Endless Online: Wildcards (Book 1)

by MH Johnson

Original DROPPED Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-fi LitRPG Magic Male Lead Portal Fantasy / Isekai Virtual Reality
Warning This fiction contains:
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To all my readers. Thank you so much for all your support and interest, and I am happy to report that Endless Online, Books 1-5, are now on Amazon!

This latest novel in the Endless universe involves Dominion genetic experiments, zombie generating arichnoid horrors, and teenagers who have no idea just how doomed they are, programmed as genetic monsters only now blossoming into their true dark powers.

If you haven't already read this story and would like to before I take it down, you have til July 20th and thanks for enjoying the read!

In the meantime, inspired as I have been by the awesome Wuxia authors who share such wonderful tales with us on this site, I wanted to try my hand at a Wuxia/Xanxia & LitRPG crossover novel combining elements of both genres while remaining true to my own style! 

Here is a link to  Silver Fox & The Western Hero!

I will post 2 or 3 chapters in the next couple of days so my readers know about it, with links to the main story! After chapter 3 I will post everything there, so I do hope you will favorite or follow it, should you find the tale worthy of your time. My tentative release schedule is once every other day until book 1 is complete. And you all know me. It takes me a while to get my head around each story, but once I do, I share it with you guys until the tale is told!

And for those of you enjoying Wildcards Book 1... Thank you! I will be taking down this main story in just a few short days so please enjoy the read while it's still up! After that? If you'd like to support my work by grabbing a copy on Amazon (where it will be on Kindle Unlimited, I promise!) or just leave a review and let people know it's worth checking out? I would, as always, be extremely grateful!

Grateful to have you all as readers & fans,

MH Johnson

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Oathkeeper
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Awesome story! (and a question)

I absolutely loved the first 2 books and cannot wait for this 3rd story! And Val must have survived his awesome attack and has to somehow find his way back to his Dwarven Love!

 

Question: How do you actually follow a story? I’ve been adding stories to my favorites, but I don’t see any options to Follow a story.

Celinor
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This fiction really lacks the 'Comedy tag', as it is absolutely hilarious in the divide between the serious themes of the story and the precious and poetic style used more and more in the book series :

When in a modern prose composed of fast paced action and moments of dramatic tension, the impersonal narrator as well as all the characters, whatever their social station, always express themselves in a convoluted and flowery language, the effect is of the highest comic and you can not take anything happening seriously.

In short, highly entertaining if you can make the mental shift necessary. Otherwise you will be left scratching your head reading this.

lutexv
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Mature Star Wars with RPG elements

The title resumes my feelings about this novel: The sci-fi elements have among them telekinect space lords, ancient schools of thought that mastered the control of the hidden forces of the universe, deadly energy sabers, a roguish spaceship captain, exploding planets and a main character with growing darkness inside of him. Reminds you of a certain super popular series? Yeah.

But fret not. This is definetely not some copycat who uses the glory of others to profit. Instead, those elements are all reimagined. They are reworked with a much more mature, dark and dangerous approach. And it is wonderful. The RPG elements are just a representation of those growing powers on the main character, and in no way become the focus of the story. It is just a seasoning to make everything a bit more delightful.

This is the third book of the series, so if you want commentaries about the storyline itself, you should check the page for the first two. I recommend it.

PS: The biggest flaws I see here and could suggest the author to work on are the grammar (there are many sentences that could use commas, full stops or less repeating words) and the romance/friendship between characters that feel slight fake somethings (like with the romance between the MC and the dwarven girl, and the everlasting suspicions and prejudice towards Val that his companions have over him on the first two books and this book's Prologue).

Azcheron
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For the night is dark and full of psions

Its a realistic/gritty story set in a dark Earth (think underground hit-squads, black-ops etc) and an even darker 'VR' World (no spoilers if you've read the first book, and if you havent youre an idiot if you didn't figure it out from the blurb of the book, no offence :P ) where more atrocities happen.

Lots of nice sci-fi and magic elements which mesh together, but while that certainly adds to the book I think the core of why a lot of people enjoy this story is more to do with the Author's stylistic choices in writing.

The writing feels very detailed and descriptive while not seeming overly long or exhausting to read. Thats kinda the best way I can describe it at least. I thoroughly enjoy the action sequences and the way characters are shown to act and interact feels REAL and of consequence, which helps you invest yourself in the story.

Overall while I like almost everything I have to tag a star off of the story rating due to a major choice the author made for the beggining of this (the 2nd book) and which appears to STILL be in effect as of chapter 10 (though there is hope of that changing.) No Spoilers, but you'll realise what I mean when you read it. Suffice to say I think using that kind of thing as a plot point is more frustrating than anything else, and while I'm still reading the story... it would have been better if you resolved it faster or maybe didn't do it.

 

Well anyway, 5/5 overall, I really like the story and I LOVE the franchise.

 

Also, plz let us see out favourite artifact hunting team again soon :P

octonus
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Read books 1+2, then stop

Books 1-2:
Our anti-hero saves the day by virtue of being op, and being a giant bastard. Gritty, dark world, where the LitRPG stuff doesn't really hurt/help the story. One of the better anti-hero stories I've read recently. The author really needs a better editor though, as even the kindle editions are nearly unreadable due to myriad misspellings, incorrectly used expressions, and other forms of illiteracy.

Book 3: Our hero has amnesia. This can occasionally work at the start of a series, but I've never seen it work in the middle.

Book 4: It's a harem story now.

LouderBerg
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A not so great addition to the series

Edit : these books are good stand alone but together they are not that compelling thats why based upon previous books i give it a three

Most of the book is a power down for the main character using one of the most cliched tropes

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Effectively causing a huge gap in the middle of the series infuriating the fans of book one and two

The biggest problem with book three lies with the fact that it feels completely different it feels like a completely different story the author himself says:

”this fresh story arc is something even new readers can (hopefully) enjoy without being totally out of the loop if they never read books 1&2”

And that certainly is possible by discarding half of the fans in the process

And it seems to have worked and this story seems newbie friendly 

Edit : this story was finished before being posted here so effectively any and all feedback is meaningless so essentially anything can happen i think what happened to book 3 is a testament to possible outcomes because  people cant read the previous books so they cant actually give a rating

Ramesh
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It has been a long time since a series has completely caught me in its embrace while I spend every minute devouring the fantastic tale. The story moves fast and the expressions takes the reader into the heart of the story as close as it gets to a VR helm :)

Thank You MH Johnson and I'am really glad that you started to pen your fantastic thoughts into epic tales..