Review: The Greystone Chronicles: Book One: IO Online (2/5)

The Greyston Chronicles Book One: IO Online Review

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TLDR: If you’re looking for a group-based litrpg to tide you over until the next Ascend Online book comes out, The Greystone Chronicles might do that for you. If, however, you want your heroes to be more than mildly inconvenienced or if you like villains with a hint of nuance, this is not the book for you.

Review based on the Audible production, so I apologize if any character or location names are spelled incorrectly. Mild spoilers, though not much more than you’d get reading the full book description.

Let’s start with what The Greystone Chronicles: Book One: IO Online does well. The group dynamics between the protagonist, Alexander, and his party (Brick, Max, Sasha, and, later, Laney) are generally enjoyable. You have the boisterous dwarf who enjoys fighting and drinking, the loot-hungry archer, and the female healer who is alternately amused and exasperated by the boys around her. These are familiar fantasy and litrpg troupes that are, if not new, at least still mildly entertaining in this iteration. [Read more…]