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A time of great darkness is approaching, but will Sandra and her dungeon survive?

After being responsible for destroying multiple Dungeon Cores, the consequences of which she has yet to see but knows will be coming, Sandra and her friends must obtain help from the leadership of the nearby lands. The problem will soon become bigger than she can contain, and only by them all working together will everyone survive the dangers represented by the nearby dungeons.

On top of that, Sandra also has to develop a plan to combat the ever-expanding territories of the local dungeons and protect the people still living in her Area of Influence. It is a difficult and complicated problem to solve, but with the aid of some new friends she begins to get a handle on the situation.

Unknown to Sandra and everyone else, however, someone wronged by the craft-loving Dungeon Core has designs of their own that will throw the wastelands into chaos. Those dangers, coupled with some personal issues of Sandra’s own, could usher in a period of darkness that the world hasn’t seen in centuries...

This Dungeon Core story contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems.

©2020 Jonathan Brooks (P)2020 Jonathan Brooks

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I love this series!

Fantastic story and narration!

Sandra is back, and things are starting to get crazy! Orcs, Gnomes, Elves, Dwarves, and Dungeons, oh my! and they are all giving the friendly dungeon who just wants to help them (or do lots of crafting) a ton of grief! how will she manage?

Louise does a great job with the narration!

I really enjoyed this one, and cant wait for the next book in the series!

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If you hate cliffhangers...

you're going to hate this ending.

Now I have to wait until Brooks releases book 5 to find out what happens. Aaahhhh!!!

This book is so good, and a great continuation of the story. Our favorite supporting cast gets expanded and into more precarious situations. The dungeon fairy is worried more than once if Sandra the dungeon is going to "lose it".

Thank you Brooks and Cooksey for another amazing installment in this awesome series.

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Probably should not have eaten that

Sandra is working hard to save the races. She has plans in place that will help each one survive. The problem is that the dungeons around here just got some amazing buffs and are not happy with her. Also, there seems to be an issue with Sandra not feeling like herself.

This has been a very fun series! I have really enjoyed this one and will pick up book 5 as soon as it hits audible.

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Great series

I really like this series so far, waiting for the next book will be hard, The author isn’t afraid of cliffhanger endings.

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Very good!

It was getting so good near the end. I didn't want it to finish. I guess I have to wait for the next audio book to come out.

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I love this series

Crafting l, dungeon construction, and epic fights. What more could you ask for. This newest installment in the Crafters Dungeon series took everything I loved from the previous books and used them to their fullest extent. I enjoyed every minute of this book.

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Dull but I'll give the series one more book

This story is so dull in places. No good payoff for how the dungeons are communicating, and the insanity she is dealing with seems forced.

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Need more

Kind of left it at a cliffhanger, reminds me of when Cal went crazy in Dungeon Madness. Hopefully the cliffhanger is resolved a little sooner. I'd hate to see a crazy Sandra. I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend for the continuation.

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Kelerum? I thought his power was fire and dark?

I remember his saying he lit his forge everyday but here I mentions water instead... this is a problem. It’s mentioned twice. I needs to be fixed.

But great book as always. I’m really worried though. The crafting parts are my favorites and the raving towards the end is saddening and hopefully doesn’t continue for long in the new book.

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Phenomenal as always

Jonathon keeps me coming back. i love dungeon growth game lit. its a tactical growth itch i only get otherwise with strategy games

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  • 09-05-20

great story as usual, but...

as much as I love the story every time I hear wyvern pronounced wrong I died inside a little bit.

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  • jason
  • 03-10-21

Fun

Another fun book . Though Louise ; who is a great narrator ; cracked me up . I've heard them called Wya-vins , or as I would say Why-vins . But I've never heard anyone call them Why-vines . Lol

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  • Donna B
  • 02-19-21

really enjoyed this story!

what a great take on a dungeon, one who really just wants to bring everyone together! enjoying seeing the struggle of the "natural" dungeon instincts and the overwhelming sense of responsibility to the inhabitants around.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 10-09-20

Strong escalation in this latest instalment

This continues to be an enjoyable series with the author managing to give it a fairly unique feel in this sub-genre and at the same time showing a strong focus on progression that is needed as a series heads onwards to it's conclusion, which is particularly dramatic at points in this instalment.

Despite the obvious limitations that the main character has to deal with as a dungeon core, the author ensures that they are an interesting and sympathetic character that continues to engage the listener.

The performance of the narrator again serves to enhance the enjoyment of the listener of this book, particularly with the main character.

Overall, no point starting on this book if you are new to the series, but for those who have enjoyed the previous ones, this is a must-read.

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

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  • Rodrigo P.
  • 10-02-20

Brilliant Sequel for this series

The Crafter's Darkness is another amazing piece by Jonathan Brooks and masterfully narrated by Louise Cooksey. It keeps you wanting more for this series with all the really well developed MC and supporting characters. I really can't wait for what comes next.

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  • mark madden
  • 09-16-20

looking forward to seeing where this is going.

I really like this series it is different from all the other litrpg focused around a dungeon and there is a nice progression of stakes in all the books.

this is a solid entry in the series and if you like the previous books you will like this one

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  • Boundary
  • 09-04-20

Great Listen

I really enjoyed this book, especially the audio version which is where I first discovered the story. Would definitely recommend

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  • Toran
  • 03-24-21

more of the same good story

nothing has changed from previous books, so all I need to say is that if you liked those you will like this