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Publisher's Summary

The eighth novel of the internationally acclaimed Chaos Seeds saga.

A mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the brutality of Goblin Slayer and the majesty of Game of Thrones.

Audible's Customer Favorite of the Year! 

Number one audiobook 2017.

Welcome my friends! 

Welcome...to “The Land"!

The battle of the dead was won, but at a great cost. Sion, leader of the Mist Village, was left with only pain and regret as Richter was claimed by the abyss. 

What no one but the abandoned chaos seed knows is that he narrowly avoided the curse of the lich Singh, a curse that still hangs above his head. Now, surrounded by miles of darkness and tons of crushing rock, Richter has to find his way back into the light. 

The only problem is that this monster of a man is being pursued by monsters, a demon, and his own foolish choices. Faced with all the dangers of the deep dark, what will Richter say when the buried horrors of The Land come a calling and asked if he's paid his dues? 

Well he'll look right back, stare that horror in the eye, and say, "Yes sir, the check is in the mail!" 

Welcome back my friends! Welcome back...to The Land! 

PS - Gnomes still rule!

Please like Aleron on FB. He also does almost weekly giveaways of shirts, signed books, and other loot! Facebook author page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks  

Also, please contact Aleron. He loves hearing from people! This is his contact info:  

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©2020 Aleron Kong (P)2020 Aleron Kong

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"AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT!! This book will get you hooked on this whole series!"

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About the Creator

Aleron Kong is an African-American physician turned WSJ best-selling author. His comedic fantasy opera, The Land, has eight novels and a main character that is an everyday kind of guy. The series has over 100,000 five-star reviews and has sold over 1,000,000 copies. Chosen as Audible’s Customer Favorite of the Year, it has wide appeal whether you are reading or listening. The author is also extremely proud of his fandom, which has raised over $100,000 for various charities over the past few years. Twenty-seven of his fans have also gotten tattoos of his artwork, and two babies have been named after his characters. His fans are united by the words, "Through Service, Ascendance. Through Dedication, Transcendence."
WSJ Best-seller
Audible's Customer Favorite of the Year
For more information, www.LitRPG.com

About the Performer

By day, Nick Podehl gives voice to a multitude of characters that heretofore only existed on the page. By night he balances time as husband, dad, and amateur armchair general. His fortress stands proudly in The Mitten State where he hopes for snow each and every day.
2010 Odyssey Award Honor
Multiple Audiofile's Earphones Awards Winner

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ok wth is this it isn't a story

ok I loved all the books before this one but when 10 hrs of the books is nothing but hr's on hr's of nothing but one promp over and over and over sheeesh

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Nick can't make a bad book better unfortunately

I bought this against my better judgement. I read this in text as soon as it came out. It's just well a failure. It focuses solely on the main character without progressing any other storyline. Even then the storyline doesn't progress. Good editing could have reduced this literary vomit to 3 or 4 hours at most. Just pass. Read a summary and wait for a better chapter this one is inconsequential. Also be aware that some reviews might not be objective listeners...I'm all about this series I love it but I'm not a fan of brigideries...and each chapter should be judged by it's own merits, and thus one doesn't cut it

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Pissed

Let me start off by saying I absolutely love this series, but this book has been the biggest disappointment yet!! And even worse we waited for over a year to get it! Then on top of that he spits in all our faces by adding in the first chapter of his new series at the end.... which sucks!!! I think I speak for a lot of people when I say Aleron DO BETTER!!

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Filler

This book is a textbook example of filler content. It’s not like it’s a bad book and won’t, hopefully, lead to awesome content in the future, but on its own it’s a bit lackluster.

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Love the series dislike this book

Of all 8 books this one was the most boring. I feel like this book was unnecessary apart from one key moment. I can recommend the series just not this book

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ridiculous

7 hours in and hes still reading promts from the last book. the wait wasn't worth it. wait for the next one. This book is lack luster, all of the set up and hype built up from the last book falls flat. some cool stuff happens but its mostly promts. 7 hrs 8n and only a few hours have passed in the story, im dissapointed by the book and there are WAAAY better options. not to mention all other characters are absent in this book.

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He did it again!

So I read the book and I loved it. Now that I have listened to Nick read it I freaking love it. The sound effects and voices bring it to life once again. Nicks voice acting just takes it to a whole new level. As long as these two are putting something out I will be reading and listening to it.











Gnomes rules!

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Great performance but straight money grab garbage

I’ve like all of this series up till now. I’ve never written a review till this book made me so angry. All it is, is a cash grab dumpster book. It’s 15 hrs of stats and skill points with 20 mins of story/action. DO NOT waste your precious dollars on this. Aleron Kong you are a sellout. This book did not advance the story at all. The entire book he doesn’t even progress out of the dungeon/cave he was stuck in the last book. This is trash stat filler content for a quick buck. Do not support this awful excuse for a book.

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Good to be back!

Author and narrator are my very favorite combo on Audible! This part of the story introduced new skills and abilities which I can’t wait to see come to fruition in The Land. Beware of the curse and can’t wait for the next book xD

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Another winner by Dr Kong and Nick Podehl.

Another winner in the series of The Land. Feeling like a kid at Christmas I arose this morning to listen to The Land:Monster's read by The Songbird of our generation Nick Podehl. An absolutely perfect time for us to get a blessed distraction from all the Chaos in our real world today.

beware of the curse while awaiting the next Set of Chapters in the life of a Chaos Seed.

