The Dark Herbalist

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,598 ratings

Video Game Plotline Tester Publisher's Summary

Would you be prepared to work for free? How would you like to bust your hump for a large corporation 60-plus hours a week without a wage or a single day off for the vague promise of some mysterious perks in the distant future?

You'd refuse point blank, wouldn't you? But what if the job in question was playing a state-of-the-art fantasy MMORPG game? And what if this was the only thing you're really good at? Especially considering that your in-game partner is someone really special to you - and this person already lives a virtual life?

Knowing all this, would you consider the mysterious future bonus worth your while?

©2017 M. Atamanov; English translation copyright 2017 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2017 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Video Game Plotline Tester

    • Dark Herbalist Series, Book 1
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918

    Would you be prepared to work for free? How would you like to bust your hump for a large corporation 60-plus hours a week without a wage or a single day off for the vague promise of some mysterious perks in the distant future? You'd refuse point blank, wouldn't you? But what if the job in question was playing a state-of-the-art fantasy MMORPG game? And what if this was the only thing you're really good at? Especially considering that your in-game partner is someone really special to you - and this person already lives a virtual life?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different and Good LitRPG

    • By Don Gilbert on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Stay on the Wing

    • The Dark Herbalist, Book 2
    • By: Andrew Schmitt - translator, Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474

    When Timothy finally found work as a tester for a popular online MMORPG, his lifelong dream was fulfilled. And now, he earns money (and pretty good money, at that) just for doing what he loves - playing a beautiful and realistic computer game. But he isn't some typical run-of-the-mill player, like the millions of others. Timothy is truly capable and talented, and stands out from the crowd. In fact, the faceless masses consider him far too lucky and successful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story

    • By Anders on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • A Trap for the Potentate

    • The Dark Herbalist, Book 3
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 999
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 999

    The great hunt is over. In the end, Timothy managed to keep his invaluable prize. A victory? Perhaps. But glory and adrenaline are very powerful narcotics, and tolerance builds quickly. Once deprived of them, life immediately becomes gray and bleak. What's more, his beautiful lover is beginning to transparently hint that she could find herself a more interesting beau. What is a talented player to do in this case? The solution suggests itself: rush headlong into the most dangerous adventures, taking risks and walking the blade of a knife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a great story until the cough out at the end

    • By Cory on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99