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Cavern of Spirits: A LitRPG and GameLit Adventure

Stonehaven League, Book 3
Narrated by: Annie Ellicott, Jeff Hays
Series: Stonehaven League, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

Devon has faced off with half-mad zombie frogmen, a demon war priestess, and a thousand-year-old curse. 

But can she survive another attempt to cook dinner? 

You know, sometimes it would be nice to catch a break. Devon, a professional gamer, has a settlement to grow into a city, a character she'd love to focus on leveling, and some kitchen cabinets that really need restocking. 

Unfortunately, the fate of the Relic Online game world is at stake, torn asunder by battling creator AIs. Demons rise through planar rifts, rampaging across the physical realm. The ancient city of Ishildar holds power that might turn the tide. If only Devon, the brave heroine chosen as the city's champion, could finish her epic quest line to gain control of the place. 

The in-game events would be challenge enough if she weren't confronted with disasters in the real world. After a horrifying mountain bike crash, Devon's friend, Tamara, needs her support. Emerson, a programmer from the gaming company, can't unravel the troubling actions of the demonic AI, Zaa, without Devon's help. 

And yeah, there's the little problem of a raid force of anarchist players coming to demolish Stonehaven, the only true home Devon has ever known. 

No problem, right?

©2018 Carrie Summers (P)2019 Carrie Summers

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loved it want more!

This 3rd instalment of stonehaven league is brilliant, it's great to Devon growing, and her village is fast becoming a great place.
It's very written and the audio and narration is perfect, Carrie Summers has made a briliant choice in her choice of narrators.
this serise is one of my all time favourite.
I'd deffinatly recommend it 5 stars all the way.

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  • 30-10-19

please release more

Thank you for giving us a great novel to listen to keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to seeing more novels written by you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-19

Enjoyed the book

As book three in the series, it's clear that Carrie Summer's is much more comfortable with her characters. I enjoyed the story! Annie Ellicott and Jeff Hays, per usual, have a phenomenal performance. The story continues with Devon but still moves somewhat slowly. I would still recommend the book to others.

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  • Tanya M. Beaver
  • 25-06-19

Such Heartwarming Fun

This was an absorbing, enjoyable listen. both voice actors really made the characters come to life. The plot was engaging enough to keep my commute pleasant, and almost make me late for work more than once.

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  • Paul
  • 05-06-19

a good entry

other than a mind numblingly poor decision to sudden start repeating the phrase "You have gained XXXX experience." like 50 times in the last few chapters, this book was great. I do not understand that decision, it was jarring, as very few experience gain updates were given previously.

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  • Nighteyes
  • 05-06-19

holy shit balls!

When is book 4??!!??

right, quick review since if you enjoyed book 1+2 you should be going through this book instead of reading this...

the outside world meta plot progresses in an unexpected direction...
Devon grows the village, quests for the next relic and discovers new locations on her soon to be lands...
personal relationships grow, so does stats...
it's all in all pretty epic <3

Annie and Jeff knock it out of the park, the narration is top notch, the sound effects are on point and the combination is out of this world!

now what are you waiting for??

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  • Irshad Karim
  • 14-05-19

Really nicely done!

Great story, great writer, great narration. The weird little sound effects that showed up very infrequently was... weird. But the rest was great.

Being the third book in the series, I feel this way about the other two as well, so this series is definitely worth picking up. Annie Ellicott's narration is wonderful, and Jeff Hays in small quantities helps add some nice variety. Carrie Summers' storytelling is truly engaging, and there's little bits and pieces that I really appreciated - it's weirdly uncommon to see LitRPG authors expressing a grasp of the more technical things they attempt to touch upon, so something as insignificant as mentioning commits to a repository and checking out files made the world feel more genuine and believable. It's very clear that the author has a background in game development, and knows what they're talking about.

I also did want to mention that I really enjoyed the balance between the events happening in the real world, and those occurring in the game. As much as I love LitRPG, those that occur purely within the game feel far less satisfying. There were definitely moments where the first few words of a chapter bringing me back into Devon's reality filled me with excitement.

I will definitely be on the lookout for more of Carrie Summers' work in the future.

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  • LadyGray
  • 12-05-19

I absolutely loved this book and this series!

I cannot wait for the next book to come onto audible! Amazing narrators that really bring the characters to life. This one had a few songs effects too, at first I wasn't sure if I liked them, but I think overall added a good extra layer.

Great concept of world, game, and characters. I've gotten where I love so many of them. I look forward to search book, even if there ends up making 10 books in the series, I'm not sure I could get enough! Highly recommend, especially to any gamer out there!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-04-19

Still a fun listen

Well this story had some interesting twists to it. I think this would be a very interesting world to visit. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • P. C. Gardner
  • 19-04-19

pretty good, I'll keep reading

this series is pretty enjoyable, but kind of basic. the story is pretty solid, though the end of this one was a bit anti-climactic. the magic system is not inventive, the skill tree isn't either. the town building is the same. I just wish there was more to like. even still, I'm going to keep reading in hopes that it gets better.

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  • Raistlin Majeres
  • 18-04-19

Cavern of Spirits

So...
Good book.
Well written, and good continuity of the series.
Sadly a bit short with only like 10 hours, but still worth the buy to keep a good series going.

Summers has a good concept and a well done story, with a decent mix of her MC’s irl interactions.

Ellicott, and Hays did an admirable job on the performance as I’ve become accustomed to.

Story: Good
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Overall: Good

As I said my only gripe is the length.