• Dokeshi March

  • Year of the Sword, Book 3
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (514 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The House is in control. The House always wins. The House has rolled out the red carpet to welcome you home.

Grant looks forward to the vast megalopolis that is the District of March. He’s finally got a real companion - not just a voice in his head pretending to kill him over and again - and Suki’s perspective is invaluable. She’s a Noble, a warrior, and a noble warrior. With two months of intense physical training under his much-tightened belt, Lord January is ready to face whatever his next challenge might be.

Dokeshi March has decided that the District needs to be fun - and what’s more fun than games of chance? More games of chance! So many, in fact, that even purchasing basic needs is a gamble. Even so, no one complains, and why would they? That would mean they thought the game wasn’t fun! That it wasn’t fair! That line of thinking would set them at odds with Dokeshi March.

Now, there’s a bet no one would be willing to take.

©2022 Dakota Krout (P)2022 Dakota Krout

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The story

Alright, it is starting to get very repetitive. Especially when you have that annoying menu system in place and that system takes up half the book and then at the end you don't even explain how they manipulated the world to do it!.

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Love these books

Really hope the next books come soon.. Travis and Dakota, just focus on these until the December book lol

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Series just got ruined; it's a damn tsundere now.

I am SO disappointed. I was looking forward so much to listening to following along with this series, 1 book per month, as they come out, until the end of 2022.
But this book has ruined the series for good.
Specifically, through the introduction of Suki as Grant's traveling companion. I am so angry! I don't even want to waste my time on this review, but if I don't, I won't be able to finish the book. I have half a mind to give up on this series now, but I'm hoping that the author will wake up and kill Suki off in the next book. For now, I'll just skip forward whenever she starts talking. Thankfully that's easy to do on my headphones lol.
Suki's presence makes this a tsundere. That's when a girl traveling along with the main male hero abuses the guy all the time for no reason, before finally falling in love with him at the very end (this will likely be in November/December).
I HATE tsundere! And I hate that it is so common in LitRPG books. Like, why?? Does almost every LitRPG author have some kind of mental disorder that makes them have a fetish for being abused by women?
And this tsundere is especially annoying, since not only is Suki abusive to Grant randomly for no reason, but in addition to that, she is also a hypocrite who is extremely judgemental towards him!
Just.... why?
Suki has ZERO redeeming qualities. She is uncaring, demanding, controlling, entitled, ungrateful, judgmental, hypocritical, and so much more. The terms above are not random. I chose each term based on each of the interactions she's had with Grant.
She decided to join Grant on his journey against his will. She also already told him that she's gonna marry him in December, and teasingly in a cute way, but in a demanding, controlling way. Where I'm from (the civilized world), we call that abuse of human rights, kidnapping, and rape.
She is so full of herself! And when, upon her demand, Grant told her about his quest, his biggest secret, she started JUDGING HIM!! Judging him for saving the world, her district included, ONLY because his quest forced him to. "Yeah, woowww, how dare he do an incomprehensible amount of good and save countless lives because otherwise the quest will kill him!! He should instead wait till the quest kills him at the end of the year, and then save all those people out of the good of his heart, AFTER he's already dead!"
Dumb bitch, he couldn't save people cuz he couldn't be a cultivator until he got his weapon; and he received his quest as soon as he got the weapon. So who's to say he wouldn't have saved people had he not received the quest when he found the sword? But either way, regardless of his reason (which is to avoid death!!), doing good and helping others should be respected, not judged!
Apparently, saving people because otherwise you'll die is a bad thing...
There are so many examples of what's wrong with her! For ex., when they fought the 3 bull-spiders, she rushed in, even though Grant wanted to avoid the fight, which caused Grant to almost get killed. Instead of leaving that bitch to die, which she'd deserve 100 times over, he fought 1v2 and killed both bull-spiders, while she was losing to a single bull-spider. Then, he came and saved her from her bull-spider, but instead of gratitude and begging his forgiveness, she punches him in his broken ribs and gets mad at him!!!! Like...... really??? How can anyone listen to this and not hate her guts? And the author is somehow trying to suggest she is a PROtagonist??? Seriously?
Then she forces him to carry the 3 giant and extremely heavy hearts from those bull-spiders, including the useless burnt heart, just out of spite, and doesn't even consider perhaps doing even the tiniest amount of work by carrying 1 of the 3 hearts!
The only thing more maddening than that is the fact that Grant lets her do this to him! Clearly, the author (Dakota Krout) has serious mental issues in relation to females, and is expressing them through Grant's suffering!
Dakota, we don't wanna know about that though, bro. Kill Suki off in the next book to fix your huge mistake of introducing her into the series. Good riddance!
It's kinda hilarious tbh. She is SOOO mad at Grant for saving the whole world in 1 year in order to not get killed by his quest...
I think she's jealous, because in just 2 MONTHS, he has liberated, saved, and improved 2 whole districts (her district included), while in her several years of ruling, all she's managed to accomplish is make everybody in her district miserable under her rule! He has undone all her harm in less than a month, and she's jealous...

