by Robert Bevan
Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
Warning – This book uses the F-word a LOT. Like, a ridiculously unnecessary amount. I usually don’t care about people using the F-word, but I thought it was too much! So, just a heads up, (especially if you are listening to it on Audiobook like I did) there are a LOT of F-bombs!
Not taking into account the excessive use of the F-word, I thought this book was just ok. I liked the premise well enough but the execution was poor.
The story is about a group of friends who get sent into a game of Caverns and Creatures. (aka Dungeons and Dragons) They have become their characters and must overcome the obstacles within Caverns and Creatures. It sounds awesome!
I have only ever played one Dungeons and Dragons campaign, but there was always a path, of sorts, to follow. There were quests, side quests, and a main objective. Caverns and Creatures didn’t seem to have that. The characters floundered around a lot with no direction, which was kind of annoying.
I enjoyed the action scenes and the problem solving. I also liked the main characters a lot, but I did not like the antagonists. They were too wishy-washy. They were “good guys” who were trying to bring the main characters to justice, but then they kept forming temporary truces and then complaining about them the whole time. It would have been nice to see the protagonists fight real foes, or take on a quest.
I also hated the ending. I thought it was awful! At the time I didn’t realize this was a full series, so the ending makes a little bit of sense, in that the series can now continue, but I still didn’t like it!
Overall I liked the characters but not the plot. So it gets a 3 out of 5 rating because it was “meh” I will not be reading the rest of the series.
Have you ever played Dungeons and Dragons? Did you like it? What character were you? I was a ranger elf named Myrah with a wolf named Ly!
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