If you like the Ritualist and the rest of the Completionist Chronicles books then keep reading. This article contains a great list of similar recommendations.
Most of the recommendations are in the same genre as the Completionist Chronicles books, LitRPG, or some closely related genres. But there are some outliers that we added we think you might also enjoy. Most of the recommendations are books similar to the Completionist Chronicles but we have also added a few anime suggestions.
Joe is an army medic that had an accident at work and has become a quadriplegic with no chance of getting healthy again. When he is given the option to permanently transition his consciousness into a virtual world, a game, he takes it.
When he enters the game he is given the option of picking a special class, a ritualist. Its a class with huge potential, but it also has the drawback that if anyone discovers his class, he will be hunted down.
Table of Context
- Books like Ritualist (Completionist Chronicles #1)
- Reborn: Apocalypse (Reborn: Apocalypse #1) by L. M. Kerr
- The Two Week Curse (Ten Realms #1) by Michael Chatfield
- The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds #1)
- Awaken Online: Catharsis (Awaken Online #1) by Travis Bagwell
- The Dark Elf Trilogy (Legend of Drizzt #1) by R. A. Salvatore
- We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1)
- Unsouled (Cradle #1) by Will Wight
- Life Reset (New Era Online #1) by Shemer Kuznits
- Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon #1) by Dakota Krout
- Rogue Dungeon: A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon #1) by James A. Hunter
- Animes like Ritualist (Completionist Chronicles #1)
Books like Ritualist (Completionist Chronicles #1)
Humanity has been transported to another world where magical superpowers are real. Its a world made of seven layers and the goal is to reach the top, heaven.
Micheal is at the top layer with what little remains of the human population. 10 years has he to get to this point.
Humanity is desperately trying to win a battle against an overpowered enemy.
Humanity loose the battle. They fail.
Micheal witnesses the final moments of the human race before he also dies.
But thanks to a strange artifact that Micheal can't even remember exactly where or when he found he is resurrected. Not only is he resurrected, but time rewinds 10 years until the moment he was first transported into this world.
Micheal now has only one goal. To save humanity. He plans on doing this by using his memories and experience from his previous life.
Is Reborn: Apocalypse good?
Reborn: Apocalypse is an excellent LitRPG with some good Wuxia elements.
It does not have as strong game mechanics elements like som other LitRPG stories. But it has a mix of RPG and Wuxia character progression elements.
Humanity has some bastards taking advantage of the turmoil, but it also has lots of people trying to build a community and adapt to the new world.
The main character relay more on intelligently using his for knowledge than just on raw power.
All in all, Reborn: Apocalypse is one of the better book series in this genre.
Erik and Rugrat are both combat veterans, Erik is a combat medic and Rugrat is a Marine Recon sniper. During a mercenary trip guarding some shady copper mine owners, they are caught in an ambush and Erik ends up losing his legs and his arm.
And to top it off, they both get the Two Week Curse.
It's a strange sickness where they get a strange message saying that they have been randomly selected to join the Ten Realms. And that one may choose to ascend the Ten Realms, thereupon making a request to the Gods of the Realms.
People who get this curse dissipates in a bright flash after exactly two weeks.
As the harden veterans they are, they do their best to prepare for what is going to happen. When the two weeks are up they are teleported to a new strange world where people can rank up as in a game and cultivate their internal power.
Is Ten Realms good?
The Ten Realms Series is not the absolute best of its genre, but it is absolutely worth reading. Especially for people that are interested in the LitRPG and Cultivation/Wuxia genres.
It's interesting to see how Erik and Rugrat use their military knowledge and comradery to take on their new strange circumstances.
One of the major problems with the series is that Eric and Rugrath soon become too powerful. And the initial preparation part before they get to the new world is too long.
James and his friends were among the top teams on the newest and greatest VRMMORPG game, The Land. When they were riding a new dungeon he was separated from his friends.
A game boss, or so hi thinks, asks him a question.
After answering the same question three times he is suddenly transferred to the real planet that the game was based on.
James still has access to his character sheets and delves into this real game, where he now is called Richter.
Richter quickly finds himself dragged into an age-old war. A war between forest sprites and goblins. At the same time, he also ends up in control of his own village that he has to grow.
Is Chaos Seeds good?
The Chaos Seeds books are so far among the best LitRPG books I have read, atlas among the LitRPG book that goes all-in with the game mechanic.
Richter's story is captivating, funny, and a little addictive. I feel like I'm playing the adventure I'm reading and it's always interesting when Richter levels up or finds new loot.
