Transcendental Misappropriation: (Book One of the Pentacle Series)

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Danny's life was going well. He had a steady job and plans to buy his own place. That was until some rogue junk mail decided he needed a change of scenery.

Now Danny's got a new start in another world and he needs to make sure he doesn't squander this opportunity at making the most of this new life.

 

My Opinion: 380 pages, $3.99, Not Available on Kindle Unlimited

A slice of life, reincarnated into a RPG world story.

Danny, the main character (MC), dies in our world and finds himself reborn into a medieval fantasy world that has RPG mechanics. Danny, unlike most other folks, has a complete memory of his past life and this gives he spends his infant and early childhood using that knowledge to try and learn about the world around him, his family, the local language, and of course how to do magic.

It’s a good story if you enjoy the slice of life genre.

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This is a slice of life story. There’s no major plots though the novel can be divided into three distinct story arcs as the MC grows up. The RPG system, an inner mind palace that records growth in a cool RPG fashion is consistently used throughout the story.

(1-25%) The first arc - Infancy. The MC realizes he’s reborn and the story is really just about him seeing this new fantasy world through the eyes of his newborn to young child self or the MC trying to figure out how magic works and experimenting with it.

-This is easily my favorite part of the novel. It’s a very relaxing story where you know nothing too threatening is going to happen but it’s still exciting to learn about the magic and RPG system.

(25-50%) The second arc- Magical Academy. The title says it all. At a young age, the MC is sent away to a magical academy where he has a rich rival who is a jerk, learns more about the culture and history of the larger world, and does lots more magical experiments.

-It’s fun to see the larger magical theory explanations and get more world building. The continued magical experiments are my favorite part though.

(50-100%) The last arc - Adventure time. This last arc of the story starts out rather interesting but then sort of devolves into normal action adventure stuff. There’s still a little magical theorizing and experimentation but not nearly as much as the first two arcs. Instead, there’s a not sexual harem aspect introduced and most of the time in this section is spent fighting various monsters.

-Not my favorite section. It leaves behind some of the things I thought were the most original about the story.

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Overall, I had a good time reading the novel. I especially like the ‘Sanctuary’ inner mind palace aspect that is used as an RPG mechanic. Because it’s a slice of life story, not everyone is going to like it. I did because it was just relaxing to know that I was following this character through his new life and that there wasn’t going to be some evil overlord to defeat. Be aware that like most slice of life stories, this started out as a serial and at the end it sort of just suddenly ends.

Score: 7 out of 10

Transcendental Misappropriation: (Book One of the Pentacle Series)

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