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- Print Length: 382 pages
- Publication Date: February 28, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B4VYMJZ
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Dungeon Deposed Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The very first thing I ask as someone that reviews LitRPG stories, is this story LitRPG? That was a hard one for me to qualify this time. It has an system in the story but much of the details are hidden away. Adventurer’s and monsters have ‘cards’ that show their stats, level, and skills. But it’s only something that’s referred to in the story, the actual information on those cards is hidden away. That’s kind of the extent of anything RPG related. I was on the fence but i decided that yes, there is an RPG system. It’s referenced several times that characters level and there are classes with specific powers that’s a part of the world. Just because I’d like to see more details, or really any details at all, doesn’t mean that this RPG game world is hidden from the reader or the characters.
The dungeon master stuff is interesting. The MC has this detailed plan to use a dungeon he can create and control to get his revenge. The dungeon isn’t your standard hack and slash though. It becomes this story based system that has quest giving NPCs and as more adventures die, the MC absorbs their class skills and abilities that he uses to make more complex and powerful monsters. There’s more interesting stuff that I won’t spoil.
However, most of the dungeon master story disappears by the 35% mark. At that point, the story becomes more focused on politics and intrigue as both the Queen of the country and her rivals vie for control of the dungeon through marriage and sex. The story also becomes more harem.
Overall, I wanted to like this story. I like that the MC is a bit darker and ok with killing adventurer’s as long as he gets the revenge he wants. The dungeon master stuff is good but the dungeon development becomes a minor part of the story after the 35% mark. I’m also not a particular fan of political intrigue, which becomes a major focus of the story. That coupled with the severe lack of detail on the RPG system in the world just made it less interesting to me. Had even one of those things been more developed: showing the adventurer cards, or more dungeon development in the story, this would have gotten a 7.
While the story wasn’t a home run for me, if you like political intrigue or if weren’t expecting a full dungeon master story or if you prefer super super light RPG stuff, you will likely love this story.
Score: 6 out of 10
This isn't the first time I've read a dungeon builder story but this is one of the more unique ones. I found the whole dungeon core concept to be interesting coupled with the avatar system. I find that many of the dungeon building stories spend so much time on the minutiae of building the dungeon that it can become tedious to read. What makes this story unique is it fills this dungeon world with unique characters that truly become fleshed out as the story reaches the conclusion.
The highlight of this book are its characters. Often times, its hard for harem stories to have a well-developed female cast because there isn't enough opportunity to develop each character. I came away impressed with how each lady seemed to stand out on her own and occupy a place in my heart. From the snarky fairy, Wynne, to the Queen and her cousins, I loved all of them. Adele might my favorite though. Anyways, this book is a must read for fantasy fans. The book incorporates some of the best qualities of the litRPG genre but also combines it with a story and character that makes it highly accessible to casual readers. Now, go read it!
The book itself is a good length but the fast pace and constant action makes it go by fairly quickly, our author seems to favor a more streamlined and action packed plot which I tend to enjoy.
All in all a very good book that's great to kill a few hours with. Pick it up, you won't be disappointed.
Also need to say that the book is very well edited. I noticed very few, if any, errors and none of them broke the flow of the story. I know this is an issue with a lot of indie books so I thought I should note it.
The author also does a pretty good job of balancing the near-god-like abilities of the dungeon with its all-too human master. For awhile there I felt like the MC was just getting too OP, being able to do anything he put his mind to, but the author manages to wrangle him back in and gives the MC a reality check at the end. Can't wait to see how the next books handles our MC and the world at large!