Fantasy Online: Hyperborea : Fantasy Online Series

  • by Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by Jeff Hays
  • Series: Fantasy Online Series
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nineteen-year-old Ryuk Matsuzaki and his best friend Tamana decide to start over with new avatars. When Tamana is suddenly killed right in front of him in a Tokyo subway, Ryuk knows there is only one place he can search for answers -- Tritania, the world's most popular online fantasy world. Standing in his way are a mysterious guild known as the Shinigami, and his older brother, a Yakuza crime lord hell-bent on squashing his dreams. As a lowly Ballistics Mage, Ryuk must quickly recruit guild members, level up, loot and shoot his way across Tritania to discover the dark and sinister secret behind Tamana's untimely death. Joining him in his quest are a famous Swedish gamer, a powerful half-dragon half-human female assassin, and a devious ax-wielding goblin. Get started on this action-packed, coming of age LitRPG saga from the author of The Feedback Loop series now!

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Won't you come inside?

Ryuk's real life In Tokyo is not a happy one. He is bullied by his older brother, a yazuka boss, and he fears that his one friend and gaming companion does not return the growing love that he feels for her. When she dies by throwing herself in front of an underground train shortly after they have both logged out of the Proxima world of Tritania, Ryuk returns there to find her in the still surviving form of a Reborn Player Character. But she's gone: she has been kidnapped. But why, and by whom? With the help of a potty mouthed goblin, Hiccup, and a Swedish online advertising hero, FeeTwix, Ryuk goes in search of Tamina, his dear friend, determined to bring her back.

But far more is happening because Tamina's death had not been a suicide and to solve that riddle, the newly forming guild will have to rise quickly through the levels to travel from the continent of Hyperborea to others accessible only to higher level players. And meanwhile, in real life Japan, Ryuk's brother is continues to expand his desire for total control.

This is a fabulous book, filled with great characters and dialogue as well as a good, original storyline and ever increasing fast, full and very visual action as the book progresses to the spectacular and unexpected ending. Frequently very funny, it is also thought provoking, too. .Add in the superb narration by Jeff Hays who brings the protagonists fully to life with his individual performances for each one within the well paced and emotionally charged text reading, this is an audiobook not to be missed. It doesn't matter if you are not a gamer, give this story a try: you won't be disappointed.
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- Norma Miles

Excellent example of LitRPG

The LitRPG world is coming to life more and more wirh varied examples, and im not a massive fan of this type.
The stats can be lost and fogotten almost as quick as rhey are said but the brillance of the characters and their development makes this a worthwhile buy. listening to the various effects performed by Jeff Hays does credir to Harmon Coopers job here. As a fan of his Feedback series i wasnt too sure but it seems a good writer can write almost anything. A very good writer can make even a dubious proposition come alive and make a fan of me. The genre would be a poor substitute without the real life action outside the game and without 2 characters the excellent hoblin Hiccup and the live feed, advert pushing swede which gives many options to the usual stories.
The humour helps a lot especially on audio but will probably mean you either love it or hate it attitude as the humour is very zany and childish.
For me in a fan and also bit of a child so im happy to go back again.
This audio was gifted to me and i have left an honest review and as such is my own opinion.
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- Scott R

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-07-2017
  • Publisher: Boycott Books