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The death of an old dwarf, the reincarnation of an old soul into a dungeon. He was expecting a peacefull, lonely death, and now he is a dungeon. Well, it could be worse, after all, dwarves are at home underground. Now he has to re-discover how to survive in this new life. He and his creations must carve out their place in the world with their own hands. 

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: The death of the Forge Emperor ago
Chapter 2 ago
Chapter 3: Experimenting ago
Chapter 4 ago
Chapter 5: Rush! ago
Chapter 6: The First Hunt ago
Chapter 7 ago
Chapter 8: The first expedition ago
Chapter 9 ago
Chapter 10: Sounds of Creation ago
Chapter 11 ago
Chapter 12: Setting up ago
Chapter 13! ago
Chapter 14 ago
Chapter 15: Sound the alarm! ago
Chapter 16 ago
Chapter 17: Rematch! ago
Chapter 18 ago
Chapter 19: Realization ago
Chapter 20 ago
Chapter 21: The Maze ago
Chapter 22 ago
Chapter 23: Adjustments ago
Chapter 24 ago
Chapter 25: Unexpected Help ago
Chapter 26 ago
Chapter 27: The First Song ago
Chapter 28 ago
Chapter 29: The Messenger ago
Chapter 30 ago
Chapter 31: Avatar ago
Chapter 32 ago
Chapter 33: Competition Start! ago
Chapter 34 ago
Chapter 35: In the Maze ago
Chapter 36 ago
Chapter 37: Rolling Dice ago
Chapter 38 ago
Chapter 39: Conclusion to the Contest ago
Chapter 40 ago
Chapter 41: A dwarf must have beer! ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 1: So Comes the King ago
Vol. 2 Chapter 2 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 3: The Tenth Floor ago
Vol.2 Chapter 4 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 5: Kings, Mages, and Monks ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 6 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 7: The Horde ago
Chapter 8 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 9: Dungeon Coalition ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 10 ago
Vol.2, Chapter 11: The King and the Dungeon ago
Vol. 2 Chapter 12 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 13: Aftermath ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 14 ago

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Great first volume...

So far so good. The dungeon story with unique own twist, while still in line with the genre. 

The main character background - as a legendary dwarf blacksmith - before becoming the dungeon, gives the story a chance to stand out.

He is a proud dwarven crafter who now has somewhat cheated death and became dungeon. He does carry over his personality and knowledge which should make things interesting in the future.

Also the way he expands and evolves his dungeon is something you would expect from a master craftsman. Without rush but with a solid plan. 

I'm still quite curious how the other character - the former dungeon now known as Echo will turn out. In a way in the beginning it was "dungeon fairy" replacement sort of thing - as a former dungeon who can share the knowledge and experience with MC. But later evolves into something more original.

Up untill the end of vol 1 the story was updated regularly, and the average chapter size was rather larger than most other works on this site. Grammar and style is fine. The plot so far is promising, and it seems author has planed ahead and has a clear direction in which it will be going. 


As for vol2, let's wait till there is more of it...

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Standard dungeon core story

Reviewed at: Chapter 5: Rush!

 It's a fairly typical dungeon-core-making-its-first-dungeon story. That said, it's littered with grammatical errors and randomly shifts POV from first person to third person between paragraphs. There's not a whole lot of originality in this, and the characters don't really follow well from their starting parameters - for instance, a craftsman doesn't end up doing any crafting right after being given the power to craft anything he wants.

It's mostly a decent light read, but the grammatical errors detract enough from it to make me give it a pass. Good luck.

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First volume is great

I recommend the first volume and my four stars go for that, as of chapter 9 the second volume has left much to be desired and i would only give it two and a half stars tops.

The author focuses way too much on the outside of the dungeon and the plot seems to be fueled simply by things happening to the dungeon, which isn't very compelling.

I have a bunch of other nitpicks, but honestly, if the author just stopped giving so much attention to the f*cking king and stopped halting the dungeon and dungeon creature development because of some arbitrary number, the story would become truly outstanding.

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Wonderful and professionally written. Love it. It can be somwhat poetic in the most amazing ways, and I find myself wanting others to marvel at Smit's craftmanship.         

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This could be very, very good...

In short : an artist builds a dungeon on cheat mode.

He is OP, of course, but the author has a real talent for describing atmosphere. You can FEEL the eeriness and majesty of the dungeon under construction.

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is it weird that when i read about him humming i imagined songs from LotR?

it would be cool if that becomes a habit of his, singing/humming ancient songs in forgotten languages that whisper on the wind for miles.

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This story is an amazing read, imo falling just the tiniest bit short of a fully developed book.

While following typical litrpg routines the setting isn't too much of a clichee, the worldbuilding is steadily progressing and the characters have clearly planned out personalities. Their interactions flow naturally, I just wish there would be more of it since until the end of volume one the protagonist stays true to the tight-lipped nature associated with dwarves. This leaves us with fewer exposions which the author seems to make up with showcasing character traits in more obvious manners, running dangerously close to falling into archetypes sometimes. We get a lot of him crafting and building his dungeon instead which all reads itself very smoothly and entertaining but gets a bit hampered by the occasionally recurring choice of words. While I actually like reading glorified info dumps like this I fear this could lose allure in the future, thus I hope for the author to maybe use a different POV once in a while to share the wonders and mysteries our dear Smit fills his abode with, the cast being plenty big enough for this. Actually the constant POV changes are a huge benefit, keeping the story refreshing and giving the reader a different angle on the situation and expanding the background.

Grammar and vocabulary are fine for the most part with the occasional error not being so extreme as to interrupt the immersion or keep the reader from understanding the situation. The style is elaborate bordering poetic, befitting of the theme. Sometimes it is staying a bit too observant and detached where it could be vivid and vibrant with emotions but then again it is just a minor shortcoming not a real flaw. (If it's a deliberate choice of the author I apologise)

Summing it up: This is one of my top fives on rrl and anyone into the genre should give it a try (and a rating).

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Great Dungeon story

I really like the dungeon story, but usually they get repetitive without an actual arc for the story.

I don't know what the author has plan for the novel as a whole, but the theme of a dwarf and all about the asthetics is a good point, a unique perk for this Dungeon novel.

I follow with so much curiosity. 

Thank you for the hours of entertainment...

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This story has many strong points as well as quite a few weak points. One thing that I love about it is the dungeon building and creatures, since that is pretty much the staple of a good dungeon core story. The artistic descriptions and emotion conveyed is awesome.

Another thing I loved was the side characters and their interactions. The bosses and the adventurers both had me invested in their stories. 

For weaknesses, I'd have to say my least favorite aspects of the story is the weird shit, like putting eyes on top of the dungeon entrance or singing at people. Like someone watched the hobbit before writing this, and that was pretty much my least favorite part of the hobbit.

At this point a lot of the story has been told from the perspective of the side characters and that sometimes feels like it's taking away from what I enjoy so much about dungeon stories in the first place, that being the actual dungeon building. I also disliked how extended the portions from the point of view of the antagonists was and how much time some things took.

Jonathan Duarte
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I'm currently at chapter: 31 (i read it in 1 day and half, so the story is really good). 

The Author mix Lit Rpg, some wuxia (all the core upgrade and qi stuff), and ,obsviouly, fantasy itself(is there a little TNOW or is it just my imagination?).

Even so there are some problems with the (occasional) repetition of reactions of the characters, little details on grammar (i read "thing" instead of "think" more than once).

There is some worldbuilding, but not much (until now at least) 

Overall this is a fun adventure xD