Quarantine Reads

Discussion in 'Not The Land' started by 2tymes, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Andrew Lynas

    Andrew Lynas Level 16 (Paladin) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    Have read the first and have the second but haven't read it yet.
     
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    The fourth is where it really takes off and we get to see the other dungeon lords in all their depraved glory. I really like a good villain, someone who looks into the abyss and like what they see.

    The alpha cuck villain protagonist's so common in Litrpg, wuxia and harem at the moment I have little use for. If you are the main character, at least have the backbone to stand by your convictions instead of hiding behind excuses such as "everyone else is doing it" or "its the way of the real world".
    Evil, ok I can read that, good, everyone loves a fool, slice of life is fine. But excuses are the bane of a good protagonist whether Alpha, beta or Omega. Just stop it and go write someone worth rooting for.
     
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    I enjoyed the dungeon lord series and the curve they use for determining the xp given for each encounter. Plus the way the universe can just erase you if it thinks you are bending the rules too much or doing anything op. Helps with arguments about why the MC didn't do x, y, or z.
     
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    Yeah.

    Now that he is back on Earth is he outside the reach of objectivity? We know his dungeon lord power works, could he abuse this?

    Could he use his powers to conquer earth? I know it won't happen because he wants to go back, but could he? He does have an infinite pool of basic grunts he can summon, without objectivity to interfere could he build Dungeons everywhere and turn them into an army? I mean they couldn't do much in the other world, but on earth they could be armed with guns.
     
  5. Andrew Lynas

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    You should try reading the 'Project Chrysalis' books by John Gold, a great read, lots of undercurrents and hidden agendas and nicely dark in places. The MC is one 12 year old you didn't want to betray and make an enemy of, not even being sent to Hell will stop him returning back to the only Family this Orphan has ever had, and nothing should ever get in his way of doing so.

    Gestation (Project Chrysalis, #1) by John Gold
     
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  6. Johan

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    Will check it out

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    Checking it out. Will probably be putting it back. It's like a summary of his actions.
     
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  7. Johan

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    @Captain BlackJack
    Have you listened to the Good Guys and the Bad Guys series by Eric Ugland?
     
  8. Captain BlackJack

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    Nope, is it good?
     
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    It is good, sometimes frustrating. Let me know what you think.
     
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    A bit of a late recommendation, but the cradle series is pretty awesome. Its what wuxia could be if it would scrap all the useless young masters and instead write enemies that are actual characters in their own right rather than props.

    Book 8 should be out sometime in the next week.
     
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    Just throwing this in here because i'm not sure how many people actually read the cradle thread.

    All seven books of the Cradle series is free for the next 3 days.

    Will Wight
     
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    To those of you interested in web serials, Heretical edge is pretty awesome. Just discovered it and I am loving the first six chapters.

    Heretical Edge Table of Contents

    Gennerally, there is a ton of great stuff on the topwebfiction ranking, though i'm most interested in the superhero stuff personally. Some of that stuff is insanely dark but none of the apologizing for their own actions we see in litrpg.


    Also to the authors out there, get on it. Litrpg isn't represented at all.
     
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    Iron prince is a great book. The plot is nothing new, started at the bottom, coming into your own, type situation. But it’s extremely well written. The dialogue, the magical/technology system. It’s not rushed, just a solid book. Reminds me of Super Powereds by Drew Hayes
     
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    So this was great. Just flew through the whole series ... And then the audiobooks
     
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    I found a new one. It’s RTS and I’m just starting it. Called Real-Time Starcommander.
     




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