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Now a Level 10 ronin, Seiki is slowly coming to terms with the death of Master Tsujihara and his new life in Shinshioka.

Spending his days in the Wilderness, he’s venting his remaining frustrations while staying away from the city drama and those griefers, like the Rogami Clan, who had made his in-game experience so challenging thus far. He has even taken up a trade skill. 

But when he’s presented with an offer he can’t refuse and accepts a simple mission to deliver a message to Kano Castle, he quickly finds his troubles are only just beginning. Caught in an imbroglio that will only get worse the more he tries to do well, Seiki will set off a series of events that will lead to chaos, death, and the eventual destruction of an entire territory. 

Surrounded by betrayal, hidden agendas, and people looking to take advantage of him, who can Seiki really trust? 

When everything is not what it seems, it can be impossible to differentiate between friends and foes. 

Bushido Online: Friends and Foes is the second book in the Bushido Online series, a work of litRPG fiction.

©2018 LitRPG Freaks (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Great feel for period, but forced plot progression

So the good and bad. The tldr version: loved the game mechanics, some of the complexity of plot and heavy action of the book. Did not like the heavy-handed approach to plot development. Also, the narrator did a great job.

I loved the world. Well developed and kept in theme with its intrigue and shadow plots as well as a fair amount of decent people. But way more shady people (in terms of NPC’s). The combat system was well described as well and progressed with each addition of growth in a fully “game mechanic” sort of way. Meaning, the present encounter is difficult, but mainly because of his level and need to master a new skill, but as he better grasps it, the encounter becomes more manageable. Also, the MC’s friends have a lot more potential but they were kind of glossed over.

And the bad... for me, personally, there were a lot of situations that were “forced”. Everything from making the MC not be able to figure anything out even after getting force feed all previous points just so he can ask a question and the author can fully explain some point or other. Ignorance is normal, every MC is ignorant of something’s, but don’t make them ignorant just because of sloppy plot progression. Also, most of the issues the MC is in is because of sloppy-plot-progression decisions and actions forced into place. Like, the MC could have gotten away, but instead just stands there through an entire dialogue swoop then gets scared when they point him out. Forcing a story where Everyone is after one low-level toon... they are so forced it breaks the immersion. This point is one of the reasons why I’m beginning to despise PVP heavy stories.

The narrator did a great job bring everything together, really put a better spin on a decent story.

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Excellent Listen

Book 1 was good but had a lot happening. Book two is totally awesome!! A must listen!

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Great Sequel...

as this is a Ready Player One meets ShoGun it's a strong 2nd book. Ripped thru it in 2 days. don't be scared away by the long long long list of Japanese...the story telling is solid enough to remind you as needed on who is who. I really enjoyed this and looking forward to books 3.

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The latest book in Bushido online am I opinion falls up perfectly where we left off on the 1st go around if anyone's looking for an interesting and Japanese theme RPG book I recommend you look at this

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Good but a few complaints

This is a good story and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy books but it’s a terrible litrpg and way to short that being said I can’t wait for book 3

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Top of it's genre

Perhaps the best LitRPG story I have come across. The focus is on the game and our group of protagonists.

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So worth it.

I have been really into this whole genre here lately and this one is one of the most under rated stories. Everyone should be talking about this one just as much as the others. I think this gameplay would be nearest what we would actually create. At first at least. Anyway this book and the one before are worth your credits. Give it a chance. Love it and can't wait for the next.

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Great series

Love the book.
I thought Seki would have put the summoning scroll in his bracer when he went after the trebuchet. Use the scroll to drop the summon right on the trebuchet and in the middle of the enemy camp.

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amazing

Love this book and foaming at the mouth for more its a great listen and has a great story

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everything you expected more

a story of choices live or die this is what he has to decide this is what makes it so great this is also what makes it so horrible in some ways that makes people with disabilities theme less than they are while at the same time showing someone who is getting used to the fact that yes this is a permanent disability and that there is an alternative life in VR so it has its good points but also has its bad points and there's something that if you like Asian fighting styles video games and the meth of the disability being bad and hard to overcome or to adapt to and this is a book for you

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  • M. Liddle
  • 07-09-18

I want more!!<br />

got hooked to this story, and now I want more, please do another book to this!