Lana’s life has gone from bad to worse ever since waking up with no memories in a strange land with Peter. From the very start, Peter had to be saved from one situation after another. In fact, if it hadn’t been for their mysterious new ally, Frost, both would probably be dead by now! Even being rescued by a stranger isn’t enough to make Lana trust anyone. Not the shady Wilshire agent they contract as an outfitter for a dungeon; not the gorgeous Defender with the big Lion shield that takes a fancy to her and certainly not Frost who seems to have more secrets than answers.
Things are almost looking up when Lana and her party complete the dungeon and finally have some coin in their purse. That goes suddenly sour when they’re caught in a House Valor trap meant for their illegal agent who vanishes, leaving them in the lurch. Not knowing that they’ve captured the first true Heroes in decades gives them time as House Valor mounts a search for the elusive agent but it’s only a matter of time before the Valor warriors discover the prize they really have. Against the clock, will the trio be able to work together to free themselves and escape or is their adventure going to be cut short? Find out in this month’s installment of Replay: First Dungeon!
First Dungeon is the second installment in the Replay serial (releasing every 2 months)
My Opinion: 78 pages, $1.00, Available on Kindle Unlimited
The 2nd book in this serial is a bit of a dissapointment. It feels more like a portal fantasy story than a LitRPG one. That’s mostly because the RPG stuff fades into the background. At least in book 1, you got to see the character sheets with stats, HP, and other details. I completely understand why the author eliminated them since they were inserted as images and those are expensive to have in a short story at this price. But that’s also where most of the RPG info was in the story. Sure, there is still mentions of levels and abilities, but it’s a minor part and it’s not really important to the story.
Overall, the story was kind of boring to me. The characters are still very child-like, both in their dialogue and behaviors. Which isn’t necessarily bad, but it wasn’t appealing to me. There’s not much combat to make up for that either. The story has the characters face a puzzle dungeon and some guild opposition. I just wasn’t engaged reading it.
Score: 5 out of 10