He entered the game in a blinding flash of light. He had no memory of who he was, where he came from or why he was here. Where was here, anyway?
All he knew was that he had entered an online game full of magic and wonder and fantastical beasts.
But something was wrong. The world that he knew was gone. All the people. His family, loved ones, everything had been shattered and stolen from him.
And he was tasked with saving the last remnants of the human race.
But he wasn't alone.
In a race against time, Ivanhoe must overcome his fears and battle his way to victory.
But the AI had other plans. She didn't know that there were any survivors. Not at first. Time is NOT on his side. Will he fight and die alone? Or will he pull other digitized players into the game to aid him on his quest?
In this epic 100k word novel, you will find adult themes, violence, language, stats and more!
My Opinion: 294 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
**There are very graphic sex scenes in this story, not just adult themes**
This is a fairly decent trapped in the game slice of life story with AI sub themes. The main character (MC), Ivanhoe, is stuck in the game trying to level up as quickly as possible so he and the other humans that gets summoned can fight a rogue AI that’s devouring the ones in limbo. It’s really just an excuse to justify all the adventuring and leveling.
The game mechanics are what you’d expected from a class based system. The MC is a hunter that gets increases in stats, health, mana as he levels. Every odd level he gets new abilities related to his class. There’s a little bit of crafting but it’s not particularly detailed. Mostly just collecting stuff.
Overall, this is a pretty decent slice of life story. Each quest is almost a short story. Some of them dull, others quite entertaining and funny. Towards the end, there’s the introduction of an animal companion that steals the show and I only wish she’d been introduced sooner. However, the graphic sex scenes in the story pull just enough enjoyment from the story for me that it drops into the 6 out of 10. The sex scenes themselves are decently written I guess, but they just don’t make sense in context of the story. The MC has a charisma of like 2, but it seems like every hot NPC wants to bed him and the first act of a newly awakened player is to have sex with him? Also, no idea who that lady on the cover is. The main female character in the story has blue hair and blue eyes.
If you like graphic sex mixed with your slice of life story, you may enjoy this novel more than I did.
Score: 6 out of 10