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The Lost City: An Epic LitRPG Adventure

The Realms Series, Book Two
Narrated by: Armen Taylor
Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

“I cannot believe that idiotic plan worked.”    

The only thing Gryph wanted when he entered the Realms was to find his missing sister. Then he pissed off a power-hungry god, got stuck in the undead hell dungeon known as the Barrow and nearly had his soul consumed.   

Then things trended upwards, and with the help of a ragtag group of companions, Gryph escaped to a verdant paradise of magic and wonder. But when his exposed secrets lead to betrayal and murder, Gryph is forced to accept an insane quest or his new friends will face the headsman's axe.  

Now, to stop a world-conquering zealot from capturing an ancient weapon of incredible power, Gryph must become the one thing he never wanted to be, a leader. Standing in his way are a group of crazed cultists, an army of deadly magical machines, and friends who no longer trust him.   

And he is still no closer to saving his sister.   

The Lost City, the sequel to the breakout hit Barrow King, is an overflowing cauldron of leveling, world building, humor, and action.

©2018 C.M. Carney (P)2018 C.M. Carney

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  • krop
  • Taylordville, KY, United States
  • 01-13-19

Nice

Cant wait between books. The Legend grows bigger as expected.. no pressure. As a audible listener. It's good to hear avery good work while at work. It make my day easier.

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This series is awesome!!!

I'm a lover of epics and gaming so this series is perfect!!!! Gryph is the perfect character...who I relate to as a vet!!! Anxiously awaiting the next!

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i love the optimism

if you enjoyed the first one you will love this one..
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also if you thought he was ported away from the party at the end of the last book, he wasn't, they went with him...

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Awesome story and great reading

Loved the story, really takes the first book and grows it to be a wonderful series! Armed Taylor really brings it to life and does an amazing job! Can’t recommend this highly enough!!

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Big letdown after book 1

The magic of the fist book is not to be found in this book, it's dull and vanilla.

And the narrator reads so slow tag I had to listen at 1.75 speed not to fall asleep.

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Does the author have an obsession with Barbie head

There are so many things wrong with this book.
The author decided they didn't end the first book in the best way so they added new skills that the main character never got in the first book just to make the story work for this book then the author just decided the main characters going to ignore any game of premise and not check level UPS or anything like that after each fight but instead check it after several fights all in one which is not a bad thing in general but then listing of all the stupid monsters and creatures and blah blah blah takes 2 minutes to 3 minutes to read through the lit RPG side is legitimately an afterthought for this author and the progression still makes no sense the way the author is trying to present the level up system makes no sense as well equipped as the main character is he's only level 16 yet he is killing all of these legendary level 40 and up he gains barely any XP I don't think the author sees how that clashes the concept that you don't get much xp even for high level means it takes a long time to get up to that level so how in the heck does a level 8 from the first book kill level 65.

Inshort this author has no idea what they're doing they should just stop writing litrpg and write a regular book the writing's not bad the story when you cut out all the RPG elements that the author does horribly it's not a bad story to this point but the sad mediocre attempt ruin the rest of it.

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WTH?????

I listen to this book with the anticipation of a very good follow on story to the Barrow King. What The Lost City is in reality is a very poor follow up to the Barrow King.

In the first few chapters of the book you get a glimpse of the what is thought to be the main antagonist of the series. The God King demonstrates his power and that of his pantheon. From this point you would think since Gryph has seen his competition and gotten a full measure of the Herculean task ahead of him to free his sister and his Banner coupled with the fact that Gryph is a former black-ops military man understanding that he will need a huge amount of resources as well as a small army to watch his back that part of his training would kick in immediately. It does not this guy acts like a security guard at Wal-Mart. For all the fore-planning he does and the decisions he makes it is all laughable. Throughout this story the Godhead was a pedestrian Gryph stumbles along the story like a blind and deaf bat. His character development was atrocious I learn more about the overpowered bad guy than I would have like to have known; but in truth throughout the story the bad guy was more interesting than Gryph and his companions. For that matter the Weapons Master and the Stuart was more interesting than Gryph and they were only in the story for 40 audio minutes at most.

Throughout the story the I was frequently frustrated with the obvious character negation of the Nymph. Although he ultimately plays an important part of the story. He was definitely under utilized throughout the story. When a creature tells you that he is over 3000 years old and you are fighting a overpowered dude that has just kick your ass I think you start to use your resources. Instead Gryph and company picks up the Hulks mantra "Hulk Smash" and continually gets a Thanos size beat down.

And when it is all over it fizzles out ultimately Gryph has grown within the world very marginally. Tragedy has struck there is really no appearant movement or progression to the conflict with the God King and his cronies and worst yet a extremely more powerful enemy is re/introduced with an introduced timeline that either tells an experience reader of epic novels that the God King story line will get very rushed and produce horrible reading/listening pleasure or we are headed for a Team-up that smells like every other book out there. As far as the Lit-RPG component of the series let me warn you he left that part of the book in his desk drawer before sending it to the publishers....

I was very disappointed in the The Lost City story. It had so much more potential considering the stellar story line and concept present in the Barrow King.

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I need more of this series!!!

Great story telling with unique voices and personalities. love this series and I hope it continues on Audible.

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fast paced action flick.

it was to fast. there was no exploring the world. frome the last book it rins from one thing to another.

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Good second book but the first was better

It feels a little forced and the fact that the main character is always winning by the luckiest margins is a little perdictable.

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  • Darcielk
  • 03-12-19

Better than the first!

There are sadness and plenty of laughter. I had a hard time at the beginning, but it quickly picked up the pace. The narration is really good as well, but when I'm sleepy his voice just soothes me right out so I have to put on the sleep timer so I don't miss anything.

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  • allan smith
  • 01-03-19

Great adventure storyline

Loved this series so far looking forward to book 3 as soon as possible!! Lol

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-24-18

Waste of time

The Lost City is even worse than the first part. I could live with the bad style, plot full of holes and cliches but I can't abide by the author's abuse of "brackish". Every liquid is brackish. Underground river - brackish. Inland lake - brackish. Magic potion - brackish. Sweet tea? You guessed it.

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