Gloominess +1: Gleam of Darkness. A LitRPG Adventure: Book 1


Darkness was always kind to me. And after I got stuck in a non-existent game thanks to a technical glitch in a virtual capsule, the God of Darkness became my Patron. He gave me power and showed me the way. In this dark world, I'm different compared to everyone else, but I think it's for the better.

My Opinion: 393 pages, $2.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

I had a hard time even starting this novel. While the RPG stuff is there from the 2% mark, the setup just didn't make sense. A ghost helped you as a child then transports you as an adult to a RPG world in the body of a kid who is already level 4? Then you're killed but magically respawn with special rules that no one else uses. Also your intelligence is literally zero, but your a functional person somehow?

The story doesn’t get better from there. Story seems to push dark side story but doesn't come off well. Deaths though frequent, aren't impactful, and bad dialogue makes the story feel silly. I'm generally ok with Slice of Life, this one just didn't have any point and it didn't have anything to keep me interested. The MC just kind of wanders around for no real reason and without purpose.

Score: 5 out of 10

Gloominess +1: Gleam of Darkness. A LitRPG Adventure: Book 1