If you enjoy a high stakes quest, heists, double-crossing, a hint of steampunk, anime-style action, magic, gods, and a flawed anti hero, then this one is definitely for you. Pawn’s Gambit is yet another piece of phenomenal world building by Rob J. Hayes; like the great chess players, he is a master of his craft.
Never Die combines the best parts of Wuxia cinema and Shōnen anime with the golden era of role-playing games and a splash of Dungeons & Dragons. The plot revolves around a young boy and the heroes of legend that are bound to serve him. Ein is a strange boy and the mystery surrounding him and how he came to get his power is fun and will keep you guessing and, likely, shivering, as there are several scenes in which he acts in very unsettling ways.