An Old Friend in Need, A Fantasy Game World, and a Reluctant Hero
Hal Dix had success at home after his initial outing into the world of Fantasma. He leveled up in both his job and at home. Everything was going fine in his life.
Then, the mage Tildi, the Elder showed up again with news from the other world. His friend was in trouble and only he could help. Hal didn’t want to be a hero, but he wasn’t the sort of fellow to leave a comrade behind.
Whisked away to the game world of Fantasma once again, Hal enters the role of the reluctant hero he thought he’d left behind.
My Opinion: 347 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
This is a streamlined version of book 1, The Accidental Thief. It hits most of the same plot points, just more efficiently. Instead of a long intro and setup the author has the main character in the fantasy world by the 7% mark and on the road to adventure by the 14% mark.
The main character is reset on both a personal level and game level. Once he’s summoned back to the fantasy world, he loses access to all the power he gained as a master thief and instead starts over as with the warrior class. I assume the same will happen with book 3 when he becomes an accidental mage.
It’s not a bad story or anything, it just hits a lot of the same notes as book 1. If you liked that book you’ll like this one and you might even like it more. I did.
Score: 7 out of 10