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League of Losers: A Cat and His Human by Michael Atamanov

League of Losers: A Cat and His Human by Michael Atamanov
ONGOING
32 pages

When our protagonist Andrei discovers that his girlfriend has cheated on him, he finds himself with an unexpected choice to make: a quick death, or a new life in another world he knows absolutely nothing about. Andrei chooses life, and sets off alongside his pet, a ginger cat with a limp, for a primeval world fraught with danger. The trouble is… who is whose pet becomes entirely unclear; the man’s consciousness is split between both creatures, and the little cat gets a far greater share of intelligence and wit than his hulking master. What do you do as a weak little kitty? Abandon the clumsy human who always seems to get into trouble, go in search of a new master? Or protect your human body in the hope of one day returning to it?

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Rogue Merchant: The Starlight Sword

Rogue Merchant: The Starlight Sword
HIATUS
33 pages

Rogue Merchant is a classic might-and-magic-style LitRPG series with the elements of manapunk. It’s set in the Sphere of the Worlds: a worldwide multiverse comprised of hundreds of worlds, from horrible Infernos ruled by Demon Lords to mechanical worlds inhabited by sentient constructs, and gigantic markets that have sprouted at the crossroads of trade routes.Players use astral ships to travel between worlds, otherwise they have to venture into the perilous underground tunnels of the Endless Paths. Dozens of powerful clans share this delicious pie, scheming or waging wars against each other.The series’ main character is Cat, a wannabe merchant who specializes in procuring in-game valuables to sell them for real money. He is a Free Merchant, which is both his character’s class and his playing style - as well as his preferred problem-solving method. Cat is a cunning trickster who wriggles his way out of trouble thanks to his quick wit and his trading talents. His credo is, “Anyone can be bought provided the price is right”.Cat starts from scratch, using every opportunity to advance his plans. This book is the story of a common trader’s rise to greatness until he becomes the world’s new legend, the most famous merchant in the entire Sphere of the Worlds.The series focuses on the economics of a game world, including various trade methods such as regular and auction trading, as well as social and political interactions between clans and players. Plenty of intrigue and espionage, betrayal, trade wars, besieged castles and epic air battles of flying ships - all this has already made the fantastical universe of Rogue Merchant popular with thousands of Russian readers.Now it’s your turn to enjoy it.

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Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones

Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones
HIATUS
22 pages

Rostislav Grokhotov, an ordinary clerk working for a privately-owned company, just wanted to earn some extra money in the game. He had no specific plans for his new character. Little did he know that his new nickname Rosgard would become the game's next greatest legend.Even the game's Crèche zone may contain items of interest if you're observant enough. Rosgard's find didn't just change his own life drastically — it enveloped an entire game world in a turmoil to boot! The adventuring player becomes a valued prize for Waldyra's leading clans. Our hero has to conceal his real name, since he's in danger in real world as well, and that's no game anymore. There are millions at stake — and the currency in question isn't Monopoly money. Rosgard holds the key to wealth and power in both worlds.Should you play your own game or throw in your lot with the strongest? This is the question that needs to be answered by the protagonist, whose luck is incredible. Whose side does one take without becoming a pawn in anyone's game?Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones is a perfect example of a classical LitRPG novel. The events in the virtual world and the events in the real world mesh closely together as the plot thickens and becomes more and more dynamic from one book to another. The series has thousands of diehard fans in Russia! Now in English — for every true fan of the genre!

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Stellar Project: The Incarnator

Stellar Project: The Incarnator
HIATUS
16 pages

When the shattered fragments of the Black Moon collapsed onto planet Earth, splitting continents apart and flooding them with raging oceans, Darkness descended onto our world. The eruptions of hostile energy from behind the Edge distorted the laws of the physical world, creating new life forms which now threaten to take over the planet. The last remaining vestiges of humankind, too desperate for their own survival, have nothing to offer against their advance.So it’s time to activate Incarnation: the last instruction issued by Project Stellar. In a situation when there’re not enough living beings to protect planet Earth, the dead fighters will have to rejoin the defenders’ ranks.

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World of the Changed: No Mistakes by Vasily Mahanenko

World of the Changed: No Mistakes by Vasily Mahanenko
HIATUS
11 pages

Let’s go! A new, ultramodern mobile game, and the release is just two days away. Be the best, save the planet! Who’s going to fight back the monster invasion if you don’t? Prerelease already available, no text alerts or payment required.World of the Changed completely modified human consciousness. The incredible graphics that worked even on the simplest of phones. The intuitive interface that made the game accessible for absolutely anyone. The aggressive marketing campaign that put news about the game on every TV, every phone, every tablet. By the time the launch was a few days away, an entire army of fans was out there waiting for just one thing: Hour X. That was what the mysterious developers were calling the release time.But did anyone have a clue what Hour X would unleash on them? Were they ready to pay the price the game demanded? Mark Derwin, a student, was just one of many to have no idea what kind of fate awaited him in the game. All he cared about was jumping into the prerelease as soon as it came out.

