*Nora Hazard's story begins over three years prior to the events of Delvers LLC: Welcome to Ludus.*
On Ludus, life is often cheap. Nora’s childhood hadn’t given her many options. With nowhere else to go after losing her family, she had joined an old friend in a street gang and found an unlikely home there.
But unfortunately, tragedy is about to befall Nora. Grudges from the distant past and movements of shadowy organizations may take away everything she is familiar with and all that she holds dear…possibly even her life.
Danger has never stopped her before, but survival may require escaping her old life and embarking on an insane, desperate journey. On the way, she might even accidentally stumble into both an incredible opportunity, and an incredible burden.
Unfortunately for her enemies, Nora was no pushover before...and that was before discovering super powers!
My Opinion: 238 pages now says 400, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
This almost feels like a short story. I mean that in the best way possible. It’s a very efficient story. Sets up backstory and empathy in the first 25%. Them gets into the Game mechanic and world building explanation. Them straight into the application of those new powers kicking butts. All without ever getting boring or cluttered. It’s one of the most efficient stories I’ve read from the author and, with the exception of parts in the middle, it just flies by as you read it.
You don’t have to have read Delvers LLC to read this. You’ll get more of the references if you have, but the author does a great job of explaining what Ludas is and the orb mechanics. Good stuff that you can see tying into the larger series but still stands alone as a good action story.
Score: 7 out of 10