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“I loved the whole idea behind this book where a video game was everything. It's so different from most other things I have read but at the same time I'm glad I've read it. Epic was full of suspense and action and it was nearly impossible to put the book down.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Read it on the advice of one of my students. Not bad as a story goes, but maybe more interesting to the video game set. Good story, well written, just not my cup of tea.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Imagine a game (virtual world) that when you get money in the game you get money in real life, but every once and a while you have to quit or else your muscle will be very sore and you might be paralysed. While in real life you can not hurt anyone in any way if you hurt someone you will be exiled in a island where there is no food and people fighting for survival. You first start to know about a kid named Erik, and all about his life and hard work everyday on that game to earn money. He and his friends will find a way to make the game end so that this team "C.A" will stop going crazy with power in the game. ”Ethan wrote this review Tuesday, September 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read it on the advice of one of my students. Not bad as a story goes, but maybe more interesting to the video game set. Good story, well written, just not my cup of tea. ”Leigh M wrote this review Tuesday, June 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While the premise is very interesting the format of writing makes it a bit too dramatic. Also, at times, it fails to acknowledge some plot elements of important detail.”Peter X wrote this review Thursday, June 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really, really, liked the beginning parts, where Erik was creating Cindella, I'm just weirdly interested in virtual realities and this pretty much hit my mark. Sci-fi and fantasy galore, mixed in a wonderful and amazing way. Quite original, through the whole dystopia that actually follows the whole rules it sets on itself of not harming another human being. Very plotty and lot's of fighting against people in positions of power, though those people are not the end villain.”Melody Cheng wrote this review Wednesday, May 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have read 170 pages.
The book Epic takes place in a new world where society is greatly influenced by a video game. If you are a powerful player in the game, you are powerful in real life. The book follows a boy named Erik who's family has been treated unfairly by the government and Erik want to change everything by challenging the government officials and ending the tyranny over the world. The plot line is engaging and interesting so that it keeps the reader wondering what will happen in the end. One complaint I have about the story is that it is too predictable. The book starts with Erik's avatar being killed in the game by a legendary dragon. He thinks that he can kill the dragon, but it is too risky of a gamble since he has already died numerous times. You can pretty much tell that at some point in the book Erik will kill the dragon and become rich with all of the loot, rich enough to challenge the government and help his family and friends. in my personal opinion, the government doesn't seem too bad and they seem to generally want to protect the people. I like the characters overall, especially how the in-game characters seem to almost reflect them in real life and tell you more about them. I imagine Erik's friend Bjorn to be almost identical to what he looks like in the game. Overall, I think the book will be interesting and I want to know what will happen n end, maybe there will be a plot twist and the in game characters will die, forcing Erik and his friends to start with nothing. I know there is a sequel and I think I will read the entire series.”
“Really great story and well written. Kind of like "Ready Player One" and "Hunger Games" -ish.
First book in a trilogy. I hope the others are as good.”
“This is an amazing story that I will never forget. I've read the whole series and it all started with this book. It's about a boy named Erik who's parents went with the humans that escaped the violence on Earth and moved to New Earth. New Earth people farm a lot and live on solar panels. If something goes wrong they ask the government for help. People can have different jobs on New Earth. Some are good and some are really bad. An example of a bad job is working in the Salt Flats mining salt and loading it into trucks for a living. The salt gets everywhere in the air and stings your eyes and makes it hard to breathe. An example of a good job is in the government. The government is ruled by people who are good at the game Epic. Epic is a game designed by Earth that everyone on New Earth plays. Erik keeps getting killed in Epic and has to restart. He makes a female character and instead of putting his skill points in combat, he puts them all in beauty. He notices all the NPCs acting strange and giving her things for free. Erik names his character Cindella. As he and his friends are playing through the game and "farming" goblins for pennies, they decide on a plan to kill a dragon. The only people that had ever killed a dragon is the current government. They defeat the red dragon and get rich. They buy very good armor and weapons for their characters and challenge the government for a new solar panel. They get a large group of people to sail with them, including a vampire. The vampire turns on them in the ship and they get trapped. Eventually they get away and challenge the government. They win and get a new solar panel. Cindella has a ring that finds invisible things and they find a tower. Cindella and their group fight a war and get inside. I'm not going to tell you the ending, you will have to read the rest yourself.”Jacob Crosby wrote this review Wednesday, March 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“sounds really good
“Woohooo! Epic,huh, huh, see what I did there?!!!!”2019wjohnson wrote this review Friday, January 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a very exciting book that you just want to keep reading instead of setting it down. I definetly recommend it to boys because they would understand it better. Girls will get a kick out of it to. It is very actionous, adventurous, and a little hint of funny.”Foz Yrmom wrote this review Tuesday, November 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No