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Book 3 of the Gods' Game is finally out!

You can grab a copy here: Sovereign Rising (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08966MX2Q). Please check it out and let me know what you think! :)

For those who haven't started the series yet, The Gods' Game (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RFN5J2G/), is about Kyran, a young man from Earth who is accidentally summoned to the world of Myelad. He becomes embroiled in an eons-old war between the gods. The world of Myelad is itself a Game, with the pieces, being living beings, and champions, players who represent the gods' interest.

The story is a blend of epic fantasy and crunchy LitRPG with hard stats.

Book blurb:

The epic LitRPG fantasy adventure continues... Having at long last escaped the clutches of the labyrinth, Kyran and his party enter the world above. But who--or what--will they find waiting for them? Join Kyran as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and continues his adventures in Myelad, encountering new foes, forging new alliances, and advancing in the Gods' Game. Enter the world of Myelad and join Kyran as he continues on his path to greatness!

Hope you enjoy!

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Hi guys,

Free Agent, Chronicles of Myelad, Book 1 has been released ;D. The book is an epic fantasy/portal fantasy with a hard-magic system. Check it out, and let me know what you think!

You can grab a copy here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YZMZMRS

Book Synopsis:
The start of an epic fantasy adventure...

Of a game played between gods where the playing field is the world itself and the pieces, living beings. A young man is caught unwittingly between, in a strange world, without allies or help, and must battle for survival using his wits and magic alone.

Pawn or Player...his fate is his to decide...which will he prove to be?

Accidentally summoned from Earth to the world of Myelad, Kyran becomes embroiled in an eons-old war between the gods. Earning their ire, he is sentenced to die. To escape the gods’ trap, Kyran must become a player in their game that even the gods would learn to fear...

For those who enjoy epic tales of fantasy, this is a coming of age story of Kyran Seversan, a young man from Earth, stranded in another world where magic not only exists, but is part of an elaborate game between immortals.

Enter the world of Myelad and join Kyran on his epic journey!



