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Summary

Build a dungeon. Slay heroes. Survive finals. 

Wounded Army vet Logan Murray thought mimics were the stuff of board games and dungeon manuals...right up until one ate him. 

In a flash of snapping teeth, Logan suddenly finds himself on the doorstep to another world. He’s been unwittingly recruited into the Shadowcroft Academy for Dungeons - the most prestigious interdimensional school dedicated to training the monstrous guardians who protect the Tree of Souls from so-called heroes. Heroes who would destroy the universe if it meant a shot at advancement.

Unfortunately, as a bottom-tier cultivator with a laughably weak core, Logan’s dungeon options aren’t exactly stellar, and he finds himself reincarnated as a lowly fungaloid, a three-foot-tall mass of spongy mushroom with fewer skills than a typical sewer rat. If he’s going to survive the grueling challenges the academy has in store, he’ll need to ace the odd assortment of classes - Fiendish Fabrication, Dungeon Feng Shui, the Ethics of Murder 101 - and learn how to turn his unusual guardian form into an asset instead of a liability.

And that’s only if the gargoyle professor doesn’t demote him to a doomed wandering monster first....

From James A. Hunter - best-selling author of Rogue Dungeon, Bibliomancer (Completionist Chronicles Expanded Universe), and the LitRPG epic Viridian Gate Online - and Dragon Award-finalist Aaron Michael Ritchey comes a brand-new Dungeon Core novel, like nothing you've ever heard before. Funny, funky, and full of Gamelit goodness, this is one novel you won't want to put down.

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  • Nathan
  • 12-04-21

Story is good but performance lacks

Overall I enjoyed the story. My biggest gripe was with the narrator. Unless there were some commas in odd places, his reading had an effect. At times it seemed like a sentence had ended, only to keep going.

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  • Andrew M. S.
  • 11-04-21

Good start

I'll start off with saying you should listen to this book at ×0.9 speed. The narrator speaks a little fast for my taste. Other than that this book is pretty solid. Interesting characters, nice set up, and a good antagonist

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  • Max
  • 10-04-21

Loved it!

An awesome take on the dungeon core - magic school genre love how the adventurers are evil not just greedy.

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 21-04-21

fun!

Great story and narration!

Our MC gets whisked away to a strange new world in which he becomes a dungeon master attending a school designed to help him become the best dungeon master he possibly can. He must hit the ground running as he is starting out with a total lack of knowledge and more than just his life is on the line.

Henry does a fantastic job with the narration!

I love this story!

I can't wait to find out what happens next!

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  • Sven
  • 21-04-21

Just amazing

Honestly I loved everything about this book. The charters and world feel like the first time I read Harry Potter when I was a kid. I can’t recommend this enough

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  • kenya williams
  • 18-04-21

READ (listen to) THIS BOOK NOW!

Yep, this book is Harry Potter, If Hogwarts was a murder magic academy. The MC, and his friends are excellent and likeable. The teachers all are great in their way, even the "Bad" one. It's just a good story and I'm hoping it does continue on to a entire series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-04-21

pretty good!

I was thoroughly impressed with this book, I wasn't expecting this book to entertain me so much.

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  • Brett Siegel
  • 17-04-21

Absolutely amazing!

A refreshingly great cultivation LitRPG. It’s nice to have personal relationships mixed with witty banter. I hope your ready to leap right into the fungus and punishment. Enjoy all.

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  • Seth Dorrity
  • 14-04-21

This book is everything it says it is.

Its dungeon core meets Harry Potter.

Funny, fun, doesn't take itself too seriously.

It won't change your life or reinvent the genre, but it will entertain you. If it wasn't for work and sleep I would have done the entire book in one sitting, it was that fun.

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  • Zachary Ainsworth
  • 11-04-21

Good Story

I very much enjoyed it. Wonderful narration and amazing story. Can't wait till book two comes out.