Hero of Thera

Hero of Thera BE A HERO IN THE ULTIMATE GAME 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 nightmar

  • Title: Hero of Thera
  • Author: Eric Nylund
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • BE A HERO IN THE ULTIMATE GAME 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 playerBE A HERO IN THE ULTIMATE GAME 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 fifth level

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    1. My original Hero of Thera audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.If you are looking for a Literary Role Playing Game (LitRPG) that is not only immersive but also tells a great story, look no farther that “Hero of Thera”.  The book is wonderfully written by Eric Nylund and narrated by none other than the expert voice of the genre; Jeff Hays.  What events occur when a condemned man on death row is given the chance to engage in a game that is not your run of the m [...]

    2. This book was next in line in my LitRPG genre exploration. I follow the Goodread's LitRPG list, but will try to read at least ten books before making my own top 5.Compared to the previous one that I read (not from this series and not from this author), this book was a significant improvement! The backstory is really nice and the plot is thickening in both the "real" and "virtual" world. Character development is very powerful. It gives perspective from the hard core gamer taking the character cre [...]

    3. MasterfulOnce again, Eric Nylund has worked his particular brand of magic into an engaging tale. Hero of Thera kicks off an exciting new series that will keep you on your toes. Follow the trials of Hector Savage - a framed death row inmate - as he struggles to survive the real life game world of Thera. If you liked this story check out his books "A Game of Universe" and "Mortal Coils" - I guarantee you will love them!

    4. What a ride Let's just start by saying this book could have never ended and I would have been ok with that. Great writing the flow was so good when I looked at what percent I was on I was sad since I was halfway thru so sad😢. Great job author and hurry with book 2 I need more heroes in my life.

    5. Best new series I've started in quite some time. Enjoyed everything about this book, the game mechanics, characters, stories, all of it. Can't wait for the next book in the series!

    6. Worth the readFor whatever reason I didn't enjoy the beginning of the book. That said I continued on and quickly found a rhythm I enjoyed and was glad I checked the book out. Overall I would give the book 4.5 stars. While there are some areas of improvement and some decisions just didn't understand, I will read the next in the series to continue the journey.

    7. Probably one of the best LitRPG stories out there right now. Good character development, good story and world elements, and good internal logic.Looking forward to the next one.

    8. Before anyone complains about my low rating for such a "masterful" piece of "LitRPG", I actually enjoyed the Audiobook and recommend it to others who like reading and roleplaying games. However, enjoying it and giving an unbias opinion on recommending it to others does not mean that I liked it. It had a far-fetched and ridiculous background story (of the book's world, not protagonist's background) such that it is no better than the horrible trope of getting stuck in a virtual reality world. I do [...]

    9. LitRPGs! I've read a couple by this point and so far they've all been really solid. Lucky me!Now, Eric Nylund is the name I look for when I'm reading Halo novels. From the ones I've read, he writes my favorite. I just love this man's writing. He gets stories. He gets characters. It's good stuff. When I learned Eric Nylund had a LitRPG novel, I had to read it of course. I'm happy to report, Hero of Thera was another solid novel. I enjoyed it. I gotta say, from the very beginning, Hector made me l [...]

    10. Exceptional LitRPG story with fun characters, interesting world, and great mechanics. This book falls kind of, but not entirely, into the 'The Land' style of, Hero is recruited into becoming part of another world. Only, in this case, the god doing the recruiting gives the subject a choice and explains what their purpose is. It also has a bit of 'Dark Paladin' tint to it where there is a bit of a multiverse and a larger game being played.That said I believe this book actually does both those prem [...]

    11. The hero of Thera is on death row for a crime he did not commit, when he is offered a deal he cannot refuse by a demon from the Abyss of all things: to be their agent in the Game. He accepts, but even in the test phase he is looking for a way out. He does not like the idea of working for evil. From there we get into a world with which the protagonist interacts like a game, but with only one life. What follows is a string of dangerous adventures which the protagonist barely survives, forcing him [...]

    12. An OK read, or listen in this case. Quite typical of the genre. Nothing earth-shattering.Some realistic choices made, which is better than I can say for other books of that kind.A decent effort to turn the massive coincidence chains into a plot tool. I didn't always buy it, but I will acknowledge the attention.Still bugs me that levels don't seem to matter much for this kind of books, though.And the whole quest mechanism took all agency away from the MC by simply pointing him in the next directi [...]

    13. 3.5 starsThe book follows a very typical RPG story. Guy is stuck in a game and he needs to make the most of it. The difference here is that things get personal. I mean wouldn't you take it personally if the lord of the Abyss themselves signed you up for said game as an unwilling slave player? If they tried to manipulate you into doing their dirty work for them? The storyline is simple yet charming with very well defined characters and an interesting world (think of it as a melting pot of everyth [...]

    14. First let me tell you I’m not a professional critic, editor, or writer. I’m just an avid reader/listener to fantasy. I just recently got into the LitRPG genre and I’m likening it so far. Now, this book has everything I’ve been wanting in a story for a while now. Great writing, excellent story, excellent characters, great power/magic, and potential for a long series. I now I’m not the first person to give a review so I’m not going into details about the story itself. I just want to te [...]

    15. I just finished this book and signed up on GoodReads to post this. Eric, you clever devil. As someone who read A Game of Universe (one of Nylund's previous works), there were a couple moments where I squinted at the page. I saw what you did there, and there. And I couldn't help but wonder if the Immortals and Infernals from Mortal Coils also have players in the game.Unfortunately, I also saw the twist coming in this book at about chapter 2 or 3, and I thinkAnyway, I will recommend this for anyon [...]

