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As the fight for Boran-al's Citadel draws to a close, Dave's learned one important lesson: To protect what he cares for, he's going to have to become stronger. He can't just sit back in Cliff-Hill and take things easy. Emerilia is filled with danger as well as possibilities. It's time that Dave becomes a Master Smith.

©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2017 Michael Chatfield

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Good Book But Lacking Action

I felt this was a good book and well written overall. My issue is with where the story ended. It felt like it ended in the middle of a book. The first book gave you a clear ending of the initial story. This continuation was less action and more just chatting.
Like I said I felt that this book was missing something. I will most likely continue the series though. I am hoping that future books don't end like this one.

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short short

while the author is generally quite dense in his writing the overall lack of length was disappointing. this entire book reads more like a part of a story rather than a standalone. the title is the book and after attaining master Smith status, it's over. I know these books are actually quite old but I wish it dealt more with the brewing issues of the written world than just Dave's smithing.

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Way too Short with Incomplete Story Arc

If you could sum up Benvari Mountains in three words, what would they be?

Way too short.

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Book 1 was a pretty great entry for the Lit RPG category. It had a compelling story line, good world building and a fairly novel take on discrepancy between real and virtual worlds. <<<Now for my soap box. Too many writers are sacrificing monetizing their works at the expense of a full story. This story just felt too much like a long serial with no real finale. Sure there was more world building and the incorporation of the former secretary in the company was pretty fun, but the whole story amounted to the main character going through training. There were a couple of short skirmishes but otherwise the publisher's short summary really summarizes this book... here you go <<<<<<;As the fight for Boran-al's Citadel draws to a close (the battle is really already over at the start of the book), Dave's learned one important lesson: To protect what he cares for, he's going to have to become stronger. He can't just sit back in Cliff-Hill and take things easy. Emerilia is filled with danger as well as possibilities. It's time that Dave becomes a Master Smith. <<<< Now, maybe if you're Jim Butcher and have the talent to write a non-stop high quality adventure story you get away with a solid 10-12 hr novel, but here it's all build up with no payoff. You shouldn't just stop writing the story because you've hit the magic ten hour point. One of the reasons I picked up this series in the first place was that book 1 was 18 hours long and had a very solid story arc. So that's why I'm disappointed with this second book... I feel like this should more accurately be part 1 of a larger volume. That's why I've still given the story 5 stars but docked the overall book down to 4 stars.My only other critique is that the main character falls in the overly virtuous (excepting nearly constant use of the F-Bomb), super smart and progressively overpowered category... sorry, minor fear of heights doesn't count. Hopefully, we'll see more of his foibles come out in subsequent books or perhaps see more of a focus on more interesting/balanced characters.Now, will I continue reading the story... probably, but I go through a lot of audio books and as I said above the world building is generally pretty solid... So, overall not terrible just disappointing after the first book.

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Second book even better than First!

I really enjoyed the First book in his series, but this second book is even better. love the various characters and their personalities.

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very good<br />

this is well written enjoyed it a lot but you need to get the rest available

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Spectacular

Fantastic, Tristan Morris give yet another stellar performance. Been a fan since he did Black Tide Rising. And of course Michael Chatfield, the man is a writing machine. I am convinced the man does not even worry about anything as mundane as sleep

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  • Quinn
  • BALTIMORE, MD, United States
  • 10-31-17

Filler Novel

BLUF: You can skip this book. Nothing significant happens, it is more 1.5 than a true book 2.

This book represents everything that can go wrong with a fantasy series. The author &quot;appeared' to put a lot of time and effort into book one which left me excited for the next part of the series. However, this book falls short of expectations. Little to no valuable content, lots of &quot;rehashing' and mainly just words on a page in preparation for what I can only imagine is a content filled book three. What makes this worse is that we are only two books into the series and are already dealing with empty &quot;for-profit&quot; books. While I will not totally write the series off as a waste I am not going to recommend anyone read this entry in the series.

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great story

awesome story and a perfect performance by the narrator. I'm so looking forward to the next storm.

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still great, can't wait for next one

hope the whisper sync for next book comes soon. hate having to stop at every book like this

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Love it, more please.

Can't wait to listen to the other 7 books in the series. Chop, chop Audible Am ready, Keep up, keep up. Smiles & Thanks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-17

Moo review

I am a huge fan of litrpg and fantasy books so I allways enjoy them and like to leave a good review ... if your a fan of crafting epic shit and stat building along with some good one liners this book won't lead you wrong looking forward to book 3