Captain Aaron Taylor and his crew return to Omicron Sector Base after a horribly botched mission to find that the Base is on lock down. Time is running out for their teammate, Colin. His body is being taken over by a horrible alien life form. Aaron and team must forge new alliances and find their way in a universe falling apart at the seams. Will they succumb to the alien threat, be cut down by enemy players, or will they prevail and lead the Omicron Sector into a new era?
Null Protocol is a Science Fiction Space Marine LitRPG story and is the sequel to Extraction Protocol. This book is a novella length short written for fans of the Halo franchise, Warhammer 40K, and Destiny.
My Opinion: 76 pages, $0.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
More space marine action set in an MMORPG. The story picks up right after the last one ends but only loosely follows up the plot line from that story. The crew drop off their infected teammate at a new space station and then take a mission where they have a space battle and kill some more infected creatures. There’s a small hint at future plot but it’s mostly an action-oriented story.
There are RPG mechanics in the story both for the individual team members and the ship fight. While the action is well written, the story just seems to exist as a reason to kill stuff. Not bad, just not great either. One of the things I really liked about book 1 was that it threaded in a weird alien threat that prevented infected players from logging out. That still exists in book 2 but is not nearly as important and more of a ‘by the way’ note at the end of the story.
Overall, good action story, especially with the addition of the space fight. However, book 2 just isn’t as interesting as book 1.
Score: 6 out of 10.