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- Publication Date: April 10, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07C44Q2DZ
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Codename: Freedom - The Goblin Siege Kindle Edition
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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In this 2nd entry into the series, Lucius, the main character (MC) has just survived a goblin raid on his starter town and now he’s looking to do a bit of training. Thankfully the game provides access to the best weapons and combat trainers the world has to offer.
This training, combined with smaller combat scenes, character and story development make up 70% of the novel. If you’re a fan of those training scenes in DBZ or Rocky then you’ll love this part of the story. It’s among the best training stuff that I’ve read. In addition to general endurance and weight training, there’s philosophy, live combat work, and specialized weapon training. I especially like the spear and shield training.
There’s a detailed game system in place that measures growth in not just the standard strength, dexterity, intelligence but rather it uses detailed ranking system for things like speed, quickness, fast twitch muscles, anaerobic, and more. Stuff you’d be more likely to come across in sports medicine or with a professional trainer. It’s an interesting change on measuring growth.
The last 30% of the story is this big epic fight against a goblin town. While there’s a lot more combat here, I liked it slightly less than the training stuff. I think that’s because the scope of the majority of the battles here are just too big for me to imagine well. It’s a challenge to picture tens of thousands of people in a battle and not have everything blur together a bit.
Overall, a really good novel. The focus on training worked well for me. But I love those training scenes in the Rocky movies. If you don’t like that kind of stuff, you may find all the training less interesting.
Score: 7 out of 10
The character shows real depth in that he has character flaws he struggles to deal with and over come. He works to get stronger physically as well as mentally throughout the story.
It was a enjoyable read. A warning for some is there are a number of typos throughout the novel. For me it wasn't enough to jar me from the book but it is noticeable.
I have read quite a lot of litrpg and gamelit books in the last few years. And there have been a few books I would read more than once. This book is one I have read 2 twice since it has come out earlier this month.
I liked how there was development to the characters and the author didn’t just make the mc op. You get the sense that the character is working for his abilities and not just granted them. There’s been growth as a character and I am very interested to see where this series goes.
On a side note one thing we have struggled with in this genre is editing. There are plenty of books that have great story ideas but lose you in the horrible punctuation and copy editing. This is not one of those. I have not noticed any glaring mistakes and have felt the story has come together well.
An awesome fully developed world, with development, intriguing plot, mystery, romance and of course action. (I am mostly about the combat, and character development)