Best LitRPG Books

For almost as long as the writers wrote books, books like mystery, action, and adventure, romanticism and suspense were available. Science fiction, cyberpunk or urban fantasy are other forms of concepts more modern but still exist between the middle and the late 20th centuries. LitRPG is one of the newest additions to the list of literary genres.

Aleron Kong, the writer of The Land: Raiders said,

“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”

LitRPG is a literary role-play game. Game of literary role. The literary work refers to the fact that it is a book genre and that the second part of the word is a node to RPG-videospiele from which this genre takes advantage of themes and conferences. The books are labelled with RPG elements for your video game. The characters in these books are obstacles of a game or a video game.

Articulated below are the best LitRPG books written by numerous adventurous writers keeping the readers engaged in all means:

Best LitRPG Books

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The Land

The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 1)
  • Publisher: Aleron Kong
  • Publication Date: November 20, 2015
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Dungeon Born

 Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon Book 1)
  • Author: Dakota Krout
  • Pages: 404
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Awaken Online

Awaken Online: Catharsis
  • Publisher: Travis Bagwell
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2016
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AlterWorld

Alter World (Play to Live) (Volume 1)
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2014
  • Pages: 268
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Sector Eight

Sector Eight (Perimeter Defense: Book #1) LitRPG series
  • Author: Michael Atamanov
  • Publisher: Magic Dome Books
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Ascend Online

Ascend Online
  • Publication Date: October 3, 2016
  • Pages: 644
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Killstreak Book

Killstreak Book One: Respawn: An Epic Fantasy LitRPG
  • Publication Date: June 14, 2018
  • Pages: 283
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Survival Quest

Survival Quest (The Way of the Shaman: Book #1) LitRPG series
  • Author: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Pages: 266
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The Game

 The Game (The Game is Life Book 1)
  • Publisher: Terry Schott
  • Publication Date: December 24, 2013
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More Than a Game

More Than a Game: Epic Fantasy Adventure (Fayroll – Book 1)
  • Author: Andrey Vasilyev
  • Publisher: Lit Hunters Ltd.
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Halting State

 Halting State (A Halting State Novel)
  • Author: Charles Stross
  • Pages: 336
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City of Golden Shadow

City of Golden Shadow (Other land, Volume 1)
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1998
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1: The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 1)

The Land

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  • Author: Aleron Kong
  • Publisher: Aleron Kong
  • Publication Date: November 20, 2015
  • Pages: 455

Book Description: When The Ground, the world’s most interactive VRMMORPG, was released from Danger Zone Industries, James and his friends thought it would not be more than just a game. It was before light arrived on the day. Afterward James aka Richter was carried inside the actual game. And that’s because, like all humans, it’s the seed of chaos designed to kill all around it and the country.

Book Author: For thirty years Aleron Kong has read science and imagination. His main focus was to write a story he wanted to read.

Our Opinion: I mistakenly found this sequence. I didn’t read anything before in LitRPG. This book was undoubtedly the best I could ever have finished.

2: Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon Book 1)

Dungeon Born

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  • Author: Dakota Krout
  • Publisher: Mountain dale Press (October 8, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 8, 2016
  • Pages: 404

Book Description: For noble explorers Dungeons have long been a way up. And Cal knows both of these explanations. Since he’s a cornerstone of Dungeon. But Cal fights back the only way he knows when an incomprehensible new enemy rears his hideous head.

Book Author: Dakota Krout – author of Audile’s top 5 fantasy image of 2017, has been the bestselling Divine Dungeon and Chronicle Completionist book, Audible’s top 10 bestseller and Amazon’s top 15 bestseller.

Our Opinion: A fine, well written and edited reading. I love the characters and the dungeon itself is part of that.

3: Awaken Online: Catharsis

Awaken Online

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  • Author: Travis Bagwell
  • Publisher: Travis Bagwell
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2016
  • Pages: 423

Book Description: As Jason learns, Jason is fed up with life. Jason logs into the game Awaken Online in desperate search of something else. He doesn’t even understand what’s happening at first. He has no hunt, he has no bad guys to fight, and he has no hero he can acknowledge. Indeed it is gradually looking like a villain of the game.

