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Publisher's Summary

Villains aren't born, they're made. 

Witt was an ordinary NPC - a non-player character in a video game. As a kobold skald, he sang songs to empower heroes before they entered the local dungeons. 

Every day was a fresh start. Every day Witt woke with no memory of his previous encounters with all those so-called heroes. And every day he forgot the countless beatings and deaths he took at the hands of the murder hobos he valiantly buffed. 

But when all of those memories suddenly come flooding back, he only wants one thing: 

Revenge.

©2020 S.L. Rowland (P)2020 Tantor

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This man can’t miss!

As per usual Rowland creates an amazing world that sucks you in! While waiting to see what happens next I can say I listened to this twice through in a week!

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Enjoyable

A fun little book about a kobold lashing out at the world, well worth the listen.

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A Fun Story

I look forward to seeing if there is any follow up to this story.

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A good guy turned bad for the right reasons

If you want a story where everything goes to plan and the heroes come out on top, this book isn't for you. If you want a story where a good guy gets pushed too far and does bad things for a good reason, and leaves you questioning if you were rooting for the right side then you have come to the right place.

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A different take on a LitRPG book

This book is from the perspective of a NPC as the Main Character. The story flows well, the narrator does a great job conveying the different voices of the characters. What is really different about this story from others that I have read is that eventually the MC starts remembering all of his deaths from the hands of players, thus he wants revenge and turning himself into a villain. And as a villain I was rooting for him the whole time and I was not disappointed. This is another great book by a great author; and if you are a fan of LitRPG and the show Westworld, I believe that you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I cannot wait for the sequel!!

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Really good

I always enjoy a good bard story and I really like stores from the perspective of the npc’s so the book did not disappoint. It was fun and had good elements, I really like the way this story came together.

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Interesting

Fairly good book. The MC was an interesting choice in terms of Character Class. I was surprised to not see any racial grudges present.


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good start then dwindles

I liked the set up but once the main character starts on their path to villiony it all becomes arbitrarily pointless.