4 out of 5 Stars
I’d like to thank Netgalley and Amazon Publishing for an Advanced Read Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t think we’re in the office building anymore, Arnold!
What can I say about this book except, Wow…. just Wow.
An elevator full of people who work together in an office building plummet and find themselves? Where? Is this Hell? Some kind of Game? A part of the building we’ve never seen? They all must work together to fight and escape or die trying.
““Is this hell? Maybe, but who knows for sure? What I do know is that there is a path ahead of us. We can choose to take that path and see where it leads,” Arnold motioned towards the patch, “or we can sit here and die.” Moving back to pick up the crest on the ground before picking it up and tossing it to Jiro, who caught it and slid it into his pocket. “I, for one, refuse to die here.”
They each come across a weapon that calls out to them: the rogue, the black mage, the healer, the monk, the berserker, etc. taking on RPG (role playing game) roles like they are within a live game (with deadly consequences) and acquiring skills they didn’t know that they had. Working through the levels they must defeat the monsters and bosses they meet in this hellish place in which they find themselves.
I had a love hate relationship with this book. While it was an amazing story, it was a little confusing having about 14 characters from the beginning all doing things at once. It was a long time before you really got to know any of the characters with any real depth as well because there were just too many of them. The fight scenes seemed jumbled because there was just too much going on at once to follow everything, and there were SO MANY fight scenes that the book almost became exhausting, BUT WHAT A RIDE!
I will warn you readers now… don’t become too attached to any characters! You may have a rude awakening if you do! This story is definitely for those who can handle things like “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” There are many twists and turns and it’s definitely not a “And they all lived happily ever after” sort of novel. Which, I actually loved! It is a great thrilling read, I highly recommend it. I would have given it 5 stars if it was just a little better organised and edited!
Released on Feb 6 2018 it’s something everyone should be putting on their TBR list!!
Elevator Quest is Best Served With
Health and Mana Potion Shots
Ok, So maybe it’s a vodka cranberry and a hypnotiq martini… But, It definitely cures what ails me!!
Ingredients for Health Potion
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- Top with Cranberry Juice
- in a highball glass (or a potion bottle) pour in vodka and grand marnier (I like the Grand Marnier for a little twist!) and top with cranberry juice!
Ingredients for Mana Potion
- 2oz Hypnotiq Liqueur
- 2oz Vodka
- Fill a shaker with ice
- Pour in vodka and Hypnotiq
- shake for about 20 seconds until cold
- Pour into martini glass (or potion bottle)
It’s definitely Magic!! CHEERS!!