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The Crafter's Dilemma: A Dungeon Core Novel

Dungeon Crafting, Book 3
Written by: Jonathan Brooks
Narrated by: Louise Cooksey
Series: Dungeon Crafting Series, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-08-29

Good Story

It felt like a lot more happened in this book. Although there's some disadvantages she gets towards the end which I thought was uncalled for. Also the audio was unclean at times like the mic she wa using wasn't very good.

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  • DJ
  • 2020-07-16

A very interesting turn for the series

Book received for free. This is an interesting turn for this series as it basically makes everything that our little core will have to do in the future so so much harder. We meet new characters who will play pivotal roles in the future of the world and the dungeon itself. We see a ripple of consequences from our core's previous choices appear and cause a change to the already unstable situation in the wasteland that tips the scales and causes a change that no one is prepared for. Overall, L

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  • V
  • 2020-07-13

Enjoyable!

I really like this series! It is definitely a nice continuation from Book 2. The characters are like able especially the MC. However, I wish they have more back story and would go through more personal development so we can have more investments. So far, it’s mainly the MC that grows and levels up more obviously. As for the recording, the only complaint I have is the weird voice change when the dwarf character was talking. It was like a different narrator was used altogether. It was like the pitch was off? Hopefully book 4 comes out soon!

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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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  • McKade Clark
  • 2020-06-17

Great series so far!

I so far have really liked this series. This book was a good addition to it. There are a ton of moments though where I do wish the MC would learn to become more creative with her extensive knowledge of crafting in order to overcome the challenges. MC was able to craft some items for her constructs but it seemed to really not have any true benefit to them because they can be defeated just as quickly as before. I think this can be attributed to the fact that she’s never actually put any of it into practice so she needs to learn how to do all of that first. I hope that she does get better and I very much look forward to the next books!

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  • Natalya Kracko
  • 2020-06-01

Unique, clean, frustrating naivete.

The MC can be quite frustrating with her naivete in regards to combat and politics. Completely understandable considering her circumstances but wow. I wanted to pull my hair out. Still great book. I would kill for a computer game of this!