Fantasy LitRPG

4.5-5 Stars on Amazon

4.5-5 Stars on Amazon

3.5-4 Stars on Amazon

3.5-4 Stars on Amazon

3 Stars and Below on Amazon

3 Stars and Below on Amazon

The Land by Aleron Kong "The Father of American LitRPG" 
Over SEVENTEEN HUNDRED positive reviews on Goodreads!!!

Epic fantasy world building meets hardcore gaming. Complex magic and intrigues swirl as the protagonist carves out his place in a new world. Enter a world of dungeons, crafting and intrigue.  Oh! And there are ALOT of kinda messed up jokes!

6 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

The Dragon's Wrath by Brent Roth - Raw and primordial world with characters driven by humanity's baser desires. Characters are intense in their passions and their battles. Another great American author.

3 Book Series

Play to Live by D. Rus - series of seven Russian books. Solo playing expanding to world spanning battles.

7 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

The Way of the Shaman by V. Mahanenko - Russian author with wonderful series focused on the solo development of his protagonist. Pulls you into the struggles of his character as he tries to stay independent in a world run by brutal factions.

5 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

Adventures On Terra, Book 1: Beginnings by R.A. Mejia - Armon Ellington is nineteen year old kid that always felt out of place. He’s an orphan, a gamer, and a role playing game geek. When he dies after a seventy-two hour gaming marathon, instead of going to an afterlife he’s transported to a new world governed by rules that are eerily similar to the RPG games he loves. 
 

1 Book Series

Challenge (Unbound Deathlord #1) by Edward Castle - Jack’s early life consisted of politics, insubordination and street fighting. He thought his life sucked. Then he killed his parents. Years after the accident, the world finally gets its first Immersive Reality MMORPG. Jack hops in and discovers that the accumulated knowledge of his youth can be more useful than he imagined.

1 Book Series

Caverns and Creatures-Books 1-4 by Robert Bevan. a D&D type game that goes horribly wrong. NOT for kids. Plenty of foul language and humor. But one of the funnier books I've read in a long time. (laugh out loud funny if you like the dumb and dumber type humor)

4 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

Path of Transcendence series by Brian McGoldrick - A dark and gritty litrpg that is definitely written for adults only. If you are easily offended you will not like it. It's unique and very entertaining. Does NOT follow the classic leveling and item finding of LitRPG.

2 Book Series

 

Dungeon Born  by Dakota Krout - Cal, a Dungeon Heart, learnsd how to create monsters and traps, increasing his power and size quickly. When a threat to his existence rears its head, Cal decides that he will do anything to stay alive and become stronger. 

2 Book Series

Last Horizon: Beta by Daniel Schinhofen - Advances in technology have led to the creation of ever more realistic virtual reality games but now Full Immersion Virtual Reality is finally coming true. Join David and his oldest friends as they sign up to beta test the first game of it's kind. Last Horizon will give the old gamers the chance to live out one last adventure together.

2 Book Series

The world is ending, but there is a slim chance to survive.  Osmark Technologies has acquired a NexGenVR capsule and with it, a one-way ticket to the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. Taking that leap of faith, though, means permanently trapping his mind in the game, killing his body in the process.

2 Book Series

 

The Game is Life by Terry Schott - A soulful look at how VRgames can shape society. the writing keeps you on the edge of you seat!

Six Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

Austin Zane leaves behind his CEO position with RB Corp to play Dave, a half-dwarf in the Virtual reality game Emerilia, trying to escape his life. 

What Dave doesn’t know is that Earth as he knows it, is really a virtual reality simulation and Emerilia is a world imbued with futuristic technologies to mimic early MMORPG’s.

4 Book Series

When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery and adventure.
Gunnar must learn to survive, grow in power and find a way to find send a message back to his old home.
"We're fine. We're alive. Eden's Gate is real."

1 Book Series
 

Patch 17 (Realm of Arkon) by G. Akella A new update arrives to the ultra-popular online game, Realm of Arkon. With Patch 17, the level of immersion experienced by players in their gaming capsules has made virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world. But every gamer's dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will.

3 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

Reborn series by D.W. Jackson - Dungeon crawling series of short books where character is pulled into a world where the gods have remade it to work like a rpg with leveling and skills

Trapped in an online VR world with a limitless inventory list, Quantum Hughes spends his days fighting the same killer NPCs and hashing out the same gritty story lines again and again. Everything changes once he receives a message from an actual human player, a message which sparks an epic adventure across multiple fantasy worlds.

5 Book Series

Audio Available

In the world of Re:Fuze, anything is possible, but with low Job Qualification (JQ) scores and 2 years of national service looming, Eric Templeton knows he is doomed to a life of poverty.  Until he enters the game...

