Jack is out for blood.
After being manipulated by his family most of his life, and believing an even worse lie for the past few years, he has finally learned the truth.
Now that he knows what V-Soft has taken from him, he’s going to take everything from them, even if the country is destroyed in the process. The plan is to strike from all sides, so that those who still live can watch their lives, and their life’s work be reduced to ashes.
But in digging their grave, will Jack wind up buried alongside them?
My Opinion: 735 pages, $5.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Full disclosure: I got an advanced copy for review. I purchased it when it became available.
It’s been over a year since book 1 in the series came out and it’s sometimes hard to remember what happened when there’s that big a gap between books. Thankfully, the author has a nice summary of the events of book 1. So, you get a good refresher before diving into book 2.
Book 2 starts with the real life consequences of what the main character (MC), Jack, discovered at the end of book 1. He’s quiet plainly, out for revenge. Not only does he seek revenge IRL but he also seeks to get his revenge by destroying the game from within. At least that’s the justification the author uses to continue his story.
In reality, much of the in-game story is just more slice of life adventure. It’s action oriented, there’s the addition of larger group fighting, and even some politics as the MC levels, kills, and looks for a way to destroy the game world. It’s good stuff, but remember that the MC is not a hero. Instead, he’s a bit more selfish. Willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants regardless of the negative effects it might have on the larger world. So don’t expect a traditional plot with a concrete resolution. It’s mostly good action adventure stuff. Though I’ll admit my favorite part is the end with it’s many twists and turns.
The real life storyline is just as good. As Jack gets his revenge, the fallout from what he does impacts the entire world. It was honestly fascinating to see how it all turned out.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. There were some slow moments and again the in-game story is very slice of life as you follow the MC through a variety of quests and fights. Good stuff, if you manage your expectations.
Score: 7 out of 10.