Duncan Sheriden enters, at the bidding of several friends, into the virtual universe; the Omegaverse. As he explores the alien races, star systems and planets, he discovers a rich, vast, limitless expanse of possibilities.

From gritty fights for control of colonies with hostile alien and human forces, to interstellar trade, to thrilling hunts to eradicate space piracy, to epic battles between star-ships, Duncan finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the virtual world.

My Opinion: This novel was a second read love. First time I tried it I thought Eric was the main character. He’s a jerk. So it took a few months to come back to it and give it a second chance. I’m glad I did. Once I realized Eric was the villain and counterpoint to our hero Duncan I got past the first few chapters and had a great time reading the rest of the novels.

Great Sci-fi themed LitRPG. Solid world building and great action filled space battles. Especially enjoyed the acknowledgment of international gaming in places like Korea and India and how they impact MMOs.

Update: Volume 4 came out and it switches from a sci-fi to fantasy theme. The main character is still the same person and the author does a great job of explaining logically how the switch occurs and what the new rules are. I loved the genre switch! It adds so many more storytelling possibilities if the main character can switch between gaming genres within the same world.

Score: 7 out of 10

Shepherd Moon: Omegaverse: Volume 1

Shepherd's Crook: Omegaverse: Volume 2

Shepherd's Cross: Omegaverse: Volume 3

The Kings of Edonis: Omegaverse: Volume 4