The Fourth Realm by Michael Chatfield
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
All told, I'm here for the character progression. To a lesser degree, I'm here for the town progression. Everything else, at least so far in this particular novel, is tactics and fairly large-scale war in the 4th realm with a bit of progression payoff at the end.
I'll just say that my favorite parts are not the big-scale war stuff. It's okay for what it is but I preferred practically everything else.
I admit I miss the alchemy and smithing portions. And while I do love the dungeon progression, I want to see more of that and proper challenges for it more than the MilSF portions we've seen a lot of in this volume.
Personal preference, of course.
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