Jack thought his greatest challenge would be reaching the shores of the lost continent, then the perks and loot would just roll in. It so happened that a hail of unexpected gifts from Fate rained down on him, like water from a leaky bucket. But Fate is a sneaky thing. Its gifts can just as easily pummel you to death. Now Jack is a fugitive, pariah, the living dead. And that's just in reality. In the game, the Gods themselves have turned against him.
However, the Gods still don't know who they're messing with.
My Opinion: 287 pages, $5.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Full disclosure: I was sent an advanced copy a day before release. I purchased the book when it came out.
There’s a nice recap at the beginning of the novel that reminds the reader what occurred in book 1. So, you don’t necessarily have to have read book 1 to read this one.
The review for this one is the same as the last. When I’m more intrigued by the real world events of the story than the game ones, that’s probably an issue.
I had to take a little time to consider why I liked the real world stuff more than the game story. I think it stems from the game feeling unrelatable. The setting of the game is high fantasy and things always seem to work out just right for the main character there. It feels like there are no real stakes in the game world but in the real post apocalyptic world a single tiny mistake can mean someone's death (it does, no spoilers though).
Overall, not a bad story. If you loved book 1, you’ll like this one. I just wasn’t one of those people. I really like the real world storyline (especially that kick ass ending). The game stuff just isn’t that interesting.
Score: 6 out of 10.