Litrpg Books Recommendations


Hi everyone, who loves to read books! Genre LitRPG gaining popularity in the United States, but The first books in this genre appeared in Russia, South Korea and Japan. Now there are many English authors. I offer a list of the newest and most popular LitRPG books in English. There are translations of Russian and Asian books, light novel, as well as original works in English.

List of the best books will be regularly updated!

P. S. If you know fresh LitRPG works is not on this page, please write a comment.

Last update: 12.11.2015

The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds Book 1) — by Aleron KongNEW

When DangerZone Industries had released the latest and greatest VRMMORPG, James, and millions of other virtual reality players, had sought purpose and self-definition in this new world. The tag line «Live the life your soul was meant for,» had captured the hearts and minds of his entire generation.
«The Land,» was the largest and most dynamic virtual reality game of all time. James and his friends had devoted countless hours, and become one of the top teams in the game. They were at the brink of greatness, but then there was this light! (it was predictably white, but whatever!)
When he was actually summoned to The Land, it was both disturbing and exhilarating. When he then became entangled in the eternal war of sprites and goblins, the unsavory practices of the local king, and had a memorable night at the inn called the Whistling Hen, he came to one clear conclusion: Again, getting eaten alive is really REALLY the worst!
While uncovering such deep philosophical knowledge, James will forge a place in this new world, and hopefully avoid the machinations of those who want him to destroy it. What does it mean to be a Chaos Seed anyway???


M.M.O. — by J. HopeNEW

Alestra is the mightiest paladin in the land… a world renowned demon-slayer. Together with the great mage Ruun, cleric Aili, archer Leon, and twin warriors Tirrus and Johl, the party of treasure-hunters embarks on a journey to discover an ancient location that many believe is no more than a myth. Along the way, they encounter not only the many evils that plague the land, but also a mysterious man known simply as the reckless assassin.

Jessica Cassone is the new girl in school. She has no friends and is either absent or late every day. Her computer teacher, Jason Frost, becomes increasingly concerned and decides to find out more about his student by way of an unexpected means.
As Alestra and her allies battle unfathomable evil, Jessica must confront the demons of her past. A vast array of characters all find their paths come together in an exciting tale within the fantastic world of “M.M.O.”


The Dragon’s Wrath: Ashes of the Fallen — by Brent Roth

Volume 2, Ashes of the Fallen takes off exactly where A Virtual Dream left off, with Sigurd thrust right back into the action as he finds himself in conflict with Goblins, Beasts, and other Players. As the state of the game progresses and other players become more aggressive, Sigurd is forced to respond. Dragon’s Breach, Allies, Enemies, and even Pets are changing and growing every in-game day!


My opinion: It’s realy exciting read, and the volume two was better for me.

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. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone—Demon Grounds. Playing, or rather living as his character Krian, it’s not just about survival for Roman. He longs to exact revenge for his banishment to the virtual world where the sensation of pain has reached one hundred percent…


My opinion: Translation of Russian book, and it is not bad.

Origin ARS 3 — by Scottie Futch

The Origin crew are back in an all new adventure! On the way to the island kingdom of Eizen the intrepid trio run across a mermaid in grave danger. Caught up in an undersea adventure, they must unlock new abilities, and fight interesting new foes. Secrets are shared, emotions run high, and a great truth about both Scott and his purpose on ARS is revealed. Humor, romance, litrpg greatness, and mermaids who just want someone to love! All found In this exciting volume of Origin ARS!


The Battle (Play to Live: Book #5) — by D Rus

The Russian cluster. The ground shakes as the enemy approaches. The angered gods frown as they look down from the sky. Intelligence agencies are locked in a brutal fight. Hundreds of thousands of sentient beings happily slaughter each other. This is no longer a game quest, nor a petty fight between clans over some land rich in resources. This is war!  A war of civilizations, religions, and all the dimensions of the world. The earth weeps in pain. The astral beings turn away in horror. Burning castle towers collapse to the ground. Stones melt in the heat. The enemy is coming. Refugees flood the Valley. Alliance members are joining forces. Max is not just a clan leader anymore. He is the Chief, the head of the resistance. And you have no choice but to fight; you are the hope of the children and the thousands of innocents. They have entrusted you with their lives.


My opinion: One of the greatest russian LitRPG books ever!

The Bathrobe Knight: Volume 2 – by Charles Dean

Having gone from a simple video game addict to the leader of a band of refugees, Darwin continues to cut his way across the world of Tiqpa searching for a home. Be it his home in real life, or one for his people in the game, the sleepless warrior presses forward. Unfortunately for him, each step he makes changes the fate of Tiqpa, a fact that is not welcomed by those who inhabit the lands.


My opinion: It’s realy good book!

Reborn: Demon’s Heritage — by D.W. Jackso

The enemies of the Hawkwing duchy had gathered and war has started. Against Emelia’s wishes Ash has taken his place on the front lines. Ash’s unique abilities come in handy but Ash soon learns that their enemies are much stronger than anticipated and he is forced into a dire situation.


The Lag (The Game Master: Book #1) — by Andrei Levitsky and Alex Bobl

As a shady blackmarket programmer, Ivan «Attila» is never short of customers. The gaming world of MMORPG always needs his services: all those knights and thieves, vendors and vagabonds, monsters and the undead populating the dangerous forests and castles of Gryad Online. For Attila, things are looking up: the God’s Eye, his latest cheat device, is awaiting its buyer. Now Attila can afford a costly virtual suit for a full immersion online experience. Provided the buyer — a burly half-orc Barbarian nicknamed Beast — sticks to his part of the deal. But how much does he know about Beast, really? And what evil force is playing with Gryad, disrupting its flow and locking thousands of players inside the game? Who is messing with the world’s gears, summoning the spawn of the Dark from their underground tunnels and lairs? And how can Attila and his reluctant companions stop evil from taking over their new world?


My opinion: New russian LitRPG on English by authors of the STALKER Book Series. Not bad.

Universe Online — Enter the Game — Ryan ‘Viken’ Henning

My name is Allec Renn, and I was born with ALS. Even with our modern technology, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis cannot be treated or cured. I’ve been bed or chair bound since I was a kid. The advent of Virtual Reality technology has given me a chance for a new life. Or rather dozens of them. Heh. I’m an avid gamer, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In the games I could be what I wanted to be, who I wanted to be. A mighty warrior, a powerful spellcaster, the charming rogue. The crafter. The builder. All of those and more have helped to greatly alleviated my problems. But a new game is coming out; one with the power to change the world. It uses a brand new technology, based around the first ever deep immersion Dive Pod. With it there is no more game lag or graphical limits. It is being heralded as the greatest breakthrough in Virtual Reality technologies since its founding. And the first and only game for it: Universe Online.


Ark (Korean Light Novel) — by Yoo Seong

Kim Hyun Woo lived the life of the wealthy thanks to his parents. But one day, he received a phone call informing him of a traffic accident which involved his parents. His father had died and his mother was hospitalized in critical condition. The normal life he once knew, collapsed… They sold their house, cancel various insurance plans, and moved to a one room apartment. And after a few years, Hyun Woo spends four to six hours tending to his mother and worked to pay for her medical bills. One day, one of his Instructors recommended him for position in a company called Global Exos, who made an announcement of making history with the newest technological invention. This story follows the main protagonist on his journey to adapt to a new development of a virtual reality game.


Excellent book. Alas the translation project was dropped

That’s all for now.
Posted by Dmitri Denisov

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