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The Land: Alliances

(Chaos Seeds #3)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  8,058 ratings  ·  216 reviews
The THIRD vivacious installment of Aleron Kong's, Chaos Seeds series.

Everything is not well in The Land! Eaters, Bugbears, Evil Counts, Vicious Thieves and Carnies! (You know, circus folk... small hands.)

Yup! Richter and Sion have their work cut out for them!

Come back and see how they kick's some butt and takes some names!

Come back, to THE LAND!!!!!

Kindle Edition, 641 pages
Published March 22nd 2016
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Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So you wanted that next great RPG that has Skyrim and old-school D&D written all over it, did you?

Yeah, me too. And so I'm ALL over this book for that reason. It's light, the leveling up is FAST, with all the neat tricks of absolute power leveling through loopholes and full immersion quests.

Don't get me wrong, though, this is all hardcore gaming fun that's part light-hearted joy and expectation and part surprising revenge including assassins, dark dungeons, giants, kobolds, and golems. We'r
Executive Summary: I'm torn on this. It has many of the elements that first interested me in the story, but the main character is so off-putting that I'm not sure I want to continue anymore. I'd probably give this a 2.5 stars. I've rounded down. I may decide to round up later, but probably not.

Audiobook: Nick Podehl does an excellent job as always, however the audiobook is not without its flaws despite that. This series spends a ton of time on the game stats aspect of the main character.

This re
Fate's Lady
Nov 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: poc, litrpg
The casual misogyny is infuriating. He admires the "sweater bunnies" of an assassin after gruesomely killing her, making it pretty clear what matters to him more than the fact that he burned her face off. He also finds a plant that has Viagra like properties and the ability to prevent pregnancy, and leeringly tells his gardeners to plant more for his personal use without telling them what it's for. He walks off musing about the hot village girls he wants to try it on. You know, the village girls ...more
Asa Whitley
Nov 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"Such a predictable, childish story"

-Has The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, I am thinking there may not be much hope for the LitRPG genre.

-Any additional comments?

Where should I start? Perhaps with the in depth description of the main character's coherent castration by a totally-not-suspicious character. Then maybe the main character melting the skin off of people and again vomiting on himself. How about Richter's continued stupid decisions lea
3.75/5 — Listened to audiobook. If you’re a gamer of any sort, these are just so fun! The story is pretty good as well. There is more cursing than I think there needs to be, not that I am uptight about cursing, I just am a cursing connoisseur and feel it should be used to its best effect and not for shock value when one can’t think of something more interesting to say. As a warning, Richter is kind of a simple dumbass and somewhat of a douche. In addition, there’s some objectification of women. ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dropping my ratings until the author drops his attempts to trademark the term litrpg (which he didn’t create) and stops calling himself the father of American LitRPG (which he isn’t)
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series gets better with every new book so far. Its full of adventure, that it was an exhilarating experience to read it. And it was over so fast.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
So LitRPG is just going strong, and The Land is one of the best series. So for those who have yet not gotten it. The books read like playing Dungeons and Dragon. Yes, I say that because it's set on fantasy. But building up a character and gaining power seems like a much longer explanation then needed.
Now that the preliminaries are over.
Richter barely survived the adventures of the previous book. His village is growing and with it his power. The bugbears promise to be an enemy that will come bac
Everlaine (BookCaptain)
Third book in this series I read in three days, you could say I'm hooked.

Looking just at the enjoy-ability part this was is still delivering It's just the descriptions of the women and the really immature jokes that bring this down. When the main character commented that a female assassin he just killed (and whose face had been burned of by acid) still had nice "sweater bunnies" I just about puked right on the spot. Just no.

I will still continue though, I really like this series in every other
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I was in love with the first two books of the series but this one was kind of a big disappointment. Too much misogyny for my liking, the main character is basically an infantile sexist asshole who has a really strange concept about women. My advice for Aleron is to delete those horrible, unfunny sentenctes from the story because they are seriously taking down the whole experience...(And seriously who would belive that a hardcore gamer 24 years old boy had so much women in his life when he talks ...more
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Literally started this series 3 days ago, cannot put down the book.

