Black Hat

Life s a GrindLiving in a virtual game world sounds like the ultimate dream Plenty of action, intrigue, and guess who gets to be the big hero But what happens when that digital reality gets flipped on its head Bad guys are after your sweet loot, your fancy title is loaded with unrealistic expectations, and achieving such a high level comes with a big fat target on your bLife s a GrindLiving in a virtual game world sounds like the ultimate dream Plenty of action, intrigue, and guess who gets to be the big hero But what happens when that digital reality gets flipped on its head Bad guys are after your sweet loot, your fancy title is loaded with unrealistic expectations, and achieving such a high level comes with a big fat target on your back.It isn t long before Talon and company learn that, in an MMO, the daily grind is a literal fact of life.Something has to give, so when a new crusader faction rolls into town, Talon senses an opportunity Not just to get out of Dodge, but to navigate unforgiving terrain to the edge of the world where he can make a difference Have a real impact Be a real hero.The catch An awakened dragon, a city of cutthroats, and a mystical executioner with a sharpened axe to grind Welcome to the first of a few very long days.
Black Hat Life s a GrindLiving in a virtual game world sounds like the ultimate dream Plenty of action intrigue and guess who gets to be the big hero But what happens when that digital reality gets flipped on

  • Title: Black Hat
  • Author: Domino Finn
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 438
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Black Hat”

    1. I am a fan of Mr. Finn’s Black Magic Outlaw series, and I was excited to be able to review this book. When a new crusader faction enlists Talon’s help to free another city, he is a little suspicious but agrees. When he arrives in the city and finds nothing is as he was told, he knows he needs to get back to his city, the city he is the protector of. But, when Talon is betrayed and a leader of the faction makes Talon and friends the bad guys, Talon will do whatever it takes to win the people, [...]

    2. Raiding a castle and killing wildkins along the way, the gamers relentlessly moved forward. Crawling through debris, Talon reached a dead end. Behind him, there was a loud bang and a scuffle among his friends and the wildkins. It had been pure inspiration to enter the Black Keep from the top rather than trek through the dungeon – at least that was what they hoped! Talon went on a little ahead to test their footing since only he had “darkvision”, allowing him to use enhanced vision in low l [...]

    3. The second book in Domino Finn's Afterlife Online LitRPG series.This book is even more entertaining, action-packed and adventurous than 'Reboot' was. Talon, Kyle and Izzy have no idea who to put their trust in - the Angels, Lucifer, the Saints, the Bishop, the Home Guard (and we're not talking Dad's Army here)? It seems everyone has an ulterior motive, but you'll be surprised who will answer the call for help.This is a very clever story, detailed, and great fun. It's not as statistical as other [...]

    4. I’m a proud gamer. I met my husband (eons ago) when he was the DM in our college D&D gaming group. My 16 and 19 year-old “children” are equally addicted, though they’ll more likely be playing MMOs than RPGs (other than our monthly family/friends D&D campaign).If the above is all remotely understandable to you then Reboot and this book, it’s sequel Black Hat, are absolutely the series for you. If it’s all a strange language you’ll still enjoy both books (as, really, your bes [...]

    5. Solid entry in the series, significant improvement in writingThe author is definitely trying to improve his writing and it shows. Still some rough edges that could use polish and a good editor but much improved. I enjoyed this one. Cool setting. I especially love that he skips the litrpg trope of npcs bit respawning Wich had gotten quite stale. The characters are developing and the world is too. Definitely worth a read.

    6. Dazed and Satisfied This story continues everything excellent from the first book, and adds action, world expansion, and a continual amount of confusion to the plot. I spent a lot of time trying to reason out motivations, drama, and direction before giving up and just rolling with it. After that it got more fun. It’s a good story with the LitRPG part done well, and worth a read, especially if you read the first book.

    7. Wow, that was fun and excitingSeriously a page turner. I love all the references, games, media and cultural. I read both books starting yesterday. Pretty much a non stop adventure. Just enough litRPG stuff without letting it get in the way of the story. I couldn't tell at the end whether more books are planned as the current threads were tied up fairly well.

    8. Black Hat, written in a MMO setting, is the second book in the Afterlife Online series and is just as great as the first one," Reboot." Talon is part of a digital reality beta set up to house Haven. Quests abound, as does evil and Talon is determined to protect the people there!Action from page one and plenty of twists. Well written, great characters and plot. Need book 3 ASAP, please?

    9. Great follow-up!The first book in the series wasn’t my favorite lit-rpg. It was a solid read, but I just never felt pulled into the world. This book changed that. I felt a connection with all of the characters, not just the MC. I found myself saying things like: “oh no!” Or “that mother $&@!?!!!!” Out loud as events transpired .Great read! I look forward to more.

    10. This is not litrpgThe first book had a decent litrpg framework to start off and then quickly abandoned it.This new book had al ost zero litrpg elements. I got as far as the bishop showing up in town and then I gave up.Its a so so fantasy tale, but nothing that grabbed my attention.

    11. Very convoluted.You can see where this story is headed almost from the beginning.Reading how the MC figures things out, that is the true genius of this book.The MC is so wrapped up in the details he can't see the answers to his problems like the reader can from just about page one.I'm looking forward to book three.

    12. This was my first read of a litRPG. I must admit I felt a little lost/confused at the very beginning and wished I’d read Reboot first, however I soon got into it and found I couldn’t put it down. Great plot and great characters. Thank you Mr Finn.

    13. Better than the first one. Definitely above-average for the genre, but it's written less as LitRPG and more as "Actual fantasy world with RPG mechanics." Would like to know more about what's going on in the real world.

    14. Good book I enjoyed the book thoroughly. Over all I think it’s a better book than book 1. If you liked the first you’ll like the second

    15. I enjoyed itAdventure, a cause, I like how anything can happen. A lot of expected and unexpected. It’s good! I enjoy the premise

    16. Great realization of an RPG goal to have a base of operationsBy far the coolest part about this book was the tower and the characters first earning entry, then only slowly discovering/revealing its secrets. And its nice that there are still more avenues and doors to open in that sub-plot.The exploitation of religious fanaticism turning into intolerance is well trodden ground, and it was treated fine.Fun to see Kyle redeem himself, and grow. And even more fun to see Izzy so slowly warm up to frie [...]

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