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The adventures of Morgan Mackenzie and her sidekick Lulu the Loofah continue! The [Skyclad Sorceress] has made new friends, discovered she has some enemies, and now along with the Worldwalker Dana and the survivors of the Expedition she is working to get out of the Wildlands.

Meanwhile, the Deskren have beseiged Fort Expedition, and The General rides with his troops to their relief. He is followed by The Hammer, leading the Children of the First Beast. Certainly an impressive and dangerous force, but will they get to Expedition in time to save the city? If they arrive in time, can they hold the walls until the Tribes arrive?

As the northern continent slips deeper into autumn and winter, the Empire in the south prepares for spring and the planting of crops. Their raiding campaign into the north has not gone well, and tensions are rising as food shortages loom, and all is not as it seems in Nouveau Deskra.

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Still Good, An LitRPG Epic.

Reviewed at: Chapter 5: Roadside Respite

Now If you're here reading this review you probably have already read Skyclad, if not then you should go read it because this is it's sequel.

Now... where to start? Its still very much so Skyclad 2 eletric bogaloo, but it already starts with the style prevalent in the second part of Skyclad.

To avoid giving spoilers for that story, this is the TLDR:

"Skyclad starts with a clearly defined MC, Morgan, then it transitions away from it as more and more, and more, and some more side characters are introduced and the bigger picture becomes clearer. This one continues that trend"

This is eerily similar to Game of Thrones' style of writting, except we can be pretty sure at least 90% of the characters will survive. 

Now why some people dislike it? Well thats because the MC's personal tale (a very interesting one) got marginalized in favor of a tale of Epic proportions, the author does an incredible job at it, but its still consists of small discontinued  scenes with several characters and a metric ton of Telling and not Showing.

As I've said the author does a great job at making it all seem epic, as he should, because I my eyes if he failed at it the story would consist of several MC concepts hapharzadly throw together, with way too many PoVs and not enough time spent on any of them, basically trying to tell several stories at once.

But MIB suceed at balancing it out, this is a tale of epic proportions for better and for worse.

This book continues that, and I personally like it; Saying that,  I wont touch it with a 20feet long pole right now, because this is still Skyclad, and believe me when I say it that the cliffs are terrible, really terrible, months long interruptions on storylines terrible.

I reccomend reading this once its done, or at least once its 3/4 done at the earliest, if you just binged Skyclad, take an advice and sleep on this one, the cliffs are really THAT BAD.

 

CyclopsSlayer
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Loving the start of Book 2 so far! So much more to see that I cannot wait to get my hands on.

 

If you haven't read Book 1 yet, why the hell not? You're missing a treat!

 

This story continues the excellence we have grown used to from the first book. 

The characters are involved and involving. Fully fleshed with their own quirks and problems. A good dozen storylines wrapping around each other to become a single tapestry

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Well constructed and paced, thought out, measured and methodical.

Reviewed at: Chapter 5: Roadside Respite

What can I say, I like it enough to leave a review. 

I come from a... 12hour or so binge of the live pages of this book, and the entirety of the last book so I might just be coming down from a new fiction high but as I try and slow down and think to myself what exactly about these books has me so captivated I might as well share that with the world.

So often with books of the Isekai/litrpg genre what we see is wish fulfillment, narratively self indulgent over powered characters who represent the Authors Ego, more than any coherent motif or story telling character archetype. 

In the case of these two books, Skyclad and Skybound, I beleive that what we have is a focus on story first. I can easilly say that the focus of this book is the inherent freedom of the soul, and the choices we make as we cope with the scenarios we find ourselves embroiled within, and the hope that their is some kind of system out there which abhors a choice made null. 
Not only does the Author treat his characters with a respectful seperation, not allowing himself to make their journies easier than needed, thus giving them their own sense of freedom, he draws us into it, by putting their mistakes and their fears first and center. 

Are these characters overpowered? Yes, I think so, certainly by our earthly standards, but if you read up to this point in the story and don't see how the world they are in is so dangerously terrifying as to mark them, and really most of the characters we have seen so far as middle ground power levels, I'm not sure what book you're reading. 

The story has been constructed well, with the different viewpoints and character motivations on display in order to present a cohesive narrative, that serves to tie disparate plot elements and characters together, rather than being ephemeral or fleeting fancy's. 

Without presenting spoilers, I will say that there have been a few, very emotional moments for me, especially regarding the characters who have been given second chances. The lense through which we are seeing this Story resonates with me in a way that I have not chanced across often.

I am greatly enamored of this series, and am looking forward to reading the rest of it as soon as it comes out. Piece by piece.

Necrontyr525
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Book two is coming, and Book one (Skyclad) was an absolute blast! the HYPE is real!

Arcane_Pozhar
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Book two in an excellent series!

Reviewed at: Chapter 5: Roadside Respite

This is the second book in a great series.  Warning, as the first book progresses, the side character cast does grow (and they get their own POV chapters).  Some poeple like to gripe about this, and I get it, but I think the side characters are pretty interesting as well.  Plus, you know they are on their way to meeting, and then the drama can really unfold!

Anyway, this series is quite excellent so far, check it out!

Zarelto
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Book one was a great read,and book two lets hope will be the same or even better 

monoliith
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soooo EXCITED! Book 1 is fucking incredible. Book 2 is hopefully gonna keep the trend going!