Updated: Apr 15, 2021
By, Jamey Sultan
Author of Defying Divinity
Lets talk about Cradle.
The series by Will Wight is probably the most well-known indie book series out there and one of my personal favorites. That being said - Is it LitRPG?
What is LitRPG? The definition of a LitRPG Book is Vague.
It usually falls under "I'll know it when I see it." In general though, it requires a set progression and rules similar to those of a Role Playing Game.
The Cradle series has the first in spades. It has a set progression and milestones needed to power up. But that alone isn't enough to make it a LitRPG book. Instead, I would classify the Cradle series as GameLit, which is a much broader category than LitRPG. To be a GameLit novel, all a book needs is to have a progression cycle. All LitRPG, Cultivation, and other progression novels fall under the broad umbrella of GameLit.
Anyways, my point is - if you haven't read Cradle yet, read it. Read it now. It's a great book and well worth the time investment.
Check it out here: Bloodline
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