• The Lost City: An Epic LitRPG Adventure

  • The Realms, Book 2
  • By: C.M. Carney
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,057 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Book 2 of The Realms, and the sequel to the best-selling fantasy LitRPG novel Barrow King.

"I cannot believe that idiotic plan worked."

The only thing Gryph wanted when he entered the Realms was to find his missing sister. Then he pissed off a power-hungry god, got stuck in the undead hell dungeon known as the Barrow and nearly had his soul consumed. 

Then things trended upwards, and with the help of a ragtag group of companions, Gryph escaped to a verdant paradise of magic and wonder. But when his exposed secrets lead to betrayal and murder, Gryph is forced to accept an insane quest or his new friends will face the headsman's axe.

Now, to stop a world-conquering zealot from capturing an ancient weapon of incredible power, Gryph must become the one thing he never wanted to be, a leader. Standing in his way are a group of crazed cultists, an army of deadly magical machines, and friends who no longer trust him.

And he is still no closer to saving his sister. The Lost City is the sequel to the breakout LitRPG hit Barrow King, an overflowing cauldron of leveling, world building, humor, and action.

Click "Buy" and continue your quest into the number one best-selling Epic GameLit Fantasy series.

WARNING: Welcome to your new favorite genre.

LitRPG/GameLit is genre that incorporates gaming elements from tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder with epic RPG video games like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and MMO's like World of Warcraft and sets them in a fantasy or science fiction setting. It generally has leveling, skill progressions, crafting, and base building. If you're newto LitRPG or GameLit, then The Realms is the perfect place to start. Prepare to lose sleep. You have been warned.

The Realms - An Epic LitRPG/GameLit Fantasy Series. Suggested Listening Order:

Order*

- Barrow King

- The Lost City

- Killing Time

- Dead Must Die (A Side Quest)

- Scourge of Souls

- The Forsaken God

- Chaos Rising

- The Ravaged Land (Coming Soon) 

©2018 C.M. Carney (P)2018 C.M. Carney

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The second worst series I listemed to on Audible.

As an audible listener with over 350 books in my library,I felt it necessary to write a review on this book because I HATE WEAK MC's. You would think an MC in a LitRPG to be a bad ass or at least have a strong, witty or strategic character. You know something that gives him an edge or makes him standout. He does have a character sheet that makes him standout, but this MC is way over matched is always six steps behind the plots of his foes. If you were to look at his character sheet and his abilities you would say, yea he is a bad ass, but that is not how the author writes it. The MC is consistently battling foes way out of his league. That is an expected part of most stories, however, this MC DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY OR THE WIT TO DEFEAT HIS FOES. If you like the MC getting his ass beaten and totally out witted for 16 hours out of a 17, during the same time his foe must tell him what is going on, because he can not figure it out on his own, this is the MC for you. Every opponent he has faced the author uses the same playbook. MC totally out witted, totally overmatched, broken bones ,ass kicked then with fifteen or twenty-five minutes left to listen, the MC wins the day on luck alone. No skill, no wit just luck. Don't waste a credit on this book.

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Nice

Cant wait between books. The Legend grows bigger as expected.. no pressure. As a audible listener. It's good to hear avery good work while at work. It make my day easier.

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This series is awesome!!!

I'm a lover of epics and gaming so this series is perfect!!!! Gryph is the perfect character...who I relate to as a vet!!! Anxiously awaiting the next!

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Long-winded and aimless

Book one started with the MC immersing himself in a gaming realm with the quest to save his sister from some nebulous threat and ended with almost no advancement made on that pursuit and a significant number of open loose ends. Regrettable, for all the length of book 2, there was still no more movement on the primary quest. Worse still, the narrative was pompous and bloviated throughout; at times spending 30 minutes of narration outlining boring details of many possible attributes and skill paths of a companion only for them to die later. The MC still isn't very interesting or likable and his fellowship are even less so (with the possible exception of a robot late into the novel).

I'll not be continuing this series.

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Lord of the Rings meets Game of Thrones!

Great story and narration!

Gryph and the gang are back and stirring up trouble like nobodies business! Chaos beasts, uppity elves, grumpy dwarves, Cthulhu-inspired psionic monsters, and world ending weapons of mass destruction are just a few of the hurdles that they will have to face. No pressure.

Armen Taylor's narration really brings the characters to life in this epic tale.

I enjoyed this one, and cant wait for the story to continue!

If you enjoyed the first book, then you will enjoy this one too!

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I cannot wait for more

I have been enjoying the adventures of this series greatly and cannot wait for the next installment. The writer and reader do an excellent job of pulling the listener in.

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I need more of this series!!!

Great story telling with unique voices and personalities. love this series and I hope it continues on Audible.

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i love the optimism

if you enjoyed the first one you will love this one..
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also if you thought he was ported away from the party at the end of the last book, he wasn't, they went with him...

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Awesome story and great reading

Loved the story, really takes the first book and grows it to be a wonderful series! Armed Taylor really brings it to life and does an amazing job! Can’t recommend this highly enough!!

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This book is not good

I really did try with this book... This is supposed to be an LITRPG. I am 3 hours in and not one single stat, experience point, mana level, level Or anything resembling a video game has been mentioned.