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Underdog: Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains by A. Osadchuk

Underdog: Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains by A. Osadchuk
HIATUS
26 pages

Eric was born in a world governed by the Great System, in the family of Aren Bergman, a respected miner from Orchus. But the joy of gaining a son was overshadowed by the newborn’s terrible affliction. Eric was completely nulled – level zero and no characteristics points. The only things keeping him from dying were his tiny base supplies of “life” and “energy.”
The medicine woman who delivered Eric believes this to be the work of the evil spirit Bug. Due to the peculiar laws of the Great System, Eric cannot use experience essences or characteristics tablets, so he risks having to spend his whole life confined to a bed. But his father finds a solution. He takes out a large bank loan and goes to the capital where he buys a few artifacts of the Ancients on the black market, which have no level restriction.
Despite having the artifacts, Eric is still very feeble and everyone in town thinks him a freak. But at least he can move on his own and that gives the Bergmans hope. But alas, it isn’t for long. On Eric’s fourteenth birthday, his father and mother die in a mining accident. The bank takes their house, and Eric is left with no choice but to work off the remaining debt in the Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains.
And so begins the story of a nulled boy’s struggle to survive…

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World 99: Blood of Fate by Dan Sugralinov

World 99: Blood of Fate by Dan Sugralinov
HIATUS
8 pages

The body of young paralyzed Luca, a boy killed by cruel bullies, becomes home to an interdimensional traveler. This is the ninety ninth world for this traveler who has spent an entire life in each of his previous worlds. And now he is out of lives, his previous misdeeds leaving him with a negative balance of points and preventing him from reincarnating anew. Once he realizes that he must spend his final life in a poverty-stricken family in a backward world, he awakens the consciousness of the deceased Luca and ends his own physical existence, leaving all his abilities to his heir.

One such ability is the use of the Wheel. Every traveler can spend points to spin the Wheel and gain a special talent, a superpower, or... a deadly illness. Luca spins the Wheel and gains the superpower of metamorphosis. Now he can regenerate, recover from deadly wounds and even take on the shape of other beings. The young man takes on the form of the Emperor: to avoid death, help his family and, finally, to bring order to the Empire!

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Interworld Network: The Time Master by Dmitry Bilik

Interworld Network: The Time Master by Dmitry Bilik
HIATUS
43 pages

An ordinary Russian guy, Sergei picks a fight in his neighborhood, defending a little boy. Problem is, the guy he's just defeated vanishes into thin air, leaving Sergei to discover he now possesses the ability to turn time around.

On top of that, Sergei can now travel between worlds. He acquires even more mysterious new skills and abilities. And he discovers there're many others just like him in our world.

Sergei finds his own place in the secret community of the Seekers - creatures with superpowers. He even teams up with a few of his new buddies, planning to strike gold in one of the neighboring worlds.

Sergei has no idea that his every step is being watched. He's being shadowed by the Darkest One - one of the oldest Seekers around who'll know no peace until he gets hold of some of Sergei's unique abilities.

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Countdown (Unterwerfung der Wirklichkeit Buch 1)

Countdown (Unterwerfung der Wirklichkeit Buch 1)
HIATUS
2 pages

ENDLICH HATTE EINE außerirdische Zivilisation die Erde erreicht. Der erste Kontakt hatte tatsächlich stattgefunden. Auf der Erde allerdings hielt man das Ganze für nichts weiter als einen schlechten Scherz. Noch weniger Menschen hatten begriffen, für welch kurze Zeitspanne unsere neuen Oberherren die Sicherheit unseres Planeten garantiert hatten.

Am Ende ihrer Ansprache zeigten sie der Menschheit jedoch, wie man Zugriff auf ein mysteriöses Spiel erhielt. Der Zweck dieses Spiels ist unklar. Niemand kann sagen, wo sich dessen Server befinden, oder begreift, wie es funktioniert. Dennoch erweckte das Spiel allmählich das Interesse von immer mehr Spielern. Bald war es mehr als offensichtlich, dass die Ereignisse im Spiel einen direkten Einfluss auf unsere Wirklichkeit hatten. Und nicht nur auf unsere...

Doch während wir noch lernen, wie dieses mysteriöse Spiel funktioniert, läuft ein unaufhörlicher Countdown. Und niemand kann genau sagen, was passiert, wenn die Sicherheit der Erde nicht mehr gewährleistet ist.

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Class-A Threat (Disgardium, Book 1) by Dan Sugralinov

Class-A Threat (Disgardium, Book 1) by Dan Sugralinov
HIATUS
13 pages

Our future. Noncitizens and individuals of low social standing can only find work in one place – the virtual world of Disgardium. And that might mean mining ore; it could just as well mean cleaning pigsties or washing dishes in a tavern, but that’s about as glamorous as it gets.

