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Welcome to the long-awaited seventh novel of the best-selling saga by Aleron Kong.
The longest and best book ever recorded by Nick Podehl!

The Land: Founding, Book 1 of the Chaos Seeds Saga, reached number one in the Audible store in 2017!

A mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the wonder of Ready Player One and the adventure of Game of Thrones

Number one in epic fantasy, cyberpunk, and video game fantasy

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, Professional fighters, and now their own Dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The Mist Village has been noticed.

Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction. The predators are circling. Richter's people are horribly outnumbered by foes whose own power has been entrenched for thousands of years.

Richter and Sion need to be stronger than ever before. Luckily, they are. New skills have been learned, stronger enchantments have been wrought, and the hundreds of villagers have answered the call to adventure. The Companions do not stand alone. While many eyes have turned toward the mists, wanting to take the treasures within, the Mist Village stares back with a simple message.

Come and get it!

©2018 Aleron Kong (P)2018 Aleron Kong

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capturing

gets you in so many ways makes you laugh shiver cry and puts you on edge in suspension!
can't wait to the next one!

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It just gets better and better

Nick Podehl is a phenomenal voice actor and has smashed it once again in this absolutely epic story. I’ve gone through 7 of these books over the past 2 weeks and I just can’t wait for the next one (I’m downloading it at the moment)
All I can say is that you if you are a regular gamer (and even if you’re not, there’s something for everyone), you have to listen to this series!

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Awesome

Was an awesome listen. Epic.. Can't wait for book 8 to be released. Chop chop!!

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Book 8 Please!

love this saga! well written and Nick is the perfect narrator.

10/10. Roll on Book 8 :D

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still brilliant

Unlike other books a little slow to start. but still fantastic! Can't wait for the next one

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Decent listen with cringe worthy moments

Father of lit RPG? Doesn't mean that they are good at it. Having read the other books in the series this one is no better. Despite being so long, there is very little substance and a whole lot of repetition... This book has incest, beastiality, orgies, rape, penis joke's, character deaths that are never usually permanent, and follows exclusively an overpowered gung-ho main character, full of self-centred arrogant American bravado ( Think wannabe nerd cross with internet troll ). Set in a world where women do all the house work, and the men get to brag about how many they have had sex with. Dispite all this there is potential and thankfully many areas are lacking in descriptive depth to make this an easy listen albeit a little cringe worthy and should not be listened to aloud.

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This is what we do!

What an Epic this read was, fantastic performance as always, kept me wanting to listen more and more at any chance I could get!
WELL WORTH A CREDIT, 46+ hours of fun, suspense, horror and hilarity!
Some graphic depictions in this book, more so than the others.

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amazing amazing amazing!!! Thrice heard, thrice...

The father of Litrpg at his finest this is the second time I've read the series not including Monsters. That bad boy is up in a few minutes!!!

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Damn son!

I thought the last book was great this one was amazing. All the action I was waiting for.

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Awesome!!!

Been listening to all the Land books over the past few months and this is an absolute classic!!! Getting over the stats was hard at the start of the series but once you get used to it the story gets awesome!

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  • Robert J. Tavares
  • 08-05-19

Best series I've read all year!

My son introduced me to this book and I picked up the audiobook for a long work commute. The narrator is probably the best I've ever heard. The book itself is a combination of Piers anthony punny humor, world building, and a dude encountering a plethora of "oh crap" situations. I've read the series twice and don't plan on stopping. Well worth the time/cost.

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  • Mark
  • 19-09-19

listen then listen again

Cant stop listening because this is an amazing read. Nick Podehl brings a great voice to an already amazing book.

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  • Mathias Turkson Jr
  • 10-02-20

Never dissatisfied or disappointed. Love it!!!

I love every book in the series, and can't wait until book 8 hits audible. Aleron Kong you are a mastermind!!!! Your books are very inspiring for and motivating to others with creative minds and for others with stories bottled up in their heads. I'm one of those people. Keep this beautiful series going!!!!! Stay blessed!!!

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  • Bart Mathis
  • 08-04-19

sooo tedious

better than the last few books in the series, but still irritatingly repetitive. juvenile humor aside, the mechanics of the book are what turns me off most. narrator is a complete superstar, though. very, very good performance.