The only thing I hate about this series is the author, he has been attempting to trademark the LitRPG genre. He's a greedy bastard, but his books are good.
Jason attends a prestigious private school and his parents are reasonably well off. But his parents are never home, and he is bullied by both students and faculty at this prestigious school.
Frustrated with his life, Jason escapes into the newly released full immersion VRMMORPG game Awaken Online.
Jason quickly finds himself on the path to be one of the game's greater villains. With his powerful necromantic power and newly won leadership of a new playable race, he becomes a target for all the rest.
Jason constantly logs on to the game for the freedom and power he gets in it. Something that he lacks in real life.
One of the reasons for Jasons growing power in the game is that one of the major AIs in Awaken Online has taken an interest in him, and in humanity.
Is Awaken Online good?
Awaken Online online is one of the best LitRPG series.
Usually, I don't like LitRPG books that are too much in the real world. But in this case, Travis Bagwell has managed to keep that part interesting too.
Awaken Online has interesting game mechanics, and I like how the AI overlords interact with the game.
Awaken Online is an amazing book series that is absolutely worth reading, especially if you like LitRPG books.
The Dark Elf Trilogy follows the story of Drizzt Do'Urden from the time around his birth and to his departure from Menzoberranzan, the drow city.
It goes on to tell about his story in the open wilderness of the Underdark, a cave-like world under the suffice of the earth. Later we follow him to the surface and watch him facing adversity due to the infamy of his kin.
He is constantly facing dangers and struggling with emotions of leaving his homeland and the way he feels different from other dark elves.
Is Legend of Drizzt good?
The Dark Elf Trilogy is a really great story. The same is true for the rest of the books about Drizzt.
This trilogy tells us the beginning of Drizzt Do'Urden life, the most popular character created by Salvatore. This is a highly recommended book and a must-read for any Forgotten Realms fan.
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and now he is looking forward to a life of leisure as a rich man.
Sadly Bob dies in an accident right after reaching his dreams.
But before he died, Bob paid for a service to freeze his brain. It will be kept frozen until we have the technology to put it into a new body.
However, when he wakes up a century later, he discovers that dead people have been declared to be without rights. Bob is now the property of the state.
As if that wasn't enough, he has been uploaded into a computer. His new task is to be the controlling AI of an interstellar von Neumann probe. His goal is to search for new habitable planets humanity can colonize.
If he declines, he'll be switched off.
If he accepts, he becomes the main target of competing states with similar projects and goals.
Is Bobiverse good?
The Bobiverse series is the best sci-fi book series I have read in a long while.
It's full of references to interesting science and popular culture.
It has a good story with cool humor. It's also very interesting and funny how the different bobs interact with each other.
Life energy known as madra is the basis of civilization on the world of Cradle.
Everyone has madra inside themself.
Sacred artist level up their madra by using different forms of training and ingesting elixirs and spirit-fruits.
The common stages of madra levels a person can reach are Copper to Iron, to Jade, and then to Gold. After Gold, who knows what comes next.
Wei Shi Lindon is a member of the Silverfox Clan. They live in hidden Sacred Valley isolated from the rest of the world.
Lindon is an unsouled.
Unsouled is someone unfit to harness the power of madra. Their madra core does not have an affinity for any element. Making them unlikely to advance their madra levels.
Lindon is unwilling to accept his low status. He is determined to do everything he can to prove his worth. He is willing to risk everything to become a sacred artist.
A tragic event unfolds in the valley, an event that makes a diety takes action. This diety shows Lindon a path to advancement, a path that will take him out of the Sacred Valley.
Can Lindon capable to leave the Sacred Valley, and will he, an unsouled, be able to survive outside it?
Is Cradle good?
Cradle is a fast-paced fantasy adventure series where the main characters keep growing in power. In some ways, it can resemble a shounen anime.
Cradle is a very good cultivation book series. It has most of the elements a cultivation book should have, and it presents it in a good way with a good story.
New Era Online, NEO, is a full immersion virtual reality game.
Oren Berman is among the most powerful and influential players. He is the guild leader of one of the most power full guilds. In NEO the first person to discover a skill gives you the exclusive right to teach others the skill. Oren has some really good exclusive right, and together with being the guild leader he easily lives of what he makes in-game.
But all these changes when he is betrayed by his own guild commanders.
They use a rare item that transforms your character into a monster, permanently. Oren ends up as a level one goblin far into the uncharted monster territory. If Oren starts a new character he will loose his exclusive skills to the guild that betrayed him. What will he do?
Is New Era Online good?
