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David Lingard was born on the South East coast of England. He grew up in a small and sunny seaside town a stones' throw from the first landing point of Julius Caesar on the British Isles. This may or may not have contributed to his love for both ancient history, and stories of myth and fantasy.

David writes books in the LitRPG (Gamelit), Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Historical Fantasy genres, though this is not strictly limited as time goes by. He writes what he loves and that means sometimes writing outside of the lines!

LitRPG is his passion though, so have a look at the Freedom Online series, as well as Welcome to Eden, two LitRPG stories available right now on Amazon!

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Lanista: Wrath of the Gods

This book is a historical fantasy story, where magic and divine intervention are used alongside historical events to create a thrilling and deep narrative.

If you love Roman Gladiators, magical powers, the power of the Gods and a loveable dog, all wrapped up in a coming of age story, then this i the book for you!

View it HERE on Amazon and Audible.


Don't Call Me Jack

This book is a LitRPG Historica Fantasy. A twist on the Jack the Ripper Murders with an element of gaming.

If you like LitRPG, or Jack the Ripper, then this one's for you! Narated by the amazing Ben Douglas, this one's a must listen!

View it HERE on Amazon and Audible.

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The Copper Rose

A VR LitRPG / Gamelit Book

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Welcome to Eden

A VR LitRPG/Gamelit Book

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Cascade Failure

A Sci-Fi Base Builder Book

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Legacy of Man

A Progression Fantasy Book

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Lanista: Wrath of the Gods

A Historical Fantasy

What is LitRPG, Gamelit and Progression Fantasy?

These genres / terms are all kind of related. Gamelit is a kind of book, story, short story, novella or novel that includes a kind of gaming element - like a person being sucked into a game world (think Ready Player One).


Progression Fantasy books are not too dissimilar from GameLit and LitRPG - In fact, LitRPG is a sub-genre of Progression Fantasy. Progression Fantasies are stories that involve the main character increasing their power, skills or abilities in a tangible way, such as a gene editing program that has a percentage that grows as the book goes on (have you read Legacy of Man?)


LitRPG is my favourite of the three. This is the genre where the main character can see their levels, skills, equipment etc with a system UI, quest screens and notifications. There are so many books in this genre and so much to explore - Audible and Kindle Unlimited are must-haves for these.

What is Kingdom Building or Base Building?

It may sound obvious to some, but generally base building and kingdom building fit within the LitRPG and Gamelit genres. Base building (have you read Cascade Failure?) takes elements from gaming in the way that the MC will help to create a base, settlement, village or location that they will generally control, complete with information panels and sometimes even building levels (have you read The Copper Rose?).

Kingdom building is similar to this though on a much larger scale. Fantasy and Sci-Fi novels usually need this (or World Building) because the setting of the book is not the same as the real world.

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Freedom Online: The Birth of a New World is the prequel novella to the LitRPG series, ‘Freedom Online’. 

Set within the VR world of Freedom, this novella follows the creation of the universe, the beginnings of the Human, Elven, Dwarven, Orcish and Goblin races as they search for thein place within the world.

Through hardships and struggles, can the Goblins fight for their very existence against the mighty Elves? Can the Humans retain their segregation and keep all of the other races out of their business? Can the Dwarves keep a hold of their fortune within the Broken Mountain? Only time will tell…

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