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  • The Crafter's Dilemma: A Dungeon Core Novel

  • Dungeon Crafting, Book 3
  • Written by: Jonathan Brooks
  • Narrated by: Louise Cooksey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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The Crafter's Dilemma: A Dungeon Core Novel

Written by: Jonathan Brooks
Narrated by: Louise Cooksey
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After narrowly surviving an invasion of her dungeon by some seriously dangerous Elves, Sandra needs to recover from having all of her defending constructs destroyed in the process. With the bulk of her forces lost while shattering the Core of a Reptile Classification dungeon, the merchant-turned-Dungeon Core is feeling a little vulnerable.  

Luckily, she has Violet, a Gnome Apprentice Enchanter, to help her get things back to normal. With Felbar, another Gnome that has decades of experience culling Dungeon Monsters, and Echo, an Elf that mistakenly got tangled up with Sandra and her dungeon, now awake from their Visitor Bond-induced comas, she can finally work on improving her relationship with the Gnomes and Elves by providing them with much-needed supplies.  

Unfortunately, during her time of recovery and looking into crafting new things with her recent access to Enchanting, she neglected to keep an eye on the dungeons around her Area of Influence. With the Gnomes no longer there to cull the Undead Classification dungeon near their destroyed village, Sandra scrambles to get ahead of its rapid expansion – and potential threat to the Dwarves to the north. 

But even if she manages to destroy the Undead Classification Core, should she stop there? Now that is quite the dilemma….

This Dungeon Core story contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems. 

©2020 Jonathan L Brooks (P)2020 Jonathan L Brooks

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-09-10

protagonist is stupid

the protagonist (Sandra) makes too many stupid mistakes. other than that it was an ok but frustrating read.

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  • Onimous 1
  • 2020-05-28

Bottom shelf story-line and character development

I cannot say that I really hated this book. I can say it wasn't the worst book I've listen to. I bought this book because I had listen to the first one. Even though the first book had its challenges I decided to give the author a chance to build on his story and impress me with the second book. Sadly I found the second book to be lacking also it seemed that he doubled down on some of his previous mistakes. I can't for the life of me figure out how the MC can learn to craft some of the most complex things it comes across and even improve upon them but it cannot figure a way to create a communication device for the supporting characters. Also this story ends with a very predictable outcome which you could see coming ten chapters before the end of the book. It also appears the author is flowing towards dragging this story line until it hits about ten books. If he intends to do that he should really consider enriching his characters and speeding up character development as well as creating a stronger background world with a stronger back story because to this point all those characteristics are missing from this book.

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 2020-05-19

Great series!!!

Wonderful story and narration!

Sandra is back and she has friends! Other dungeons are acting up, there is enchanting needing done, and the elves are acting squirrely. How will Sandra and crew be able to handle the craziness that is about to ensue?!

Louise again does an excellent job with the narration!

I really enjoyed this one, and can't wait for the next book to come out!

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  • Michael
  • 2020-05-11

Give me more more more

Addicting from start to finish, all his books always leave me waiting and wanting for more.

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  • DaynenMc
  • 2020-10-06

Third time's the craft.

(Horrible title. I know. It's why I'm not an author)

This series just keeps pulling me in. Each book just makes the story better. And now that I'm done with this book I just want the next one that much more.
I am a LitRPG junkie! And Brooks is one of my favorite dealers.
Our favorite "crippled human turned dungeon core" is continuing to grow and progress and with that comes the growing pains. Mainly 90% of all living things.
Brooks and Cooksey make a treat for the ears.
You will want to make sure you add this to your library.

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  • Kristopher
  • 2020-07-08

Two steps forward, two steps back

The narration is almost as bad as the first book. where did all her progress go? Not to mention at chapter 16 random ambient noises start floating into distract you even more... so unprofessional.

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  • Hunter
  • 2020-05-24

Magnificent as always

This book is great, you can tell Johnathan Brooks is getting better at his craft with each book.

If you've listened to the earlier books you know roughly what to expect. There is a little less filler, the charts for crafting materials and such aren't quite as long. They are still there but are provided as they become important and in the sections that are important instead of getting complete unabridged charts every couple of chapters.

the story progresses nicely we start to see sandra consolidating allies and making progress in her goals while dealing with new challenges.

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  • Michelle
  • 2020-05-18

Upping the stakes for this crafting dungeon

Crafter's dilemma is a great addition to the crafter's dungeon series. Sandra has to spread her wings and not only craft, but craft with a purpose. The fights are bigger and we have new friends join the party. I love the idea behind this series and where it is headed.

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  • D McGraw
  • 2021-12-16

must have

You must by this book! You must by this book! You must by this book! Awesome Amazing Astounding!

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  • thunderbear_2005
  • 2021-11-11

pure enjoyment

as always Jonathan's many dungeoncore and cote novels are highly engrossing and great attention to detail keeps you invested and interested in his mc and the many companions in the intrigues of the story