Book Author: Fiction was Travis Bagwell’s hidden dream for a while. One lawyer by day and one passionate video game by night.

Our Opinion: This was a fun reading. It is fascinating to see the genre taken by any author, and Travis Bagwell doesn’t deceive him.

4: Alter World (Play to Live) (Volume 1)

AlterWorld

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  • Author: D. Rus
  • Publisher: D. Rus (July 18, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2014
  • Pages: 268

Book Description: A new pandemic has swept the world in the near-future Earth. The Perma Effect is named. It is where VR players are sucked into their games randomly and often leave behind human comatose coats. Although playing video games is dangerous, some have found it useful. Thus when Max, an avid player who is a terminal patient with cancer, discovers Perma Impact as a second opportunity inside an MMORPG sword and sorcery.

Book Author: Rus is a young Russian writer whose books were stormy in 2013, on the Russian literary market. He was nominated for the prestigious Russian literary award for the best science fiction novel.

Our Opinion: A major novel from LitRPG. Excellent position and efficiency. In a western distorted genre, the view from Russia is illuminating.

5: Sector Eight (Perimeter Defense: Book #1) LitRPG series

Sector Eight

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  • Author: Michael Atamanov
  • Publisher: Magic Dome Books
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2015
  • Pages: 461

Book Description: Imagine entering a VR game and only leaving after your deal has expired. Ruslan was so when he contracted himself to command a fleet of stars within. And he has just one goal, he’s six months to survive. After a rocky beginning and some noob errors.

Book Author: Michael Atamanov was working as a sound installer and a script shifter for local artists and events in chemical laboratories, filled vans, translated technical papers. He submitted articles to scientific journals, wrote newsletters and wrote a host of technical and copywriting shows to a number of websites.

Our Opinion: Outstanding tale! It’s been hard for me to put down. The “impersonate a noble” plot is not new but I liked to read.

6: Ascend Online

Ascend Online

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  • Author: Luke Chmilenko
  • Publisher: Ætherworld Productions
  • Publication Date: October 3, 2016
  • Pages: 644

Book Description: In order to avoid the bland truths of the real world, Marcus and his friends sign up for a brand new vide spiel. But after registration, Marcus is isolated from his friends and is knee-deep in goblins in the remote village. Marcus becomes a lightning room for the village after helping city folk protect their city.

Book Author: In Mississauga, Ontario, Luke Chmilenko spent much of his time growing up. He serves as a full-time author who strives to include his numerous series of latest entries.

Our Opinion: I really liked this novel. I seem to have trouble reading the forthcoming LitRPG genre as someone who works in the game industry.

7: Kill streak Book One: Respawn: An Epic Fantasy LitRPG

Killstreak Book

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  • Author: Stuart Thaman’s
  • Publisher: Nef House Publishing
  • Publication Date: June 14, 2018
  • Pages: 283

Book Description: Lord Kadorax Darkarrow was born on earth but is the highest murderer anyone can find in Agglor. He made a name for himself, made up a kingdom of sort and had to react just once the leader of the famous Blackened Blades. Then a rogue jackal band sends him back to a truly unfortunate tavern at the level one in a small village.

Book Author: In the USA, in Australia and in Canada, Stuart Thaman’s books have gained international best-selling status.

Our Opinion: Since I’m not a gamer, I didn’t want a game-based novel. But putting the book down was difficult. You connect with the main characters who are interesting.

8: Survival Quest (The Way of the Shaman: Book #1) LitRPG series

Survival Quest

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  • Author: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Publisher: Magic Dome Books
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2015
  • Pages: 266

Book Description: Millions of people are linked to Barliona’s game world every day in order to avoid their realities. And Barliona has it: diamonds, princesses, elves. And Barliona has it all. Some people actually log into Barliona for months at the end of life rather than the real world. But some have no alternative. Some criminals are trapped in jail with only one thing in mind. In order to survive.

