“On New Earth violence of any sort is illegal. To solve conflicts, earn money, and raise their status citizens must play Epic, a virtual role-playing game. After Eriks father is exiled for a violent act he committed twenty years ago, Erik sets out to change the way Epic is played and therefore change the world he lives in. The author obviously knows a lot about virtual videogame worlds (he created the first virtual role-playing game in England), but there was something missing for me that made this fantasy just okay and not great. The pacing got a little bogged down in the middle and I had some nagging questions about how gaining wealth in Epic was converted to wealth in the real world that were never really answered. How could gold from a game buy a tractor? But the ending redeemed itself and even with its flaws it was a good read.