(Play to Live #1)
Published July 18th 2014
by Amazon Digital Services
I rarely decide to write a review before i finish a book, so this is one of those rare moments.
It usually happens when i am disappointed by the book, so after some time reading it, i just can't go on anymore. This however is not the case.
Quite opposite! I am very thrilled by this story, so much that i want to share it with all of you as soon as possible. And that "soon" is about 50% of the book, so far i have read till today. I am sure i will finish it in a day or two and i am sure that my opinion of the book won't change because i like it so much already.
You will be happy to know that this is a 5 books series (more books to enjoy, yay! ) and that all 5 are already written, we just have to wait for the last two to be translated in English as the books are written in Russian. And i must say the translation is done excellent - you will not even notice it's not the original.
The Books are MMO related and exceptionally well written.
If you never played a Multiplayer online game or any RPG game you might be kind of lost and confused in all the terminology and game psychology so to say.
But if you did experience this kind of gaming, be prepared for a lot of fun!
The other so far published books are The Clan and The Duty.
Here is a bit more info about it from Amazon and if you read the book as well, please leave a comment how did you like it.
"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 five 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.
The first three novels of the Play to Live series - have been translated into English, and talks are under way to have the rest of the series published on Amazon."
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