One man. One game. One adorable baby dragon.
Two weeks ago, Hector Park cheated death by uploading his mind to the ultra-immersive fantasy RPG game, Archemi. After exposing the rotten heart of an order of dragon knights, he’s now on the run with a young queen dragon who could one day become the most powerful mount in the game.
To get strong enough to face their enemies, they need a quest – a big one. Fortunately, trouble has a way of finding Hector, and it does – in the form of a series of brutally murdered priests, a king in desperate need of a hero, and a beautiful, fiery berserker. The risk? Huge. The payoff? More gold than a dragon’s hoard.
There's only one problem - Archemi is haunted by the ghost of a mad developer bent on making the game his personal playground. And now that the world outside has vanished in a storm of nuclear fire, there's no one left to stop him.
Or at least, that’s what he thinks. Because Hector isn't the kind of man to take this shit lying down.
My Opinion: 433 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
*Quick warning, there is some graphically described sex towards the end of the story. It’s a small scene.*
This is a good solid follow up to the first book. It starts out a little slow as the main character summarizes the big points of book 1, but the action hits fairly soon after and continues throughout the novel. Shifting the story to another location almost makes the story feel like another book 1 but in a good way. A fresh start with an introduction to a whole new cast of characters including several new players.
Storywise, this turns out to be a mystery solving story. There’s still plenty of action but the MC is tasked with a quest involving murders, intrigue, and a few good plot twists. Rather interesting stuff.
Game mechanic wise, it’s the same as book 1. The only added stuff is for the dragon and a little bit of added crafting.
Overall, a solid read with no big issues. If you liked book 1 in the series, book 2 will be an even bigger treat.
Score: 7.4 out of 10