Novel by Conor Kostick
Genre - Science Fiction / Fantasy / Futuristic / Video Games / Alternate Reality / Fiction
Violence is banned throughout the world where Erik lives. Instead of physical brawls, all quarrels are dealt with and MMORPG game, Epic. If you advance in the game, you advance in reality as well.
After Erik’s parents are unfairly ruled by the Powers That Be within the game, he and his friends decide to stand up to them. However, the power-hungry authorities utilize their plentiful resources and will stop at nothing to stop them.
I have been neglecting this blog since school started, and I feel horrible about it. I unfortunately haven’t been reading as much as I would have liked, but I have put away about 10 books since I read this back in August. Or July. It’s been so long I can’t remember…
From what I can remember, however, is that I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me loads of 1/2 Prince, a Taiwanese comic/novel that I /adore/ to pieces.
Epic was a lovely mix of fantasy, suspense, flashbacks, and technical computer talk. The plotline was fabulous, although a bit confusing at times. Character development for the female characters could have been better, but I’m not complaining. Overall a wonderful read that I would read again, if my to read list wasn’t nine miles long…
Also, for some reason it really irked me that Erik went and blew all his newly gained fortune on frivolous things. I was so annoyed reading it.