Bibliomancer by Dakota Krout, James Hunter

dracos_real's review against another edition

Go to review page


Hard read and slow start with several minor bursts of interest. Felt like the author neither liked games nor really understood how they worked. This would've been more understandable in a first novel, but not from an author with several books under their belt.

readerxxx's review

Go to review page


Good book but it would have been a great book if they had shortened the bibliomancers spell development sections. I must have skimmed 20% of this book because of it.

jasonabbott's review against another edition

Go to review page

adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


jessbuzzard's review

Go to review page


Updated Review 7/1/22: I don't hate it as much as before. I think I was spoiled with how wonderful the main storyline is and what a great character Joe is. That being said, I actually enjoyed reading this book again now that I'm even further in the series (with Invent coming to audible next month!). I appreciate Sam more as a character and understand better why he's such a piece of crap.

Original Review (1 star): Sam is just such an awful main character. After having Joe for so long, Sam is just such a joke. There is nothing about Sam that made me care one single bit about his fate in this story. His team members weren't interesting or well developed either. The best character wasn't even human (Bill). Im also not sure why the author needed to focus another entire book on the Mage Guild when we already know what happens to them. Same with the Wolfmen War. I would think plenty of ideas could come from this land, and it feels old and cheap to try and recycle and respin stuff touched on in the first 2 of the series.. This book was such a let down compared to the others in the Completionist Chronicles, :(

ihre_hasistaet's review against another edition

Go to review page


My review is based on the 2nd half of the book. Bibliomancer is the 1st book of the Wolfman warlock series and is set in the same universe as the completionist chronicles. Main character Sam is much like Joe, maybe a bit too much for my taste. Why start a second series about a magic wielding character when there are so many other classes in eternia? Also, the first half of the book is quite useless. It is a new introduction to eternia (we already have that, thank you) as well as too much of Sam's background before game launch. The book gets interesting by the time Sam receives Bill, his backtalking book and the 2nd half as mentioned is really enjoyable. For me there is a discrepancy between the arse Sam we meet in the completionist chronicles and the good Sam that is portrayed in bibliomancer, I am curious how this will work out in the end. I don't think you miss anything substantially if you do not read this book, but if you are a completionist, it is not had either. Still, I enjoyed Jaxons side quest way more.

vladmech's review against another edition

Go to review page


Once again, I went in to this bummed I wouldn't be directly continuing the main Joe story, and once again I was blown away by how fun seeing everything from a different point of view was. I can't wait for another Sam book to come out because it's such a completely fun and different look at the world's events.