The Black Turtle (The Artar Chronicles Book 2)


The brand new LitRPG adventure continues! An instant hit with all genre lovers, adventurers, gamers, and fans of The Land and Awaken Online!

Torn apart by life, both virtual and real, Mongoose has to gain the trust and support of his teammates in The Steel Hounds by completing a perilous quest — and at the same time, become the very first to master the element of Water in Artar while securing a source of real-life income.

But the road he has chosen turns out to be wild and untraveled, his guildmates are assassinated, his real-life abilities are weakened, and he becomes completely broke…

Trying to find a balance between his own ambitions, The Steel Hounds, and real life, Stan embarks on a dangerous venture, and the stakes have never been higher.


The Black Turtle is the second book in a new LitRPG series, The Artar Chronicles by Vladimir Vasilenko. The story of a free-spirited and daring Mongoose takes a new turn and gets more and more complicated. His bright and cunning mind, coupled with the desire to have it all, put him in a bind, making him face the entire world — with no guarantee to come out on top.

My Opinion: 321 pages, $5.99, Not Available on Kindle Unlimited

A good continuation of the series. There are a few formatting issues with missing paragraph indentations and paragraph spacing, but it probably won’t bother most people. Other than that, if you liked book 1, book 2 is much the same. The story is bookended with monk class stuff and the middle with more adventuring with the guild. There is good martial arts action-adventure, regular RPG progression with increasing powers and stats, and this time there is actually some significant character development with some interesting real world events. Overall, good stuff.

Score:7.4 out of 10  

The Black Turtle (The Artar Chronicles Book 2)