It’s a challenging thing to co-write a story set in an already established universe but James Hunter and Dakota Krout do a good job of it. While the story doesn’t bring any new world building to the universe, it uses what’s there well. For some readers it will be nice to return to the mage’s college, the Wolfmen, and the early parts of the game world. The game mechanics are of course top notch and followed well, with lots of information on classes, skills, and abilities.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t overly engaged with the story in the beginning. The opening section, character creation, the 1st class that doesn’t matter, and the mage’s college stuff were all things I’ve read about in the main series, so there weren’t many surprises there. The story only really got interesting when the new class, the Bibliomancer, came into play and all the new information, the training of class skills and abilities. The story took the turns I thought it would but it was still fun to see how the Bibliomancer class overcame the obstacles.
Overall, while not my favorite story in the Completionist Chronicles universe, it is still good and pretty entertaining.
Score: 7.2 out of 10