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Forger of Worlds

(Forger of Worlds #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  930 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Craft your own World. Trade with neighboring Empires. Become a God.Garrett thought Terra Forma was just a game, but in reality, it was a test created by a devastatingly beautiful ancient goddess to find the most creative man in the universe.Now, in order to help her defeat an ancient primordial deity, Garrett will have to take a dirt rock and transform it into the heart of ...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published June 15th 2019 by Independently Published
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Johnny
Jun 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah no.

I don't want a book that opens like some teens wet dream.
When he started talking about how big his junk was i dropped it.
This wasn't what I was looking for.
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Stephen Nesbit
Jun 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More porn than story.

This is basically nerd porn.. with a sort of story. I gave up pretty quickly. The description said "Adult elements" which is REALLY LACKING. Usually a book or movie with "adult elements" usually means there might be a bit of brief nudity , some adult language etc.

When a book is basically porn, it should state clearly that it "contains explicit, graphic sex". I want to read a good science fiction / fantasy story. Not porn. This is just sci-fi porn.
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Patrick
Jul 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sad

I couldn't finish. It's a dungeon story but like a lot of the others, isn't really a novel. The book starts out with a teenage male sex fantasy which isn't bad of itself but maybe should be kept private. Then it turns into a teenage male sex fantasy and makes me wonder if there's anything gamers won't try to sex up.

The action is the same as that of bad space opera, where all non-fighting has to happen in hours. What other choice is there, when you can't write a character with thoughts or pers
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Iori
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story reminds me of the builder by J. A Cipriano but in a more likable way. The Mc isn't a dense guy like Arthur was and the game mechanics are awesome. I will read the sequel for sure. There were some typos and misspelled things but nothing that can't be changed. ...more
Paul Vanderburg
Sorry, did not like

Characters too flat. Plot too simple. Main character too Mary Sue. Evil so horrible....we wait millions of years for the planet to cool?????
jordan
Jun 30, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bad

Couldn't finish the book, and I try to finish every book I read. Would not recommend purchasing even for litrpg fans.
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Randall Medlin
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read. A good world building litrpg. The sex scenes were not written well, and reminded me too much of nerd/gamer wish fulfillment. Otherwise, the main subject matter was enjoyable. It was interesting enough for me to want to pick up the second book, should it be released as an audio book.

Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Dave Stone
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A hit from a hit or miss author
multiple sex scenes, Endless pop culture references, but some solid story telling despite the hyperbole.
I have enjoyed a few Simon Archer books up till this, but they all seemed rough. They mostly seemed like the early works of a promising young writer who has not too far to go to be ready to publish.
This one has all the schlocky elements and youthful exuberance of his other books that were in need of an editor, but it caries over into something a little more.
Lisa Morgenstern
Great loved the idea of becoming a god

Personally I’m a little confused how one can become a god however it’s still really good and very interesting. I’m excited for a sequel.
Tortuga Verde
Starts with a bang (literally)

Book definitely starts out with a bang...by which, I mean sex. You walk into a sex scene. It keeps rolling with both human and monster girl and some harem elements by the end. It isn’t the entire novel though.

That aside, the concept is pretty cool. On one hand, the MC gets to shape worlds. On the other, he is doing dungeon crawls rpg style. The latter has the litrpg elements, which are light but still interesting. The former is a bit confusing. It is hard to parse
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Niels Baumgartner
Fun

So... the style this book and others in this genre is written in is the one I hate the most. I say this for perspective. Its first person, arrogant, and written from an inevitable point of view. No narration because of the stylistic choice of writing.
Now, while this is almost always the cause for me to drop a book, this time... it worked. The creativity of the way things interplayed and worked together with the characters and the why of the story made the choice of voice ideal.
There was actua
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Steve
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gamelit-litrpg
This was really a 2.5 for me, but I always round up since 2 seemed a bit too harsh, although the book for me really rates as "it was ok".

MC wasn't quite OP in the strict sense, but I never felt that he was in any real peril despite his nominal under-leveled status vs. many of his foes. There was too much minutiae with the actual world building segment, but that's just me and other people do like that sort of thing. I also found myself skipping large parts of repetitive battle sequences, stuff th
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Elaina Myers
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good start to a new series

I enjoyed this story and like the main character, Garrett; he is confident, yet not overly so and is not excessively prideful. He is very capable, but that is a result of years of training and not something that just happened.

I also like the premise of the story: world building mixed with martial arts and some magic.

There is some sex, as others noted, but it is brief and helps round out the main character and his interactions with others without being a large distractio
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Heath
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Read.

Gets drafted to save earth from a planet devourer entity. Transported to a location (in space) to build up a plant from scratch. Also gets some experience by going to other world (with some of his powers limited) and builds up girl power. I liked the story and will pick up the next book (when available).
Paps
It has an interesting premises, and that could have made this a wonderfull book, the plot and pacing was good and its enoguh to keep someone interested. It just that as other complained already this is pretty much a festive parade for the MC, the opening scene was really a bad choice there, no one needs to open a book (when it isn't erotica) in a sex scene, and not even a good one at it. The character could have been something but in an effort to make everything fit with the MC they fell badly. ...more
Markus Khul
Let me first say that I didn't rate this book 3 stars because of the amount/kind of sex in it. Unlike most of the puritan/virgin reviewers that frequent this site, I don't really care about that.

