LitPodcast #54 take a listen

Geek Bytes is back with a list of reviews of the newest LitRPG books hitting the ebook shelves.

New Releases and Reviews:
Again from the last Synaptic: A LitRPG Adventure: Epoch of Our Beneficence (Vol. 1) (08:23)
The Forgotten Throne Part 1 (A LitRPG Serial) (10:07)
They Fight Three Giants (Caverns and Creatures Short story) (12:26)
Negative Man: (Book 1) (LitRPG) (13:45)
Area Of Effect(The Crucible Shard Book 5) (17:52)
The Eternal: Dragonborn – A LitRPG Saga (World of Ga’em Book 2) (20:23)
Spellbinder: The Shadow Legacy 1 (24:28)
Stay on the Wing (The Dark Herbalist Book #2) (29:45)
Stone Raiders’ Return (Emerilia Book 6) (32:22)
Eden’s Gate: The Sparrow: A LitRPG Adventure (35:00)

(New) Hero of Thera: a LitRPG novel published 01 June, 2017 by Eric Nylund. 517 pages priced at $5.99 and free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited


Are you a top-rated gamer?
Then you might have the skills to play the Game … where players are sponsored by actual demon lords, gods, and goddesses, or Lovecraftian nightmares.
Enter Thera, a real kingdom at the crossroads of many other worlds, but with all the augmented-reality interfaces, character progression, and game mechanics that players know and love.
And the stakes of The Game?
Nothing less than Creation–every world in every universe and reality.
So … no pressure.
Thus Hector Savage, gamer extraordinaire, comes to Thera. Nothing can prepare him, though, for the schemes of Abyssal Lords,
rampaging barbarian ghosts, and a host of nefarious forces who want him dead–before he can even make the fifth level!

Eric’s blog


About Eric Nylund:
Eric Nylund is a New York Times bestselling and World Fantasy Award nominated author of sixteen novels including HALO: THE FALL OF REACH and the LitRPG novel, HERO OF THERA.

For 15 years, Nylund’s day job was making video games. He attended the 1994 Clarion West Writer’s Workshop and has a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Master’s degree in theoretical chemical physics. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family on a rain-drenched mountain.

*Rank: less than 24 hours old and the book has already hit Amazon’s top 1000.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #924 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

A little of why I created this site

A few days ago, I was talking with a few LitRPG enthusiasts and we agreed it’s becoming harder to find the time to read all the LitRPG novels coming out. And, then an epiphany: why don’t we take a crack at writing some short stories.

Call it a bedtime snack for brainiacs—LitRPG style.  This isn’t to take away from all the great novels in the genre.  We’ll surely give plenty of space to promote authors and review books.

Things we hope to see contributed here:

  • Alternative endings;
  • Short stories;
  • New and mixed tropes;
  • Author interviews;
  • Book reviews;
  • Links and new discoveries in LitRPG;
  • And, lively discussions.

We aren’t here to reinvent sites that already have a niche.  We’re not looking to steal fans away from other groups either.  We’re just trying to add to an already deeply cool community of likeminded readers.

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