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  1. says:

    I picked up this weird LitRPG fantasy mostly because it had a similar sounding premise to the Demons of Astlan by J L Langland Both this book and Langland s story had a similar set up with a kid from Earth being sucked into a demon world The bad news is Gestation lacks in pretty much every area when compared to Demom of Astlan so if you like the idea you may as well just read Langland s series The story had the potential to be a lot of fun Project Chrysalis is a brand new fully immersive VR world The government use it to pair orphan children with loving parents in the VR world Anji, a 12 year old boy, is one such orphan but something goes wrong for him when he is murdered in the game in a ritual sacrifice and his soul ends up in Hell I know it sounds pretty horrific for a 12 year old to have to deal with but to be honest this is the type of tale where the realism is so low that a lot of the happenings have no emotional resonance to them The horrors of the demon realm were actually the least disturbing part of Anji s story His time with his foster parents in the VR world and his time in the orphanage in the real world were both a lot disturbing I m not sure what the author John Gold was aiming for but it left me with the impression he had been raised in an abusive household It helped the story that Anji was a bit of a sociopath and was never a realistic 12 year old He really should have been wrote as 16 or 17 minimum as he acted that age at least It was one of the real flaws of the story The worldbuilding was the typical LitRPG set up Set in a vaguely sci fi future where fully immersive VR technology is available so people have the option to live in a game world The twist in this story was the fact that it was set far enough in the future that the tech was widely used and humanity had advanced to the point of having a splinter colony on the moon that was completely independent and technologically advanced than the countries on Earth The biggest flaw in this book was the chronic stats list I listened to the audio and it was around 10 hours long If the chronic stats had been cut the book would have been 7 or 8 hours max It really was that bad It had all the symptoms of an author milking the flaws in the Kindle Unlimited system The endless lists of stats would be easy to skip in ebook format as I m sure 100% of readers do but with audio one is stuck listening to them over and over and over AGAIN It became repetitive and boring and definitely hurt the pacing of the story The strange thing is the stats calmed down a lot after the 60% mark of the story and only made a return to early levels in the last 10% It was like someone told the author he was taking the piss but rather than go back and rewrite the early parts of the story he just continued writing the next bit with the advice in mind It was bizarre I d not even be too surprised to learn this book was written by two different authors My guess is the first author got bored of writing all the stats over and over again so hired a hack to finish the story.Another big flaw in the story was the fact that Gold and the hack were not great at making me visualise their world It was often a little confusing to tell what was happening in the real world and what was happening in the VR world It was easy to figure out with Anji but less clear with the few secondary characters the story bounced to from time to time The stats themselves seemed to make little actual sense 3 hours of them and all I got was the fact that Anji was slowly growing his strength in a lot of areas Your regular fantasy author could have packed that info into a few sentences throughout the story The characters in the story were mostly throwaway and Anji was too unrealistic to truly connect with but despite that fact, and all the other flaws, I ve mentioned plus the somewhat amateur writing I did feel like the story had a weird pull to it I blasted through this one pretty quickly which is to its credit as I had 3 other reads on the go from various genres and this is the book that held my attention the best of the bunch I do feel like the building blocks for a good story were in here somewhere In the hands of a good author this could have been a really decent book Rating 3 stars I pondered 2.5 stars due to all the flaws but I m going with the full 3 stars since this was weirdly engaging despite its issues Audio Note I feel like Jef Holbrook did OK with the audio.


  2. says:

    As the author s first book in a brand new series, it did well enough in setting up the in game world as well as the real life world The characters at times blend into each other since there are so many At some points, I didn t understand which characters were gods and which were wanderers The story has great potential though, and I can t wait for book 2


  3. says:

