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Publisher's Summary

A whole new world. Well, the framework. Surely nothing will go wrong.

Artorian shrugged off moonfall and war like it was a gentle rain and must now face new trials. Specifically: life in the world created by the Dungeon Core, Cal. Unfortunately, Cal has only put together the most bare-bones of systems.

He's no stranger to solving near impossible problems; how difficult could it be to smooth out the slew of angry Mages with bitter rivalries, uncountable hidden secrets, a complete inability to cultivate, and a Dungeon creating messes at full speed? One way or another, it is up to Artorian to pick up the pieces. He’s ready to roll up his sleeves and administrate.

There are some very serious holes in this world, and the old academic is determined to fix them.

©2020 Mountaindale Press (P)2020 Mountaindale Press

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so many complained..this is one of my fav books in the series. world buildong problem solving, leveling... wandering and exploring. monsters... all the things.

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  • blake
  • 2020-10-05

well....

I've enjoyed these books so far but while this one was fun, it lacked direction like the past books have had. I will listen to the next one but if it's like this one I might not finish. Overall though I have enjoyed this series.

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  • Derek Jackson
  • 2020-12-01

something out of a fever dream.

The entire story was weird and convoluted. like a bunch of ideas that the writer had throughout their other series all thrown together.

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  • TopTenGamer
  • 2020-11-02

Not as Good as First 4

Something changed. This book felt more like a world building journal than a story.

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  • Matthew Van Buskirk
  • 2020-10-21

Engaging but felt a bit all over the place

I enjoyed this book but it didn’t really feel like there was any plot development for the characters. This kind of makes sense since they are all essentially stuck in limbo as far as the story is concerned but it felt like the book could have either been half as long or should have moved things forward more.

I loved the prior books in the series, this one isn’t quite as good.

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  • Rictus
  • 2020-10-02

awesome

Absolutely wonderful! The incredible world building keeps getting better and better and is as always remarkably well displayed. The writing/prose is beautifully well done, this writing team seems to be constantly improving and just when you think theyve peaked they release another well written story. Artorian is the grandfather you always wanted yet still so mischievous and clever as a fox. His antics are hilarious and his view on the world around him and how he solves his problems thought inspiring. The sprinkling of philosophy even more so. The characters really come alive as you read these stories and are well defined, their interactions seem organic and believable. This story will keep you interested and hungry for more so dig in! I cant wait to see what is next.
travis performs incredibly in this installment. his vocal range is incredible, the characters easily identified by their voice and tone. love this pairing of writers and narrator.

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  • jason mcclure
  • 2020-11-08

Boring

Loved the other books in this series. This addition doesn’t add much. Could have been wrapped up in a few chapters not worth it’s own full book

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  • leepop7
  • 2020-10-10

The bridge we needed.

First I will start by saying the last line made no sense to me as I thought all of Artorians loved ones were still in stasis and I thought he had come to love and mentor that group of bards. Other than that we got what we needed, we saw how etherium started and how the building blocks were made. It was entirely the right decision to introduce us to the creation of etherium through someone other than Cal or suppose now it's Cale. The story from Cales perspective would of been extraordinarily hard to write right with what we learned here and while I would love a bit more info on the early days maybe just a chapters worth per dungeon born I can see why we don't get it. Trust me if you love the divine dungeon series and the complitonist chronicles you need Artorians archive in its entirety.

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  • Bryce Oakes
  • 2021-06-17

A real disappointment.

I picked up this series a month ago. Just got to book 5 and I have to stop. The whole thing has completely devolved out of recognition. The first four books are great and really build the world and cultivation power system. I understand that isn't for everyone but loved it. Then all of a sudden the world ends? Like if I had blinked I would have missed how it happened. It totally blindsides the whole story.

Artorian has finally saved his kids, built places that are relatively safe for them to call home and seems to have a budding relationship with Dawn. Then oh by the way the moon seems to be broken we all need to hide! World's over, say goodbye to all the world building this far. It was jarring to say the least. Then they are building a new world in the soul space they hide in. Isn't this supposed to be a stop gap? Aren't they just hiding until the outside world is safe again? Doesn't really feel like it, looks like the next couple of books are all this.

Now all of a sudden instead of being a cultivation series it now LitRPG? F right off with this, the whole thing has derailed for the sake of some cross over bullcrap. So many loose ends and things I wanted to learn about and see in the world space are now gone with no reason to ever look back at or explore them. Why? This is just my opinion but stop just before the end of book four. Have nice day dreams about what the series could have been and don't disappoint yourself with what it actually becomes.

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  • Vibin M.
  • 2020-12-26

Waste of time

Not as good as the previous books. it lacked direction like the past books and felt a bit all over the place.

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  • Jeremy Shane
  • 2020-12-23

Pointless God-self Masterbation

Imagine you're all powerful and just the nicest, smartest, humblest guy ever. In this story, the author pats the protagonist on the back for a whole book.

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