Way of the Shaman
Books in series3
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(4.7 based on 171 ratings)
  • 1
    Survival Quest: Way of the Shaman Series # 1 | Vasily Mahanenko

    Survival Quest: Way of the Shaman Series # 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles - and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: You can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard, or a legendary thief.

    Excellent Sub-Genre

    I liked the strategy, the technical aspects of the game and the humour. I recommend that you find somewhere comfy to sit as once you start you will w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Edward ()
  • 2
    The Kartoss Gambit: Way of the Shaman, Book 2 | Vasily Mahanenko

    The Kartoss Gambit: Way of the Shaman, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    A product of the latest technologies, Barliona is a virtual world brimming with fun and entertainment. The government has become the guarantor for the in-game currency, allowing its free circulation. As a result the population floods Barliona in pursuit of easy money. It doesn't take long for the game developers to discover a source of free labor: real-world prison convicts. While their bodies are locked in special auto-maintenance virtual capsules, the prisoners' minds are released into Barliona's virtual mines.

    Power leveling but in a good way

    This is the second book in the series and whilst it could stand alone, you really need to read the first. Story grows well and the character remains ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by David ()
  • 3
    The Secret of the Dark Forest: Way of the Shaman Series, Book 3 | Vasily Mahanenko

    The Secret of the Dark Forest: Way of the Shaman Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    The virtual world of Barliona is a place of rest and entertainment - but not for everyone. It has become a survival arena for Daniel Mahan after he was sentenced to eight years in its virtual jail. Mahan has been through it all: the back-breaking work in the mines, betrayal by other prisoners, and finally, the retrial which has released him into Barliona's common world. What more could one want? Mahan could have kept a low profile and enjoyed relative freedom while serving the rest of his time.

    Story continues to grow well

    Again this book needs to be read in order and is a good continuation of the story line. Characters are levelling up and it is good to see that whilst..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by David ()