The Vogthar Horde has come, and they bring real death with them. Not even players are safe from the power of Malware Blades …
Worse, the Realm of Order, dominion of the Overmind Sophia, is in danger—slowly being corrupted by an ancient evil, the Lich Priest. And if he is successful, it could mean the end of Sophia and the downfall of the Crimson Alliance. Grim Jack never thought he’d find himself siding with the Empire, but now that this terrible new threat has arrived, making friends of old enemies may be the only way to survive.
My Opinion: 289 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Full disclosure: I received an advanced copy for review. I purchased a copy when it became available.
The Grim Jack and Osmark, now ostensibly allies still don’t trust each other. The two, along with a small team of allies are transported to the Plane of Order, to help the goddess of Order Sophia. Her realm, is under attack from a evil influence. If she falls, so does the rest of the game. If the Jack and Osmark can’t find someway to genuinely trust each other and work together, the whole world may fall.
Even though this is part of the official VGO series, it almost feels like a side story. With the adventurers being whisked away and nothing that happens really impacting the larger war or the main storyline. Yes, there are some character arc advancements, but this story is mostly a series of capture the flag like raid battles. Then when everything is done, everyone is just sent home. No real big story developments.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. Good action adventure. Same things you love about the series are all here. But it almost feels like a bottle episode in a tv series. Fun, interesting, but also something that you could skip and not lose anything with the main story.
Score: 7 out of 10