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REVIEW: Video Game Plotline Tester (The Dark Herbalist #1) by Michael Atamanov

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*No Major Spoilers*

Would you be prepared to work for free? How would you like to bust your hump for a large corporation 60-plus hours a week without a wage or a single day off for the vague promise of some mysterious perks in the distant future?

You’d refuse point blank, wouldn’t you?

But what if the job in question was playing a state-of-the-art fantasy MMORPG game? And what if this was the only thing you’re really good at? Especially considering that your in-game partner is someone really special to you – and this person already lives a virtual life?

After thoroughly enjoying the Mirror World series, I thought I could continue to follow the virtual-reality genre. Though similar in theme, both series are different in their own rights.

My opinion on the two series is that whichever series you start first is going to be your favorite. Whether you start with The Dark Herbalist or Mirror World series, both are great in their own rights.

Now, my opinion on this book in particular. I enjoyed this book, the thought of a goblin herbalist is a very interesting character. In Boundless Realm, the virtual reality game, Goblins are disliked by most species. However, being an herbalist means you can learn alchemy and make potions to better your chance of survival.

In Boundless Realm, people can kill NPCs as well as fellow players (this causes a criminal marker to be next to their name). This book shows that the NPCs aren’t just complex codes and have cardboard personalities.

The main job description, as the title implies, is to test unusual character/job combinations in order to draw new players to the game. Instead of your typical combinations of characters and jobs, for instance, an Orc Warrior, or an Elf Mage, you can choose unlikely combinations for a unique playing experience.

One of the scenes I found to be most memorable was when the main character, Timothy, found a swamp home to wyverns while exploring and on a quest to kill the queen of the wyverns. The prize he was to claim from completing this quest was very unique, a wyvern egg which allows for one to hatch and raise the creature to become a usable mount in the game later.

In conclusion, I found this book to be overall well enjoyable, it was action-packed and held my attention quite well. There’s a lot more to the story that I haven’t said here, but it’s a fun read for sure.

REVIEW: Project Daily Grind; Mirror World: Book 1, by Alexey Osadchuk

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Update: Back in the Groove of Things!

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Hello everyone!

After a small break, and a library visit, I am back to reading again! I have found some novels, comic book, and manga that will be appearing on my blog within the coming weeks!

Monday, I will return with another audiobook review. I don’t want to spoil what it’s going to be. So please return to find out!

Thanks to everyone who sent the kind words and messages! It feels good knowing I’m not the only one with mental health issues.

So, I enjoyed my break, but now I’m ready to start reading again!

Thanks, everyone!

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Update Regarding My Mental Health & This Blog

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I am starting to feel better mentally, getting out of my slumps takes anywhere from a few days to a week or two. I have started listening to a new audiobook, as well as reading another book. For now, I am still going to be taking things slow until I am feeling 100%.

I am also looking for a job. I am currently not getting paid for writing this blog or reviewing books. I had an interview yesterday, and I’m not sure of how it went. So if I do end up getting a job, this blog will be having the schedule changed (yet again).

Thanks for your patience guys!

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