Storm’s Breath (Nullifier Book 1) by J.R Ford

Someone who didn’t know Pavel might mistake his heroic bravery for a death wish, and there’s no better place for either than the world’s first fully immersive game. Sure enough, the competitors are intimidating, and the monsters terrifying — though neither more so than blossoming friendships with two determined swordswomen.

Spurred by pure-hearted altruism alone, Pavel joins their quest to find the Storm’s Breath: an artifact that bestows magic powers — and real-world riches — upon the first player to find it. And with a ruthless mage on their heels, he’ll find plenty of opportunities for bravery.

This book was good, although I did start to struggle half way through. The characters and storyline were good.

Pavel was a good character although I did find him a little annoying at times. He wanted to be the hero and his heroism was tested at times. He was determined and it was interesting seeing him grow through the story. Just sometimes he annoyed me and i couldn’t even put my finger on why.

The world building was quite good. There was a good combination of human and non-humans. There was action and adventure and the other various characters were good.

I think the plot just took a little too long to get to the point for my liking. Sometimes I found myself wondering where I was being led to. It just felt a little slow at times which struggled to hold my interest.

Overall, it was a good role playing book which is a fun adventure. I think if you like role playing fantasy, you will enjoy this book.

My rating: 3/5*

Earth’s Gambit (The Gam3 Book 2) by Cosimo Yap

This is the second book in The Gam3 series.

The Earth has changed. War is now fought in an alien virtual reality—the Game—where many of the players are anything but human.

Now part of the Black Rose guild, Alan heads to the Academy to level up and get stronger. He hopes to make allies and learn skills to win the battles to come. But with everyone pursuing their own agendas, what can one gamer do in a universe he still doesn’t fully understand?

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good, the characters are great and the plot developed at a good pace.

Alan is a good character, although he’s a little bit naive when it comes to some aspects of the game. He relys on his AIs a lot and would be a mess without them. He’s also clever enough to gains the abilities he’s good at. It’s interesting to see him develop as he progresses through the game.

The world building is brilliant. Everything is so vivid and imaginative, which is what makes this book as good as it is. The off planet visits and other types of players are described brilliantly.

The storyline is interesting, although it can get a little complex at times. I absolutely love the pop up messages that Alan gets, and the missions. I love the way they formatted. It adds the the story and world building.

Overall, this is a brilliant RPG book. The storyline is great and the characters are good. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*