(Lazy Review #26) Deadman Walking: A LitRPG Apocalypse Series

Written by C.B. Titus (Author), Seersucker (Author), Reviewed by Ike Stepp (Blogger)

Quick Summary:

“A gunslinger, a radiated wasteland, and a bunch of dead men.”

The nuclear war happened, and the world was nearly destroyed. What remains are pockets of society that have broken down into individual towns and settlements. The war left behind two things—dead zones filled with radiation and Deadman. A new kind of people born mutated who thrive on radiation. Raiders, serial killers, and mutant animals roam the land. One Deadman is given the power to enact his sense of justice but at a cost.

Was it Good?  Great

On a scale of 1 to 10, how engaging was it? 8

1=couldn’t finish the book

5=Put down a few times to do other things

10= Finished in nearly one session 

My Opinion

I loved this novel, and I would highly recommend it. I was never a massive fan of Western-type stories. However, I do enjoy stories where it’s man vs. the world. And this novel is kind of that. I say this as a massive fan of LitRPG. However, the LitRPG elements here didn’t feel needed. Hopefully, the system feels more impactful in Book 2.

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

The characters were solid. The Plot was interesting, with a slight twist. And the book is nonstop action. It’s a fun read that has me invested in the main character’s growth. I like the idea in the novel that power gives both freedom and restriction. It’s not a crazy new idea or anything. Yet I enjoyed the main characters wrestling with this thought process.

Things that Bothered me

The system was interesting, and the lore behind it was good. Unfortunately, the patriotic system didn’t feel impactful to me, at least not until the very end. The stuff with the other marshals was good. Yet leveling up didn’t feel like it changed much. An example is that the main character levels up skills in guns multiple times, yet there is no indication that his shooting skills improved much.

Will I check out more from this series or author after this lazy review?

I’m waiting for the next book to come out this December.

Lastly, Feedback, suggestions, or recommendations about this review are always welcome.

I was wondering if anyone was a fan of Flash Fiction. (I was thinking of trying my hand at it a bit.)

Anyway, thanks for reading!

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

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