2 Book Series

Leo "The Lion" Lennox is the 10 year word champion of Astafar Unlimited, the best virtual reality game of all time, and he has become bored.
Then he meets the mysterious Zarra, and she tempts the champ to try her cutting edge game. Leo soon discovers a virtual world that is beyond fantastic. Can he resist the lure of this amazing game and the beautiful woman that has asked him to quest on her behalf?

2 Book Series

Five years ago, Corin Cadence’s brother entered the Serpent Spire — a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire’s goddess.
He never returned.
 

1 Book Series

When Liam Ottani found himself entering the game he did not expect to find himself deep in the dungeons of a castle with no gear and levels of monsters between himself and the surface. Liam also would never have expected to find himself the Paladin of an Evil Goddess.. A unique take on some LitRPG conventions.

3 Book Series

Audio Available

Otherlife Dreams by William D. Arand - Main character is trapped in a virtual world where he's glitched and starts with the worst stats. It's a bit of a mystery at the same time as he tries to unravel what happened to his ship and crew and why everyone is stuck in the game. Three books have been released in the series!

3 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

When Cody signs up for the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he is amazed at how real the game world is. Unable to pay rent, Cody and his best friend join BladeDust Online as a job replacement. But, they quickly realize it is much more than just a job. It's a world full of magic, mystery and adventure. 
 

1 Book Series

2 Book Series

Origin A.R.S by Scottie Futch - The main character is pulled into a game world to become the champion/love interest of a god. The God is also the CEO of a gaming company that makes worlds for other gods to play in.

6 Book Series

Coral joined the immersive MMORPG Travail Online because her job, like so many others, was finally automated. She starts the game as a Seamstress, hoping to craft elegant clothing in-game to sell for real life cash. The game, however, pushes her to make some truly horrifying designs. And the worst part is, if she dies at the hands of this madman she’ll lose all of her inventory and gold, destroying her chance at a livelihood.

2 Book Series

Awaken Online by Travis Bagwell - A gripping LitRPG story dealing with the nature of humanity and the gods we serve and create. A fascinating tale of a anti-hero and his passage through a new world.

2 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

Digital Shadows (Survival Horror LITRPG) by Ethan Crow. Todd and his friends find themselves in the hottest new VRMMORP, fighting lovecraftian monsters, evil clowns and scary abominations. When Todd cannot log out, he must fight for his life or everyone he holds dear will be consumed by an other worldly darkness. 

2 Book Series

Resurgence by Joshua W. Nelson - Alex is living every gamer's dream; he's getting paid to play the Beta of the first fully immersive MMORPG, released by AltCon. But from the outset things don't fully add up in the game, Resurgence.  How long will it be before Alex starts asking, "what's really happening in Resurgence?"

1 Book Series

Bathrobe Knight series by Charles Dean - gamer pulled into a game not knowing how he got there with just a bathrobe and a spoon, with no way to log out.

4 Book Series

When a mysterious Player Killer with the ability to cause his victims to die in real life appears in the fully immersive massive multi-player online roleplaying game (MMORPG) Stalwart Souls Online, administrators shut down the game servers to find the criminal.
But then they were hacked...

1 Book Series

Chronicle of the Eternal by D Wolfin - LitRPG focusing around the growth of a young boy.  He attends an academy to learn the magic of his world, alchemy.

1 Book Series

End Online by D. Wolfin. A wheel-chair bound young man, who can no longer work in his profession, enters an MMO to walk again and raise money to support his two younger sisters.

6 Book Series.

 

More than just a game, Valhalla Online was designed as a permanent repository for the uploaded minds of mortals afraid of death. An artificial afterlife.

Samantha’s world is turned upside-down when she arrives in Valhalla - because as far as she knows, she isn’t like the other people uploaded there.

She isn’t dead. At least...she hopes she isn’t.

1 Book Series

3 Book Set

Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw - While it is a bit of a spoiler this one also is from the perspective of a NPC but this time living in a MMORPG Fantasy setting. The protagonist is a inept Undead Mage with a death wish.

(Stand alone book)

Daemon by Daniel Suarez - A trillionarie devotes his fortune to creating a MMORPG that affects the real world. Can you afford not to log in?

2 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

The Way of the Clan (World of Valdira) by Dem Mikhaylov (Author). This is a Russian series that struggles with poor translation, but if you are diligent will find a story about a experienced gamer with no prospects in reality starting over in his favorite VR.

5 Book Series

Mirror World by Alexey Osadchuk

"The ads enthused, “The virtual lands of Mirror World await you! Live out your most secret dreams in our world of Sword and Sorcery! Become a Great Wizard or a Famous Warrior! Build your own castle, tame a dragon, conquer a kingdom! All those desperate, lonely and insecure - Mirror World offers you a chance!”

