Rion Castle! Alex and Enea are facing a serious test of courage if they want to keep this unique citadel built by the lost civilization of the Founder Gods. Abounding with mystery and powerful artifacts, its dungeons are a complex maze of tunnels swarming with creatures of Inferno. What's even worse, Alex's "impulse buy" risks to trigger the first clan war in the Crystal SRion Castle! Alex and Enea are facing a serious test of courage if they want to keep this unique citadel built by the lost civilization of the Founder Gods. Abounding with mystery and powerful artifacts, its dungeons are a complex maze of tunnels swarming with creatures of Inferno. What's even worse, Alex's "impulse buy" risks to trigger the first clan war in the Crystal Sphere. And they don't yet know that the donjon's dark bowels harbor a nightmare about to become the new curse of Rion Castle.In the meantime, Infosystems Corporation begins an aggressive marketing campaign pushing its state-of-the-art neuroimplants onto unsuspecting gamers. A new era of reckless destruction is looming over the real world......
|Title||:||The Curse of Rion Castle|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||595 Pages|
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The Curse of Rion Castle Reviews
Phantoms in the Castle*Beware spoilers ahead! (Includes establishing information from "The Crystal Sphere" https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Sphere... and items to hook you into this title)*Welcome back to the world of Crystal Sphere! Where we left our protagonist at the conclusion of "The Crystal Sphere," Alex was on an urgent quest for loot to fulfill a promise made by Dimian, our favorite NPC trader. Unable to procure the goods through normal channels, Alex enlisted the help of first player friend, the Dwarf Togien, his Combat Wizard friend, Enea, a mad scientist turned in-game mad Alchemist, Platinus, and a small party of mercenaries to power them through a quest. This quest lead them to the titular cursed Rion Castle, where long before any players walked the world, the final followers of the Founders faced off against their foes of Light and Dark. If all things go according to plan, the newly minted clan, "the Black Mantises," will have a home base and source of income within the castle. Unfortunately for our heroes, not all of their difficulties were computer generated, as Alex's female former friend, Christa, has managed to follow Alex to the Castle on a quest of her own. The world has recognized the clan's claim to the castle, but their claim means nothing until the lingering curse upon it is cleansed. Remnants of the Dark lurk within, enjoying the fruits of their victory over the Founders' followers, and that is just the quest mandated threat. What else hides within the fabric of Crystal Sphere?"The Curse of Rion Castle" is an interesting follow-up to "The Crystal Sphere." In the previous title, Alex was in the shoes of a brand new player, tentatively exploring the world. While his mercenary acquaintances will make it easier to take on the role of a more experienced player, both in points and in actual experience, there are still many challenges to face. Some games may be happy to outsource player suffering to other players, but not Crystal Sphere! The game world provides a system of organized Chaos that delivers action, worldbuilding, hints of romance, and a bit of mystery to the characters and readers alike. Infosystems is in a hurry to make sure that the neuroimplant will be out of beta soon. What has them in such a rush?
i enjoyed the world building.
A continuation right where the previous story left off and continues that story line without missing a beat. Really, it feels like the first two books could have been easily combined to form a single large one rather easily.One of the things I really appreciate about Livadny's writing, is the people actually feel like people. In several other Russian translated stories I've read, only the main character feels real, with everyone around him being some Machiavellian figure waiting for their moment to stab him in the back. Aside from spoilers (and this book has some big plot points), most of the book is better than average LitRPG fair. There were some interesting translations errors in this one. It had one normal one I caught, oxidized being used instead of rusted. These are 'google translate' style errors and fairly common in other books too, since the meaning is essentially the same thing. This one, though, had a couple of the non 'google translate' ones, for example: Cannibal being used instead of carnivore, or avant-garde instead of advanced guard. Errors of a translator who has English as their second language and got close to the word they wanted. There were only two errors like this that I caught and they were so close to sounding like the right word that I almost missed them, my brain filling in the write word on it's own.(view spoiler)[Livadny doesn't mess around with his plots though. Where some authors will sprinkle tidbits of bigger mysteries into a half dozen books and never get any closer to exploring them. Livadny drops a huge plot point at the end of this one and has me really excited for more. It's the kind of thing that makes me wonder if this series might spin off, or connect to another series of his. (hide spoiler)]
To much to fastEverything felt really rushed in this book.Castle, lots of stupidly powerful loot for low level characters, a never ending supply of gold. The seeming ability to beat any enemy no matter how strong they are. To top it all off you get a sudden three year time jump.I honestly don't want to recommended this book to anybody. I won't be getting book three.
Good follow up on the previous book. This book expand in the already introduced premise. The plot focuses on lifting the curse of the castle owned by our dear neuro and his clan. Concentrates on clan development rather than character development. The book is fun to read.
Good read again, loving those LitRPG books.Figures out a bit more about his "class" and makes some friends and enemies allong the way.Basicly starts figuring shit out for the better.Also, the ending.. did not see that coming.On to the next!
Don't know how I feel about this series now given how it ends but all in all this is a solid LitRPG offering that might be a good book to try while waiting for the amazing Awaken Online.
I enjoyed this way more than book 1 of and that twist at the end...