5 Stars. Very well written, I've read many fantasy/science fiction books (over 150 just on Kindle) this series is moved to my top 5. Highly recommend
Andy Tillman
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Now we're talking

Looking for the start of a great new series? Congratulations you just found one of the best written and engaging series out.
Brad T.
Sep 08, 2017 added it
Shelves: litrpg, 2017
the book was good but man did it need an editor.
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
My original The Land: Alliances audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

“The Land: Alliances” is the third book in the “Chaos Seeds” series which is quickly becoming a full-fledged LitRPG Saga with upwards of six total books planned; four currently available on Audible.  The series is written by Aleron Kong and the Audible narration is performed by Nick Podehl; who also narrated the previous two books.  For those who are unfamiliar with this genre of book, LitRPG is a
Steven Naylor
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rating 3.75 stars

I am still enjoying the journey. I like to think of this book as a journey instead of a story to finish. I still look forward to what is going to happen but not with the same goal of reaching the end of each book. I did not like this book as much as the other two because Rictor was more alone in this story. He also was making a few rash decision that led him to face opponents that were much stronger and more experienced that himself. I didn't mind him pushing the boundaries of
Crissy Moss
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gamelit-i-love
Really good with points that made me laugh out loud, and other parts that made it so I couldn't put it down. I had to know how it ended.
Tony Walker
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: never-finished
Not for me. Seemed infantile. The style was amateurish too. But lots of people like it so that's cool
Kendra Merritt
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story just keeps getting better and more exciting.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it

The books start to take a turn towards the "frat house" in this issue. Great world building and still a fun story.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Heard about this online, with the caveat that you'll love it or hate it, the stat-based repetition.

On book 5 now, and have some comments, and potential spoilers after.
Initially was very interested in the story from the ominous outset, and through the book. Interesting take on having the character know his stats, alignment, etc. After the 1st-2nd book, it truely has worn out its welcome and I assume most people like myself just skip past and get to the end where the protagonist goes "Wow, this on
Christopher Hernandez
I have enjoyed the previous books in the series, and I am drawn into the story, characters, and world building so far. However, I found myself becoming annoyed with this book. I came to the realization that the main character Richter is both irritating and obnoxious. I could get past these annoyances in the previous books because they had other entertaining characters to lean on. In this 3rd book in the series, Mr. Richter (the protagonist) is out on his own for most of the time. His character s ...more
7/5/19 - It's funny that I'm re-reading them almost exactly at a year when I last read them. Still as enjoyable as always. I LOOOOOOVE these books!


7/13/18 ~ Still loved it, though still wish Sion had been along for the stuff Richter was alone on. It's so much more interesting when it's more than just him. Still, it's a fantastic book with a great cover art. Onto re-read of book 4 soon.

4.5 stars. Loved it, but my least favorite of the 3 only because Richter did almost ev
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: litrpg
More of the same. The main character, Richter, sort of explains his choices for stats increases, and given the author knows what is going to happen, it sort of makes sense. But for a 'gamer' that is supposed to be a ruler and forging alliances, it makes no sense at all. Lowest stats: WIS, CHA and LUCK. *sigh*

Still an easy read without much thought provocation or need to delve for a deeper meaning.

And for some reason I'm still entertained.
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is just so addictive. Apparently the whole thing is on Amazon Unlimited right now. I'm a fast reader, so I could pay for a month and read the whole thing. But since I'm enjoying it so much, I want to support the author, so I'm paying for each book. Gotta support the writers you like so they keep writing!
Cheng Cheng
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I still enjoyed it very much but this time I can’t ignore that there’s no world building, no character development and those childish jokes! ( a lot of action though)
Hopefully the next book will be better.
Eve Harm
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent world building and amusing plot.

This engaging novel brings the founding of a Kingdom in a unique fantasy universe to life. The plot seems well thought out.
Randy Forster
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Am hooked on this series. Can't wait for the next book and see what new enemies Richter makes next. Love Alma and looking forward to see her developed and grow.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
A while ago I promised myself not to read any more Kong books, but after having a LitRPG craving and enduring a few horrible DNF books in the genre, I realized that mediocre writing might be worth settling for in order to satisfy my craving.

The Land: Alliances makes you feel like you're watching someone play a cross between Sim City and an MMO on easy mode in the worst possible ways. The protagonist isn't that bright, and continually blunders into super powerful items that enable him to continu
Oli Daniel
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ok these books desperately need an editor, both for some basic spelling and grammar and also just previously stated facts that get forgotten. Wouldn't hurt if he would remove the pop culture stuff and the US dollar conversions.

Our MC is leveling/progressing light armor, melee, archery, multiple schools of magic and ruling/leveling a village and dabbles in crafting and has a familiar and is getting higher level magic crafting that requires a buttload of knowledge so far and by the looks of thing
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
"Working Formula Continues in 'The Land'"

-Kong keeps the narrative moving forward with all the successful elements he employed for the first two books: the plot pacing is rock-solid, the action well-written and exciting, and the character development is strong throughout.
-The RPG environment remains vibrant and engaging. Also, the creative and systematic leveling and loot still satisfies despite being the third book in series, truly impressive.
-Nick Podehl is outstanding, as usual
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