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It is all real. A real world with real stakes and real cthulu like horror monsters trying to take over everything. But Jin-ee, now a free floating magical manifestation, and Phallania, a warrior woman who serves as Jin-ee's link to the world, are determined to stand in their way and save this world, and her own, from the nightmare that the evil meerendren promise to all sentient life.
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I marked it as 3 stars for a reason. Because I can see where the story is going, and I like tons of aspects about how your character and storylines are setup. The writing is incredibly well done as well. The problem I have, is you don't have a traumatic content warning.
Listen, I understand everyone has there own threshhold but seeing
A woman basically, tortured and mind raped to the point where she is so downtrodden and without hope that she betrays everything her current self and past self stands for. Then willingly submits to torture just for that brief hope she could survive. Not to mention the incredibly real scary moment, that they probably aren't doing alot to get her out of here. More than likely, they're just going to keep her here for entertainment.
When she's sitting in her cell and realizing that, she seriously contemplates suicide being a way out. That there would possibly be a chance that it'd wake her up or get her out of there, but she had no idea if it'd work. She actually weighs her chances, wondering if it'd be better that way if she'd just died. Having a friend of mine commit suicide this month, and going to his funeral this week, that hit.. hard.
Please in the future, mark this with a trauma warning.
Author has since added the tag. So I'll tack on another star :)
So, just a fast one. This is one of the new series that got my heart pumping, waiting for updates, and wishful thinking the author had a Patreon with some extra chaps, so amazing this is.
I do understand where some warning should be needed though, I didn't get it at the beginning, because it is a good happy to read inversion Game Lit RPG, but later it gets a bit ... scarier. But not enough that that is the reason you shouldn't read! Because it continues interesting as hell and the author does a really amazing job at it.
I still have a lot of reading to do to catch up but let me say a few things. One - I read the author on Amazon and so I have a bias. Two - Despite that I can honestly say that this is a fantastic story, especially the game tutorial! I'll amend my review later if it gets boring or otherwise unenjoyable but at present I would say I am hooked!
The characters are brilliant. Especially Jin-ee. Despite having such a sad life at the start she really jumps into this chance at a new fantastical in-game life and I can totally feel that. Also she makes good choices with her character building, preparing for a game that is not just combat but requires charisma. As all full immersion games should do really. I mean if you are going to live the game you are going to have to talk to people so it is smart to be charming.
I don't see any grammatical problems. But I saw in the comments that there have been one or two and that the author has corrected them.
The style is quite professional. Also different from his normal stuff. He usually writes over-the-top comedy that reads like a mix of Robert Bevan and Joshua Done. This one is serious and I'm surprised to see that the author was able to make such a switch so thoroughly.
The story is great. 5 stars all around.