3 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

 

Blake Frostdeth dreams of becoming the first player ever to recover Captain Ravencrest’s cursed treasure

All seems lost until he lucks upon a young Shadow Dragon that he raises as a pet named "Ravage". With Ravage at his side, Blake may now stand a chance to become the first player to set eyes on the legendary treasure.

1 Book Series

 I wasn't the girl that cowered in the back waiting for her knight in shining armor, I was the girl that wore the armor.

Joely Quinn woke up in a strange room, and she couldn't remember how she'd gotten there. In fact, she couldn't remember much of anything at all.

Alternative Reality (fantasy) by A. Uscila - a story about a petty little man living a double-existence between the real world and a virtual reality platform. The road to his ambitions and selfish desires ripped through with the help of fire magic and demonic minions. 

3 Book Series

Zectas series by John Nest - An epic fantasy adventure tied to the player making money gaming. Or more precise his posts of his adventures.

5 Book Series

In fear of an impending economic crisis, a drastic change in leadership and society occurs in Great Britain. The residents are told they're no longer citizens, that they have to earn that right by paying off their fair share of the national debt by collecting resources and items in-game to convert into real life money.
 

3 Book Series

Join Dale Mitchell, your run of the mill truck driver. Until one day, he accidentally runs someone over. Now, through a series of strange and unforeseeable circumstances, he has become anything but normal.

A story of magic, of a history that never was, and of a man trying to go through the day to day life while managing the affairs of an entire world. Join Dale Mitchell on his journey.

1 Book Series

I didn’t set out to destroy the world. 
Honest.
Dragon Web Online promised its players a virtual world filled with simulated adventures and real treasures. Play games, get rich, but I made a terrible mistake and stumbled into a hidden truth.
Now I’m marked for death.
They call me a thief. A murderer. The killer of worlds.
 

1 Book Series

Would you be prepared to work for free?   You'd refuse point blank, wouldn't you?
But what if the job in question was playing a state-of-the-art fantasy MMORPG game? And what if this was the only thing you're really good at?  Knowing all this, would you consider the mysterious future bonus worth your while? I dare you to try it!

1 Book Series

Game Alive: A Science Fiction Adventure Novel by Trip Ellington In the near future, virtual reality games are indistinguishable from the real world and Jake prefers to spend his free time building Xaloria, a virtual world he created from scratch. However, all in Xaloria is not what Jake has expected. When Jake discovers that the world he built is growing and changing on its own.

1 Book Series

AUDIO AVAILABLE

Novella

A terminally-ill teenager finds more than a simple escape when he agrees to take part in a futuristic medical experiment involving virtual reality gaming. Everett 'Death' Hall discovers a new life where he isn't trapped by his failing body.

1 Book Series

Aaron Hope plays video games, like a lot, just not professionally. When he entered the EpiX! Games! PVP World Championship on a lark, this college senior never expected to make it to the final round, nor to get drugged and shoved into the alpha test for World of Ruul.

2 Book Series

Dante is an entry-level game developer for Plexcorp, the company that owns and runs the game. He knows the secret to the strangeness lies near. Will the answers be in the cavernous depths of the Plexcorp building, owned by the man who created the game? Or is the answer deep within the Nine Circles itself? One thing is certain: asking questions might get him killed.

1 Book Series

When Rhith Corp releases Nagant Wars, its latest VR-MMO, Dale Brown cannot wait to put on his Rhith-Suit and experience the most vivid, full-immersion world ever created.

With pleasure and pain set to mimic reality, Dale must navigate the dangers of war, face his personal failings, and learn who his friends truly are.

1 Book Series

Voted Book of the Year by Russian readers. At long last available in English. The future is already here, and Harry has been given a chance to experience it first-hand. He, of all people, knows that VR can become larger than life—and a computer game can be More Than a Game.

1 Book Series

Critics call it “The most immersive open world fantasy RPG the world has ever seen. Players feel like they are actually in the game.” Little did fifteen-year-old Jamie know how literal that statement is.

1 Book Series

 

SIX unique writing styles. SEVEN meticulously conceived gaming worlds, two of which come from authors new to LitRPG but who are already experts in the craft of genre fiction.

Each story pushes the boundaries of suspense and intrigue. An adventure roller coaster in the new LitRPG anthology You're In Game!

Edward Monteger has grown up in a family of scribes learning about the world around him through books in his family’s shop. Not wanting to be consigned to his fate scribbling away all day or managing a shop, he takes matters into his own hands. Striking forth into the wide world, he makes friends on his journey, and experiences the joy of victory to the agony of defeat.

1 Book Series

Shad, Derek, Fred, and Jeff are just ordinary guys. Until the day they wake up in a different world, caught up in a half-understood web of events and personalities, hatreds and loyalties that goes back millennia. All wrapped up in a place where magic is real and far too many concepts of the role-playing game are not just real, but also a deadly serious business.
 

