Valor Tale

Disenthrall - Volume I

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
168 Pages
Reviewed on 11/23/2020
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Author Biography

David Earl Williams III (1984) is a U.S. Navy Veteran, novelist, amateur voice actor & community activist. He was born in Evanston, Illinois, but was raised in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. He graduated from Nicholas Senn High School in 2002 and then enlisted into the U.S. Navy for four years. Following his military service, he would study abroad seeking post-secondary education at Lethbridge College in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He would earn an associate degree in General Studies in 2008. Williams is of multiracial heritage and is related to the late former Democratic Oklahoma State Senator Gene Stipe.

    Book Review

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.

Jared Lomas

This is a different take on presenting a LitRPG story. It makes it easier when written like a script. A lot of action and the dialogue flow felt natural. My favorite character is Cooper. The guy uses a broom/mop for a weapon. It’s a satirical jab at janitors and rpgs and works