Irish author Kostick’s powerful debut imagines an agrarian world where violence is illegal, except within a massive computer game that. Read “Epic”, by Conor Kostick online on Bookmate – #WELCOME TO EPIC: PRESS START TO PLAY#. On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it’s a . Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game.

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The book is a real page tuner and I couldn’t put it down. Why not go after the Committee that runs the game? Central Allocations, a small group of people in charge of all the decisions, controls everything.

Book Review: Epic by Conor Kostick

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lancashire Children’s Book Award – Short-listed. Then they team up and decide to just break into the Forbidden Towers and end the game once and for all.

Erik’s creation of Cindella his avatar: He lives in Dublin where, having completed a Ph. Pretty good on MMORPG stuff impenetrably so, I suspect, for those wholly unfamiliar although serious gamers will undoubtedly have quibbles.

Retrieved from ” https: All of the members of C. Archived from the original on Overall it was good though. Instead of going by his own name, he chooses one he thinks befits a beautiful character – Cindella. I would also recommend this book to anyone who likes the author conor kostick. With these prizes the citizens may live more comfortably in real life.

There is also a sequel called SAGA that has kostickk been released. Return to Book Page. Especially if they are interested in Sci-Fi. A thoughtful, exciting science-fiction epic, with strong interpersonal and political resonances. Erik creates a character that is female kkostick of his usual male character that resembles him in real life.


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For example — all the players in the game are in grayish colors. He put all of his ability points into beauty, which most players consider a waste, as beauty has no benefit in battle. 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.

All he cared about was himself, he would kill random civilians out of the blue. Please continue writing your books, I thoroughly enjoy them! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Books by Conor Kostick. As the story goes on Eric learns more about his family and Epic than he ever new before.

They are successful kosticck Cindella breaks in with the help of his friends and end the game of Epic which will allow the Council leaders to create an stable governing system. A world wide video game that also controls what level you are in society. spic

Feb 16, Amanda P rated it kostjck liked it Shelves: But curiously, the tale takes a twist and Erik inherits much wealth from his investment in beauty as the game itself begins to respond to his unique avatar. The colonists that fled a deteriorating Earth held a core belief, almost Jain-like, that violence is the ultimate bane of civilization.

This was a new genre for me, or sub-genre I guess. A few elites control Epic, a medieval-style virtual world where all real-life economic and political disputes are settled. Robert Dunbar – Books for Keeps I think the book was good because it is futuristic and it doesn’t drag. Imagine living on a new Earth where all fighting is done in a video game because there is no physical violence allowed; that is where the book Epic takes place.

Erik is frustrated both with the game and with his father, Harald, who refuses to play. International Children’s Digital Library. Epic by Conor Kostick is an exciting read with an interesting story line. This required me to reread a bunch of parts in order to understand what was all happening.


Erik, a young boy in a futuristic koxtick, tires of scrabbling for his day-to-day existence in real life and in a virtual world, where all wealth and legal issues are decided by combat in a game called Epic. As an expression of his discontent with the world, Erik had gone against convention in making a human female avatar, which he named Cindella and had deliberately chosen an almost unknown character class, swashbuckler.

I haven’t read the sequel yet but I cant wait until I do. He has published widely on history, culture, and klstick, including coauthoring The Easter Rising: Woman’s Way a swiftly paced episodic structure faithfully renders the experience of the online game through which conflict in the novel is resolved Conor answers a range of questions from Oetinger, the German language publisher of Epic.

The book deals with topics in its stride such as Sociology of a populace that uses a RPG game to determine all facets of its society.

Epic (Epic, book 1) by Conor Kostick

Enter Erik Haraldson, fourteen year old gamer from a community of farmers whose mother has just died. All in all, this book is a must-read. Surrounded by his friends, Eric and his game character Cindella undertake a quest that might result in the end of the game, and the freedom of those around him.

On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it’s a matter of life and death. Apr 07, Josefine rated it did not like it. In a world ruled by video games I would probably be a hobo.