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Chatgpt - An experiment

I've seen a lot of chat about Chatgpt and its AI shenanigans without really understanding what it can do or what its all about.

So, I logged in and had a go... just to see.

I got it to write a few reviews of Seven Deaths of an Empire - a positive one and a negative one.

A Positive Review

A Negative Review

​Seven Deaths of an Empire by G R Matthews is a captivating and thrilling epic fantasy novel that kept me hooked from beginning to end. Matthews has created a rich and complex world filled with political intrigue, ancient magic, and a cast of diverse and fascinating characters.

The story centers around a vast empire on the brink of collapse, as seven important figures are killed one after another in mysterious circumstances. The pace of the story is perfect, with just the right amount of tension and suspense to keep the reader engaged without overwhelming them.

One of the standout features of Seven Deaths of an Empire is its characters. Matthews has created a diverse and multifaceted cast of characters, each with their own motivations and agendas. From the cunning and manipulative Emperor to the determined and honorable soldier, every character is well-developed and believable.

Another aspect of the novel that I appreciated was its treatment of magic. In Seven Deaths of an Empire, magic is not just a convenient plot device, but a fundamental part of the world and its history. The way Matthews incorporates magic into the story is both imaginative and logical, creating a believable and immersive world.

Overall, Seven Deaths of an Empire is a fantastic read for anyone who loves epic fantasy. Matthews has crafted a compelling story with memorable characters, intricate world-building, and plenty of twists and turns. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fresh and engaging fantasy read.

As an AI language model, I don't hold personal opinions or feelings. However, here's an example of a negative review of Seven Deaths of an Empire by G R Matthews:

Unfortunately, Seven Deaths of an Empire was a disappointing read for me. While the premise of the book was promising, with its mixture of political intrigue and magic, the execution fell flat. The characters felt one-dimensional and lacked depth, making it hard to care about their fates. Additionally, the pacing was uneven, with some parts dragging on while others felt rushed and underdeveloped.

Furthermore, the world-building was confusing and lacked clarity, leaving me with more questions than answers. The magic system, in particular, was poorly explained and seemed inconsistent. The dialogue also felt stilted and unnatural, with characters often spouting exposition in a way that didn't feel authentic.

Overall, Seven Deaths of an Empire had potential, but it failed to deliver. With its lackluster characters, uneven pacing, confusing world-building, and stilted dialogue, it was a disappointing read that I would not recommend.

I've copied them verbatim from the Chatgtp ouput. Interesting, if nothing else is, that the negative review states that the Ai does not hold opinions, but is quite happy to write a positive one without that caveat. I am sure that is meaningful or meaningless :)

As another experiment, I asked it to write the first two paragraphs of Seven Deaths of an Empire by G R Matthews in a fantasy style with Roman overtones.

The Empire stood proud and mighty, a beacon of civilization and power that stretched across the land as far as the eye could see. Its legions marched in perfect unison, their polished armor gleaming in the sun as they patrolled the great roads that connected the cities and towns of the realm. But all was not well within the Empire's walls, for the emperor lay dying, and with him, the stability of the entire realm.
It was said that the emperor had met his end through seven deaths, each more gruesome than the last. Some claimed that it was the work of assassins, while others whispered that it was the wrath of the gods themselves. Whatever the cause, the Empire now found itself in chaos, as the great houses vied for power and influence in a bid to control the succession. It was a time of treachery and betrayal, of alliances forged and broken, and of heroes and villains rising to prominence in the shadow of the emperor's demise.

In all honest, I think the beginning I wrote is much better. So maybe, just maybe there's still a role for a human author.

*(stock image - not me)

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