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When Hal Emden hears about a contest that offers winners the chance to test the newest game from his favorite designer on a cutting-edge, unprecedented virtual reality system, he has to try his luck. 

Surprisingly, he wins. A full week, all expenses paid, to play the fully immersive game Tides of Magic Online

He is now about to play at what might be the largest live gaming press event of all time, which is swarming with journalists, online personalities, and other contest winners. What could possibly go wrong? I mean, it's not like Elwin, the creator of the game and series, is an insane psychopath intent on trapping them in his virtual world for purposes unknown...right?

©2019 James C. Williams (P)2020 Podium Audio

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wonderful!!

great story telling with a fulfilling ending. the cost was pretty good and the Narration was to notch. the only thing was the romance parts fell flat and felt unrealistic but that aside it was to notch.

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OP'd to the MAX!!

I don’t think I have ever read a book where everything just magically falls into the lead characters laps. I mean the book takes place over the course of a few years and Hal the leader only faces death once and even then he is saved? Also, he basically turns all of his buddies into walking gods themselves. It is amazing to see how OP’d these guys got, to where after a few years they are ready to take on a demi-god and his army that numbers in the millions. I would have rather read the story line on the party of players that got teamed wiped, probably would have been more entertaining.

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Maybe the author heard about RPGs

I'm seriously convinced the author wrote a book he has no idea what he was writing about outside of a general understanding of the subject. The beginning was awful. Very slice of life for people trapped in a video game.

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Ending?

So lots of unanswered questions. It still seems like an ending and I can't see another book coming. I did enjoy the story just hate the ending. I don't want to spoil anything so ill say this my view may not be your view. Read the book and make your own decision Its worth the credit.

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Good, but long.

I enjoyed the book, the narrator was excellent, but I was ready for the end.