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Opening scene of the book:
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Aveyad threw himself forward and evaded the downward-sweeping blade. He thrust out his hands and halted his fall before he crashed face first into the floor. Wouldn’t that please Talia. He rolled right. Not a moment too soon. A blade crashed into the wooden planking—where he had been not a second ago. He scrambled to his feet and spun around to unleash a flurry of starbursts. And found himself staring, cross-eyed, at a sword held chillingly steady at his neck.
Sirius lowered his weapon and shook his head. “Not good enough, Milord. I told you, you don’t have the skills for close combat. You cannot afford to get within range of your opponent’s blade.”
Aveyad muttered, “But I had you.”
Sirius shrugged, indifferent to Aveyad’s annoyance. The armsmaster held out his sword and squinted down its length, inspecting the blade for notches. Practice weapons were not used in the Training Hall. Satisfied that the blade—dwarven-forged adamantine and worth a fortune—remained undamaged, Sirius sheathed it. Only then did he look up and respond to Aveyad. “You did. Right up until the moment you decided to close in for the kill. The smart choice would have been to finish me off from a distance.”
Aveyad scowled, but remained silent. The grizzled veteran was right. He pulled a towel of a nearby rack, and wiped away the sweat and grime from his face. What had gone wrong? The contest had started well. He’d managed to keep Sirius at bay with a combination of shock walls and holy wards while peppering him with starbursts until the armsmaster’s divine shield had cracked. Aveyad had taken a few knocks too, though the damage had been easily absorbed by his own shield. The match’s outcome had been assured. All he had to do was keep grinding away.
Then Talia had entered the hall, and he had decided to end the contest with a flourish. That woman is the bane of my existence.
Laughter—loud and mocking—rang out from across the chamber, interrupting the two men. Talia sauntered over from the stands where she had been watching with ill-disguised interest. Throughout the room, the ring of steel and splash of spells died out as the other young trainees turned to watch the promised confrontation.
The animosity between the two, who were the only champions in the Training Hall at the moment, was well known. Legendary even, with the Hall, on several occasions treated to scenes of the two bickering, despite frequent lectures by the commandant on the dignity of the champions’ office.
As champions, Talia and Aveyad were advanced players in the Game. They had been chosen by their God—Eld himself—to wield divine power. Inevitably, this set them apart from the others, who were themselves only basic players of the Game. Many of the trainees looked up to the two champions with awe and envy. Which Aveyad did his best to alleviate, and Talia simply ignored.
Talia walked up to Aveyad, ignoring the many stares that followed her, and patted him on the cheek. “Dear Aveyad, when will you ever learn? Casters cannot stand up to a fighter.”
Aveyad crossed his arms and stared down at the diminutive warrior. As ever, Talia was garbed in well-worn and meticulously polished plate armour. With the fingers of one hand drumming on her sheathed blade, she looked up at Aveyad with wide-eyed innocence, not in the least fazed by his attempt at intimidation.
Once more, he was struck by her beauty. If only it didn’t hide such a heartless spirit. Talia tapped insistently at his face again. With a start, he realised she waited for a response.
“What do you want, Talia?” he demanded. “We’re busy.”
She threw back her head and guffawed. Most unladylike. A second later, she cut off the laughter with an audible snap. “Really?” Craning her neck forward, she studied the empty practice ring with false interest. “It looks like you are quite done here—thrashed by Master Sirius yet again.” She favoured the old paladin with a smile. He studiously ignored it, and backed away to leave the champions to their quarrel.
Aveyad chose not to dignify her comments with a response. He turned his back to Talia and addressed the armsmaster. “Let’s try that again, Sirius.” He unhooked his wands and crossed into the sparring circle, feeling the ripple of the containment field as he passed within. All the practice rings were enclosed in this manner. The magical wards prevented offensive spells from spilling out while allowing the healing magic of the Hall’s restorative totems to reach within and mend combatants threatened by death.
Talia sighed dramatically. “As much as I’d enjoy being treated to a repeat spectacle, I’m afraid there isn’t time. We’ve been summoned.”
Aveyad turned around to face her. Although he wanted to ignore Talia, her words made that impossible. Knowing as much, she watched him nonchalantly.
He waited her out. Blowing out her breath, she conceded first. “Zarr wants to see us. Immediately.”
His eyebrows shot up. “The king? Why? We haven’t done anything wrong,” he said, half question, half statement. They had not seen their liege since their swearing in. Crotana’s king was too busy to bother with newly made champions. The only conceivable reason for Zarr to summon them, would be if they had done something wrong. But try as he might, he could not think what it could be.
Sirius’ chuckle cut across his thoughts. “Boy, Zarr does not only summon his champions to scold them. He must have a mission for you two.” Both Aveyad and Talia’s eyes lit up.
Was that it? wondered Aveyad. Would he finally be let out of the Training Hall? But no, he was still an apprentice and had barely obtained his class. The commandant, the Hall’s God and master after Eld, was adamant. No champion would leave the Hall until he reached level forty and attained journeyman-rank. Until then, champions were considered snot-nosed trainees, barely on par with the average grunt, and certainly incapable of seeing to their own safety. What could have happened for Zarr to break the Hall’s most sacrosanct rule?
Talia tugged at his arm, pulling him out of his thoughts. “Come on, we’re late already. Let’s not keep the king any longer.” Not waiting to see if he followed, she spun on her heels and swept out the room.
And whose fault is that? thought Aveyad sullenly. But he kept his peace and hurried after her.

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Hi guys,

My third LitRPG Fantasy novel: Dungeon Dive, Tales of the Gods' Game, will be published on the 16 October 2019.

You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WDD7GC6/

About the book:
A LitRPG story set in the world of the Gods' Game.

Set hundreds of years before the fall of Crotana, Dungeon Dive follows the adventures of a young Aveyad. Join him and his fellow champion, Talia, as they battle their God's foes and embark upon a dungeon crawl... a task they may not be equal to yet.

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Name: Rohan M. Vider
Email: rohan.vider@gmail.com
Website URL: https://rohanvider.co.za/
Novel Title:
The Labyrinth, The Gods' Game, Volume II
Genre: Epic Fantasy, LitRPG
Length: 122,000
Format: ebook

Greetings all,

I have just published book 2 of the Gods's Game (an LitRPG Epic Fantasy Novel). It can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R95MCLD/

Back Cover Blurb:
His life on earth was over. Myelad was his world now. And there he had power. Power to change the Game. But would he? And how?

Accidentally summoned to Myelad, Kyran has earned the ire of the Gods and been banished to the subterranean world of Crota – to die. Yet Kyran has proved tough to kill, and despite the odds, has survived his first few days in the new world.

But his plans for escape have gone awry... Defeated and captured, what will become of him?

