Vortena: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.3)


What happens when one takes a murderous psychopath and forces them to team up with a cowardly tinkerer? Though not a question that Jeremiah ever expected to ponder, he is nevertheless looking forward to seeing what the aforementioned duo will cook up. Success or failure does not matter to Richard, only that the journey be entertaining.

Things are far less jovial for the one under Tom's 'care,' however. Stuck in the monster-infested wilderness, lacking the usual backup, hunted by the Empire's top brass and tasked with an incredibly vague and obtuse Quest, Boxxy will face a world of uncertainty and adversity. However, this is nothing new. Pain, suffering and loss are things that have been commonplace since day one, and Boxxy is not only entirely undaunted, but also eager to share those valuable lessons with its new 'companion.' With things both shiny and tasty on the line, the crafty killer has every intention of showing that lich who's boss.

Assuming Boxxy manages to find it, of course.

CONTENT WARNING: Profanity, gore, violence, explicit adult content

My Opinion: 444 pages, $3.99, Not Available on Kindle Unlimited

Note: Lots of violence, but also graphic sex and rape.

I’m afraid I’m going to have to drop this series. I really enjoyed the beginning of this novel when it was just Boxxy and the gnome tinker-paladin, Fizzy. But once Boxxy got his warlock class back and summoned his demons the sex started back up, I just lost interest. Add into that the rape that is added to the story and it really lost me. The slice of life adventuring and is still going to be enjoyable for most people, but the novel lost me with the graphic sex and rape by the MC.

The author in the back of the novel says that he had Fizzy get raped by the MC so that she could become a better character. “I grew a bit attached and wanted to keep her around, but to do that she had to undergo some...unpleasantness.” “I did my best to make her transition from wimpy tinkerer to heavy metal badass as believable as possible.” This true for the story. The rape is an inciting incident for that character’s development. But there were a lot of ways that could have been done and for me it was such a turn off that I’m dropping the entire series.

Score: 4 out of 10

Vortena: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.3)