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Publisher's Summary

Dominic Thompson becomes an Infernal dungeon core and is given one task: honor the dark goddess by killing adventurers.

Choosing an avatar is merely the first step. To become the greatest, he must make the other dungeon cores submit to him. And that means shattering their jeweled hearts.

Or seducing their avatars.

Lucky for Dom, the dungeon’s avatars are beautiful monster girls. But they’re also the fiercest warriors in the realms, and there’s a fine line between murder and seduction.

Warning: Contains harem elements and mature content.

©2019 Dante King (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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hmm entertaining

well i didnt have high hopes for this and it did not disappoint as lots of action adventure and a moderately fucked up mc that makes an ok villian. that's the thing his just an ok villian Ralph was way more interesting but nope we have an edge lord with a harem who is just the best at everything. it's very basic but the good parts are really good.

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Boxy ultrlight version?

This was an ok book for audible included. Not the best not the worst. Some cool stuff at times, but compared to Boxy in everybodyloves larges chests... well... you get the idea. Different leuages. If you need a holdover and your out of credits then maybe.

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Unsure the author knows the direction of the story

Very minor spoilers,

As of the end of the book it's not a harem, not a duengon nor a monster core book. There is a premise of all but no commitment. No real dungeon creating to the point not sure the little bit which was created will be a major part of book 2. I have not read book 2 this opinion is from where it ends in book 1. There is a potential of a harem element in upcoming books but nothing approaching one in this one. It's called monster core but the MC is a dungeon core with orders to conquer other dungeons hence my confusion. As a dungeon interaction with the outside should be limited. I will attempt book 2, however I will read it instead of listening. Not sure it's worth the financial investment given after book 1 I'm not sure the direction.

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decently preformed, bland story

Couldn't finish, doesn't really hold a candle to the Divine Dungeon series. nothing particularly original, characters lost my interest after five hours

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a nice little echi dungeon defender

a well written dungeon defender book that is well written story that blends the story and smut together seamlessly. it's just foreplay and broad strokes about the act itself but the author keeps it well paced. The book has a satisfying end and a promising future so wether you listened to this for free as part of your audible subscription or bought the book as a one off. you can feel content listening to the great narration without feeling disappointed because the story arc is split between two books.

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Amazing

The start of a great series, I cant wait to find out what is next.

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Honestly it’s okay

This book at best is average. I did enjoy it but it’s easy to entertain me. Here are the flaws.
If you like one man punch where nothing can overcome him that’s your mc. It happens I’m okay with it. As he chuckles…….over 100 times. You need some more words than chuckles.

The other about the harem. Hey I went into it knowing it’s a harem. Guilty pleasure. However, some of the scenes don’t commit.

Cmon man there is sex in it. Don’t be shy about it. You can say cock and pussy. It’s okay . We’re reading this book to get dirty anyway.

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Too much

Too much everything. This is a story about a bad guy doing bad things. He don’t feel at all like an antihero. I forced myself to listen to this at 3.5x speed. Usually if I don’t like parts of a book I’ll try 2x but I just wanted this torture over.

LITRPG? Barely… I’ve read and listened to so many and they can become a bit similar, but this one barely has any. At best it’s like having an assistant telling him the obvious…

I’m sure this is perfect for someone, just not me…

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A cheer for evil.

If you like storylines that exalt evil and amoral characters this story is for you. There is to much blood, death and sex celebrate in this book for me.

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Epic

Very funny. New/Old style of 'evil' protagonist. Spicy at times. Really want to know the story forward !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-21

This boy knows nothing about females.

The voice actor is good.
The novel is about getting women in bed and well this boy have never done that.
The world building is fine but it is a power trip and womenising fantasy of the writer.
It was free i will not get book nr two.

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  • MK
  • 11-10-19

Breath of fresh air

A nice change from the normal quality of dungeon core books. I think this book did a number of things well...

Firstly a good concept not expanded on as much as would be preferred but does leave it open to the second book quite well e.g some input from lilith or the other members of the pantheon in some way after the intro would improve the book.

The champions are satisfying even though the upgrades were kinda understated and add description of what they could do would be better.

Puck needs more "screen time" he's cool.
I feel like the convo between him and fellow champions would be really intresting.

in short enjoyable but could be quite easily better with a few simply changes.

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  • Jim Brodie
  • 07-31-21

Erm no, free is still to much

This book was amazingly bad from the first line to the 23rd minute.

You would be paying me to listen to this terrible drivel read by the narrator equivalent of a hammy amateur dramatics student.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-21

Decent enough but nothing special

Got this book for free and decided to give it a try.
It's decent enough and I like the concept (being a dungeon core vs the adventurer) but I wouldn't give it the 4.3 stars it is listed at.
The MC gets teleported to a fantasy world, gets turned into a dungeon core and instantly just accepts it. He doesn't resist, isn't weirded out by it. There is no path to acceptence at all wich feels a bit weird to me.
The voice actor does a good job, that and the oke story made it enjoyable enough.

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  • Mr J.
  • 11-28-21

young teens

book for the youngsters - too much so for my tastes. many will enjoy as it is a nice idea just not well crafted.

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  • Idiots_paradise
  • 10-12-21

5/5

i certainly enjoyed the book and performance. different from other lit RPG being a dungeon protagonist. further still with an anti-hero angle, thumbs up 5/5

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  • Daan Hoffman
  • 10-06-21

Reaction formation.

Another story with a harem. Liked the story, not so mutch the sex. Reaction formation.

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  • john
  • 09-01-21

Misses the mark on fantasy and try’s to hard to be a porno

Ever wanted to listen to a poorly written fantasy porn story. Then your in luck!
To be fair without all the sex scenes it could be a ok story but it has so many sex scenes.

Just leave it!

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  • Robin Murphy
  • 08-09-21

dumb dungeon

the book is written well, but the story sucks. too much focus on making a harem not enough on making a viable dungeon. only guy that ever survives is just brainwashed to bring more "adventurers" in.

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  • S. J. Robinson
  • 08-09-21

character

I want to torcher the main character to death in the most painful way possible for not being cations and making many dumb decisions

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  • Penuser
  • 11-12-21

Surprisingly good litrpg + some raunchiness.

A smooth and enjoyable Isekai type Litrpg. Though I prefer much longer stories, this ended feeling like a completed first volume.
Even better is that the narrator seems to be the love child of Luke Daniel's and Nick Podehl. Dulcet in delivery, he is able to make even the teenage-boy fever sexfantasy / paper-back erotica coupling, tolerable.

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  • John
  • 01-09-20

Monster Core

Dante king is a new author I just started to listen to and I'm hooked this series is awesome. And with the voice acting talents and skills of C J Mission who narration makes the characters and world come alive . This book is bloody brilliant and a must to listen to and owned 12 out of 10 stars......