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  • Leo Marjoram
  • 06-03-20

Massive let down after the first 7 books

I've been listening to the land series since book 1 and out of all the books this is one of the worst, while Nick Podehl as always does a fantastic job of bringing the book to life, Aleron Kong in my opinion has completely dropped the ball on this book, after the previous 7 books this doesn't even come close to being on par with them, it seems like his writing has become lazy with a heavy focus on stats and arsenine trivia such as spending a chapter detailing rictors food poisoning and subsequent pooping as Aleron so eloquantky puts it.

All in all I wouldn't recommend it, for the price/credit you'll spend you're better off finding a different book that has more substance and plot than this one.

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  • jon
  • 06-04-20

A whole lot of character sheet reading

Book 8 and this is by far the most pointless if not worst. Virtually no story progression. I have never listened to a book that goes nowhere at all. Debating whether to even bother with the next book at all if it is anything like this. If the character sheet references where taken out you may have about 3 hours of story line.

Please don't get your hopes up.

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  • N. Lyons
  • 06-04-20

Skip this one

If you enjoy hours and hours or stat calls, talent and skill choices with little to no adventure, this book is for you.

Nick podehl does a flawless performance as usual.
If I wasn’t a fan of these books I’d of got my credit back, I’ll take this one on the chin.

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  • J McMahon
  • 06-04-20

Highly disappointed in book 8. Tempted to return.

barely anything interesting happens, just what you would expect after a massive war with lots of exp, about 3 or 4 interesting parts but for once out of all 7 books the 8th is one I'd return.. Also the promotion part annoys me at the end, I get it but seriously all of this and then 32mins of a new book. To sum up my experience of 16hrs of boredom, I'd rather Richter get killed and the series end than buy this book ever again, wasn't worth the wait.

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  • chizwhiz
  • 06-09-20

The land monsters

I don't do review s but I had to on this after waiting so long and looking forward,to it ,very disappointed,all about levelling up and very little story,loved the first 7 books do book 9 like this and you lose a fan 😢😢

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  • TD FINNEY
  • 06-02-20

Half a book

Seems like nothing actually happened more like half a book was pretty disappointed, books 1-7 were so good.

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  • JP OK
  • 06-09-20

Wow, that was terrible

This series was going nowhere quick before, but this book is a bridge too far. I'm out.

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  • Morris
  • 06-03-20

Good story. But stat heavy.

I've been invested since the first book but this book does not match up to the quality of the previous ones.

This is becuase this book is very stat heavy. I think that if you cut out all of the stats this book would only be 9hrs long.

On a more positive note this book shows some good character progression and it does include some great battle scenes.

Finally I would have liked to have seen more story progression. It seems like each scene is broken into soo (too) much detail. Took more than 7 hours to progress from the end of the previous book. To make matters worse only 5 days pass in the book but nothing really happened. Just a long monologue and unnecessary stats.

p.s. Nick Podel is the best!

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  • Jake O'dea
  • 06-03-20

disappointed

Aleron dropped the ball on this book. I’m a huge fan of his writing and his previous seven books. So I was let down by the direction this book took. The storyline was very stat heavy and it felt like the story never truly progressed. Great performance from Nick though.

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  • Josh
  • 06-06-20

just a level up book

Sad to say no story progress just a filler book nothing happens although chapter 37

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-26-20

Ok. Just ok.

The last book was great. The plot in this one was...boring. Half the book is Richter dealing with his prompts from the Masoleum fight. The only redeeming quality is Nick Podehl's incredible voice.

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  • Ray
  • 06-15-20

dissapointing never going to pre order again

there is a whole chapter on shit, literally describing shit. that sums up this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-13-20

Absolutely nothing happens

Have enjoyed the series up until now. This one however should be condensed down to two chapters and incorporated into the next book.
80% could be deleted and have absolutely no effect on the overall story. I'll still read the next one, but if it's anything like this one I'll give up on the series altogether. There are plenty of good ones out there written by people who don't claim to be the father of the genre (seriously, what is with that?).

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  • evan
  • 06-29-20

book title should be "man enters cave" zero story

You can safely skip this book in the series. the character doesn't really progress at all and there is basically zero story line or characters, the writer has just chucked this together for money it seems. You know a book is bad when the best highlight is the character getting a case of diarrhea.

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  • Justin
  • 06-24-20

love the last book this one is all stats/leveling

spoiler
The chaos seed moves 5 m through a cave end book
"Do better dick pimple.... I hate you" haha

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-20

Wanted a bit more

Nick Podehl was great as he usual is but this was a tedious listen overall. Some cool new stuff but there was a lot of repetitious monologue about the same thing over and over. Would have liked more but it's a sub par set up for another book.

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  • Sam
  • 06-22-20

I wanted to like it.

seemed rushed, half finished, gave into pressure of releasing? chapter about shitting? bad, just bad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-20

Disappointing

The last book was on such a high with so much action, this book is stat read outs and explaining the basics again......

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  • rick
  • 06-08-20

dissapointed

16 hours of a whole lot of prompt reading and not much if any story progression.

and about 2 minutes of the actually village itself

Nick's performance was amazing as always

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-20

Disappointed

I love the Land story it’s great.

I feel let down in this book due to it taking so long to come out and then giving us a small book. Where some important things happened there still should have been some method to the magic. We didn’t even make the 7 days of the curse. I think the book was rushed and didn’t give us fan much in the way of excitement. Looking forward to the next book of course.

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