I brought the magic of our world to this other world! Flight. 1 – The outer refuge

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Title: I bought the magic of our world from this other world! Flight. 1
Author: CA McDivitt
Editor: Amazon KDP
Language: English
Format: Paperback, Digital
Pages: 173
Gender: Isekai, Fantasy
Publication date: September 29, 2021

The story

I brought the magic of our world to this other world sees Alex MacCatan crossing the street and checking his phone when our old friend Truck-kun sends him to another world. Appearing there with a broken arm, he meets Jessie, daughter of Margret, and an adjutant of Duke Roland. After some questioning, she brings him before the Duke who is a Will-Walker…someone who can peer into another’s mind and even disrupt their thoughts.

After determining that Alex is neither a threat nor a spy, the Duke allows him to join their convoy as they head towards the haunted town. There, we meet Becka, a slightly sassy wolf who takes a liking to Alex. As they travel, Alex inquires about things, pretending to have come from a distant land to convey his ignorance of this world. He gets information but soon after, an imminent threat arises.

With what begins as a simple Imperial Army scout, they learn that the army itself is hot on their trail. The conclusion of the first volume sees them taking a stand in the haunted city, with Alex’s scientific knowledge being their only chance to survive!

Characters

Alex is a little locked up. He tends to enjoy reading books that have been downloaded to his phone that are set throughout history. As far as he knows about science, he still needs help from time to time, and the extensive library he has on his phone proves useful, if a little too handy. Alex also serves as both the series’ narrator and main character, which is a little odd. This leads to him breaking the fourth wall multiple times, which tends to be a little shocking but entertaining at the same time.

Jessie is a bit of a hard-nosed girl at first, but as she gets closer to Alex, she begins to level off. She’s always ready to pick up a gun and fight, but she can’t help it when she succumbs to human chemistry and begins to develop a crush on Alex. Although she’s not afraid to issue an order or assert her authority, she seems like a normal girl in other situations. It keeps her grounded and breaks the trope we often see in stories like this where the hardened military usually stays that and ends up as a pseudo tsundere.

Becka, on the other hand, is a little feisty, which suits her perfectly as a wolf. She openly flirts with Alex and even gets jealous when she sees Jessie trying to get close to him. Ah, what would a story be without your typical love triangle? It makes you wonder who Alex will end up with; however, most of the time the main character won’t end up with anyone. Generally, this storyline is a huge disappointment, as everything that happens serves as cheap distraction or plot filler. As this is the first volume of the series, I hope it will not happen like that. If you want to have romance in a story, there should be a definite ending! (At least that’s my opinion since romance is my favorite genre, after all!

Final Thoughts

Overall, I enjoyed the first volume of the series as the story told was pretty good; however, the biggest complaint I have is that it doesn’t really do anything new or revolutionary in an oversaturated genre. We have a main character who gets isekai by a truck and ends up being a real world trying to make sense of a whole new fantasy world with magic. The hook here is that it uses science to solve some problems, but it’s not overdone…which is a good thing, by the way.

Typically, when an isekai series follows its creation by the numbers, then introduces the single hook to distinguish it, they throw it in your face as if to say “BUT REMEMBER, WE USE This book avoids that and only uses science when it makes things a little easier or provides a better solution than the one they already have…like creating a makeshift jack to fix a broken wagon wheel or piss distilling… yes… piss distilling (read on to find out why!)

Science here is not trying to change the established world. Also, when you’re introduced to the Imperial Army, it’s pretty clear that the level of science used here is already known in this world. Alex seems to teach and/or show people things they themselves haven’t discovered yet. I have my theories as to why this happened and the end of the first volume certainly lends itself to those theories.

Simply put, even though the series uses a hook in an attempt to do something different from other isekai fantasy series, it doesn’t really accomplish that; HOWEVER, (put your forks down) does that make it a bad book? Not at all !

It was a well-told story that made me lose track of time with a great cast of characters who each had their own personalities and weren’t over the top. Everything seemed to fit a grounded meaning and the plot points were simple, easy to understand and offered explanations for those who couldn’t understand the twenty-five cent words, making the book accessible to those who didn’t. reduces their life. in a chemistry lab.

It was still a good read and still worth checking out!

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This article was provided for review by CA McDivitt

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