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The Wastes of Keldora: An Automation Crafting LitRPG Adventure (Factory of the Gods Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08FBP4TRD
- Publication date : August 10, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2297 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 268 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #77,738 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Protagonist is presumably in his late 20s but still wallows in teenage angst. Has almost no self respect.
Female "compagnon" is entitled and abusive.
Both don't seem to understand that life (and combat) is chaos and bad things happen. Not everything goes according to plan. The compagnon guilts the protagonist for this, and him being self hating runs with it into the endzone of teenage angst.
Due to the characters and their dynamic I found myself unable to care about the "story" (basically defending the town) and cringing hard.
It's a shame, the world seemed interesting. And the crafting could have been fun.
I hope the author enhances his character writing skills.
She kidnaps the main character from his world, treats him like a bumbling fool for not knowing what she knows, treats him like a conman for not confiding all his secrets to her ten minutes after she threatened his life, and then gets visibly uncomfortable and mildly belligerent when talking to him about how his inventions should be used or who should control that use. Inventions which she can neither conceive of herself, nor create.
She gets angry with him because a thing he had warned her could happen does, in fact, happen. No credit for the help he gave in that same situation. No credit for the good he had started to set up for her or her people. Nope. "Something you planned didn't work 100% the way I wanted it, so you are awful." Then abandons him to his own devices, and gets angrier when he "risks her sister's life." As if she herself wasn't doing the same by abandoning the sister, or bringing raiders to their doorstep.
He apologizes to her for all this. And that's when I decided I was done. Not one word of appreciation for this man, and only blame when things aren't perfect. He rolls over and takes it, and it has become obvious that both he and the narrative are treating this woman and her actions as in the right. And if the main character won't walk away, then I'm afraid I have to.
The start was able to capture my attention and inform me of what was goes on without boring me to tears and really gave the book a unique flavor that kept me interested.
I'm definitely curious to see how this continues as I can see some of the systems that our MC can create can be abused to become over powered, so the stiff needed to balance that out will be interesting to see none the less.
I will say that I hope the MC continues to keep his insane wit, while also growing to become more confident in himself. The humor displayed was an absolute breath of fresh air.
Can't wait to see how the character develops!!
My only critic was it was to short a read!!! But... maybe that's because I read obsessively lol!
Then, later on he just accepts Kurli and the town's condemnation for not somehow preventing the Chained God from sacking their homes. Again, their enemies don't even know Julian, they came expressly for Kurli and an assumed godcore. Nevermind he'd been working nonstop to build the infrastructure needed to actually provide for a capable defense; Armor, Weapons and force modifiers.
While I enjoyed the authors Dinosaur Dungeon, this MC is a pathetically weak character not worth reading about.
Top reviews from other countries
There are a lot of typos. There are missing words. One does not traditionally hammer steaks into the ground. But still worth 4 stars to me.
The magic system is creative and our hero has some huge advantages along with some massive disadvantages. There are no free meals in here as well and the protagonist has to fight for every success.
Admittedly the writing in this first book of the series is not perfect, but as I am looking backing after the third book, Wrath (the dinosaur dungeon) and on the edge of the fourth book's release, the author's writing has only improved in leaps and bounds every step of the way.
100% enjoyable, especially for a different group of gamers than most of the more common LitRPG.