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Publisher's Summary

Q: What has two eyes (usually), a practice sword, and no clue?

A: A noob. And a horde of them are coming to ruin Devon's day.

Freshly returned from the underworld, Devon Walker has a major task ahead. A demon army is coming, and she must prepare Stonehaven for war. But no amount of fortification will allow the small settlement to hold against the coming horde. For Devon's followers to survive, she must retrieve the final relic of Ishildar and wake the ancient city's power.

Too bad about all the noobs getting in the way.

Vault of the Magi, the fifth book in the Stonehaven League series continues the epic saga. Scroll and buy now to keep listening! 

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:

  • Annie Ellicott - narration
  • Jeff Hays - Emerson, Owen, and the rest of the male cast
  • Bonnie Price - proofing
  • Nicholas Shoup - editing and mastering
  • Ahmed Mahmoud - sound design and music
©2019 Carrie Summers (P)2019 Carrie Summers

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Tight, Action Packed Plot With Subpar Romance

I'll start off by saying this series has some incredibly sound design work. I'm loving the addition of music and special effects to key elements, and the dual narrators for a full cast of characters really helps bring the story to life. It's an absolute joy to listen to these productions!

The story is getting really complicated this far into the series, but is no less interesting. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear about what was happening with Haley (and am mildly annoyed that that doesn't get a direct answer in this book, but I expect it will factor in soon) and waiting for Owen to make his appearance. Summers is generally very good at writing interesting, deep characters while keeping the story moving at a pretty fast pace. If you're looking for might and magic fantasy LitRPG this is entire series is a fantastic read, and I think Vault of the Magi brings about a turning point on the series' main quest in a very rewarding way.

That being said, and this is a bleeding a little into Book 4 territory but far, far worse here is the long foreshadowed but no less cringe-worthy romance with Emerson is starting to rear it's goblinoid head. I dislike being overly negative in general, and I'll admit to being more-or-less OK with Emerson as a character--he was even a favorite of mine up until Book 4--but the complete lack of compatibility and chemistry between the characters is palpable, which only serves to make Emerson's entirely romance-driven sub-plot all the worse. It's difficult to express exactly why without spoiling quite a number of plot points, but I'll say that it makes his sections of the book (which revolve heavily around Devon and his perceptions of himself as related to her) very difficult to sit through, particularly juxtaposed with how little he crosses her mind.

All that said, Bob is a wondrous creature, and I would read a spin off about each and every one of Devon's guildmates in a heartbeat.

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love the series, but this is a weak entry

As always, the soundbooth theater crew did an awesome job with the performance. The writing on this one was weak, for what i have come to expect. The was very little character growth, very little plot growth.

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Meh

This story is getting more tedious. Everyone complains about everything but doesn't want to earn what they want. Skills and items? They complain about not having them but then balk when told how to get them. Devin is more and more unlikable as the saga continues. Wants to be a leader but doesn't wanna manage details. Wants to see other players but wants to only be surrounded by npc. Everyone was a supposed pro gamer but basic things elude them.

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wholesome and fun

Love the character interplay, the relationships add an element of depth and engagement to the story that is sorely lacking in many litrpgs

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not as great as the others, but still good

the story feels kinda rushed compared to the other ones throwing the pacing off...
it's still a great story, just not the quality I expected...
won't stop me from picking up the next one though...

Annie is great, she does her part amazingly and Jeffs role as enhancement talent is spot on...
just lots of love for SBT

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another great adventure

Lot's of adventure, action and snarky comments.
The narration was also good quality. In short the series keeps going strong.

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quite enjoyable

once again I have to say that I rather enjoyed listening to this audio version of this story. I find I keep hoping that some one can finally invent a game similar to this in reality.

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This series is REALLY starting to get good!!!

This series started off a little weak, in my opinion. The first few books are really good, just not great. That problem is sovled in this book!

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the performance overall helps this book greatly

the entire series can be summarized as the ai predicted everything to happen and set it up. no hate on it but really there isnt much challenge or conflict

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  • Ian
  • 11-14-19

Wow brilliant!

Where do i start, this 5th instalment of stonehaven league is amazing! I loved every second of it. Devon and her friends crack me up, the banter the laughs, the characters are perfect for this epic LITRPG serise.
Emerson is seriously a nut case in this book, at least he gets to game with Devon.
Mountain bikes in litrpg love it.
Carrie Summers has deffinatly got an amazing formula with stonehaven league.
The narration is as always superb, faultless and perfectly preformed.
6 STAR easily 10/10
I'm left wanting more.....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-20

What can I say?

Five books in and I can honestly say that I have not devoured a series like this in as long as I can remember. The writing is still impeccable, the story is still excellent, and the characters are still vibrant and real. I got chills multiple times throughout this series, and especially with this book. The narration is nothing short of awesome, and the audio effects really helped bring the book to life even more. My only complaint is that I can't listen to the next book yet.