Life Reset is an excellent LitRPG book. It has interesting game mechanics and character development.
It's fascinating to follow the main character. A person that starts out among the most powerful players, but then he is betrayed, changed to a monster race, and stuck in the game.
Cal is a Dungeon Heart, a soul forced into a magical stone against his will.
After several years of only instinctive living, he was able to regain his sentience. This allowed him to form new memories again, and to slowly start growing a dungeon around himself.
With help from a small friend, Cal learned to create monsters and traps and how to use treasures to grow his dungeon. His main goal is to lure in brave adventures to eat so he can grow in both power and size.
Is The Divine Dungeon good?
Dungeon Born is one of the best books I have read in a while. This book is written in a light and funny way. For me it was new and fresh, it was the first Dungeon Core type books I read.
Roark von Graf is a hedge mage, lesser noble, and a freedom fighter. When a desperate plan to unseat the Tyrant King fails, Roark finds himself in a strange and dire situation.
Roark escapes in a strange portal that sends him into an ultra-immersive fantasy video game called Hearthworld.
He can't log out, his magic is acting strangely, and he is no longer human.
Roark is now a low-level troll.
He has to guard the first level of a dungeon from players wanting to go dungeon crawling.
But if that was not enough. Roark stole something precious from the Tyrant King, something valuable enough that he uses his magic to send underlings into the game to hunt down Roark.
Can Roark become powerful enough to survive and get back to his world?
Rogue Dungeon is a mix of LitRPG and Dungeon Core. And its a collaboration between two good authors.
Animes like Ritualist (Completionist Chronicles #1)
Naofumi Iwatani is an otaku from Japan. He and three other Japanese people are summoned to another world to become The Four Cardinal Heroes.
The Four Cardinal Heroes are respectively given a sword, spear, bow, and shield. They are each called the Sword Hero, the Spear Hero, the Bow Hero, and lastly the Shield Hero.
Their task is to vanquish Waves of monsters. The Waves are monsters summoned from another plane to attack and destroy everything. They are summoned in regular waves.
Naofumi is cursed with the fate of becoming the Shield Hero.
Armed with only a measly shield, Naofumi is belittled and ridiculed by his fellow heroes and the kingdom's people due to his weak offensive capabilities. His lackluster personality does also not help his case.
They were summoned by the kingdom of Melromarc. The kingdom provides the heroes with some recourses and comrades to train with to prepare for the Waves.
The only person willing to help Naofumi, the Shield Hero, is Malty Melromarc, a princess of the kingdom. However, she soon betrays him by stealing his resources and falsy causing him of taking advantage of her.
This causes Naofumi to be discriminated against and hated by the people of Melromarc for something he didn't do.
Full of hurt and mistrust Naofumi begins his journey of strengthening himself. He buys the demi-human Raphtalia, a slave on the verge of death. He wants her to accompany him on his travels.
Raphtaliathe is the sword to Naofumis shield.
Is The Rising of the Shield Hero good?
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a good anime. It's interesting to watch the main character dealing with having everyone against him and growing stronger.
It has an interesting gamelike progression and a decent story and characters.
This anime is not a masterpiece, it's not among the best. It's only recommended if you like anime or like these kinds of Isekai/LitRPG kind of stories.
Wei Wuxian is a cultivator that experimented with the forbidden Mo Dao, also called the demonic path, during his teachings. Its a dark and dangerous energy that lies behind the demonic path.
Wei Wuxian's rise in power is accompanied by chaos and destruction, but his reign of terror comes to an abrupt end when the cultivation clans overpower him and he is killed by his closest ally.
Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian is reincarnated in the body of a village lunatic. In his reincarnated body, Wei Wuxia is reunited with his old classmate Lan Wangji.
Together they fight demons, ghosts, and other cultivators.
Is Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation good?
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation is an excellent Chinese anime. It has good art and sound.
It has a solid story with good pacing. It has some flashbacks, but they are done in a good way.
The characters are very good. They are interesting and deep.
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation absolutely worth watching, especially if you like cultivation stories.
Sword Art Online (SAO), a massive online role-playing game, is launched.
It uses "NerveGear" technology, a technology that lets players control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts.
Kazuto Kirigaya is one player among ten-thousand others that logs on to SAO as it launches. He was a beta tester for the game, so he has a leg up over most of the others.
The players soon realize they cannot log out. The game’s creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all one hundred levels of the game.
Is Sword Art Online good?
The animation and sound work is good. Sword Art Online worth watching, but only if you like this kind of animes.