A Lazy Review of Shadeslinger (The Ripple System Book #1) – A Fantasy LitRPG series 

Quick Summary:

“A talking axe and a rich snob who pays to win.”

Ned is a corporate bigshot that has everything in the world except friends. In a lonely bid to fill the void, he decides to escape his life and live in a virtual game world. Whatever Ned wants, Ned gets. So, he buys himself the ultimate advantage. A head start in a game that the whole world is dying to play. That, along with insider knowledge, makes him hated by a large group of people.

Was it Good?  Yep

On a scale of 1 to 10, how engaging was it? 7.5

1=Too lazy to finish

5=Put down a few times to do other things

10= Finished in nearly one session 

I love and hate the talking axe_

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My Opinion

This is a good book, and I recommend this for those who want a number-crunching Litrpg. If you’re more of a fan of typical fantasy books, you might not enjoy this one as much. The plot and characters are good. It’s just that the framework of the story and magic system is built on video game logic.

What will I remember after reading this? (Characters, Plots, Action)

I hate the talking axe. Too much of a good thing, I guess. Image a friend who thinks they’re a comedian. You make the mistake of laughing at one joke, and then you’re screwed. Because now they won’t shut up. That’s the talking axe. Now, there is an in-story reason for why it’s so annoying, but that only makes it somewhat bearable, especially since the axe gets the second most screen time after the main character.

Am I going to check out more from this series or author?

I have read the first two books in the series. I intend to finish the series one day. However, I needed to take a short break from the books as the axe grates on my nerves.

Lastly me. Feedback, suggestions, or recommendations are always welcome.

Please let me know if you like these short reviews or if you would prefer longer content.

I’m also trying another experiment here. Let’s see if posting this at noon helps.

Anyway, thanks for reading!

If you’re interested in the book, click here to go to the book’s page on Amazon.

2 thoughts on “A Lazy Review of Shadeslinger (The Ripple System Book #1) – A Fantasy LitRPG series 

  1. This book sounds like I’ll enjoy it, thank you. And yes, I like these lazy reviews, quick summary of how it was is always preferable to my low-concentration brain

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