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  • The Land: Swarm

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 5
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Series: Chaos Seeds, Book 5
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (343 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm.

The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do? 

Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building! 

What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices? 

Journey back into my world and find out! Come back...to the Land!

©2016 Aleron Kong (P)2017 Aleron Kong

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keeps sucking you in every book

this is now my favorite series, Morpheus Road along with the Pendragon series is a close second.

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great

such and excellent story. I love this series so much. must read for lovers of the genre

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Pointless

The story is pointless in this one. Honestly I struggled to get through this one. The narrator was the only thing that saves this book.

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great book. short story

stories are great but short. be great if they were longer. love the books though

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Awesome!

loved it. as usual this series delivered another great book!
a must read for all

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Best series in the world!

Love it to death. Read every book and am now listening through the series again on audible. The most real, believable, imaginative, and legitimately funny litrpg out there. Thanks for the story

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love it love it love it

ya i just love it got a prob with sayin just that bite me😂😂😂😂😂😂HA! RAWR

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the worst of the chaos seeds series

I hated writing this review, the last 4 books were a solid 5 stars. This book lacked basic plot, point, or even a climax. it ends as awkwardly as it started and could be been cut front he entire series and not made a difference. I recommend skipping this one.

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What a cliffhanger ;)

Enjoyed the focus on village development!
Guess I’ll be starting the next book in the series right away here...

Keep em comin

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Only one negative thing.

I love the book and narration - however I feel like it should be edited for audio to cut out some of the repetition in item and monster descriptions.

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  • Kaz
  • 2019-01-16

Great addition to the series

So I am on my second go through and their is so much more to the story that I missed on my first go through.

I have read all 7 of the books and listened to them (Mostly twice now). I know some people complain about the prompts but I love that type of info. It makes the book feel more real.


For anyone considering this series: The Mc acts like a real person. He will do good and bad things. Some things people consider cruel (My brother and I got in to a discussion about that). Here is the thing I can’t say I’d do any less in his position. I mean honestly he is. A much nicer person than I would be in that situation.

Con: here is the only reason it did not make 5 stars. While I love prompts the description of the goblins was a bit tedious when it kept repeating racial facts. That would be my only real suggestion to skip over.

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  • Dallas
  • 2018-07-31

Gnomes Rule

Another beautifully told story of adventure and leveling up in the land. My only issues were that some of the prompts and level building can seem tedious. There were a couple of lengthy in depth descriptions that I zoned out during. Overall the level of complexity that Aleron is constructing with each story is phenomenal.

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  • Miguel O'Malley
  • 2019-08-30

Moving way too slow

This series sets up lots of enemies and setpieces that haven't been resolved by the end of the fifth book. With only two left, I cannot imagine this series is going to have anything resembling a satisfying conclusion. There are just so many hanging threads that should have been tied up now. It doesn't help that the MC develops really slowly. The plot seems to suggest that he should be formidable by now, but his settlement is small and he himself is super wimpy. Winning by luck isn't that satisfying to read. I get that combat needs tension but most people don't almost lose literally every fight they've been in. Every fight is identical: Start doing some damage->enemy not that bothered-> enemy does damage, MC almost dies->plot armor saves the day.

Also, author has a torture fetish. Best to keep that in mind since you'll see a lot of it.

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  • Twist
  • 2019-08-13

Not that great

When the story is being told its great but endless reading of stats is just too much. Objectifying every woman he introduces is old. I'm moving on to something else.

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  • J. Orman
  • 2019-07-11

The books have devolved completely at this point.