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  • M. Graham
  • 01-08-20

Another great read

Hard driving, well plotted, hair-raising catastrophes, humor, high fantasy, adventure, what’s not to like? More please.

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  • tyler correa
  • 17-09-19

Spellbinding!

Still waiting on Book 8. Love the series, But would like some real feed back on the expected release dat le for book 8. Excellent job Aleron i never get tired of listening to the chaos series.

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  • Tabitha
  • 22-02-20

no ending for this series

disappointing waste of time, if you have any expectations for any of the greater story to come to any satisfying conclusions of any kind.

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  • Austin
  • 26-03-20

Tedious and 2 dimensional

I tried really hard to like this book. The previous books were decent, and I was hoping the author and the main character would both grow and develop but it felt like this book regressed instead of progressing. Lets start with the good things.

The Good

1. I really like the world. It is interesting with decent worldbuilding and the author makes it fun to read about. The sheer amount of things within the world and the detail that has gone into it over the past 7 books has been great. It’s honestly one of the only reasons I continued for 7 books. I think there is a lot of potential within this world for a really interesting story.

2. The narrator, Nick Podehl, does a fantastic job voicing the different characters and making the book come to life. Krom’s brogue is fantastic to listen to. His narrations are one of the few things that allowed me to make it all the way through this book.

3. The Story: When the story is progressing and things are happening, it is very engaging. If you can make it through the first 2/3rds of the book it actually gets really engaging despite some of the flaws.

The Bad

1. The Character
Let’s start with the main character. First, he’s kinda a dick and very immature. It felt like the character is supposed to portray a 13 year old instead of a 24 year old “medical student.” The number of immature jokes and references to women got a little ridiculous and was definitely worse than previous books. Or maybe I just noticed them more as they seem to occur more frequently.
Additionally, this character is kinda clueless. The Land was supposed to start out as a really popular video game that this character was pulled into. Based on the scene in the first book where he gets pulled into the Land, it sounds like he played the game a lot. You definitely can’t tell that at all. The character doesn’t understand anything about anything and a solid 10% of the book is explanation from other characters who are restraining themselves from calling him a dumbass. There are better ways to show things to the reader than vomiting explanations onto the page and the author utilizes none of them.
The main character doesn’t grow at all over the 7 books. He is very 2 dimensional and absent minded. Instead of preparing for the battle with the lich in any significant way, the character spends the majority of the book exploring his new dungeon. He also seems to have completely forgotten about the threats of the eaters and the bug-bears (bug-bears?) that were driving points in previous books. I felt like the character (and the story) were lacking any motivations or drive to push them forward.

2. The insane number of notifications
A solid 70-80% of this book is status notifications. It is literally Richter talking about:
1. Upgrading his stats
2. Upgrading his profession
3 Upgrading his skills and spells
4. Upgrading alma's skills
5. Upgrading the dungeon loot
6. Upgrading the dungeon rooms
7. Upgrading the Town with settlement points.
8. Upgrading the Town with research points.
9. Upgrading the Town with building points.
10. Evolving his creatures
11. Evolving his summons
12. Browsing the chaos points catalog
13. The town budget
14. Setting tax rates
And so many other useless details. There was an entire chapter that discussed tax rates and how banks worked. I’m a numbers person but at the same time I’m not going to care about a bank that isn't even visited in the book or the XP of some random character that is probably going to be mentioned once again in the remainder of the book.

3. Deus ex machina
Many authors are bad about this, but the number of times in this book that the character is saved from death by sheer luck or some “surprise” new ability or a one in a million chance was very tedious. It happened in a confrontation with another chaos seed, it happened a couple times while battling the lich and at least once in the dungeon.

Conclusion: Kong really needs a solid editor. He has a lot of things that are enjoyable in this book and if it was cut down to the length of the previous books (~12 hours) compared to the 46 hours this book was I think it would have been decent if not really good. The author does some great worldbuilding and the story is interesting when there is a story but it is getting lost in the exposition.

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  • Kevin Phipps
  • 27-02-20

love these books

These books are exactly the kind of adventure I would want to play or GM.

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  • Bruce
  • 23-03-19

You have found - to much fluff

To be honest I found the last 2 to 3 books in the series lacked story. it's enjoyable but no where near as good as the first 2.

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