D. Rus
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D. Rus

D. Rus is a young Russian author whose books took the Russian literary market by storm in 2013. AlterWorld - the first novel of his Play to Live series - made him a bestselling author overnight as critics now credit him with single-handedly creating a new science fiction genre: LitRPG.

Set in the virtual reality of MMORPG - Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games - his books tell stories of real people who'd become stuck in the game and are forced to follow its rules while preserving their intergrity and fighting to make their new world a better place.

The seven books of the series have created a huge following as more authors followed suit, making LitRPG the latest bestselling Russian genre that merges science fiction, fantasy and gaming conventions. D. Rus has been nominated for Start, one of Russia's prestigious literary prizes for the best debut science fiction novel.

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Best Sellers

    • The Battle

    • Play to Live, Book 5
    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,449

    The Russian cluster. The ground shakes as the enemy approaches. The angered gods frown as they look down from the sky. Intelligence agencies are locked in a brutal fight....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decision time...

    • By alton Styron on 12-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Duty

    • Play to Live, Book 3
    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777

    The perma players' new reality gains depth and color. The virtual world has seen its first birth - and its first death....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oh what a beating...

    • By Jeff Dheere on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Ultimation: Play to Live, Book 7

    • Play to Live, Book 7
    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

    The magic flames are raging. Blades are melting. Souls are reduced to ashes in the fury of battle. The grand finale of the war for the First Temple is upon us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There are plans for a 8th book.

    • By Chris Jones on 10-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The War

    • Play to Live, Book 6
    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

    The magic flames are raging. Blades are melting. Souls are reduced to ashes in the fury of battle. The grand finale of the war for the First Temple is upon us....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So many holes

    • By Jonathan on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Clan

    • Play to Live, Book 2
    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112

    Once a seasoned gamer, Max has cheated fate, swapping his dying body for an immortal avatar in the world of sword and sorcery MMORPGs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed the story I had to stop

    • By Brook on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • AlterWorld

    • Play to Live, Book 1
    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359

    A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Does not deserve a 4+ rating

    • By Alec on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Inferno

    • Play to Live, Book 4
    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176

    The fabric of reality is bursting at the seams. The gnolls' negotiators are knocking at the gates of the Kremlin. Ancient half-forgotten gods take on a new lease of life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • please more :)

    • By Blake on 11-02-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Cadet

    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    A UFO appears on Earth's orbit. Ignoring all contact attempts, it showers the planet with priceless artifacts....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I was very disappointed with this book by D.Rus

    • By john norris on 05-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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