    16. Good book.It has an interesting overarching plot (that will probably keep evolving), and the world is relatively well built. There are some logical problems like this minor spoiler: (view spoiler)[If they can import from other worlds (even if some things don't work) they would all be in aluminium/titanium/etc armor/gear/whatever (hide spoiler)]The characters are for the most part good, and you get some idea about what motivates them (perhaps we will get more of an idea in the next book(s)). The [...]

    17. When is a LitRPG novel not LitRPG? When it is actually EPIC Fantasy!The Hero of Thera breaks away from traditional LitRPG books and shifts the focus from a game-based storyline to a fantasy-based story, with the game elements enhancing the core fantasy theme.The world of Thera designed by the author is so immersive, I actually felt like I was on alongside the hero on his quests. The book combines the right amount of comedy, action, suspense and thrill. Unlike most other LitRPG books that delve t [...]

    18. This is definitely my kind of book. I am looking forward to more in this series to be sure.I don't know why, but lately I seem to be running into works of excellent quality. I'm not complaining of course, in fact I find it highly refreshing to find LitRPG books that aren't plagued with grammar and spelling errors, it makes me hopeful that LitRPG actually stands a chance after all.I can't thank authors enough for taking the time to make their work so enjoyable.If you are looking for a book to sit [...]

    19. Enjoyed the book a lot. I'm a gamer and familiar with a lot of the terminology but the author was really thorough in providing explanations with skills and things for the non gamer to understand things easily. It is in all honesty the first book I've ever come across with this idea so to me this is a new and unique idea. Also as bonus I did not see some of the plot twists coming which is always nice and kept me interested in the book. My one complaint is that the main character is a little lackl [...]

    20. Ballance This is another fine example of Litrpg.The first bit had me worried since I have see a start like that a few times. That fear went away within the first chapter or so.The main character is multi layered vs your standard op or noob.First half of the book is world building, and it's solid enough to support many more book without hitting Clichés. Second half of the book is also solid and never reaches the boring op stage.Full sized book, no overly sexualized cat girls, no sleeping with th [...]

    21. "A Great Start to the Series! Nylund has done it again!"I always wanted to be someone of sufficient stature to write those back-cover book blurbs. Eric *has* done it again with this one. A great story with an interesting lead who has his faults and his features. I wasn't familiar with the "LitRpg" genre prior to this and really enjoyed the game references and world-building (literal) created. A fun, fast read that entertains all the way to the end. Look forward to more of this story.

    22. Very good. More please!This RPG story was brilliant in that it told a story of a real person, faults and all, in a humorous and relatable way. This story focuses on telling a story of people, perspective, morals, odds, min maxing, and emotion. The highly logical and mathematical analytical analysis of pages of stats while present isn't overbearing, it simply is referred to in such a way as to bring about a more comprehensive understanding of both the main character and the world in which he find [...]

    23. "Playing games made me a better person. Games probably saved my life too." Ando enfiebrada con litRPG, aventuras de gente jugando MMOs o similares. Primer libro de este género que leo con un protagonista monje, a lo D&D. No es una gran obra de la literatura, pero me pareció entretenido quedé con ganas del siguiente, así que efectivo es :P"May all your dice roll critical hits, may your aim be pixel perfect, and may you always level up."

    24. Just wowThis is incredibly well written and fun.A likable underdog hero, a world of endless adventures and possibilities.I love the fact that the MC isn't over powered, and that he actually rejects the option to be so. Instead he uses his brain to fight smart. I liked all the support characters, even the nasty ones because they felt real.I highly recommend this book to everyone.I just wish I could already jump into book two.

    25. A MUST READ. This is one of the most surprisingly good books I've ever read. It sounded to much like a bad comedy to me when I read the intro. But this story shows a depth of who we are as people plus who we want to be. It has impossible battles that are only overcome by accepting that the impossible is only improbable and therefore can be accomplished. The action is out of this world and you feel like you are talking to the characters face to face.

    26. Next please!In all seriousness I really want to read the next book, after finishing this. The anticipation is rather stimulating, such tales are rather wondrous to read over and over. The action was just right as was the dialogue. It gave life to the odd assortment of background characters without leaving them as cardboard cutout's. You could almost seat yourself in his seat and go for the ride.

    27. Excellent! This book was fantastic, great story, pacing and crafted to make you invested in the characters. It is definitely one of the most well written if not the most well executed LitRPG novel that I have have the god fortune to download and read. MC is not overpowered and has to work for everything. I highly recommend.

    28. Excellent new seriesGreat writing style. Wonderful pacing and character progression. A lot of standard litrpg devices, but with enough twist to feel fresh. Main character leveling has lots of potential depth, but the author doesn't bog down the story with it, and leaves A lot for growth. Look forward to the next one

    29. Worth readingTo make a long rambling review short, it is a well written LIT RPG. Proper story structure, interesting world building and good "system". The lack of "extra lives" for example, helps give the story a sense of tension and risk.Would reccomend to any LIT RPG fans. No harams or gender bending yet so thats a plus. Looking forward to the sequel.

    30. I read an ARC of this book and loved it. What if you were playing a character in an adventure game and all of a sudden you ARE this character, but you're able to meta-game it and manipulate the game in the game? That's this book. But even if you're not a gamer, you'll like this book because Nylund just plain knows how to tell a great story.

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