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    December, 2042

    The Imperial Legion marches, and war looms on the horizon....

    Jack Mitchel and his misfit crew of rebels never wanted a fight with the Empire, but the time for diplomacy has passed. 

    Ruthless tech genius Robert Osmark is coming, and trailing behind him is a vast army determined to wipe the Crimson Alliance from the face of Eldgard. Impossibly, Jack has united the warring Murk Elf clans under his banner, but even with their aid, the Alliance is still badly outnumbered, and Osmark has some nasty tricks up his sleeves.

    And while the long-awaited battle unfolds, an ancient evil stirs in the heart of Viridian Gate Online - one that will change the game forever.

    ©2017 James Hunter and Shadow Alley Press Inc. (P)2018 James Hunter and Shadow Alley Press Inc.

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    • Quinton James
    • 14/03/2018

    Where are we?

    I'm definitely losing interest in this story. Giant two handed swords with glowing runes. 'Steampunk' garb and tools. All I see is world of Warcraft and I can't pretend it isn't. Perhaps it's my disappointment in the visuals that caused me to notice the writing was frustrating as well. Simile after simile after simile. My eyes began to roll wondering how many times the author must have typed "like a". *spoiler* Finally, the course of the characters seemed forced to me. Why did it have to be the spider queen that brought Jack to the dungeon? Why didn't Jack warn the dungeon boss that he just befriended that there's a major raid going on and to watch his back? Why was Jack so gung- ho to face the emperor (like a newb idiot) but didn't take the few seconds required to pound him like a tent stake when he had the chance? I can only give the book a 3/5 mostly due to the previous story line that brought us here.

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    • Peter Pakalnis
    • 15/06/2018

    Took a hard downturn

    While I enjoy the ongoing story in concept, and I enjoy all the characters except the MC, he ruins the entire story. He constantly leaps from one insane reaction to a situation to another, and he just flat does stupid things while justifying it in his own mind like he's some kind of genius. Spoilers The most insane example of this is, spoilers, when the MC manages to get the big boss finally at his mercy. Hundred or two feet fall, in a world that establishes that even a moderately bad impact can paralyze you, concuss you, or snap your spine, without killing you. "Oh good!" you would say, walking over to the COMPLETELY INCAPACITATED ENEMY WARLORD and kill him. He's stupidly strong, but eh, what's a dozen or two hammer hits to the head. What's that? You're going to "remember the battle is bigger then just him" and leave him? Let him recover? IN A WORLD WITH HEALING POTIONS?! IN A WORLD WHERE LEVELS MATTER AND HES THE TOP?! Ok, fine. What's the worst that could happen? Oh, he's got a magically hidden army of mecha and tinkers, and in the span of like... thirty minutes recover, assemble the murder legion, and somehow destroy not one, but two separate forces! Without any confirmed reports, including from your mind bound minions until the literal last moment. I'm mad. I liked this series and stuff like the main character acting not just dumb, but actively working against himself because "reasons" truly irks me. Why not tell the guy who made this world about the literal gam changing weapon you found? Maybe you have bigger fish to fry?! Or not, because it's both a horrifying evil awful oh god the world is ending situation, and also you can't be bothered to care about it at all or warn literally anyone of authority in or out of your faction. UHG

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    • Ray Johnson
    • 23/04/2018

    Grim Jack is back and you're gonna be in trouble

    We return for the FOURTH installment of an amazing series. Can I start by saying we need more Cutter? Love the guy. Any way, we pick up just a bit further down the road than where we had left off, but that's fine. We had an impending army of Doom approaching and I really didn't want to read half the book talking about how they were going to get there and what was gong to happen. Hunter knows how to pen a story.

    Grim Jack and his team are back (Cutter rules), and my only complaint is that I'd like to see Abbey doing more. I know this is Jack's story, but Abs needs to do something to prove she deserves to be co-captain of this squad. Something really serious, just look at everything Jack has managed to do almost entirely on his own.

    Anyway we get some new characters and a new looming threat to add to the dangers they now face. Love the Gravemonger! We also get a face off with Jack and Ozmark, too! I can't spoil it for you.

