BE A HERO IN THE ULTIMATE GAME
Are you a top-rated gamer?
Then you might have the skills to play the Game … where players are sponsored by actual demon lords, gods and goddesses, or Lovecraftian nightmares.
Enter Thera, a real kingdom at the crossroads of many other worlds, but with all the augmented-reality interfaces, character progression, and game mechanics that players know and love.
And the stakes of The Game?
Nothing less than Creation—every world in every universe and reality.
So … no pressure.
Thus Hector Savage, gamer extraordinaire, comes to Thera. Nothing can prepare him, though, for the schemes of Abyssal Lords, rampaging barbarian ghosts, and a host of nefarious forces who want him dead—before he can even make fifth level!
My Opinion: 517 pages, $5.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Full disclosure: I received an early copy to review but purchased the novel once it became available.
Hector is a computer geek who is sitting on death row for a bombing attack he never committed. He’s visited by a demon who offers to send him to a new fantasy world ruled by RPG mechanics.
Hector Savage, takes him up on the offer. First, he must pass the free trial period to prove he’s worth the Lords of the Abyss’ faction support in a game world where the stakes are higher than Hector can imagine. If Hector can’t survive his trial period, then he’s bound to a fate worse than death.
It’s difficult to review this novel without spoiling some of the plot. So, as far as the story goes, it’s really good. The main character goes on lots of seemingly unrelated adventures in Thera but it’s all tied together quite nicely by the end of the novel. There’s lots of action, but also a bit of intrigue as various factions vie for power through the game world of Thera.
As far as the game mechanics in the story go, they’re really detailed. I truly enjoyed learning about all the cool abilities, weapons, items, and factions in the game world of Thera. There’s more than enough information to roll your own character in the game. Personally, I’d like to be an Ent Sun Mage.
Overall, this is a great story and I read it in just a couple of sittings. It’s a real page-turner. The ending ties all the loose story threads in the novel together and though part of it is a bit over the top, it’s still a satisfying end. I can wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone looking to read a good action LitRPG story.
Score: 8 out of 10