Anything By Dakota Krout
Book/Novel Author: Dakota Krout
Book/Novel Title: Anything
An ever-expanding desert. A centuries-old curse. Enough power to change Anything.Luke is a straightforward man. There are only a few things he wants in life: levels, things to fight to gain levels, and finding Cookie so he can fight things more efficiently. Well, better armor might be nice. Yet, the other members of his team are ready for some relaxation and fun in the sun. After all, there should be huge perks that come with stopping an invasion in its tracks, and a hero’s welcome would be a welcome change.Surprisingly, being famous for making the Kingdom wealthy and powerful has its downsides. Namely, there is now a huge price on their heads. Ordered to flee from the political machinations, assassins, and marriage proposals, The Four soon find themselves searching for a way to pit their power against the world and make a comfy home in the desert.The problem is, Nature likes to be left alone. When you start messing with it… Anything could happen.
If Dakota Krout had truly thought about the presentation of this series, one possible better method of presentation would have been to introduce each of his 3 primary characters in separate books, with the intros and conclusions narrated by the narrating and accompanying bard.Each character deserved their own book – their own in-depth explorations of this world so new to the reader and of their own growth and development. As it was, the reader was simultaneously exposed to three radically differing experiences of Krouts’ new multiverse; with a druid, an heir-apparent to a scheming archmage, and a heavily, heavily brain-damaged murderhobo who’s sections of the book made me want to put it in a bonfire and pour on all the gasoline. All of it. All the ****ing gas and then every single note of money that could be found in the world.It was poorly done, and an absolute 1-star dumpster-fire.Book 2 is better. If it was a standalone story, I might have given it 3 stars. The author fixed and better explained some of the issues with the murderhobo and developed the characters from 1.5-dimensional stereotypes to 2.5-dimensional with workable backstory.Krout, your puns aren’t worth a book written about them. You need actual story. Plot, character growth, a meaningful hook. I haven’t seen improvement on that – your quality of work has actually gone down since your dungeon core series; and that was enjoyable but by no means a work of art.
It was ok. It wasn’t bad. I most likely won’t read the next one.I loved the first one. I can’t put my finger on any one thing I didn’t like. When I figure it out, I’ll update the review.I like Dakota Krout’s books. I just didn’t care for this one.I’m glad I read it, but I won’t recommend it.
This books premise is original and delightful! The worlds, the magic, and the sheer insanity of tying it together is a delight. I can’t wait for the next installment!
The book was another great addition to the series. I cannot wait for the next addition of the series! Loved it!
Love Dakota Krouts books, loved the first book the most. But this book just goes off the deep end into crazy town and I couldn’t get enough of it. Can’t wait for the third book to come out.
It’s different. It’s good. I will be reading the next book as soon as it’s dropped. And four more words.