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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Outpost and Pawn!

Kirby is going on his first date, ever, but in the body of his RPG character, Gurk.

When vengeful danger rears its ugly head on the nighttime streets of Three Hills City, will the chivalry of a half-goblin thief suffice?

©2020 Terry W. Ervin II (P)2021 Gryphonwood Press

Critic Reviews

“Ervin’s imagination is fueled by Tolkien's sweat, Willy Wonka's blood, and Clint Eastwood's attitude. A crazy mix to be certain, but a combination that makes for amazing possibilities.” (LitRPG Audiobook Podcast)

“Exciting and hilarious! It feels like a true game with friends.” (Dueling Ogres Podcast)

“I was pulled into the world and could see the rules of the world unfold. This really does feel like a game. A fun game that I am going to have to continue.” (Casia’s Corner)

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 23-08-2021

Great short story!💜

I love these characters. It’s so fun going on adventures as they learn the rules of the Monsters, Maces & Magic game.
This was a fun experience watching them stumble over themselves trying to impress their dates.
Jonathan Waters is a fantastic narrator and he really is these characters. Marigold is one of my favorite character voices. Well done.
This is book 6 in this series and I can’t wait for more.
I recommend this book/series.

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  • James Mace
  • 21-08-2021

Short and Enjoyable

Date is an extremely short story, set within the Monsters, Maces, and Magic realm. It feels more like a "character building" session during a longer RPG campaign. Part of me wishes it had been the first act of a longer book, because of its brevity, with the ending clearly setting up for the next volume in the series. At the same time, I also enjoy these shorter side stories, which give us a chance to watch the characters grow and develop more. This is especially true for Kirby / Gurk, the half-goblin thief, as back in the real world he was a middle-school student, and therefore much younger than his companions. And as Gurk's first date is with an NPC (non-player character) we explore once again whether they are simply parts of the game world, or are they in fact "real" people? This is something I do hope eventually gets resolved. There is also the added mystery as to who else within the realm might also be PCs (player characters) from the real world. We, the readers, have been introduced to a couple, though the main characters are oblivious to this. I do find it strange that they aren't exploring this further, instead just assuming everyone they come across is an NPC. Overall, an enjoyable read; I just wish it was part of a longer book. Jonathan Waters continues to act as "the voice" of this world through audio, which is how I recommend reading this series.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 22-10-2021

A Very Short Audible Story

This story was fun and gave a different perspective on dating and NPG characters.
How do NPG and Adventurers interact with each other, are NPG real People? Narrator does a good job with the storyline.

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  • Rossana V
  • 22-11-2021

cute and fun!

i enjoy the characters, the story is well written and rich of details. narration is faultless. loved the series! narration was faultless

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