Occultist (Saga Online #1) - A Fantasy LitRPG


Damien thought his exams would be bad enough. Then his mother collapsed with a failing heart.

In a desperate move Damien throws himself into the Streamer Contest of Saga Online, the latest fantasy VR-MMORPG. Winning will provide the funds for his mom's surgery. Yet early betrayal and a close run in with a vampire almost ruin his attempt before he even begins.

Stuck at the bottom of a dungeon with no gear, no allies and little hope, Damien must embrace the undiscovered Occultist class, master control of his new demon companions and take the contest by storm.

His plan is simple enough. Topple the most famous player in Saga Online.

Summon your imps. Prepare for battle!

My Opinion: 482 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

A pretty good action focused LitRPG story. Lots of good fights with a mix of PvE and PvP battles. There’s some interesting summoner class stuff with the RPG progression but nothing I haven’t seen before.

The IRL storyline is probably the weakest aspect and I didn’t like it at all with the exception of meeting the romantic interest. But the ‘gaming to save his sick mom’ by winning the streaming competition felt like a forced plotline that wasn’t needed and often didn’t make sense. The game stuff was good enough on its own.

Overall, a good action-adventure story with consistent game mechanics. Sure, there are a couple places the story feels forced down a particular path, but it’s not anything that ruins the story for me.

Score: 7.3 out of 10

Occultist (Saga Online #1) - A Fantasy LitRPG