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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

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!

47 of 49 people found this review helpful

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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

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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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.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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

16 of 20 people found this review helpful

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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.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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The karmadont chess set

Wow
Amazing
What a twist
Incredible
I want the next book
This series is absolutely amazing
Please hurry and release the next book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • FORT SMITH, AR, United States
  • 09-14-17

predictable

More cursing than I recall in previous installments. Not a bad book and resolves some issues left hanging in other books in the series. The last part wraps up alot of the story very quickly with a bowtie to boot. Almost makes you believe he realised it was dragging on and had to end it.

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  • Jason
  • Manassas, VA, United States
  • 07-14-17

a cheap punch

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

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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WTF

can't believe it ended like that, this is a horrible way to end a book especially a series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • charlie
  • 08-27-17

Where is number 6?

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

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  • Robert
  • 06-17-17

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

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  • Mat
  • 07-10-17

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
  • 05-30-17

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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  • paul hill
  • 05-18-17

NOW WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeff Northam
  • 05-24-17

First one of this serise I have not loved

honestly I love the way of the Shaman serise, this one however just kinda ended all at once..

It was like the author was rushing to meet the deadline and did not get time to fleshout the closing chapter..

anyway if you have made it this far in the serises you likely don't need this review.. And I will undoubtedly get the next one either way..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Douglas
  • 08-24-17

Shock!

Loved this book/series. Cannot believe how this one ended! Counting the days until the next! Also I request that blizzard approaches the writer about a possible game creation! Please!

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  • Cody
  • 06-24-17

Guessed everything that happened, was alright

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful