Raiya: Starter Zone - A LitRPG Saga: Archon's Chosen - Book One


Skree loved playing Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. When he becomes the first player to reach level 100 in his favorite game, he is offered the chance to test a brand new game. Never one to read the fine print, he jumped at the chance to be the very first player to see the brand new game.

But some opportunities are just too good to be true...

Awaking to find himself trapped in a brand new world and struggling to survive, James must find a way to master the game and escape the world of Raiya. Angry wildlife, gargantuan monsters, and mysterious allies are not the only things he has to worry about. Will he have the backbone to do what is right and not what is easiest?

Will the carefree Skree find something worth fighting for? Something worth dying for?


My Opinion: 436 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

This is a fun, actiony, transported to the game world story. There’s a nice funny sense of humor. The action is well described. The big highlight for me is the amount of detail that the author put into describing the game mechanics, the choices available to the main character (MC) as he leveled, and the good gamer reasoning the MC did to make his choices.

The only negative that bugged me a little was how the MC always seemed to win, even against opponents 10 levels higher than him. However, it’s at least consistently done, so it’s kind of like the author chose to write an overpowered character, even through the numbers say he shouldn’t be. At least that’s how I convinced my brain to just accept it and I had a good time reading the rest of the story, which more than makes up for that issue.

Storywise, it feels a bit slice of life story. The beginning is a little slow, but MC gets transported to a game world and wanders around until he finds adventures, gets into trouble, makes friends, learns how to use his RPG skills. There are some good quest chains that introduce interesting and lovable characters, and lead the MC on some good adventures.

Overall, this is a good read. Once I just accepted that combat is what it is, I had a good time reading this. The humor made me laugh. The fights, other than the level stuff, nice. And I cared about what happened to the MC and the allies he makes.

Score: 7.5 out of 10

Raiya: Starter Zone - A LitRPG Saga: Archon's Chosen - Book One