The countdown timer continues to tick, but Earth is still not ready to repel an invasion from space. Gnat is on his voyage with the Shiamiru, all the while trying to find backup for humanity among the great spacefaring races. After all, based on what he’s already seen, he knows not to count on the good sense of his own kind. Even facing an external threat, the people of our Earth cannot see past their internal squabbles and come together to fight as one. Gnat does not expect gratitude from his leaders for taking such matters into his own hands, but when have laws and rules ever stopped our intrepid hero before?!
My Opinion: 429 pages, $5.99, Not Available on Kindle Unlimited
*Funny note: The publishers mentioned that the lady with the bow on the cover isn’t actually in the story but that the cover artist just went ahead and added her cause they thought it was cool. Lol. It explains why she’s the only one without a level.*
This is a continuation of the slice of life sci-fi LitRPG. This time a heavy portion of the story takes place in the far reaches of space as our intrepid hero is taken on as a prospector for an alien mining crew. Gnat, the main character (MC), gets into fights, levels up his skills, and even develops some of the hidden talents hinted at in book 1. New alien cultures and characters are introduced and it was interesting to see how the MC used his brain to navigate the delicate waters of alien social structure and customs. The story takes several unexpected turns and I really liked how it developed. It didn’t go the direction I thought it would, but it was always fun.
If you enjoyed book 1, you’ll like book 2.
Score: 7.6 out of 10