The Onlivik Spores have been defeated, the dungeon tamed but at great cost. John and his friends are reeling from the losses, but the countdown to full integration to the System continues. Threatened by System-integrated races and new, more powerful monsters, John will need to get creative if he and the city are to survive.
The Cost of Survival is Book 3 of the System Apocalypse, a LitRPG / GameLit Apocalypse book that combines modern day life, science fiction and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.
My Opinion: 286 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Book 3 of the System Apocalypse ends the first arc of the series and it does it well. There’s a great deal of action, adventure, and RPG power ups. It’s been interesting to see how John and his friends have dealt with and protected Whitehall from monsters, the swarms, and now politics.
The only small note of annoyance with the novel would be the sudden transitions between scenes. One paragraph the MC would be in town, the next paragraph he’d be hundreds of miles away and there was no transition or chapter break showing the two paragraphs weren’t connected.
Overall, I had a good time reading it and can’t wait to see what adventures await our heroes in the future.
Score: 7 out of 10.