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The Kingdom Rises

Station Cores, Book Four
Narrated by: Miles Meili
Series: Station Cores, Book 4
Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

The Fortress that the Station Core had constructed was completely destroyed following a particularly brutal attack by superior forces - but they had won, albeit by the skin of their teeth. Fortunately, using his drones and multiple Molecular Converters to clean up the rubble, Milton was able to piece together everyone who had fallen under the Bearilla’s assault.

Unfortunately, the force that had attacked him on his home turf was only a very small portion of those heading inevitably closer to the Kingdom’s border. After the beating that they had just taken, Milton, Rosewyn, Moxwell, Brint, Whisp, and the rest of the Guardian Guild knew that even with access to the Station Core’s dungeon, they wouldn’t be able to save the entire Kingdom all by themselves.

Therefore, they must do all they can to delay the northern army of Bearillas and Quizards, knowing all the while that time was not on their side. Meanwhile, other plans are hatched to bend the citizenry to their cause; however, Milton and the others are not the only ones devising plans - the Cordpower Company still has it out for the Guild.

But will their efforts be enough to save everyone? Only the brave actions of the Proctans - and Milton’s Combat Units, of course - will determine that, as various plans come to fruition as The Kingdom Rises.

Contains LitRPG and GameLit elements such as level progression and experience, optional tables, no harems, and a heavy Dungeon Core emphasis.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jonathan Brooks (P)2019 Jonathan Brooks

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It is just bad.

LitRPG books are a strange thing. I can abide by bad writing. I can stand padding with stats so bad the book reads like a quarterly financial report. I can even live with glaring plot holes. But one thing I can't stand is a willfully stupid protagonist. And the 'Station Core' series it an epitome of that, because the very moment Milton becomes the station core, he loses all knowledge of human military history. Or maybe the aliens who intended to erase his memories have inadvertently amputated his common sense.

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very enjoyable series

Loving this series so far. The storyline is clever, and well written, with good characterisation, and some interesting twists. The narration is well paced, and the characters are nice and distinct. Definitely recommended, though I would strongly suggest you read the series in order.

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Another great addition to this series!

Although it's getting a bit too stat heavy for me, I still realy enjoy this series. I'm glad the possibility has been provided to skip the star tables without missing out on the story. There are just some days when I can't bring it up to focus on the stats and I just want to have a good time. And good times I've had with this one! The story keeps drawing me in. I might be a young grasshopper when it comes to audio books. But this is one of the best series I've come across so far! Keep up the good work! Great writer and a great narrator!

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A good book but....

I like the plot of the series and love the character developments i even like the stats but i just can't get over the cursing. like there are Full sentences of cursing. this is a good book but for some people some like me that amount of cursing is a no-no. esp for an audiobook. but i would still read it and recommend it because it is a great book with a great story. however, sorry although it was a great performance and the plot is good, i would probably stick to Reading this than Listening to it. will probably enjoy it that way. so if you are not averse to cursing like a pirate/trucker and you like Dungeon Litrpgs that involves stats(i love those) you would love this book series. Just try it!

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Major changes and revelations

This latest instalment in the series is unsuitable for those just starting the series, but for those already engaged with it, you get an entertaining mix of new developments for the main characters, major changes to the main plotlines, some plots being concluded and a major revelation concerning the main foe of the hero and his friends as this series starts heading towards it's eventual conclusion.

Like the previous books in the series, we again get another increase in scope with the dungeon core becoming involved with even more of the wider population as they face an invasion larger that needs a larger force to repel it than just the guardian guild. Along with dealing with this existential threat from the invading monsters, this book also deals with threat coming from the Cordpower company and it is quite interesting to see the way that threat is dealt with so readily without it becoming the main focus since it shows how some of the characters have grown well beyond their initial need for vengeance on that company since they have the much bigger threat to face instead.

The narration is once again a strong point, a good range of distinctive tones ensure the expanding cast remains easily distinguishable from each other.

Overall, a good balance of closing off some plotlines and escalation of others as the series heads towards a conclusion, but I would prefer a bit more brevity when it comes to the stats sections since they are readily available in the included pdf if you really want to dig into them.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Tiffany
  • 16-12-19

Awesome book

Really enjoyed this book and the whole series! Mr. Brooks is a great author and knows his stuff can’t recommend enough! Also suggest Dungeon Wold and Crafter Dungeon series as they also have really fun and different viewpoints!

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  • Biggz
  • 29-02-20

Solid series.

*Narrator voices Brint perfectly.
*Fun premise
*looking forward to finale.

*Wish there was more story about Brint and Wisp.
*Fights can be drawn out but story events rushed.
*Magic gets convoluted.

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  • david sue
  • 22-02-20

Great

Excellent book. I can’t wait for the next installment!

I received a free copy of this book and am leaving an unbiased review of my own volition.

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  • Phillip
  • 22-02-20

Interesting Strategies/Fun Surprises

I requested this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

I enjoyed this book even more than book 3. If you liked the first 3 books in the series, I recommend reading this one too. There are some surprises in store with interesting strategies being employed.

In this book, Milton works to help his friends level up, gain new abilities, improve his core and stats, and must deal with the planned attack by the bearzillas against the kingdom as well as the machinations of the cord power company.

I look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-20

Great LITRPG

Solid series with great characters and fun RPG elements. Audio performance is great as well!

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  • Andrew
  • 04-01-20

How to tame your pet Quagon!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

Mother $%^&*( Dragons! Oh, so satisfying. Anyways, enough about that. How would you like some of the most adorable gray hound bunny hybrids to ever exist? Cause they are in here too. The book ends on a bit of a down note, but that's ok. The action is good through and through. As stated in my review of book 3, the only real complaint i have in this book is that the names of a character change between books 3 and 4. Can't wait for book 5 to get an audiobook version.

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  • Emma Baker
  • 01-01-20

Great Core series, engaging performance

In the Kingdom Rises, the fourth book in a great series, Milton and friends must gather the citizens of the Kingdom and fight for their existence against long odds. Milton must pull on all his experience as a gamer for resource management, combat, training, etc. Miles Meili's performance is solid and engaging. Meili has a good range in his performance, so most characters can be identified by voice. I look forward to Meili's performance of the fifth book in the Station Cores series.

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  • DJ
  • 29-12-19

Holy Fubar!!!!!

Book Received for Free.

First off this book is a great addition to the series and sets up the ending of the series to be amazing. The ending of this book is one heck of a cliffhanger as it makes you want to listen to the last book asap. If you've enjoyed the rest of this series you'll most definitely enjoy this series. What an ending to a book.

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  • pldittrich
  • 25-12-19

another fantastic addition to the series

4th book and still going strong. The author once more delivers everything u could want in a dungeon core and litrpg novel, along with all the other things u need for good stories in general (like a hook, enjoyable characters, progression, etc...). The narrator also continues to do a fantastic job. For those who have already listened to the first 3, book 4 does not dissappoint. And if u thought the end of book 3 left you with ur jaws dropped, just u wait till you get to book 4s end.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of dungeon core and litrpg/gamelit.

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  • Dragonis
  • 19-12-19

This was great

I love this series and it did not disappoint this time. The were many preparations to handle for the end and it was done wonderfully. The ending took a bit of a twist and I can't wait to see how it works out in the next one.

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