I enjoyed this book a lot! The author kept me engaged with the story and the characters are interesting and fun to read about. The pacing was good and the action scenes are well written. Overall I enjoyed this book.
I've never seen a story like this. I've thought of one, but havent the story telling ability of Mr Chatfield. Thank you for writing this story.
If you like RPG, this story will be exactly what you wanted to read.
Once the main characters got to the new world the story really took off. I love the writing style, how it feels like a combination of western and oriental mixed really well.
Thrust into an unknown, unwanted situation, most would feel panic, fear anger, and fall into chaos. Erik and Rugrat are not immune to those feelings, but they have stepped into chaos so many times, it is simply a different challenge.
Two weeks ago, Erik lost his legs and his arm.
Today he got a message.
"You have been randomly selected to join the Ten Realms. One may choose to ascend the Ten Realms, thereupon making a request to the Gods of the Realms. Only those who are Level 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 may ascend to the next realm. Fortune favors the strong!"
For a retired combat medic and Marine Recon sniper, the Ten Realms offer a clear challenge and sense of purpose that they had only found on the battlefield.
The author has continued to make sure that you are sucked into his story. The characters are interesting and the supporting characters are good. The pace is good and the action scenes are well written.
Easily one of the best litrpg series I have read. I have barely slept is 2 days. Book 3 here I come!
I absolutely love this series. I liked Chatfield's other series but this pushes all the right LitRPG buttons for me. And having 2 MC's who are equally interesting gives me twice the enjoyment.
When Erik and Rugrat entered the ten realms they didn't know what was going on. They only knew that they had contracted the two week curse.
When entering the second realm they came to understand their character sheets, and part of the system that is called the ten realms. A place that the strong make the rules and the weak cling to them for protection and hope that they might be left in peace.
They passed through the trials of the Beast Mountain Dungeon, taking control of it and becoming the leader of nearly 200 people.
Now in command of the Alva Dungeon and looking to forge a new future, they need more power, mana stones, dungeon cores, monster cores, if not then the Dungeon will stop functioning and they will need to relocate once again.
As they ascend to the second realm, Erik and Rugrat need to grow their skills, gain information, and find a dungeon. It's hardly ever that easy.
I got hooked after the first 20 pages of the first book in the series and haven't been able to stop reading since. This is a fantastic series and I'm anxious to get the next.
This is a great series - interesting worlds, funny and likeable characters (with their own baggage), and a fantastic system of magic use that doesn't restrict a character's choice of profession or 'class'.
I really enjoy both this series and Mr. Chatfield's Emerilia series. He creates engaging characters that seem real, not perfect heroes and the worlds he has built are very realistic.
I truly enjoy this series and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. The characters are continuing to grow in power and develop into strong archetypes that are interesting and unique.
Fantastic story and a great addition to the series. Action packed and full of a multitude of emotions from sadness and excitement to anger and determination.
Another exciting installment of their story, continues with a long fighting retreat, into a defense that is on the edge repeatedly as any good battle story!
Loved the story. Great progression! This was a book that tied up the loose ends and made everything finally feel like it comprehensively flowed. Can't wait for book 6!
This series has been great so far. Lots of character development and moving the plot forward with simple and complex moving pieces. I love to see the characters struggle and actually earn power-ups.
I've not found a single thing to dislike. I don't think I can say the same for any of the rest of the genre I've read. It's got the right amount of "hero" progression, political intrigue, and worldbuilding at every turn.
After taking and defending Vuzgal, Erik and Rugrat have a new task to complete: build a city.
They have been racing through the realms at this point, but Vuzgal is a prize that they can't simply give up on. Alva is mobilized, as are their allies, to build out the new city.
It is time that they solidify their gains, working on their crafts, their fighting ability and cultivation. As they expand their personal power, their gaze turns toward Vermire, to the dungeon. It's time they started to exert the strength they've built up.
Alva moves in the shadows, but to what effect? The answer lies in the Fifth Realm.
I've enjoyed the entire series up to this point, but this book is a crowning achievement. Chatfield did a wonderful job laying cornerstones for the following novels in the series, without taking from the story or plot of this book.
This series is like nectar to my soul! As a combat medic veteran, this series has me nerding out more and more as I read each book!
There are not many series out there that turns the pages as fast as this one. The author is obviously ex-military as he understands the relationships between the men and women who have all been through that life.
War has come to the Willful Institute. It has come to the first realm.
For years Alva has trained, developed weapons and tactics never seen in the ten realms. Now Alva moves in the background, supporting the Adventurer’s Guild. No band of fighters, no sect looking to gain individual honors.
The eighth realm doesn’t stand as a realm onto itself, but as a question.
Why do you fight?
Merely gaining levels, and having a higher cultivation isn’t enough to pass the eighth realm’s test into the ninth realm. Find your truth, understand your reason, only then can you pass the eighth realm.
It might be Erik and Rugrat’s hardest challenge yet.
Devourer, Ravager. Titles of a forgotten enemy, a distant memory.
Now freshly reborn in stark reminders of burning flame and blood.
The tenth realm has been lost, and Akran’s hordes of devourers and ravagers have been loosed upon the lower realms. Dealing the reclusive and powerful Imperium has taken a serious blow. It will take Alva, the Imperium, the sects, clans, nations, and city states to band together as they did in times of old.
It’s time for everyone to put their war boots on and put their cultivation to use.
Michael Chatfield writes character driven books, in the science fiction, fantasy, LitRPG and cultivation genres.