    Title Gestation Author John Gold Published May 22, 2018 Publisher Litworld Ltd Right off the bat, I m going to disclose that I have never read a LitRPG book before To be even honest, I didn t even know there was such a genre, and I really didn t know what to expect as far as content So, from what I gathered from half hearted research, the plot and setting takes place within a virtual reality A popular book to movie example is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline So, that is the gist of the genre someone playing a fully immersive MMORPG where you feel and experience everything realistically Now, I have played a handful of these games, and have extensively played Black Desert Online, which is a very popular Korean MMORPG If there is one thing that any player knows, it s that success is determined by leveling up, obtaining the best loot from mobs, and the constant finger and thumb breaking repetition of GRINDING Which, paired with an uninteresting storyline plot, chased me away from the game I haven t returned since Now, once they come out with deep dive technology, I ll consider hopping back on Unless we experience the horrors of Sword Art Online, an anime where players are trapped in game and will die in real life if they die within the game Or if someone attempts to disconnect them from the system, which will promptly kill them, too Anyways, the synopsis of Gestation was interesting enough I liked the cover, and they compared it to Sword Art Online, which I liked for the first half of the season I was thinking that it would be a change in pace, considering I don t read a lot of Sci Fi, and I wanted to see what LitRPGs were about When I was looking at the author, Gold expressed that much of his inspiration comes from video games and other really popular LitRPG authors in Russia Yeah, I guess Russians like LitRPGs I gotta say , I really liked it, but still found myself annoyed with some of the aspects Anji, the main character, was extremely OP He s your typical angsty, genius, orphan with a serious superiority complex Regardless, I was rooting for him I wanted him to stick it to everyone who stepped on him The rest of the characters were pretty one dimensional Granted, many of them were NPCs Non playable characters Video game lingo But I needed from him Why was he like this Surely not ALL orphans turn out to be rather sociopathic Continuing with my minor complaints, I was rather nonplussed at the beginning from the serious lack of world building Clearly this is a post Earth future But why I felt like I was LITERALLY floating in space, confused and disoriented There was little foundation, and I felt like I was just trying to puzzle everything together as the story moved along The in game grind and leveling There is a point where something BIG happens to Anji He gets betrayed and thrown quite literally in dire circumstances This becomes a huge portion of the story, and it s essentially a dialogue of him leveling up his skills, evolving into something else This process takes 1.5 ish years, and it ends up being for nothing I just felt that it was unnecessary to see the numerical values of his skills increase Overall, I think that with every work, there are kinks to be worked out and wrestled with As much as I enjoyed the concept, there were some definite holes that needed filling I would, however, recommended this book to anyone interested in the genre.


  4. says:

    LitRPG is a literary genre that combines both mechanisms of online games AND usually science fiction or fantasy novel And with the increasing love to computer and online games, extraordinary connection between literature and game world started breathing Now it is very popular genre with innumerable amount of books reader can choose from And true to be told there are pretty jewels among these books.Gestation is a book with a little bit confusing and impressive beginning at once Confusing because it was really harder sometimes to concentrate and get connected with characters and virtual reality And impressive Well that beginning was written in a pretty catchy style The concept of this book, main character, settling and finally game alone all of these aspects are screaming with a huge potential But sadly to said these were not used for 100% Let s begin with a game itself Medieval world where Anji can start his new life with family he has never had and to be whoever he wants to be But virtual world was so plain and impersonal Like we were watching it from a far distance Anji as a main character wasn t helping it either He was determined, adventurous and brave but despite that he was not the character you would be extremely fond of The good thing is that author lets him go and develop And as a lone child he became someone thirsty for vengeance.The main plot was very interesting, sometimes predictable but really touching Both of worlds were violent and brutal Too many action scenes, enough blood and thrilling moments Oh yes But somewhere in here there is the same problem like in the world We are watching it from a very far distance we are not experiencing it, not living the story together with main protagonists I would like to give stars, higher rating but there are many BUT At the end author created cursed cliffhanger that makes you want to continue in this story.


  5. says:

    Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read and review his book I have never read a LitRPG book before this one and it was an interesting experience.Here s the synopsis of the book.Synopsis from start To face Death itself, to hide from deadly guards, to conduct dark rituals and to use forbidden death magic Being sent to Hell is definitely not what 12 year old Anji would have ever expected from a government orphanage program Chrysalis the project of the century It is a hyper realistic fantasy RPG game, set in the Middle Ages Leveling up, distributing attribute points, and choosing your way of life are only a few ways the players play the game Chrysalis is the perfect virtual space where every orphan under the care of the government is placed in an in game family to receive all the love and care of parents they so desperately need This project helps kids socialize and mold them into the adults of the future They are in charge of how they grow up in the virtual space, which was built to advance society.But something went seriously wrong for Anji end full description on The description of this book instantly got me interested in this book.It took me a bit to get into this book The setting was hard to picture at first and the characters were hard to connect with The lines between the virtual reality and the actual orphanage blurred and it was hard to picture either worlds.As I kept reading, however, I started getting interested in Anji s character He develops from a young reserved kid fighting to survive to an unpredictable and unnerving force.Both worlds surprised me at how harsh and cruel they were The virtual world was almost worst than the real world I found myself feeling disgusted at certain scenes It felt unnecessary So I would give the caution that there are scenes of physical abuse and violence in this book.The plot overall was interesting and had lots of cool twists Parts of it felt rushed but overall this book is worth checking out, although it might not have been my cup of tea.I would recommend this book to those who like virtual gaming worlds, LitRPG, fantasy and sci fi books.The ending of the book got me intrigued and interested in what the next book holds Amelia


  6. says:

