“A riveting modern thriller.” — Midwest Book Review
Is dying the worst thing that can happen to you? Hector West thinks so, especially after the death of his father in Iraq. So, Hector escapes into the online world of Omega Wars where he knows the worst that can happen to his ‘character’ is an inconvenient respawn. After all, real is real and virtual isn’t. Yet Hector’s real and virtual worlds are heading for a deadly collision as the war that took his father crashes headlong into his quiet suburban life. And getting killed, Hector is about to find out, isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you. It isn’t even close. Suitable for all ages.
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Publisher: PlotForge, Limited (Dec 13, 2011)
Format: Trade Paperback, eBook
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Stephen Spielberg meets Tom Clancy. Highly recommend. ~ Jonathan C.
As a fan of Stephen King and Michael Crichton, I find Brewer to be a naturally gifted story-teller. He balances character, plot, and pace to pull you out of your world into his and, in this case, one step further into a virtual world beyond. ~ Russell C. (Amazon.com)
Perfect book for teens and families to share, particularly in households with video gamers. Asks deep questions about the future of technology and society without getting preachy. Tons of action, yet filled with touching moments of humanity. ~ Liggit D. (Amazon.com)
I bought this book awhile ago because a couple people who know the author had told me it was good. I hadn’t gotten around to reading it because I’m more of a hard SF or historical fiction kind of guy. I finally got to it a few days ago, and “good” was an understatement. ~ Cruise Director (Amazon.com)
I love to read, and would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good story. This book grabs your attention form the start, and you can’t wait to see how it ends. It one you won’t want to put down. I am looking forward to the next one in the series. ~ BAC (Amazon.com)
John Brewer has crafted a very creative plot and very realistic characters. I look forward to reading more of his stuff. ~ William B. (Amazon.com)
The story keeps you interested and always wanting to find out what happens next. Very enjoyable and a worthwhile experience. When do we get a sequel or more from this author? ~ Steve B. (Amazon.com)
While it may be male-centric and nerdy, don’t pass it over. Hey, I read one of the Twilight Series books.. and I may end up reading The Help – so you owe me big time if you’re not male-centric and nerdy like I am. Besides, Multiplayer (The Multiplayer Saga) is written in a style that everyone can access and enjoy. Who knows, you might even learn something new in the process. ~ Reading Savant (Amazon.com)
What I like most about this book is its strong theme of friendship, which includes forgiveness, change, and courage. I like its sometimes painful lessons—for adults as well as youth—about not stereotyping and pre-judging other people, whether in high school, neighborhoods, nationalities, religions, etc. ~ Always Reading (Amazon.com)
I really appreciated the character development. There weren’t the typical good guys, bad guys. All of the characters made good and bad choices and were much more realistic than many of the characters in most books. ~ J.A.B.
Tried to make this one last…but experienced that relatively rare sense of being compelled to read just one more page…and then another. ~ DonkeyHotey (Amazon.com)
I’m not a reader, or much of a gamer really, but I still really like it. ~ Austin S.
I really liked your book! It was one of those books I couldn’t put down. I would love to read the rest of the trilogy! ~ Julia H.
Not only was imagining and creating this plot ingenious, the story flows easily and is enthralling reading. ~ Ken G.
I am not a teen boy, or a player of these online reality games, so wasn’t sure I would enjoy this. But the story grabs you from the start and keeps you eagerly turning page after page! I finished it in less than four days, can’t wait for the next one in the series. ~ Lisa B.
The plot involves current concerns with terrorism mixed with popular multiplayer online games. While I’m not a gamer myself, the unique use of that world interwoven into the plot made for a fascinating story. ~ D. M.
Have never played a videogame of any kind, but I began to read this book out of curiosity. It really is hard to put down I think I’ll be up all night with this. Do yourself a favor and get it. ~ William B.
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