A Weird Book #1

by saltywaters

Original ONGOING Contemporary Fantasy Psychological Sci-fi Dungeon LitRPG Multiple Lead Characters Urban Fantasy
Warning This fiction contains:
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A rogue wizard summons the dungeon, using his own life as fuel. As the dungeon grows, it warps the world around it, spreading mana and 'The System'.

Ben, a young man without a stake in the future helps decide the fate of the world; Melmat, the disciple, carries out his master's will and prepares the world for Dies Irae; Casimer, a dungeon born in a barren desert two hours north of Las Vegas, seeks a way to survive and establish himself across the earth.

This is their story; the story of the pre-apocalyptic world.

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A Very Good Start to a Dungeon Core(?) Novel

      A Weird Book #1 is so far an engaging read (it has nine chapters at the time of writing this review).  The premise seems to be that two men are deliberately bringing a dungeon core and LITRPG mechanics to Earth, but the author shows a great deal of originality in a genre that all too often depends on the same tropes.  I recommend that anyone, whether or not normally you are normally interested in LITRPG, give this book a try, because it is not quite like anything else I have read in the genre.

      The most notable part of this book is its style of writing, somwhat similar to older science fiction works.  This book has a deliberately stylized, highly descriptive kind of writing, which most closely reminds me of Dune or Fahrenheit 451. There are also no infodumps or long expository sequences explaining, in great detail, how the world works.  Rather, the author lets description and the characters' actions slowly reveal what is going on to the reader.  This can backfire by leaving the reader totally lost, but in my opinion, it so far works here.

      There is not much to say about the characters or story yet, because the main plot has not been revealed, and the characters are still developing.  Up to this point, however, the author seems to be on the right track, and I look forward to reading more as it is released.  If you go into this expecting a traditional LITRPG or dungeon core novel, you will probably be disappointed; however, I would recommend anyone at least give this book a try, because you will probably be surprised by what you find.

P.S.  Please get a better, or at least more desciptive, title.