LitRPG Podcast 190 -  Alpha World Book 8, The Mimic's Chest, Bibliomancer, Greyblood Book 2


LitRPG Podcast 190 -  Alpha World Book 8, The Mimic's Chest, Bibliomancer, Greyblood Book 2

Sept. 20th, 2019

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 190 of the LitRPG podcast.

I’m Ramon Mejia. I’m here to bring you the latest LitRPG news, reviews, and author interviews.  I have 4 new reviews just for you.

New Releases and Reviews:

Gamer For Love (Alpha World Book 8) (11:59)

A good conclusion to the series

Score: 7.5 out of 10

The Mimic's Chest (Caverns and Creatures) (16:22)

Another inappropriately funny C&C short story

Score: 7.4 out of 10 

Bibliomancer: A Completionist Chronicles Series (Wolfman Warlock Book 1)  (18:11)

Set at the start of the game. No new lore, but a cool class and fun story.

Score:  7.3 out of 10 

Metamorphosis (Greyblood Book 2): A LitRPG Series (24:08)

A fine story that doesn’t try to do anything new, but has good action adventure with a little crafting and town building.

Score: 7.1 out of 10 

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LitRPG News

Taj McCoy El was nice enough to write into the podcast and let us know that the second book of his popular series Ruins of Majesta is up for pre-order. He also let us know that book 1 will be on sale for $0.99 from 9/20-9/27 so that any one who hasn’t had a chance to read the 1st book will be able to.

Ruins of Majesta: Vol. 1 - Blood and Cupcakes 

Ruins Of Majesta: Vol. 2.1 - Creatures and Cupcakes 

Soundbooth Theater dropped one of the cutest trailers ever! It’s for the new Greystone 3 Audiobook and it features Fibble introducing the book. Give it a listen. 

Dakota Krout and James Hunter did a Facebook Live stream this week to promote their co-authored book Bibliomancer, which is out now. Come watch them talk about the novel, the process of working together, and some of the plans they have for the series. 

Out Now!


Skulls of Atlantis: A LitRPG and GameLit Pirate Adventure 

Blasphemy Online Volume 1: Dragon Hack 

Archemi Online Chronicles Boxset: Books 1-3: A LitRPG Dragonrider Adventure 

Rise of the Necromancer: A LitRPG Series 

LOST in Space [A LitRPG Space Opera Adventure] 

Abduction Chronicles GENESIS: Book 1 

Blademage Beastmaster Book 2: Dragontamer (A LitRPG Series) 

Acrion: Acclimation (Acrion Series Book 2) 

World-Tree's End (World-Tree Trilogy Book 3) 

Towers of Heaven: A LitRPG Adventure (Book 2) 

New LitRPG Audiobooks

Trial by Fire: A LitRPG Dragonrider Adventure - Archemi Online Chronicles Book 2 

Shadows of Elderand - A LitRPG Adventure (Shyf, Book 3)

**Oddly, there is no book 3 ebook for the series, just an audiobook.**

Upcoming LitRPG:

God of Gnomes (God Core #1) - A Dungeon Core LitRPG (Sept. 26th, 2019) 

Ruins Of Majesta: Vol. 2.1 - Creatures and Cupcakes

(Sept. 27th, 2019) 

Shadow Sun Rebellion (Shadow Sun series - Book 3) (Sept. 30th, 2019)

Darkness Found (dARkness: Online Book 2) (Sept. 30th, 2019) 

Dark Legacy [Transformation. Book III] LitRPG series (Sept. 30th, 2019) 

First Song 2 (Sept 2019)

Fairyed: A LitRPG Adventure (Monsters, Maces and Magic Book 4) (Oct. 1st, 2019) 

Quest for Power: A LitRPG Saga (Hero Online Book 2) (Oct. 3rd, 2019) 

Dungeon Dive: A LitRPG short story (Tales from the Gods' Game Book 1) (Oct. 16th, 2019) 

Second Story Man: A GameLit/LitRPG Adventure (The Bad Guys Book 2) (Oct. 17th, 2019) 

Universe ICS: Keymaster. LitRPG Series. Book 2 (Oct. 17th, 2019) 

Deadman's Retinue (An NPC's Path Book #3): LitRPG Series

(Oct. 21st, 2019) 

A Jump into the Unknown (Reality Benders Book #5): LitRPG Series (Oct. 23rd, 2019) 

Silver Peak: (Sky Realms Online Book 2): A LitRPG Series (Oct. 29th, 2019) 

Varnoth: The Black Blade: Book Two (A LitRPG Story) (Oct. 31st, 2019) 

A Dark Path: Grimdark LitRPG (Forsaken Talents Book 1) (Nov. 1st, 2019) 

The Way of Deception (World of Karik, Book #2, Part 1): LitRPG Series (Nov. 4th, 201) 

Avatar of Light (Interworld Network Book #2): LitRPG Series

(Nov. 7th, 2019) 

The Last Time Loop, Book #1: LitRPG Series (Nov. 11th, 2019) 

Dragon Heart: Blood Will. LitRPG wuxia series: Book 3 (Nov. 22nd, 2019) 

The Wastes (Underdog Book #2): LitRPG Series (Dec. 23rd, 2019) 

Onto New Releases and Reviews

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New Releases and Reviews

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Gamer For Love (Alpha World Book 8) 

Alburet came to Alpha World as a tester for the government. What he found wasn’t what he expected, but what he needed. Together with his three wives, they had survived the revelations and grown closer. Now, other problems had come to the fore, demanding to be dealt with.

Given a quest by the Overlord, Alburet and his wives had a goal that they could not ignore, because failing it would shatter their family. To even have a chance at success, they would need to reach max level as quickly as they could for the first end-tier raid.

