Dungeon Crawler Carl is a LitRPG/Gamelit Adventure novel written by Matt Dinniman. When the last of his family dies, 23-year-old Carl reluctantly inherits their old farmhouse—and with it, an unfinished video game dungeon. To fulfill his father’s dying wish and save the home from foreclosure, he enters into the peculiar world of simulated adventure gaming to complete the quest himself. Inside this digital underworld, creatures are real and death is permanent… but so too are riches and glory. With only his wits and skills gleaned from years of MMORPGing, can Carl become the champion he needs to be in order to conquer this treacherous domain? From dank goblin caves full of murderous beasts to overgrown ruins ruled by fire-breathing dragons; Dungeon Crawler Carltakes readers on a thrilling ride they won’t soon forget.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who loves a good adventure, mystery, thriller, and suspense novel all rolled into one. If you’re looking for an exciting read that will take you to another world, then Dungeon Crawler Carl is the book for you.
- The author does a great job of world-building, creating an intricate and believable gaming world that is fun to explore.
- The action is thrilling and well paced, with plenty of suspense and excitement.
- Fans of LitRPG/Gamelit novels will enjoy this book for its strong elements in those genres.
- The book may be too intense for some readers
- The story could use more development in the beginning
- Some of the gaming concepts might be confusing to those who are not familiar with that terminology
Learn more about the author
Matt Dinniman is a lifelong gamer and thrill seeker from central Pennsylvania. After years of virtual adventuring, Matt decided to put his knowledge to paper, penning the Dungeon Crawler Carl series—a LitRPG/Gamelit Adventure novel set in the world of his own creation. When not writing or gaming, Matt enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with his wife and two young children.
“A fast-paced, well-written adventure that I couldn’t put down!”
“The author has done an amazing job of creating a believable and captivating gamelit world. I was completely sucked in from the start.”
“Amazing! Couldn’t put it down!”
“If you’re a fan of adventure and/or RPG games, then I think you’ll really enjoy Dungeon Crawler Carl. The author does an excellent job of immersing the reader into the game world and making them feel like they are right there with the main character.”