Keywords: Word count, and the definition of LitRPG. I’ve been reading with interest the debates in the various groups out there with regard as to how long a book should be and what defines LitRPG. There are a number of authors out there, me included, that aren’t penning mighty tomes. I keep mine short because…
The usual assumption is that there’s no such thing as an ‘original’ story. In Desperate Times, Matthew Sylvester has taken that assumption and blown it to pieces.
Told from the point of an interview, the like of wish I never a) want to see or b) want to participate in, the story hooks you straight from the start. With an arrogant, know-it-all brother who still managed to cock-up a good thing, the protagonist looks doomed to be pushed into the role of a healer/cleric until his cowardly nature accidentally sees him being set on the path of a rogue/thief.
A lot of people just getting into the LitRPG genre often ask “What should I try reading?”, so I’ve created a list of books that I think are the best start to things. Mine’s on there as it’s very LitRPG light, and more LitFPS, which is a genre that will also start to gain ground.
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