Recommendations similar to the Ten Realms books by Michael Chatfield are what you get in this article. More books that are similar to the Ten Realms books, and also suggestions from other mediums like anime.
Most of the recommendations are in the same genres as the Ten Realms books. LitRPG, Cultivation/Wuxia, Portal Fantasy, and Progression Fantasy. Other closely related genres like Isekai, System Apocolypse, and more like this are also included.
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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.
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- Books like The Two Week Curse (Ten Realms #1)
- Reborn: Apocalypse (Reborn: Apocalypse #1) by L. M. Kerr
- The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds #1)
- Street Cultivation (Street Cultivation #1) by Sarah Lin
- Ritualist (Completionist Chronicles #1) by Dakota Krout
- Unsouled (Cradle #1) by Will Wight
- Life Reset (New Era Online #1) by Shemer Kuznits
- The Dao of Magic (The Dao of Magic #1) by Andries Louws
- The First Step (A Thousand Li #1) by Tao Wong
- He Who Fights With Monsters by Travis Deverell
- Defiance of the Fall by TheFirstDefier
- Rogue Dungeon: A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon #1) by James A. Hunter
- Animes like The Two Week Curse (Ten Realms #1)
Books like The Two Week Curse (Ten Realms #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.
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.
Rick is a young fighter. To support himself and his sister he is working as a sparring partner at a local gym. Helping people strengthen their cores in exchange for some meager coin.
He does not dream of becoming an all-powerful immortal cultivator. But he wants to be more than just a human punching bag.
The main reason Rick works as a human punching bag is for his sister. She has a deadly disease that is costly to keep at bay. Working at the gym is the only way Rick sees that can earn enough to pay for her medical needs.
Getting the treatment for her deadly spiritual disease is not easy. And being born by poor parents that have left them by themselves surrounded by scavenging relatives makes this a daunting task.
It does not help that they live in a world where power makes right. A world controlled by powerful corporations and modernized martial arts sects. A world where those at the bottom of society often find themselves at mercy by those higher up in the power chain.
Is Street Cultivation good?
Street Cultivation is a good and interesting twist on the LitRPG genre. It mixes in both elements from the Wuxia genre and cyberpunk elements.
It's a good story that also contains slice-of-life elements. It's more than just cultivation and level-ups.
Street Cultivation is a good book series that is worth checking out.
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.
Is Completionist Chronicles good?
The Ritualist (Completionist Chronicles) is among the best LitRPG books I have read so far.
Joe does not have a typical fighting class, and he is not turned into aMary Sue character. The story is interesting, and I love the game elements and character leveling in this book.
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.
Drew is a thousand-year-old cultivator, and he is about to ascend to a higher existence.
But as he begins the process he finds out that he has pissed off one too many demigods. During the fight, he was slapped down to a lower realm of existence by something powerful.
When Drew wakes up in this lower realm he finds it very different than what he is used to. He sets out to change it to something more familiar so he can reclaim what he once had.
Is The Dao of Magic good?
The Dao of Magic is a decent cultivation book series. It is not a typical cultivation story, but it is interesting. It's worth reading if you like cultivation stories or LitRPG books.
Long Wu Ying lives on his family farm. He spends his days planting rice, studying, and being with friends.
Wu Ying has never even dreamt of becoming a cultivator. Cultivation is only for the rich or geniuses.
But fate has different plans for Wu Ying.
When the army arrives at his village, he and many other members of the village are forcefully conscripted. Wu Ying ends up doing a dead that catches the eye of a cultivation master of the Verdant Green Waters Sect.
Wu Ying is given the opportunity to join the Verdant Green Waters Sect. Joining means that he will give up his common life and start the bloody path of becoming an immortal cultivator.
Is A Thousand Li good?
A Thousand Li is an excellent cultivation book, or wuxia/xianxia if you like.
Wu Ying is a likable character, and his cultivation journey is interesting.
Jason wakes up in a mysterious world of magic and monsters.
He will face off against cannibals, cultists, wizards, monsters, and that's just the first day. He's going to need courage, he's going to need wit and he's going to need some magic powers of his own. But first, he's going to need pants.
Can Jason survive the change from being an office-supplies-store middle manager to becoming a heroic interdimensional adventurer?
We follow Jason as he makes a place for himself in a world that is strange, yet sometimes strangely familiar. From somewhat familiar inhabitants to a magical interface that looks like his RPG games. He will meet everything from crime lords to nobles, monsters to gods on his adventurous path.
About the series: He Who Fights With Monsters is in the Isekai, LitRPG, Portal Fantasy, Progression Fantasy genres with some political intrigue and humor. The progression system combines cultivation and traditional LitRPG elements and plenty of loot. Jason is a laid-back Australia that gains some suspiciously evil powers.
Zac was alone in the middle of the forest when the world changed.
The whole planet was introduced to the multiverse by an unfeeling System... or God. A universe where an endless number of races and civilizations fought for power and dominion.
Zac finds himself stuck in the wilderness surrounded by deadly beasts, demons, and worse. Alone, lost and without answers, he must find the means to survive and get stronger in this new cut-throat reality.
With only a hatchet for his weapon, he'll have to seek out his family before the world collapses... or die trying.
Defiance of the Fall can be found on Royal Road.
About the series: Defiance of the Fall is in the System Apocalypse, LitRPG, Wuxia, and Progression Fantasy genres. It mixes LitRPG elements with Eastern cultivation. It has class systems, skill systems, endless choices for progression, and town building. Follow Zac as he struggles to stake out a unique path to power as a mortal in a world full of cultivators.
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 The Two Week Curse (Ten Realms #1)
People are thrown into a foreign land with nothing but hazy memories and the knowledge of their name. This group of strangers is given no other choice than to accept the only paying job in this game-like world, the role of a soldier in the Reserve Army.
The Reserve Army has one goal, to eliminate anything that threatens the people in the world of Grimgar.
All the strong people join together and those remaining have to band together to survive in this world.
One such group of leftovers is lead by the charismatic priest Manato. The other members are the nervous thief Haruhiro, the cheerful hunter Yume, the shy mage Shihoru, the kind warrior Mogxo, the rowdy dark knight Ranta. Together they struggle to survive this harsh world.
Despite its game-like resemblance, this is no game. There are no respawns or do-overs.
Grimgar is a kill or be killed world.
Is Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions good?
Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions is a good Isekai anime.
It's more Grim and Dark than most other anime in this genre.
It focuses more on the Mental and Emotional struggles of surviving in an RPG game-like world with no memories and having to kill goblins to survive.
Grimgar is more suited for an older audience than most other anime in this genre.
MMORPG gamers find themself transported into the game they play.
Shiroe and the others in Log Horizon attempt to live their lives out in the new world they find themselves trapped in.
They form governments, deal with NPCs and other players.
Is Log Horizon good?
Log Horizon is a very good anime. It`s about more than simple fighting.