Tinker, Tailor, Giant, Dwarf

After a small fortune is spent on getting him into a fantasy game, Eric Templeton expected to last longer than 30 minutes. Instead of being spawned into a newbie village he was accidentally sent to the darkest regions of the map, where creatures beyond his level roamed.

Eric stumbled upon a conspiracy amongst some high-level players where they planned to break the only treaty that guaranteed peace in the land, and find the shards that would allow them to summon Necrolor, the most feared player in the game.

Together with a giant called Brian and a dwarf named Smoglar, Eric is on a quest to get revenge on Herelius Rouge, the powerful warrior who killed him in his first playthrough. If he’s successful he would also stop Herelius from bringing Necrolor back to life, but saving the world is just an added bonus. This is all about revenge.

Janus has a long journey ahead of him if he is ever to become powerful enough to kill Herelius.

My Opinion: 368 pages, $2.99 and available on Kindle Unlimited

The sequel to Difficulty: Legendary, the second book in the series has eliminated much of what I disliked about the last, much shorter book. The main character is much less whiney, there is less real world drama, and it feels like the main character actually makes progress. Janus learns about his tinkerer class skills and experiments with what they allow him to do in the game.

I still dislike the larger plot where Janice has some odd goal of killing the player that killed his last character and preventing the return of a evil player after he died. This part of the story feels rather forced at times.

The parts of the story I liked the best were the ones that had nothing to do with the larger plot. I just liked reading about the main character learning about all the things he could do with his class skills and leveling them up, using them to deal with PKers, or completing quests. Great read if you like interesting class skills and crafting.

Score: 6 out of 10.

Tinker, Tailor, Giant, Dwarf