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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Valor Tale: Disenthrall - Volume I is the first book in the dystopian LitRPG series of novels by author David Earl Williams III. The story is set in the fictional land of Mesovilla and is written in a style resembling that of graphic novels filled with illustrations. The Great Civil War is over, and Premier Zircon Videl governs a ruthless regime and imposes exorbitant taxes on the populace. A group of revolutionary freedom fighters known as The Aurora Blade is the only one resisting the government's Elite SWAT Troopers. Led by the charismatic Dew Wilder, The Aurora Blade robs from the corrupt rich and helps the poor and downtrodden. But Dew must remain vigilant as an unknown virus is released on the populace, and treachery befalls them.
Valor Tale: Disenthrall - Volume I is one of the most unique and engaging books I've read this year. David Earl Williams's narrative style is a breath of fresh air and bears striking similarities with Japanese Manga. The characters are colorful, and the dialogue is crisp and concise. The pacing of the plot feels tight as Williams doesn't waste too many words. My favorite aspect of the book was the action sequences, which were animesque and thoroughly entertaining. The illustrations in the book add a lot of depth to the world and made the reading experience more immersive. I enjoyed it a lot and devoured it in one sitting. I would highly recommend Valor Tale: Disenthrall - Volume I to the fans of LitRPG novels.