I'm bored out of my mind I like when there are stats and level UPS and I don't mind a character sheet. I don't mind Listening to a character explaining why he is picking certain points. So far every fight has no mention of how much damage is being done, and no message or prompts or experience. Not only that but some of the logic of this book is ridiculous. The gift of tongue's ability has not once proven useful and straight up does not work the way it does in every other story. They have a disrespectful imp who is supposed to be entertaining and honestly is just an a hole. It's not even remotely entertaining or funny. Wick is supposed to be in charge of him and blatantly Is not. For some reason I don't even find the side characters to be viable. I don't even care about them at all. I have listened to so many of these game LIT audiobooks and I do genuinely care about characters but these characters are all annoying and I don't understand why the main character acts like they've been Life long friends when they have just met.

Another unbelievably annoying thing that the author does is redundant and repetitive sentences that sound like redundant and repetitive sentences.

"He moved carefully so he wouldn't fall off the wall and slipped and almost fell off the wall "
This would be an example of the type of sentences in this book. They drive me crazy and they are so pointless.

I'm sure I could find many more issues but one of the main things is that in the 1st and 2nd book the main character says how much he misses LEX. He must have set it about 50 different times and in the exact same way. " He may be annoying but he really missed lex" In about 50 different ways every 20 minutes..... We get it! I purchased this book because I figured that with so many books and so highly rated I would have a good time and honestly this book is fake it is not a lit rpg. It is a poorly written and boring Leonardo fantasy book I'm going to be a crazy person and keep listening for some reason hoping that maybe this changes

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  • Angrenades
  • 09-04-19

The search for Brynn continues

This is a good sequel to the Barrow King. It starts off calm but quickly spirals into chaos. The story revolves around Gryff (Finn) who is continuing his search for his sister.

This story really took me for a ride. There's sadness, laughter and a little bit of stupid along the way, but this made me feel like I was in the group with the characters and it reminded me of a few people I know.

This was based somewhere like an alternate realm of the Eastern Kingdoms with the Alliance, especially the dwarves (sounded just like the dark irons). I just wanted to keep shouting for the horde every time the “alliance” was mentioned, which begs the question, Chris are you for the alliance, or for the horde 😊

Really enjoyed this and am waiting for more.

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  • Helen
  • 08-31-19

amazing

It is a tale of adventure, mayhem, and loyalty, filled with crazy action, way too much stupidity, and tons of laughs.
amazing book its a must buy you will not regret it

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  • Annabel Hill
  • 08-09-19

Kept me guessing

Really didn’t know how this would turn out and just when I expected the author to have Gryff save the day it had another twist in the tale.

The specifics of what was happening and how got slightly “murky” in some places, but still a very enjoyable listen and I am looking forward to hearing what happens in the next book!

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  • Darcielk
  • 03-12-19

Better than the first!

There are sadness and plenty of laughter. I had a hard time at the beginning, but it quickly picked up the pace. The narration is really good as well, but when I'm sleepy his voice just soothes me right out so I have to put on the sleep timer so I don't miss anything.

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  • Andrew
  • 06-10-22

an epic LitRPG story.

the story takes a slight turn away from the opening themes of the first book, but keep steaming on ahead with the fantasy rpg elements adding in various twists and turns through out.

again Armen Taylor brings the narrative to life with a wide selection voices, accests and mannerisms.

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  • Mansoor786
  • 05-26-22

EVEN BETTER!!!

The story just keeps getting better, more world building yet more mysteries are still left to discover. Love the character interaction, feels clean and real.
A lot action same as book 1. Also PLOT TWISTS!!!

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  • Jonathan Friebel
  • 12-22-20

Fun!

A fantasy action Blockbuster for your ears. You can't go wrong with this Series! Narrator and author make a great team.

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  • Ian
  • 09-18-20

2nd instalment

Another great book in the series, nice world building and great characters, the narration is superb. looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • Silk
  • 07-04-20

An epic saga

An epic continuation from the Barrow King this story builds on the already vast realms and keeps you gripped throughout.
Plenty of humour, action and drama, it kept me listening with fascination from the characters' first battle right through to the final conclusion.
Carney's writing flows through the chapters and combined with Armen Taylor's stunning range of voices creates a masterpiece saga that I will be adding to my roster of audiobooks to come back to time and time again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-13-20

Great story

This series keeps you on your toes constant plot swerving keep you on the edge of your seat.
Characters are so funny it's great just wait to see what comes from them.
All in all this series is just great

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  • Matthew Carpenter
  • 02-28-20

Here is where I leave the series all together

I was barely okay with the first book, hoping it would build to a better series, but it did not. I found the book just dragged and dragged and dragged on with chapters and chapters of stuff that could have been done with a whole lot less. This is an author that needs to go back to school to learn "Less is More" I had to stop listening many times because of the drull onslaught of mind numbing detail the author thought was soooooooo important. It was sooo bad I have had to stop listening to audio books for a few days because it was just painful to hope the book would recover and pick itself back up. I do not know how this book had such decent reviews, it does not deserve it.