After coming face to face with death, Elorion and company have found a dungeon to call their own. They’ve fought hard to earn a stint of peace, but Mistress Nava is still out there and her captain is now on the hunt. The impending arrival of the army of minotaurs will be the greatest threat they have faced thus far.
With their new-found freedom comes a myriad of additional dangers. They’re running low on food, the dungeon is in disrepair, and they must find new hunting grounds to continue growing in power. As their chosen leader, Elorion is faced with an impossible task. Will he weaponize their dungeon, develop his party’s strengths, or seek ancient power from the long-forgotten depths of the Underworld?
My Opinion: 400 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Full disclosure: I received an advance copy for review. I purchased the novel when it became available.
The third book in the Underworld series keeps the action and RPG leveling readers have come to enjoy from the series and adds base building, loads of training, crafting, shapeshifting, and even crop growing. The majority of the base building, training, etc. doesn’t show up till the 2nd half of the story, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t see much of it till then. The 1st half is mostly good action-adventure stuff with a bit of resource gathering.
The only minor note I’d have is that all that base building/crafting/training/etc stuff is kind of squished together in one huge section broken up occasionally with small action scenes or interpersonal conversations between group members. If a reader isn’t into town building, this section might feel like it drags a bit.
Still, it was good for me.
Score: 7.6 out of 10