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The Initialization: A Livestreamed Dungeon Crawl LitRPG (The Rise of the Winter Wolf Book 1) Kindle Edition
What would you do if your entire life was suddenly changed at the drop of a hat?
The entire population of the world that you were born into suddenly transported to another planet along with the rest of the intelligent inhabitants of the Milky Way Galaxy.
A strange System talking to you about abilities and levels without a care for your opinions.
Thousands of monster spawning dungeons placed around the new world without a care for the new inhabitants.
And if those weren't bad enough, a forced invitation for one thousand random individuals to compete in a livestreamed competition within a dungeon with the rank of Administrator as the prize.
You don’t know?
Well, it’s actually pretty simple.
Our story follows Wolf Adler as he, along with every other human on Earth, are faced with a strange blue box filling up their vision, warning them about an upcoming reappropriation of every being of sufficient intelligence to a new planet for the initialization of some sort of System.
Will he perish in this new world? Or will he thrive?
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- ASIN : B0B1TKPWCX
- Language : English
- File size : 4408 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 626 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,939 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Author has a strange fixation with knives and swords being the weapon of choice of assassins which is weird, especially for supposedly 'government'-backed assassins.
US Presidential assassinations . . .with guns: 4. . . .with knives: 0.
US Presidential assassination attempts and plots . . .with guns: 16. . . with explosives: 9. . . .with aircraft: 2. . . . .with forklifts: 1. . . . with knives: 1. Not an exhaustive list, but a pretty telling data set anyway.
Using a knife requires you to infiltrate the targets location, get past bystanders and security while carrying a weapon and stand _right next to them_, deliver a strike which is actually lethal (and you are likely only to have a single strike if they can even get close enough to take it), and if you're working for a third party - who isn't going to want you to be caught and interrogated - you need to be able to escape afterwards. For an assassin with government resources, a knife is probably less practical then even the old poisoned umbrella gambit.
The Author likely needs to waste less time playing Assassins Creed, and waste more time playing Hitman if they want to write about assassins in any setting based in the last couple of centuries.
If you want to read a livestreamed LitRPG read Dungeon Crawler Carl first - it is hilarious, over-the-top, intricate and well-plotted with most details well-thought out and characters well-defined and compelling (up to book 3 at least - dunno about later books). If you're still hungry after that. Then read this. But leave at least half-a-year between them. The Initialization is alright but a bit bland and the world-building makes some alarming creaks; it wouldn't stand up very well at all read back to back with DCC.
My personal rating system
1 Star Couldn't finish the book
2 Stars Didn't really like the book, but was interested enough in the story to finish (Skipping great chunks)
3 Stars The book was okay, finished it and will consider reading more from the author
4 Stars Really enjoyed the book, will check out others by this author
4 1/2 Stars Loved the book, will immediately check out others by author, if asked will recommend book
5 Stars LOVED the book, will immediately check out all others by author, will preemptively recommend book to ALL my book friends
I loved it and expect I'll be rereading it again in the future. This book is a solid 4 and a half stars which I've bumped up to five as Amazon doesn't do half stars. Great characters, story, action and levelling.
I'm taking the half star off for purely personal taste. My preference is for stories with more interaction amongst friends, with banter and heart. This book has more of a lone wolf character.(pun not intended)
Top reviews from other countries
It's a good young adult progression plot looking forward to next stage in evolution of "young pup" 😀
This book doesn’t.
Definitely worth reading.