow away that an already great series could get better. This was the first audio book I have ever purchased and it was well worth it. The story is amazing and Nick Podehl took the story to a whole new level with his excellent voice acting. I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment.

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First review did not show up!

I am hooked. This is a tremendous gender and is new to me. LitRPG it a great concept and I whole heartily look forward to reading more. While listening to the audio version, my son listened to a hand full of chapters, it it snagged him in too. Aleron Kong is indeed the master of this gender. I listened to a couple more audio books from other authors and was not pleased. Mr. Kong is a genius. Very fast-pasted and is addictive. I can recommend this book to all, providing they are at least 15-16 years old. The language is perfect for me, but probably is a little too much for younger persons. Now for the obligatory: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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this book is amazing ever one who love games

a great book brings games to life and is awesome story. great book for any gamer

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Just, wow.

I can’t believe a book like this exists and yet I’m surprised there aren’t more. This was genius. If you have ever enjoyed playing an RPG, playing Dungeons and dragons / pathfinder, or playing a MMO then you will find yourself loving every minute of this. My only complaint is that the audio version doesn’t translate well with the analyze skill of the main character. Some of that text is repetitive and can get obnoxious. I think it’s fine when you’re reading it because you can just skim past it. However, I think I heard the explanation of what a human is enough times that I might start saying it in my sleep. Regardless, this was amazing. I listened to it from beginning to end in 2 sessions. Can’t wait to start listening to the next book!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • ben
  • 09-21-17

Great summer read

After a quick purchase while on my way out of the country to the sun I wasn't expecting much. The combination of smart writing and an interesting plot idea has left me buying the next few books in the series.

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  • Swiss Robinson
  • 07-23-17

Bloody Brilliant !

This book was gripping from the get go. The narration was captivating and the story is bloody brilliant! I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series !

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  • Claudia
  • 11-25-17

Brilliant

It was an excellent book, filled with funny references and sarcastic moments. The character of Richter is amusing and reflects a typical young male, and his companion, is equally as endearing

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  • Coxeh
  • 12-05-17

Amazing series, worth the investment

This book and all others in the series I could not stop listening too. Aleron Kong has done an amazing job at bringing this world to life. the character development is amazing and makes me feel real nostalgic for the days I used to play MMORPGs

the only issue I had with this book was fixed in the books going forward. which was the loudness of the notification sound effects when items were obtained etc, this is fixed from book 2 onwards

5 star performance for nick too

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  • Simon Layhe
  • 10-27-17

very talented voice actor

Loved all of it, bugs me that he says "urbs" instead of "Herbs" lol but still great

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  • Mr W.
  • 10-19-17

Awesome

This is the 1st litrpg book I’ve read and was hesitant as I don’t play games, but wow. I was captured immediately, the narrator did a great job, sounded enthusiastic and obviously loves his job. The story was well written and I couldn’t tear myself away. Credit to the author I love fantasy and this were right up my street. An easy listen with lots of detail too. I’ve listened up to book 4, all great just can’t wait for book 5. Credit to the author

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  • Teitur Ásgeirsson
  • 03-16-18

just best

with best book series i have listen to
if you like games like diablo,dragon age then those book are for you

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  • John
  • 03-09-18

loved it

absalootly loved this book, The concept, the characters, the narrator everything!! massive fan of RPG's and the world's within them! if your struggling for a new series and are unsure, and love a dynamic story then I'd recommend this whole heartedly!

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  • Daniel Foreman
  • 06-09-18

the constant stats are annoying

decent story, but the lists of stats and be bonus are annoying, also the player is basically cheating with being unlimited.

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  • Joseph Wilkes
  • 06-05-18

good book

Was a very very good book could not stop listening would recommend this series A****

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  • Damien P.
  • 12-12-17

There are much better options in the GameLit genre

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

That mountain seems too high to climb.

Has The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga put you off other books in this genre?

If this was the first novel I had read in the LitRPG/GameLit genre, i would have been put off. I certainly would not have had the same excitement I had when I read my first novel in this new genre, written by one of the Russian authors who coined the genre name, LitRPG. There are so many better examples in the LitRPG/GameLit genre.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was okay, however it was completely ruined by the narrator’s use of sound effects. The constant and repititive bells ringing as the MC levelled up made it impossibke to listen to the book before bed as my partner could hear the noises through my noise cancelling headphones and I was unable to relax and listen to the story. The noises constantly broke my immersion.

What character would you cut from The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga?

The main character. I didn’t like the guy, which made it very hard to like the book. He had no back story and seems completely unphased by his new reality and the life he has left behind. His humour is sophmoric and he lacks any deeper inner life.

Any additional comments?

I wanted to like this audiobook but it had none of the elements, like a compelling, layered storyline and likeable characters that I care about, that make me lose myself in a story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-17

An engaging LitRPG that is well narrated.

Where does The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

With an excellent narrator, this audiobook is as immersive as any other LitRPG you will find.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that the story stayed a bit more in-line with gaming experiences and gradual power. While the character does seem unusually powerful to what a gamer might expect a 'character' to start as, this is not a "powerstomp" that you might expect from the Russian authors. If you enjoy the journey of the character, this story has it.

What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nick Podehl was a great narrator and gave Momma a hilarious accent.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There is perhaps one criticism to be had, and that is that the main character doesn't strike a lot of emotional chords. He seems very accepting of what has happened, spends almost no time adjusting, and while he has an admirable motive, he has yet to face real dilemma and challenge. That being said, this is the first book, and I expect more to come when the budding relationships kick off.

Any additional comments?

A great book. The author is ambitious in calling himself the "Father" of American LitRPG, but time will tell.

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  • Craig Harris
  • 05-10-17

Exceptional.

I read the book. Loved it. Thought I'd try it as my first Audible. Loved it even more!

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  • Marco
  • 09-06-17

Rubbish

Kept on waiting for it to get better. Terrible story full of plot holes and a waste of time. I had just finished a Brandon Sanderson before picking this up which probably led to the huge feeling of dispointment. No where near the same league of writing.

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  • hazyandlazy
  • 05-01-17

Love this series. Funny, action and great characters

This book had me at hello.
The audiobook (nick podehl) has the characters just right. (Specially muma). Quick humour, better fights and a gamers wet dream.
If you're into military scifi, fantasy and gaming, you will fall in love with this series and read it over and over.
Warning... you will buy the next books in the series and eagerly await the latest release, so allow time to immerse yourself in this ripper universe!
Thanks Aleron!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-17

Not for me

If you like DND board games you will like this. Well i like a good fantasy fiction but this is not it, seems that stat menu's and quests come up with a toll bell, that rings all the time (its so annoying) and the main character starts off as a self centered power hungry guy put into a world that is running exactly like a board game, then desides to change to a guy that still wants power but to help others and build a better board game world, its not even his world why should he give a crap lol the guy doesnt even miss anything about his life in the real world( the guy must have had no life at all). 😥

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  • Archeart
  • 06-16-18

I'm in love with the land! thanks Aleron

all I can say is this is epic ! need moar! hope to find out why gnomes rule next!

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  • Morgan
  • 06-08-18

Social Disconnect

Feels like it's written by the father of a gamer. Such a boring story, and the references to now old pop culture makes this story terrible.

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  • David
  • 06-02-18

I'm late to the party I know

if you have any interest at all in RPG games then this is the audio book series for you I will say no more for it would ruin it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-29-18

hooked

great world
amazing plot
wonderful characters

listened to the wholestory in one day .... yes bbn its that good