Book Author: Fantasy and science writer Vasily Mahanenko is one of the original founding fathers of the LitRPG genre, the MMO-based fantasy and sci fi.

Our Opinion: I’ve been very impressed by this book’s prose. In three days I’ve been addicted and done.

9: The Game (The Game is Life Book 1)

The Game

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  • Author: Terry Schott
  • Publisher: Terry Schott
  • Publication Date: December 24, 2013
  • Pages: 318

Book Description: The book tells Zack’s story, who awakens on Earth, the game’s virtual real world. The game is played by teenagers to amuse the harassed inhabitants of Tygon World. As well as possible, as you die in the game and return to Tygon, improve your life. He is determined to be the number 1 player before Zack leaves the game and to take advantage of this high position.

Book Author: Terry Schott is a remarkable author of fantasy world who wrote number of books that appeals the audience.

Our Opinion: Terry Schott has compiled a number of excellent novels. He obviously got a juggler who can hold in the air a large number of plates is a literary talent.

10: More Than a Game: Epic Fantasy Adventure (Fayroll – Book 1)

More Than a Game

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  • Author: Andrey Vasilyev
  • Publisher: Lit Hunters Ltd.
  • Publication Date: February 13, 2017
  • Pages: 358

Book Description: The news of MMORPG Swords and Sandals from a company called the Raidion Corporation starts with the new reporter Harriton Nichiforov. A free VR pod and game subscription is available to Nikiforov. When Nikiforov is addicted to his character, Hagen the Warrior, he goes up higher and in the real world the more danger he faces. He gets addicted to the game.

Book Author: In his late 30s, Andrey began publishing. Fortunately he never looked back on the “Best Book of the Year 2014,” for his fans, who had selected his newest new adult novel Rather Than a Game.

Our Opinion: In “LitRPG” genre, I read just a couple of novels. That’s the best thing. Some others are similar. There are others.

11: Halting State (A Halting State Novel)

Halting State

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  • Author: Charles Stross
  • Publisher: Ace
  • Publication Date: June 24, 2008
  • Pages: 336

Book Description: The book begins with alternated chapters from Sue’s POV, the police officer, Elaine, an insurance investigator and Jack, a former programmer and fanatical of MMORPG. The three players need to figure out who is behind this robbery and how this ties with the hacker and cyber terrorism world.

Book Author: Born in Leeds, England, Charles Stross was born in 1964. He holds graduates in pharmacy and in computer science and has worked for a number of jobs including a pharmacist, professional author. He’s a full writer now.

Our Opinion: This tale was a crime perpetrated in a video game by hackers who robbed a bank. And the writer discusses how critical it is.

12: City of Golden Shadow (Other land, Volume 1)

City of Golden Shadow

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  • Author: Tad Williams
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1998
  • Pages: 800

Book Description: This plot revolves around a world of online virtual reality called the Net, where people spend a lot of their lives at the end of the 21st century. If the younger brother of Renie Sulaweyo falls into the coma after a visit to the Net, she has to go further than she did before to explore the secrets of a mystical group called the Grail Brotherhood.

Book Author: Tad Williams is a fantasy superstar from California. His books forming the genre were sold worldwide by tens of millions.

Our Opinion: Tad Williams takes his sword and wizardry abilities to a potential adventure, inventing a new genre at the same time.

FAQs:

Who is considered as the father of LitRPG?

Dr. Aleron Kong is considered as the father of American LitRPG#1 in Cyber bunk and video game science fiction.

What is meant by the term LitRPG?

LitRPG is a literary genre that puts together science-fiction and fantasy novels incorporating computer RPG conventions.

Name the first LitRPG book?

The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga is the first book written by Aleron Kong.

What is Game Lit?

Game Lit is a story which heavily borrows from video games or has direct elements such as levels, boss struggles, classes of character etc.

Name the #1 bestselling book all across the globe?

Dav Pilkey’s Fetch-22 took the #1 slot, selling more than 402,000 copies.

Name the #1 game played all across the globe?

League of legends is considered to be the #1 game played all over the world.

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