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

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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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    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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    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Zac Hicks MADISON, NC, US 05-22-17
    Zac Hicks MADISON, NC, US 05-22-17 Member Since 2014

    Avid reader, GM, Hobby shop owner, gamer, father, husband, world traveler. Some think he writes a mean review as well.

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    "worst ending ever"

    This has the worst ending to a book series I have ever seen. I saw it coming but I was hoping I was wrong.

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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.

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    Joseph 05-22-17
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    "Do Not Waste Your Time on this Crap"

    I've read several books in this genre and can honestly say this is the worst.

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    Parker Sydney, Australia 05-22-17
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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!

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    "Huh? What happened to the ending..."

    I have really enjoyed this series up to the end of this book... I have to say that this is one of the only books I have read where I was really depressed by the unexpected ending... Epic fail of an ending!

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    M20744 Washington, DC USA 05-20-17
    M20744 Washington, DC USA 05-20-17 Member Since 2006
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    This better be the low point of an epic comeback. This takes a fun series and drops it in the shitter

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    John 05-18-17
    John 05-18-17 Member Since 2006

    I am a professional driver and therefore spend a lot of time on the road. Audible has been a great source of entertainment for me.

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    "Good Continuation"

    This book had me so excited to read it, and I did enjoy it, but the cliffhanger. My God I just want to cry in frustration. I'm not going to spoil it. The journey was indeed enjoyable.

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    Kaleb 05-17-17
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    love the series, but twist ending kinda killed previous, not much hope for #6 rekindling

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