The raid would bring Alburet back to where it all began: the Lost Prison of Alctriuz. There, Stein resided, raising an army of cultists and undead to topple Stormguard and the world. A raid event that would involve hundreds of players and thousands of NPCs was brewing.

Welcome to the final installment of Alpha World.

(This book contains adult themes. You’d think I could stop with these disclaimers, but even this far into the series, people are shocked by the content. This book contains a polyamorous relationship, with one of the four people in it being a Succubus. You’ve been warned.)

My Opinion: 688 pages, $5.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

Full disclosure: I received a copy for review, I purchased a copy when it became available. 

This is the last book in the series and you can tell. All the story and questline are being completed. Villains throughout the series are defeated. And there's an ever present march to confront Stein and his followers in a massive raid. 

There’s lots of action and level grinding as the group reaches the level cap for the game. However, the emotional resolutions are definitely a highlight with reports of several scenes bringing readers to tears. I’ll admit that I saw a couple of the revelations coming, but that didn’t make them any less meaningful. 

Overall, this is a good ending to the beloved series and I can’t wait to read the next series.

Score: 7.5 out of 10

Gamer For Love (Alpha World Book 8) 

The Mimic's Chest (Caverns and Creatures)

The titular character of this story scares the bazongas out of Dave and the other C&C boobs.

Will our heroes use their melons to keep abreast of the situation, or will they go bust and become knockers of Heaven's door?

Reach into the Caverns & Creatures funbag and grab a tale that jugs the mammary of your old tabletop adventures.

Seriously, bra. This one's a hooter.

My Opinion: 37 pages, $2.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

Another funny and irreverent short story set in the Caverns & Creatures universe. This one related to a tricky mimic that uses some fun assets to ensnare unsuspecting adventurers. Fun story, but as normal the story has lots of cursing and potty humor. 

Score: 7.4 out of 10

The Mimic's Chest (Caverns and Creatures) 

Bibliomancer: A Completionist Chronicles Series (Wolfman Warlock Book 1) 

The vaunted power of the Mage’s College. Unbounded freedom among the Wolfmen. The best of both worlds.

Recent college grad Sam King was hoping for a backpacking trip across Europe as a graduation present. Instead he’s going to get a different kind of trip: a three-month stint in the ultimate immersive gaming experience. As a lifelong geek, gamer, and outsider, it’s a better gift then he’d ever dreamed.

But when he jumps feet first into the world of Eternium, run by CAL, the Certified Altruistic Lexicon, it’s not exactly what he expected. All he wants is to quest, game, grind some levels, and get his hands on awesome loot. You know, have fun! But the Mage’s College seems to have a very different definition of fun, one involving study, blisteringly strict regulations, aristocratic hierarchy, and tons of pay to play.

Sam crosses the College and finds himself running for his life with a back-talking book that is far more than it seems and a class that no one has even heard of. If he can navigate the deadly College politics and the looming war with the barbaric Wolfmen, he might just find the fun and adventure he was looking for.

My Opinion: 332 pages, $2.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

Full disclosure: I received an advanced copy for review, I purchased a copy when it became available. 

This is a side story set in the Completionist Chronicles universe. The main character (MC) is an original one created for this series, someone that will likely become an antagonistic force for the main series. 

It’s a challenging thing to co-write a story set in an already established universe but James Hunter and Dakota Krout do a good job of it. While the story doesn’t bring any new world building to the universe, it uses what’s there well. For some readers it will be nice to return to the mage’s college, the Wolfmen, and the early parts of the game world. The game mechanics are of course top notch and followed well, with lots of information on classes, skills, and abilities. 

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t overly engaged with the story in the beginning. The opening section, character creation, the 1st class that doesn’t matter, and the mage’s college stuff were all things I’ve read about in the main series, so there weren’t many surprises there. The story only really got interesting when the new class, the Bibliomancer, came into play and all the new information, the training of class skills and abilities. The story took the turns I thought it would but it was still fun to see how the Bibliomancer class overcame the obstacles. 

Overall, while not my favorite story in the Completionist Chronicles universe, it is still good and pretty entertaining. 

Score:  7.3 out of 10

Bibliomancer: A Completionist Chronicles Series (Wolfman Warlock Book 1) 

Metamorphosis (Greyblood Book 2): A LitRPG Series

Unleash the Monster Inside

A mysterious island. A half-orc battling for control of his mind. Things that go bump in the night.

Fresh from the events of the Academy's end of year tournament, Half-Orc Lugor and his party are on their first official Guild assignment. Their mission? Aid in the creation of a new settlement on a recently discovered landmass.

Unfortunately, Lugor is finding out that nothing in life ever comes easy. Disaster strikes on arrival and there is no way to contact his mentor Maric for help. The expedition starts crumbling and Lugor must find a way to keep the new settlement from falling apart.

But Lugor has his own personal problems. His monster side is awakening faster than predicted, and if he doesn't become strong enough then the Orc soul inhabiting his body will seize control. With his friends by his side, Lugor is still confident that he can take on the challenges ahead of him.

That is, if the demonic beasts attacking in the night don't kill them all first.

My Opinion: 290 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

A fine sequel in a fine series. The story of Lugor and his companions continues as they leave the academy, though not all of their enemies. The group adventures, fights, does a little town building, and crafting. But that’s kind of all that’s here. The novel doesn’t do anything new, but it does some fine action adventuring. I did like how the arc with the Orc soul inside Lugor was resolved, though it was obvious how it would turn out. I did not like the way the story dealt with that a particular villain in the end, it felt like a cheap resolution. But other than that the story nails the slice of life action adventure aspect which a lot of readers liked quite a bit. 

Score: 7.1 out of 10

Metamorphosis (Greyblood Book 2): A LitRPG Series 

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