Within the first 5 chapters of the story, AT LEAST an hour of the book is just reading stats of items, talents and skill descriptions. It's been steadily getting worse with easy book but at this point I'm almost ready to just delete the rest of the series. I wish I hadn't bought all of these books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-17

This is not a good book. Definetly. I cant copy a


(just to warn you this is NOT a short review)
This book isn't a "good" book and it definitely, isn't a great book. As many of the reviews will tell you, it's more of a guilty pleasure than anything else. Reliant upon common literary mechanics and world building to make up for its poor character work. The author however menages to ruin even this careful equilibrium by writing numerous chapters that are so bad their almost unreadable. To put it simply, where do I even start? The misogynistic comments alone are tolerable (due mainly to their irregularity) and ranged from really really messed up to downright perverted. Perverted, because of a whole host of reasons. Not the good kind of perverted either (ie:kinky) just downright F'ed up. For instance there is one scene where the main character remarks on how great a women breasts are, right after he brutally murdered her. In another scene he contemplates how he could drug the girls in his village ( who are technically under his control) to ensure that they would have sex with him. And that is just one part of it. (Read on I dare you) In another part of the book he discovers a sentient race living under neath his lands and instead of seeking to befriend them, he invades their lands and murders them. (Want details, no problem read on (p.s. I find this particularly ironic since the book is called alliances)) Well, to start one time he comes across a pair of brothers and uses a spell on one of them. (not bad right, well once again dear reader. I say to you read on) He than forces the creature to murder his brother before having a conversation with him about how to avoid his peoples defenses and... then murders him too. Later in the story he than proceeds to enter the land of one of the other tribes in the region and kills anyone he comes into contact with. During his battles (I told you this was gonna be a long one) he menages to capture a few prisoners and magically forces them to help him out. After providing them with food he is disgusted to learn that they eat their meat raw, shortly after the point where he tore out one of his prisoners eyes and used it for a potion. Following this (because a book can never have enough wanton blood shed) he forces the captives to lead him to one of their work sites. Where he than moves on to magically take control of the guards and force them to massacre ( the word that the book uses is slaughter) all of the workers,( p.s. If this book has a genocide achievement the main character has more than earned it.) Workers who pose by the way absolutely, no threat to him, what so ever. ( I just want you to remember that throughout all of this that these are people we are talking about people with family's, Children, Husbands, Wives, mothers, and fathers.). To add insult to injury the main charterers bonded dragon than proceeds to defecate on one of the corpses( something which the main character finds hilarious), And that my dear readers is just a small sample of what awaits you. To everyone who has made it this far, I congratulate you. You are well deserving of my respect. I know it was a lot, I'm just glad you manged to make it through all of it. ( and to those who skipped to the end well... I don't blame you.) In all fairness part of the reason I'm so upset about this, is because up until this point it actually isn't a terrible book. In fact its incredibly clear the author truly enjoys his work and has fully invested him self in the effort. So too me it is less of a expected literary atrocity and more of a shocking betrayal. Something all the more devastating in my humble opinion.

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  • RJ
  • 2018-09-08

The saga continues with gusto!

Richter, Randolphus, Scion, Fueton, and of course Alma continue to contribute to the growth of Misty Village. The Pixies and Sprites have sworn fealty to Richter thus increasing Richter’s power, affinity, and military strength to some degree. Richter has been lovingly described as the sword carrying, magic wielding, master of a place of power. I have also named him King of Idioms. Richter is constantly busy grinding his limitless attributes, skills, and spells. His latest favorites are smithing, enchanting, patrolling, building, and scribing. The saga continues with gusto!

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  • Sonicblackfox
  • 2017-11-04

Epic

So I've read the books up to this one but I cant go back to reading it!!! this Narration by Nick Podehl has spoiled me so much that i wont go back to the voices i gave each character...... I cant wait for the next book and i urge anyone and everyone who reads this to buy this Series because you will not regret it!!!

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  • TeenieB
  • 2018-02-02

exciting

this is a really fun and entertaining book to read. great storyline and filled with adventure. really keeps you on your toes at times!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-11

well presented well polished shiny chrome turd

I started this series and continued reading till I couldnt stop vomiting the gross humor, immorality, arrogant preening , condescending self worship, immature , weak shallow minded influence that has been shoved down my throat in the process. great narrator but this writer has lowered my expectations for any future reading either narrated or written ....ps by no means would reading this series be a good influence to yours or your kids life in fact pretty sure young adults will be led astray by this book

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