Departing Grand Theore, Regal and his squad venture out to experience the world. A world where the Immortalis rule through either power or deceit. True intentions are hidden behind a smiling facade and the bandits that riddle the trading routes are the least of their problems.
My Opinion: 341 pg, $3.99, Not available on Kindle Unlimited
I’m a fan of D. Wolfin. He’s one of the first LitRPG authors I interviewed. End Online is one of the first LitRPG stories I ever read. However, I won’t fib. This story is a little bit jinky. It is written in 3rd person present tense. That choice plus the semi regular technical writing errors (missing words or tense changes) are going to put off some readers. But after a little while, I stopped noticing and the story grabbed me.
I liked this story. It's a bit slice of life. Which is expected of something that started as an online serial story. But it was still fun to read about Regal and his buddies fight, level, craft, and try to avoid the plots of the town leader. The group is growing up. They’ve graduated from the academy and are out looking for a community to learn from. Unfortunately, they find out the hard way that not everyone has their interests at heart. People want to use them or discard them.
Overall, good stuff. But this is not the kind of story you can into. You really need to have read Volume 1 to understand the game mechanics, magics system, the whole soulless thing, and even who everyone is.
Score: 7 out of 10