I've managed to survive my first week in Euphoria Online. But I couldn't have done it without my new friends. Lotharia. Falkon. The Green Liver goblins.
But now Lotharia's gone missing. Swallowed by that nightmare keep. Lost to the darkness.
Everyone's telling me that going after her is madness. That I don't have a chance in hell.
But I'm not the kind of guy to turn my back on my friends.
Damn the odds.
I'm going to find her.
My Opinion: 265 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Full disclosure: The author sent me an advanced copy for review. I purchased a copy when it became available.
A good follow up to Death March, this novel focuses on the action adventure aspects of story. Not only does the main character (MC) and his fledgling group have to fight off a band of higher leveled player mercenaries, and a malevolent intelligence, but he has to deal with the machinations of a crazy ex-girlfriend.
The game mechanics are the same, with slightly more information about monsters and players since one of the secondary characters has the ability to read their levels. There’s also an added castle building aspect as the MC claims part of the keep and has his goblin allies rebuild them.
The only complaint I’d have is that the MC doesn’t really earn any of the wins he gets over his higher leveled opponents. Instead, he gets twinked out, or is given powerful gear from an outside source that lets him win his fights. It’s makes all the fights feel a little less fun when you know the MC has wand wavy magic gear like a sword that ignores the armor of his opponents. Especially since he didn’t earn any of that gear.
Overall, though is a good story with lots of good action, good RPG leveling, interesting builds, and finally some resolution with that ex-girlfriend.
Score: 7.3 out of 10