Nora Hazard S Story Begins Over Three Years Prior To The Events Of Delvers LLC Welcome To Ludus On Ludus, Life Is Often Cheap Nora S Childhood Hadn T Given Her Many Options With Nowhere Else To Go After Losing Her Family, She Had Joined An Old Friend In A Street Gang And Found An Unlikely Home There But Unfortunately, Tragedy Is About To Befall Nora Grudges From The Distant Past And Movements Of Shadowy Organizations May Take Away Everything She Is Familiar With And All That She Holds Dear Possibly Even Her Life Danger Has Never Stopped Her Before, But Survival May Require Escaping Her Old Life And Embarking On An Insane, Desperate Journey On The Way, She Might Even Accidentally Stumble Into Both An Incredible Opportunity, And An Incredible Burden Unfortunately For Her Enemies, Nora Was No Pushover Beforeand That Was Before Discovering Super Powers This Series Has A Badass, Female MC Gritty Violence Rough Language A Harsh Fantasy World With Its Own Moral Compass Bravery Loyalty

10 thoughts on “Mitigating Risk (Nora Hazard Book 1)

  1. says:

    I need to deliver a message to the people who add ess to the end of words Wheness theess revolutioness comesess, youess willess beess firstess againstess theess walless Burglaress my arseI d also like just ONE bloody book this year to have a female MC who ain t a rape vic, could that be possible Getting to be that stong female character means something very specific.Also snarky AI is used by one actual AI and one imprinted intelligence, maybe chill with the troping, esp when combined with the crazy not quite goddess.

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    I don t know whether to be disappointed or just let my past self tell my current self I told you so I tried reading Welcome to Ludus about 1 year ago and had to drop it 30% in Feel free to look at my review at the time for the finer points, but in a nutshell the quality of writing was just too much of an impediment to me immersing in the story Blaise Corvin is a prominent author in the LitRPG genre though, so I figured I d give him another try with a newer offering.Unfortunately, while this book may be a bit better, the same problems are present About 90% of the first 7 pages are a brutally boring infodump Trying to keep my eyes from skimming down the page was like an 8 year old trying to hold the leash on a rottweiler when a rabbit runs by The economy of words is also very poor The wording is very passive and bloated even during action scenes.Example I d been hoping she d be crazy enough to grab my hair, but I wasn t that lucky Just like I d expected, the beautiful killer darted in, her knife going for a killing strike to my heart while her other hand darted out to secure my knife hand The passive and overly long description interferes with what is supposed to be a fast paced scene I don t know why the character feels a need to note the beauty of her attacker for the 3rd time in the middle of the fight this is 1st person pov so details should be specific to what the character pays attention to rather than just throwing random stuff in there Also, I just tend to have a problem with repeating the same verb twice in a sentence in general, but even so in an overly long sentence see darted.As other negative reviews have mentioned, a character with multiple stab wounds who s doing the whole cliche dying speech goes on FOREVER in a scene that failed to be serious to the extent that it reminded me of The OC tv show.I gave the book about 30 pages before concluding that there is no way I will be able to enjoy this book If there s a good story in there, unfortunately the quality of writing again is just getting in the way It s also ironic that in the author s forward, he mentions that one of the lessons he learned was giving the audience credit I don t think he s learned that lesson Either that or he has an extremely low opinion of the audience.

  3. says:

    Needs recognition Great bookI have read all of Blaise s books But first let me say that I rate books base on how much I enjoyed it and wether I would read it again 3 stars I liked but wouldn t read it again 4 stars I might read it again and 5 stars I will read it than twice at least.I try not to write a review with a rating less than 3 because that just messed up I really fell into the Delvers LLC storyline from his first book Nora is in the same universe I really have been enjoys the real life issues she is struggling with She grows and opens up as a character What I really like is that she is a real person who has to struggle to make choices right for her and not let others dictate her life She may make bad choices but she learns from them and seems to grow as a character It also opened this universe much with her view of it She s a native to Ludas so she has a much different outlook on things than I as an American male have Which I think really comes into play and made me understand the world much .Blaise s writing craft just keep getting better and better Take a chance on this book and sit back and enjoy the ride This book rate if may go up if or when I read it again.

  4. says:

    it was all over the place it wanted to go everywhere and ended up going nowhere.

  5. says:

    Not sure If need a spoiler warning on this but I do describe some aspects of the way this book progresses.Okay so I can give this 3 stars but if could have been so much better This book tries to be to many things and ends up only being a 3 star book because of that if the author had kept the story on one track it would have been so much better The story starts out as a coming of age for the MC character but then goes into a lit RPG thing and before you know it we are in a dungeon type of book That is not all, then we change again to a hero bet up the bad guys and skills book I liked parts of the book for sure and the series shows potential but I just found the story all over the place, a stream line plot would have been better in my option I will continue with this series as I said I did like most of it and the story has gotten interesting near the end Hopefully the author can maintain the interest in the next book.

  6. says:

    Really bad, I did not make it through the first 2 chapters The story might be great or whatever but the writing is bad The Chapter 1 friends murdered while the MC is just standing there, not doing or saying anything really made me cringe But then the 10 minute long speech from her friend with her lungs full of blood was just to much That speech was just to long and was really stupid She was shanked three times in the chest, blood in her lungs, if she talks that much she is dead if not bleeding out You would be in to much pain to talk either way Then when you think it is almost done, the girl goes on for another 5 minutes Weak ass main character, can t handle 1 or 2 people dieing in the first 2 chapters No way you can call her a badass If she was a badass, the crazy chick wouldn t of mad it past killing the first girl.

  7. says:

    DNF 3% Not for me Didn t enjoy the self absorbed beginning from the male perspective MC Nora goes on chatting for awhile on making a big deal about people s sexual attractions And appearances like no one would ever be with MC because she is hideous I should have know better and had known better than to get the other ludus books but I got the book and not a surprise Thank goodness Audible has a return feature.

  8. says:

    Pretty good book I have read some of the Delvers LLC books, but it honestly never occurred to me that knowing backstory of any ox the characters would be interesting However, I m finding it very interesting, and I plan to follow Nora s adventures to their fullest.

  9. says:

    Meh neither good nor bad

  10. says:

    This book takes you back to Ludus, a planet that is used as a testing ground to try out alien weapons The God of the planet teleports unsuspecting alien races to the planet and researches what would happen if he gave some of them special powers.This is definitely a new take on the LitRPG genre since it doesn t actually take place in a digital world They are given their powers through orbs that you can swallow, and the orbs have AI built into them that allow you to level up after you gain experience, and find orbs.I originally stumbled upon this settings reading through the Delvers LLC series The Nora Hazard series takes place in the same world, but instead of following two freshly teleported people it focuses on Nora Hazard She was born on the planet, but of course is an orphanbecause aren t they all Her parents were well off then they died So she had to join a gang and lived a hard life until the day she was offered a special orb.This book definitely follows the template, but It s fun.Rating 3.5 I would recommend to someone if they were running out of things to read in the LitRPG genre