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This is Alterra, where you can be the master of your own castle... or a field hand on a farm. And this is Jack, who wants to make his way to a different continent, hidden in the virtual mist. And this is an ancient quest line, buried under new versions of the game.

Jack's goal: create his own guild. Buy a ship. And set off on the Great Journey. The journey of his life. The dangerous Gravediggers are not the only ones opposing him. Necromancers from sinister Nightmare, elite alpha-citizens, and relic hunters are only a small fraction of the enemies that the First Player will have to face.

In the perilous Wasteland, the drifter Jack finds an abandoned truck, where an old-world game console is hidden. This moment marks the beginning of Jack's path to the lost continent, hidden in the virtual depths of the colossal Alterra. He still isn't aware of the enemies standing in his way. Not only are the guild of Gravediggers and the sinister necromancers of Nightmare against him, but also the secret masters of the game world themselves. The discoveries of ancient quest lines, long buried under new versions of the game, give Jack access to the Dark Service. This is a special branch of character development, which is no longer available in the modern version of the game.

©2017 Andrew Novak; English translation copyright 2017 by Krystal Diehl (P)2017 Tantor

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Simply amazing

This title mixed in about everything I enjoy in a fantasy novel. The post apocalyptic wasteland of reality and the complex in game reality. The narrator was perfect for the book and I have already purchased book two on kindle. I highly suggest this title to anyone interested in the genre and I can not wait till the second book reaches audio to re experience it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Best book of this kind

Got the girl, got the levels up, and had self interest. Good writing, there wasn't any noble mission or devious plot. Wasn't trying be kiddy or gruesome just good story.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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good story line, good hero

this is just a good book all around makes you want to start the next one

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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pretty good

I read a good amount of these kinds of stories. what set this apart was that I enjoyed the parts out of the game just as much as in.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great story.

Loved the story. Hate how audible thinks they are Hollywood producer's and wait 6 months between releasing products.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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overall good

love the over all story but I feel like it was skipping a little to fast I would a love to see more details gaming and a little more power to the Avatar and more real fight and maybe even guild build op but over all it was a good book.

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Poor word choice, but decent story

It's the little things that throw this book off course, like not explaining how health, mana, and xp are related. Plus the use of words like ghetto instead of slums or hovels, apply meaning that it sounds like the author didn't mean. Would have had the same problem if words barrio or hood were used. Overall story was ok, not the best out there but far from worst

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bad narrator

for such a fun story to read the narrator was a complete let down to listen to

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interesting, but not what I wanted

it was a good book, it just wasn't my cup of tea. the storyline was pretty cool but as I said I just wasn't too into it.

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  • 12-10-17

Moo review

Loved it the post application setting mixed with vr takes this book to a new lvl looking forward to book 2 and more like this