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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Kids in a video game must kill a dragon [s] 5 34 Apr 15, eoic 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.

Erik is frustrated both with the game and with his father, Harald, who refuses to play. I didn’t want to stop reading, it because i was already halfway!

This, incidentally, is the cause for the bland, gray characters that predominate in Epic. Archived from the original on But overall, Epic is a kstick, solid book.

Appealing to fans of both fantasy and science fiction, it is destined to see limited shelf time. A few elites control Epic, a medieval-style virtual world where all real-life economic and political disputes are settled. 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.


Get to Know Us. I wish this book hadn’t skipped some important details about the setting and what was happening, but all in all, it’s a good book to pick up every once in a while. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Showing of 77 reviews.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? But this all changed in the middle of the book. No one wants to explore the game and take risks anymore eoic because of how important success is. As they got closer and closer to getting to were they wanted to be they were faced with a whole new threat. I cobor this book, on the new release shelf at our school library.

Erik and his friends agree to play together against the Committee, hoping to win to destroy them. This victory propels the teenagers into a series of unexpected encounters including with an evil vampyre; the Executioner of C. Jun 08, Kyle marked it as to-read.

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But if they did, it would be the people in Mikelgard, with all their magic and expensive gear. The epid was like spying on the characters from a hidden corner, hearing what they were saying, seeing a few expressions, but not really knowing what was going on inside of them.

He put all of his ability points into beauty, which most players consider a waste, as epiv has no benefit in battle. All rights reserved –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. My biggest critiques would be that things seemed to move along at too fast a clip, an extra hundred pages would have done the story some good, conir This book pretty much fell in my lap and I otherwise would have never known of its existence. The concept of the story is scary — kids must play a computer game to win supplies for their village.


Oct 13, Kadry rated it liked it Shelves: Erik and his friends make a plan to challe 2nd Update A world wide video game that also controls what level you are in society. I recommend it to any gamers, or kids in general.

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My only gripe with the book is that several times it cuts away from anticipated action sequences such as the graduation tournament and merely tells us what happened in a throw away line later. He lives in Dublin where, having completed a Ph. Elias You know VR headsets?

All of the members of C. Many of the reviews here say that the game was created to settle disputes because violence was outlawed. This may not have been the case. New Earth has little technology—people ride in donkey-pulled eic and drink from clay mugs—except the vast, sophisticated computer game brought to their planet centuries ago.