This was my first and unintentional exposure to Gamelit. I read the book after a nudge from the authors, having downloaded it from BookFunnel. The blurb sets the scene well. I was surprised to enjoy Absolution so much. I have always avoided video games, perceiving them as boring: shoot, kill and proceed. Neither did I enjoy the old RPG books. BUT Absolution has a great story, interesting characters and great world building. Great fight sequences. Blood upgrades (new skill sets) earned and XP points gained during fights boosted a character's performance abilities without making them invincible. Unfortunately there's a cliff hanger ending. Fortunately book 2 is due for release soon.