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Grab your sword and get ready to level up.

The only way out is through.

Unbeknownst to him, Ray is about to partake on an adventure filled with magical beasts, warring factions, and a leveling-up system out of this world. He'll encounter filthy bandits, musty crypts, and friendly werewolves. Oh, you heard us right.

If only he wasn't given negative charisma points around women, he might have a chance, but you can't win them all.

When the only way out of the game may be through, you fight like your life depends on it. Because it just may. Survival means victory, and defeat could mean the end - forever.

Note from the authors: This one's for the underdogs out there. For lovers of adventure, the dice rollers of chaos, and the unapologetic gamers. We can't promise it'll be safe, but we can promise you're in for one great journey.

©2019 Archimedes Books (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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  • Greg
  • 20-01-2020

And off to sleep you go...

The beginning of this book is interesting. The pacing feels good, there is some intrigue, and then all the small cracks in the foundation start to grow and the book just becomes tedious. Why? I think the pacing of the narration is partly to blame. It is very sing-song-y...I was hiking and it suddenly came to me that the spirit of William Shatner was reading the book. Every other sentence was the most important sentence ever spoken aloud. The other problem I had was the a whole middle section that felt completely unnecessary...basically everything after the prison break can be skipped until he walks in of the Dark King's castle....and even then it's questionable. Is it worth a credit...no I don't think so, there are better books out there. Is it worth a read...maybe??

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  • David R
  • 12-01-2020

Awful Rambo-esc Gary Sue

If you could have an extreme Gary Sue character then the MC would be it. Unrealistic interactions with other people. "I know you less than 24 hours but we are now like brothers" kind of bs. Low level character kills million year old litch. Half the fights and characters are rewrites copied from other LitRPG books, most notably "The Land". even the names basically the same with the addition of a letter to avoid copyright. Stay away.

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  • Zach
  • 26-08-2020

Idealistic story

The author seems to take most of his ideas of the game mechanics from Skyrim but using all the exploits to make it a cakewalk. Overall the narrator is good but the story is to easy and unoriginal.

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  • Ian Schrott
  • 30-03-2020

love it need more

Unbeknownst to him, Ray is about to partake on an adventure filled with magical beasts, warring factions, and a leveling-up system out of this world. He'll encounter filthy bandits, musty crypts, and friendly werewolves. Oh, you heard us right. If only he wasn't given negative charisma points around women, he might have a chance but you can't win them all. When the only way out of the game may be through, you fight like your life depends on it. Because it just may. Survival means victory and defeat could mean the end – forever. This one's for the underdogs out there. For lovers of adventure, the dice rollers of chaos, and the unapologetic gamers. We can't promise it'll be safe but we can promise you're in for one great journey. Grab your copy and start reading now!

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  • Jacob Lee
  • 12-01-2020

Excellent!

This book is well put together. The story is one of fantasy from my childhood. Like going to Never-never land or Narnia. Being a gamer from a young age this strikes an even closer cord, more like Tron or becoming the protagonist in your favorite video game with one life left and everything to lose.

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  • M. Paddon
  • 12-11-2020

Very shallow in general.

My first issue with this book is a personal one. I can't stand books written in present tense. When I read a book I feel I'm reading about something that happened, and so find reading it as if it is currently happening as I read, weird and grating. Add in how few authors write in this tense and it adds to the notice I take of it. As for the book contents. The characters are two dimensional, shallow and with interactions with each other that just are not believable or natural. The plot - what there is of one - is just as weak and uninteresting. The best thing to say about this book in my opinion is it is an ideal one to put you to sleep. Lastly, I don't get why authors feel the need change silly things just to be original. For example in just about every RPG you'll play from pen and paper on human normal is 9 or 10, but his average human stat is around 20. Rather than copper, silver and gold for money he makes his own money, which would be fine if the currency system would work. His wouldn't as he has no smaller and larger denominations of his money. Which was funny as he drank a mana potion worth 500g rather than just let his mana recharge. That is amusing as that amount was a massive amount more worth than anything else he had, and worth nearly as much as a magic sword value later on. Far better books out there in this genre.

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