World of Chains, Book 1: The Wayward Bard

By Lars M.

(3 Reviews)


Final Price: $5.99


Daniel’s guide to early retirement:

  1. Intercept illegal money transfer from mafia boss.
  2. Hide out in a super-exclusive full-immersion virtual reality game until the heat is off.
  3. Roll a bard. Max out charisma. Live it up.
  4. Profit.

With all the pesky planning out of the way, Daniel set out to realize his ultimate dream: gaining enough money to buy a tropical island and spend his days playing the violin and RPGs. What could possibly go wrong?

Disclaimer: There shall be no harems in this series. Overpowered, perfect protagonists will not be tolerated, and excessive cursing will result in donations to the swear jar.

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:

Justin Thomas James – Narration, Music Direction, Editing, and Mastering
Laurie Catherine Winkel – Female Characters
Jeff Hays – Gillem Drizzlefog, Greck, and Other Supporting Characters
Dalton Lynne – Proofing, Editing

© 2018 Lars Machmuller ℗ 2018 Jeff Hays

About The Author

Say, “hi,” to Past Lars, Present Lars, and Future Lars: Past Lars spent most of his time on PC games, preferably RPGs or MMOs. He also imbibed far too much alcohol for his own good, traveled a lot, and read between two and five books a week. His favorite authors were many, but Patrick Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, Peter V. Brett, Steven Eriksson, and Daniel Abraham, in particular, were rarely far from his side.

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Reviews (3)

Refreshing take

Solid and refreshing take on the genre!

A quirky bit of fun

I enjoyed the concept of the main character being a bard. It brought a bit of novelty to the story. They incorporated a bit of music into the performance, which was a fun element. I hope they develop this further in the subsequent books. There was nothing especially spectacular about the story or the performance, but somehow I felt that the whole was greater than the sum of the parts. At the very least, I'm going to continue with the next book to see where things are going.