DLC: A LitRPG Adventure (The Crucible Shard Book 6)

King Liam has faced many foes since taking the throne but this one is more personal than most. The God Veros is one of the artificial intelligences from Earth and has been hatching plans and building his base of power for a very long time. The struggle shall make all those involved rediscover who they truly are, and make hard choices for the days to come.

My Opinion: 213 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

The last few novels in this series have been a bit crazy. A bunch of dimensional jumps, time travel stuff, people shifting personalities. This novel returns to some theme consistency. It’s still kind of weird but it’s constantly weird in the same way.

The first 2%  is a nice recap of last 5 books.

I won’t summarize what’s happened in the last five books but King Liam’s new Minds Game power let him enter people’s minds to see their secrets (If you’re wondering, Liam became king of the world in the last book as reality was reshaping). This new power is probably the thing I like most about the novel. Every time he uses it to enter someone’s mind, Liam has to beat a new minigame world. The author uses it as a way to break up the stream of fights and tell little mini LitRPG stories. I especially like the one where Liam has to solve a murder mystery Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright style.

The villains that need to be defeated in the rest of the series are all identified: 9 demigods artificially created, assassins from unknown factions, the dark court and Veros the mad god.

In this book, the team is planning on taking out the Dark Court who lives on land imported from other dimension. Liam names it DLC, and it has a wall they have to pay to get through to get to the DLC. Get it? A paywall to get to the DLC?

As soon as they land, the story changes into this Alice in Wonderland/Fairytale Office mesh where Liam and the rest of the team have lost their memories and are working for DLC corporation. Liam and Yve are salesmen, Ashley is in accounting, and Walt is someone’s assistant. From there it’s a battle to not only get everyone's memories back but a fight with all sorts of fairytale themed monsters including: Goldilocks’ three bears in mech suits, seven murderous dwarves,  the big bad wolf himself and so many more. It all culminates with Veros himself in a battle to the death.

At the very end, there are some very cool revelations that I did not see coming.

Overall, a good read that made more sense than the last few books in the series.  It also feels like the series might be coming to an end soon.

Score: 7 out of 10.

DLC: A LitRPG Adventure (The Crucible Shard Book 6)