Fifteen-year-old schoolboy Alex has dreams of working as a space guide. All he can think about is the stars, but life gets in the way and now his only path to achieving that goal is through the game.

(The novel has been voted the best Russian LitRPG release of 2018)

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Edge of the Abyss (Respawn Trials - 1) by A. Livadny

Edge of the Abyss (Respawn Trials - 1) by A. Livadny
HIATUS
23 pages

What does technological development have in store for us?

Our nature is grounded in the basest of human feelings. Still, until recently I had no idea just how big the problem actually was. I’d spent twenty years of my life writing books about war, space exploration and artificial intelligence, firmly believing that humanity kept progressing morally as well as technologically.
Still, my experience writing LitRPG has forced me to change my mind.

In order for my books to be believable, I spent a lot of time playing online – and the truth lurking behind some of the players’ avatars horrified me. The anonymity of the Internet tends to reveal what’s usually concealed by the veneer of civilization.

As I worked on the Phantom Server and Neuro trilogies, I still harbored some faith in humanity. But as I approached the task of writing Edge of Abyss, I did so in the firm belief that each human heart conceals a slew of vices which can break loose the moment a person tries on a virtual mask and acquires a taste for anonymity and impunity within game worlds.

We might actually invent full-immersion virtual pods quite soon, allowing us to experience whole new worlds first hand. The sheer thought makes my blood run cold. There’s a high danger of us losing what’s human about us, ultimately degenerating and eventually becoming extinct. And when we do realize the danger, it might be too late to do anything about it.

This is basically what my Respawn Trials series is about.


Andrei Livadny

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Nächstes Level: Neustart von Dan Sugralinov

Nächstes Level: Neustart von Dan Sugralinov
HIATUS
11 pages

"Ein sehr gutes Buch. In den fünf Stunden, in denen iches gelesen habe, existierte in meinem Leben nichts anderes mehr!" - Vasily Mahanenko

"Enorm motivierend! Temporeich und leicht zu lesen. Daswar die schlaflose Nacht wert. Und jetzt geht es weiter mit Buch 2!" - Alexey Osadchuk

"Ein Autor im Genre der Rollenspiel-Literatur sieht sichder herausfordernden Aufgabe eines Drahtseilakts zwischen der tristenNormalität der Alltagsroutine und den fantastischen Abenteuern des Heldengegenübergestellt. Und letztere könnten sich als zu unrealistischherausstellen, um einen skeptischen Leser zu überzeugen. In diesem Buch jedochhat Sugralinov diesen Drahtseilakt erfolgreich gemeistert!" - Michael Atamanov

Phil ist dreißig Jahre alt, arbeitslos und leidenschaftlicher Gamer. Seine einzige Einnahmequelle ist das Schreiben von Artikeln – wenn er genügend Inspiration spürt, um seinen alles andere als beliebten Blog zu bereichern. Kein Wunder also, dass er Probleme hat, über die Runden zu kommen. Sogar seine Frau hat inzwischen sowohl ihren Glauben an ihn als auch ihre Geduld mit ihm verloren.

Eines Tages wird Phils Gehirn auf rätselhafte Weise durch eine mysteriöse „Wetware“ bereichert. In seinen Kopf scheint eine Spieloberfläche implantiert worden zu sein, die dafür sorgt, dass er die gesamte Welt durch die Augen eines RPG-Spielers betrachten kann. Jetzt entdeckt Phil die Statistiken seines wirklichen Lebens. Dabei stellt er fest, dass diese verdammt unterdurchschnittlich sind. Seine Beweglichkeit liegt bei 4 Punkten, seine Stärke bei 6 Punkten und sein Durchhaltevermögen bei 3 Punkten. Die Fertigkeit, in der er am weitesten fortgeschritten ist - und das kommt wenig überraschend - ist das Spielen von Computerspielen.

Dank der Statistiken und Meldungen des Systems erkennt Phil, wie viele Fehler er bisher im Leben gemacht hat. Doch das allein reicht nicht aus, und es kommt ohnehin zu spät: Seine Frau hat endgültig genug und lässt ihn ohne Geld und sinnvolle Aufgabe allein zurück.

Zum Glück können die Statistiken im wirklichen Leben ebenso gesteigert werden wie die virtuellen. Aber kann das Phil dabei helfen, seine Frau zurückzugewinnen? Seinen Arsch vom Sofa zu schwingen? Macht es ihn durchtrainierter? Oder erfolgreicher? Kann er seine in Computerspielen erworbenen Fähigkeiten endlich einmal im wirklichen Leben einsetzen?

Und schließlich: Kann er herausfinden, wer dieses geheimnisvolle Spiel in sein Gehirn hochgeladen hat? Und wie bitte soll er mit dieser unbekannten, aber augenscheinlich allmächtigen Macht umgehen?

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