This entry was pure action from start to finish. The harum elements that were creeping in with previous entries was not present. The mc doesn't treat women badly, he just likes them a lot. Personally I prefer the action and empire building sides of things. The reason behind the problems over the last couple of books is revealed. I can't see Hefe changing any time soon having known people like him in real life. seers as an insult by blind people for the sighted is new to me. Born blind 42 years ago. So you learn something new every day. Also being protected from the nastyness and violence of the world because of a disability was entertaining. I attended the public education system. Difference was punished and the only way to avoid unwanted attention by bullies was to stand up for yourself both verbally and physically. Handy hint, mouthing off while fighting a blind person is unwise. It gives us an aim point. Second point, after years of hitting heads on poles and tripping over things one tends to develop a high pain threshold or coping mechanisms to lessen pain. Yes, once the scientists work out brain computer interfaces I'll be all over the gaming world like white on rice. The next entry promises to be a continuation of magic slinging, hacking and epic player on player violence. I'll be around for the fun!
This is as good as the best litrpg that comes out of Russia. The action, pace, humor story line and everything else makes this one of the top MUST READ Book series around. The Author Jason Cheek I would rate as high as D.Rus when it came to the quality of this work. Can not wait till the next book 10/10
1 Star Couldn't finish the book 2 Stars Didn't really like the book, but was interested enough in the story to finish (Skipping great chunks) 3 Stars The book was okay, finished it and will consider reading more from the author 4 Stars Really enjoyed the book, will check out others by this author 4 1/2 Stars Loved the book, will immediately check out others by author, if asked will recommend book 5 Stars LOVED the book, will immediately check out all others by author, will pre-emptively recommend book to ALL my book friends
I loved it and expect I'll be rereading it again in the future. This book is a solid 4 and a half stars which I've bumped up to five as Amazon doesn't do half stars. A definite improvement from the last book, as the author seems to have backed off from the harem angle.
An extremely fast paced book, with the action happening over a 2-3 day period. It seems the ‘nightmare’ level for Jays quests is correct, as He, his friends and Guild members embark upon some serious PVP action in an attempt to free the city of Darom, as they travel northwards to help Domenic. Along the way, Jay must deal with the fallout of emotional backlash from his friends and lovers. He must also step up to the next level as Guild Leader, Clan Leader and Player, and out think, out manoeuvre, and out fight the Enemy. When the Enemy is revealed, there is a little bit of an extra twist thrown in to keep it all exciting. A very good book and a must read for lovers of LitRPG.
Cheek continues a trend of quality storytelling in this 5th instalment of “The World.”
Our protagonist faces ever increasing challenges as they make their way across a new continent.
The world building is fun and makes you wish you could play the game.
The one aspect where the story falters is the Villains. In the best of stories a villain is the hero of his or her story, but The World keeps throwing evil villains with no depth at us, dividing players into “good” or “evil” feels lazy and repetitive after the third or fourth group of unique people slaughtering NPC’s for entertainment.
Otherwise, the story shines and I look forward to the 6th instalment.
This is the 5th book in a very good series; the author Jason Cheek has created an incredibly detailed world, and has the unique capacity to combine FPS, MMORPG and RTS strategies within the story line. The characters invite investment, and there isn’t any kind of cookie cutter plot arrangement, so it’s very easy to get lost in the novels. I finished this in less than a day, and the books are good enough that I had to go and re-read the 4th book first because I had originally read it about 6 months ago, so I wanted to catch up on the plot first, but it was as good (if not better) the second time around. Bottom line up front - read this book, and read the rest of the series! Great books, and highly recommended!!