So. I've finished another read through in an attempt to satiate myself in my wait for book 9. It helped... Until I was done, then I was right back where I started. There have been updates to the kindle versions recently, a lot of them, to name one: a lot of prompts have the updated style, and some leveling ones even have the total points available style before Richter makes the realization in book 6 or 7 (and the lines of the realization are there still). So at a minimum there have at least been updates to the series and we aren't just sitting stagnant. All of the errors in book 8 are still there mind you, but 1-7 have recieved some much needed updates (the specialization table is finally readable! [with the smallest text size on the kindle mobile app (Android oneplus 5t) haven't tested other text sizes or platforms yet]) That being said, Imm'a need him to stick to his end of year hopeful for book 9 because even after another full read through, book 8 still felt like an extended interlude with a very brief intro to where the story is going next. Too much time sitting still, which, granted, was needed to set himself up for success I get, but there was also too much "and his so many points in intelligence raise his spell power by" and ish like that. It's book 8, mention it in a prologue, or index or something but shamelessly going for a word count is shameless. Good book 1 in the next seven part saga, don't get me wrong. Great even. Just lacking in... Something. I think I've found the best equivalency to describe it. In actual book one he meets Xeutrix, gets some items, fights some things, gains a couple skills and meets the sprites. He then goes on to really progress. Fight some wolves, found a village, claim place of Power, get a seed core, get the first wave of villagers, fights the thieves guild, etc. In book 8, it feels like he just stops at meeting the sprites. He sees Xeutrix, kills some things, see Xeuty again, gains some extra powers ups but not really noticible until 25 days later, makes a few things, almost gets in the swing of things and meets the orcs, then hard stop. He's extra hungry and still has bowel movements. Again not to say it wasn't satisfying in not only did we see him grow leaps and bounds and other directions he might have gone, but it was... Empty. It was like seeing a book full of sea of chaos prompts where we mightve had.. But no this awesome choice, or that shitty bit instead To sum up... Richter's first chaotic vassal, what rank of chaotic alignment are we feeling? +2 like him? +3? +1 because f**k him and his doubled doubling? Edit: And the perfect bonfire-side light beers or other drinks of choice to the rest of yous. Also the eleventh page! Woot!