Join Kyran, as he battles his way through the labyrinth, gathering allies, overcoming foes, growing into a player, and finding purpose…

Please review and post your feedback on amazon.com, goodreads.com and anywhere else you wish.  :)

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R95MCLD/

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Rohan.

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Crota, Book 1 of The Gods’ Game, is on sale on amazon.co.uk and it can be found at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KPJ7CMW/

Book 2, The Labyrinth, will be released on 22 May 2019: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07R95MCLD/

About the series: A Game, played between Gods… where the playing field is the world itself… and the pieces, living beings. A young man caught unwittingly between… in a strange world, without allies or help… must battle for survival…using his wits and magic alone. Pawn or Player… his fate is his to decide… which will he prove to be? Accidentally summoned from Earth to the world of Myelad, Kyran becomes embroiled in a thousand-year war between the Gods. Through no fault of his own, Kyran earns their ire and is trapped in Crota, an abandoned city haunted by undead, and infested with all manner of beasts and monsters. To escape the Gods’ trap, Kyran must become a Player that even the Gods would learn to fear…

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Writers' Corner / Re: Writing Software Recommendations
« on: March 09, 2019, 08:36:42 AM »
Anyone use ProWritingAid? Whats your thoughts on it?

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Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: March 09, 2019, 08:35:49 AM »
About 1500 words today... after that it slows down or the words feel forced..

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Hi JMack

LitRPG is short for Literary Role Playing Game, the basic premise of which is that the protagonist is a player who enters a gameworld, or a world with game-like mechanics.

This sub-genre has largely been inspired by the modern day CRPG (computer roleplaying games) and MMO (massively multiplayer online) games such as Baldurs Gate, Pathfinder, Ultima Online, Elder Scrolls, etc...

Hope this helps! :)


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Crota, The Gods' Game, Volume I will be FREE on Amazon.com from Friday, December 14, 2018, 12AM PST to Saturday, December 15 12PM PST

https://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B07KPJ7CMW

Grab your copy soon! And please share your thoughts on the book, and leave a review on amazon and goodreads. :)

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Small Press & Self-Published / Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:26:56 PM »
Name: Rohan M. Vider
Email: rohan.vider@gmail.com
Website URL: https://rohanvider.co.za/
Novel Title:
Crota, The Gods' Game, Volume I
Genre: Epic Fantasy, LitRPG
Length: 59,000
Format: ebook

Back Cover Blurb:
A Game, played between Gods… where the playing field is the world itself… and the pieces, living beings.

A young man caught unwittingly between… in a strange world, without allies or help… must battle for survival…using his wits and magic alone.

Pawn or Player… his fate is his to decide… which will he prove to be?

Accidentally summoned from Earth to the world of Myelad, Kyran becomes embroiled in a thousand-year war between the Gods. Through no fault of his own, Kyran earns their ire and is trapped in Crota, an abandoned city haunted by undead, and infested with all manner of beasts and monsters. To escape the Gods’ trap, Kyran must become a Player that even the Gods would learn to fear…


How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: No limit.
Stipulations: Please post reviews to amazon.com, goodreads.com and anywhere else you wish.  :)

Link: https://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B07KPJ7CMW

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Rohan.

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Name: Rohan M. Vider
Email: rohan.vider@gmail.com
Website URL: https://rohanvider.co.za/
Novel Title:
Crota, The Gods' Game, Volume I
Genre: Epic Fantasy, LitRPG
Length: 59,000
Format: ebook

Greetings all,

I have just published my first LitRPG Epic Fantasy Novel on Amazon. It is titled, Crota, The Gods Game Volume I and it can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KPJ7CMW/

Back Cover Blurb:
A Game, played between Gods… where the playing field is the world itself… and the pieces, living beings.

A young man caught unwittingly between… in a strange world, without allies or help… must battle for survival…using his wits and magic alone.

Pawn or Player… his fate is his to decide… which will he prove to be?

Accidentally summoned from Earth to the world of Myelad, Kyran becomes embroiled in a thousand-year war between the Gods. Through no fault of his own, Kyran earns their ire and is trapped in Crota, an abandoned city haunted by undead, and infested with all manner of beasts and monsters. To escape the Gods’ trap, Kyran must become a Player that even the Gods would learn to fear…


Please review and post your feedback on amazon.com, goodreads.com and anywhere else you wish.  :)

Link: https://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B07KPJ7CMW

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Rohan.

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