Archive for March, 2019


The Butcher returns

March 15, 2019

Been a long 10 years since my last post, what have i done with myself, read lots, watched lots, been to Thailand and got a new love of LitRPG books.


So for my first return post here is a beauty.


First of a little disclaimer I count Dave as one of my friends and I have appeared in his second dark elf book.

K Shadow Sun Survival. see below for the release blurb


How well would you fare if the apocalypse fell upon you? Could you survive more than a few days? Would you be able to feed yourself? Find clean water? Safe shelter? Heal your wounds?

Allistor is a gamer geek who has spent most of his life indoors, playing virtual reality MMORPGS and reading classic LitRPG books. But when Earth is seized by an ancient race wielding incredibly advanced tech, who transport the entire planet to a new location with twin suns, he finds himself fighting to survive in real life. The human race is declared a contaminant, and the new overlords decree that 90% of us will be exterminated. Creatures out of myth and legend are sent to do the killing. Dragons, titans, alien creatures big and small, all with a hunger for human flesh. Humans who survive the first year will be rewarded.

After seeing his family killed in the first week, Allistor leads a small group of survivors in their struggle to stay alive. Not satisfied with simple survival, he strives to make himself and his people stronger. The new ‘magic’ RPG system that now governs the planet is something he can work with, and teach others to exploit. Thrust into a leadership position, and with vengeance in his heart, Allistor aims to establish a stronghold, then take the fight to the monsters who seek to enslave his people.


Ok so without spoilers lets do this. Starts off with a bang and similarities to Tao Wongs cities on fire series. But while there as some things that bring them close its Dave’s ability to make you care for the characters, he is a world former, Tolkien crafted great visions that were grand and sweeping, Dave drags the reader into the adventure you are there for every shock and every joy, tears have been shed reading his previous series the Greystone Chronicles and I am glad to say that this is a worthy addition to his expanding stable. Nice world building elements for those of you litrpg fans, also quite character heavy and a few nods to other authors and genre tropes and also some nice waves to World of Warcraft.


Roll on book 2