Very sad that the series took such a turn. I was SO excited to follow along with it!

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Disapointment

I don’t get it. Dakota Krout is such a talented author who’s capable of writing consistently good books, but that’s not reflected in this series. I often find this book to lack enough descriptive details, which leaves me not exactly knowing how the constant fight scenes are supposed to play out. This novel feels like absolute filler with little effort or thought given to the premise or any form of originality. Yeah there are some neat things in this book, but not enough to redeem its shortcomings. I find myself not caring about any of the side characters, and I’m tired of the main cast already. This is book three in what appears to be a twelve part series and everything just feels tired and lazy. This series was OK in the first book, but it’s just been getting more and more bland as time goes on. Dakota’s completionist series was great too up until the most recent book with the dwarves and elves where everything became tedious from all of the new mechanics that he had to describe. Dakota, you can do so much better. Stop falling back on shitting out new mechanics and systems. Instead try working on plot-lines and building meaningful (and organic) relationships between characters. Too much combat without enough good plot gets to be exhausting.

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A sure win for me

Buying this book is no gamble, Dakota continues to flex his kingly writing prowess. Pairing it with the narration of Travis as always is an amazing combination.
If you enjoyed the previous two then this one doesn’t disappoint, Grant continues his march through the Monthly lands this time accompanied by the former lady February to a land where everywhere is a gamble and the house always wins

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Good but a plot hole (spoilers)







The challenge at the end of the book did not induce the system message that happened at the end of book one where cheating would be an immediate forfeit on the lord or lady of the month and the system could not be fooled. Other than that the book was great.

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Best of the series, Surprisingly

I was not a fan of the system that was forced in place, and I’m not a fan of gambling or casinos but I really liked this book.

Kind of spoiler ahead, without plot

The ending made me feel like these book series get odd when characters are too strong, but then it walked that right back in a positive way.

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Favorite author

I've been listening to every Dakota Krout's book since he first released Divine Dungeon. Each one I've rated 5 stars. I can never get enough of his writing. Even his punny punishment of puns is puntertainly puntastic.

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Still Great!

I'm a little worried about the pacing but I'm loving it so far! 9 more months to go!

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excellent listen..

this was a good edition to the series though sometimes Grant stupid not gonna listen and just do it anyways is a bit much..this far in the series he has learned not to but he still does..all in all thou it was enjoyable.

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  • 05-20-22

Silly but Fun

Thought book 3 would get borning by now but enjoyed it as much as the previous two. Great easy going fun read .

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  • 04-09-22

Good series

I really like this series and how it takes things to extremes like this one does with gambling. I look forward to the next one

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  • 03-24-22

Perfect next step in the series.

The question is do you feel lucky? The fact you are thinking about buying this book means you might be. Just put your chips down, pay the big blind and win!