Adam Harris’s name has just appeared on a top secret list of extraterrestrial origin. Unbeknownst to him, he’s one of a handful of individuals capable of implementing a Save Point, a static moment in time he’s able to revisit over and over upon death.
It’s a good thing, too. Brain cancer was turning into a real drag…
The government owns the list though, and they’ve wasted no time snapping him up. According to them, he has thirteen days in an alien realm to learn as much as he can before the inevitable, at which point his memories, Skill Progressions and Weapon Proficiencies will endure despite his body resetting.
Then it’s rinse and repeat.
But there are unwritten rules to the game he’s about to play, and unseen forces acting in judgment. Adam will have to learn the hard way that dying is the easiest thing he’s going to do today.
My Opinion: 450 pages, $2.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
This is a weird story. It’s a good story that was interesting enough to read it all 450 pages in one sitting. But it’s definitely weird. It’s kind of like the hunger games, except with some super weird aliens, RPG mechanics, and respawns. Like I said weird, but interesting.
On the game mechanic side, things are fairly light. You see the main character’s (MC) sheet fairly early in the story and get notifications about the new skills and abilities he learns and grows. But the mechanic that really play a bit part in the story is the respawn system. That’s the one that is the core of the story and is well used to dictate the pacing.
Overall, I can’t really say much about the storyline without ruining the sheer oddness of it. It definitely feels slice of life sometimes but then just takes some turns that left me scratching my head. Still, I liked it. But then again, I like weird stories.
Score: 7.3 out of 10