    Anyway, we get a great bunch of action,that leads into a new threat that could literally spell the end for our heroes. VGO is an amazing series that just keeps getting better and better. One thing I like is that just when you think you know where it is going it veers off that path and starts driving through thick brush and briars. I've said a lot about Taylor's narration in other reviews, so just know that he is doing a great job, and I think he is growing right along with Grim Jack. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


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    • Josh Noneya
    • 08/02/2019

    Huge plot holes and lazy story development

    Great narration – poor story. The premise is good, but the writing is way too formulaic. Plot holes – ugh, plot holes and lazy writing for days! So the main character is supposed to be an experienced gamer, but is constantly making mistakes that would make even a casual gamer cringe. He is presented as this genius smart guy, and all of his friends and associates are impressed with his ideas, strategy, and wit. He makes ridiculous far fetched plans and decisions that always work out, but when faced with simple problems with glaring answers are presented to him, he ALWAYS (as in every single time) makes the obviously bad choice and has to be bailed out by his friends or “barely scrape through.” Let's talk about his outlook/attitude: he flips between arrogantly cocky, a beacon of virtue, even keeled, constantly second guessing himself, and full of self doubt. Instead of choosing a character mentality (smart guy, cocksure asshole, Mr. Virtue, emo kid, etc.) the author tried to do it all, and it leaves you with a bi-polar, sometimes schizophrenic who is frequently high on coffee and sugar. Be ready for some whiplash. Is there a serious/semi-serious fight happening? Things start off well – take a turn for the worst – and right at that point where things are going to go terribly wrong or maybe somehow work out – this is when the main character decides to ponder the meaning of life – or the price of beans – or what his favorite color is or should be (you know – to build suspense) – then he makes the right choice and hooray it somehow works out. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. It is very frustrating because the premise is great, and the overarching story isn't bad either. It is the details that ruin this series. Does it get better later on in the series? No. It doesn't. The author uses the same old formulas and patterns over and over. Which is a shame because with just a little bit of rewriting this could be one of the best series in the genera. It really had that much potential, but I'm 5 books in and it is just the same pattern repeating endlessly.

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    • desa zraick
    • 18/03/2020

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    I’m not a gamer IRL but this was a fun trip into the world of MMORPG. Armen Taylor delivers a very entertaining and compelling performance. I loved it!!

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    • leah levy
    • 31/10/2018

    Too battle-centric

    The book seemed to have far more straight up combat, which actually made it a bit boring compared to the previous in the series. Taylor has a very fun plot line and story concept, but he does better at allusions to combat than actual fight scenes. Plot > action.

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    • ProBuilder
    • 22/01/2021

    Slipping a little.

    There were several times that I felt the MC acted "out of character". The story felt a little thin with certain plot points. I'm suspending belief enough with the premise of the book, I shouldn't have to also suspend belief with the actual story. I was frustrated several times. Each book in the series gets a few points lower, this book in an 84. Still better than average..

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 11/01/2021

    Good but flawed

    If you already come this far you know what to expect. It's much of the same, an enjoyable read and not too complicated of a story. There were a few twists in there that I wasn't expecting which I appreciate but overall the story can still be painfully predictable. I think it's the little things that bug me the most like when the main character gets cocky you know exactly what's going to happen or when the main character says "this can't be happening", you know exactly what's going to happen next.

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    • JasonCogburn
    • 23/11/2020

    always awesome

    love this writer and the narrator is equally amazing. hope this series never ends. death to the legion!!!

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    • A Murphy
    • 22/10/2020

    The enemy of my enemy

    Jack and the Crimson Alliance have been fighting against the empire since VGO came online. They have had a few upset victories and now the Empire have vowed that they are coming to take back their lost city and crush the Crimson Alliance. Jack has other plans. What he discovers while he is working on those plans is terrifying and a literal game changer. This is another fantastic entry into the VGO series. New characters are introduced that I definitely hope make appearances in future books, if not their own series. Imperial Legion is another example of why VGO is one of the cornerstones of LitRPG.