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Pawn

The Strategy Series, Book 1
Series: The Strategy, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Seventeen-year-old Rogue has always classified herself as socially awkward, preferring video games over a trip to the mall. When she wakes up in a forest, she finds that life as she knew it has changed forever, and she cannot remember how. In fact, she can't remember the last six months at all. As she navigates this new world she soon discovers a talent for combat and survival she'd never had before. A handy ability in a world where humans compete in a game governed by rules she can't remember.

Ronin, a talented 19-year-old, was wrenched from his Midwest home and forced to compete with a Skaki set. Despite the set's repeated losses, Ronin has proven himself a powerful player, his sights set on surviving each match - no matter the cost. When a new pawn is added to his set to replace one they lost, Ronin begins to break out of the shell he built around himself and reexamines what he and the other humans have become.

©2015 J.C. Ahern (P)2016 J.C. Ahern

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A new Look at the game!

Pawn is one of best sci-fi related books in the Litrpg Genre that I've read in awhile, Strong female lead that doesn't let you down. Full of excitement and hope for mankind, in a futuristic setting. Space, the final frontier for immersion gaming!

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  • 09-12-19

Chess, Aliens, and Monsters OH MY!!!

Book Received for Free.

An excellent opening to a new series, we follow Rogue a confused and deadly player in a game she doesn't remember joining and doesn't understand why or how she is so deadly. Follow along as she figures out what's going on, how she got there, and why she prevails in a game that has real-world consequences for everyone.

This is a great story with a no-nonsense MC who is level headed, strong, willing to do what she must, and is snarky and sarcastic just at the right times. This is a very well built story and MC with nice progression, crunchiness, and leveling. It doesn't go overboard in stats either which is nice. I found this book very enjoyable and am looking forward to the next in the series.

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A nice twist on LitRPG

I was really surprised at how different and well done this story was. The premise seemed a little odd when I read it but I’m glad I decided to list to this book. The Main MC, secondary MC and supporting protagonists are likable and don’t constantly act against common sense. I’m also really surprised how well I was able to relate to the Main MC. I like female protagonists but I seem to have a bit of trouble finding common ground with them. She was well written, used her head and she wasn’t vindictive towards those who clearly deserved it.

As for the story, a few things didn’t make sense or add up but overall I liked it. The leveling system and what not wasn’t really fleshed out, it seemed like an afterthought or background element. The characters did level and rank up, which made them stronger and give some bonuses but that’s it. The twist on chess definitely made up for that. It made it interesting and was definitely well thought out. The ending was also wrapped up really well.

Overall, I really liked the book. I will definitely be grabbing the second in the series to find out what happens next.

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Fantastic

This book was awesome I love the different voice actors for the two character perspectives and the story was really good I enjoyed the originality of it I can’t wait for book 2

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an excellent start to a series that misses out on

this is an excellent start to a series that misses out on being part of a litrpg genre well it's about Allen chess and virtual reality and misses up because he has no stats I don't know if the author doesn't know about the genre but with this story it seems like stats could enhance it it just seems like something's missing and that something is the stats otherwise this is pretty good