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The Karmadont Chess Set Audiobook

The Karmadont Chess Set: Way of the Shaman, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Mahan's ready for new adventures - just as the gaming world of Barliona thought it was about to reenter its old comfortable rut. The winds of the Dark Forest have finally died down; Altameda has recognized its new owner while Geranika is nursing new schemes of global destruction.

Would Mahan be happy with this predictable old life? We think not! New storylines, new monsters, new dungeons, and a new status: Our High Shaman hates the daily grind! He wants a new apprentice? Then he'd better find someone who has no right to summon Spirits. A new ship? It's going to be one of a kind! A new love? Well, we'll have to see, won't we?

©2017 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2017 by Boris Smirnov (P)2017 Tantor

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    Parker Sydney, Australia 05-22-17
    Parker Sydney, Australia 05-22-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Pissed Off!!! (5 stars)"

    It is not often that a book leaves you at such a cliff hanger that you are so angry you want to throw your phone and yell out loud at what just happened!!!!

    This is an excellent series. The writing is great & what a roller coaster.

    I am just super pissed at what happened, I call upon a herald, we need revenge!

    36 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "broke my i pod"
    Would you listen to The Karmadont Chess Set again? Why?

    probably but only if there is a book six


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    mayan because hes mayan


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Yen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    what the fuckitty fuck man that was so ruthless and cold that i broke my shit


    Any additional comments?

    i cannot believe mayan was so obtuse but then again not all hope is lost so hopefully book six will be filled with the best kind of revenge

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas Payne 05-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "heartbreaking... enthralling..."

    As with the first 4 books this series is wonderful. Way of the Shaman, Awaken Online, and Daily Grind are three of the best litRPG books I've ever seen but Mahanenko has a way about him that makes the book seem to never end. it traps you in and whenever you reach a point that seems to conclude it just keeps rolling on. The ending way a truly shocking conclusion whether you saw it coming or not but it still gives you that despite edge of hope to cling to and a fire to see where this goes next. All I can do now is wait impatiently for the already anticipated book 6.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "ending sucks"

    ending of the book series sucks short of him going back to prick this was ending posible first park is grate but the last part of the last book runt the series for me dont buy and wast your time.

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Neil Maroney 05-23-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Glad this is not the end!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Karmadont Chess Set the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed all of the books so far, I didn't care for the ending of book five but I am happy to report that as of right now there are two more books in this series that I know of


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have never felt sick to my stomach because of the ending of a book before but wow, after I recovered from it and had a day or two in which I could calm down I have to say that the ending is the most powerful ending I have ever read.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't be discouraged, this book will kick you in the teeth at the end but fear not because it still has two more to go.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur 05-17-17
    Arthur 05-17-17 Member Since 2016

    I simply love to read and listen to a fantastic story.

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    "I'm so angry!"
    Do you have any additional comments?

    This book was more or less like the rest in the series except if felt rushed and was lacking in content with some of the other characters. The ending was far to much of a cliffhanger to leave off on and there is no real sign in the series if it will continue.

    I must say however that the ending of this series makes me want to punch things, a lot, ALL THE THINGS!

    So I suppose it was good in a negative emotional manner. I really want the series to continue and will continue reading if it does.

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    raymond 05-20-17
    raymond 05-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "angry now"

    i loved this serries but im so angry right now at the endding of this book and the fact i have to wait till almost september for a translated kindle version of book 6. idk if ill get the next book i probably will just to see what happens but im so upset.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    07-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "worst ending I've ever read or listen to"

    you hurt my view on all your books why why why did you do such a bad job and just hurting all the feelings in the whole game World in barley own or whatever you want to call it

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Manassas, VA, United States 07-14-17
    Jason Manassas, VA, United States 07-14-17 Member Since 2014

    Hello there, I listen at least 8 hours a day. If you would like me to review your book please send me a copy. Warning I review FAIRLY!

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    "a cheap punch"

    I find it hard to say anything other than the end destroyed the book. I loved this series until that point.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-22-17

    A slighty above average Joe

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    "UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Just about everything ESPECIALLY chapter 12. WHAT A WAY TO DUMP A LOAD OF CRAP ON YOU!


    Has The Karmadont Chess Set turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO. Just turned me off THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN.


    What does Jonathan Yen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellence.


    Could you see The Karmadont Chess Set being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NOT to be WATCHED BY ME.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the kind of thing only real jerks do. I know it's just fiction. I know it doesn't really matter. But after Books 1 - 5 (over 100 hours) of my life invested to have these 15 hours or so do this just seems MEAN, petty, spiteful and hateful. Especially in these dark times. This book is just so disappointing. Like all the others, it was great escapism, a fun run, through chapter 12 but then I got the meanest thing I've experienced in all my days of reading fantasy. And what really pisses me off is I'd read a spoiler about the ending. It still caught me completely off-guard. I'm sooo angry.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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  • Robert
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    "Dastardly Deeds Done"

    If you have made it through the previously four books then this one will not be a surprise to you and the writing and presenter continue to do a great job.

    Some people may see the ending coming from a long way away others (myself) didn't see it until closer to the end.

    Shaman Mahan continues his journey and adventures in the game and struggles to overcome the various challenges and basically happily progressing along as he works his way through his 7 year imprisonment sentence.

    Nothing really major happens in this story until the end just continuation of various plot lines and character development but it is still quite enjoyable even with the few minor holes in the plot. The more sensitive of us will hate the ending and will have high expectations of the next book in the series.

    Love the book, love the series, hate waiting for the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • charlie
    8/27/17
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    "Where is number 6?"

    Where? I need to know what happens? Such a good series I've loved every book

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  • Mat
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    "what an ending"

    great book however it saddens me to hear that ending. it was very well written however and very unexpected however some clues led to it one way or another and yet it was sad to listen to

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  • Richard Mills
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    "This is the end, really?"

    Certainly one HELL of an ending. Must admit this one in many ways ruined the rest of the series for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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