Dark Paladin

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 834 ratings

The Beginning Publisher's Summary

Is it easy to survive in the game world? You could say yes, if you didn't know what the additional conditions were. They are unusual: it's the real world in which you have lived all your life. The enemy, craving to destroy you. Your own class who couldn't care less about you. Are you still sure that survival is easy? Then welcome to The Game! It will prove you wrong.

©2017 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2017 by Alexandra Tussing (P)2017 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • The Beginning

    • Dark Paladin Series, Book 1
    • By: Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kraft
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 442

    Is it easy to survive in the game world? You could say yes, if you didn't know what the additional conditions were. They are unusual: it's the real world in which you have lived all your life. The enemy, craving to destroy you. Your own class who couldn't care less about you. Are you still sure that survival is easy? Then welcome to The Game! It will prove you wrong.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The only bad Mahanenko book

    • By Roy Scorup on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • The Quest

    • Dark Paladin, Book 2
    • By: Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kraft
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    Surviving in a tough situation is not always the best option; sometimes dying is much better than staying alive. The Academy showed Paladin Yaropolk what makes the world go round: pragmatism and personal gain. Restart was set in motion, but it only makes players more frantic. Now everyone plays only for themselves. Yaropolk faces the same dilemma: be like all of them, or keep his humanity and be known as an odd duck. Because there is only one rule in this world: kill or be killed....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • bad translation

    • By D.B. Cooper on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • Restart

    • Dark Paladin Series, Book 3
    • By: Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kraft
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    The Game is in turmoil. All the players' strength and resources are invested in preparing for Restart: only 20 percent of the players will make it to the next era. Murders are becoming commonplace; bribes and nepotism are at their height. Betrayal is becoming an inherent part of everyday interactions. The Game has spread its perfidious influence to the farthest corners of the Universe, affecting every sentient being. Will the Dark Judge reach the right verdict? Will he follow the ideals of his class to the end or will he reject them, becoming an ordinary player?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre at best.

    • By Tom Sitlington on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $20.99