Captives of Sorcery...
It began as just another evening of fantasy gaming with James, Karl, Andrea, and the rest ready to assume their various roles as wizard, cleric, warrior, or thief. But sorcerous gamemaster Professor Deighton had something else planned for this unsuspecting group of college students. And the "game" soon became a matter of life and death as the seven adventurers found themselves transported to an alternate world and into the bodies of the actual characters they had been pretending to be.
Cast into a land where magic worked all too well, dragons were a fire-breathing menace, and only those quick enough with a sword or their wits survived, the young gamers faced a terrible task. For the only way they would ever see Earth again was if they could find the legendary Gate Between Worlds - a place guarded by the most terrifying and deadly enemy of all....
©1983 Joel Rosenberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I first read this book as a kid and I loved the idea of it being based on kids playing a D&D like game and getting transported into it.
Dream Park by Larry Niven. It is another great example of people playing a role-playing game in real life.
Fantasy Becomes Reality!
If you are a lover of dungeons and dragons or role-playing games you will enjoy this book. I hope the other books in this series will be available soon.
Commodities broker, father, husband, and avid scifi/fantasy/self help fan.
I've just completed a long review for Jordan's Last novel, so in fairness, I must keep this one brief.
I first came across this book decades ago, and it pulled me into a fantasy series that offered great reading and loads of fun. It starts a bit slow, but then it builds into a wonderfully detailed fantasy world without being tedious, and sets a journey that will take the entire series to complete. It deals with modern and timeless moral issues, and does it very well.
This series is one of the earlier "modern people thrust into a fantasy realm" that really had meat to it, real "bite" similar to Andre Norton's earlier effort, Quag Keep. Rich characters, great plot, a detailed world and just plain good writing. Machiavellian and magical, and I like both together. This series has it in spades.
The narrator Silverstein is great for this work, and I hope to hear more of him in future listens.
I liked this first Audible novel in the series so much, I bought the entire series, and I do NOT regret it.
If you like Dungeons and Dragons, if you play dungeon crawler games, if you like action in a fantasy realm, you'll enjoy this. A LOT.
Plain and simple. it's GOOD. Enjoy!
Crude language and content. Too much for me, probably not an issue for many listeners.
No. It all begins here. I expect more of the same.
They were all pretty good.
I'd change the language and modify a few scenes.
Narrator was very good.
I also expect that listeners interested in following a D&D type story will like this.
KJV Mid Acts Man
I loved this series when I was a teenager and belonged to the Science fiction book club.
I have read around 5 of his books and really like his writings.
I adore the whole concept of this story
Much like the book, it took me a while to get back into it. but Half way through it picks up and the rest of the series does not let down, you just have to struggle to that halfway point
I highly recommend this series to fan of the fantasy genre who are looking for a fun filler series while waiting for the heavier stuff, ie, Stormlight, Demon Cycle, Song of Ice and FIre, to drop. Any ex or current RPG'ers should check them out, too. I never read or even heard of this series when I was younger so was pleasantly surprised by what I found, They are fun and even a little gritty at times. Check them out.
If you like hanging out listening to your friends tell you, in detail, about that D & D game they were in ' that one time'...then you'll like this book.
Not even close to the world of Dragonlance!
This a story about a group of gamers who are transported into the world they've been playing in for some time. They keep the knowledge of their home world yet gain the knowledge, bodies and skills of their character.
I do hate that it seemed much easier to approach and talk to a dragon than to decide to rescue the women before they are gang-raped. "I can go berserk and rescue everyone, but I'll wait until they are done with the girls"...and the women don't even object...
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