All-new Battle Mage Farmer, Apocalypse Tamer and Randidly Ghosthound and more in the most anticipated new LitRPG books in May 2023
Four horsemen, nexus gates and hermit warriors. From epic fantasies and sprawling dungeons to sci-fi realms and cursed companions. These are some of the best new LitRPG books in May 2023.
Complete with new titles, previous series, author info, what it’s about and links to pre-order and buy your favourite new literary RPG releases right now.
Best New LitRPG Books in May 2023
Age of Forged Steel
Jez Cajiao, 2 May 2023
The fifth instalment in Jez Cajiao’s Rise of Mankind series, Age of Forged Steel sees Matt and the remainder of his people rebuilding their dungeon world, knowing that a new war is coming soon. And they have some allies but know that they can’t really trust anyone. It’s a dangerous place to be in because the Nexus Gate will open soon in Jez Cajiao’s Age of Forged Steel.
Genres fantasy, dark fantasy, litrpg
Author Jez Cajiao Home UK
Publisher Nielsen | Buy it
Nicoli Gonnella, 3 May 2023
Book number 7 in Nicoli Gonnella’s Unbound series, Abyss sees Felix and his people successful in defeating the Hierocracy. But now the desert is an ocean, and things are stirring in the depths. At least Felix won’t have to battle too long with the weight of leadership, as enemies spurred by the Fathom assail the city gates in Nicoli Gonnella’s Abyss.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Magic
Author Nicoli Gonnella Home New York, US
Publisher Mountaindale Press | Buy it
The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound 4
Noret Flood, 3 May 2023
The fourth instalment of Noret Flood’s acclaimed The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound takes us back to intense unlimited-potential RPG as Randidly Ghosthound’s return to Earth is not as restful as he’d hoped. Two new champions, Wild Rider and Skeleton Knight have amassed huge support with unique abilities. But there can be only one champion in Zone 32 in Noret Flood’s The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound 4.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Post-Apocalyptic
Author Noret Flood Home Pittsburgh, US
Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
The Hedge Wizard 3
Alex Maher, 10 May 2023
Book 3 in Alex Maher’s The Hedge Wizard series sees Hump and companions return to Sheercliff City to find it plagued by monsters. Of course, Countess Daston uses any excuse to enlist him in the fight against beasts, warlocks and a host of newly spawned dungeons. But this time Hump will have to delve deeper and rely more on the Book of Infinite Pages than ever before, in Alex Maher’s The Hedge Wizard 3.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Dragons, Magic
Author Alex Maher Home UK
Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
Boris Romanovsky, 11 May 2023
The second book in Boris Romanovsky’s A Student Wants to Live series, The Architects sees Andrew First and the Architects Clan escape the zombie hordes of Novosibirsk. Now to find an ideal place to find their new city… Except there are other groups of survivors, and they lay claim to the same lands. Can Andrew find a way to prevent humans from turning weapons on each other? We find out in Boris Romanovsky’s The Architects.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Zombies Author Boris Romanovsky
Publisher Magic Dome Books | Buy it
The Accidental Contract
Kos Play, 16 May 2023
Book 3 in Kos Play’s System School series, The Accidental Contract sees Kalli’s return to Gaia leave Melvin a bit lost. Estranged from his friends, he can find some solace in sharpening his healing abilities. But when a message comes that Kali is dying, Melvin and his friends must band together anew to brave yet another new world of untold danger and adventure in Kos Play’s The Accidental Contract.
Genres Fantasy, urban fantasy, young adult, LitRPG
Author Kos Play Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
The Path of Ascension 3
C Mantis, 17 May 2023
The third book in C Mantis’s The Path of Ascension series sees Matt, Liz and his Bond Aster given a choice. This new world is at war. And picking a side could mean a lot of treasure, glory and experience for those running the Path. But two kingdoms’ survival hand in the balance; and this choice could affect the entire team’s future in C Mantis’s The Path of Ascension 3.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Magic, Action
Author C Mantis Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
Apocalypse Tamer 3
Maxime J Durand, 23 May 2023
The third instalment in “Void Herald” Maxime J Durand’s Apocalypse Tamer series sees Basil depart France as a Unity army led by dragon general Blackcinders lays siege to his native Bulgaria. All while Maleking schemes to enter Earth’s realm in person. It’s Basil and strange new ally Kalki against, well… everything in Maxime J Durand’s Apocalypse Tamer 3.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Humor
Author Maxime J Durand Home France
Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
Seth Ring, 24 May 2023
Little is known about the fifth book in Seth Ring’s Battle Mage Farmer series. But we do know that magic farmer John once failed to stop the apocalypse, and kinda just focused on farming to replenish the world’s mana supply. As it turned, out, the end of the world was… peaceful. Until a tower of mages appeared to enslave his kin and everything went downhill from there. What’s next for John? Can you come back from failing to save the world? Guess we’ll find out in Seth Ring’s Transformation.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Magic, Adventure
Author Seth Ring Home US Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
SunriseCV, May 24, 2023
Book 3 in SuriseCV’s System Universe series, Savannah sees Derek enter a brand new system. How many has that been now? From hermit-warrior during Earth’s System Change to surviving the void to becoming a System Traveller, we’ll have to what the System Universe has in store next in SuriseCV’s Savannah.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG, Science Fiction, Magic
Author SunriseCV Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
The Way Ahead 4
Kaleb England & NorskDaedalus, 30 May 2023
In the fourth instalment of co-authors Kaleb England and NorskDaedalus’s The Way Ahead series, physics-student-turned-magic-apprentice Edwin is adapting to the world (and politics) of other-realm Joriah. But, of course, his very presence here makes him a target, and every step seems to take him closer to the mystically Rillah in Kaleb England and NorskDaedalus’s The Way Ahead 4.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG Authors Kaleb England, NorskDaedalus Publisher Podium Publishing | Buy it
Levelling Up The World 3
L Eclaire, 31 May 2023
Book 3 in L Eclaire’s Levelling Up The World series sees Dallion flustered from juggling new guild responsibilities while preparing for the glorious Festival Tournament AND somehow getting mixed up in the criminal underground’s dealings – and all he wanted was some rest! But there’ll be none of that as an ancient menace escapes banishment and returns to the real world to exact vengeance in L Eclaire’s Levelling Up The World 3.
Genres Fantasy, LitRPG
Author L. Eclaire Publisher Aethon Books | Buy it
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