LitRPG Podcast 185 - The Heroic Villain 2, The Idle System 4, Aurora's Rift , Thirty to Fifty Feral Hogs, Luxury Cafe Owner, Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains, Ball of Light: Evolution

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 185 of the LitRPG podcast. For the full show notes visit us at: 

I’m Ramon Mejia. I’m here to bring you the latest LitRPG news, reviews, and author interviews.  I have 8 new reviews just for you.

New Releases and Reviews:

The Heroic Villain 2 (11:55)

Lots more entertaining villany.

Score: 7.6 out of 10

The Idle System (A LitRPG series Book 4): The Sins (19:40)

The main character turns towards the dark side

Score:  7.5 out of 10 

Aurora's Rift (Celestial Arcanists Book 1) (23:18)

Felt more like fantasy than LitRPG

Score: 6 out of 10 

Thirty to Fifty Feral Hogs: A Crematoria Online LitRPG Short Story (31:28)

Good shifter/skinwalker short story

Score: 7.5 out of 10 

Luxury Cafe Owner (34:06)

Slower paced humorous parody of real life RPG story

Score: 7.2 out of 10 

When Hell Froze: Bloody Benny Book 1  (37:53)

Never cared about the main character

Score: 6 out of 10 

Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains (Underdog Book 1): LitRPG Series (41:33)

A good underdog story from the author of Mirror World

Score: 7.6 out of 10 

Ball of Light: Evolution (48:03)

Re: Monster story with some good world building

Score: 7.6 out of 10 

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LitRPG News

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I had a nice opportunity this past weekend to chat with the venerable Vasily Mahanenko, author of the Way of the Shaman series, Galactagon, and the Dark Paladin series. We talk about his new book Second Chance: Invasion book 1, where it takes place in the Barliona universe, and he even spills some secrets about the upcoming stories and this was cool, even talks about who that 2nd Tiefling in the story really is. We also talk about what it’s like to be a parent and have to balance writing with family life, his experience helping American LitRPG authors translate and publish their works in Russia, and his plans for future projects including visiting a convention in the U.S. Go give it a listen.

C.M. Carney, author of The Realms series was nice enough to let us know that The Forsaken God - The Realms Book Five goes live on Friday  8/16/19 and that he was putting the series on sale (1:FREE, 2/3: $1.99). He’ll also have a Gleam contest starting the 15th with prizes including: a signed physical set of the series books, audiobooks, and ebooks.


Series books:

Out Now!

Eden's Gate: The Ascent: A LitRPG Adventure 

Throne of the Ancients: A LitRPG Adventure (Stonehaven League Book 6) 

Scamps & Scoundrels: A LitRPG/Gamelit Adventure (The Bad Guys Book 1) 

Guardian Craft: Iron Age Demons: Book Two (Guradian Craft 2) 

The Forsaken God: The Realms Book Five: (An Epic LitRPG Series) 

The World's Strongest Wizard Becomes Manaless: A Fantasy LitRPG Series (Volume One) 

New LitRPG Audiobooks

Shadow Sun Survival: Shadow Sun Book 1 

Skyflare - Rise to Omniscience, Book 3 

The Mayor of Noobtown 

Dungeon Player (A LitRPG Dungeon Core Adventure)

Glendaria Awakens Trilogy, Book 1 

Into the Dragon's Den: Axe Druid, Book 2 

I Am Gamer II 

That’s it everyone!

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Music Credits

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