I rated it 3 stars due to the wasted potential of the MC and some other things.

What I mean by that is that I enjoyed everything that had to do with the game, battling, the MC's competence, and building of the new planet. Even the female characters didn't annoy me as they usually do in books like these.
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Chris Evans
I was convinced for the first couple chapters that I'd already read this book. Then I realized it was just very very similar to Michael-Scott Earle's Undefeated.

The Middle portion of the book is a rather basic dungeon delver. At least he got an Ant Queen instead of a Spider Queen. Very similar, yes, but functionally different enough to be interesting.

The final third of the book is where the narrative kind of lost me as it really didn't fit well with the rest of the story.

What this reminds me mo
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G L
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Harlequin Romance for men

How to describe this? I personally enjoy mature content but when chapter one begins with a sex scene, followed by a description of the MC having an uncontestedly big dick, super attractive/ atheltic body, being both wealthy and famous... by chapter 2 he has had sex with three different women, to say nothing of the fact that according to the summary he is chosen as the most creative man on Earth by a beautiful goddess... it begins to feel like a dream journal rather tha
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Cr Rider
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new perspective

Outside of the eye-opening first page, the nonchalant, good-guy, can-do attitude of the main character made one laugh and follow along as he finds himself in one situation after another. He initially is crowned champion of a game called Terra Forma and he celebrates with a night out, he inadvertently rescues a goddess who asks him on a real-life quest. A fun gamelit tale of heroics with a lot of references for geeks and gamers everywhere, and action heroes there are some for you
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Shemer Kuznits
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, with poor sex scenes

I almsot dropped this book after the first page of really pooly written sex scene. It was like teenage horny fantasy.
I'm glad i didnt because the story itself, the word building and adventures are quite joy to read.
The bad sex parts are strewn throughout the book bit they're minor enough so anot to take down more than 1 point for them.

I look forward for the next book and really hope the authors will fix his sex story telling - it can be done in good taste.
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Erica Hernandez
Overall it was good

*spoilers*

I enjoyed the idea of the diff. Áreas through the portals but then in the portal to the fantasy setting were they though he was a king, he had that fuck fest with his summon the queen ant. Mere chapters later he’s already fucking some slime who conveniently is horny as fuck for some reason. And the ant queens response to this is that she’s glad that they enjoyed having sex. This book would have been great but it was overly centered around sex.

Also the power of music
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Chance
Nov 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Minecraft and Mass Effect had a secret love child

The plot had some originality from outer stories that used premise of a hero building an army to fight a greater enemy with a game system. Do has I read I became annoyed that authour gave no explanation to who built the terra game and why the MC dosen’t try to get more information on things by thinking everything is the same has the game was dumb. The hate I felt diminished when I read the brief naughty chs to read do I belife you could have made
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Jake
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting read; needs more proof reading

As the title says, I found the book to be highly interesting. Good pacing, decent characters, action elaborated without being boring, changing things up a bit from time to time; very enjoyable.

The only reason it's four stars instead of five is the errors that came up from time to time. Just when I was happily immersed again, another error just big enough to irk me.

Good read; hope there's a second.
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Angel Ludwig
Not my cuppa

I enjoyed the author’s other series, so I gave it a shot. Not my usual genre preference, and the first couple of chapters didn’t engage me enough to overcome it.

That said, if you’re into big boobs, gratuitous sex, and VR battle sims, give it a shot. Your mileage may vary.
Topher
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: litrpg
It was...not as bad as the Amazon reviews led me to believe. I honestly expected to read for 45 minutes and then nope the hell out of it. I did end up finishing it instead, at times for the same reason people gawp at car accidents. Definitely a lot of Marty Sue going on, and the game is something very very weird, but, eh, whatever. Not my cup of tea. I didn't dislike it per se, but I won't be continuing on either. ...more
Drew Clevenger
Oct 13, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dumb

The main character is op for no reason other than "i trained" Dressing animals? Did that. Free climbing? That too. Karate? Yep. Herbalism, swordplay, sense deprivation training, armor use training, knife throwing, sling usage? Mastered them all by 20. What can i say, my name is Mary Sue, im better than you.
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Yonas Alemu
Dec 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap

One of the worst books I've ever read I think. Just read a cheap porno or something. Shitty litrpg written by some basement-dwelling pathetic stereotype. The main character is the ideal of some immature, stupid man child, and once I read the first few lines I decided to flick through it for amusement. God it's bad.
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Wolkenfels
Mar 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: litrpg, adult
The sexual harem stuff is... not very good integrated and more the dream of a 13 year old.
At the beginning it is purely personal fighting stuff (and every fight includes a kick to the knee that hits the enemy hard - gets old very fast)
Later it comes to civ like game feel.
Overall i was not impressed. 2-3 stars.
Oliver
Mar 21, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't finish it.

Main character is the most op dude straight from the beginning, couldn't believe his excuse to his mum why he would be going away like why would he be helping in a lab if he's a professional gamer? And apparently the goddess almost accidentally kills him the 'only one in the universe who can save the world' with a kiss right at the start. Just why
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Blaine Hopkins
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really fun, litrpg world builder with what appears to be some slowly building harem elements. Has the potential to be a great series. I'm personally very much looking forward to what this series holds for the future. ...more
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