    I have mixed feeling about this book The story has a lot of potential but the writing style wasn t really good The first 30 pages were pretty good, it gave a good introduction to this very mechanical virtual world Everything past that point in the story was really hard to read because the author goes on pages just trying to explain things that didn t really needed to be said When Sagie entered Hell I was so ready to finally get into the story, I thought that was where everything was going to get exciting Unfortunately I thought it was only a bunch of repetition I get that the character was going through the different circles in Hell but there wasn t any excitement to it The story really could have used some major plot twists Everything was pretty predictable The author could have also included of the 7 senses to improve the story telling I didn t really feel like I was there, so adding the sense of smell, touch, and taste could have been really effective in making this story whole.I didn t feel connected to the main character at all Some authors can really make you root for a character and this story didn t make me feel that Authors will bring in a side character for the sole purpose of character development, maybe if Sagie had that, his character would have felt human.I wish I could give this a higher rating because of how much potential the storyline had but because of all the little tweaks that should have been made during editing I felt like the rate is appropriate It was a good story, just not a great one.


  7. says:

    I have no idea why I like this bookI don t know how I m enjoying this series, but I am In game progression makes absolutely no sense, rationale for our main character being so OP is very thin Out of game, everyone behaves irrationally the psychologist actually threatens to remove medical care for our main character s only friend, in an attempt to get him to open up, then she acts surprised when it has the opposite effect, then she does absolutely nothing to counter the abuses she suspects of the orphanage manager.This kind of rediculousness may or may not be accurate examples of crappy people, but the behaviour wouldn t be possible with the absurd amount of oversight and control we see from Luna.As I said despite the absurd progression, and irrational characters, I m still somehow enjoying the story.


  8. says:

    This is a of a review of both books so far The tone of the books is pretty refreshing considering the copious amounts of LITRPG out there With that said there are some things I had reservations about reading both books.There are A LOT of mechanics in this series A little too much in my opinion and the plot suffers or there isn t enough plot b c of the amount of pages dedicated to mechanics, the author literally goes into how every statistic is powered leveled, not once but twice b c of how the story played out The huge emphasis on mechanics is of unexpected in comparison to other Russian LITRPGs I have read including Fayroll where relationships, meaning who know who, plays a bigger role in determining quests, fights and so on The main character is a loner by exploiting a mechanic becomes very overpowered and just kind of wanders about kicking ass, which is of a Western LITRPG troupe.The main character is really.odd He is mature and wise in some ways, in other ways he has huge blind spots I was under the impression that he was genius level, but the mistake he made towards the end of the second novel made me scratch my head a bit, it just seem inconsistent to his established suspicious methodical charactermaybe I am thinking about it too much There are a lot of unnecessary fights, fights that are just there so the characters level up It kind of reminds me of the typical action RPGs like Diablo, just a lot of slaughtering huge amounts of mobs using AOE spells That kinds of take the tensions out many of the fights b c the enemies become fodder for the most part A lot of LITRPG get around this by making mobs strong and dangerous to the characters so that each kill is a mortal fight and the exp obtained is hard earned I wanted to give a better rating b c this series really stands out in the crowded LITRPG field, but there are just so many little things and the big things I listed above that prevent me from giving the series a better ratings The 3 stars mean I still like the series, but I have serious issues here and there.


  9. says:

    This was a really interesting book First things first This book has a LOT of information coming at you A LOT I m not going to say that this is a fast moving book, but there are a lot of little things happening at the same time There s the fall of a god, the betrayal, the birth of new gods, being sent to hell, and then the gods warring amongst themselves, not to mention all of the drama IRL in this book Add in the fact that things that affect you in the game have real effects on people outside the game.With that all said, this is a story about a boy who simply wants to get accepted and just gets screwed 9 ways to Sunday, and when everything is said and done, he does the only thing that s left for him to do He fights back as hard as he can and doesn t give an inch The kid in the book truly does have good intentions all throughout the story, but he just keeps catching a raw deal and after being sent to hell, he starts to change into the monster that everyone wants him to become This is possibly one of the darker slice of life stories that I met where the boy goes from hugging his father in one chapter to literally offering up something like 2,000 demons for power Yeah, like I said, ish gets real.


  10. says:

    Unlike most other litrpg s this one centres around a twelve year old kid the story is original and fresh by litrpg standards, though most of the book is just stat grinding.Our main character is an orphan in a future in which orphans are given npc families in a game to aid in emotional development Our main character happens to be a super genius who s also great at fighting, so he can beat up the other orphans when they try getting money from him We join him right when he first joins the game leading to litrpg stuff with some real world sections with his psychologist sprinkled in.The main problem with the book is the writing I almost felt insulted by how bad it was The book claims the main character speaks like an eighteen year old, which would be much believable if the author didn t write like at a twelve year old level.


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