Epic has ratings and reviews. Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of. May 21, Irish author Kostick’s powerful debut imagines an agrarian world Epic. Conor Kostick, Author. Viking $ (p) ISBN Apr 21, Erik is a boy growing up in Osterfjord on the planet New Earth who must succeed in the graduation tournament in the video game Epic or be.

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Feb 07, Tres rated it really liked it. This book has a wonderful premise, a society that has done away with violence and uses VR instead to deal with conflict and give an outlet for humanities savage urges.

Curiously it was not the stronger looking players that attracted his attention- and if there was any justification for the deaths of players it was to eliminate possible threats to the Central Epci team. There is also a sequel called SAGA that has already been released. Finished Book Erik is the main character, and the creator of Cindella. Imagine living on a new Koatick where all fighting is done in a video game because there is no physical violence allowed; that is where the book Epic takes place.

His last “death” is the final straw, though. He as a evil and selfish old man. All in all, I really coor the story and connected with some of the characters. This victory propels klstick teenagers into a series of unexpected encounters including with an evil vampyre; the Executioner of C. Erik and his friends agree to play together against the Committee, hoping to win to destroy them. The dialogue seemed unrealistic and very childish. Trivia About Epic Epic, 1. There is intrigue and mystery throughout this captivating page-turner.


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Others just thought for him. I did not really get the “clip up” part of the book? If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get more supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing.

Mar 03, Alex M rated it really kosticj it. He was a nasty old chap, but to me thats what made him intersting, and plus he also became The Executioner. I found it hard to care for the characters, but the author did throw a few interesting twists in the plot – enough to wpic me reading until the end. Impulsively, Erik creates his new Epic character to be female, and spends all his allocated start-up funds on beauty and attitude for Cindella rather than weapons, but something tells him that this is the way to go.

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I recommend this book to people who like action comor people how possibly like video games. Conor Kostick was a designer for the world’s first live action role-playing game, Treasure Trap.

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Oct 13, Kadry rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 13, Ms. A nearby seller of herbs smiled and waved back. Out of frustration, he does something he has never done before. Their attempts at getting replacement solar panels have been unsuccessful, and the family is afraid Central Allocations will require them to move to the salt mines for punishment.

When Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends find themselves up Plot Summary: This book goes under the category of a male main character, called Erik, who lives in a world where violence is against the law.

Welcome to a society governed through computer games!

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Harold is Erik’s father who escaped from exile 20 years ago, but had to return. They are up against the most dangerous players of all. In order to have a chance to go to University you must accumulate wealth and status in Epic. And kosticck he rode them down, bringing their struggle up the ladder of Epic to an abrupt end.

I found this book, on the new release shelf at our school library. Aug 21, Nick Lawler rated it it was amazing. I read the first two-three chapters, and thought conir sounded different, but cool at the same time But it was a refreshing read that made me long for the days of the first Far Cry game on my old Xbox console and the hours of fun me and the brood had with it!

Central Allocations, a small group of people in charge of all the decisions, controls everything.


Nothing stops this author from creating a smashing good book tying together past Armageddon, present humanity and corruption, and hope for the future, all tied together by the game. He and his friends score some amazing victories against the central committee and then slaying a dragon, drawing attention from the wicked elements of the central committee. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from th Personally, this is one of the kosticm books I’ve read in a long, long time.

Well worth the read without spoiling imagine the world’s economy is ran by wow just amazing for young and old. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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