The adventure continues. A recruitment office and a Recruitment Sergeant, it’s a new thing for Hagen the Warrior but nostalgia for Kif as he ponders joining a ‘Free Company’ heading South. But is he ready for what awaits him? And is the final Dryad worth it?
The South, a completely new scene. Even more deadly than any other place in Fayroll and one that might prove too much for Kif. As reality begins to blur and the game gets more real, Harry realises just how dangerous the South can be especially with the Free Companies. With more clan intrigue, strange players, and deadly creatures Harry must continue his epic quest as the final Dryad waits for him. But his time is running out and he must visit the Monkey King Temple to complete the Dryad Quest and face the terrifying challenges. All the While facing a possible Clan War between various unknown factions. Life in Fayroll is heating up.
Also a ‘nice’ visit from VIka’s sister, the mysterious Elina, reveals a gaming secret and causes turmoil for Harry. Not to mention troublesome work colleagues and an expanding staff, it is a busy time for Kif. He even finds time to learn about some of the even darker sides of online gaming and the unscrupulous side of clan intrigue and the black market. It is an adventurous time for our hero.
My Opinion: 392 pages, $Published at $8.20, currently $6.95, Not Available on Kindle Unlimited
Harriton/Hagen, the main character (MC) are heading south to finish up the last of the dryad quests. To get there the MC joins up with a free company of mercenaries and just like that he’s back in the army.
For me, this one is just like the last couple. Sure the theme is different, but it's basically the MC going on adventures, killing stuff, getting new loot, and then towards the end wrapping up the main quest line.
The only new things are the army theme, a little guild intrigue, some behind the scene backstory about game AI and the IRL storyline of Harriton having to deal with his girlfriend's sister, someone he knows in game.
If you really liked the last couple novels in the series, the story is worth it since it’s more of the same. For me, it just didn’t feel that different from the last couple of novels in the series. Hopefully, with the end of the dryad questline and the beginning of the new divine questline we’ll get some fresh new content.
Score: 6 out of 10