January 30, 2023

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Heir Today, Pawn Tomorrow – The Good Guys Book 2 by Eric Ugland

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Heir Today Pawn Tomorrow

BEWARE! There might be slight spoilers in this review. I will not reveal anything BIG, or what you wouldn’t be able to find in a normal back of the book synopsis.

Heir Today, Pawn Tomorrow: The Good Guys by Eric Ugland

The story starts right at the end of One More Last Time. Montana is offered the chance to become the heir of Benedict Cogshall, and join his family.

After making it through the mage dungeon and defeating the Aggecnern, Montana finds that leveling up and becoming stronger might not be enough to survive the real reason the caravan his is with is traveling. With new allies and the feeling of being chased. Montana and crew must make it to Osterstaught before time runs out on their quest.

The same Montana, just a little more grounded in his new reality. Full of hilarious interactions, lots of action and a trip to Hell, this book has everything we have come to expect from The Good Guys series.

The Good:

The second book in this series is just as wonderful as the first, with a lot more understanding. This book really fills you in and answers a ton of questions that you may have had in the first book, while adding a few new wonderful characters to spice things up a bit.

The progression of the plot is very well done. The beginning of the story fills you in with some details, but not all of them. Then slowly as Montana does enough stupid things to make it worth informing him of stuff and as the journey the characters are on come to a close, bits and pieces are revealed to make things more interesting and prompt even more questions.

Just as the last book, it leaves on the mother of all cliff hangers and a bit of outrage that makes you feel like you NEED the next book to find out how things turn out. (And boy do they…)

The Bad:

Along with the last book, this book’s fighting and action is very descriptive to the last hilarious gruesome detail. Not necessarily something bad, but it definitely is not for the squeamish.

The story feels a bit less eventful than the previous volume. It makes sense, since it is a journey that turns out to be a bit of a slog. This entry seemed much more for being informing the reader rather than to necessarily wow.


As LITRPG Gamelit books go this is another great addition by Eric Ugland. If you weren’t hooked after the first book, you most definitely would be now. Makes me want to smack the author for the ending, but at the same time beg and plead at his feet to write faster and produce more in the series.

I would give this book an 8 out of 10.

Have you read One More Last Time or Heir Today, Pawn Tomorrow by Eric Ugland?

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2 thoughts on “Heir Today, Pawn Tomorrow – The Good Guys Book 2 by Eric Ugland

  1. I have not read either of these books but this one sounds good!  I love this sort of historical fantasy fiction and it would be worth giving it a read.  The descriptive writing (including detailed violence) only makes it better.  I read Stephen King so I can take it!  And he fighting the Loch Ness Monster in this book?  haha!

    1. No it seems to be an unidentified monster he comes across while traversing a huge lake. 
      I highly recommend this series! Though you would want to start with the first book: Once More Last Time. 

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