2 Book Series
 

The weak players and NPCs alike are subjected to non-stop violent raids courtesy of Eastern invaders. And the strong… The strong are scouring the virtual world for the culprit—the weirdest noob the game has ever seen.

1 Book Series

As a code monkey for Goliath Corp., Trent Webb feels like a cog in the machine. He wants nothing more than to visit the newly discovered magical continent of Arcadia. But the price is too steep for mere mortals like him, so Trent settles for the next best thing … Arcadia VR. 
 1 book Series

Death Portal Online is a madcap romp through a virtual reality video game fantasy land. Blake isn’t particularly smart or that good at games, but he does have one thing going for him: he’s not afraid to kill everything that moves. Fast-paced and none too serious, his journey through the MMORPG’s dark fantasy world is full of humor and surprises.

1 Book Series

Alex is one of us. An office rat during daytime, he spends sleepless nights playing his favorite MMO game: a familiar, predictable world which is about to collapse. A new virtual universe arrives to replace it, aggressively devouring all others: the Crystal Sphere.
 

1 Book Series

Shawn Bradshaw has made a desperate gamble. To save his life he risked it all in an attempt to become digitized. Knowing almost nothing about the greater Digital community or if he will be allowed to join, how Digital existence is experienced, or even if he will be relegated to a Digital zoo.
 

1 Book Series

Who I am in real life doesn't matter; who I am in the game is what counts.  Before it happened, I bumbled my way through the virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game "The Greenwood," made crap builds and wasted my time. Then I got murdered. A shadowy figure took my hard-accumulated possessions and left me to die. I admit, I did a rage quit and deleted my character.

Series of Short Stories

 

Unlike real life, Max is pretty good at playing games, so when a new limited time dungeon opens up in the virtual reality game he plays boasting a huge cash prize, Max knows he needs to try and complete it if he wants to be able to pay rent this month.

Fortunately, the only guild strong enough to attempt to take it on before the timer runs out needs a tank.

1 Book Series

Delvers LLC by Blaise Corvin - Two guys get transported to a crazy dangerous fantasy world by a self-proclaimed god. Now they need to fight to survive (and make enough money to pay their rent). Hopefully, their new magic will be enough to prevent them from becoming monster food.

2 Book Series

Game Break by GS Hodgson - Welcome to The Land of Waara, a virtual world designed to cater to your every desire.  That is unless you name is Hayden and you wake up in a pitch black mine, with no idea how you got there and something is chewing on your foot

1 Book Series

For over thirty years, Dominion of Blades has been the hottest online role-playing game in the world. Any gamer with an immersion rig can enter the world of sword and sorcery, of goblins and dragons, and they can hack and slash their way to glory. But the game is too real for some, and after an epidemic of real-life fatalities, public use of the immersion technology has been banned, causing the game to be shut down. 

1 Book Series

A LitRPG adventure from the author of the Difficulty: Legendary series.
Chris Ledfield is struggling. Thrust into running the family tour business years before he was ready, he spends his days leading people through Gossard Forest.  When a national company, Star Horizon, try to buy exclusive rights to Gossard Forest, Chris knows Ledfield Tours is in trouble.
 

1 Book Series

The Slime Dungeon, by J. L. Falcon - Death came on swift wings. A soul, blessed by a goddess, falls to the land and enters his new life. He clings to a single memory, the defining moment of his previous life. Now, he learns how to succeed in his new life, as a new dungeon heart. To become the best dungeon he can be, he partners with the one existence all dungeons need: his bonded Dungeon Pixie.

3 Book Series

After his fiance deserted him and took his dog, Tom spends his days at the office and his evenings in Infarna Omega, a full-immersion fantasy game. He makes a side-living levelling up and selling characters to order. 

When he gets an order for a Shadow Walker, a class he’s never played before, it seems strange. Things get even stranger when, just as he’s about to kill a goblin NPC, it talks. 

1 Book Series
 


When the biggest game developers on a dying Earth create their latest VRMMORPG, it takes on a life of its own. Impossible to control, and even harder to predict, the game world in Spectres & Skin is officially classed as a parallel universe, and people clamor to escape the horrors of overpopulation and pollution by moving over.

1 Book Series

In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairy tale demon, or mythological monster exists. From Orcs, to Neriads, Ogres, Trolls, Wratihs, Elves, Harpies, and even Beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind.

In the ruins of the west and east coasts new governments have arisen. With new jobs.

Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities.

An ominous message puts everyone on Earth into a state of panic, and not long afterwards millions are kidnapped from their homes by a God-like entity. After being gifted with powers and abilities beyond their wildest dreams, they were left to fend for themselves in a strange and dangerous new world.
Unlike the others, Alkelios Yatagai is one of the few who find themselves alone and separated from everyone else. With only a ridiculous amount of Luck and a unique skill to help him survive, he travels through a land teeming with dangerous monsters and... dragons.