After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves.
His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack.
My Opinion: 794 pages, $4.99, Not Available on Kindle Unlimited
Most of the story is still slice of life, with the main character (MC) switching between town building, level grinding, and crafting. I personally, love to read about town building, crafting, and action adventure. This has all that in spades.
In addition, the novel introduces a couple new elements. One, new beta players join the goblin village and they get their own adventures. Two, there’s a mystery who-done-it subplot where the MC tries to track down a saboteur. Both are good added elements that help break up the longer chunks of crafting and town building.
The last 25% though could easily be its own stand alone novel, there’s a full plot arc and lots of purposeful action with a great story climax.
Overall, the story maintains all the elements I enjoyed from book 1, refines them, and even adds in some new interesting ones. It took a while to finish this massive novel, but I had a great time doing so.
Score: 8 out of 10