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There really is nothing unique about this book
16 August 2017
Most of the problems I have with this book are my own opinions.
I have liked the litRPG genre for a while but sadly a few things are really getting on nerves.
Okay this story starts off as your typical get revenge premises. Oren, because he is lazy and has no idea how people really work gets screwed over by this guild because of his own stupidity. As far as I can tell he deserved what he got.
I will start with what I like about the book before you think that I'm just some troll.
The book is well balanced when it comes to balancing fighting with story, with town building. Many litRPGs are just one long fight scene dragged out and with the occasional levelling system. But the author has some good ideas and I did manage to read the entire thing in three days which is a complement.
Now that I have done giving the author a pat on the back it's time to cuff him on the back of the head.
The first thing that made me question this book is the word count. 800 pages? From a person who is new to the market this is an insane amount. No publishing company would give an unknown author the time of day if he handed this in. The author would have done better to break the story in half or maybe two hundred page story arcs. Selling them for three dollars each and then gradually increasing the word count and price.
The next thing is the author's choice to make the MC into a goblin. Making a MC into a detestable villain type would have been unique four years ago but not today. There are many books both in the Japanese and Western markets who turn their MC's into goblins. Why didn't he change it into something interesting like a rabbit, or a tree monster? There are thousands of monsters out there, why a goblin?
But the real problem I have with this book is the ending which feels very much like the matrix. The MC didn't make sense to me in the end and that is what caused me to stop reading two chapters from the end.