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Summary

The adventures of the Shaman continue!

Daniel Mahan, the legendary Shaman of the Barliona game world, has served his sentence in virtual reality. Eleven months of adventures and battles in exchange for eight years in prison isn't a bad trade-off. And yet Barliona refuses to relinquish its grip on the Shaman so easily, erasing the boundary between his two realities. It turns out that it's not so simple to leave the capsule - the Way must be completed....

©2017 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2017 by Boris Smirnov (P)2017 Tantor

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Saved the series

After a very disappointing book 5, I almost didn't bother with this one but I'm very glad I did. Loose ends all tied up and a very satisfying conclusion that has made this my favourite litRPG series ever.

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Absolutely captivating story

This was probably the best story that I’ve listened to in my life. A must have to anyone

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  • Josh Hennesey
  • 24-11-17

Totally Redeemed!

The end of the last book left me disgusted by betrayal. It evoked enough emotion in me to make me pissed off at the characters as if I was the one betrayed. This book totally redeems the series by giving it a proper ending! Way to go Vasily Mahanenko! I have also enjoyed the narration by Jonathan Yen which has been top notch. Thanks for a great series.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • D.Esigner
  • 21-11-17

Quite surprised!

After the last books ending, I had no love for the idea of another one. But the author pulled it off, It's great! I'm loving every minute of this new book! Definitely worth getting.

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  • timothy hansen
  • 16-12-17

Just plain infuriating.

What disappointed you about Shaman's Revenge?

The convoluted story line of plots that ends with a force sudden end that felt like the author just decided eh I'm sick of writing now so here's your ending in 1 page enjoy that 1 page of happiness.

Has Shaman's Revenge turned you off from other books in this genre?

No i love the genre but i'll never buy a book from this author again after the last 2 books in this series.

What about Jonathan Yen’s performance did you like?

The performance was great as always consistent and realistic.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shaman's Revenge?

Most of the book but the biggest thing i'd have done is move the scene where our hero has an honest talk with plinto and put that story from Stacy's point of view as the epilogue for the previous book.

Any additional comments?

This author really needs to stop writing the series had so much promise in the beginning and then it was all destroyed buy 1 chapter at the end of book 5 and then the convoluted story told in this book and the lack of payoff for the reader at the end like oh you wanted a satisfying ending here's 1 page of enjoyment now **** off!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-17

Dam!!!!!!

Now that was one hell of a ride the last book I was so pissed I wasn't sure I was going to listen to this book now that I have listen to this book I really enjoyed it I don't know how to express my feelings but it was one emotional ride thanks for the the best book I've listened to in a very long time

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  • J. Domec
  • 24-11-17

wait... what?

What happened to all of those other characters and plotlines!? It's like the author took a knife to the story after getting bored with it.

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  • David
  • 06-12-17

Good but not enough.

After the way book 5 ended the author had a big task to bring the story back to something great. Just as it looked like I was hooked again it ended abruptly. He resolved the plot, but l felt that we needed a lot more about what happened afterwards. So many unanswered questions....

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  • Victor
  • 05-03-18

fall of the main character

I became so sick of the main character saying that he didn't understand that I couldn't listen to it anymore. he is the biggest sniveling whiner in the history of fantasy characters.

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  • Michael A. Klepzig
  • 30-01-18

Good, but abrupt ending to the series, I presume.

Just like the others if you liked them. The ending cleaned up almost all the loose ends but too quickly. For such a long series, I wanted more. Maybe there's still a sequel on the horizon.

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  • Michael T.
  • 27-01-18

Too Many Moving Parts

I am an avid reader of LitRPGs. Since discovering them a few months ago I’ve devoured one almost everyday. Each has their strengths and flaws. However, after six books this particular series leaves me asking if the author had any clue that the convoluted web he was weaving could possibly happen or be believable. I personally had a problem with the past few novels because it seemed like the author “nerfed” his own story (destroying it near completely). It makes me wonder if boredom overtook him and he decided to try his hand at a quasi-spy novel. The intrigue in this book could not have been possible because of the massive amount of moving parts and variables even considering the closely monitored environment of VR.

With all that being said, I am willing to see if the author can pull his own story out of this quagmire or if he himself has gone to “black”.

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  • Dreamer
  • 22-12-17

I love the story, but...

I love the story, but I hate how so many things get left unsaid. overall it's worth finishing after the previous cliff hangar.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful