A LitRPG short story with crafting, nudity, gratuitous violence, dinosaurs, and profanity. What more could you want?
Zoey has just been screwed over by someone in her clan, a screwing over that resulted with her getting hit with a permadeath and having to restart from scratch in the dystopian game world of Thren, a land of dinosaurs, rabid humans, and more than a few other deadly threats.
After what happened, Zoey doesn't know if she can trust anyone in the game again, let alone any of her clan members, and makes the decision that she's going to go it alone for the foreseeable future
My Opinion: 59 pages, $0.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Short story, the first 5% is some rant but besides that, it’s an interesting story. The main character (MC) seems rather angry but the game mechanics of this MMO are interesting. It’s a sandbox action survival MMO where there aren’t levels but skills that have to be practiced to increase them. It reminds me of a cross between Day Z and Conan Exiles.
It starts out with the MC pissed off about having been killed, forcing her to start a whole new character since permadeath is a part of the game. She punches a tree for some wood, breaks a rock and makes her first weapon a stone axe. From there she builds a community by kidnapping some natives and force feeding them and making them a type of slave obedient to her will. There’s competition with other players for crates of loot and resources. There’s dinosaurs fighting, lots of cursing, smart ass notifications, accidental pregnancy, and just as some old friends arrive the story ends.
It’s a fun little read that the author describes as an experimental serial. The author says he’s not sure exactly where the story is going. Well, I’m coming along for the ride, so I hope it continues to be a fun trip.
Score: 7 out of 10