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Publisher's Summary

Your favorite dragon is back, and he's richer than ever!

Months have passed since Vainqueur Knightsbane, great calamity of his age and best dragon in the world, discovered the class system and adventurer lifestyle. More powerful than he has ever been, the great wyrm faces a new challenge: administering the lands he conquered. 

At his side, his long-suffering minion Victor Dalton struggles to maintain peace in a country where taxes are illegal, angels sell insurance, and demons are the lawyers. Old enemies plot their revenge, and thieves slither in the dark.

Vainqueur better keep his vault locked at night!

©2019 Maxime Julien Durand (P)2021 Maxime Julien Durand

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  • Jacob
  • 2021-03-28

The Dragon that Just Keeps on Giving

To be brief, if you liked the first book, you’ll like this one. It continues with the same major themes and humor. The plot advances nicely, and the characters are still well written. The leveling system remains innovative in design and gets further fleshed out in this entry to the series.
The narrator remains the same from the first book, and their work is still extremely high quality.
The end does leave room for another sequel.

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  • DLA1992
  • 2021-03-16

VAINQUEUR BEST DRAGON! VAINQUEUR BEST DRAGON!

Story - Awesome, & Hilarious. Maxime has done a great job crafting an enjoyable world and characters.

Performance - Jack Voraces does a fantastic job narrating every character. He gives everyone a very distinct and memorable voice. He also, I think, really goes beyond narrating to voice acting.

One criticism - Book and Audiobook both need proof-reading and proof-listening. In both prior books, there is an instant or two where the program enhancing Jack's Vainqueur voice drops and all we hear is Jack's voice, not Vainqueur's voice. As far as writing is concerned, there appears to be some typos, other grammatical mistakes & some weird inconsistencies, like for book 1, Victor's home country seemed to switch from England to America. Not big problems and certainly not enough to ruin my overall enjoyment, but someone really should proofread & proof-listen to these books to make sure that Maxime & Jack really submit their best.

Overall: VAINQUEUR BEST DRAGON! VAINQUEUR BEST DRAGON!

If you like light-hearted fantasy books or hilarious LitRPGs, then please do not hesitate to buy this series.

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  • 2021-03-19

Comedy gold

I was given the first book for free to review and then I went ahead and bought this right after I finished it and these are really great. there's so many references and it's not only comedy so it's not like slapstick only or anything like that it's got really good story and plot overview overall it's good it's a mix between a great fantasy story and some great comedy.

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  • Kel Ward
  • 2021-03-02

Funny and original

This book (and its predecessor) are awesome: they are hilarious in many spots and there is action throughout. They are quite unique and I highly recommend.

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  • Elena Foulkes
  • 2021-03-02

great!

loved the book Jack forces was great sure there were some dull parts and there weren't that many parts with the cobalt rangers and a lot more of all the girl characters but no major complaints I just hope the next book won't take 9 months even though there are already a bunch of other books in the series and there isn't enough patience for an other 9 months especially because covid postponed so many books witch is annoying because the authors have nothing else to do, it's ether write for money ore binge game of thrones and I can guess what most authors did during quarantine

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  • honest hermit
  • 2021-02-28

Gotta love this story

If you love stories with oblivious MC's this is your story. Love how Victor is essentially along for the ride. It's a continuation of all its goodness. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-30

want more please

Great book great narration And I can't wait for more. The author continues to deliver hilarity and the narrator delivers it Perfectly.

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  • Kondog
  • 2021-04-26

An Epic Adventure!

An outstanding Read. fun fast and hallerous. excellent performance and a great sequel to The first book!

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  • frankslat4@aol.com
  • 2021-04-26

This was OK, Not bad, but not great.

This was just OK. Not nearly as good as book #1 in the series. The story was just OK - not great - not as good as book #1.. The performance was still good though.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-04-15

Best Narrator on Audible

Talk about bringing a story to life! I was riveted the whole time. This story makes you laugh out loud while still have poignant moments and beautiful prose. I highly recommend it and cannot wait for the next book to come out! Keep this narrator for future books, he embodies the characters perfectly.