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Summary

History obsessed gamer Matt Bailey has always dreamed of commanding his own Roman Legion. Now he can. The newest VRMMORPG Gods & Kings is the closest thing to a time machine he’ll ever get.   

With the powers of his Warrior Priest class, Matt must build his army, level his followers and discover new battle formations that will help him defeat his enemies and become a true Roman general. 

More victories means more glory and more men - so Matt must use all his knowledge of history to give his fighters the edge in battle, as well as buffing his troops with ancient magic and even summoning mythic beasts to fight alongside his men. It’s awesome!   

But his carefree attitude soon earns the scorn of a serious competitor who has made it his mission to rewrite history and see Matt and his allies destroyed. To see the version of Rome he loves come to life, Matt must use all his skill to defeat his nemesis and save the empire.  

©2020 Anthony Wright (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Great start!

Excellent first novel! Really enjoyed unpredictability of the quests and battles. Book is good for rpg fans and historical fiction fans alike.

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  • MK
  • 06-01-21

Loved it!

This book is a litrpg set in ancient Rome two things I like very much. Light on the litrpg and heavy on the Rome.

I will start with the things I like which are numerous. I like that the character just wants to be Emperor in the game and not trying to win some large amount of money to cure there mother of cancer or some such which is seemingly omnipresent in litrpgs. I liked the strategic battles although there is room for improvement. For example simplification of situations could be done better as they can be a bit confusing with various names for troops and where exactly the mc is on the battlefield being a bit fluid. I like that the character doesn't always have things go there way for example would be what happened in Alexandria. I could keep going but I don't want to...

Things I don't like the progression seems to not be worth a damn the abilities are cool but that's the only effect. Also the character doesn't really do much this is all right until after Alxandria where he has this long monologue of letting others dictate his actions and only following he promise to change and then basically goes right back to following his faction leader like a puppy.

But I did enjoy it very much and will be getting the next one

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  • Jonathan Walker
  • 07-07-21

Trash

So the plot sounds amazing if you read the info about it, but then you hear the story and the guy starts off horribly. Spoiler alert: he has supposedly played a game almost identical to this one but as a frontline viking and yet he gets into this game and acts like he's never swung a sword or fought at all. Then he keeps making mistakes that ANYONE would never make as a gamer but sure let him make every mistake possible. just another typical book about games written by a non gamer. 100/100 would NEVER recommend this book to anyone super cringe and annoying how stupid the MC is.

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  • christopher Baldinger
  • 07-01-21

very predictable.

the story goes he's doing good then the world craps on him he then works hard and does good then the world craps on him. That over and over is the book. the narrator was the only saving grace of the book he was to notch.

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  • Sven
  • 27-04-21

Loved it

I loved the book and cant wait for the next. I feel like this book is the start of a fun adventure

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  • rasmus
  • 08-03-21

Just not very good

Lead character is just.. I donno.. Incompetent?

The amount of times he makes the same mistakes is just staggering.

Hell, even when hes in a rush to do something, he still stops to take in the view of a [thing] hes been trying to get to the top of for a long while, and the book tries so hard to make it impressive sounding that I cannot help but think the author genuinely thinks the lead character is good at what he does.

The story is decent, but it often sounds more like the author just wants to share his knowledge of ancient Rome than anything else.

Buy this is if you're in desperate need for something to do.

Voice actor did a good job though.