Paladin Unbound starts the way that all good fantasies do. With a prologue detailing events that happened millenia ago, leading to a prophecy being left behind that becomes the catalyst for the rest of the book. Speight does this incredible well as it immediately pulls you into the mythology and history of Evelium.
While LitRPG might not be for everybody, I would like to challenge people to expand their horizons. This book has so many cool fantasy and sci-fi elements that the LitRPG elements shouldn’t distract. This is not a harem kind of wish fulfillment book, either, so no worries on that account. Its just a solid, fantasy based book that should appeal to fans of both LitRPG and fantasy alike. I highly recommend it, because book two is due to be released later this month, so you won’t have to wait for your next fix.
There was once a secret meeting in the village where all warriors, sorcerers and clerics gathered to be introduced to an ancient manuscript from a wizard. The wizard stood behind the table and slowly dropped a small book on the table in front of him. “This, my lads, is a book containing… humour! Humour about our companions, our domestic friends with four paws and snouts!!” Everyone’s jaw fell in excitement and curiosity, yet they all were eager to look at what it contained…
I really enjoyed my time with this book. I was definitely wrong about this subgenre all those years ago, but you’ll have to let me off because I am very dumb indeed! I’m looking forward to seeing where Harper takes us in the next instalment (Exodus of Gnomes, which I will be listening to later this year) and I’m certain that it will be bigger, better and even more enjoyable ride than this one!