A misanthrope receives a message from God, He's been chosen as a candidate for the position of Dungeon Core. His qualification test? Kill three entities within 60 seconds.
My Opinion: 100 pages, $2.99, Not Available on Kindle Unlimited
This has an unusually villainous start to the story. A game screen suddenly appears in front of Patrick while he’s driving and tells him he’s been chosen as a candidate for the position of a Dungeon Core. All he has to do is kill 3 entities within 60 seconds, then himself. The MC just accepts the truth of the notification and does it crashing his car into other drivers then poisoning himself.
Now he’s a green crystal, a dungeon core. He uses a limited supply of soul power to create his dungeon, make traps, and populate it with monsters. To get more soul power (SP) he must lure and kill creatures. However, anything that enters his dungeon will try to seek him out and destroy him.
His first minion? An ant.
Besides the odd beginning, this is a pretty standard dungeon master story. Create minions, kill creatures to get SP, upgrade minions/get new ones, and repeat. It’s insect themed and follows a realistic approach to the dungeon master stuff. Starter creatures are the smallest around, their upgrades exist in nature, their behavior is not extraordinary, the invaders of the dungeon are also insects. It’s a decent read aside from the murderous beginning and ending. By the end of the story, the dungeon core has upgraded his army of insects to kill full grown people and get their SP. Like old ladies and a school bus full of children.
Score: 5 out of 10.