Frankly, I started reading this book thinking it would be like "Ding"(I think that was the name) by Selkie. I thought it would just be a random series of weird rooms and random facts. Admittedly, I didn't pay attention to the tags.
Instead, there is actually an interesting somewhat interactive mystery. This is also the only 2nd person and/or interactive story that I have actually been invested in.
A really nice book that includes dungeoneering as well as cooking. It has many nice recipes, which is why I am convinced that the story is just to lure people into finding and making the recipes.
The author's notes and comments suggest this may be accurate. While the story itself is really good that is because the author has written books that aren't lures before. The book being good doesn't mean that it isn't a trap.
Some would argue this is just a weird conspiracy theory, but why do they say this?
The answer is that they are part of the conspiracy!
Some were paid off, but others helped make the trap itself!
Wake up, see the truth.
Why did this book stop?
This is one of the most fun book I've read, as well as one of the most well made pet mc book I've seen.
The last few chapters did introduce a few more worldbuilding-ish topics, like more monsters without future chapters to expand upon them. Despite this, it really was more slightly confusing rather than angering or even annoying.
All in all, it was a very fun book and I still wonder why it was stopped.
The main idea of the five marks is intriguing. It is similar to other ideas of 'chosen ones', especially in isekai type stories, but the actual story and plot is much different from those. It mixes the 'chosen ones' idea with a type of plot where it is not normally used.
While there is not enough posted to flesh out the systems(magic/mark/etc.) used in the story it does seem like the basis for a somewhat unique blend of genres.