Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were abducted to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled god Dolos refuses to send them back unless they can accomplish an impossible task. Oddly, Dolos doesn’t seem to care if they succeed or not.
Luckily, Henry and Jason studied Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a geeky IT programmer don’t have many other useful skills on a sword and sorcery world like Ludus.
Stranded in the middle of nowhere on an alien world, the friends have no real direction and only a few possessions including magic-granting orbs from an apathetic god. Undaunted, the two begin their insane adventure to return home, but basic survival and eventually paying rent will have to take priority.
My Opinion: Transported to another world, Henry and Jason are best friends that develop unique skills to thrive in a world of spells and monsters. One of my favorite things about the series is the sense of friendship and comradery between the two main characters. Homies for life! Not only does the story have plenty of action but also a fun sense of humor. There is also a romantic subplot early on I found adorable.
Updated: Originally an online only story it is now available on Amazon as a polished, well edited novel for you to download.
Score: 8 out of 10
Delvers LLC: Welcome to Ludus (Amazon)