Seth Kinnaman's dream has always been to become the best fighter the world has ever seen. After spending his entire life training, he's finally ready to test his skills in the biggest tournament on Earth, where hundreds of the fiercest competitors vie for the supreme title.
In the semifinals, Seth is getting the upper hand when his opponent uses an illegal blow to take him out. Upon waking up from a coma, Seth finds out he's lost his sight. He's become blind, and he's completely devastated. All his dreams are now shattered, and he soon falls into depression. What is he going to do with his life?
That's when he's introduced to Bushido Online, a game that promises to keep his skills sharp while he figures out what his next move is going to be. Set in feudal Japan, this VRMMORPG is the land of ninjas and samurai. A world where the most honorable warriors meet the vilest bandits and where mythical creatures roam free. When he'll enter that new reality, Seth will discover that while it's easy to make friends there, one doesn't have to try very hard to get his fair share of powerful enemies.
Soon he's going to have entire clans hunting him down as he struggles to learn the ropes and regain a sense of normalcy. Thankfully, Seth has a few things going for him: his extensive knowledge of combat and a never-say-die attitude.
Bushido Online: The Battle Begins is the first book in the Bushido Online series, a work of litRPG fiction.
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By Ms. Gl Sharp on 08-08-18
LitRPG is fast becoming my current favourite genre & my latest listen, Bushido Online: The Battle Begins, did not disappoint. I really enjoyed the characters and the narration. The story was also fast paced, but still managed to fit in the explanations as to how everything worked. I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in this series.
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By RJ on 08-08-18
Entertaining and original LitRPG!
Our protagonist Seth Kinnaman is a young man approaching the pinnacle of his dreams in the MMA world. Those dreams are shattered in the world-class semi-finals. Seth wakes up from a coma in the hospital and he is blind. Falling into a deep depression, Seth does not know what to make of his life. His manager, wanting to help put Seth on the road to recovery, enlists him into a VRMMORPG game called Bushido Online. With the aid of cutting edge technology Seth will be able to see, feel, smell, and experience a virtual reality to compare with the real world. In what I deem a novel and original approach, the setting for Bushido Online is that of feudal Japan around the 10th and 11th centuries where warlords called Shogun ruled and retained power through the Samurai. Seth enters the game as SethK, a level one noob in a tiny Japanese village with an elderly Japanese instructor to teach him a few beginning skills. As SethK slowly advances in statistics, skills and levels he makes both friends and enemies. Having no gaming experience whatsoever SethK must learn all the rules, mechanics, norms, and intricacies of the game world. This knowledge does not come easily and SethK makes a few minor and a couple major mistakes along the way. Given the rich environment and interesting setting of feudal Japan, Bushido Online is extremely fun and exciting to imagine. The game mechanics are fairly accurate and hold true to a world-building, dungeon crawling MMORPG path. I am liking this series as well as The Land: Chaos Seeds LitRPG Series, which I also found interesting and entertaining. I’m looking forward to volume two and more.
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By David Riemer on 21-04-18
A very good LITRPG Book.
I saw a review that almost scared me away from the series but I spent the credit anyway. This guy does not mope about his handicap through the entire book or take a lot of time bringing it up. Everything that happens has relivance to the plot and the story as a whole.
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