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When Aaron and his friends got sucked into the virtual reality game World of Ruul, they quickly realized the only way out would be to acquire all eight soulstones and beat the game.

Unfortunately, they've somehow managed to incur the wrath of the Skeleton King, an ancient warrior whose vengeance can only be quenched by blood and death.

Now, if they want to survive long enough to find those soulstones, they'll have to find a way to stop him.

©2017 Jason A. Cipriano (P)2017 Jason A. Cipriano

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Could have been a good story

I'd like to preface this by saying I'm a former active duty Marine, and current truck driver. So when I say this author uses an excessive amount of profanity, I'm not someone who has never been around profanity. As my former master sergeant would say... "Boy, you need to buy a dictionary and learn some new words." He was an old farm hand from Texas.

All of his characters quickly become the same inter changeable one dimensional character. No matter the book, setting, storyline or background.

Plot holes, bad writing, one dimensional characters, skip this one

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good yo

finished it quickly, only disappointment was the class choice. I feel like every litrpg I have read is another necromancer/dk.

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great book

the book is great but I personally don't like hearing the stats of every single summoned monster it puts a damper on the action.

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Litrpg new to me good for you

Ok this was a good book a little weird and a little funny it had good character development my favorite part was when the main character stopped whining and finally just accepted his fate and became the bad add his gear allowed him to be. Over all the game world is very reminiscent of the starter area of world of warcraft."This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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nerd humor

I love how foul the rabbit's mouth is in the party. the humor is right in line with me and what I think is funny, so that is fantastic. really enjoy the way the characters of being written and found myself interested in the consequences of their actions. looking forward to more adventures in the world of this book.

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Better then the first

I did not have high hopes for this, the next book in the series. But I can say i did enjoy it.

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Conflicted

I rarely take the time to write long reviews like this but I feel this book series merits my time and effort.

It is hard to put into words a headline for this review. I listened to the first book and immediately went to the second one because I was curious as to where the story went.

Unfortunately, once I finished the 2nd book I realized that not a lot really happens. When the "big battle" happens it is very underwhelming. This world seems interesting but characters have no growth. Some of the main characters are basically ignored in the second book. You never really learn much about these people as far as who they were outside the game, or who they are inside the game. They talk to each other in a typical detached socially-inept awkward gamer-way. Now mind you, I am a huge gamer myself and can be awkward at times but none of these characters expressed any empathy towards each other. They were all basically using each other for their own gain.

Now, I am willing to forgive all of this, however, I noticed a strong misogynistic undercurrent throughout both books that left me feeling a little grossed out. Female characters were mostly portrayed as "hot" but "not trustworthy" to the point that one character actually says out loud that they hate female gamers (I paraphrase). Now, this would be kinda OK if somewhere down the line there was some kind of arc where the characters learn that this broad generalization of women is not true but that never happens.

It also does not help that story-wise the female characters are mostly portrayed in a negative manner, thus fueling this antagonistic behavior between the male and female characters.

Now unto George the bunny. He basically ruined the whole series for me in the last 20 mins of book two. Now, George's shtick is that he is inappropriate and hilarious and to some extent he is. He and I share a very similar type of humor, however, his misogynistic comments and flat out homophobic comments near the end left a bad taste in my mouth because they were mean spirited and tired.

I am sure some fans of the book with respond in the typical "do you need a safe space, snowflake?" which will further prove my points about this book but whatever.

Go read Awaken Online instead.




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The adventure continues.

The Skeleton King is the second book in the LitRPG World of Rull series by JA Cipriano and while I think I enjoyed book 1 more, this was still a great addition to the series and I can't wait for the next book. Loaded with plenty of action and fun characters (George the bunny is the best) this is definitely a series that any fan of LitRPGs should check out.

Like the first book in the series, this volume is narrated by Nik Magill who once again does a tremendous job bringing the story to life.

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getting really good

Volume set out all up. narration was more impactfull this book. can't wait for volume 3!

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Entertaining and good for young "readers"-

Where does Soulstone: The Skeleton King rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Middle.

What did you like best about this story?

The story was interesting, like the general arc - some good original ideas in here.

Which scene was your favorite?

Spoiler alert!:

Final victory (of the story)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Honestly, I thought it was a bit needlessly heavy with language (curse words). Didn't laugh or cry about it, but did notice it. Foul-mouthed bunny (of destruction) aside, if shrinks are correct there are some seriously insecure people in here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-17

Loved it need book 3

Love the city slash base building aspect along with the wave battles magic just magic