This is a combined book review of the first 3 books in a series The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga: Chaos Seeds, Book 1 The Land: Forging: Chaos Seeds, Book 2 and The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga: Chaos Seeds, Book 3 as always I wont give spoilers.
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For those not familiar with the concept of LitRPG. It is a genre of scifi and fantasy novels where the protagonist is in a game world of some type. This can be a virtual world or an actual other world Unfortunately, a lot of times it feels kind of like reading the logfile of a game with childish dialog added in.
This series is actually pretty good I would say it’s in the top 10 LitRPG series I have read so far but it has some major flaws that I will point out.
First of all, this is one of the human sucked in to game world forever kind of litRPG, and so far we don’t know much about how that happened. But what we do know is so generic I would say at this point it is the worst getting to the game scenarios I have come across. Once our hero is in the world the story is pretty unique though. With a major focus on building a town instead of just raiding dungeons and stuff.
The main character was a Medical student back on earth but we would never really know that if it was not said flat out. Even in his own thoughts when he is injured he never even remotely thinks anything technical. And in this third instalment of the series he seems to be turning ever more in to the obnoxious teen with his yelling out Fuck Yeah and using Rick and Morty references and worst of all, when referring to large loot drops screaming out give me the Cheddar.
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I will admit I may be geting a bit sick of LitRPG in general. So many of them have the same faults. For this series, I have been listening to the audiobooks read byand if it wasn’t for him I probably wouldn’t want to continue this series. That being said I am vaguely curious to see where it will go. If it goes anywhere that is. In the second and third books not much happens to move the plot along.
The excellent narration and the fact that the main story arc is original is enough to keep me coming back. But somehow the shortest book, book 1 at just over 9 hours had more stuff happen then the combined 22 hours of books 2 and 3. Hopefully more will happen in the next book and the progression of the protagonist to a teen hipster will stop or at least slow down. I give The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga: Chaos Seeds, Book 1 4 stars and both The Land: Forging: Chaos Seeds, Book 2 and The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga: Chaos Seeds, Book 3 get 3 stars
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Really good review, I agree on whole of it.
I listen to books 1 and 2 and I agree so much on it, I read the whole series “Survival Quest: way of the Shaman” before as well as “Sufficiently Advanced Magic” Both had a much better story, and a much quicker pace. I will not purchase the book 3 of this serie, too little appends and the long list of discription of useless stuff found in the chests is really not worth listening.
I like LitRPG so any advice of really good series is welcome
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Delvers LLC is pretty good And I loved Morninwood but it is not for everyone. I cant recommend Dominion of Blades and NPC’s highly enough If you are on Facebook you should join the Gamelit group it is filled with authors and readers so its easy to find new stuff https://www.facebook.com/groups/GameLitSociety/
A.K. ‘s books are the best in the genre as a series. LITRPG is Items, Descriptions, Levels, Durability, Rarity, Value, Leveling.. it is LITRPG. Perhaps you have absolutely no clue what the genre means!?
You for some unknown reason assume that tracking all those millions of items and levels and durability etc is easy? are you fully retarded?! Ak has at least 1000 word documents with relevant data, your standard dumb writer does not trace shit, cause he is dumb. Its much easier to vomit out a story and random events without tracking precisely everything and everyone lol
Book is small are you stupid? Perfect size for first book, what it should be 50h? like name of the wind?! hell no. Still AK’s 7th book is ~50h longer then name of the wind. 1rst book should be simple, fun, not a bible from 50 books.
Literally the only drawback these books have is that they are the best and after them.. you will see the shit other imbeciles write.. only exceptional few provide such genius as AK’s writing.. and they are very sparce..
so the medical student bullshit,, |i mean what do you expect form 1rst course student? he will be green as fuck and will know shit.. Also somehow you fail to notice the battle specifics, all the medical stuff that happens and how precisely body arts gets destroyed lol
But what to expect from a young strong and fast thinking dude, he’s not a old fart who would contemplate shit for 5 months and then decide not to do it..
The book series are the best in the world: fun, awesome, genius, and the possibilities they provide endless.. areal RPG stuff, nobody else mostly nobody cares to create such immaculate detail