The Viridian Gate Archives

5 books in series
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Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm Publisher's Summary

October, 2042

An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent. An international team of scientists is working around the clock to avert the cataclysm - few are optimistic. World governments are preparing for impact with deep earth bio-dome bunkers, but only a select few lottery winners will be saved.

Jack Mitchel, a 32-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment on the west coast, isn't one of those winners.

Still, there might be a way for him to survive Astraea: a slim chance, requiring a radical leap of faith. Through a connection at Osmark Technologies, Jack's acquired a NexGenVR capsule and with it, a one-way ticket to the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. Taking that leap of faith, though, means permanently trapping his mind in the game, killing his body in the process.

Worse, one in six die during the transition, and even if Jack beats the odds, he'll have to navigate a fantastical world filled with vicious monsters, domineering AIs, and cutthroat players. And when Jack stumbles upon a secret conspiracy to sell off virtual real estate to the ultrawealthy - transforming V.G.O. into a new feudal dark age - the deadly creatures inhabiting Viridian Gate's expansive dungeons will be the least of his concerns.

If Jack can't game the system, he's going to be trading in a quick death for a long, brutal one....

©2017 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press, Inc. (P)2017 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm

    • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 1
    • By: J. A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384

    An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent. An international team of scientists is working around the clock to avert the cataclysm - few are optimistic. World governments are preparing for impact with deep earth bio-dome bunkers, but only a select few lottery winners will be saved. Jack Mitchel, a 32-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment on the west coast, isn't one of those winners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escape death in exchange for eternal serfdom

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Viridian Gate Online: Crimson Alliance

    • An litRPG Adventure - The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 2
    • By: James A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

    Jack expected to live out his new fantasy life in peace, but now he and his misfit crew of rebels are the only ones preventing a tyrant emperor and his regime from taking power. Thankfully, everything isn't quite as hopeless as it seems - Jack has a plan. Sort of. With only a handful of supporters, he's going to get the jump on the bloodthirsty empire, by snatching one of their key cities right from underneath their noses. In order to pull off the impossible, however, Jack's going to have to develop his formidable Shadowmancer powers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Sophomore Slump Here

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord: A litRPG Adventure

    • The Viridian Gate Archives, Volume 3
    • By: James A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

    It’s been a busy month for 32-year-old Jack Mitchel: Three weeks ago, he died. Two weeks ago, he founded the first Faction in the ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. A week and a half ago the world ended, destroyed by a cataclysmic asteroid. Seven days ago, he conquered the Imperial city of Rowanheath, bringing all of Eldgard to the brink of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Series Keeps on improving

    • By Ray Johnson on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Viridian Gate Online: Imperial Legion

    • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 4
    • By: James Hunter
    • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770

    December, 2042: The Imperial Legion marches, and war looms on the horizon. Jack Mitchel and his misfit crew of rebels never wanted a fight with the Empire, but the time for diplomacy has passed. Ruthless tech genius Robert Osmark is coming, and trailing behind him is a vast army determined to wipe the Crimson Alliance from the face of Eldgard. Impossibly, Jack has united the warring Murk Elf clans under his banner, but even with their aid, the Alliance is still badly outnumbered, and Osmark has some nasty tricks up his sleeves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grim Jack is back and you're gonna be in trouble

    • By Ray Johnson on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Viridian Gate Online: The Lich Priest

    • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 5
    • By: James A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    January 2043. The Vogthar Horde has come, and they bring real death with them. Not even players are safe from the power of Malware Blades. Worse, the Realm of Order, dominion of the Overmind Sophia, is in danger - slowly being corrupted by an ancient evil, the Lich Priest. And if he is successful, it could mean the end of Sophia and the downfall of the Crimson Alliance. Grim Jack never thought he’d find himself siding with the Empire, but now that this terrible new threat has arrived, making friends of old enemies may be the only way to survive.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall Good

    • By Aquatic Kumquat on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $24.95